Organic Sundried Tomato Pesto with basil

Tina

Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace

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I just noticed this new item and had to try it. It is very good, my family loved it. The best thing about it is that it isn’t salty. Lower in sodium and it uses almonds instead of pine nuts “if you have an allergy”. I was able to add, Costco’s signature manchego cheese to it and it still was not salty.

Marinaded sundried tomato pesto with roasted garden tomato’s and beans.
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Copper River Sockeye

Tina

Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace

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Beef Short Ribs

It came in and is still going. I decided to smoke some for the freezer and I found another new item at Costco. Beef short ribs. Bourbon crown maple syrup I used for the flavoring.

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Happy Be-lated Fathers Day

Tina

Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace

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Per husbands Fathers Day dinner request: Spinach ravioli’s. We cooked down Costco spinach first. Then I used my new red kitchen-aid stand up mixer I got on coupon sale from Costco to make homemade pasta.

Love Costco’s Organic Zucchini when I am Not Growing It.
Spinach Ravioli Over Pan Seared Squash.
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Balm Of Gilead Salve

Tina

Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace

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Give a Gift to a Friend

We all need a little help. Homemade with oils from Costco. We love the outdoors, love to hike and forage. I make other salves and upon reading about ingredients I ran across this Balm Of Gilead I had never heard of, it derives from biblical times. The buds of cottonwood tree’s here in Washington state were ready in February. I picked twice. Once with my Mother and Father in Law (retired) on their property in Woodinville while visiting them. My father in law was very happy to get his tractor available to pick high branches if needed and get the bonfire ready to burn the unwanted branches. They have an 11 acre ranch that they have horses on and board with a really cool creek that runs the entire length of it. They helped us pick the buds for about an hour. I set that batch in a jar and stored in the cupboard. A week later I went out hiking with my girlfriend in Duvall to pick another batch, to have sit in another jar and let them extract the richness of the sap. It’s impressive, it bleeds red pitch. After a few months I made the salve. I used a new dish soap and got allergic to it and got a itchy rash. I started using this and it relieved it and took the rash away, so why not, right?

  • It is analgesic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory.
  • The scent of this oil is sweet and clean, like the freshest spring day.
  • The young buds of cotton wood/balsam poplar trees secrete a powerfully aromatic and healing resin high in salicylic acid, the active ingredient in aspirin
  • Suggested use for sore muscles or Skincare for eczema, rashes and burns

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What Was For Dinner:

Tina

Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace

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Costco Ahi Tuna w/organic coco aminos seasoning sauce.

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Happy Cinco De Mayo!

Tina

Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace

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My homemade canned bases: Red salsa and Verde. Then I build it up with fresh.
Some fixings: For tamales and enchiladas
Tamales in pan and rice mix sauté to brown before simmering with Costco chicken stock. Tip, spray all casserole pans for easy clean up after.
This is awesome goodness. When making homemade food, nothing has salt so I use this base and other flavors to add salt to my dishes. Ad’s another depth.
Simmer any type of dehydrated peppers in Costco stock to reconstitute them and then blend them in your vitamix from Costco! Deseed them first.
Previously smoked pork in a corn tortilla “enchilada”, Costco premade tamale all topped with the enchilada sauce. Homemade black beans and Costco blended rice mix made with Costco chicken stock and secret seasoning.
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What’s For Dinner:

Tina

Another Greeting, About Me

I'am here because I love Costco and use and make a lot of things with their products I purchase and I get asked about what I am doing with it from friends and family.
Sharing is caring :)

Born and raised in Washington State.
I graduated at 17 from HS and Cosmetology College.
Married, mother of three adult children.
I have an executive membership also at Costco 25 years ago.
I am self employed.
Co owner with my husband of our company for 28 years as a sub contractor for residential homes.
We are neither rich or poor, but I grew up poor.
Hobbies: Cooking, organic gardening, foraging, hiking, 4 wheeling with friends, rock painting, puzzling and dancing...
I am not a professional at anything, just a reg down to earth Jane of all trades ;) That sounds to good. I try.

I hope that my sharing will help someone,

Peace

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I pulled this at a 155 degrees, but actually wanted to pull it at 135. It rose to 161, to high for our liking but it still was moist. This was to eat fresh for tonight and the rest for lunch meat.
Costco Brawts left over from last weekend to go in the smoker for snacks
Costco organic salad mix and romaine along with parmesan to make a Caesar salad
Lets begin. I bought several bags while on sale along with the lighters.
Side Tip: Leftover: use for this is going for sandwiches/lunch meat. Stay tuned for what I use my leftovers/repurpose into other meals and ideas for freezer meals. It’s bulk, lets use it up and save.
Done, was good.

The Cheddar Cheese used in this from Costco, holds up well, lasts long too. The bread is the new one out “white” from Dave’s killer bread also at Costco.

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