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Easy Potato Soup

I’ve been wanting to make potato soup. Thought I’d try this recipe.




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Brown ground beef.

Cook 2 cups elbow noodles in water.

Drain ground beef. Add 2 cans tomato soup, one soup can water, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Simmer 10 minutes. Add sauce to cooked noodles. Simmer an additional 15 minutes.

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Fish in the microwave

In an effort to eat less beef, I started cooking more fish the last few years.  The problem is that I’m not particularly fond of cooking fish.  And I surely don’t want to clean a fish or even see it in any form that actually looks like a fish. lol

My solution was to buy frozen fish and cook it right from frozen in the microwave.  Tilapia is by far my favorite.  But we also enjoy salmon.

I put the frozen tilapia in a glass baking dish.  Then I cover with Italian dressing and sprinkle parm cheese on top.  Throw in the microwave at full power for 6 to 10 minutes.

I do the salmon much the same way.  I put it in a glass baking dish.  Drizzle lemon juice over it and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cook in the microwave at full power for 6 to 10 minutes.

For the Salmon I make a simple sauce from mayo, parsley and lemon juice to go with.

We had the tilapia today for Sunday dinner.  But we devoured it so fast that I forgot to take a pic.  Next time.  My kids (ages 5 and 8) had three helpings each of the tilapia.  So, I’d say it’s pretty kid friendly.

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Last summer I found a love for eating Hummus and fresh tomatoes from the garden.  It’s been a long winter.  The tomatoes from the store seem more awful then in the past and I’m dreaming of garden tomatoes!!

Here’s my favorite Hummus recipe.  There is no tahini in it, so it is pretty easy and I almost always have the ingredients on hand.

1 (15 ounce) can garbanzo beans, drained, liquid reserved

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tsp minced garlic or garlic powder

olive oil

In a  food processor, combine garbanzo beans, pepper, cumin, lemon juice, garlic and 1 tablespoon of the reserved bean liquid. Blend until smooth.  i do a combo of the bean liquid and olive oil.


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French Fried Onions!!

After years of buying those little cans of dried onions I learned to make my own!!


Cut onions into slices.

Soak in milk for five minutes.

Dredge in flour.

Fry in oil until crispy.

Drain on paper towels.

Salt or otherwise season.

Store in air tight container.  Or put on casserole.  Or eat in one sitting without taking a breath!! lol



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Recipes from Michelle’s Kitchen

Check out this blog!!


I absolutely love it.  I can’t wait to make her Taco Rice Casserole and her Cheesy Ham and Potatoes!!




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Chicken Taco Dip

Chicken Taco Dip

1 (8 oz pkg) cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup ranch dressing
1/3 cup buffalo wing sauce
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Nacho chips and/or veggies for dipping.

Heat oven to 350°F.

In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese with mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in dressing and buffalo sauce until blended. Stir in chicken and cheese. Spread in a 1-quart baking dish. Cover with foil.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.


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