Stuffed Pepper Soup

Hearty. Delicious. Comfy cozy on a cold wintry day.

This is one of those recipes where you make it your own. It makes ALOT so if you don’t want this much halve the recipe. If you don’t like rice, omit it. If you like onions, add more. You really can’t go wrong. Adjust it to your family’s needs and likes.


  • 2 lbs. ground beef or venison
  • 2 green peppers, chopped
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 quart chopped tomatoes
  • 2 quarts of tomato sauce
  • 1 quart beef broth
  • 2 cups water (used to rinse out jars and cans)
  • ½ c. wild rice
  • 1 teaspoonful Italian Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoonful Omega Zest Seasoning
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 cup instant brown rice

Stuffed Pepper Soup~

Let’s go:

  1. In an 8 quart stockpot, brown the meat. Drain fat.
  2. Add to the meat: peppers, onion and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes.
  3. Stir in: salsa, tomatoes, sauce, and broth.
  4. Use the 2 cups of water to swish around the empty jars and cans and pour into pot.
  5. Stir in the wild rice and seasonings.
  6. Cover and simmer for an hour.
  7. The last 10 minutes of cooking add the brown rice.
  8. I enjoy this even more-so the next day!

Makes about 7 quarts.

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Unstuffed Peppers

I love Halupki (stuffed cabbage rolls) and stuffed peppers!

My father passed down to his children the deliciousness of these meals from his Slovak mother.

I’m sad to say that there are fast-paced days when I need to shorten the processing time a bit.

(It takes time to roll up all of those cabbage leaves or to stuff those peppers!)

In order to do so, I shred the cabbage and boil it or I chop the peppers up into bite size pieces first.

The cabbage and peppers become very tender this way.

Unstuffed Peppers |

I love this recipe as it can easily be modified to MAKE IT YOUR OWN.

Sometimes I make it with cabbage and sometimes with a variety of sweet peppers.

Sometimes I make it a hearty soup by adding more canned tomato juice.

Sometimes I make a casserole.

This is one of those recipes that I rarely make the exact same way twice!

Here’s the recipe. Now make it your own.
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Blackberry Buckle

There’s nothing better than fresh handpicked blackberries!

Our patch is providing plenty this year. buckle


In addition to freezing them, I made this recipe that my family loves.

Got blackberries?

Give it a try!
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Mashed Potato Pancakes

Mashed Potato Pancakes reminds me of days gone by when my Dad would make these.

We gobbled them up!

I “healthified” them by replacing the white flour with oat bran.

You can find the recipe for Braised Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes here.

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Braised Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes

If you could only own one cookbook which would it be?

Back in 1983 a very dear high school friend had given me a wonderful gift for Christmas.

The Fannie Farmer Cookbook.

I would be lost without it!

It contains many recipes: from the very basics of cooking to game meat to fancy desserts.

I use the recipes within the pages of Ms. Farmer’s cookbook as a starting point for mine.

I love incorporating my own special touch according to the likes and dislikes of my family.

I Make It My Own!

Here is how I made Braised Pork Chops and Sweet Potatoes. So easy! 
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Omelet Muffins



Early to bed.

Early to rise.

Camo Guy leaves for work before the sun shines.

Breakfast on the go for him.

Our chiropractor, who is teaching us about nutrition, suggested this recipe to ensure he gets protein in the mornings.

This is very much a MAKE IT YOUR OWN recipe.

I use 14 eggs for 12 omelet muffins.

Get creative with fillings. Mix and match:

  • diced cooked ham
  • shredded cheese
  • crumbled crisply cooked bacon
  • diced peppers
  • minced onions
  • minced chives
  • shredded carrots
  • herbs and spices
  • crumbled cooked sausage
  • shredded zucchini
  • bean sprouts

Bake 350° 15-20 minutes.

Let cool. Refrigerate or freeze.

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Crustless Quiche


Abundance of eggs?

Crustless Quiche makes for a quick and easy dinner!

  • 10-12 eggs
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese (Pizza Blend, Cheddar, Your Favorite)
  • 1 cup of diced ham
  • 2 Tbsp dehydrated minced onions
  • 1 small green or red pepper, diced
  • ¼ cup milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • your favorite herbs

Mix all together and pour into a 9″ deep dish pie plate.

Bake 350° 30 minutes (until knife comes out clean)

Let cool for a few minutes.


All ingredients in this recipe can be adjusted to your taste.

This is a great recipe to sneak incorporate vegetables into a meal. 🙂





Pizza Soup

Pizza Soup

Pizza Soup


Last night, after a busy day I needed a quick supper.

I pulled out a new-to-her cookbook Princess picked up at a charity second hand sale.

I found this recipe and added a few special touches.

Everyone loved it. It is supposed to serve 16. Our family of five did not leave much in the way of leftovers. 🙂

Give it a try! 
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