Vegetable Beef Soup

Vegetable Beef Stew

There was a time in America when families ate their dinner together. During that time, Moms cooked almost every meal (fast food was not a weekly event, it was a treat) and left overs were utilized to help stretch the budget and live a life of stewardship. Left overs were basically staples used to create yummy soups like one of our favorites- Vegetable Beef Soup. Our family has never eaten out a lot. We enjoy restaurants and a break. But, {Read More}

Baked Polenta

Baked Polenta

Polenta. It’s new to us. Is it new to you, too? I have walked through the grocery store and picked it up several times. But, we are a family who shops at grocery stores as little as possible and we stay on the outside perimeter of the store. Processed food of any kind has a hard time finding it’s way into our home. Except for some sauces and an occassional soda (ok, and my cofee cream), we buy very few {Read More}

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

  Black Bean Soup has quickly become a favorite in our home.  It’s easy, inexpensive and nutritious for your entire family.  Black bean soup is also very easy to make and is another Sunday go-to dish for me. I begin a little prep work for this soup on Saturday.  When I get up on Saturday morning, I soak the beans.  (This helps reduce the chemical in the beans that causes gas).  On Saturday night before I go to bed, I {Read More}