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Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade chicken noodle soup from scratch is one of my absolute favorite comfort foods. Not only is it incredibly easy, but even just the smell of it simmering away is soothing and totally gives me hygge vibes. While I’ve had a stove top...
recipes - 2020-01-17 16:08:29
Simple Creamy Coleslaw

Simple Creamy Coleslaw

I never knew I was a coleslaw person until I made it myself. I had eaten it plenty of times at restaurants, never once having been impressed, and always wondering what the appeal was. But then I decided to make a quick batch of creamy coleslaw to go...
recipes - 2020-01-15 16:07:57
6 Easy Ways to Use Leftover Vegetables

6 Easy Ways to Use Leftover Vegetables

Did your New Year’s resolution include eating more vegetables" It’s a fantastic goal and one I get behind anytime of year, but there’s definitely a learning curve! I’m sure we’ve all had this experience:...
recipes - 2020-01-13 16:08:39
Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

Spicy Sweet Potato Fries

I don’t do side dishes often (I’m more of a “bowl meal” type person), but when I do, I make sure to keep them simple. If I’m already going through a lot of trouble to make a main dish, I’m not going to pull out...
recipes - 2020-01-12 16:07:14
Swamp Soup

Swamp Soup

Despite its “swampy” appearance, this soup is simply one of the best things I’ve ever eaten. If you like tomato soup, you’ll adore Swamp Soup. It’s like tomato soup on steroids and with a grilled cheese built right in....
recipes - 2020-01-10 16:08:20
Smoky Roasted Sausage and Vegetables

Smoky Roasted Sausage and Vegetables

Sheet pan meals are my savior. There’s really nothing easier than roasting vegetables in the oven, and it happens to make them taste really good, too. Add a little meat to the vegetables and you have a meal! For this Smoky Roasted Sausage and...
recipes - 2020-01-05 16:08:01
Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls 6 Ways

Cottage Cheese Breakfast Bowls 6 Ways

Food trends are one factor that can have a big impact on ingredient costs. It’s all about the laws of supply and demand. If the demand is low but supply is relatively stable, the cost will come down. And do you know what food isn’t...
recipes - 2020-01-02 16:08:21
Top 20 Recipes of 2019

Top 20 Recipes of 2019

It’s that time of year again! Time to look back and reflect on everything that happened. I like to do an end of the year round up my favorite recipes so you can browse the best of the best in one place and make sure that you don’t miss...
recipes - 2019-12-30 16:08:36
Spinach and Artichoke Wonderpot

Spinach and Artichoke Wonderpot

What is a Wonderpot" It’s a pasta dish that cooks all in one pot (a.k.a. One Pot Pasta) with vegetables, aromatics (garlic, onion), and broth so that every bite is packed with flavor. The broth and pasta create a rich saucy gravy in the...
recipes - 2019-12-23 16:08:04
Lentils with Creamy Mushroom Gravy

Lentils with Creamy Mushroom Gravy

Ever since I added coconut milk to my ramen broth, I haven’t been able to stop adding coconut milk to all of my savory saucy and brothy dishes. The creaminess of the coconut milk is unmatched, and pairs particularly well with the flavor of...
recipes - 2019-12-22 16:07:02
Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are pretty freaking fantastic. They’re warm, comforting, and really quite versatile. You can eat them as a side dish, as a base to a bowl meal, and you can flavor them with any number of seasoning combos. The problem, though,...
recipes - 2019-12-19 16:08:14
Meal Planning 101 ? How to Make a Meal Plan That Works for YOU

Meal Planning 101 ? How to Make a Meal Plan That Works for YOU

  Whether you?re trying to spend less money (oh, hey! ?), eat healthier, get more organized, or just make better use of your time, meal planning can help you get there. I recently released a set of pre-made monthly meal plans, but I think...
recipes - 2019-12-16 16:08:15
Chili Cornbread Skillet

Chili Cornbread Skillet

Some nights you just need something warm, comforting, and easy to help melt off the stresses of the day, like a big bowl of chili. And maybe some cornbread, too, for good measure. This easy Chili Cornbread Skillet has all the comfort of a pot of...
recipes - 2019-12-13 16:08:36
Cinnamon Pecan Sandies

Cinnamon Pecan Sandies

I’m not a huge cookie person (I’d rather have a chunk of cheese ?), but I looooove pecan sandies! I think I love them because they’re not too sweet. They’re rich, buttery, and nutty, with just a little hint of sweetness. The...
recipes - 2019-12-12 16:08:23
Vegetable Barley Soup

Vegetable Barley Soup

Can’t stop, won’t stop with the yummy soups over here! Soup is easy, soup is filling, soup is an easy way to pack some more vegetables into your day, and soup (usually) freezes well. This week I’m bringing you this awesome...
recipes - 2019-12-09 16:08:00
Teriyaki Meatball Bowls

Teriyaki Meatball Bowls

I’m kind of obsessed with meatballs. They’re easy to make, filling, they pack well for lunches, are freezer-friendly, and can be paired with so many different flavors. Plus, I just kind of think meatballs cute (is that weird"). This...
recipes - 2019-12-07 16:07:18
Curried Cabbage

Curried Cabbage

There’s something super comforting to me about sautéed cabbage with butter and I eat it a lot in the winter months when cabbage is fresh and inexpensive. And because it’s just so cheap, delicious, and filling, I love coming up with...
recipes - 2019-12-06 16:08:15
Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs

Garlic Butter Baked Chicken Thighs

Is there any food that isn’t good when drenched in garlic butter" It’s the easiest, most fool-proof way to make something insanely delish. So, because it’s the week after Thanksgiving and I don’t feel like spending...
recipes - 2019-12-02 16:08:01
Smoky Black Bean Soup

Smoky Black Bean Soup

I hope you guys don’t get sick of all my soup recipes, because I pretty much live off of soup this time of year! This Smoky Black Bean Soup is definitely going to be one of my new fav’s because it’s so fast, super thick and...
recipes - 2019-11-21 16:08:28
Roasted Apple Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing

Roasted Apple Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing

My philosophy on Thanksgiving is to keep it simple. Simple is elegant, simple is cost effective, and simple is easy (because hey, the cook wants to enjoy the day, too). I like to take super simple recipes and add just a little...
recipes - 2019-11-19 16:09:05
Mushroom and Spinach Pasta with Ricotta

Mushroom and Spinach Pasta with Ricotta

There’s something really special about the simplicity of pasta with butter, salt, and pepper. The creaminess of the butter and the little pops of salt and pepper sitting on the surface of the pasta, it’s simple goodness at its best. I...
recipes - 2019-11-18 16:08:41
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