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Heartwarming, Soul-Pleasing Hearty Amish-Inspired Friendship Soup

Hello, everyone! I have a darling little recipe for you all to chew on today. Maybe some of you have heard of it before but in these parts of Pennsylvania we like to call it “Amish friendship Soup.” Well, that’s what they call it, I’m still a Michigander at heart. LOL My mom used to make this soup, too so maybe it’s a Mennonite thing as well because it was quite popular in my church amongst the ladies. Anyway, this soup is very easy to make and you have the ability…

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Crustless Broccoli Quiche

I love quiche, but I rarely eat it because the crust can be such a gut bomb. But! Kathy Brennan and Caroline Campion, authors of the wonderful cookbook KEEPERS, have an amazing recipe for a crustless quiche. It’s healthy and delicious. Here’s how to make it… Crustless Broccoli and Cheddar Quiche The chicest mom Kathy knew growing up (think Jackie O with a platinum bob) made a version of this dish. That was in the ‘70s, when quiche was all the rage, but in our minds, it defies trend. She…

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SKINNY CHICKEN BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

INGREDIENTS 3 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts, cooked and diced 2 packages (10 ounce) frozen broccoli cuts, cooked and drained 2 cans (10-3/4 ounce) 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup ¾ cup non-fat evaporated milk 1 teaspoon lemon juice 1 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese ½ cup Italian-flavored dry bread crumbs 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Cooking spray INSTRUCTIONS: Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×13-inch baking pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl, toss together the cooked chicken and broccoli. In a smaller bowl, mix together the…

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CARROTS & POTATOES ROASTED W/ ONION AND GARLIC

My dad used to make something similar, he would use a jar of pearl onions, and half a jar of minced garlic, and add a little worcestershire, then throw it on the grill. Soooo yummy! There’s something so comforting about potatoes. Mashed potatoes, fried potatoes, or roasted potatoes, they are all comforting. When I was growing up, my parents would often make fried potatoes, carrots, and onions. It was a little bit time-consuming, you had to be involved in the cooking process – stirring the potatoes often so that they…

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45 benefits and uses of apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is all the rage. And for good reason! Ingested or applied topically, it is one of the best organic ingredients available. Not only is it a flavorful vinegar to use in homemade salad dressings and other classic recipes, it has a long history of medicinal use. “Hippocrates, the father of medicine, thought of it as a powerful elixir and a naturally occurring antibiotic and antiseptic that fights germs. Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks used it,” wrote Jonny Bowden in The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth. 1. Lower blood…

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BLT Pasta Salad

Before I start telling you all how delicious this BLT Pasta Salad is, I want to say Thank You for your super sweet comments and get-well wishes about me not feeling good. I ended up in the ER Monday morning because of how much pain I was in. My husband was at work and the kids were in school, so it was kind of lonely being in there by myself. But I’m a tough cookie and braved through. 😉 They ran a bunch of blood work and I had a…

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Fiesta Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients: 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 1 large green pepper, chopped 1 large red pepper, chopped 1 Tbsp. chili powder 3/4 cup chunky salsa, divided 2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg) Philadelphia, cream cheese, cubed 3/4 cup mexican 2% milk shredded four cheese, divided 8 whole wheat tortillas (6 inch) Directions: Heat oven to 375ºF. Heat large skillet sprayed with cooking spray on medium heat. Add chicken, peppers and chili powder; cook and stir 8 min. or until chicken is done. Stir in 1/4 cup…

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CROCKPOT CHICKEN AND STUFFING

Chicken is the best! Whatever you cook it with, it will still make the dish taste better! This crockpot chicken and stuffing is great, and the best part is that you can add ingredients as you like! Check it out.  Easy, peasy and delicious! This chicken and stuffing is amazing! I love adding diced sausage, onions, celery and even dried cranberries! I serve this with whipped potatoes prepared on the stovetop. Give it a try, you won’t regret it. Servings Per Recipe : 4 YOU’LL NEED: 1 (10.5 ounce) can…

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Boy with Down syndrome is rejected before dance, then date shows up and mom completely loses it

Finding a date for a homecoming dance is a high priority for any 17-year-old, so it can be a tough blow to one’s self-confidence if no one agrees to go with them. Daniel Rivas, a 17-year-old Arizona boy with Down syndrome, is just like all other kids his age, with the same dreams and desires of most teens. One day he hopes go to college and become a chef. But, until then, he wants to enjoy his high school functions, and that included attending his homecoming dance with a date.…

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EASY CROCK POT ORANGE CHICKEN

Orange chicken was a concept I learned about when I was in Italy about 7 years ago.  I was on a cruise through the Mediterranean for about 2 weeks and not only did we try foods from different cultures in the different countries, but the cruise also served food from the respective country we were at for the day.  We had stopped in Florence and after a long day of exploring, made it back to the ship to shower and have dinner. When we got to the table, our waiter…

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Sweet and Sour Crockpot Ribs

One of the first dates that my husband and I went on was to a BBQ-style restaurant. Much to my embarrassment, it was the first time that I had eaten ribs. I know, it sounds crazy to eat a plate of messy ribs on a first date, but my husband insisted that I try them after he heard that I had never had them before. They were incredible I have to admit. Since that day, we would often get or make ribs at home, now that we knew we shared…

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These Meat Pies Are Magical

Are You Ready For Some Amazing Flavor? There are times when we miss my grandmother so much that it gives the atmosphere a melancholic feel that wouldn’t go away even until after the reunion. We usually don’t mean to, but whenever there’s a recipe that didn’t go as planned, we would always remember grandma. She was so meticulous when it came to the kitchen. She always wanted everything to be perfect because she wanted everyone to enjoy the food. I remember her scolding even my grandfather when he was being…

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