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Cilantro Cobb Salad


Bacon, cooked and torn into small pieces

Boiled eggs chopped

Almond Slivers

Tomato, chopped

Shredded Cheese

Black Olives, sliced

Fresh Cilantro chopped

Green Leaf Lettuce

Favorite dressing, blue cheese, ranch, vinaigrette, etc.

Mmmm. What a great salad! The cilantro gives it a kick and you can send the flavor any direction, based on the salad dressing you choose. Sweet, tangy, creamy.



Beef Lettuce Wraps

I made this the other night for a quick and tasty meal.Lettuce Wraps


1 head of your favorite lettuce

Ground Beef, cooked

Green onions, chopped

Cilantro, chopped

Lime juice, 1 tablespoon per pound of beef

Garlic, diced



Soy Sauce

Sriracha Sauce


Cook the beef with the green onions, and cilantro, add the garlic for 30 seconds.  Then drain the fat from the meet.  Add the remaining ingredients.  I served the Sriracha Sauce and Soy Sauce on the side.




Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushrooms, Spinach and Green Onions

Slow Cooker Chicken


What You Need:

Chicken breasts
2 beef or chicken bouillon cubes
1 block cream cheese
1 package fresh sliced mushrooms
1 tablespoon minced garlic
Garlic salt
Seasoning Salt
1 bag frozen spinach, or fresh is fine
1 bunch of green onions, chopped

How to Make It:
Sprinkle the salts and pepper on the chicken breasts. Layer them in the crock pot with the green onions, garlic and cream cheese sliced up. After the chicken is cooked. Stir it up and serve. You can even top it with some mozzarella or parmesan if you’d like.

Serve it with rice or a salad.



Taco Soup for the Soul

taco soup

We loooooooove this soup.  So hearty and easy to make in the slow cooker!

1 lb. ground beef
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can onion Ranch Beans
1 can golden Hominy (large soft corn, yummy, find at HEB)
1 large can, diced green chiles
1 onion, chopped
1 package dry ranch dressing mix
1 beef bouillon cube
Shredded Cheddar
Sour Cream
Fritos corn chips

I prefer to cook this on low all day, so that the flavors can blend. Dump it all in the slow cooker. Add water a little at a time until you get your desired consistency. My husband likes it more hearty and less soupy so I add less water. It’s up to you.


Mexican Charro Beans

charro beansDry beans are a challenge for me. This is my method for making them nice and soft in the recipe. You will need to start this recipe 2 nights before you plan to eat the beans.

1 lb. dry pinto beans, soaked in water overnight, and cooked in crock-pot on low all day. then drained.
1 lb. raw bacon cut into small pieces, I use scissors.
1 bunch of cilantro, chopped
1 red onion, chopped
3 chopped tomatoes
1 bay leaf
1/2 tspn. dried parsley
2 beef bouillon cubes

1. Turn on slow cooker to low.
2. Put the pre-cooked, drained pinto beans into the slow cooker.
3. Put in all remaining ingredients, except water.
4. Pour in enough water to cover ingredients, with about 1/2 inch of water above them.
5. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 6 hours or less.
6. Serve in a bowl. Delicious!




Cheesy Bacon Soup in the Crock Pot

Bacon Cheese Soup


1 package of bacon, cooked
12 oz. frozen cauliflower
12 oz. frozen brocolli
3 cups cream
4 cups water or chicken broth
4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 tspn. garlic powder
1 tspn. onion powder
1/4 tspn. seasoning salt
1/8 tspn. pepper
2 chicken bouillon cubes (enough for 4 cups of water)


Put bacon, cauliflower, brocolli, chicken broth, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and bouillon cubes and cream in the crock pot. Let cook. Just before you are ready to eat, put the cheese in and wait for it to melt.
Delicious. Serve with a salad on the side.



Crock-pot Chicken and Green Beans

crock-potI made this the other day.  So yummy.  Comforting and healthy for the whole family.  One pot meal.

1 package chicken thighs
2-12 oz. packages frozen italian cut green beans (they hold up better in the crock-pot)
Ground Sage
1/2 cup green bell pepper chopped
1/2 cup red onion chopped
1 cup fresh diced tomatoes
2 Chicken/tomato bouillon cubes

green beans

1. Put frozen green beans at bottom of crock pot.
2. Put in both bouillon cubes.
3. Place 1 layer of chicken on top of green beans.
4. Sprinkle with remaining ingredients.
5. If there is more chicken, put another layer on top and sprinkle again.
6. Leave in crock pot on low for 8 hours or longer. Cook on high for 6 hours or less.
7. There will be a lot of liquid when it is finished. Take all of the chicken out first and use a slotted spoon to serve the grean beans. Great flavor!



Rich Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I love these.  So delectable!  The family gobbled them down!chocolate chip bars


2 cups Almond Flour

1/2 cup (1 stick) melted & browned Butter (not burnt), then cooled for 5 minutes or less

1/2 cup Dark Chocolate Chips (60%)

2 tablespoons Coconut Sugar

1 tablespoon Honey

1 Egg

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease 9×9 baking dish with butter.
  3. Mix all ingredients except for chocolate chips.
  4. Then mix in 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly in dish.
  6. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.  It is done when toothpick in center comes out clean.
  8. Let cool on rack and slice into 9 squares.


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Cornbread-Delicious Gluten & Sugar-Free

Heatlhy and comforting, who doesn’t love some warm, fresh baked cornbread out of the oven.cornbread


2 cups cornmeal
1 tspn baking soda
2 tspns baking powder
1 tspn salt
2 eggs
4 tblspn melted butter
1 cup sour cream                                                                                                                            1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/8 teaspoon pure Stevia

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Mix dry ingredients. Melt butter in pan. Let butter cool a little. Mix eggs in with dry ingredients, then add sour cream, apple sauce and butter. (You don’t want the butter to cook the eggs, so if they are mixed in, they will be fine). Use a mixer if you have one.  Bake in a 9×9 dish for 20-30 minutes.  Cornbread is done when toothpick or knife inserted in center comes out clean.  If the top is turning brown but it is not finished, cover it with some foil and continue to bake until the inside is done.  You don’t want to burn the top.

Be sure to cut your piece in half and put a pad of delicious real butter inside to melt.

Enjoy it with my Family’s Favorite Chili!  See Recipes.

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Family’s Favorite Chili

Our family loves this Chili.  I was trying to find a recipe that tastes like Wendy’s chili.  This one is similar, but not exact.  The whole family looks forward to dinner on the day I make this.chili



3 lbs. ground beef (or meat of choice) *I use ground venison
1 tblspn Worcestershire Sauce
4 tspn Chili Powder
1 tspn Cumin Seeds
1 32 oz. can chopped tomatoes
2 tomato/chicken bouillon cubes
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 can kidney beans
1 can pinto beans
1 onion chopped
1 tblspn minced garlic
1 small can tomato paste
Salt and pepper to taste
Water, add a little at a time until you get your preferred consistency. Don’t add too much, you don’t want to have to add flour to thicken the chili.

Sharp Cheddar shredded and Sour Cream (optional toppings)

Brown the ground meat and cook onions together, until onions are soft. Drain the fat if it is a fatty meat. Venison is pretty lean, so I leave the fat in. If starting early you can put all of the ingredients in a crock-pot and let it cook for a few hours. Otherwise, put all ingredients together in a big pot. Bring to a boil and simmer on a lower heat for as long as you can. You want the flavors to blend together.
Top with sharp cheddar and sour cream.

Serve with cornbread, crackers, on a hot dog, on french fries or with fritos.


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