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Cauliflower Soup
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Instant Pot Faux Potato Cauliflower Cheese Soup (Keto, Low Carb)

Since February of 2019, we have adjusted our eating habits a bit more. (Kids still eat bread and pasta.) However, I (Kris) have been eating Keto / Low Carb and so far am down about 60 pounds. I have 60 to go for my goal. I can do it! πŸ™‚…

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Chicken Noodle Soup

I love soups! I have always loved soups. Especially with a larger family… Want to make it bigger for more people, just add a few more things into the pot! We double and even triple this recipe – You will need a HUGE cooking pot to do this with. We…

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Saving Food by Freeze Drying

Saving Food by Freeze Drying 2-1/2 years ago, our family took the plunge and purchased a Harvest Right Freeze Dryer. I wasn’t certain if the price = what we would save. Well, I can honestly save that after 2-1/2 years I LOVE my machine and I think that I have…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 18, Meals from Scratch – Swedish Meatballs over pasta or rice

December 18: Luke 2:13 – Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, β€” This has to be one of my favorite “Not so healthy” dishes. This dish can use homemade meatballs (That recipe will be linked next week for New Years…

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2018 Christmas – Advent, Day 12, Gnocchi Soup

Luke 1:68 – β€œPraise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. Ingredients This is a family favorite and it is so very filling. You can make this with cooked chicken, carnitas or ground beef.  4 tablespoons Butter 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup finely…

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Christmas Cookies – Chocolate topped Toffee

KrisandLarry.com presents 6 different Christmas cookies/desserts for your cookie exchanges – Chocolate topped Toffee Another tasty treat in our house, Although we do not make it terribly often as it is very rich. It is a GREAT gift wrapped up in a bag with a bow for a last minute…

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Christmas Cookies & Desserts – Missouri (No Bake) Cookies

KrisandLarry.com presents 6 different Christmas cookies/desserts for your cookie exchanges – Missouri Cookies (No Bake) This is my favorite childhood cookie. My grandmother always made these and even would make and bring during visits into my adulthood. This is the recipe that she gave me on my wedding day.  Ingredients:  2…

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Using Freeze-Dried Chicken

I love having my freeze dryer. My favorite item that I love to freeze dry is not Ice cream (Although “Astronaut Ice Cream is Delicious – Remember Astronaut Ice Cream from the 1980’s?? check out this link if you have a minute: https://amzn.to/2OU33ai Yes, I literally make this now with my Harvest…

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Elderberry Syrup for those winter colds

My children know that when they are starting to feel yucky, they can just go into the fridge and get out the elderberry syrup. And all they need to do is to take a spoonful. We have been making this for years.  Ingredients 3/4 cup dried elderberries (There are many…

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Recipe – Cheesy Beef Noodles

This is a recipe that I found a long time ago and had jotted down on a post-it note. We have been making this for about a year now and have altered it to fit our family. πŸ™‚ INGREDIENTS: 16 ounces medium pasta shells 1 tablespoon olive oil 1-1/2 pounds…

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Instant Oatmeal recipe

I love that I can have a warm breakfast available for my kids on colder mornings and I know exactly what  they are eating. And even my younger kids can make this themselves.     Strawberries’n’cream or Peaches’n’cream Instant oatmeal  (our family triples this recipe to make it worth our time…

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Homemade Chai Tea

I love the taste and the smell of Chai Tea… I hate the price tag at coffee shops…. So, Let’s make our own!!   Chai Tea: a beverage that is a blend of black tea, honey, spices, and milk.   I simmer 3 black tea bags in a pot with 4-6 cups of…

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The smell of fall – simmering potpourri

I love having a wood stove. I grew up with them at my parent’s house as well. When Larry and I looked for a stove to have put into our home (Yes, our huge house only had “fake” heating  fireplaces – Propane burning ones and a chimney for a pellet…

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

One of my favorite snacks is pepitas (shelled pumpkin seeds) or roasted pumpkin seeds (whole). I eat them on salads, in my homemade granola or just as a snack.  You can salt them and roast, or roast plain. You can flavor with lime and chili or with cinnamon and sugar….

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Crock Pot Beef Stroganoff (or Solar Oven)

INGREDIENTS: 1 1/2 pounds Beef Stew Meat or Ground Beef 1/4 cup All-Purpose Flour Ground Black Pepper and Salt to taste 4 cup Beef Broth 2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce (I substituted Teriyaki sauce the last time that I made it because I was out of Worcestershire) 1 whole Onion, Sliced (I tend…

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Cherry Black Pepper Jam

I have been making this jam for many, many years and boy, is it good on a toasted sourdough turkey sandwiches with a bit of cream cheese (or 3 sandwiches if you are Griffen or Berlyn). I can’t say “YUUUMMM!” enough.   When I open a jar, I  know that  it will…

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2016 December Advent, Day 6 – Hot Cocoa

  December 6th Nothing shows me more of the Christmas season than hot cocoa, snuggling on the couch, spending time with the ones that I love while worshiping Jesus for his birthday.  Every year, we make several “big” batches of homemade hot cocoa mix to use during the cold weather. …

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Hobo Stew in your solar oven

Hobo Stew The following recipe is for ONE hobo stew which is ONE serving. We make 10+ when we go camping and these can be thrown in your solar oven after lunch for dinner or even on a campfire or grill. Ingredients: 1 hamburger patty 1/3 cup hash browns or…

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Solar oven “hard boiled” quail eggs

There are so many different things that you can make in your solar oven.  A favorite snack in our house is hard boiled eggs…. especially quail eggs. They are BITE SIZED!  You can use a solar oven to “hard boil” using the hot air inside the oven.  When using a…

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Solar Oven cooking – DUMP CAKE

Dump Cake is one of those super simple recipes that we LOVE to make in this house.  Dump Cake 1 package of cake mix (or a homemade cake mix) 3 cups of fresh fruits (berries, cherries, apples, peaches, etc) Β½ – ΒΎ cups water 4 Tablespoons butter (Substitution – if…

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Solar Oven Cooking and Class for Oathkeepers

[sdm_download id=”4352″ fancy=”0″] Using a Solar Oven If you are interested in one of our solar oven cookbooks, they are for sale on Amazon. Click here – http://www.amazon.com/Outdoor-Kitchen-Full-Sunshine/dp/1479112305/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1461516543&sr=8-1&keywords=kris+mazy What is a solar oven? A solar oven is an oven that you use outdoors to cook food while using only the sun…