Recipe: Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

I decided to post another crockpot recipe since the weather will soon be getting colder, everywhere but Florida that is. We always have plenty of chicken in our deep freezers since we are regular Thrifty customers and we also buy from Zaycon Foods, so we love to find new and easy chicken recipes and pray […]

Taco Soup

Here’s a quick recipe that’s Healthy and Zone Diet approved…

Zone Diet Taco Soup


1 1/2 lbs. ground turkey or lean venison
1 teaspoon Olive Oil
3/4 Cups Onion (1/2 C)
2 cloves of garlic
1 Taco Seasoning Package
1 Can diced Tomato

1 Can Tomato Sauce
1 Can Mexican Rotel Tomato
1 Can Black Beans
1 Can White Corn
2 Cups Water (or desired consistency)


Sauté the onion and garlic in the olive oil. Add the ground meat and simmer.

Next, add the taco seasoning. Add the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, then simmer for 1 hour.

You can use a crock pot and cook on low all day, ready to eat when you get home from work. Sprinkle your bowl with reduced fat, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, or guacamole for added color and taste.

Spice Up Your Life (Santa Fe Chicken Crockpot Recipe)

We feed six people a day for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks since we homeschool and everyone works from home. Since we cook so often, we try to make enough food for dinner to eat leftovers for lunch and we also try to have some simple meals. When we find a good deal on boneless […]

Cheeseburger Casserole Recipe

We know that we all have at least one night when schedules are hectic. No matter what we do to stay organized everything goes haywire, the kids are attending an event, a family member is in the hospital, the spouse is leaving on a business trip. We like to keep some “go to” meal ingredients […]


We are always in search of a meal that the whole family enjoys and sometimes we just luck out. This meal is one of those times. We do have a certain someone in our household that does not really care for pasta but she will still eat this sometimes. We also use a few substitutions […]