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Acts 20:32  I commit you to God and to the word of his grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

I have been on a journey to complete my second Cookbook.  I wrote the first one when our children left home and then kept calling back asking how to make _______.  I decided that the best way to get everything together was to print a Cookbook.   To my delight and surprise people wanted to buy some of the books.  After I sold out people were still asking for cookbooks. 

I am constantly searching for new recipes and asking people to share their favorites with me.  I starting compiling recipes for another cookbook almost three years ago.  It is finally done, has been printed and has arrived.  This new book has a lot of the favorites from the first book, but it also has almost 125 NEW recipes.  This book has 300 recipes that have all been personally prepared by ME. 

My wonderful daughter has developed an ecommerce site and has set up a PayPal Account if you would like to purchase one.  There is a tab at the top of this page called:  Adele’s Cookbook.  The cost is $15.00 plus $3.25 for shipping/handling.  If you want multiple copies you can message or email me for the shipping costs.  They are also available for wholesale rates.

After I recover the costs for the printing at least 1/2 (if not all) of the profits will be donated to charity.  I hope some of these recipes that have become our Family Favorites might become some of your family’s favorites also.  Believe me, most of them you will want to have Second Helpings.



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Psalm 119: 32  I run in the path of your commands, O Lord, for you have set my heart free.

I have finished editing my newest cookbook.  I will be selecting the cover, design, etc.  The only problem is that I don’t have a NAME for this new book.  It will contain 250 recipes that I have prepared for my family on Sunday dinners, church pot lucks and regular dinners.  The first book was “Family Favorites”, which is currently sold out.  This book has many of the recipes from Family Favorites, but many new recipes as well.  Let me know your creative titles.  If I choose your Title you will WIN a FREE cookbook when it is published.  Looking for some creative ideas.  Get Ready – Set – Go – Get Creative.

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The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is on fire!.

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 12,000 times in 2010. That’s about 29 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 15 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 259 posts. There were 5 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 2mb.

The busiest day of the year was February 22nd with 220 views. The most popular post that day was Spaghetti for 100.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were frugalhacks.com, en.wordpress.com, search.aol.com, jamiegates.wordpress.com, and cookeatshare.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for church dinner recipes, diaper cake, spaghetti for 100, spaghetti for 100 people, and how to make a diaper cake.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Spaghetti for 100 September 2008


Diaper Cake April 2008
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Pork Chops and Potatoes June 2007


Taco Casserole for 40 – 50 people February 2009


Let me introduce myself April 2007

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Malachi 4:2  “For you who revere my name, the sum of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings,”  says the LORD.

This menu Plan will be featured on my son’s radio show:  Remodeling Your Life.  If you would like to hear the broadcast you can visit his site:   www.jrcsi.com and click on Radio Show.  This will be broadcast on Saturday and Sunday, July 25 and 26.  It may take a few days to get onto the site.

Most of the recipes that are in this plan at on this site.  Just search the categories, etc. for these and many other recipes.

Weekly Menu Plan – July 19 – July 25

Store shopped this week would be Kroger

Weekly meat Specials:  Roast for $2.99 per pound, Chicken tenders (3 lb bag) $1.99, Ground Chuck $2.49 per pound,  Boneless Sirloin Chops for $1.99 per pound.

 Other good buys this week:  Frozen Pizza for $2.49 – great to have in Freezer for emergency, Seedless grapes for $1.99 per pound and a dozen of eggs $.99 

Menu Plan 

Day 1 – Purchase a 3-4 lb roast.  Slow cooked roast beef cooked with potatoes, carrots and onions.  Serve with a green vegetable or salad and bread.  Save leftovers for soup later in the week. 

Day 2 – Meatless meal – Pinto beans cooked in slow cooker, cornbread, fresh or canned greens (kale, mustard, etc.) and friend  (fried) potatoes.  Save the leftover beans for Chili later in the week.

 Day 3 – Fried, baked or bar-b-que chicken tenders, Couscous or Mac/Cheese, green beans 

Day 4 –  Vegetable beef soup or stew.  Place ingredients in slow cooker in the am.  Salad and good bread complete the meal.  

Day 5 – Microwave meatloaf (make more than one and freeze one),  Mashed potatoes and peas.  Save leftovers for sandwiches and chili.

 Day 6 –  Crock pot chili – use leftover meatloaf and pinto beans.  Serve with cornbread or crackers.  Grilled cheese sandwiches are also good with chili.  

Day 7 –  Boneless pork chops – grilled, broiled or fried.  Baked sweet potato, coleslaw or salad. 

In addition to the meat specials you will need to purchase:  Potatoes,  Sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, salad for two meals, slaw mixture or cabbage, macaroni and cheese dinner, breads, cornmeal, pinto beans, canned tomatoes, green beans, peas, cheese, canned diced tomatoes.

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Hebrews 4:16  Let us …..approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. 

I hope to post these plans for your shopping on Monday or Tuesday.  I will be a guest on my Son’s Radio Show:  Remodeling Your Life on local radio stations 770 and 1250 AM.  I will be sharing my philosophy on how to plan your weekly menus around the grocery sales.

Grocery which begins with K.  First begin with the meat specials:  Whole Sirloin Tip for $1.99, but you must buy the whole tip.  If you have freezer space this is a great buy.  Assorted Pork Chops for $1.99 lb., Ham portions for $1.29 (again a large piece of meat, so plan on cooking once and either eating or freezing for several meals.  Country style pork ribs for $1.99 is a good deal, but these have a lot of bone.  Wild Alaskan Salmon Steaks for $3.49 is a good deal per serving.

The other large grocery store which begins with an M.  Boneless/skinless chicken breasts for $2.00 per lb.  Center cut boneless pork loin at $2.00 per lb.  and frozen cod fillets for $5.00 for a 2 lb. bag are also good values.

Both stores had rotisserie chickens for under $5.00, which is a great value for a quick meal and less expensive than drive through meals.

Suggested Menu Plan

Sirloin Tip – purchase and have cut into 3-4 roasts – freeze all but one.

Day 1 – Roast beef with potatoes/carrots/onions in slow cooker.  Prepare in the morning and allow to cook all day.  Prepare gravy, green vegetable and bread.

 Day 2 – Rotisserie Chickien – take home.  Prepare Hashbrown Casserole (recipe on blog)  and Coleslaw the day before. 

Day 3 – Pork Chops – grill of prepare in a casserole (Pork Chops and Potatoes), with grilled vegetables, baked sweet potato.

Day 4 – Leftover Roast – place in slow cooker with mixed vegetables, tomatoes and barley.  Serve with bread and/or salad.

Day 5 – Ham Portion – place in slow cooker.  Serve with green beans, baked potatoes.

Day 6 – Leftover Rotisserie chicken – use for chicken salad, chicken enchiladas.

Day 7 – White bean soup (use leftover ham), cornbread, mixed greens

Leftover Ham can be made into Ham salad for lunches as well. 

Many of these recipes are on the blog.

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John 1:16  From the fullness of God’s grace we have all received one blessing after another.

I have been very busy and have not posted a Menu plan for several weeks.  Sorry!!!!  I hope to do better.

This week Kroger has the following good deals:  Frozen Turkey Breast for $1.29 ( have the butcher cut this into two pieces while frozen if you don’t want to cook the entire Breast),   14-16 oz. of Frozen Armour Meatballs for $2.49 (lower if you buy combination of ten items),  Cocktail Shirmp (51-60 count) for $4.99 per pound and Smith Field Ham Portion for $1.29 per lb.  (you can also have this sliced into ham steaks and a large end piece), Canned Salmon for $2.19 and Eggs for three dozen for $4.00.

Weekly Menu

1.  Pan seared Ham steaks, Microwave baked sweet potato, green vegetable

2.  Slow cooker Turkey Breast, Rice (cook extra to use later in the week) and Green Beans (use leftovers for Pot Pie later in the week  or freeze for future use)

3.  Meatballs and Spaghetti and Salad  (use leftover meatballs and sauce for meatballs subs for lunch)

4.  Shrimp Stir Fry (Use frozen or canned Stir Fry Vegetables) and Rice from earlier in the week.

5.  Turkey Pot Pie and Salad

6.  Salmon Patties, canned or frozen vegetable (asparagus would be good), Couscous

7.  Breakfast for dinner – leftover ham, scrambled eggs, pancakes, etc.

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Proverbs 14:22  Those who plan what is good find love and faithfulness.

Sorry about the late post on the Menu Plan, BUT my computer has  been acting “sick”.  I am forced onto my desktop which connects through slow phone lines.  UHG!!!!

This Week Kroger and Meijer have good specials, but different ones, so I will post for both. 

Kroger –  Ribeye steaks for $4.99 are Wonderful.  You have to purchase an entire Ribeye which will probably cost you upwards of $50.00 or more, but I have not seen steaks this cheap in several years.  If you can afford it stock up.  The butcher will cut and wrap them for you (if you ask) to your desired thickness.  The boneless chicken breasts for $1.99 are not bad (hopefully you stocked up last week with the frozen ones) and the fresh chicken thighs/drumsticks are good at $1.19 – you can mix the two together.  The frozen prepared meatballs for $1.99 for almost a pound are a good freezer item to have on hand for a quick meal/appetizer.  The Tombstone Pizzas for $2.49 each would also be great to have in the freezer for a quick meal – a lot cheaper than ordering out.  Beef sirloin roast at $2.89 is a good bet and the Baby Back Ribs are still on sale until the end of the month for $1.99.  Two different hotdogs (Oscar Mayer and Hebrew National) are $3.00 per pkg.  For a really busy night the whole Rotissery Chicken for $4.99 is also a good deal.  Additional items to use for the week are:  Grated cheese, hotdog/hamburger buns, sour cream, canned Hormel chili, pears and oranges.

Meijer Specials – Western Style Ribs/Steaks for $.99 cents, Ground Beef $1.79, Hot dogs 3 for $5.00, Smoked Sausage 3 for $5.00, Chuck Roast $2.49, Boneless Chicken Breasts $1.69 and 4 lbs of frozen wings for $5.99, Tilapia Fillets for $3.49.  Additional items:  Shredded cheese, Avocadoes, buns, bar-b-que sauce, canned beans, diced tomateos and Ragu sauce. 

Monday – Since this day is already over I trust that you did eat. 

Tuesday – Snow predicted in our area – Slow cook a roast, potatoes, carrots – green beans and bread (save leftover beef, potatoes, carrots and green beans for soup/stew later in the week)

Wednesday – Hotdogs, buns, canned chili – cole slaw, mac and cheese or roasted potatoes

Thursday – Rotissery chicken, peas, rice or noodles (if using Meijer shopping you will need to slow cook your own chicken) keep leftovers for pot pie later in the week.

Friday – Beef vegetable soup or stew, grilled cheese or salad, crackers or bread

Saturday – Chicken pot pie, fruit salad

Sunday – Super Bowl Party – Pizza and Meatballs, etc.  or Meijer’s Smoked sausage, hot wings and mini burgers.

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