Cooking with Connie: Cabbage & Kielbasa Slow Cooker Recipe

Cabbage & Kielbasa Slow Cooker Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Now that the holiday season is upon us, day-to-day life has become busy and suppertime sneaks up on me.  So, I’ve pulled out the slow cooker to make suppertime quick and easy.  When kielbasa or smoked sausage are on sale, I stock up and freeze.  Cabbage is an inexpensive vegetable year-round, but it is fresh and really cheap this time of year.  Frozen … [Read more...]

Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe & Menu Plan

Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Fall is such a busy time for our family. With horseback riding, flag football, and homework, every afternoon and evening is filled with somewhere to be or something to do. For a hectic fall schedule, leftover makeovers are a must. With a little planning, I am able to feed my family healthy, home-cooked meals every night. First, I noted the nights we would be eating early … [Read more...]

Smokey Joes: A Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe

Homemade Sloppy Joes Recipe This recipe sounds quick and easy, great for those busy nights. Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! I grew up eating Manwich sloppy joes.  In my opinion, anything that’s served on a bun or eaten with your hands is the perfect family-friendly meal.  Rather than use the canned sloppy joe sauce that is full of sodium, I gave home-made sloppy joes a try.  I used a coupon and got a can of fire-roasted tomatoes for … [Read more...]

Grilled Pesto Turkey Panini Recipe

Grilled Pesto Turkey Panini Recipe This sandwich sounds so good! I love pesto and sandwiches are a meal we have often when running to soccer practice. Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! On a recent trip to Nags Head, I had one of the most delicious bagel sandwiches of my life. Now, I have to say, the breakfast bagels in New York City were superb (of course), but this bagel sandwich I had at the beach was unique and easy to duplicate at … [Read more...]

Roasted Eggplant Pasta Salad Recipe

Roasted Eggplant Pasta Salad Recipe I was able to score Eggplant for $0.59/lb. at Kroger today! I will be making this recipe very soon! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Picnics and covered dish suppers are a fun part of early fall. When families and friends gather and share foods they’ve brought, I almost always enjoy one extra-special something. Maybe it’s a creamy, cheesy mac ‘n’ cheese or a perfectly seasoned vegetable or even an … [Read more...]

The Ultimate Leftover Makeover: Lo Mein Recipe

Lo Mein Recipe I love Chinese food! I often make Lo Mein with leftover tidbits of meat. It is a great way to stretch a small amount of meat! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Lo mein is the ultimate leftover makeover. You can use your family’s favorite meat and veggies to make this quick, one skillet meal. I typically use pork or chicken and the combination of vegetables varies throughout the year. In the spring and summer, use fresh … [Read more...]

Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe So I am really impressed! I am from California and eat and cook a lot of Mexican food. I have never attempted to make homemade enchilada sauce though! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! As I’ve mentioned before, I looooove Mexican food. I try to experiment with my favorite dishes making them leaner and healthier. I’ve been on an enchilada kick lately and decided to take a stab at making my own enchilada … [Read more...]

Slow Cooked Pork Loin With Orange Sauce Recipe

I am always looking for an easy but delicious meal. These pork loin chops look so good! I can't wait to try this recipe! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! It’s back -to-school time, so I’ve pulled out my trusty slow cooker to make mealtime easy.  Suppers prepared in a slow cooker are the way to go when you are pressed for time or when you are just simply too tired to make a meal beginning-to-end.  As you get busier heading into your school … [Read more...]

Zucchini Meatloaf Recipe

Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! I recently read an article in Cooking Light magazine suggesting a number of tips for using those plentiful zucchini from your summer garden. Zucchini is one of those vegetables that produces more than any family can eat, so we must get creative with how to prepare and store it. The article suggests to add shredded zucchini to a meatloaf. I was skeptical at first, but then I realized that we use zucchini … [Read more...]

Homemade Marinara Sauce With Garden Tomatoes Recipe

I ventured into canning my own spaghetti sauce this summer. My recipe is similar to Connie's- although I cook mine in the crock-pot all day. My crock-pot yields 6 pints for canning. It is very easy to let it cook all day and then process in a water bath! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Each summer when gardens yield an abundance of tomatoes, I make marinara. Last year, my friend, Sarah, encouraged me to enter my marinara in the county … [Read more...]