Freezer Scalloped Potatoes and Sausage Dinner

This recipe is awesome because you get two meals from one recipe! Continue reading

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Sparkling Pineapple Lemonade

We used this delicious recipe for my son’s second birthday, which was Curious George themed. It turned out fantastic and it was so easy, I had to share! Continue reading

Crock Pot Chicken & Barley Soup

Have you ever had barley? Recently a friend gave me a bag of pearled barley. I had never tried it before and probably never would have, had it not been in my pantry. When we finally decided to try it, we fell in love. It has a rice consistency, but is slightly chewier. Delicious and healthy, barley is now a staple in my pantry!

It’s perfect soup weather here in Arkansas, so I decided to test my culinary ingenuity with Crock pot Chicken & Barley Soup!

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Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup & Apple Cheddar Bread

This was the PERFECT DAY! It was cold and misty out. The leaves were falling, the candles were glowing, and my family spent the day cuddling and cooking! It was by far the most relaxing and enjoyable day that we have had in a very long time. We took it slow and made dinner together. It was SO delicious! Continue reading

Pumpkin Pancakes & Apple Cider Syrup

Yep. You read that right! It is the ULTIMATE FALL BREAKFAST! Originally, I was just looking for a good Pumpkin Pancake recipe, but then I stumbled upon this jewel – Apple Cider Syrup! Continue reading

Cheap & Easy Vegetarian Tacos

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This recipe was given to me by one of my very best friends, Brittiny Morris. She’s a wizard at making the most delicious food on the cheap!

This taco filling is hyper versatile and one of the easiest things you can make.  As long as you have the rice, lentils, and water the flavors can be changed based on what is in your spice cabinet! For example, I did not have minced onion to put in it today, so I just added onion powder to taste. And usually this is made with powdered bouillon to taste, but I only had cubes, so I just dissolved one in the three cups of water.

 

3/4 Cup {raw} Lentils

1/2 Cup {raw} Rice

1/4 Cup Minced Onion

3 Cups Water

Bouillon added to water, to taste

1/2 tsp Basil

1/4 tsp Oregano

1/4 tsp Thyme

1/4 tsp Garlic Powder

Mix all ingredients together in a 9×13 pan. Cover with foil. Bake at 300 degrees for 2 to 2 1/2 hours, or until rice and lentils are cooked (in my oven it only took about 1 hour and 45 minutes!) Serve in tortillas, as taco filling.

Jalapeno Poppers!

Parties, football games, or just a fun “pick me up”, sometimes we need a snack! But who wants to drop a couple hundred calories on finger food? Here’s an idea for those times when snacking is inevitable. Jalapeno poppers! Who doesn’t love them right? Now you can make this low calorie version that is both filling and satisfying!

Ingredients

8 Jalapenos

8 slices of turkey bacon

8 wedges of laughing cow cheese (one box comes with 8 wedges)

16 toothpicks

Steps

1) Cut the top off the Jalapenos and slice into two pieces, long way. Scrap out ALL seeds! If you don’t get all the seeds, you will be in for a spicy shock. Rinse the Jalapenos with cold water.

2) Slice your 8 pieces of turkey bacon in half making 16 pieces. Do the same with the cheese wedges to make 16 chunks of cheese.

3) Working one at a time, pat a jalapeno slice dry, fill the inside with cheese spread, and wrap with bacon. Secure the bacon with a toothpick.

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4) Place on greased (nonstick spray) baking dish and bake on 400 for 45 min. or until bacon is crisp.

5) Allow to cool 5 mins and serve.

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This recipe makes 16 poppers. Are you ready for the total calorie count? 35 Calories a popper!! WOW! What a fun way to stay on a diet!

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