Recipes

Learning to love cooking

How to make real food - real fast!

As a single mom I faced some challenges -

  • How to keep us healthy
  • How to eat healthy - cheap
  • How to get healthy dinners that tasted good on the table fast

Here you will find my collection of fast, delicious recipes that I have amassed over about 40 years.

Your family will love the great dinners. You'll love how simple and fast they are. Spend less time in the kitchen and make better food!

Who knew losing weight could be this much fun?

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Subcategories

  • Creating Fast Fresh Food Tips

    Here are basic tips that once you get the hang of how easy it is to make fast fresh great tasting meals, you'll never be stuck in the fast food lane again!

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  • Food Safety

    How to make sure that the food that you and your family is eating is as safe as humanly possible - 

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  • Beverages

     Quench your thirst, soothe a sweet tooth, or just break the pop habit!

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  • Breakfast

    Start your day off right with these great breakfast ideas :)

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  • Appetizers

    Great party noshes - or treat yourself to an elegant snack once in a while!

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  • Dressings & Such

     The freshest salad dressings, condiments and sauces. 

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  • Salad Recipes

     Who says salads are boring? Not here!
     
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  • Vegetables

     Yes, they will eat their vegetables with these yummy recipes!

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  • Side Dishes

     Sides dishes complete a meal!

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  • For the Grill

     Don't like the heat? Get out of the kitchen! (or use your indoor grill ;)

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  • Chicken Recipes

     Can you believe you can do all this with Chicken?

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  • Beef Recipes

    Have a hankerin' for a good piece of beef? Don't despair! Beef contains nutrients that you can't get anywhere else. Consider it one of the borderline foods. A little once in a while is good for you - too much is really bad. And these recipes will help you get the most enjoyment from your healthy little splurges.

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  • Seafood

     Seafood recipes to rival restaurants - and so easy!

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  • Mexican Inspired

     Fun, Fast, Festive. Mexican inspired dishes feel like a vacation from the daily grind.

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  • Italian

     Who doesn't love Italian food?

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  • Other Main Dishes

     More fast, easy, scrumptious main dishes

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  • Soups

    Soups as a rule usually take a long time - but here are some great versions that you can make in much less time -

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  • Lunchbox

    Some new ideas to keep lunch healthier, and tastier 

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  • Treats

     You can have dessert if you ate all of your vegetables!

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  • Weekend Fare

    Someone said that sometimes she wants to spend more time cooking - but there were no recipes that took longer than 30 minutes to get to the table.

    Interesting...

    So, I'll make an effort to add some recipes that will flex your cooking muscles.

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  • Crock Pot Gourmet ;)

    Yes, it is possible to make good food in your crock pot. Great for a busy cold day.

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  • Apple Orchard

    Find all sorts of yummy things to do with your apple harvest!

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  • Pumpkin Patch

    Pumpkin's not just for pie!

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  • Freezer Preserving

    If you're like me, canning and preserving is just out of the question - it just takes too much time! But there is an easier way to store some of summer bounty to enjoy during the cold days of winter. Here's how -

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  • Special Holiday Recipes

    Traditional American holiday recipes to make your holiday entertaining a breeze -

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