Recipes – Easy Pork Chops with Gravy (three ingredients)

When time is scarce, this recipe comes to the rescue. With only a few minutes prep time, you will come back to this one over and over again.

Ingredients:

4 boneless pork chops
1 large onion, sliced
10 3/4 ounce can cream of mushroom soup

Directions:

Place pork chops in bottom of slow cooker. Put onion sliced on top of chops. Cover with cream of mushroom soup. Cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.

This recipe goes well with rice or potatoes.

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Recipes – Beef and Cheddar Stovetop Casserole ( six ingredients )

My mother made this dish when I was a child, and I have continued the tradition. It does take a little more prep time than most of my recipes, but it’s still an easy, time saving recipe and worth the few extra minutes required.

Ingredients:

8-12 ounces pasta, cooked according to package directions
4-6 strips bacon, cut into pieces
1 pound lean ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 cup cheddar cheese, grated
1/3 cup catsup

Directions:

Brown bacon and drain fat from pan. Set bacon aside and brown ground beef and onion in same pan. Mix bacon and beef with cooked pasta, cheese, and catsup. Reheat if necessary.

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Recipes – Beef and Bacon Roast ( five ingredients )

The bacon adds delicious flavor to this special recipe.

Ingredients:

3-4 pound beef roast
1 large onion, sliced
4 slices bacon, chopped
2-3 teaspoons garlic powder
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

Directions:

Place sliced onions and chopped bacon in bottom of slow cooker. Position beef roast on top of onions and bacon and sprinkle with garlic powder and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

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Quick Tips (13) – Prioritizing Saves Time

One of the biggest time wasters is not setting priorities for your day. If we don’t know what are priorities are, then it only makes sense that we will whittle away the hours on unimportant tasks rather than accomplishing things that are truly important.

A favorite way of setting priorities is to pick three things that need to be done and writing them down under the heading, “Three Things I Will Do Today.” Limiting the list to three items has the effect of not overwhelming us. Additionally, once we finish the three tasks, the sense of accomplishment will spur us on to make another list for the following day. Before we know it, prioritizing our lives will have become a habit.

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Recipes – Easy Pepper Steak ( five ingredients )

This easy recipe makes a delicious tender steak dish that goes well with rice.

Ingredients:

2 1/2 – 3 pounds round steak, cut into serving pieces
1/2 cup onions, chopped
1 large green bell pepper, sliced
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup red wine, any you would drink

Directions:

Place steaks in slow cooker. Top with onions, peppers, cream of mushroom soup, and red wine. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours. Season to taste.

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Recipes – Easy Chicken and Dumplings ( five ingredients )

My family loves chicken and dumplings. However, most recipes for this wonderful comfort food are rather time consuming. Here is a simple recipe that will save you lots of time over traditional chicken and dumpling recipes and still deliver the same delicious meal.

Ingredients:

6 chicken breasts, cooked and cut into pieces
4 cups water
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 cans (10 3/4 ounces) cream of chicken soup
1 can buttermilk biscuits, cut into small pieces

Directions:

Place first four ingredients into a large soup pot. Turn range to medium-high heat and bring contents to a boil, stirring frequently. Drop cut biscuit pieces one at a time into the boiling mixture. Reduce heat to low and cover pot. Simmer for about 15 minutes.

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Recipes – Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

This is my favorite salad dressing. I’ve been making this for years, yet I never grow tired of the flavor.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Mix first four ingredients together in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in olive oil until well blended.Season to taste and refrigerate.

Sometimes I substitute half of the olive oil with reduced fat mayonnaise. Either way this is a great dressing for salads.

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