Recipe: Bacon, Egg, and Hashbrown Casserole

Bacon, Egg, and Hashbrown Casserole Recipe

 

I feel as if I’m cheating here. I don’t have pictures because I wasn’t planning on posting this recipe. Next time I make it (which should be sometime in the next couple of weeks), I’ll take pictures and update this post. Pictures aren’t the only updates I’ll need, but I’ll explain that in a bit. I posted about this in passing on Facebook (as a post about how much my 13yo eats), and several people have asked for the recipe.

I’m sure this would be a good brunch recipe, but we always have it for supper. I also used to make with ham, and I posted that recipe a while back. This is only a slight variation of that recipe. Read the whole thing before you start, because I’m in the midst of some experimentation and which direction you go will determine your pan and your ingredients. This is a little convoluted and I apologize. I will clean it all up when I get it figured out. I hope it’s enough that you can make your own version. Continue reading

Recipe: Chicken Taco Soup

Chicken Taco Soup Recipe

I love this because it’s super-easy to make and will give you left-overs for a healthy lunch the next day or two. If you need to feed a crowd, I’ve included a note for that below the recipe. This is a not from-scratch recipe – it’s more a “semi-homemade” soup – but it can easily be adapted to be completely from scratch if you prefer. You can serve it with cornbread (jalapeno┬ácornbread if you’re up for it), crackers, or corn chips. Continue reading

Try a New Recipe Tuesday: Nanaimo Bars

We’re part of Geography Club in our homeschool group, which is just a fancy way of saying that we pick a country each month and learn all about it. The kids each pick a topic, research it, and tell their friends all about it when he have our monthly meeting. In the meantime, the moms are busy digging up recipes for our themed potluck. I have been letting Jeffrey pick the recipes from websites, but this month was Canada, and since I have several online friends from and in Canada, I just asked them for some ideas. I’ve been hearing about Nanaimo (try to hang out with writers and not write NaNoWriMo every time you type that) bars for years, so I thought we’d give those a shot. I found a recipe (several actually) online, but I ended up using a recipe stolen borrowed from my friend Kelly. It seems like a lot of steps, but it actually comes together pretty quickly. It will be even quicker if you by graham cracker crumbs. I had to make my own. Continue reading

What I’ve Been Doing Lately

Ever feel like you’re busy all day, yet not getting anything done? Lately, I’ve been in “research mode” so I’ve been feeling that way. My kids haven’t starved and the house is still standing, so apparently, I’ve been doing *something*. LOL

I’m researching two different things. One is alternative cancer treatments, prevention and cures. The other is gluten-free cooking. Can I just say my kids LOVE raisin bread? Don’t tell them some kids snack on candy and chips. LOL Everytime I make a loaf of bread, I think, “When did I become this person?” Ten years ago, I never would have thought I would be making bread from scratch. (Right now I’m using a gluten-free mix, but I have made several loaves from scratch.) And cookies and brownies and cupcakes with homemade frosting. Yes, I was kidding earlier. My kids do get “junk” food, but it’s homemade junk food. (They really do go through a lot of raisin bread, though.)

As for the cancer information, I started a blog for that and a page on facebook. Actually, the blog is different kinds of health information. The blog and the facebook page.

But wait! There’s more! Several years ago, while training for the Breast Cancer 3-Day, I was looking for different places to walk. That’s a lot of training and walking in the same places gets old fast. Also, I was looking for places with longer paths and trails that I had here. I scoured the internet looking for recreation department websites that would tell me about their parks and walking paths. Most counties didn’t even have anything about their parks and even fewer said anything about trails or paths. So I started my own site. After 2 years, the financial and time committment became too much for me and the site had to go. Now I’ve started a new siteon wordpress.com and it’s free, so I don’t have to worry about that. I’ve also decided that it would be much easier and more interactive if visitors could share about their favorite parks and paths instead of me trying to make my way all over the metro Atlanta area to find parks. (Note: The site didn’t pick up any interest, so I removed it after a year or so to downsize my blog/internet time.)

So check out the new sites and share them with your friends. I don’t think I’ll be starting a gluten-free blog or site. LOL There are more than enough of those out there with much better information than I could ever post.