Tricia’s Garden Stir Fry Recipe

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Garden vegetables and your favorite meat – all stirred up in one dish – make for a simple, healthy and quick meal! Each time I make stir fry, the ingredients vary. This time I used a medley of broccoli and cauliflower I found on sale in the produce section. Chicken breasts, sliced thin and seasoned with a bit of soy sauce. And topped with a sliced garden tomato after all … [Read more...]

Tricia’s Cool Uses for Cucumbers

Cucumbers as finger sandwiches

With a larger family of five children from preschool to high school, I am all the time looking for new ways to eat healthy and fill tummies! Thanks to our small, square foot garden, we've enjoyed large amounts of cucumbers. We are eating cucumbers in all kinds of ways for lunches and sides for suppers and I'll share them below. Cucumber Dippers - With homemade hummus (my … [Read more...]

Sauteed Okra Recipe

Sauteed Okra Recipe

Summer comes and it's always time for fried okra. But it's also always good to have a lighter version of a garden favorite. That's when it's time to slice up and saute your okra. Four cups of sliced okra makes a wonderful side for my family of seven. Yum! Sauteed Okra Yield - 8 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 10 minutes Ingredients 4 … [Read more...]

Crispy Ranch Mozzarella Chicken Strips Recipe

Ranch Mozzarella Chicken ingredients

Quick, easy and crowd-pleasing is this very simple chicken recipe. I made it with chicken breast strips and pantry staples I had on hand. My daughter found the chicken recipe on Pinterest and we adapted it for our family, doubling the amounts and using mozzarella cheese. Make it especially frugal by snagging chicken on sale! Crispy Ranch Mozzarella Chicken … [Read more...]

Macaroni and Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe

Macaroni and Cheese Grilled Cheese on griddle

Two favorites combined together make for double the child-friendliness of this recipe! My daughter found a photo/pin via Pinterest. She created her own version of macaroni and cheese grilled cheese – one that has her siblings asking her to make it all the time. She basically cooked a favorite store-bought box of pasta with Velveeta cheese. She then grilled up the … [Read more...]