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

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

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

Thai Beef Noodle Soup

This soup is absolutely delicious and remarkably easy!  The Asian ingredients can easily be found in that part of your local grocery store. Ingredients: 8 cups beef or chicken stock 1 cup sliced carrots 1 tablespoon Thai Fish Sauce 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1 stick cinnamon 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced ginger 1 tablespoon rice vinegar ( or just regular vinegar) 1 teaspoon minced fresh chile (I use the jar paste that is easily found Read More

Lemon Grass Soup

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This is a wonderful creamy soup with a little Thai kick to it. We serve it over cooked pearl rice and garnish with cilantro and green onion. It is also wonderful as a cold soup in the summer! In fact, we served it last night to guests and are enjoying the leftovers tonight-cold! Lemon Grass Soup Serves about 8 (I personally buy the big can of coconut milk from Cash and Carry and then double the Read More

Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Stew

  This is one of those “warm you to the bones” wonderful stews.  You could replace the chicken with leftover roast and use beef broth instead of chicken broth.  You have options with this one! Chicken Barley Stew 5 C. chicken broth (or beef broth) 1 T. garlic, minced 1/2 T. thyme 1/2 T. basil 1/2 T cilantro 1/4 T. dill 2 bay leaves 1/2 T ground black pepper 12 oz boneless, skinless, chicken breast, Read More

Mediterranean Stew

Mediterranean Stew

Need a way to use up that leftover turkey?  This will do it deliciously!  We prefer to serve this over couscous, but you could put it over cooked rice or quinoa as well. Mediterranean Stew 3-4 cooked chicken breasts, cubed OR  leftover turkey (about 6 cups) 3  large cans of stewed or diced tomatoes 1 can of garbanzo beans, drained 1 large onion, diced 1-2 zucchini, sliced 1 c raisins 4-6 garlic cloves sliced or minced Kalamata olives, sliced in half (as Read More