Category Archive: Recipes

Aug 30

Toasted Almond Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad is one of my favorite things to make (and eat!) Here’s my recipe for it. I can’t remember where I learned to make it-from Pinterest or what. I’ve found that it lends itself very well to experimentation. I’ve added in hard-boiled eggs, carrots, broccoli, apples, cranberries, etc. and it always seems to come …

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Jul 31

Best Chocolate Zucchini Bread EVER w/Orange Zest

So, I think this is my all-time favorite zucchini bread recipe. Or sweet bread recipe, for that matter. I had never thought of using orange zest in chocolate zucchini bread, but it was the perfect combination–the orange zest just made it really good. It kind of reminded me of chocolate oranges at Christmastime (and all …

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Jul 26

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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Jul 17

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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Jul 17

Easy Cheesy Tuna Noodle Casserole

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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Jul 12

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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Jun 26

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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Jun 16

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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Jun 06

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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Jun 03

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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May 24

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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May 12

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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