Category Archive: Recipes

My Favorite Homemade Granola Recipe

I love homemade granola. My mom makes this recipe a lot and it has become our favorite. I love that it has both walnuts and almonds in it. I haven’t experimented much with adding other ingredients yet, but I really want to try adding dates, dried cranberries, dried bananas, etc. sometime. So here’s the recipe! Ingredients …

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Restaurant-Style Ginger Chicken

The other day I was going through the spices in my cupboard and I discovered that I really like the smell of ginger. I wondered what it would taste like on chicken, so I decided to try to make a gingery chicken dish sometime. So yesterday I looked up a few recipes online, tweaked them …

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Quick ‘n Easy Microwave Brownies!

These are so easy and yummy! Perfect for when you need a quick fix for a brownie craving. I love brownies! Here’s the recipe (contributed by Sherri Boekweg). Mix together: 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla Add: 1/2 cup oil or melted butter and blend thoroughly. Mix in: 3/4 cup …

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Easy Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole! (Pinterest)

This is probably one of my favorite dishes. It’s so cheesy and good. I could probably eat it everyday. Here’s the recipe! Ingredients for Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole: 6 ounces of wide egg noodles (In the picture I used whole wheat noodles, but egg noodles work the best!) 1 cup finely chopped celery 1/4 cup chopped …

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Brazilian-Style Rice & Black Beans Recipe: Easy & Yummy

This is my version of Feijoada, a popular Brazilian dish. I decided to try it out last night, and it turned out really good! Pretty healthy too and cheap to make.  I looked at a few recipes online and adapted it a little to fit the ingredients I had on hand. I love Brazilian food. This …

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Yummy Broccoli Bacon Salad!

This is my mom’s famous broccoli bacon salad recipe! It’s a favorite in my family. It’s a great thing to make during the summer when grapes are so cheap. Ingredients:  1 large head broccoli, cut into flowerets 1 cup seedless red grapes, halved. 1 cup raisins 1 cup sliced-thin celery 1 small onion, chopped 1 lb. …

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Better-Than-Fried Paprika Yogurt Chicken (Pinterest Review)

This recipe resulted from combining/simplifying two different Pinterest chicken recipes. Here’s how it went! Ingredients: 1 package raw boneless/skinless chicken thighs (1.5-2 lbs) 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1/4 cup milk 1/2 stick butter 1/2 cup flour 1/2 Tablespoon Seasoned Salt 1 teaspoon Paprika 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt Parmesan cheese First, combine all the …

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Filipino Lumpia Recipe! WAY Better Than Egg Rolls

Here’s the recipe for lumpia, my all-time favorite Filipino food.  If you’re an egg roll lover, you have to try lumpia! I learned how to make lumpia while serving my mission in the Philippines. Once I tasted it, I was converted. They are a lot crisper than egg rolls because lumpia wrappers are a lot thinner than …

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The Best Black Bean Salsa Ever!

Here’s a recipe for one of my favorite summer snacks: black bean salsa. I got this from Alex’s mom. It is yummy enough to share and very easy and simple to make.  Ingredients: 3-4 large tomatoes, chopped 2 cans black beans, drained 1 can corn, drained 1 small onion, chopped into small pieces 1 bunch fresh …

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Creative Toppings for Muffin-style German Pancakes!

What can you do with German pancakes? When you do it muffin-style, it comes out with a nice little pocket where you can put all sorts of creative fillers. Here’s a couple ideas for some yummy toppings, some you probably haven’t even considered. Fresh fruit! Raspberries Peaches Strawberries Bananas (You could even do it crepe …

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Super Easy 5-Minute Taco Soup

Here’s the simplest ever taco soup recipe – This is what I make when I’m tired or don’t really feel like cooking. It’s easy because I can just use ingredients I already have on hand. I just grab a few cans from food storage and bada-bing! Dinner’s done! Ingredients: 1 can Chili (I use chili-flavored …

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Once You’ve Tried German Pancakes Muffin-style, You’ll Never Go Back

Recently I discovered the awesomeness of German pancakes muffin-style! I’ll never go back. Here’s why: Easier clean-up – Less middle surface area makes it less likely to stick to the pan (at least that’s been my experience). Easier to serve – You don’t have to cut it. It’s already in individual pieces for the everyone to help …

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Easy Crockpot “Honey Garlic” Chicken!

    I found this recipe for easy crockpot “Honey Garlic Chicken” on Pinterest and thought I’d try it out since it didn’t require me to go out of my way to buy any obscure ingredients that I don’t normally have. Just Soy sauce, honey, and ketchup! It turned out great. Here’s the recipe:   3 …

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Maple Mustard “Holy Yum/Man-Pleasing” Chicken (Review)

I found this recipe on Pinterest. Because of all the raving reviews I read, I caved in and went out and bought Dijon mustard, rice vinegar, and fresh rosemary (which I never use normally in cooking). So yeah, I decided to try it out and then tell you how it  went, so you can be …

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