Chicken and Sausage Gumbo

Printable Version "Its a gumbo day!" That's how it starts when it's time for a pot of gumbo. This is my family's all time favorite thing to eat. What you'll need: 2/3 cup canola oil 3/4  cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup whole-wheat flour 2 cups roughly chopped onion, plus 1/4 cup finely chopped onion (separated)... Continue Reading →

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Creamy Chicken and Rice

Printable Version Easy! Easy! Easy!!! Makes 6 servings What you'll need: 2 cups white rice, uncooked  4 cups water 1 1/2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast Cooking spray Salt and pepper 2 cans Campbell’s Cream of Chicken soup What you do: In a large pot bring the water to a boil. Stir in the rice and... Continue Reading →

The 1,500-Calorie-a-Day Cookbook by Nancy S. Hughes

https://www.amazon.com/1500-Calorie-Day-Cookbook-Nancy-Hughes-ebook/dp/B001Q8E2PE We bought this book for obvious reasons – we needed good recipes for less calories!  There are quite a few recipes from this book that we make regularly.  Even though there are no photographs, there are plenty of other great features that make this book worth owning.  The introduction gives you very useful information... Continue Reading →

Cookbook Reviews

I’ve read recently that cookbooks are becoming obsolete.  The availability of recipes from apps and websites (like this one) just make it easier to find what you’re looking for.  You are able to type in an ingredient or type of dish and usually what you are searching for comes up instantly.  Most cooking websites even... Continue Reading →

Hungarian Beef Goulash

Printable Version Goulash is a traditional dish in Hungary that consist of beef stew meat and paprika.  This particular stew has caraway seeds that brings a very unique and comforting flavor.  If you want to be bad, throw some macaroni and cheese on the side.  Delicious! If you want to be a real food nerd,... Continue Reading →

Cabbage Rolls

  Printable Version What you'll need: 8 whole cabbage leaves (see picture below) 1/2 cup dry white rice 1 cup water 1 lb ground beef (I like to use 80% in this recipe) 1/4 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 3 cups marinara sauce (or... Continue Reading →

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