The Pioneer Woman's Spicy Roasted Chicken Legs - Audra's Pick
I'm a huge fan of The Pioneer Woman. She is down to earth and uses normal ingredients in all of her cooking. I have made these chicken legs multiple times and they are always a hit! I hope your family enjoys them too.
Chili Lime Chicken Burgers - Laura's Pick
The recipe came highly recommended from some of our friends. I tried the recipe in hopes of offering my family a healthier option. I was so afraid that my kids would turn their nose up at it, but they didn't...the loved them!! It is now in the family meal rotation and they specifically ask me to make it regularly. We choose to eat them more as an entree instead of on bread like a burger. We like to serve them with roasted brussel sprouts.
Beef Stew - Rebecca's Pick
My family loves the heartiness of this stew and I love its ease and healthy benefits! I actually timed how long it takes me to prep - 13 minutes! That includes chopping the vegetables! So easy, so yummy! And, don't let the radishes scare you. They taste more like potatoes once they're done. I especially love making this on a Saturday night so that it's ready to go after church.
3lb diced stew meat
4 carrots, sliced
2 bunches of radishes, trimmed and halved
4 celery stalks, sliced
1 quart beef broth
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
2 1/2 tsp mineral salt (I use Redmond's Real Salt)
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 c Bragg's Nutritional Yeast
2 squirts Bragg's Liquid Aminos
2 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
Directions: Throw all the ingredients except for the xanthan gum into a CrockPot. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours. During the last half hour, take out 1 1/2 c of the broth and place in a blender with the 2 1/2 tsp xanthan gum. Blend well for 1 minute (hold lid on tightly). Vent the hot air and blend again for another minute. Return to the CrockPot and cook for an additional 15 minutes (this will thicken up the stew). Enjoy!
Nachos Supreme - Tammy's Pick
Some nights, I just need something fast and easy. This recipe is easy and yummy and rarely has leftovers. Bonus: the kiddos have learned to make it!
Jeffery's Chocolate Chip Pancakes - Melissa's Pick
(Jeff and Melissa shared their "In Sickness and In Health" story here)
“And there you shall eat before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your households, in all that you undertake, in which the Lord your God has blessed you.” Deuteronomy 12:7
The kitchen table is the most important place in our house. This is where we all come together and unite as a FAMILY. We eat breakfast, lunch (weekends) and dinner together. We always pray and give thanks to God as a family, holding hands, at every meal, even if we eat out. It’s so important to teach our children to be thankful for all the blessings He has given to us.
Dinner time is the best! There is always lots of laughter, singing, joking and hugging at the table. We also keep a jar on the table, for everyone to write down things that they are thankful for into the jar. On New Year’s Day we open the jar and read all of the things out loud that we were thankful for the past year, and talk about those great memories that were made. Jeffrey is “famous” for his homemade chocolate chip pancakes, which we always eat on Christmas Day. The kids don’t even complain that we open presents AFTER breakfast!! I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!
Jeffrey’s Chocolate Chip Pancakes
2 cups self-rising flour
1/3 cup oil
1 cup Milk or buttermilk
Chocolate chips and/or peanut butter chips
Mix the flour, egg and oil in a mixing bowl. Add milk until you get a consistency that will pour easily. Then add chocolate and/or peanut butter chips to your heart’s desire!
Serve warm, preferably with peanut butter on top!!