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Favorite Recipes: Chicken Pot Pie

By | September 22nd, 2015|Favorite Recipes, Time Efficiency|

Prep. & bake time:  about 50 minutes to done Serves 6   This recipe is *so delicious* and has been a family favorite for many years.  It’s easy, quick, and really tasty, with a nice texture in the crust (not pasty or bland).  I always use stoneware to bake this pie in as it bakes [...]

Favorite Recipies: Irish Brown Bread

By | September 22nd, 2015|Favorite Recipes, Time Efficiency|

Makes 4 medium loaves Prep. time – 30 min. Bake time – 35-40 min I had never baked home made bread the first 12 years of marriage – because I thought it was just too hard and time consuming... Then my mom, who is an excellent cook, introduced this bread recipe to us and it [...]

Favorite Recipe: Mexican Soup

By | April 18th, 2015|Favorite Recipes|

This is one of our family's favorite dinners!  It's incredibly flavorful, and really good for you. (If you are doing Trim Healthy Mama, this is a "Fuel Pull" meal! *cheer!*) It's also really great re-heated later! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. *smile*  Crock pot or soup pot:  This recipe can be made [...]

Favorite Recipes: White Chili

By | February 5th, 2014|Favorite Recipes, Time Efficiency|

 The first time we had this dinner a friend was delivering it to me after we had a baby.  We had to have the recipe right away - it is so delicious.  Extremely flavorful, very healthy, kid-friendly, inexpensive, and easy to make!  Perfect!  *smile*  I hope you enjoy it, too.  ** For vegetarian modifications, see end note at the [...]

Recipe: Banana Bread To Die For

By | February 5th, 2014|Favorite Recipes|

I have been making this same delicious banana bread recipe for the past 20 years or so.  I got it from a friend in college, and we think it's absolutely amazing.  *smile*  It is very moist and sweet, and yet there is only 3 tablespoons of oil in the entire recipe!  So it's also really [...]

Losing the “Baby Weight”, Part 1 – The Diet Plan That Helped Me Lose 64 Pounds Finally!

By | May 26th, 2013|Favorite Recipes, How Do We Do That, Surrender and Blessings|

The Lord has given my body a little break from pregnancy since the last babies (twins) of our 9 children are now 2 1/2-year-old, and during this time I've been able to lose 64 pounds and six clothing sizes.  *beam*    I've gone from a size 16 to a 4-6!  *smile*  I even went down [...]

Favorite Recipes: Black Bean & Quinoa Burgers

By | January 10th, 2013|Favorite Recipes|

These yummy, spicy burgers are a huge family favorite, and we always make extra to have later.  Hope it blesses you as well!  *smile* * Makes approximately 13 burgers Ingredients: 5 Tbl. Olive oil (for grilling burgers on griddle) 1 Onion, chopped 1 Red pepper, chopped 4 Garlic cloves, pressed or minced 1/2 tsp. Ground [...]

Favorite Recipes: Spinach Burgers

By | October 17th, 2012|Favorite Recipes|

Recipe and photo courtesy of TheVillageCook.com Well, I was really hesitant to try these vegetarian burgers that my sister highly recommended to me because I cannot handle cooked spinach as a general rule.  However, my sister can't stand spinach either and she and her family love these!  So I had to try them too, and [...]

Favorite Recipes: Zucchini Cakes

By | October 16th, 2012|Favorite Recipes|

(Recipe and photo courtesy of LifesAmbrosia.com, with a few of my own modifications) This is a delicious vegetarian dish that our whole family really enjoys, served with Quinoa (similar to brown rice but has tons of protein), and sometimes with a dollop of ranch dressing.  They also make an elegant appetizer.  Our family of 11 eats a [...]

Favorite Recipes: Greek Salad Pitas

By | July 11th, 2012|Favorite Recipes|

Serves 6 Prep. time 30 min. or less This has been a nice summer dish for our family!  And I simply chop up a pita pocket for the 1, 2, and 3-year-olds in the family, toss it with the salad mixture, and they eat it with a spoon.  I found the recipe through Vegetarian Times [...]

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