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hamburger lentil soup


1# ground beef

1/2 c chopped onions

4 carrots, diced

3 ribs celery, diced

1 clove garlic

1 qt tomato juice

1T salt

1/2T dried marjoram

1T brown sugar

1 qt water

2 c dried lentils

Brown the beef and onions in skillet.  Drain.  Combine all ingredients into crockpot.  Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours.

(If making as freezer meal, add the water and lentils when it is time to cook.)

whole wheat chocolate pancakes


  • 2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup raw sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 2 1/4 cups buttermilk
  • 4 Tablespoons butter, melted or canola oil
  • 1/4 cup brewed coffee
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Combine flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, combine beaten eggs, buttermilk, melted butter, coffee and vanilla.  Add wet mixture to the dry ingredients and fold in with a spatula until just combined. Allow the mixture to set for a few minutes to thicken.

italian chicken cheesy pasta


A friend in Japan brought this over after I gave birth to my first.  I have yet to replicate it… she could hardly even tell me what was in it or how to make it since she makes it differently every time.  I finally drug this out of her…

I use whatever veggies are in season.  What makes it so delicious is the Italian seasoning with the bread crumbs on top.  It gives it a nice crunchy crust on top.