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Lipton’s Onion Soup Collection — Frugal Hausfrau

I SO need this. I use this stuff often. The packets are expensive considering how much you get. Thanks Frugal Hausfrau. I def needed this~


When I posted a recipe for French Onion Soup Burgers using my Homemade Lipton’s Onion Soup Mix the other day, I searched my site for recipes made with that mix. I decided there were enough to start a little “collection.” How fun are some of these retro (and newer) recipes? So what’s your favorite recipe (if you have…

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Uncategorized, Pork

Grilled Pork and Pineapple


It’s gone. There’s not one single piece of this left. I’m so not kidding! They asked me to make another one. Can you believe that?

The day had already started out really bad. I had to do this test that required me to take a steroid pill, just a small dose, like 1 mg or something, right before bed! People, it kept me up ALL NIGHT. I tossed, I turned, I thought I was going to die from the heat, even though it was in the upper 60’s in my house. Then….I get up at 645. I had to get Coop ready for school. I leave my house about 830 to go to the hospital to take my test. Bloodwork had to be done by 9am. Little did I know I get there and there’s a WHOLE WAITING room full of people! It was 9am when they finally registered me. I run as fast as I can without killing others to get to the lab. The guy finally gets out there…and he’s like it’s after 9, I don’t know if you should do it. I’m so angry at this point. I didn’t know what else to do, so I called the dr’s office and asked what I should do. He said to go ahead and do it. So I did. HONESTLY….the guy was rough. He hurt my arm because he jerked the needle out. Hubby and I joked it was pay back because I was annoyed with him. After I finished that, I had an appointment with a nutritionist.

That went great. I learned SO much about food. I thought I fed my family healthy meals, and for the most part I do, but I wasn’t feeding them enough food to sustain them. I didn’t have any idea. I felt horrible. It’s hard though. My son has grown so quickly. He’s 5 ft 6 and barely 12 years old. How that happened, I don’t know…I just thought he was eating too much food. He would ask for snacks every day after school and I thought no he doesn’t need one, he can wait for dinner. Turns out that’s not correct either. It’s crazy, I couldn’t win! I’ll tell ya’ll more about that appointment later on. I learned some cool things. The best thing is, I don’t have to not eat things, I regularly eat!

I decided we’re going to start on this now….so here we are- this is what’s for dinner.

1 pork loin

salt and pepper


3 tablespoons orange marmalade

Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper.  Brush with pineapple and 2 tablespoons of marmalade. Grill until cooked through.

Note: I didn’t grill. I browned mine in a pan and then put it in the oven. I then brushed it with the marinade regularly.

Note 2: Be liberal with the salt and pepper.


Lip Smackin’ Good Oatmeal Raisin Cookies — Oh Sure I Can Homestead

I love oatmeal raisin. Adding this to my must try list!

Finding a damn good delicious oatmeal raisin cookie can be really hard. The pictures look great but then you make it and they taste like……crap, I’m just gonna say it y’all. They taste like crap. I don’t know about you but I want an oatmeal raisin cookie that is still healthy, without tasting like cardboard.…

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Chicken, Uncategorized

BBQ Crusted Chicken


A while back I used to buy old cookbooks from this antique store that they’d sell for 1.00 each. They sadly don’t do that anymore. Which is a good thing, but it’s a bad thing, because man what a deal I’d get!!! So I find this poultry cookbook and I buy it. It’s an ok cookbook. It’s not my favorite. I’ve found a few recipes that I really like out of it though.

This one I have passed by 100 times. I mean seriously….bbq sauce…cornflakes?? uhm….am I the only one who is thinking how weird?

I kept Coop home from school today. He wasn’t feeling well. He was having some sinus issues. Poor kiddo. He just really needed a resting day. So we all were lazy today and hung out around the house. I worked on some homework…and that was that.

Chicken (you can use bone in or boneless)

1/3 cup bbq chicken

4 cups crushed cornflakes

Roll bbq sauce onto the chicken. Then roll in the cornflakes. Line a baking dish or cookie sheet with foil. Spray the foil and put the chicken on it. Bake until cooked through.

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Blue Ridge Apple Cake… — Camellia’s Cottage — Lisa’s ” I have too much time on my hands” Site

Think this is going to go on my to make list. Especially since I AM from the blue ridge…why wouldn’t I try it?

It might come as a surprise that the Appalachian Region is apple growing country. Settlers from Scotch Irish descent brought apple seeds with them to grow in the new land… with the help of Cherokee Indians apples became widely grown. With temperatures dipping into the 20s and highs in the 80s – the plateaus produce […]

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Chicken, Uncategorized

Ground Chicken Parmesan


A long time ago I made chicken parmesan and I hated it. It was the texture of the chicken and the sauce and stuff. YUCK. I hated it. A few weeks ago hubby and I were watching Worst Cooks in America. One of the contestants used ground chicken for something and hubby looks at me and says what do you think about using ground chicken to make chicken parm? I thought about it a minute and I thought ok, we’ll do it.

If you remember I made a post about my son taking his lunch to school. I told ya’ll to try the chicken meatball recipe. It was the bomb. I was making them the other day to freeze for Coop’s lunches. After I finished them, hubby does what he always does, he stole one. He says “Honey, you know we should use this recipe for chicken parm.” I thought about it for a bit and decided he was right. I had to redo my recipe a bit, but it worked and it was SO good.

3/4 cup bread crumbs

3/4 cup parmesan cheese

1 egg

1 teaspoon thyme

1 tablespoon parsley

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 teaspoons ground black pepper

1 lb ground chicken

Mozzarella cheese

In a plate mix 1/4 cup parmesan cheese and 1/4 cup bread crumbs. Mix all remaining ingredients in a bowl. Divide into four portions. Flatten like a hamburger. Dredge both side in the bread crumbs and cook in a frying pan on medium heat in oil. If they need to be cooked longer, stick them in a 350 degree oven. Do not over cook! Put cheese on top and put back into oven until bubbly and brown. Serve with your favorite pasta and tomato sauce.


Apple Spice Streusel Cake — A Jeanne in the Kitchen

This looks sooo good. Luckily we are in apple season here!


I am looking forward to the changing of the seasons once again. I grew up in Southern California, and there really was not much ado about the changing of the seasons, but in Colorado it is pretty evident and spectacular, nothing like it is in New England, but still pretty darn good all the same. […]

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