April 19, 2014

Mexican Chicken and Black Bean Soup {for the Slow Cooker}

Mexican Chicken and Black Bean Soup for the Slow Cooker

Oh my goodness, yall!  Last weekend, I had the privilege of hanging out with some of the most beautiful women at the Texas Homeschool Moms' Winter Summit.  It was amazing, by the way!  And it takes a big team to pull off such a wonderful event.  Since we knew we'd be too busy to leave the hotel for any food, we brought a bunch of yummy things into our work suite, and this soup was one of those … [Read more...]

Chicken and Rice

chicken and rice

I didn't cook very many meals in the kitchen with my mom, but this was one she specifically taught me how to make.  And I miss her. Every. Single. Time I make it. It's comfort food, y'all. Make a big batch and keep some leftovers for lunch the next day.  You'll be glad you did.     … [Read more...]

Savory Pork Tenderloin {Slow Cooker}

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This may be the easiest meal in the world to prep! I like to buy pre-seasoned pork tenderloin for this, just because the peppercorn one is so delicious, but any pork tenderloin will work, of course. For our family, it takes two tenderloins, which makes this meal not-so-cheap, but it still costs less than eating out or even ordering take-out.  And since I can pop it in early in the day and … [Read more...]

Zesty Chicken and Rice {a Slow Cooker Recipe}

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Summer’s Bounty – Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes

Roasted Eggplant and Tomatoes

  By Contributing Writer, Sarah Outlaw As summer draws to a close, we are blessed with a bountiful harvest from our local farmer's market. Eggplant and tomatoes are plentiful and can be made into a variety of flavorful dishes. A family favorite of ours is a savory roasted eggplant and tomato recipe that was inspired a few years back by one of my favorite chefs, Giada de Laurentiis. … [Read more...]

Easy Sausage Potato Cake

Easy Sausage Potato Cake (The Marathon Mom)

By Contributing Writer, Stephani Recently, I bought 20 pounds of potatoes then discovered no one in our house cared for them. In my defense, I thought everyone but me liked them. We're doing this 30-Day Challenge that calls for eating only produce, meat, milk, and eggs from local sources - on a tight budget. We're learning to stretch our grocery budget in a new way, bypassing on sale - but … [Read more...]

Summer Spinach and Artichoke Salad

Summer Spinach and Artichoke Salad

By Contributing Writer, Candace Skip the oven heat at dinnertime and whip up this beautiful summer salad. It's healthy.  It's fresh.  And it's absolutely delicious! It has become one of our family's favorite meals.  It's also a perfect dish for entertaining or taking to a Sunday potluck.  Your family and friends will love it. It's versatile, so feel free to change up … [Read more...]

Chili Chicken Tacos

Chili Chicken Tacos | TheMarathonMom.com

Chili chicken tacos, how I love thee. Seriously.  Why haven't I ever thought to make tacos like THIS before!?! We love shredded chicken tacos.  We love chili. So I put the two together, and oh my goodness, this is  the perfect taco filling! You can use this crock pot method and (if using the ingredient list below) still achieve this delicious, savory flavor, but here is my … [Read more...]

Simply Delicious Italian Dressing

Simply Delicious Italian Salad Dressing | TheMarathonMom.com

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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas | TheMarathonMom.com

I'm on a sour cream enchilada kick lately, so I figured I better master making them at home. The sauce is so easy to make, and actually takes about the same amount of time to make as the red enchilada sauce that I love. Serve with your favorite rice and beans.  Top with jalapeños or salsa if you're in the mood for it. Yum! **I DOUBLE this recipe to feed our family.  Recipe feeds 4-6 … [Read more...]