Roasted Sweet Potato

Roasted Sweet Potato

Peel 3 Sweet potatoes
Cut in bits size cubes
Mix together with:
2 tsp olive oil
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 tablespoon organic maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon raw honey
1/4 tsp nutmeg
pinch of ginger
sea salt to taste

Cook at 350 degrees for 60...Read More »


Lemony Zucchini-Squash Saute'

1 tablespoon olive oil
2 zucchini, 1 lb. cut lengthwise into quarters,then into 1 1/2 inch pieces- about 2 cups
2 yellow squash, 1 lb. cut diagonally into 1/4 in slices
1 clove garlic, minced
1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
1⁄2 teaspoon salt
1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juiceRead More »


Healthy Southern Corn Bread

1 cup fresh ground whole wheat flour
1 cup fresh ground organic popcorn
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/3 to 1/2 cup honey
1 1/4 cups skim milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1 egg

Combine all dry ingredients and mix. Add honey, milk, oil, and egg and...Read More »


Chicken Taco Salad

Chicken Taco Salad
1 Head red leaf lettuce
1 Head green leaf lettuce
Fresh spinach
1 cup Cherry tomatoes
3 cups Shredded Chicken
2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
Small Can Black Olives drained
Chopped rinsed Cilantro
Wash/drain Lettuce
Slice Tomatoes in ½
Combine all ingredients and chill
Ranch Salsa...Read More »


Cobb Salad

Salad Ingredients
Cold black-eyed peas
Chopped boiled eggs
Chopped chicken
Chopped tomatoes
Cheddar cheese
Blue cheese
Cucumber
Onions – Green or Vidalia
Romaine Lettuce
Spinach

French Dressing
¼ C. Water
¼ C. Red Wine Vinegar
¼ tsp. Sugar
1 ½ tsp Lemon Juice (freshly squeezed)
½ tsp Salt
½ tsp...Read More »


Southern Caviar

1 15oz can corn, white or yellow
1 15oz can Black Eyed Peas
1 15 oz can Black Beans
2 15oz cans Ro-Tel tomatoes
1/2 red pepper, diced
1/2 green pepper, diced
1/2 red onion, diced
1 small bottle Zesty Italian Dressing

Drain and mix all cans in large bowl....Read More »


Pimento Cheese

1 8 oz. package cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup plain, vanilla, or Greek yogurt
1/8 tsp garlic powder (optional)
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, softened
1 (4 oz.) jar diced pimentos, drained

Beat cream cheese, yogurt, and garlic powder until creamy. Add cheese and mix until slightly lumpy....Read More »


Healthy Holiday Meal

Roast Springer Mountain Farms Chicken, Cornbread Dressing, Steamed Satueed Green Beans, Baked Sweet Potato, and Southern Ambrosia

Cornbread Dressing 
1/2 pan cornbread
1 stalk chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 bag chicken broth (thawed)
1 cup water
Pepperidge Farms stuffing seasoning
First, you need a pan of cornbread and...Read More »


Black-Eyed Pea Chicken Salad

2 ½ cups chopped cooked Springer Mountain Farms Chicken
1 ½ cups fresh or frozen black eyed peas, cooked and drained
1 cup chopped organic celery
1 cup chopped green or red bell peppers
½ cup chopped red or Vidalia onion
¼ cup mayonnaise
¼ cup plain yogurt
¼...Read More »


Miss O's Organic BBQ Sauce

Created by Hops and Hogs Barbeque

1 cup Heinz Organic Ketchup
2 oz Hunts Tomato Paste
1/2 tsp Simply Organic Black Pepper
5 1/4 tsp Harvest Farms Organic Garlic Granules
1/2 tsp Celtic Sea Salt
1 cup French’s Yellow Mustard
1/3 cup Spectrum Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tbsp Wholesome...Read More »


Chicken Marsala

2 tbsp vegetable oil
4 Springer Mountain boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 (8-oz) package sliced baby bella mushrooms
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup Marsala wine
1 1/2 tbsp fresh ground whole wheat flour
1 tbsp butter,...Read More »


Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Dice Yukon Gold potatoes, put in pan, barely cover with water. Boil for 15 minutes or until fork tender. Mash together with 2 tbsp. fresh grated Parmesan cheese and 1/2 tsp organic ground black pepper.

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Strawberry Chicken Salad

Strawberry Chicken Salad

4 cups chopped cooked chicken
2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 cup toasted pecan halves

Mix together.

Poppy Seed Dressing
1 lemon
juice and zest
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/3 cup sugar
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp poppy seeds

Pour over salad, toss, refrigerate...Read More »


Sauteed okra & corn

Sautee one chopped vidalia onion, one clove organic garlic, one tbsp olive oil. Add one bag chopped frozen okra (or 2 cups chopped fresh okra) and one cup fresh corn. Continue to sautee until lightly browned and serve.

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Mary Beth's Harvest Chicken Soup

3 Yukon Gold potatoes peeled cut in to 1/2 inch cubes
3 14oz cans chicken broth
1/2 cup carrots, peeled, chopped
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, organic
2 cooked chicken breasts (I only use Springer Mountain Farms) chopped

1 tsp butter
1/2...Read More »


Pinto Beans

Dried beans need soaking before cooking. Use 3 cups water for 1 cup of pinto beans. (Same recipe for kidney beans or navy beans.) To soak them quickly, boil beans 2 minutes; remove from heat and let stand one hour. Or if you prefer, boil...Read More »


Chicken and Corn Chowder

1/2 cup onion, finely chopped
1/2 cup water
2 5oz cans cooked chicken, or 10oz cooked chicken breast
2 17oz cans creamed corn
3 cups milk
salt and pepper to taste
1 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese

Cook chopped onion in water until see-through and tender, pour off water. ...Read More »


Baked Fried Chicken

3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. simply organic poultry seasoning
1 (3-4 pound package) Springer Mountain chicken
1 cup fresh ground whole wheat flour
1 tbsp paprika
2 tsp seasoned salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup melted butter

Combine buttermilk, poultry seasoning, and chicken in a large ziplock freezer bag. ...Read More »


Cole Slaw

1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain organic yogurt
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp celery seed (optional)
1 16oz. bag shredded cole slaw mix

Whisk in medium bowl: vinegar, sugar, and celery seed until blended. Add mayonnaise, salt, yogurt, and...Read More »


Chicken and Rice

1 bag cooked chicken from freezer
1 cup chicken broth from freezer
1 cup water
1 cup brown rice
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/8 tsp garlic powder
Polish sausage

In a large saucepan, bring broth and water to a boil. Add chicken, rice, salt, pepper, sliced Polish...Read More »


Chef's Salad

This salad is just like a tossed salad with cheeses and cold meats added to the lettuce and vegetables. The salad is usually the size of a dinner plate.

My family loves green leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, red leaf lettuce, fresh spinach, red onions (sliced), cucumbers, radishes, tomatoes, carrots,...Read More »


Egg Salad

5 hard boiled eggs
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/4 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup mayonnaise
optional: 1/8 cup each of celery and onion, finely chopped

Peel eggs – separate white from yellow. Chop the egg white. Add celery and onion, if desired. Whisk the...Read More »


Fruit Smoothie

Use your favorite fresh or frozen fruit, orange sections, blueberries, strawberries, or 1/2 cup orange juice.

In a blender, combine:
1/2 cup water
3 to 6 ice cubes
1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
1/3 cup fruit or 1/2 cup orange juice

Blend until smooth and thick and pour in glass. Add...Read More »


Cucumber-Tomato Salad

6 Roma tomatoes, sliced in half
1/2 sweet onion, diced
1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
1 cucumber

Toss all ingredients, chill, and serve!

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Italian Salad Dressing

1/4 cup vinegar
3 tablespoons water
1/2 cup olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
2 teaspoons dried parsley

Mix in a jar with a lid. Let sit in refrigerator for...Read More »


Chicken and Mushroom Casserole

This is a recipe that can be prepared using premade and frozen chicken nuggets and broth for a quick meal.

Chicken Nuggets
Chicken Broth

1 bag frozen chicken broth
2 bag frozen chicken nuggets
9×13 casserole dish Longarberger baking dish
1 cup grated cracker barrel sharp cheddar
1/2 to...Read More »


Chicken Broth

1 organic whole chicken
1 yellow sweet onion
2 to 3 cloves garlic
enough water to cover whole chicken

Place chicken in large pot or Dutch oven with water to cover. Peel the garlic cloves and the top layer of the onion and add to pot. Boil until chicken is...Read More »


Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes

1 lb fresh green beans cut into small pieces
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/8 cup sweet onion, diced
1/8 tsp olive oil

Put everything into large saucepan, cover with water, and bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 30 minutes or until desired doneness.

Scrub 4 small sweet...Read More »


Chicken Nuggets

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into nuggets
2 cups bread crumbs
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp onion powder, and or 1/2 tsp paprika

Mix dry ingredients together, coat nuggets. Place 1 sheet parchment paper on cookie sheet. Bake 20 to 30 minutes...Read More »


Miss O's Layered Taco Salad

1/2 lb ground beef, browned
1 pkg taco seasoning, your choice of intensity
1 8oz container sour cream
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 8oz container Rawl Foods pico de gallo
1 8oz container Rawl Foods diced bell pepper
1 8oz container Rawl foods diced red onion
in place...Read More »


Pecan Chicken

4 tbsp (1/2 stick) butter
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 cup fresh ground whole wheat flour
1 cup ground pecans
1/2 tbsp salt
1/2 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp pepper
6 boneless Springer Mountain Chicken breasts (1 pack)

Preheat oven to 350F. Melt butter in 10×15 inch...Read More »


Crustless Quiche

2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup fresh ground whole wheat flour
2 cups half and half cream
4 eggs
1/2 to 1 cup vegetable and or meat
1 cup cheese, shredded

Mix together salt, flour, and baking powder with a whisk. Combine eggs and cream, and add...Read More »


Chili and Beans

1 sweet onion, chopped fine
1 green bell pepper, chopped fine
one 14oz can diced tomatoes
one 15 oz can tomato sauce
2 cups water
1 1/2 tbsp chili powder
2 tsp salt
1 lb ground chuck, browned
2 cups pinto beans, cooked and drained
2 cups kidney beans,...Read More »


Chocolate Chip Cookies

2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup butter
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp water
2 eggs
1 1/2 cup chocolate morsel
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Sift flour, salt, baking soda together. Combine butter,...Read More »


Whole Wheat Bread

6 cups fresh ground whole wheat flour
grind 4 cups whole wheat berries for 6 cups flour
1 heaping tbsp yeast
3 tsp salt
1 egg
1/6 cup olive oil
1/3 cup honey
1 1/2 cups water heated to 125F

To mix with Bosch
1. In small bow, combine 2...Read More »


Baked Chicken

1 Springer Mountain whole chicken
1/3 cup water
garlic powder
black pepper
parsley
celery salt
1 clove fresh garlic, minced
1 white onion, small to medium, diced

Pour water into large baking pan. Place chicken in pan, breast side down. Sprinkle chicken with garlic powder, pepper, parsley, and...Read More »


Baked Potato Soup

1 tsp olive oil
3 cloves garlic, chopped
5 cups Yukon Gold potatoes, chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
1 large onion, chopped
3 (14 oz.) cans chicken broth
1 tbsp butter
2 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1 cup half and half
4 oz sharp cheddar cheese, shreddedRead More »


Spaghetti with Meatballs

Sauce:
2 cans tomato sauce
1 small can tomato paste
1 can whole tomatoes, chopped
1 bell pepper, chopped fine
1 small onion, chopped fine
2 tsp basil
2 tsp oregano
2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp honey
whole wheat thin spaghetti noodles

Meatballs
1 1/2 lbs...Read More »


Spinach Asiago Quiche

1 1/4 cups Bisquik baking mix
2 eggs
14 oz milk
1 1/2 tsp salt
pinch white pepper
12 oz frozen chopped spinach, defrosted
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/4 cup diced yellow onion
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 cup Asiago cheese, grated

Blend eggs and milk with...Read More »


Granola

4 cups oats
1/2 cup wheat germ*
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup almond pieces
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup olive oil
1/8 cup water
1/2 cup honey

In medium bowl, mix wet ingredients together. In large bowl, mix dry ingredients together....Read More »


Beef Broth

After cooking a Sunday roast, save 1/2 of the broth. Put in refrigerator for about 24 hours till the fat rises to the top of the broth. Skim off all the fat and place 1 cup of broth into individual freezer bags. Freeze until needed. ...Read More »


Marie's Southern Vegetable Soup

2 14 oz. cans organic diced tomatoes
2 cups water
1 fresh ear corn, with corn removed from cob
1/2 cup chopped sweet onion
1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 carrot, sliced
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tsp salt
1 Yukon gold potato, peeled and chopped
1 cup fresh ...Read More »


Hot Lemon Tea

use 1/2 fresh lemon to 8oz warmed distilled water
add 1 tsp raw honey

stir, drink
serves 1

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Chicken and Rice Soup

2 cups chicken broth
1 cup water
1 cup chopped carrots
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp parsley (optional)
1/4 tsp celery salt (optional)
1 cup brown rice, already cooked
1 cup cooked chicken, diced

In saucepan, heat broth and water. ...Read More »


Cheese Quiche

1 1/2 cups half and half
4 eggs
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup Havarti cheese
3/4 cup Cheddar cheese
1 pie shell

Mix together half and half, eggs, salt and dry mustard. Place cheeses in bottom of pie shell....Read More »


Whole Wheat Waffles and Pancakes

2 cups fresh ground whole wheat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 3/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Organic maple syrup

Mix dry ingredients thoroughly. Add egg, oil, vanilla, and milk. Mix all ingredients only until combined.

For...Read More »


Spinach Salad

Salad:
1/2 cup silvered toasted almonds
one bag of organic baby spinach leaves
1/4 red onion, sliced thinly
1 small cucumber peeled and sliced
5 sliced strawberries

Dressing:

1 organic lemon
2 tbsp. Bragg organic apple cider vinegar
1 tbsp. Bertolli extra light olive oil
1 tsp. Simply Organic poppy seedsRead More »


Yogurt Parfait

Organic vanilla yogurt
Granola
Fresh or frozen strawberries and/or blueberries, unsweetened

Place 1/4 cup yogurt in bottom of a glass, and add layer of 1/4 cup fruit and another layer of 1/4 cup yogurt. Top with granola. Refrigerate until time to serve.

Serving suggestion: I serve mine in parfait...Read More »


French Toast

French Toast

1 cup skim milk
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
6 slices whole wheat bread cut thick
fresh fruit (optional)
maple syrup

Mix first three ingredients together.  Dip bread slice in mixture- let soak for a minute.  Cook on hot griddle and brown on both sides.

Serve with fresh fruit...Read More »


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