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Get the nutritional information for this recipe by clicking the magic button   This is one of the first recipes that I figured out on my own without following a recipe. Andre asked me one time to make potato soup, so I cut up some potatoes, put them in water and chicken broth, and added some spices. It was delicious. And at the time, we didn’t have much money, so it became one of my go-to meals at the end of the month. It can be dressed up quite a bit, as the recipe I am going to share with you is. One of my favorite things...

This is something I have fond memories of making with my dad. It is an easy breakfast-for-dinner meal, or I suppose you could have it for breakfast, too. All you need is: eggs bread  butter salt & pepper I cook these on a griddle turned to about 350 F, but I’m sure a frying pan would be just fine.  First, butter your toast. When your toast is sufficiently buttered, use some kind of a circle shape to cut out a circle. The mouth of a small mouthed mason jar works well.  Place your buttered toast on your heated griddle.  Crack...

For Christmas, my husband bought me a juicer. I had been dropping serious hints that I wanted one. I had been losing weight slowly and I wanted to amp it up. I also wanted to eat healthier. I really don’t like raw veggies that much, and I can only drink so many green smoothies, so I figured a juicer would be a good direction to go in. I have used my juicer every day except one since I got it. I love it. I really think that pretty much anyone can benefit from juicing. Here are some things I learned: You don’t have to have the...

Carrot and Apples – This is really good. It is sweet and super easy to make.        8 carrots (give or take)        2 red apples        Juice in the order listed. Enjoy! Green Juice – This is yummy, but the cucumber is strong (in my opinion)        2 handfuls of spinach        1 cucumber        8 stalks of celery        Use the cucumber to push the spinach through. If you don’t like the taste of this one, add an apple. It makes a big difference. Tomato Veggie Juice       3 handfuls of...

This recipe is kind of my own invention. It started out as one thing and ended up as something completely different. I love it because it a whole meal in one dish (thus the word casserole, right?) I also really like that I can do most of the prep before dinner time (nap time cooking anyone?) and just stick it in the oven 30 minutes before we want to eat. The other thing I like about this (and any kind of enchilada type recipe) is that it is super easy to customize to your liking. I usually make it with chicken, but we had chicken yesterday...

So I was going to post up another recipe tonight (Enchilada Casserole), but I think I’m going to wait for Monday to post that one. While I was cooking it, I got to thinking. How am I supposed to know what spices go good with what meats? My mother did teach me some cooking basics, but she isn’t a big spice user, and my husband cannot live without tons of spices. My grandmother-in-law told me that the spice bottles used to say on them what they are good with, but they don’t anymore, at least mine don’t. I really don’t...

These energy bites are delicious. I got the original idea from Give Me Some Oven, who got her recipe from Smashed Peas and Carrots, so these have gone around the web a bit, but I made my own modifications, as can you. They look way better on her site, but I love these so much that I had to post the recipe. They are my go-to preworkout snack. They are...

So I got the idea for this recipe from Our Best Bites. I really love their cook book. A lot of the recipes seem like they are going to be hard, but end up being super easy. Anyway, in their cookbook, there is a recipe called Coconut Chicken Fingers. I modified that a little to make these. These were easy and quick and they taste awesome. They took less than 30 minutes to make and then they cooked for 20. My husband is always trying to get me to deep fry breaded chicken, something I am not a huge fan of (mostly because I ALWAYS get burned)....

Once a month our church does a potluck dinner. I love it because I usually get a chance to make something that I haven’t made before or that I haven’t made in awhile. Today though, I decided to do something that I have made many, many times. And I have to say (not to brag or anything) but it was a HUGE hit. I love making bread. There isn’t really anything that compares to the smell and taste of home made bread. My husband loves it, I love, my kids love it. I used to just follow the recipe in Better Homes and Gardens New...

So this is just a little side dish that I wanted to post up here because it is a special recipe in my house. For one, its one of the only ways I can get my 20 month old to eat carrots. The second reason is that the recipe is one that my husband’s grandmother makes and is a childhood favorite of his. It is really easy and super good. Before I get started, I just thought you guys might like to know that the mouse is still running rampant in my kitchen. He (or she) took the peanut butter off the trap and survived. So, he (or she) lives...

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