Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs

My Great Grandma had great Italian roots and she liked everything super spicy!  My dad called these the “3 glasses of milk meatballs” because she would make them so spicy.  You don’t have to make them spicy.  My kids (7 and 3 years old) don’t love spicy, and so we keep these mild.  The cayenne pepper is really not necessary as they have excellent flavor without it, but if you like a little spice, go for it.  Add 1/8 tsp for a little spice and 1/2 tsp for a lot…

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Easy Homemade Chicken Broth

Easy Homemade Chicken Broth   Chicken broth can be expensive, and full of ingredients that you can’t pronounce, so I put together a fairly easy way to make it using a rotisserie chicken you can buy at any store ($4-8).  When you consider that a quart of good quality chicken broth is $3.99, this is a pretty good deal!  You also have the chicken you can use for a couple meals during the week.  You can also roast your own chicken, which isn’t too hard to do, but sometimes the…

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Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Parmesan

Oven baked chicken, home-made marinara sauce, and naturally delicious shredded parmesan make this recipe one to keep!  With no frying involved, this chicken parmesan will have you amazed that it is under 500 Calories per serving.  Add a couple servings of steamed vegetables to make it a favorite meal of the whole family. Serves 8                Ingredients:  3 Tbsp Butter 2 Tbsp Olive Oil ¾ cup Panko Bread Crumbs ½ cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Basil (or 1 tsp dried basil) ½ tsp Salt ½ tsp Oregano 1 tsp Garlic Powder 1.2…

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