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Month: March, 2016

RecipeGirl: 8 Books to Read This Spring

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8 Books to Read This Spring Mar 13th 2016, 10:00, by Lori Lange
Here are 8 Books to Read This Spring— shared by my big sister Susie. You might remember her Summer Reading List– last year- which was greatly praised by RecipeGirl readers, and she shared a Fall List too. She’s back today with her spring list. Susie keeps a journal of all of the books she has read, and she gives them letter grades. These books shared today all received an “A” grade by Susie! I hope you find a few books in her list that might interest you for spring reading.

8 Book Recommendations for Spring Reading

A note from my sister Susie:

Since I’ve started to write about books now and again for my sister’s blog, I have begun to feel a greater responsibility for finding really awesome stories. After my last list in the fall, I found myself failing miserably! It seemed that every book I read was only so-so at best, but finally, starting in December, I hit a string of fantastic books that I’m excited to share with you today. Happy reading….Susie!

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RecipeGirl: Weekly Menu Plan #39

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Weekly Menu Plan #39 Mar 12th 2016, 11:00, by Lori Lange
Happy Saturday! Here is your suggested Weekly Menu Plan for next week. I share menu suggestions for each day of the week- with a traditional menu plan and a lighter, Weight Watchers menu plan too. Recipes suggested are from RecipeGirl.com… plus some favorites from some other websites and blogs as I see fit. Enjoy!

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Here is the traditional plan for the week:

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RecipeGirl: Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See

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Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See Mar 8th 2016, 11:00, by Lori Lange
Here’s another fun post: Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See:

20-Best-Birthday-Cake-Recipes

This is a handy post for people who love to make homemade birthday cakes for the special people in their lives!! >> 20 BEST BIRTHDAY CAKE RECIPES. There are some fun and delicious choices in this bunch.

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RecipeGirl: Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

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Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup Mar 6th 2016, 11:00, by Lori Lange
Another soup recipe to enjoy in chilly weather: Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

Italian Sausage Vegetable Soup

This recipe is so simple, you can have it completely done and ready to eat in about 25 minutes. It has a little bit of a tomato base, plenty of Italian sausage and vegetables, and my favorite… garbanzo beans!

Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup Recipe

This is the perfect soup choice to make for weekday lunches. Add a side salad, and you’re good to go!

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Yield: 6 servings (2 cups each)

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup

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Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces sweet Italian sausage
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • One 16-ounce can diced tomatoes
  • One 15-ounce can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • One 14.5 ounce can beef broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. In a large soup pot, cook the sausage and onion over medium heat until sausage is no longer pink. Drain off any accumulated fat (I like to dab with paper towels to soak up as much fat as possible).
  2. Stir in all of the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the carrot and zucchini are tender.

Tips:

  • If you are preparing this recipe as GLUTEN-FREE, just be sure to use brands of chickpeas and beef broth that are known to be GF.
  • Nutritional information per serving (serving size 2 cups): calories: 257, fat: 12g, sat fat: 4g, cholesterol: 40mg, sodium: 1159mg, potassium: 433.5mg, carbohydrates: 24.2g, fiber: 5.2g, sugar: 3.4g, protein: 14.1g
  • Weight Watchers Points: SmartPoints: 4, PointsPlus: 7, Old Program: 5

SOURCE: RecipeGirl.com

Here are a few more vegetable soup recipes you might enjoy:

RecipeGirl: Weekly Menu Plan #38

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Weekly Menu Plan #38 Mar 5th 2016, 11:00, by Lori Lange
Happy Saturday! Here is your suggested Weekly Menu Plan for next week. I share menu suggestions for each day of the week- with a traditional menu plan and a lighter, Weight Watchers menu plan too. Recipes suggested are from RecipeGirl.com… plus some favorites from some other websites and blogs as I see fit. Enjoy!

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Here is the traditional plan for the week:

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