• Cooking,  Meat,  Quick Fixes,  Recipes,  Uncategorized

    Mini Taco Bowls

    Ingredients: 8 flour tortillas (6 inch) 1 lb. extra-lean ground beef 1 cup chunky salsa ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 cups chopped lettuce 1 tomato, chopped ¼ cup Ranch dressing Directions: Heat oven to 350°F. Warm tortilla in microwave Line each of 8 muffin cups with 1 tortilla. Carefully fold back edges of tortillas, leaving opening in centers for filling. Bake 10 min. Meanwhile, brown the meat in large skillet; drain. mix in salsa; bring to boil. Simmer on medium-low heat 10 min. Spoon meat mixture into tortilla bowls; top with remaining ingredients. ]]>

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    Easy Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe

    Easy Homemade Chicken Stock Recipe I’ve planned for quite some time to share my homemade chicken stock recipe (I even took the photo shown here a very long while back). Anyway, after my 12-year-old son saying how much he loved my broth at least four times tonight during supper, I felt inspired to share it with you all because I believe good chicken broth is the key to making delicious soups….and it’s so easy to do.   It literally only takes a couple of minutes to toss everything together; after that there isn’t much maintenance at all to do. Tips: *I use celery to munch on during the week for snacks…so…

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    Simple Recipes to Plan a Romantic Dinner for Two

    Romantic Dinner for Two You don’t have to wait until Feb. 14th to enjoy a simple romantic dinner with your hubby.  If you need some one-on-one time with your hubby,  you can plan a special dinner date night at home. Set up a separate table somewhere for your kids…with pizza or their favorite fingerfoods…or double the recipes below (or plan to take them to a babysitter).  Next, whisper sweet nothings (and place a secret love note or coupon underneath his plate in advance).  Okay, so you probably have better plans for the romantic part…but here’s a few simple recipes that you might be able to use: Simple Pasta for Two…

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    Homemade Pizza in a Snap!

    Homemade Pizza in a Snap! We usually have pizza on Fridays, but pizza can actually be enjoyed just about any night of the week. To make it healthier you can use less cheese, use extra tomato sauce and add your favorite veggies, etc. Pizza Dough Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups of flour —— For Yeast Liquid mixture: 1 cup very warm water 1 pk. of yeast (or 2 1/4 tsp. of jarred yeast) 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp sugar —– 2 tsp. olive oil (optional) Instructions: To make your yeast liquid mixture, use a measuring cup.   Measure 1 cup of very warm water.  Add your yeast, salt, and sugar and…

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    Easy Salmon Patties Recipe

    Easy Salmon Patties Recipe We try to have fish at least once weekly.  This recipe is quick to make and I usually serve them on buns.  (I use Nature’s Own Wheat Sandwich Rolls ~ 100% Whole Grain, sugar free, no artificial preservatives, colors or flavors, no high fructose corn syrup) *Update: For  I eat these on top of a salad.  You could also use a low-carb wrap or bread recipe. Family Size Preparation: 2 Cans of Alaskan Pink Salmon 14 oz. Whole Wheat Saltine Crackers  (around 15) *Update: I now sprinkle just a tiny bit of quinoa flour into my mix instead of crackers. This helps me avoid gluten and…