Stuffed Acorn Squash


I am really trying to get my daughter at least one vegetarian meal a week. This is a stretch for me. We have quite a few squashes right now so you will be seeing a few squash recipes over the next few weeks. I made Butternut Squash Chili (click for link to recipe) last week…

Butternut Squash Chili


I, like many other Americans, needed to take the day off yesterday. I was tired physically and emotionally. So, it was a day of minimal news and internet. We shopped, we ate, and we rested. We are refreshed. This chili is perfect for these days. You can make it in a slow cooker or on…

Stuffed Peppers (Cook once Eat Twice or More!)


From the chili we made earlier in the week we have had 3 meals! Chili the first night, chili potatoes, and now Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers. Verdict: My daughter is not a fan of rice, especially wild rice. But, cooking it in the chili gave it great flavor. Make sure your rice is fully cooked and…

Zuchinni Ribbons with Sauce


September 11th. I will never forget my feelings and memory on that day. I had watched the Columbine High School shootings on television and thought then that nothing worse could happen. How wrong I was. My daughter was about 16 months old and was in the living room playing in the sunlight trying to grab…

Amazing Three Bean Salad


We have tons of beans in our pantry. When kidney beans and green beans were $.39 a can I stocked up on several cases each. Now that we are trying to save some money and I needed an easy dish for a picnic I was really happy to have these beans on hand! The nice…

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Vegetable Soup


This is my third slow cooker recipe in the past few days. My slow cooker is getting a workout while we are getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have lots of errands to run and the kids have tons of concert, recitals, classes, and parties to attend so I am constantly in my car….

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes with Balsamic Glaze


This was another of the dishes that I made for my mother while we were there. I have decided that I need to try and make at least one dish a week that will help her with ideas for eating on her Mediterranean diet. They may not be purely foods from her diet but at…

Six Big Game Day Crowd Favorites!


Looking for something different to serve at your Super Bowl party? I have gathered some of our favorite recipes for appetizers and sweet treats that will satisfy everyone on your guest list! These Meatball Mozzarella Bites¬†(click for link to recipe) are simple to make and make a large amount all at once! They will have…

Vegetable Lasagna


I made this beautiful sauce the other day. I used it to make lasagna. It was great because I made the dish last night (boiled the noodles and assembled the dish) the covered it and put it in the refrigerator for dinner the next night. Tuesdays are one of our most crazy days though Wednesday…

This is Halloween! And a Slow Cooker Vegetable Pasta Sauce


So, this was a simple Do It Yourself (DIY) Halloween for us. I am the queen of sweatshirt and sweatpants costumes. When I was little my mom made all our Halloween costumes though I desperately wanted one of the ones with the plastic masks and plastic dresses. Remember those? Now, I am doing the same…

Caprese Garlic Bread with Balsamic Reduction


Tomatoes are coming into season here and in our Community Supported Agriculture(CSA) box we got about 5 lbs of red tomatoes, 3 lbs or orange and green tomatoes. My family loves tomatoes, thankfully. ¬†Plus, there is something totally different about tomatoes fresh off the vine versus the grocery store tubes. They cannot even be compared…