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 →


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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Parmesan Sausage Rice Balls

I was in need of a snack for the family. All I had was some leftover Italian sausage and some cheese. So I raided the pantry and threw together this number. Everybody loved them. So here ya go - Parmesan Sausage Rice Balls - I've got to come up with a better name. . .... Continue Reading →


Rice Concoction

To my darling picky eaters. You are now nearly grown and even though you have expanded your palate, you are still very picky! It's kind of annoying actually. But it's because of this pickiness that I threw this concoction together for you so long ago.  It really should have a better name, but until then here... Continue Reading →


Shrimp, Sausage, and Chipotle Rice

This recipe is a slightly modified version from the 1500 Calorie-a-Day Cookbook by Nancy S. Hughes.  It is one of our favorite go to recipes, especially when we're trying to eat healthier.  I've had to make a few changes to the ingredients for my family's taste and availability. 12 oz frozen pepper stir fry 1... Continue Reading →


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