• Hearty Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Soup
  • Jon’s Famous 30 Somthin’ Chili
  • Mediterranean White Bean and Tuna Salad
  • Spincy Ginger Chili Beef Jerky
  • Supreme Pizza Hummus Dip

Litehouse Herbs Giveaway

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Giveaway Time! As promised I am throwing a Giveaway in celebration of our Facebook Page hitting 900 likes! I really do appreciate every bit of support my readers show the blog so I’d like to give a little something back to ya! Never in my life did I think that the blog would make it [...]

Hearty Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Soup

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Is it cold enough for ya out there? My latest recipe for Living Litehouse will warm you up in a jiffy without slowing you down. This Hearty Chicken and Black Bean Enchilada Soup  has all of the flavor of a slow cooked grade A Enchilada Soup, except it only takes 30 minutes to make and [...]

Jon’s Famous 30 Somthin’ Chili

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Today I’m not cooking! Jon is doing the cooking and in honor of this I am featuring his famous chili recipe. He has never actually made this chili at home and I’ve had to listen to how incredibly delicious it is from those who have gotten the chance to try it. Not anymore! The second [...]

Mediterranean White Bean and Tuna Salad

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It’s time for another low calorie lunch idea! I’ve mentioned before that my resolution for this new year is to make sure I eat healthy lunches, even on days when I’m away at work! Here is another quick and easy lunch that is low in calories and high in protein. Of course it would be [...]

Spincy Ginger Chili Beef Jerky

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Oh my goodness where do I begin? About a year ago I came across a technique for making Beef Jerky in your oven. I pinned it immediately because in this house we love us some beef jerky. I live with 4 creatures of the male species who gobble the stuff down. Ava and I? Well [...]

Supreme Pizza Hummus Dip

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I have seen so many recipes for these ultra cheesy Pizza Dips all over Pinterest. Unfotunately I neglected to make the darn dip before the New Year, now I feel to damn guilty indulging in such a way. Over the last week I have been racking my brain for ideas on healthier/lighter dips and munchies that [...]

Quick Mediterranean Chickpea Salad

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When I set my mind to it I find it quite easy to make the transition from eating like crap to eating nice and clean. Breakfast is a sinch. Dinner? I got this under control! My biggest downfall is lunch. Freaking lunch! I’m usually at work during the lunching hour and I am almost never [...]

Smokey Steak Salad w/ BBQ Vinaigrette

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I’m always trying to find ways to use up leftovers from previous dinners. I live in a house full of leftover haters (even though they LOVED the dinner) so making it look like something totally new and different is usually necessary. Today I had some fun leftovers to work with and was able to make [...]

30+ More Delicious Recipes To Help You Lose Weight On A Budget

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Last year I put together a collection of my families favorite low calorie recipes! You can find last years list of 40+ Delicious Recipes To Help You Lose Weight On A Budget here. Guess what? We still eat on a budget and we have NEW favorite recipes! As I sit here putting together my recipe [...]

Warm Steakhouse Salad w/ Gorgonzola

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Another recipe of mine coming at you from Living Litehouse! My latest recipe developed for the Litehouse Foods blog is this incredible steak salad topped with balsamic, kick ass Gorgonzola, and a fried egg… Yes a fried egg. Don’t knock it until you try it! This is a super filling, warm, hearty, Man Salad. Nothing [...]

Ham and White Bean Soup

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After the big Holiday meals freezers all over America are housing carcasses. How many of us actually put those bones and scraps of meat to good use though?  I wrap and freeze my leftovers with the intention of making something spectacular, but usually it just sits there for months until I get tired of it taking up my [...]

Southwestern Chipotle Tomato Soup

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When I’m looking for a quick and easy dinner that will warm me up, fill me up, and keep my mouth happy I turn to Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup. I mean really, is there anything better than soup and an ooey gooey grilled cheese on a cold rainy day? While I do love the [...]

Baked Pretzel Ranch Chicken Bites

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These fun little nuggets are my latest recipe post for Living Litehouse, and boy were they popular! The entire family, including Jon, went bananas for these. I made a baking sheet full of them and they were gone in a matter of minutes. They aren’t just for kids anymore! These would make the perfect football food [...]

Lighter Reuben Dip

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I’m coming to you today with another recipe I developed for Living Litehouse, Lighter Reuben Dip. Reuben Dip is probably my favorite of all the dips, and that is the problem. I cannot stop eating it until there is nothing left. I just can’t get enough! The traditional Reuben Dip is just loaded with calories [...]

Asian Beef Skewers

Asian Beef Skewers

For more great recipes like this one visit our Facebook Page and Like us! We need your thumbs up! I love beef! I especially love beef that has been thinly sliced, marinated for hours, then throw on a stick and cooked up quick! Last Cinco De Mayo  I made some Carne Asada, thinly sliced steak [...]

School Lunchbox: Week 3

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Here I am with another week full of non sandwich lunches. I leaned on leftovers quite a bit but found ways to change them up just enough to create a fun lunchbox meal! We had open houses at school, book fairs, fundraisers, and a field trip this week. It felt hectic and exhausting so I’m [...]

Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Granola

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Have you tried buying premade granola recently? I say “try” because I just couldn’t bring myself to pay $8 for a box of the stuff (I even saw some priced upwards of $12!).  I love yogurt topped with granola for breakfast but I cannot justify paying those prices. It just doesn’t last long enough in [...]

Freezer Recipe: Chicken Pie

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Get more wonderful Chicken Recipes from our Chicken Recipes Board on Pinterest! Time for another Freezer Cooking Friday Recipe! If you are joining us for the first time every Friday I share a Freezer Friendly Recipe from my ever growing list of recipes. Every two weeks I bust through a Freezer Cookign Marathon such as [...]

Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup

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For more great soup ideas visit our Soups Board on Pinterest! Fall is officially here and I’m loving the cold nights here in Maine. Nothing makes me happier than cooking and eating a warm and cozy dinner on a crisp and chilly night. It brings so much comfort to the evenings. One of our favorite cold [...]

Apple Crisp Muffins

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For more Fall Food Recipes like this visit our Fall Foods and recipes Board on Pinterest! It’s a good one! I love this time of year and everything it brings, especially fresh crisp apples right from the tree! Jon and I recently took the kids apple picking at one of the bazillion apple orchards in [...]

Scool Lunchbox: Week 2

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For updates on lunches every school morning visit our Facebook Page! Another week has flown by and we had another week of awesome lunchboxes for school! We got surprise treats for a Birthday that happened over the weekend, we got creative with leftovers, and we had a little uh… mishap. One of the kids, nobody [...]