Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

vegetable soup recipe

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

baked chicken fingers recipe

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

homemade enchilada sauce

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

slow cooker lasagna recipe

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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Taco Soup Recipe

Taco Soup Recipe

Taco Soup Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! There are so many variations for Taco Soup.  My dear friend, Laura, introduced this Taco Soup Recipe to me years ago as a quick convenience meal, made by opening seven cans, one envelope and combining the ingredients with browned ground beef.  Very, very easy……but full of sodium and MSG.  So, I tinkered with the recipe until I made it as cost-effective and healthy as possible.  One ...

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Spring Spinach Salad Recipe

How to Make A Spinach Salad

How to Make A Spinach Salad I love a big, green salad, especially in the spring. Romaine, arugula, mixed baby greens, spinach, escarole, even cabbages, and good ole iceberg make crisp and healthy salads with limitless possibilities. I decided to tell you how to make A spinach salad. Some of my favorite salad ingredients include something salty, something crunchy, something sweet, and something cheesy. Springtime calls for salad as an accompaniment or a main dish. You can top almost any ...

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Hard Boiled Egg Salad Recipe

Egg salad is great for sandwiches on crackers or on a bed of lettuce

Hard Boiled Egg Salad Recipe Eggs are an inexpensive staple. In many grocery stores, you can get a dozen for less than $2. Fresh eggs usually sell for between $2 and $3 per dozen depending on the size and breed of the laying hen. If you are lucky enough to know a farmer with chickens, you can enjoy flavorful and healthy eggs gathered at the peak of freshness. These farm fresh eggs are usually light to medium brown in color and have larger egg whites and yolks than white, grocery store eggs. ...

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Roasted Eggplant Pasta Salad Recipe

pasta with eggplant

Roasted Eggplant Pasta Salad Recipe   Picnics and covered dish suppers are a fun part of early fall. When families and friends gather and share foods they’ve brought, I almost always enjoy one extra-special something. Maybe it’s a creamy, cheesy mac ‘n’ cheese or a perfectly seasoned vegetable or even an exotic fruit salad. You almost never attend a cookout without a pasta salad. This simple side dish has become very much a staple at such gatherings. There are many different kinds ...

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