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Easy Soup Recipe Alert: Hearty Peasant Soup

Easy Soup Recipe ~ Peasant Soup

For the last three years I have been booking a girls retreat in a small Colorado get away town.  We rent a house and cram 12 of us women in there.  12 women who bring a craft or 10 to work on and 4 days of pajamas.  In the last three years none of have left the house other than to run into the city because one of us decided we had to have a sewing machine after we got started.   One aspect of this girls retreat is that we all pick a partner and a meal and we cook! … [Read more...]

Mouthwatering Green Chili Sauce Recipe

Green Chili Sauce Recipe

Green Chili Sauce Recipe Green chili sauce is a must have in our house and while there are few good ones to be found in the store nothing beats homemade. Especially when we spend the summer with easy access to roasted Hatch chiles. Tell me they are world famous because around these parts we sure feel like they should be. You know green chilies get their heat from a drought right? Well my green chili from last year proves it and has put the biggest smile on my husbands face. Making … [Read more...]

118 Mouthwatering Easter Recipes

118 Mouthwatering Easter Recipes

118 Mouthwatering Easter Recipes Easter is right around the corner and I don't know how your family celebrates but like any holiday is ours huge. A holiday isn't complete on my side if there is not between 30-50 people in attendance. When you have holidays this big you know it's served potluck style! We don't have many rules about holidays in our house except that you MUST have fun and you need to bring something different every year. No repeats aloud except for the basics (meat, rolls, … [Read more...]

Pico de Gallo Chicken Soup Recipe

Pico De Gallo Chicken Soup

Pico de Gallo Chicken Soup Fall has arrived and the nights are getting chilly! There’s nothing better than warming up with a comfy blanket and a bowl of piping hot soup. This recipe puts a Mexican flair on your traditional chicken soup and is packed with fresh ingredients. It’s sure to fill you up and you’ll have plenty to store for lunches throughout the week. Serve it with crispy whole-wheat tortilla squares and a few jalapeño slices for an added … [Read more...]

Easy Slow Cooker Hamburger & Corn Goulash

Easy Slow Cooker Hamburger & Corn Goulash

Last week I had some left over hamburger from the big family pack and I just couldn't make myself want tacos or cheeseburgers again.  I also didn't really start thinking about what I was going to do with it until after lunch and knew that I would be running the tractor for a couple of hours in the afternoon, this means that I needed something that didn't need to be watched.  Welcome faithful Slow Cooker and another experiment (that always makes my husband happy). My aunt had … [Read more...]

Dried Celery Makes It Easy To Add Vegetables To Your Meals

Dried Celery

As I progress with my Fabulous Food Dehydrator Series, I couldn't decide whether dried celery or dried canned pineapple was easier. I thought about putting them in the same post because they are so easy, in the end though it came down to the tools needed. You have to actually chop celery so I decided it was harder...but only because it makes another dish to wash. As I said above you need to chop your celery before you can dry it. I purchased three bundles and my chopping skills are … [Read more...]

Simple & Delicious French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup has always been related to high end restaurants in my mind.  I mean they make onions look good. The smell of the onions as they simmer down just turns into something so appealing for my nose that it's hard for me to resist something I would normally run (or cry) from.  I realize now that it's not necessarily all high end restaurants that carry French Onion Soup and that some of the best comes from the local mom and pop shop, but no matter who makes it my nose will seek it … [Read more...]

24 Awesome Crock Pot Recipes

Summer will be here before you know it and for me that means my desire for cooking goes down.  It is hot outside and then it's hot in my house and the last thing I really want is to heat the house up with the oven or stand over a boiling pot. Summer also means sports, play dates at the pool and park and in general just running.  It's easy for me to put an average of 4,000 a miles a month on my Yukon, especially during summer.  One more reason why I use my crock pot more during the … [Read more...]

Get Cooking With Homemade Cream Of Mushroom Soup

I am positive that I use cream of mushroom soup at least once a week.  I mean really it makes a great meal, it's the perfect mix in for meals and I have to say I can turn it into a snack time when I know dinner is going to be super late or small.  Yes life doesn't always run like clock work around here, dinner is late and every mom knows it happens sometimes. Cream of mushroom soup is a staple in our house and millions of households around the world (I think big around here in this … [Read more...]

Game Day Chili Recipe

Game Day Red Chili

Game Day Red Chili Recipe This time of year calls for chili!  Chili comes in handy for a variety of reasons and I love how simple red chili is to make.  Whether your cooking for a crowd because it's playoff season or your like me and for the fourth week in a row our temps have dipped to -20 at night and during the day we are lucky to break 0.  Having a good red chili recipe on hand is an absolute must! Sprinkled with some cheddar cheese and served with a side of cornbread. I would say … [Read more...]