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Bacon & Cheese Quiche

  • Ingredients

    1 Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box SAVE $

    1 cup half-and-half or milk

    4 eggs, slightly beaten

    1/4 teaspoon salt

    1/4 teaspoon pepper

    8 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled

    1 cup shredded Swiss or Cheddar cheese (4 oz)

    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese


    • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place pie crust in 9-inch glass pie plate as directed on box for One-Crust Filled Pie.
    • 2. In medium bowl, mix half-and-half, eggs, salt and pepper; set aside. Layer bacon, cheeses and onion in crust-lined plate. Pour egg mixture over top.
    • 3, Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Let stand 5 minutes; cut into wedges.





    1 ½ cups bone broth or chicken stock

    ¾ cup quinoa

    1 onion diced

    4 green onions thinly sliced

    2 cloves garlic minced

    1 lb . ground beef

    2 red bell peppers halved and seeded

    2 yellow bell peppers halved and seeded

    1 14.5 oz . can diced tomatoes

    1 cup grated Monterrey Jack cheese

    2 Tbsp . olive oil

    1 ½ tsp . chili powder

    1 ½ tsp . cumin

    ½ tsp . paprika

    ¼ tsp . cayenne

    Salt and pepper

    2 limes cut into wedges

    INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Bring stock and a pinch of salt to a boil in a small pot. Once boiling, add quinoa. Cover and cook on low heat for 15-20 minutes. Arrange the pepper halves on a baking sheet and drizzle with 1 Tbsp. olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

    Bake until softened , 7-10 minutes. Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions, green onions and garlic, cook for 4-5 minutes, until softened.

    Add ground beef and break up as it browns, 3-4 minutes. Stir in chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Add in tomatoes and let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in cooked quinoa and season with salt and pepper. Fill peppers with beef mixture and sprinkle with cheese. Bake 10 minutes. Serve with lime wedges on the side.

    Dry Onion Soup Mix

    2/3 cup dried, minced onion

    3 teaspoons parsley flakes

    2 teaspoons onion powder

    2 teaspoons turmeric

    1 teaspoon celery salt

    1 teaspoon sea salt

    1 teaspoon sugar

    1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

    Mix all ingredients in a jar, then give the jar a good shake. 

    Use 4 tablespoons in a recipe in place of 1 packet of onion soup mix. Store this in a dry, cool place.


    5 tablespoons dried minced onions

    7 teaspoons parsley flakes

    4 teaspoons salt

    1 teaspoon garlic powder

    Mix together and store in an air tight container.

    For dressing: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 1 cup mayonnaise and 1 cup buttermilk or sour cream.

    For dip: Mix 2 tablespoons dry mix with 2 cups sour cream or Greek Yogurt.

    Mix up a few hours before serving, so the flavors all blend.

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    Taco Seasoning

    1/2 cup chili powder

    1/4 cup onion powder

    1/8 cup ground cumin

    1 tablespoon garlic powder

    1 tablespoon paprika

    1 tablespoon sea salt

    Put ingredients into a jar and shake.

    Use 4 tablespoons in a recipe in place of 1 packet of onion soup mix. Store this in a dry, cool place.

    Muscle-Building Stuffed Peppers

     Muscle Fitness website

    Servings: 6

    You’ll need

    • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 6 medium zucchini, chopped
    • 1½ medium onions, chopped
    • 18 oz 95% lean ground beef
    • 1½ 24-oz jars pasta sauce
    • 1½ cup canned low-sodium Great Northern beans (rinsed)
    • 6 cups baby spinach
    • 12 bell peppers (red, orange, or yellow)
    • 12 tbsp grated parmesan cheese


    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place a medium-size sauce pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and garlic. Once garlic browns slightly, add zucchini and onions. Sauté until onions become translucent.

    2. Add ground beef, stir, and cook until beef is browned. Mix in pasta sauce, beans, and baby spinach. Turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

    3. While the sauce is simmering, slice the tops off the peppers and remove core, seeds, and white membrane from inside peppers. Place peppers in a 9-by-13 baking dish with ¼ inch of water in the pan.

    4. Fill each pepper with meat/vegetable sauce. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Spoon 1 tbsp of cheese onto each pepper, then bake for another 10 minutes.

    Mom’s Super Laundry Sauce


    Recipe adapted from Whipped Laundry Concentrate

    ~ This makes 1/2 Gallon of concentrate ~
    ~ Btw, that’s a full 128 loads of laundry!! ~

    1 bar Fels Naptha (Yes, the ENTIRE Bar!)
    1 cup 20 Mule Team Borax
    1 cup Arm & Hammer Washing Soda(NOT BAKING SODA!!)
    4 cups of hot water 

    Here are what the ingredients look like:

    Quick Note: Follow the directions Carefully, adding the ingredients at the wrong time will result in a grainy textured

    detergent that will not dissolve well in the washer.

    Step 1: Put 4 cups of water in a large heavy saucepan over high heat. While that is heating, mix the borax and washing soda together in a bowl, mixing well, set aside.

    Step 2: Grate the Fels Naptha- the easiest way to do this is to cut it into several smaller chunks and then run it through a food processor- otherwise, you can just grate it with a hand grater or shave it with a knife.

    Step 2: Grate the Fels Naptha- the easiest way to do this is to cut it into several smaller chunks and then run it through a food processor- otherwise, you can just grate it with a hand grater or shave it with a knife.

    Step 3: Add the freshly grated soap to the water in the saucepan, stirring almost constantly. Reduce the heat to medium, It will take approximately 10 – 15 minutes for the Fels Naptha to complete dissolve. If it takes longer, your heat wasn’t up high enough. Alternatively, you can melt the fels on the stove over low heat without water then add the water afterwards, stirring it in, as the original recipe called for. I find that it’s much easier to melt IN the water. Absolutely do NOT let this Boil over, or you’ll have a sudsy mess that you do NOT want to contend with!!

     should be a rolling, simmering boil where you must stir Constantly but it does not foam heavily or seem to “creep up” the saucepan. See the photo below- note the amount of “foam” – that’s all you should see.

    Step 4: Once the fels naptha has completely melted, remove the pan from the heat and add in the Borax and the Washing Soda, stirring constantly until the powders are completely dissolved, this will take about 3-5 minutes. Do not under-stir or your soap texture will be very grainy rather than smooth. (You can fee the “graininess” on the bottom of the pan, once you can’t feel it, it’s incorporated fully!)

    Step 5: Pour the liquid equally into (2) 1 quart Mason jars.

    Step 6: Add just enough water to bring the contents up to the “shoulders” or Rounded part of the jar, leaving approximately 1 ½ inches of headspace.

    Step 7: Put the lid on the jars and turn them UPSIDE DOWN and let them sit a few hours (about 4 – 5 hours). The reason for this is that the soap is going to Separate into layers while it’s resting and occasionally will form crystals on the bottom. Rather than waste these trying to scrape them off, in the next step we’re going to incorporate them easily! Btw, if you leave it overnight it will have a slightly grainier texture than if you whip it immediately after 4 hours.

    The Layers will separate after a few hours:

    Then the bottom layer will become very, very thick, like so: 

    Step 8: There are two ways to do this next step, depending on what you have for equipment. Here’s how I like to do it- unscrew the blade and bottom from your blender and screw them onto your regular mouthed mason jar containing all of your ingredients. 

    Place the entire mason jar on the blender and whip until smooth and creamy throughout, about a minute. Flip back over, unscrew the blender blade, attach a cover and seal.

    If you don’t have mason jars or a blender, pour the contents of your settled jar into a large bowl, be sure to scrape down any remaining from the jar to get it all. Using a Hand mixer, Whip the ingredients until light and fluffy and well blended. Transfer the ingredients back into the jar, cover and store until needed. If you like, add a tsp of glycerin per jar.

    Step 9: To use, add 1 Tablespoon to a load of laundry in any type of machine, conventional, Front Loader, High Capacity & High Efficiency (HE), etc. Do not add the detergent to the “detergent compartment” but instead directly with the dirty clothes. The detergent is Smooth and creamy with the same Look and consistency of Mayonnaise. Be sure to label the jar to prevent accidental ingestion!!

    Here is EXACTLY how I use our detergent:

    Top Loading Machine Directions

    1. Fill the machine with dirty clothes
    2. start the water, (hot- Cold- or warm- doesn’t matter)
    3. Measure out 1 Tablespoon (literally) of super laundry sauce
    4. stick the measuring spoon of detergent under the running water, let it fall off the spoon.
    5. Close the washer lid, go away and do something else while the machine runs.

    Front-loader Machine Directions:

    1. Fill the machine with dirty clothes
    2. Measure out 1 Tablespoon (literally) of super laundry sauce On Top of the dirty Clothes
    3. Close the washer, start it, go away and do something else while the machine run

    Parmesan Roasted Brussel Sprouts



    • 1 1/2 pounds fresh brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
    • 2 tbsp olive oil
    • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
    • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1/2 tsp salt
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper


    1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with non-stick spray and set aside.
    2. Combine brussels sprouts and olive oil in a large zip close bag and shake to coat. Add the breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper to the bag and shake to coat.
    3. Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet and bake for 15 to 17 minutes until the cheese is melted and the brussels sprouts are lightly browned

    Grandma Grinolds Banana Bread

    1 1/2 cp sugar

    1/2 cp oil

    2 eggs (1/2 cup egg subsitute)

    1/2 cp buttermilk

    1/4 tsp salt

    1cp mashed banana

    2cp flour

    1tsp baking soda

    1tsp vanilla

    1/2cp chopped nuts


    Preheat oven to 350.

    Cream sugar and oil together; beat in eggs.

    Add buttermilk salt and bananas; beat well.

    Add flour soda vanilla and nuts. Beat.


    Place in greased loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 50-60 min (if its humid out it will take longer to cook, here where its real humid it takes almost twice as long). Enjoy!!!

    Coffee Can Bread


    1/2 c
    warm water

    1 pkg

    1 Tbsp

    4 1/2 c
    sifted unbleached flour

    2 Tbsp

    2 Tbsp

    1 tsp

    1 can(s)
    evaporated milk

    2 greased 1 pound coffee cans with lids


    2now mix other ingredients in seperate bowl,then add the yeast mixture. knead the dough for 10 min. fill the two greased 1-pound coffee cans half full with dough,and place greased plastic lids on the cans. let rise in warm place until lids pop off.

    3bake 45 350*

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