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Grilled Okra

Grilled Okra

Okay, so I know what you’re thinking.  Grilled Okra?  Really? Yes, really.  It’s scrumptious.  And it’s one of my 10 year old daughter’s favorite foods.  I have to admit, I was skeptical at first too.  I mean, I’m a good southern girl, and I like my okra the way God intended it… FRIED.  Mmm… and […]

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Oatmeal Warm and Sweet

Oatmeal Warm and Sweet

This recipe comes from the Cloverdale Church of Christ Cookbook and was submitted by Tia Stone.  It is super yummy and will be eaten by people who claim to not like oatmeal. I am posting here because Mama Tutu bought 25 pounds of rolled oats, and her kids don’t eat oatmeal.  When I make this […]

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Strawberry Bread

Strawberry Bread

Another good recipe to use up some of those yummy freshly picked strawberries… Mom’s Strawberry Bread 3 cups flour 2 cups sugar 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking soda 2 tsp. cinnamon 4 eggs, beaten 20 oz. pureed strawberries 1.25 cups vegetable oil Mix ingredients as listed, thoroughly. Pour into two greased and floured loaf […]

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Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam

Disclaimer:  Remember that lovely post about eating natural foods and all that good stuff?  Well, aside from the lovely fresh-picked strawberries, the following is NOT a recipe that follows those guidelines. We went strawberry pickin’ earlier this week.  And yes, that’s a homemade sling on C.  She actually fractured her arm earlier that day, but […]

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Eating the "Natural" Way

Eating the "Natural" Way

First of all, let me just say that I in NO WAY am perfect or even “all natural” when it comes to my food.  But in the ideal world, this is how I would cook all the time.  Realistically, I still eat too many sweets, processed food, and have a Diet Dr. Pepper addiction.  We […]

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Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

This is a yummy “white” chicken enchilada recipe.  I got it from a “Dec. 2000 Mom friend”.  It’s VERY filling. 1 T butter 1 medium onion chopped 8 oz softened cream cheese 3.5 C cooked chicken, shredded or chopped 8 8″ flour tortillas 16 oz package monterey jack cheese 2 C whipping cream Saute onions […]

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What's for Dinner? March Meals

This is my meal plan for March.  I was going to include it in the last post, but it was getting a little long… Tues, March 1 – Breakfast for Dinner (eggs, bacon, pancakes) Wed., March 2 – Taco Soup Thurs., March 3 – Zucchini/Squash Casserole Friday March 4 – Eat Out Sat., March 5 […]

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Meal Planning 101

Meal Planning 101

I am a planner.  Maybe even to a fault at times, but most things in my life seem to go more smoothly when I plan.  For example, meal time.  Now, you may think you don’t want to be “confined” by a meal plan.  For me, it helps cut out the “I don’t feel like cooking, […]

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Oven Baked French Fries

Oven Baked French Fries

Who doesn’t love potatoes?  They’re such an easy (and cheap!) go-to for side dishes. Here’s a quick and easy way to make french fries in the oven. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Peel and chop the potatoes into cute little strips. Next pour a few tablespoons of olive oil to coat, as well as […]

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Chicken & Rice Casserole

Chicken & Rice Casserole

Ingredients: 2 cups diced or shredded chicken 1/2 box chicken stock or 1 can chicken broth 1.5 cups rice, cooked 1/2 onion 1 cup chopped celery 1 lb. Velveeta cheese 8 oz. cream cheese 8 oz. sour cream shredded cheddar, for sprinkling paprika Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Saute vegetables in a pat of butter. […]

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