Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Chicken Broth

This is a healthy, fat-free chicken broth. It’s easy, inexpensive and has many nutritional benefits. This broth is nutrient-dense with amino acids and minerals, which make it easy to digest while boosting immunity and also fighting inflammation and joint pain. Healthy chicken broth not only protects your gut, it can also improve skin, hair and […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Fresh Fruit Cups

Take any fresh fruit that is in season at that time of year and toss together. I serve any of these fruit combinations in the morning about 15 to 20 minutes before breakfast. This makes sure that my family gets another serving of fruit for the day. The reason it’s eaten before breakfast is that […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Kathy’s Southern Yeast Rolls

I am one of three girls. My oldest sister was a home economics teacher, and her recipe that we all loved the most is Kathy’s Southern Yeast Rolls. This recipe is very easy to make. It will pair wonderfully with the roast beef with gravy from last month, serving as a sandwich bread for a […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Roast Beef with Gravy

This recipe for Roast Beef with Gravy is my family’s favorite in the winter. We make sandwiches from the leftovers the next day. The leftovers can also be shredded and added to vegetable soup for a richer flavor. This recipe and the leftovers will help keep you warm in the chilly winter weather. May God […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Southern Squash Casserole

My favorite recipe for the holidays is my Southern Squash Casserole. It’s a special time of year for remembering how America is so blessed, and reminds me to pray harder this coming year for our country. Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! May God bless you and yours, and may God bless America! […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins

When I stopped teaching to be home with my children, I made afternoon snacks. The first one I did was lemon poppy seed muffins. Many times, I would have the muffins hot out of the oven, and then we would go on the front porch. My children loved swinging, and I would pull up a […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Woodshed Chicken Salad Sandwiches

When I was teaching third grade at Central Elementary School, I would read a book to my class every day after recess. Some of my favorite books were the “Boxcar Children” series. So when I had my own children, I read the “Boxcar Children” books to them. Then in 1991, a teacher named Diane Blain […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Crustless Quiche

My favorite lunch or dinner is my Crustless Quiche. You can serve it with a salad of fresh vegetables and your favorite salad dressing. The quiche keeps very well for a couple of days in the refrigerator. May God bless you and your family this fall! “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Waffles

My favorite breakfast in the summer is my whole wheat waffles with organic maple syrup and fresh fruit. I use fresh blueberries because they are a superfood. Blueberries are low in calories but high in nutrients. They are the “king” of antioxidant foods and help reduce DNA damage, which may protect against aging and cancer. […]

Mary Beth’s Kitchen: Chicken Nuggets

The recipe this month is for Chicken Nuggets and comes from my “Healthy, Simple, Southern Style Cooking on One Income” cookbook (see link below). A great accompaniment to this dish is my grammy’s Tomato Salad. She was a healthy cook from Germany, and we enjoyed many of her fresh and easy recipes, especially during the […]