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Beef Mexi Rice Recipe

With the upcoming birth of our first baby, not only am I always tired and needing meals that are easy to make (or to instruct Eric to make!), but I’m … Read more

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Chinese Meatball Recipe

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There are so many times that I pull a package of ground beef out of the freezer and wonder, “How am I going to do something new and exciting with this?”  Since we buy a part of a cow, we end up with about 50 pounds of ground beef in our freezer to last the year.  I of course make taco soup, spaghetti sauce and hamburgers, plus the occasional meat loaf.  Then there’s lettuce cups, seven layer dip, and zucchini eggplant casserole.  It’s not that I don’t have lots of different options for cooking with ground beef, but I’ve felt like I was in a creative rut.  Then I started going through my cookbooks and found a recipe for Chinese meatballs in Hawaiian church women’s cookbook from the 70’s.  Although the ingredient list didn’t look very Chinese to me, I liked the idea, and used the inspiration to create my own meatball recipe with Chinese flavors.

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Asian Burger Recipe

Umami.  Say it with me…Oo-mom-ee.  That’s right, the oh so desirable savory taste that needed it’s own Umami International Symposium in Hawaii to ensure it’s recognition as one of the … Read more

Easy Healthy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Everyone needs a few easy spaghetti recipes under their belts.  Spaghetti noodles are cheap and fast to cook.  If you have a few different sauce recipes memorized you can always … Read more

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Taco Soup for the Crockpot and Food Stamps

Taco Soup is a family friendly dinner recipe that can be made in a slow cooker or Instant Pot. With just EIGHT ingredients, this easy taco soup recipe is also the perfect cheap dinner recipe for a tight budget.

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