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Homemade Chicken Soup

When my siblings, cousins, and I were young, our Nan had a standard chicken soup she would sometimes make. If one of us was sick and wanted her to make a soup, she would cater it to our particular likes. Did you have someone who would do the same for you? While chicken soup is […]

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Homemade Chicken Stock

Use chicken bones and skin to make a stock for soup.

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The Art of Soup Creation

Soups are so easy to make! They are healthy, and you can add just about anything to them. Experiment to see what your favorites will be. A big pot is best, so you can have plenty of leftovers. Covered and placed in the fridge it’ll last a good 4 or 5 days, and you can […]

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Cooking for 1: Pre-Roasted Chicken

You know those already roasted chickens you buy at the grocery store? I picked one up last week for $4.99. These chickens are not large, but you can do a lot with them. This is what I did with mine: Day 1 I also bought a pre-made salad that day, because I was on my […]

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Simple Chicken Soup

This is the easiest soup ever, and is made when I am low on food and funds during a given week. The base: 1 pre-cooked roaster chicken, on the bone, with the skin on, remove the string holding the legs together. water Place a pre-roasted chicken in the slow cooker, and cover with water. Cover […]

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Chicken and Potato One-Pan Meal

I love one-pan meals. Only one pan is dirtied, and all the flavors from the different foods come together for a great-tasting meal. I usually make these during the winter months, but feel free to make them any time. The sheer number of vegetable, protein, and seasoning combinations is remarkable. These meals are a great […]

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Chicken and Sweet Potato Mash

Another Whole30 recipe. I made this one the other night, enough to have leftovers for another meal. I make enough leftovers of most things for at least one meal, so that I am not doing as much cooking on work days. I do most cooking on my days off. It just makes my days go […]

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Shepherd’s Pie Variations

The shepherd’s pie recipe I used when the girls were growing up was a favorite of ours and our cousin Ashland. At its most basic, this is what it was: 1 pound browned ground beef, rinsed and drained and spread over the bottom of a baking dish, topped with 1 can of drained whole kernel […]

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Chicken Soup with Noodles

My friend Gale makes a variation of this that is utterly delicious. She used to make some especially for me. Once she did so because I was sick, bless her heart. After trying that recipe, I decided to add a little to it. Gales uses more than one type of pasta at a time. This […]

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Sweet n Sour Chicken Pizza

For this pizza, you can use a homemade dough recipe. Pizza is great for lunch or dinner, or even as a snack when friends gather. There are many pizza topping variations, as well as different types of sauces that can be used. This particular recipe uses sweet n sour sauce. (Update: 2017) Due to how […]

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Hannaford Salad

I like to get my salad at Hannaford because of the choice selection at the salad bar. They used to have a decent melon selection as well, but not so much now. However, I can still make a hearty salad with the given options, and this is far healthier than stopping at a fast food […]

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Sweet and Sour Chicken Bake

I love sweet and sour chicken. It’s one of my favorites, and can be made in many ways. I made this one recently. Ingredients chicken strips sweet and sauce (paleo) canned pineapple, with liquid Place the chicken in a baking dish and cover with sweet and sour sauce. Cover and place in the refrigerator for […]

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Using Leftovers to Make Chicken Soup

This is a quick recipe that uses leftovers that have been stored in the freezer or refrigerator, fresh herbs and dried pasta. Ingredients Broth from the freezer, and/or liquid from cooking vegetables Cooked chicken chunks Vegetables from the freezer and/or small amounts of leftovers from the refrigerator Parsley, freshly chopped Egg noodles Place the liquid, […]

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Using The Liquid That Meat Is Cooked In

Image via Wikipedia In my blog post series about stocks and broths, I mention starting these types of items with fresh water. I do not always make my broth and stock this way. I usually start with the liquid from the roasting pan, after I am done cooking. Any type of meat can be used […]

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Freezing Chicken for Easy Meals

There are a wide variety of things that you can do to make meal preparation easier. One way of accomplishing this task is to freeze chicken, prepared for later use. The chicken does not have to be pre-cooked to prepare it as per the directions in this short article, but it may be to make […]

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Chicken Salad

Spring is coming! During the spring months, I start eating more and more salads. These take the place of heartier winter meals, and are very nutritious. Ideally organic products would used, providing optimal health benefits, but this is not always possible. Now that spring is on its’ way, you may decide to start planning an […]

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Roasted Potatoes with Cheese

This is another recipe for potatoes that I enjoy and want to share with you. it  is a simple recipe to prepare, but will take from 50 to 60 minutes of oven time.  Doneness will depend on taste. I consider them done before my daughter does. Roast these potatoes while preparing the rest of the […]

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Simple Chicken (from the can) Salad

If you happen to have a can of chicken on hand, and are wondering what the heck to do with it, this post is for you. My suggestion is to make a simple, quick salad. Ingredients: 1 can chicken, drained 1 cup shredded cabbage 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cucumber, sliced 1/2 tomato, diced Simply […]

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Chicken Salad from Leftovers

Often, at the end of the week, I find odds and ends from previous meals that I have consumed over the last few days in my refrigerator. These need to be eaten, but what can be done with them? I am a lover of salad, and raw fruits and vegetables. I would rather eat a […]

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Chicken and Cheese Salad

Salads are great foods when it is too hot to cook, and we have been in the middle of a heat wave here in Maine. The following is just one of many salad ideas for your consideration. Ingredients: chicken, sandwich meat cheese slices cabbage Romaine lettuce radicchio baby spinach cucumber shredded carrot cherry tomatoes Cut […]

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Chicken and Cheese Roll-Ups

These are great as snacks, or in a lunchbox. They are affordable, and can be made from leftovers. Roll-ups are also quick and simple to make. Chicken and Cheese Roll-ups Tortillas Thin chicken slices Cheese slices Lettuce leaves Spinach leaves Place the cheese on the tortilla. Place the chicken on the tortilla. Place the lettuce and spinach leaves on […]

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Oregano

Note: Consult a doctor if you are being treated for any illnesses before using any type of food for its’ health benefits. Oregano is an herb that has a flavor described as not only warm, but balsamic as well. It is aromatic. The name Oregano means ‘Mountian Joy’. Oregano has many essential nutrients, including: Lots […]

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