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Microwave Peeps S’mores

March 26, 2016 · Leave a Comment


Microwave Peeps S’mores

Graham Cracker


Place chocolate on graham cracker and top with peep, more chocolate and graham cracker


Place in microwave  for 15-18 seconds.


Enjoy. Be sure to make lots because you cannot eat only one.




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House Foods #Tofu #MeatlessMonday #FettuccineAlfredo

March 21, 2016 · Leave a Comment


With National Nutrition Month in March, there’s no better time to celebrate good food and healthy eating. One easy way to focus on healthy eating this month is by getting back to the basics and consuming simple, plant-based foods. Healthy eating starts with clean ingredients such as House Foods (known for its delicious and nutritious protein packed tofu).

Here is a very simple and yummy way to try tofu for the first time – I add some frozen veggies (optional)

Fettuccine Alfredo

1 pkg House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine shaped noodle substitute
2 Tbsp heavy cream
1 Tbsp plain non-fat yogurt
1 Tbsp shredded parmesan cheese
dash garlic salt
dash salt and pepper

1. Prepare Tofu Shirataki according to package instructions. Cut into manageable size.
2. Add heavy cream in pan over medium heat. Stir in yogurt and cheese and heat until cheese has melted. Add noodles to pan and mix until well combined with sauce.
3. Season with salt, garlic salt and pepper. Serve hot.


It’s time to change our idea about  of tofu.  Along with the health benefits,  it’s actually quite a all around food and can be incorporated into delicious  dishes – tofu is not limited to stir-fry dishes anymore! There are so many recipe for any  meal type and cuisines that your family will love all the  U.S. grown, non-GMO products. For more information and recipes click here

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Maltese Baked Rice AKA Ross Fil Forn #BakedRice #Maltese

February 27, 2016 · Leave a Comment


Maltese Baked Rice – a family favorite
2 cups long grain white rice
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 pound lean ground pork – I had a cooked pork chop so I cut it up and added to sauce
1 1/2 cups canned crushed tomatoes
1 1/4 cups chicken stock
3 bay leaves
salt and black pepper to taste
3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
3 eggs
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup  grated cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the ground pork, and cook, breaking up into crumble, until  browned. Mix in the crushed tomatoes, chicken stock, and bay leaves. Simmer low  for 25 minutes

Put rice into a saucepan with enough water to cover by one inch. Bring to a boil,  cook for about 10 minutes (halfway), then drain

Remove the bay leaves from the sauce, and mix in the half-cooked rice. Stir in the basil, mint, eggs, and mozzarella cheese; season with salt and pepper. Put mixture into  a greased baking dish. Sprinkle grated cheese on top.

Bake for 40 minutes in the preheated oven,  until the rice is tender,  liquid has been absorbed.


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January 22, 2016 · Leave a Comment

I know the holidays are over but I would like to talk about holiday cookie mix that my husband came home with.  The cookie mix was in a  mason jar, they were filled with M&M’s, flour, and brown sugar.   When I saw this I asked him what it this for?   “For cookies,” he said.    Then he showed me the directions the jar came with.

Restoring The Flavor to Holiday Cookies”  What it said, right at the top.         0308                                    030812_pam_dawber_now_fullI loved this whole idea.  A jar filled with three main ingredients and all I had to do was add salt, butter, egg and vanilla to the it.  Ok, this works I thought lets get the grand kids and make them together.   10204_2

Now Sophie emptied the jar into a large bowl.

Then I added the other four ingredients .


1025141155a 1025141134 (1) As they baked   I kept a watchful eye on the cookies for I did not want them to burn.  I am good at burning, not so good at baking.  1233847846lifebest Done!  I was so happy.

We made holiday cookies with a jar.1025141134

Who would have thought!

And even better, I get to keep the glass jar!

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Sweet Potato Bean Soup

January 8, 2016 · Leave a Comment

IMG_3581If you love sweet potatoes, and beans, you are going to just super love this soup.

It’s easy!  It’s sweet!  It’s healthy!  Three great combinations all in this pot.


The recipe calls for one can white cannellini beans.   I used two cans of beans, kidney beans and chick peas…these beans worked just as well as cannellini beans…I would say even better.  Oh, don’t forget to puree portion of the soup, this will give you a thicker consistency.


Oh, how sweet it is!

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