Peppered Beef & Snow Peas with Brown Rice Bake

Another 2 post kinda day, I’m telling you I have been hitting the New Recipe JACKPOT! I hardly ever have so many keepers.  What a good problem to have. 

Hungry for Chinese food?  Skip Chinese take out…now you can make your own!

Easy and oh-so delicious!

Peppered Beef & Snow Peas

from One Lovely Life


  • For Stir Fry:
  • 2 pounds Strip Steak, Thinly Sliced Across Grain
  • ½ cups Soy Sauce
  • 4 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Corn Starch
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Ginger, Minced (don’t Skip This, It Adds Great Flavor! Peel And Mince Remaining Pieces And Freeze For Another Use)
  • 2 teaspoons Cracked Pepper
  • 1-½ teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • Pinch Of Red Pepper Flakes
  • 8 ounces, weight Snow Peas, Ends Trimmed Off
  • 4 whole Green Onions, Sliced
  • 4 Tablespoons Oil
  • 5 Tablespoons Water

For stir-fry:
In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, brown sugar, cornstarch, ginger, black pepper, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes. Add steak strips to the marinade and toss to coat.

In a large family skillet, heat 2 Tbsp oil over high heat. Add snow peas and cook 1-2 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Heat 2 more Tbsp of oil. Add beef strips and green onion to skillet (squeeze steak strips out to leave as much of the marinade in the bowl as possible). Cook on one side 1 minute without disturbing. Flip and cook an additional 30 seconds to 1 minute until no longer pink. Remove from skillet and set aside with snow peas.

Using the same skillet, pour in remaining marinade and add 5 Tbsp water. Allow marinade to come to boil until thickened. (get it nice and hot to kill any raw meat germs) Return peas and beef to skillet and toss with sauce.

Serve over baked brown rice. YUMMY!


  I have always struggled with sticky rice, not matter how much I rinse the rice, watch the pot, carefully fluff with a fork….my rice is sticky. YUCK! 

But, that was before I found this recipe for Brown Rice that you bake in the oven. It turns out perfect everytime!!!!! YAY!

Brown Rice Bake


1-½ cup Brown Basamati Rice

2 cups Chicken Broth

½ cups Water

½ teaspoons Salt

Preheat oven to 350*. Combine brown rice, chicken broth, water and salt in a 8×11 baking dish and cover tightly with foil. Bake 1 hour and 10 minutes. Remove from oven and let sit 5 minutes before removing foil and fluffing with fork.

Dig in! It was so good there is not one speck left…..guess I better double it next time! 🙂


Happy Cooking!


P.S.  Pop on over to This Chick Cooks today, she is featuring our Mexican Chicken Salad with Chili-lime Dressing.  Thank you for sharing our recipe!

This recipe linked to:

Wonka Wednesday

This Chick Cooks

Miz Helen’s Country Cottage

Lark’s Country Heart

On The Menu Monday

Melt In Your Mouth Monday

Tuesday Talent Show

Everyday Sisters


A Letter From Daddy

I have two posts again today.  The second being another yummy recipe, a supper one this time…this blog was gaining weight from all those desserts yesterday!

  This “Letter From Daddy” was written for me by my mentor.  He is such a blessing to me, always speaking over me beautiful things the Lord reveals to him about us and our current circumstances during his daily prayer time.  This note was no different.  The Lord new EXACTLY what I needed to hear that particular morning:


Just a couple of thoughts…..

  I watched the weather forecast a couple of days ago… and thought of YOU. Temps had been running 105, 110, 108… forever,, and then, BAM!!! 80, 80, 80, 84, 80, 79….. There wasn’t a gradual cool off, but a DRASTIC drop from nearly unbearable to MOST pleasant. Go outside today, listen to the word of the Lord to you. It will sound like this:

   My dear one, my refining fire was never intended to hurt you, only to help you. Refiners%20Fire

When the firing is complete I won’t leave you in the heat one second more than is necessary, but will RUN to you and deliver you into my loving arms. Watch what I did with the heat of the days past, compared to today’s cool. I’m showing you something. Can I not remove you from the heat of the fire in a split instant… into the Oasis of my love?


I am pleased pleased pleased with you, my child. Don’t doubt for a minute my immense love for you. I’m covering and caring for your children on earth with the same love that I’m caring for your children here. You will never on this earth know what measures of my love I am bestowing on you and your family in these days. I’m only giving you a glimpse here and there. Don’t fear in these days, my dear one. You’re not passing through the fire alone. You may not feel my hand or see my loving face, but I’m here… right beside you… silently, quietly, patiently, holding your hand.

I love you,



  Wait, God takes great delight in ME? And Jehovah will quiet me with His love?

Wow! Such a beautiful peaceful image, reminding me of the times when my presence alone can quiet my crying baby. 

  If people of the Bible times threw themselves to the ground and covered their faces at the sheer awe they felt at hearing the sound of God’s voice from the top of the mountain, can you imagine what would occur if he rejoiced over us with SINGING?!

Joyful singing from the Most High for ME?!