RECIPES

Mexican Lasagna

Mexican Lasagna

Ingredients 1 1/2  pounds lean ground beef 1 Tbsp. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 cups chunky salsa 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce 1 can (4 ounces) chopped mild green chilies 1 package...

Mixed Berry Muffins

Mixed Berry Muffins

In my latest blog post I talk about sharing your story. This recipe was given to me by a neighbor when I lived in Indiana. She brought them to my house as a " welcome to the neighborhood " gift. They were delicious and just what I needed to feel like I could begin a...

Easy Holiday Punch

Easy Holiday Punch

2 Qt Cranberry/Mango Juice 2 Qt. Pulp Free Orange Juice 2 Liter 7 Up For Garnish 2 Mandarin Oranges 2 Limes 1/2 c. Pomegranate seeds 1/2 c. Fresh Cranberries Fresh Rosemary Sprigs In large punch bowl combine juices and 7 Up.  Add ice Then slice oranges and...

Cranberry Salad

Cranberry Salad

Cranberry Salad Dissolve :  1 Large box of orange jello in 1/2 c. boiling water Add:  1/2 c. orange juice - pulp free Let cool Then add: 1 lb. of cranberries, finely chopped ( use a blender or food processor) 1 1/2 c. pineapple tidbits , drained 1c. chopped...

Cheesy Brussel Sprouts

Cheesy Brussel Sprouts

Cheesy Brussels Sprouts Ingredients: 4 slices of Bacon 1 Large Yellow Onion, chopped  1 clove Garlic, minced 2 lbs. Fresh Brussel Sprouts, cut in half 1 1/2 c. Whole Milk 1 c. Chicken Broth 4 Tablespoons of Unsalted Butter 5 Tablespoons All Purpose Flour 3/4 c....

Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken Stir Fry

Chicken Stir Fry 4 boneless chicken breasts cut into strips 2 c. chopped broccoli 2 c. sliced mushrooms 2 c. yellow squash 2 c. chopped carrots 1 red pepper, cut into small pieces 1 small red onion sliced Cook chicken in one tablespoon of oil until cooked.  Add...

Summer Salad

Summer Salad

8 oz. of baby spinach 8 oz of red leaf lettuce 1 c. sliced strawberries 1/2 c. blueberries 1/2 c. mandarin oranges 1/2 c. pecans or 1/2 c. almonds 3 oz. goat cheese crumbled 1 bunch green onions 1 avocado, peeled and diced Dressing 1 c. vegetable oil 3/4 c. sugar 1/2...

Summertime Lemonade

Summertime Lemonade

This easy old fashioned recipe is my favorite. 1 3/4 c. white sugar 8 c. water 1 1/2 c. freshly squeezed lemon juice In a small saucepan, combine sugar and 1 cup water. Bring to boil and stir to dissolve sugar. Allow to cool to room temperature, then cover and...

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble

Blueberry Crumble For the Crust 2 Sticks of unsalted butter 1/2 c. sugar 2 1/2 c. flour 1/2 tsp. salt For the Filling 2 blocks of cream cheese ( room temperature ) 1/2 c. sugar 1 large egg ( room temperature) 1/ 2 c. sour cream 1 tsp. vanilla 1 Tbsp. lemon zest juice...

Our Favorite Christmas Cookies

Our Favorite Christmas Cookies

I have tried to make other cookies at Christmas time, but my family won't cooperate.  🙂   This is our recipe given to me over 20 years ago by my friend Angela.  Have fun making them with your family. Obviously, this recipe is not low calorie but it does make...

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