Faith & Flavor

Blending family time in the kitchen with faith and flavor

Minestrone Soup

In large stockpot over medium heat, cook the following for 20 minutes: 1/3 cup olive oil ¼ cup butter 1 large onion, chopped 2 large carrots, diced 2 celery stalks, diced 2 medium potatoes, diced Add to stockpot and heat to boiling:             ½ lb green beans, cut in 1 inch lengths             6 cups…
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Potato Soup

3 cups chicken broth 5-7 potatoes, cubed 2 Tablespoons butter 1 large onion, chopped 5 cloves garlic, pressed 1/4 cup oil 6 Tablespoons flour 2 cups milk 8 ozs grated cheese In large stockpot, bring potatoes and chicken broth to a boil. Lower heat and simmer till potatoes are tender, but not mushy or overcooked.…
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I’m guessing that almost everyone knows how to make tacos. Seasoned ground beef topped with any combination of chili beans, cheese, lettuce, tomato, sour cream, and guacamole. It’s an easy meal that can accommodate many different tastes and allergies! Here’s a recipe for your own taco seasoning: 1 tablespoon chili powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder…
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Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade

This recipe serves 8 -10. It’s so easy and delicious! Ingredients: 2 lbs raw shrimp, deveined and shelled and patted dry 1/2 cup Mayonaise 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2/3 cup panko 2/3 cup shredded coconut 1/4 cup cornstarch Dipping Sauce: 1/2 cup sweet orange marmalade 1/4 cup Dijon Mustard 1/4 cup Honey…
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Chicken Vegetable Soup

This is a family favorite soup recipe. Even my pickiest eater loves it. Don’t omit the cabbage. It adds some really nice flavor when cooked. You can add any type of sharp cheddar cheese- white or orange. Medium Cheddar doesn’t add the same flavor, so stick to sharp! In large stockpot, sauté: 1 large onion,…
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Teacher Gifts

Once I asked on Facebook for those that were teachers to share their most treasured gifts. Every single teacher responded with handwritten notes and cards as well as gift cards. Another teacher said, “No mugs :)”. Today, make a card or write a letter to your teachers. How have you enjoyed having them as a…
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S’mores in the Oven

Of course, the most loved way to prepare S’mores is by roasting the marshmallows over a campfire. However, here’s a version of making them in the oven so that you can enjoy them year-round. Set oven to broil. On a parchment lined baking sheet, lay down graham crackers. Top with a chocolate bar and top…
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Trail Mix

Trail Mix can be a wonderful and healthy snack for you and your kids. Sometimes it can be just a mix of whatever you have on hand. Have “almost” empty bags of pretzels, chips or crackers? They make the perfect size for trail mix. I love to have trail mix on hand in the car…
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Food Pantry Donation Ideas

I had an “ah-ha” moment a few years back. My small group from church made dinner and brought donations to a women’s shelter. While we were there, several residents came in. The donations that we brought were out for them to take what they needed. Within seconds, they quickly gathered all the hygiene items like…
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