The Ultimate Leftover Makeover: Lo Mein Recipe

Lo Mein Recipe I love Chinese food! I often make Lo Mein with leftover tidbits of meat. It is a great way to stretch a small amount of meat! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Lo mein is the ultimate leftover makeover. You can use your family’s favorite meat and veggies to make this quick, one skillet meal. I typically use pork or chicken and the combination of vegetables varies throughout the year. In the spring and summer, use fresh ...

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Canning Peaches

Last week I canned peaches as I do every summer. If you have ever wanted to try canning, I wrote a guest post over at A Few Shortcuts on the process. Sliced peaches freeze well too! This is the perfect time of year to preserve fresh peaches for the winter months. Here are the Steps for Canning Peaches: 1. Firm but ripe peaches are perfect for canning. Here's a tip, Cling Free peaches are easier to can because the pit is easy to remove. 2. Wash the peaches properly and place them in ...

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Easy Baked Chicken Recipe

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I try every week to add a new meal to our menu.  The best part of my quest is I use items that I bought on sale so these meals are yummy and affordable... and oh, yes they can be completed in 30 minutes or less. I am still working and I know I have meeting until 5:30 tonight so I am putting together the easiest meal available. I take a whole chicken and wash it. Dry it with paper towel Place olive oil on the skin Literally throw in 1 cup of chicken broth, some carrots, celery, ...

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe So I am really impressed! I am from California and eat and cook a lot of Mexican food. I have never attempted to make homemade enchilada sauce though! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! As I’ve mentioned before, I looooove Mexican food. I try to experiment with my favorite dishes making them leaner and healthier. I’ve been on an enchilada kick lately and decided to take a stab at making my own enchilada ...

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Slow Cooked Pork Loin With Orange Sauce Recipe

I am always looking for an easy but delicious meal. These pork loin chops look so good! I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! It’s back -to-school time, so I’ve pulled out my trusty slow cooker to make mealtime easy.  Suppers prepared in a slow cooker are the way to go when you are pressed for time or when you are just simply too tired to make a meal beginning-to-end.  As you get busier heading into your school ...

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Lemon Chicken Recipe

This week Mat is out with customers so I am preparing dinner for the kids and dinner for later. One of the recipes that I am using came from Once-A-Month Cooking. I love this book because I know the recipes freeze well. I plan on doing the big cook since we will not have company this weekend. The recipe I have chosen this week is Lemon Chicken. 4 boneless skinless breast 1/3 lemon juice 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoon chopped red bell peper 1 1/2 teaspoon chopped garlic 1/2 ...

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Zucchini Meatloaf Recipe

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! I recently read an article in Cooking Light magazine suggesting a number of tips for using those plentiful zucchini from your summer garden. Zucchini is one of those vegetables that produces more than any family can eat, so we must get creative with how to prepare and store it. The article suggests to add shredded zucchini to a meatloaf. I was skeptical at first, but then I realized that we use zucchini ...

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What’s for Dinner Wednesday: Once-A-Month cooking saves my sanity

Once –A- Month cooking saves the day! Well in fact it saved the day  twice this week once with Mexican Chili and the other night with Mexican Spicy Salads. They were both hits. I am a crazy person lately and at 4:00 PM I realize soon it will be 5:00 and my nice children will turn into complaining and shrieking messes because they are hungry. It is my job to feed them and save myself from the 5:00 PM freak out. I walked over to the freezer and pulled out 3 bean Mexican Chili. I threw it in a pan ...

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Crockpot Crab and Corn Chowder

Crockpot Crab and Corn Chowder

Crockpot Crab and Corn Chowder I get a lot of magazines. The one magazine that I love is Family Circle. I got this super recipe that I wanted to share with you. Here is what I would change. I would use frozen corn. It was difficult to get the corn off the cob when the kids were starving. Our son can't eat seafood so I took some out of the crockpot for him and his sister before I added the crab. The other thing I would change is I would hide the leftovers from my husband. This soup was ...

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Homemade Marinara Sauce With Garden Tomatoes Recipe

I ventured into canning my own spaghetti sauce this summer. My recipe is similar to Connie's- although I cook mine in the crock-pot all day. My crock-pot yields 6 pints for canning. It is very easy to let it cook all day and then process in a water bath! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Each summer when gardens yield an abundance of tomatoes, I make marinara. Last year, my friend, Sarah, encouraged me to enter my marinara in the county ...

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