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20 Awesome Quick and Easy Recipes Featuring Canned Foods

quick & easy recipes

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I prefer to feed my family whole, real ingredients. Joe and I both work full-time, opposite schedules, and eating dinner as a family is a top priority to us. I’ve  made no secret of the fact that we use convenience and packaged foods when we need to in order to feed our family within the time constraints we have. Weeknight meals must be healthy and delicious, but they also must be quick and easy. One way we often speed up our mealtime process is by using canned foods. Our families have canned their … Read more

Recipe Mishaps

recipe mishaps

I share recipes here at least a few times a month (except lately, when I’ve hardly been posting at all because I’m preoccupied with my mother’s progressing illness). I share awesome recipes. I explain how to get great results. I encourage you to try out my recipes with your own families. We are no different than any family.  Occasionally, we eat out. Sometimes, we patch together leftovers or peanut butter on crackers or pancakes and eggs or something equally lame but mostly nutritious. We also try a lot of new recipes, always hoping for the next amazing blog recipe. Unfortunately, those … Read more

How to Go Gluten Free

how to go gluten free

Yesterday, I explained why I’m going gluten free. It’s all about trying to reduce my joint pain by reducing the inflammation throughout my body. This was a spontaneous decision, the result of following advice from a friend. I walked away from that conversation and have avoided gluten ever since. You know, for a whole 4 days now. I had only a vague notion of what gluten-free even meant until I started googling after church on Sunday. I learned that I would need to avoid wheat, rye, barley, and probably oats, and all products made with them. I felt sort of … Read more

Lemony Slice and Bake Cookies

lemony slice and bakes

  I am not usually a fan of lemon desserts. There’s no reason in particular, I just prefer the creamy sweetness of chocolate or cheesecake to the tart sweetness of lemon. However. I participated in a cookie swap at my MOPS group last month. My favorite cookie from the whole event was a very small cookie drizzled with a thin glaze. The cookies were sweet and tasted like grapefruit to me, so I was shocked when my friend said they were simple lemon cookies. She proceeded to explain exactly she made them. Simple indeed. I have to pause also to … Read more

Roasted Beets with Chicken and Noodles

Besides delicious, I don’t exactly know what to call this recipe. I have mentioned before my love of beets. I grew up eating my Grandma’s homemade and home canned pickled beets. How I love some pickled beets. Our CSA has been bursting with beets this summer, and we were looking for ways to eat them beyond plain old roasted beets. This is what we came up with. It was so delicious that I ate it for every meal (even breakfast) until it was all gone. Print Recipe Roasted Beets with Chicken and Noodles Servings Ingredients 12-15 beets peeled and cut … Read more