With another of my thrift store cookbook finds, The Fix-It and Forget-It Kids’ Cookbook, I found a pretty simple Alphabet Soup recipe. I had some pasta stars leftover from another dish, so I decided to go with that instead for this simple slow cooker tomato soup. I also swapped in minced onion for onion soup […]
I’m still on my personal pantry challenge and I have potatoes aplenty. So today I’m sharing Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes with half purple potatoes and half white. You can do your slow cooker mashed potatoes in any color or variety you like. The purple potatoes have extra nutritional benefits, which can boost your mood and reduce inflammation.
I’ve been making slow cooker cheesecake (usually plain, sometimes key lime flavor) since coming across Stephanie O’Dea’s fabulously easy recipe for CrockPot Cheesecake a few years ago. But, she didn’t have such great luck with her pumpkin version. So, it struck me recently that I could drizzle in some of my pumpkin spice syrup and […]
I adapted Miz Helen’s original recipe to veganize it by swapping out cream for coconut milk and swapping out sausage for quinoa. I also mixed up a “Parmesan” topping with popcorn breadcrumbs and vegan cheese powder.
I adore roasted garlic. But for whatever reason one of my last hold-outs on fresh produce was garlic. Those big buckets of pre-minced garlic from wholesale clubs were just so convenient for me! But, after reading about how much of garlic’s flavor is lost after it’s cut (and continues to be lost after sitting in […]
Today’s This Week’s Cravings theme is 5-INGREDIENT MEALS. This chickpea dish makes a great change-of-pace from fish for Lent Fridays. I’m sharing one of our family’s new favorite burrito, quesadilla and taco fillings, which can also be eaten as a side dish. The kids and I love these chickpeas. (The husband isn’t a big fan […]
I love chipotle flavor and chipotle peppers, but I recently discovered that my chipotle seasoning cubes are not in line with our family’s Get Real challenge. And yes, I suppose I could buy already-smoked whole chipotle peppers at the store, but I happened to have jalapenos in the house so I decided to try to […]
Spaghetti sauce is one of the primary staples in our house, so finding a recipe that the kids and adults will all love is crucial for our Get Real journey. While we’ve made Bolognese and various pasta sauces on a pretty regular basis, we still seemed to always have a jar of marinara sauce around […]
Welcome HuffPost readers! Learn more about ME & check out the current Giveaway! It still feels weird not having Day 300-whatever at the beginning of my posts. But, the good news is, I’m sharing one of our family’s all-time favorite CrockPot recipes from Stephanie O’Dea’s wonderful site, CrockPot 365. The original recipe is absolutely fantastic and I highly recommend it. […]
Day 365. I made it! 365 days of meals for our entire blended-eater family to enjoy together. And for our final converted meal of the year, we’ve chosen an easy breakfast of homemade whole food CrockPot applesauce. This is not only a delicious breakfast, but also a great way to keep applesauce on-hand in single […]