Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

I really despise dry enchiladas.  These are far from that! What I really love about this recipe is that it only uses 3 chicken breasts for the whole pan.  I love to make two pans and freeze one for later.  I hope your family enjoys it as much as ours! Chicken Enchiladas 3 chicken breasts cooked and chopped 1 1/2 onions 2 T. crushed garlic 1/2 tsp pepper 1 c. sour cream 1 c. milk Read More

Breakfast Apple Muesli

Breakfast Apple Muesli

I am not a big morning person, just ask any of my eight kids.  But I just can’t bring myself to give them cold cereal because I care about what they eat.  So when I find a breakfast that’s easy and that I can make ahead AND is healthy, I am ALL OVER IT! Here’s one I have made many, many times over the last 25 years! Muesli: Mix together 2c. oats (uncooked) and 2c. Read More

Easy Home Made Hot Chocolate

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(*Contains affiliate links*) We LOVE hot chocolate, but I don’t love all the unhealthy ingredients like hydrogenated oils, powdered milk, high fructose corn syrup, etc that are in the mixes you buy in the stores (although I’m not above using them every now and then).  Fortunately a healthy, home made version is actually really easy to make and doesn’t take long at all. Here’s the recipe we use.  What’s great about making it yourself is Read More

Crock Pot Fajitas

Crock pot fajitas

Heading south of the border for this EASY crock pot recipe!  Holy Cow!  Just made this today for the first time!  This is the recipe doubled, cause that’s what this houseful of boys needs, but you could do the same and have leftovers OR just cut this recipe in half!     2 to 2 1/2  lbs boneless beef round steak or chicken breast cut into strips 1 lg red bell pepper, cut in strips Read More

Oatmeal Muffins

Oatmeal muffins

I got this recipe from my friend, (thanks Lizzy!)  I made a double batch today for breakfast and snacks.  Completely guilt free.  Sweetened with honey and bananas, this makes a great snack or breakfast served alongside some fruit.  If you buy gluten free oats, this recipe would be gluten-free and you could substitute almond milk for the milk in the recipe if you needed to cut some dairy.  Enjoy!! 3 ripe or over-ripe bananas mashed Read More

Dutch Soup

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I come from a Dutch background and always loved the Dutch Soup my mom would make.  She used a packaged mix for the seasonings, so I added my own to doctor up this home made version.  It’s a versatile recipe as you can just use what you have for veggies.  I threw in some green beans as well as what’s listed here.  It’s also very healthy and economical.  A win/win! Use your favorite veggies for Read More

Poppy Seed Dresssing

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This recipe can be used for green salads, but also works well in a mixture of avocado, grapefruit chunks, lettuce greens and apples.  I also use it in a mixture of different greens, cubed Granny Smith Apples and toasted almonds and this dressing for a break from standard green salad. Place these ingredients in a food processor: 1/2 c. honey 1 t dry mustard 1 t salt 1/3 c. apple cider vinegar 1 inch chunk Read More

Basic Salad Dressing

You can put these ingredients in a jar and shake or use a small food processor to blend well (which is what I prefer) 2 t honey (I measure to taste because if you use lemon juice as your second ingredient, it will be more tart) 1/2 c freshly squeezed lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, wine vinegar or rice vinegar 1/2 olive oil 1 clove crushed garlic 1-2 T tahini-which you can find in the Read More

Grain Free Chocolate/ Chocolate Chip Cookies

Even though our family really doesn’t have any grain or gluten issues, i love having variety in our food.  This recipe was passed to me by a friend and it’s one of our favorites.  Amazing fresh and hot out of the oven. Chocolate Chip Coconut Pecan Cookies-Grain Free (makes about 28 small cookies-heaping Tablespoon) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease baking sheet or line with parchment. Blend til creamy: 10 T. butter, softened 5 Read More