Archive for the 'Soups and Salads' Category

Instant Pot Chicken Chili Stew

on Feb 5th 2018

  2.5 pounds chicken thighs 1 can Rotel tomatoes 2 8 0z cans green chilies 1 sliced onion 1 32 oz box chicken broth 1 teaspoon cumin 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 cup uncooked rice (not instant) Place ingredients into Instant pot in order listed.  Seal lid and set […]

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Lasagna Soup

on Feb 28th 2015

Lasagna Soup This recipe is a keeper! It is a crowder pleaser and is so easy to make – just brown beef, open cans, add cooked noodles and enjoy. 1 pound browned ground beef 1 can 28 oz can diced tomatoes with basil and oregano 2 NO BEEF bullion cubes + 4 cups water (or […]

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on Oct 13th 2014

12oz package bacon – cooked and crumbled, save 2 T bacon drippings 2 medium sized sweet onions – diced 2 stalks celery – diced 2 32oz boxes vegetable or chicken broth 2 chicken bullion cubes (I use NOT CHICKEN brand – gluten free, MSG free) 6 medium potatoes – peeled and diced (about 2 pounds) […]

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Gluten Free Meatball Soup, or Just Make the Meatballs!

on Mar 20th 2014

I just love one pot dishes that serve as a complete meal.  Meatball soup fits the bill here at our house for a complete meal all in one pot.  Our family LOVES these meatballs not only because they are gluten free, but also because they ae super tasty.  Make this soup.  Or just make the […]

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Beef Stew

on Jan 6th 2014

With the single digit temps here in the south, there is no better time to whip up some home made beef stew and cornbread.  I put all the ingredients in my Dutch oven and cooked it a couple of hours at 350 in my oven while I was away one morning recently.  This could also […]

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Turkey (or Chicken) Harvest Soup

on Nov 30th 2013

Now that Thanksgiving is over many cooks will be eager to whip up an easy, healthy recipe using some of the leftover turkey or chicken. This recipe can also be made with a deli-cooked bird for a quick dinner at the close of a busy work day. This soup gets rave reviews from the kids, […]

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All Natural Holiday Cranberry Nut Salad (sugar-free)

on Nov 27th 2013

My favorite cranberry salad is one my Mother-In-Law has been making for years.  Since we are eliminating a lot of chemicals, dyes, and sugar from our diets, I am pleased to rework my favorite recipe and offer a clean, sugar free version that is as tasty and tangy as MIL’s original. 3 cups fresh cranberries […]

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Thai Salad

on Oct 14th 2013

Many times, less really is more, and that is the case with this Thai Salad.  When our family visits the local Thai restaurant I always order this favorite.  The ingredients are simple.  Iceburg lettuce, cucumber slices, fresh cilantro, green onions, and nuts.  The dressing is light and sweetly savory. 1 Head Iceburg Lettuce – chopped […]

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BLT Ranch Pasta Salad

on Jun 17th 2013

The 4th of July will be here before too long.  If you are looking for some cool salad or grilling recipes, stay tuned here to I’ve got quite a few new recipes to post. BLT Ranch Pasta Salad is a new summer time favorite at our house. It is the perfect salad to compliment […]

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Home Made Herbal Ranch Dressing

on Jun 3rd 2013

One of the best things about spring and summer is all the fresh herbs and vegetables to be harvested.  Our family is enjoying our CSA box of fresh locally grown lettuces and greens each week from Lester Farms.  I used to buy bottled dressings but once I made a couple of varieties of home made […]

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