Meal Plans, Uncategorized

Sept. 9, 2016 Menu Plan

  To keep things simple around my house, I typically loosely follow these guidelines for meal planning: 1 Tex/Mex dish 1 pasta dish 1 meatless dish 1 night for leftovers Sometimes these guidelines overlap.  Like this week the Tex/Mex dish is also the meatless dish. I also try to use my slow cooker at least one meal per week and…

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Meatless, Tex/Mex, Uncategorized

Touchdown Taco Dip

This recipe is one of our favorite meals.  It makes a great meatless meal addition to any menu plan.  I serve it as a main dish and serve prepackaged yellow rice and frozen corn as sides. It is from my time years ago as a Pampered Chef Consultant.  Whenever I take this dip to small groups, folks go crazy.  It…

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Sides, Snacks, Uncategorized

Pita Chips

I hope you have a good hummus recipe you enjoy.   I have tried several, but still go back to my old store bought favorite…Sabra plain/original hummus.  Anyway, you are going to want some hummus to go with these, though they taste great without it, too. PITA CHIPS –Take a package of pita bread.  I buy Tofuyan Whole Wheat Pita…

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August 26, 2016 Menu Plan

I’m so excited to post what I hope will be the first of many weekly dinner menu plans!  This is something my Facebook followers requested and I so appreciate their input! I made this a week’s worth of meals.  To keep things simple around my house, I typically loosely follow these guidelines: 1 Tex/Mex dish 1 pasta dish 1 meatless…

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Beef, Main Dishes, Summer Recipes, Uncategorized

Chad’s Hamburgers

My husband has somehow become the hamburger person in our family.  Even my grandparents prefer him to make the burgers when we are there.  His burgers always end up delicious!  I asked him for a recipe, but there are no exact measurements.  🙂  However, here are the ingredients Chad uses. Hamburgers ground beef canola oil (if the meat is lean…like…

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"Dump" Recipes, Chicken, Main Dishes, No Thawing Required, slow cooker, Uncategorized

Honey Garlic Chicken

We’ve been enjoying this new recipe recently.   Usually, I am the only person in my family who eats carrots.  With this recipe, the carrots soak in the marinade and it makes them so flavorful!  My husband and oldest son ENJOY carrots in this recipe!  🙂  And really, what could be easier….freezer to crockpot.  <3

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Beef, Main Dishes, Uncategorized

Marianne’s Taco Pie

My friend Marianne introduced me to this simple recipe a few years ago.  I love the flavors, simplicity, and the fact that it makes extra!  🙂  It uses refrigerated crescent roll dough, but if you’ve sworn it off any homemade pizza dough would work. Hope you enjoy!   Taco Pie (from Marianne) Ingredients: 1 lb. browned, drained ground beef 1…

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Dessert, Kid Friendly, No Thawing Required

Mom’s PB Squares

Where my mother found this recipe, I don’t know.  I just know she has been making it as long as I can remember and I never get tired of these.  I feel the need to make them every Christmas.  🙂  They make great gifts, they freeze well, the kids can help make them….there is NOTHING bad to say about them…

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Beef, Main Dishes, Pasta, slow cooker, Soups

Pasta Fagioli Soup

So, I tried two different knock offs of Olive Garden soups this week….Chicken Gnocchi and Pasta Fagioli.  I was so disappointed when the Chicken Gnocchi did NOT taste like Olive Garden’s and it really didn’t taste good at all.  So bummed.   BUT, the Pasta Fagioli turned out delicious and made an enormous amount.  The recipe completely filled my  crock…

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