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Cooking Dry Garbanzo Beans

Yesterday I spent a fun filled day with those two cuties. We worked in the garden a bit until we got rained out. Since I started my journey of eliminating processed foods I have been buying beans in bulk. I  cook a large batch and

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Sour Dough Starter

Happy Friday! Katie and I have been busy today. We made sour dough starters. We did 3 different types. Whole wheat flour, white flour, and half whole wheat and half white flour. We are doing a test to see of they act or taste any different.

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Whole Wheat Chocolate Crackers

My grand daughter Katie loves her chocolate crackers from Meijers. I’m not crazy about her eating those processed foods so I looked for a recipe for chocolate crackers and found one here. I made mine with whole wheat flour and sucanat. I am going to

Chocolate Bark with Coconut Oil

I’ve been experimenting with the coconut oil I received from Tropical Traditions. I found a really simple recipe for chocolate bark.  Yummy cocoa flavor, the oil gives it a mild coconut taste. I used sucanat. You can use any type sugar. It took 20 minutes tops to

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Bean and Ham Soup

I took my doggies to get a summer haircut. They look so cute. Meet Lily and Emma. I finished simmering the bean soup. It smelled so good in the house today. It was chilly outside and a perfect day for soup. Here is my recipe

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Sugar Snap Peas with Fresh Parmesan

I can’t believe it’s Thursday already! Sometimes it feels like there are not enough hours in the day. I usually have to remind myself to slow down… I wanted to post this recipe for sugar snap peas before I left for work today. We had them

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Easy Slow Cooker Short Ribs

I use my slow cooker year round. It’s a little chilly today so instead of cooking the boneless short ribs on the grill I am cooking them in the slow cooker. This is so simple. You can use a bottled sauce or make your own.

Cabbage Rolls

It’s my week for Mom to be at my house so that makes it a good time to make a batch of cabbage rolls. Mom taught me how to make them when I was a young girl. I’ve been making them ever since. They do take

Whole Wheat Brownies

Happy Sunday! I came across this verse from the bible this morning. It is one that reminds me to not be so controlling and worry about everything…who me??? It brings me great comfort and I hope it does the same for you.  “Trust in the

Deviled Eggs

  Easter is just around the corner so I am starting to plan my dinner. I like to have a buffet style dinner. That gives me more time to be with my family. I try to pick things that I can prepare ahead. I am sharing

Simple Sweet & Tangy Coleslaw

Since today is St. Patrick’s Day I decided to post a recipe using cabbage. Not sure how cabbage got to be a favorite at St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe because of the corned beef and cabbage you hear so much about.  Coleslaw is a summertime favorite

Cabbage and Kielbasa Soup

Cabbage has been on sale this week ( $.15 lb ). I decided to look up recipes using cabbage. It also is one of my favorite vegetables. It is high in vitamin K and C. There are several different ways of cooking cabbage. I found

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Bars                                              I’ve been outside today enjoying the 70-degree weather. Starting to clear out all the beds and pull the weeds that are already growing! Even the weeds have flowers. Kind of pretty until they take over the place. I came

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Oven Baked Chicken Breast

I am a big fan out fried chicken. Picking up a bucket of chicken on a Sunday afternoon when you didn’t feel like cooking. Yum! Since I have changed my eating habits, not so much take out chicken. That’s alright because I make this oven baked

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Cooking Whole Grain Brown Rice

I started buying my whole grain brown rice in bulk last year. It saves me money and it’s easy to prepare once you learn how. I confess I was used to making Minute Rice. The cost was so high compared to bulk rice. So I decided I

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Homemade Playdough

I have tried to make playdough at home before with no success. It was a terrible failure and the grand kids were so disappointed. That recipe did not have me heating the ingredients. I decided to look around and came across several different variations. I found

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Making Vegetable Stock

Pustynny nie odczuwać nie~ Waste not want not…one of my mother’s favorite sayings. “pustynny nie odczuwać nie” (think I have my translation right) is how she would say it in polish. I can still hear her many polish sayings running through my head from time to