Zesty Chicken Soup

1 1/4 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts 4 cups of water 1 medium onion, chopped 2 celery ribs, chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 tablespoon light olive oil 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce 1 cup medium salsa 3 medium zucchini, halved […]

The Prideful Spirit

Pride is an exaggerated opinion of one’s own worth and an excessive love of one’s own excellence. Pride is considered one of the seven deadly sins. The three types of pride are dignity, superiority and anxiety. In his pride the wicked does not see him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God […]

Guilt Free Mac ‘N’ Cheese

1/2 cup fat-free milk 1 cup 1% cottage cheese 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 cups cooked elbow macaroni 1/2 cup shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese, divided 1. In a blender, combine the milk, cottage cheese, onion, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper; cover and […]


Thanksgiving is a national holiday in the U.S. and Canada celebrating the harvest and other blessings. The original purpose was New England and Virginia colonists that celebrated days of fasting, days of thanksgiving, thanking God for their blessings. The first Thanksgiving was celebrated in 1621 over a three day harvest festival. The attended were 50 […]

The Perfect Roasted Turkey and Stuffing

4 1/2 Cup low-sodium chicken broth 3 Tablespoon unsalted butter 1 12 lb turkey, thawed 2 Teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoon Adobo All Purpose seasoning with pepper (You may add more, according to taste preference 1/3 Cup dry white wine Stuffing (Recipe below) or Stove Top 1. Heat oven to 375 F and place the rack […]

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

2 Cups fresh or frozen cranberries 1 large Granny Smith apple. peeled, cored and quartered 1 naval orange, half of peel zest 1/3 cup sugar 1/4 finely chopped pecans 1 pinch allspice 1. In a food processor, pulse together cranberries and apple until coarsely chopped; transfer to a medium bowl. 2. Peel orange and separate […]

Pumpkin Drop Biscuits

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Icing: 2 cups confectioners sugar 3 tablespoons milk […]

Old-Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

1 recipe, Flaky Pastry 1 egg white, lightly beaten Filling 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree 2/3 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar 3/4-1 1/4 teaspoons cinnamon 1/4-1/2 teaspoon ginger Pinch nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring (optional) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup milk 1 cup light cream 3 eggs, lightly beaten 1. Male pastry as directed […]

Split Pea Soup

6 ounces dried green split peas 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup chopped carrot 1 garlic clove, minced 4 cups water 2 ounces slivered ham 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1. Sort and rinse peas. Place in 3 quart saucepan; cover with 2 inches water and […]

Coping With Loss

Coping with loss is one of the utmost heart wrenching experience in life. It’s a topic no one wants to address and yet unfortunately, life circumstances that arise, forces us to confront it. Experiences of loss brings about deep sadness. A stressful time in life. Some people are so overwhelmed by loss that it causes […]