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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

Crock Pot Beef and Broccoli

I love Chinese food and always have. I don't eat it very often but I do love to make it. Chinese food can be expensive so learning how to make it at home can save you a lot of money. 

If you love Chinese food as well check out these other recipes I have done. Kung Pao Chicken, Oriental Chicken Salad, Fried Rice, Beef Cilantro and Onion

This is a great dish that is easy to make cooks right in the crock pot. You don't have to sauté the meat in a pan first just put it in the crock pot. 


1 cup of beef broth
1/4 cup of soy sauce
1/4 cup of teriyaki sauce (Kikkoman)
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1 T of sesame oil
1 T minced garlic
2 lbs of boneless beef chuck roast, thinly sliced
2 T of cornstarch
2 heads of broccoli, cut into florets


Mix (I just put it in the crock pot and mix it) together the beef broth, soy sauce, teriyaki sauce, sugar, sesame oil and garlic. Cut up meat into thin slices and add to the crock pot. Cook on low for 1 1/2 hours. Add in the broccoli now and in a small bowl mix together a 1/4 cup of water and 2 T of cornstarch and pour into crock pot and mix well. Cover crock pot and cook for an additional 30 minutes. It may take longer depending on your crock pot and how it heats up. After 30 minutes just keep checking until done.   Serve immediately over rice. Pour some of the juice from the crock pot on top. 

I like to add green onions on the top for extra flavor when serving with a little salt and pepper and soy sauce. 

Adapted from Damn Delicious

 Hope you enjoy this delicious meal. My family loved it.

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, May 23, 2015

Spring Cleaning Naturally - Make your own products

Spring Clean Naturally

When was the last time you looked at the back of your cleaning supplies labels? You will be surprised  at what you find.

I honestly hadn't thought about it much but my kids school focuses on the environment and teaches them to use cleaner materials in our home. They came home asking why we don't use our oils for our cleaning supplies? Uhhhhhh, what do you say to that?  They are right. So we are making our own and moving forward.

Here are a few ideas for you to use for cleaning supplies in your home for your Spring cleaning. It is simple and easy. When using a sprayer you will want to use a class sprayer or a PET plastic spray bottle

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Kid Approved Chicken Fingers - Gluten Free

Kid Approved Chicken Fingers 
Gluten Free

Since making the choice to go Gluten Free I have been so surprised how easy it has been to eat better and gone are the days of boring Gluten Free foods. There is so much available now in the grocery stores, whole food stores and Amazon. 

Because I am eating better my kids are getting the benefit of it as well. If I eat fast food they will too, bit eating Gluten Free has not been hard for then because most the time they don't even know they are eating it. 

I found these crackers that I talked about in my Diabetes post. They have been a life saver and they have many different flavors to chose from. My grocery store only has the Almond, Pecan and Cheddar. I LOVE THEM! So much you can use them food. Amazon has other flavors available as well  if you don't have them in your area. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Diabetes - My Life Changing Experience

Diabetes - My Life Changing Experience

I have thought a lot about what I was going to share in this post. It is difficult to put a life changing experience into words because it is so important for me that it comes across where it can help others that might be experiencing the same thing. I really hope that you will listen closely to what I am saying and make any personal changes that you feel you need to. I wish I had sooner than later. 

 I LOVE FOOD and always have. I just love to eat. I have always sworn that I have a bigger stomach than the average person and that is what makes me so hungry all the time. :)  

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Sunday Snapshots March 1st 2015

Sunday Snapshot March 1st, 2015

Welcome to Riches to Rags by Dori Sunday Snapshots. Sunday is my favorite day to get outside, relax and take some pictures. I hope you enjoy these farm photos.  

We had a couple of inches of snow last night but it quickly melted. We had had unseasonably warm temperatures and now winter has decided to show up again. We could use the moisture. 

Stick around for more Sunday snapshots. 

Peanut the cat on his usual jungle gym.