Tag: Food

Asian Chicken Wrap

My husband and I love this easy slow cooker recipe!
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Easy Bruschetta

We had guests this past weekend and I was scratching my head on what to serve.  Last week while at Harris Teeter purchasing lunch from the salad bar I picked up a mini baguette.  With my mouth still hurting I wasn’t able to eat it, so I took it home thinking I would find a way to use it.  So glad that I did because these bruschetta’s turned out Amazing!

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Summer Pasta Salad

The perfect and easy side for any summer lunch or dinner!
Welcome to my new Summer Salad Series!  Each Month I will share an easy summer recipe that is a go to for us.  I keep these items in my house all summer so I can throw together a salad at the last min.

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Weekend Fun

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap.
I hate crowds.  Like I will go EVIL on someone.  So I stay far away from stores and malls on Thanksgiving day and Black Friday.  I do 99% of my shopping online.  If I have to get something in a store I either shop online with in store pick up, or go to the store when they open.

So my Black Friday was spent relaxing at home with Apple Cider Mimosas.  Is it still call a mimosa if you use a different juice than OJ?  Anyhow, I found this recipe on Pinterest here.  YUM!!  I made a whole pitcher and proceeded to drink it all while watching movies and snacking on a cheese platter.
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Crock Pot Turkey Chili

I love cooking on Sunday’s.  Making meals for the week take stress off me.  With class’ starting back this week I wanted to make sure we had dinner and lunches for the week.
I usually order my recipe’s via Relay Foods so all items are delivered to my home and I don’t have to worry about making sure I have ingredients.  This Turkey Chili was a spur of the moment recipe with items in my pantry!  I wanted to cook something in the crockpot, like a stew.  However, I didn’t have items for a stew.  I did however find a packet of chili, black beans, and tomato paste.  So I searched online to see what other items I would need.  Sadly I didn’t have diced tomato’s so it’s a simple chili with meat, onion, and beans.
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Grilled Fish in a Pineapple

My husband and I are on Vacation in Savannah so I asked Melissa from Adventures of a Frugal Mom to be a Guest Blogger today.  She is cooking up something amazing for you!
Here Kathi, Melissa, and I celebrating Melissa’s Birthday a week ago.  She is always so warm and happy to see anyone.  We met through blogging at an event and have become blogging friends.  It’s nice to see her as often as I do because she lives in Goldsboro.  I love reading her blog even though I am not a mom.  I have learned so many “Frugal Tips” from her and gotten idea’s for road trips.  I hope you enjoy her blog and guest post below as much as I do.

Peanut Lime Taco’s

I love trying new recipes.  Ordering from Relay Foods makes it easy!  They have a recipe section and when you select a recipe the items are put in your shopping cart.  Voila dinner in one click!
1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 lb lean ground beef
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
dash salt, to taste
1 tsp ginger, divided
2 large garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp Palcha chilicha sauce
1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp water
6 tortillas
1/4 cup radish, thinly sliced
1/2 cup mung bean sprouts
1 cup slaw mix
1/2 cup scallions, chopped
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
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Stuffed Pepper

I love cooking on Sunday’s.  My mom always cooked on Sunday.  I remember the wonderful smells of the weeks food to come.  In an effort to be more healthy I thought a vegetarian stuffed pepper would be something new for lunch.  I share with you an updated twist to a classic dish.
Clearly you start with a pepper.  Pre heat oven to 400.  Cut as little of the top off as possible and clean the inside.  Then place the top (cut side) down on a pan and place in oven until skin is soft.
Chicken or Vegetable Broth

Cook Rice.  Then cut up onion, tomato, and garlic.  I prefer Avocado oil when saute veggies.  Place cut items in pan, then add rice.  Cook until tender.  Then stuff your pepper.  Place back in oven for 4 minutes.  I pulled mine out and added a splash of chicken broth and topped it with goat cheese, then put back in oven for 2 minutes.

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Rosemary Tea

It’s been a while since I did a Recipe.  I thought of this as I froze my hind parts off in DC.  Where I love my city it was just too dang cold!  I love a good cup of tea especially if it has qualities that are good for you!  Rosemary is known for having a positive effect on your memory.  It has been said that Rosemary may fight Cancer, and Alzheimer’s.  It contains Vitamins A, B, C, and E.  Basically brewing your own fresh Rosemary can be beneficial to you.

Banana Bread

1 cup granulated sugar
8 tablesppons (1 stick) butter, room temp
2 Large Eggs
3 Ripe Banana’s
1 tablespoon Milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
Preheat Oven to 325 degrees, you will bake the bread for 1 hour
Cream sugar and butter, add eggs one at a time while mixing (essentially grow a third arm).
In separate bowl (because dirtying every dish is necessary) mash bananas with fork, mix in milk and cinnamon.  I used my mixer to make this all kinds of creamy.
Add banana mix to creamed butter mix.  Then add other dry goods until flour isn’t visable.
Pour in baking dish (please spray or ‘lube’ your dish so the bread comes out clean).
Then bake!
I got a wild hair a few weeks ago that I wanted to try baking bread.  Well what easier bread than banana, so I let some of my fresh natural bananas rot.  Ew.  Anyhow when they were nice and brown (and I was actually home for more than sleep) I decided to make this bread.  Funny story – I was out of baking soda and powder so I googled what to do if you don’t have any.  Well it said to beat my eggs to add air and then fix / cook right away.  So I did.  The bread is delicious but kinda heavy.  Next time I will make sure I have soda and powder. lol
Next time your bananas are getting brown put them in the frig and make bread!