Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe

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Beans, Greens & Pasta Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Dry beans are a money saver.  Aside from having a large yield when cooked, they have a long shelf life and are nutrient-rich.  Beans are also a wonderful source of protein, fiber, and iron and they are naturally low in sodium and calories, unlike their canned counterparts which sometimes have up to 15% of the daily value of sodium. The only challenge with dry beans is the fact that you do have to plan ahead when preparing ...

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Chicken & Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

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Chicken & Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Dry pasta is on sale every week somewhere.  It is a staple that is easy to stock up on, as well as quick and easy to prepare.  There are many varieties now, including whole wheat, multi grain, low-carb, semolina, gluten-free, just to name a few.  Most families love spaghetti and pasta sauce, and it’s a go-to meal at least twice a month.  ...

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Smokey Joes – A Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe In my opinion, anything that’s served on a bun or eaten with your hands is the perfect family-friendly meal. I grew up eating Manwich sloppy joes.  Rather than use the canned sloppy joe sauce that is full of sodium, I gave home-made sloppy joes a try.  I used a coupon and got a can of fire-roasted tomatoes for next to nothing, so I built my sloppy joe recipe around those smoky tomatoes.  To make the recipe as healthy as possible, use a ground meat that is ...

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Cranberry Orange Juice Chicken Recipe

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Cranberry Orange Juice Chicken Recipe My dear friend, Laura, shared a recipe with me years ago called " Sweet and sour Chicken". It calls for 1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, 1 small bottle of Catalina dressing, 1 jar of peach preserves, and 1 envelope of onion soup mix. Simply mix together, pour over chicken breasts and bake. I have experimented with this basic recipe many different ways. Using pineapple preserves and the juice and zest of 1 lime creates the refreshing flavors of ...

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Sausage & Potato Slow Cooker Supper Recipe

Sausage & Potato Slow Cooker Supper

   Sausage & Potato Slow Cooker Supper Recipe The busier life gets, the more I use my slow cooker.  I like meals that taste baked, but are actually made in the slow cooker which is a very easy method of cooking.  This casserole bakes slowly with very little moisture.  I was skeptical, at first, because this recipe didn’t call for any liquid in the slow cooker.  But, I gave it a try, and I’m so glad I did.  The edges browned beautifully giving the dish a crispy texture.  This ...

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Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

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Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe  Fall is such a busy time for our family. With horseback riding, flag football, and homework, every afternoon and evening is filled with somewhere to be or something to do. For a hectic fall schedule, leftover makeovers are a must. With a little planning, I am able to feed my family healthy, home-cooked meals every night. First, I noted the nights we would be eating early in order to get to practice on time. On those nights (Wednesday & Thursday), I needed ...

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Baked Chicken Fingers Recipe

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Baked Chicken Fingers Recipe Boneless chicken has been on sale for the last couple of weeks. This is a great recipe to use and make ahead a time and freeze. ! Kids love chicken fingers.  What’s not to love?  Moist white-meat chicken encased in a crunchy, crispy crust and dipped in your favorite sauce.  But, honestly, I can’t afford the fat and calories that go along with these little strips from heaven.  So, oven-frying the chicken is the way to go. I have been using the same chicken ...

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Cream of Zucchini Soup Recipe

Cream of Zucchini Soup Recipe

Cream of Zucchini Soup Recipe If you have a garden or belong to a CSA, I am sure you have an over abundance of squash at this point! You can prepare squash for the freezer. I wrote a guest post on Mama Bzz  this week about freezing vegetables. My favorite way to freeze zucchini is shredded for future zucchini bread. Cream of Zucchini is new recipe to me and I will give it a try! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! ...

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe 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 sauce since canned enchilada sauce has lots of sodium. This sauce turned out great and it freezes well, too. So, double the sauce and freeze some for next time. Be sure to use the fire-roasted tomatoes and fresh cilantro (as much as you want), as ...

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Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe With Bertolli Sauce

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Slow Cooker Lasagna Recipe With Bertolli Sauce Growing up, my mother would strive to make each and every birthday special for my sister and myself. On your birthday, you could pick any dinner you want, and Mama would prepare it for the Birthday Girl. My birthday dinner was always lasagna. This was probably because the classic dish was not something Mama prepared very often. And, it can be a pricey dish. However, it feeds a lot of hungry folks, so it is a favorite in many families. I decided ...

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