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Grandma’s Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Grandma’s Chocolate Caramel Brownies

Nothing bad ever came out of Grandma Timaeus’s kitchen!  She was the queen of desserts… and one of my favorites she always made were chocolate caramel brownies.  This is her top secret recipe.  Except I did remove the cup of pecans.  We have a nut allergy in our house.  Anyway, these are sooooo yummy.  Let’s […]

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How to Boil Eggs

How to Boil Eggs

Okay, I know this is pretty simple stuff… but I was over 30 before I learned how to correctly boil an egg and have it turn out right EVERY time.  So, I thought I’d share the foul-proof way I’ve come to know… First, put your layer of eggs in the bottom of the pan – […]

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Taco Soup

Tonight, we had Taco Soup, and it was GOOOOOOOOOD!  And easy. :) Taco Soup 1 lb ground beef 1/2 onion, chopped 1 package dry taco seasoning 1 package dry Ranch salad dressing mix 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp pepper 2 cups water 1 can Ranch Style Beans 1 can whole kernel corn 1 can […]

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Easy Oatmeal

Easy Oatmeal

As mentioned by Mama Train, I recently purchased 25 pounds of organic rolled oats.  Yes, that’s a LOT of oats!  This is my favorite way to make them for breakfast, and even a couple of my girls (not all) have admitted that it’s “not that bad.”  I, for one, love it this way! Easy Oatmeal […]

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Enchiladas

Enchiladas

Cheese Enchilada Recipe (makes 24) 24 Corn Tortillas Vegetable oil 1 can Enchilada Sauce @ 3 cups Grated Cheese Fresh Cilantro, if desired First, grate your cheese (or buy pre-grated).  It helps to have child labor. Heat oil in the bottom of a skillet on medium-high heat until oil is ready.  Don’t know when your […]

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Brown Rice ~ Tex Mex Style

Brown Rice ~ Tex Mex Style

One of the things I’ve been having the most trouble with in our quest for healthier meals is switching to brown rice.  9 times out of 10 (or more), I cook my rice “Mexican” style, but I have had a hard time adjusting to cooking Mexican rice with brown rice instead of white.  For one, […]

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Whole Wheat Bread (for KitchenAid Mixer)

Whole Wheat Bread (for KitchenAid Mixer)

I’ve been working on the “perfect” bread recipe for about a month now.  While I still would like to have some sort of mill to grind my own flour, this is what I’ve found works for us right now.  I also found that at our local HEB, they have a machine that grids wheat berries, […]

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April Meal Plan

April Meal Plan

For our meal plan this month, I decided to go with themes. Sunday = Pot Luck Monday = Mexican Tuesday = Pasta/Italian Wednesday = Crock Pot Thursday = Pot Luck Friday = No Meat Saturday = Soup/Salad/Sandwiches Here’s the Menu:

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Cupcakes!

Cupcakes!

Our neighbor is a serious baker, and invited the girls over today for some cupcake decorating fun!  She stated that the first rule of decorating was to taste the cupcakes to make sure they were good enough to eat before decorating the rest.  My kids were definitely in agreement. Next, the girls got to choose […]

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What's for Dinner?

Okay, so once upon a time, I was really into meal planning and making monthly menus……..blah, blah, blah.  But, now I’m in a meal-planning-funk.  I am so bored and tired of the things that I normally cook.  Okay, enough of me whining. :)  So, I am trying a few new things this week.  Here’s whats […]

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