{12 days of Christmas – day 2 – 2012 edition}

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Day2

Let's talk about food…

" Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is written, ‘He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.’”Jesus then said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, it is not Moses who has given you the bread out of heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread out of heaven." Jn 6:31-32

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{pic from Pinterest HERE}

I am learning to love food…I wasn't really too into it, except that I needed it to live! eek!! Food was a necessary evil in my life.

There was a little bright spot in March of 2010 when I cooked from the Pioneer Woman's cookbook for a while. But I gained 15lbs in the process!! (when it's good, you want to eat a lot of it!!! eeeek!!) So I went back to not really cooking except what I had to to keep us going…

This past June, Mr Gorgeous and I made a pact to really crack down on our food budget! And one of the things that means is to NOT eat out, but cook at home. In my personal journey, I usually try to adjust my attitude with hard stuff, and for me, food is hard! 

You know, it's amazing, when you set your mind to change it, with God's help, you can change it!! So, in the last few months, I have been embracing the kitchen, cooking, new recipes, and food in general!! yep, I've gained a few pounds, but overall, I've learned how to balance it all (well, cooking and eating, that is!!! eeek!!).

So, today, I want to share a few Pinterest recipes I've tried and really loved!!!

First of all, HERE is my Pinterest "Awesome Food" board!

And HERE is my "Sweetie Sweets" board!

Apple and Brie grilles cheese

Apple and Brie Grilled Cheese

 Ohhhh myyyy yummmmmmy!!!

 crock pot chicken tacos!

Crockpot Chicken Tacos

These impressed my mom!!! (and my palette!!)

Chili's southwestern egg rolls with avocado ranch.  Baked, not fried.

Chili's southwestern egg rolls with avocado ranch. Baked, not fried.

These were super fun to make and tasted great! I didn't like the avocado ranch dressing so much, but the egg rolls were amazing!!

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cream cheese pancakes (no carbs!)

These taste like crepes!! so yummmmy!!! and they're perfect if you are eating on an Atkins plan…

Crispy Fried Perogies

My daughter made these a few weeks ago…I loved them!!!! We don't eat onions, and they were great without them!

Feta Ricotta and Spinach Roll

Feta Ricotta and Spinach Rolls

Super yum!!! Love these! I'll probably make more of these for our annual Superbowl party!

King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese | MyRecipes.com

King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese

Ohhh goodness, I haven't heard the end of how good this meal was…it's on the repeat list, for sure!!

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Fun Olive Penguins! 

I made these for my darling son who LOVES penguins!! They were a hit!!

 

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Chocolate Chip S'more Cookies

AMAZING!!!!

 

I have on my monthly resolutions to try even more new recipes!! I even received a great cookbook from my mom for Christmas with very fun desserts. I also got a Texas cookbook from my darling best friend and a Carolina cookbook from another dear friend! Guess what I'll be studying in the next few weeks? yep, you got it…new recipes!!

How about you? Do you have a favorite recipe you want to share? Just comment below!! Maybe we can all try it soon!!

I'm going to leave you with two scrapped layouts of my favorite Christmas dessert… Treasure Chests!

and remember, God loves you enough to provide what you need when you need, and that includes what we eat!!!


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and don't forget the icing…


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Merry second day of Christmas!!! Many food blessings to you!!!

 

 

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