Cooking with Connie: Ribollita Recipe

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Ribollita Recipe Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes!   Ribollita is a hearty dish from Tuscany.   Classically, seasonal vegetables are used in this rustic dish.  It is a flavorful meal that is inexpensive to make since the ingredients are in season or available year-round.  But, substitutions are what make this dish your own unique creation.  If you don’t like kale, use Swiss chard, your favorite winter greens, or even ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

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Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe 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 sauce since canned enchilada sauce has lots of sodium. This sauce turned out great and it freezes well, too. So, double the sauce and freeze some for next time. Be sure to use the fire-roasted tomatoes and fresh cilantro (as much as you want), as ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Roasted Potato Salad Recipe

There are so many ways to make potato salad! I love potatoes and sometimes I will just bake a potato for dinner. I have not tried Connie's roasted potato method, but I definitely will! Thanks to Connie for this recipe. Check out Cook with Connie for more fantastic recipes! Potato is a classic Southern side dish.   We’ll serve potatoes with chicken, beef, pork, and seafood.  Southerners believe potatoes pair nicely with just about anything.  Potatoes are a natural carbohydrate, high in vitamin C ...

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