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The busier life gets, the more I use my slow cooker. I like meals that taste baked, but are actually made in the slow cooker which is a very easy method of cooking. This casserole bakes slowly with very little moisture. I was skeptical, at first, because this recipe didn’t call for any liquid in the slow cooker. But, I gave it a try, and I’m so glad I did. The edges browned beautifully giving the dish a crispy texture. This recipe allows for substitutions, too. Use your favorite “cream of” soup; use ground beef or turkey instead of sausage; use unpeeled or peeled potatoes; vary the cheese using Swiss or spice it up by using pepper Jack. This is our favorite Sausage & Potato Slow Cooker Supper .Continue reading
Over the weekend my daughter and I spent some time a local farm. We went to get some pumpkins, but ended up coming home with pumpkins, fresh bread, some veggies, and some delicious red apples. Apples are one of my favorite things to cook with during the fall, and I was super excited to make a yummy dessert for my family with them. Apple Crisp is one of my easy go-to recipes for fall parties and get togethers. It doesn’t take long to make OR to bake. And it tastes like a “burst of fall in your mouth!” or so says my daughter. Would you like to learn how to make it? Let’s check it out!
Are you having a SOUPER day?
I think in life we get caught up in the rush of getting it done. We waste time on our phone scrolling through other people’s lives. I decided that I was going to put my phone down and create special memories with my family. You know if you read my site that I am always looking for ready to eat food options that use ingredients that I feel comfortable sharing with my family.
Disclosure: I received compensation and free products from Beyond Meat to do this review but all opinions expressed here are 100% mine.
Last week, I accepted the Beyond Meat Future of Protein Challenge of secretly substituting a Beyond Meat product in one of our family favorite meal, you can check out the result of my challenge here and also find out more about their products. This week, I decided to make another delicious recipe using Beyond Meat product, I chose Lightly Seasoned Beyond Meat Chicken-Free Strips for my Vegetable Chicken Orzo Soup Recipe. The result is an absolutely delicious dish!
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post on behalf of Dreamfields pasta but the recipe and opinions expressed here are mine and hope you enjoy them.
Dreamfields is celebrating National Healthy Pasta Month this October with 31 healthy pasta recipes; that’s one recipe each day, you can check out the recipes here. I was invited to be part of this #HealthyPastaMonth celebration and I felt privileged to share with you my yummy healthy pasta recipe.
As a busy mom who is trying to get fit and eat a little healthier, finding dinner solutions can be challenging. I want something that is quick (because chances are, we have been at soccer practice, or other school activities), tastes great, and most importantly, healthy. When it comes to eating healthy, I want it to be a whole family affair. My daughter looks over nutrition facts with me while cooking, and we always cook at least one meal a day together. One of her favorite foods is pasta. There are a few ways to lighten up pasta, and today I’m going to show you a simple way to enjoy a filling and flavorful pasta, that is healthier than it’s traditional counterpart while being just as yummy. Would you like to learn how to make my Cauliflower Alfredo Pasta Recipe? Great! Let’s get started!Continue reading
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 in order to get to practice on time. On those nights (Wednesday & Thursday), I needed extra-quick meals. So, those nights had to be leftover makeover nights. With that in mind, here’s what the menu looked like:
Cooking a little extra of the main dish at the beginning of the week provided me with the leftovers I needed to throw together quick meals in the middle of the week when we are the busiest. The leftover roast beef, green beans, and butter beans became veggie beef soup. The leftover pork chops became pork fried rice.
Give this method a try the next time you know you have a harried week coming up. Sit down for a couple minutes and plan out your meals. It will save you time and frustration on the nights that you really don’t have time to think about “What’s for supper?”
Combine first 8 ingredients in Dutch oven and bring to a boil. Cover and simmer 20-30 minutes. Add sugar and pepper to taste. Simmer 5 minutes more. Serve with apple slices and crostini*.
Crostini…for a fun “topper” to this or other soups, thinly slice a stale French baguette. Spread in an even layer onto a baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with garlic salt. Toast in a 350 degree oven 8-10 minutes or until browned.
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