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Green Bean Casserole

This is pretty much the same recipe as the one listed on the can of French’s fried onions.  The extra milk is omitted and the amount of green beans in increased.  This lightens the calories slightly, but still try to keep yourself from eating the whole batch.  Yes, these green beans are so hard to […]

Italian Meatball Minestrone Soup

This is an easy soup that can quickly be thrown together for a weeknight dinner.  Using seasoned ground turkey cuts the fat and preparation time without compromising flavor.  The only complaint was that there were not enough meatballs!  So if you like your vegetable soup more meaty, just add more Italian seasoned ground turkey. Ingredients […]

Simple Ooey Gooey Egg Salad Sandwich

This recipe is an easy traditional egg salad sandwich; actually it is two easy egg salad sandwiches.  No frills and delicious.  If you like your egg salad less runny, reduce the amount of mayonnaise to 1 tablespoon. Ingredients 3 eggs (hardboiled) 1 celery stalk – chopped 2 T onion chopped 2 T mayonnaise 1 t prepared mustard […]

“German” Turkey Meatballs

I am hesitant to call these German meatball because, they are not authentic German meatballs.  German meatballs are a simple mix of ground beef and ground pork mixed with parsley, onion, egg, paprika, salt, and pepper to make delicious flavorful meat patties.  In an effort to reduce calories, these meatballs use ground turkey, which leaves […]

Food Journal – October

October 1: Breakfast: Steel Cut Oatmeal Lunch:       Pho with rare steak and Pork Vermicilli from Pho Hana Dinner:      Broccoli Cheddar and Ham soup with fresh baked Country White Bread Exercise:   30 min bike October 2: Breakfast: Steel Cut Oatmeal Lunch:       Chinese chicken salad and one egg roll Dinner:   […]

Broccoli, Cheddar, and Ham Soup

Ingredients 2 T butter 1 medium onion diced 1 T garlic powder 3 T all-purpose flour 4 c chicken broth 20 oz. frozen broccoli 4 celery stalks, chopped 8 oz. shredded sharp cheddar cheese 8 oz. diced ham Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat.  Add onion and saute until onions are tender.  […]

Simple Steamed Artichoke

Artichokes are an acquired taste. My boyfriend just can’t get into them, but I love them.  I love the “work” involved with eating artichokes.  Maybe it’s because I loved to play with my food as a kid, and artichokes are definitely a hands-on dish. For a dipping sauce almost anything will work.  I grew up […]