Mandy Stevens's recipes
  • Mandy Stevens
    10/26/2014
    2117 views

    Broth-Based Kale & Radish Soup

    box of reduced sodium chicken broth, white cooking wine, malt vinegar, fresh ground pepper, kosher salt, 2-3 leaves of kale, shredded, 2-3 radishes, quartered & chopped, can of garbanzo beans/chickpeas, onion, diced, 1 potato, chopped into 1/4" chunks, Optional: half a smoked turkey sausage, quartered & chopped

    Tagged: soup, easy, winter, vegetable, fall, vegetarian-option

    A nice warm soup for when the weather turns. Made up from what happened to be in my fridge. Pretty inexpensive to make.

  • Mandy Stevens
    04/02/2014
    1342 views

    Natural Laundry Powder

    4 lbs. 12 oz. box borax (sodium tetraborate), 4 lbs. box baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), 4 lbs. Epsom salt (magnesium sulfate), bars of pure castile soap, grated (I use Dr. Bronner’s Tea Tree Oil Soap- antibacterial properties), 20-40 drops Tea tree essential oil, salt (optional, I plan to try adding this to the diaper laundry powder to keep them from getting so dingy looking)

    Tagged: cleaner, household

    I'm trying out this recipe that does not include washing soda because it can be a respiratory irritant and skin irritant, etc.

  • Mandy Stevens
    04/02/2014
    1289 views

    Feel Better Soup

    boneless skinless chicken breast, box (4 c.) chicken broth, 1/3-1/2 c. Long grain rice

    Tagged: soup, crockpot, chicken, easy, healing, illness

    A chicken soup devised during the Great Family Plague of 2014. Prep designed for minimal effort.

  • Mandy Stevens
    05/29/2013
    1165 views

    Better Homes & Gardens Waffles

    c. sifted flour, 3 tsp. baking powder, tsp. salt, beaten egg yolks, c. milk, c. vegetable oil, stiffly beaten egg whites

    Tagged: breakfast, waffles, freezer

    Good simple waffle recipe, makes about 4 irons worth (16 waffles) on small iron. Freezes beautifully, reheat in toaster.

  • Mandy Stevens
    04/30/2013
    1172 views
    1 fork

    Mmmmmac & Cheese (For Grownups!)

    rotini pasta, jar alfredo sauce, roma tomato, chopped, small bunch of fresh basil, chopped, small onion, finely chopped (food processor), cloves garlic, finely chopped (food processor), olive oil, Small amount of shredded parmesan, small amount of shredded mozzarella cheese

  • Mandy Stevens
    03/26/2013
    1367 views

    Bright Spring Soup

    small onion, cloves garlic, 1 Tbsp. olive oil, small cabbage, chopped, stalk celery, can garbanzo beans, drained, parsnip, peeled & chopped, box veggie broth, parsley, sea salt, pepper, lemon juice

    Tagged: soup, vegan, easy, cabbage, veggie, fast

    Something bright and cheery for a cool and cloudy early spring day.

  • Mandy Stevens
    12/12/2012
    1229 views

    Seasoned Oyster Crackers

    garlic salt, dill weed, oil, package Hidden Valley Dry Ranch mix, Package oyster crackers

    Tagged: crackers, seasoned

  • Mandy Stevens
    12/12/2012
    1250 views

    Lasagna

    1) Grease 9 x 13 pan.

    Tagged: hamburger, casseroles, noodles, main dishes

    Easy and delicious!!

  • Mandy Stevens
    09/14/2012
    1256 views
    1 fork

    Pumpkin Muffins

    eggs, oil, water, 2 tsp. vanilla, brown sugar, 15 oz. canned pumpkin

    Tagged: pumpkin, quick bread, muffins

    Light and Moist. Good any time of the year. Add cream cheese frosting and you have pumpkin cupcakes!

  • Mandy Stevens
    09/09/2012
    1644 views

    Butternut Squash Risotto

    vegetable broth, extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO), small onion, finely chopped, cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped, arborio rice, dry white wine, One 12-ounce box frozen butternut squash puree, thawed, Nutmeg, Salt and pepper, Daiya shredded mozzarella, margarine, cut into small pieces, leaves fresh sage, slivered

    Tagged: vegan, risotto, squash

  • Mandy Stevens
    09/08/2012
    1174 views

    Zucchini Bread

    eggs, sugar, vanilla, oil (coconut and olive mixture), ww flour, white flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, grated raw zucchini

    Tagged: bread, zucchini, quick bread

  • Mandy Stevens
    01/02/2012
    1297 views
    1 fork

    Breakfast Casserole

    eggs, 1 c. Bisquik, 1 c. milk, 1 c. shredded cheese, precooked sausage patties, thawed & cut into small pieces, c. bell pepper (I used red but whatever), c. spinach

    Tagged: cheese, breakfast, sausage, eggs, veggies

    Yummy on a cold winter morning. Can be prepped the night before.

  • Mandy Stevens
    11/30/2011
    1826 views
    2 forks

    Emergency Soup

    butter, olive oil, 2-3 leeks (the white parts only, sliced very thin), 2-3 potatoes, scrubbed, quartered and sliced thin., 2-3 carrots, sliced in half lengthwise, then chopped pretty fine., cloves garlic, minced., vegetable stock (If I don't have any, I cheat and use water and 2 veggie bouillon cubes.), can chick peas. (Rinsed), Parsley if you have it.

    Tagged: soup, vegan, vegetarian, winter, hot

    Vegetarian, vegan if you don't use butter.

  • Mandy Stevens
    11/30/2011
    1389 views

    Golden Pumpkin Bread

    all-purpose flour, firmly packed brown sugar, canned pumpkin (or mashed cooked pumpkin), Butter, softened (1 stick), eggs, ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ground ginger, ground cloves

    Tagged: bread, pumpkin, quick bread

    A yummy fall/winter bread. It makes the whole house smell wonderful

  • Mandy Stevens
    10/16/2011
    1266 views

    Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplin's

    about 6 chicken breast tenders (3 chicken breasts), semi-thawed enough to cut into pieces, can of cream of chicken soup, can of cream of celery soup, A couple tablespoons of heavy cream, or milk, about a cup? of water, some pepper, some garlic powder, some poultry seasoning

    Tagged: dinner, chicken, supper, comfort-food

    I made these in the slow cooker, but it's not a slow dish. You have to monitor it. The slow cooker was just easier than ...

  • Mandy Stevens
    09/15/2011
    1388 views

    Hershey Oatmeal Cinnamon Chips Cookies

    Ingredients, (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened, packed light brown sugar, granulated sugar, eggs, 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract, 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, baking soda, 2-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats, 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) HERSHEY'S Cinnamon Chips, raisins (optional)

    Tagged: dessert, cookie, sugar, cinnamon

  • Mandy Stevens
    09/13/2011
    1393 views

    Pie-Less Chicken Pot

    bag Meijer stew veggies, frozen, chicken breasts, frozen, cans cream of chicken soup

    Tagged: dinner, chicken, easy, fast, supper

    Basic chicken pot pie recipe, without the pie crust, for nights when I'm feeling lazy. Filling, Good, Enjoyed by all.

  • Mandy Stevens
    08/24/2011
    1293 views

    Potato Soup

    4-6 potatoes, cut up in 1/2" chunks, half a bag of frozen carrots, or 3-4 carrots cut up, 1/2" chunks, 2 c. chicken stock, c. milk, c. cream, onion, salt & parsley, smoked sausage

    Tagged: soup, potatoes, meal, inexpensive

    Warm, filling, relatively inexpensive

  • Mandy Stevens
    08/24/2011
    1291 views

    White Chili

    1T. oil, 2 med. onions (chopped), minced garlic cloves, chicken broth (I use chicken broth from boiling a whole chicken and I add chicken bouillon to it.), 2T. cilantro (I use more cilantro than this recipe calls for), 2T. lime juice, 1t. cumin, 1/2t. oregano, 1/4t. red pepper sauce, 1/4t. salt, 11 oz. can corn (I use frozen corn), to 16 oz. can great northern beans

  • Mandy Stevens
    07/19/2011
    1354 views

    Patatas Bravas

    5 lbs. potatoes, cut into rough chunks (I used Yukon Gold), extra virgin olive oil, Kosher salt, Fresh black pepper, 1 tsp. each: paprika, parsley

    Tagged: vegan, sauce, potato

    I love this dish as it is, but I also sometimes make the sauces on their own, to serve with pasta.

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