Sprouted Bean Potato Topper

I’ll confess that I love a hot lunch. Just throwing a sandwich together at lunchtime fills my stomach, but doesn’t satisfy me as much as something warm from the stove. Last week, I needed to use up some potatoes that were going to go bad, and also use up some of the monster kale plant Read More …

Chicken, Black Bean, and Fennel Soup

I invented a soup! Hubby’s parents bought into their community garden this summer, so we’ve been reaping the benefits of their growth (which is great since I’ve been neglecting my garden and it’s been responding in kind.) Funnily, they planted all sorts of vegetables that they’d never eaten before, and they’ve been sharing these new Read More …

Honey Garlic Pork Chops

We’ve had uncharacteristically wet weather in Colorado this year, but the last few weeks have warmed up more like usual. And dry, hot weather is a perfect time to barbecue! I pulled out one of my favorite recipes last week and boy, it had been too long since I’d made it! I’m eager to share Read More …

Crock Pot Ham and Bean Soup

Today’s recipe is a variation on this recipe I posted back in November. We had the end of a ham in the freezer and I wanted to make soup, but it’s summer and I didn’t want to heat up the house. So I decided to try it in the crock pot! I consulted google and Read More …

Greek ‘n Twirls Salad

This pasta salad is a favorite of hubby’s and mine. The chopping is a little time consuming, but not too bad and it is SOOOO worth it. It’s also easy to substitute ingredients or personalize with veggies that your family enjoys. Our boys still don’t like too many ingredients mixed together, but we’re working on Read More …

Polish Sausage Soup

This soup is an old favorite. It’s certainly not the healthiest soup in the world, but as long as you can handle dairy, it sure is tasty! It has a beer and cheddar cheese soup base, livened up with some spices and kielbasa sausage. Great for cold days, but it cooks fast enough to be Read More …

Crockpot Hawaiian Kalua Pork

A few years back, I wondered if I could replicate the traditional Luau Pork in a crockpot, to serve at a Hawaiian themed party.  Internet searches led me to a variation of this recipe, which is both wonderfully flavorful and wonderfully easy!  The only catch is that it takes a lot of time.  It stews Read More …

Portobello Mushroom Burgers

I love mushrooms!  Especially cooked mushrooms.  That flavor is just oh, so delectable! So last week I decided to pull out an old recipe, for Portobello Mushroom Burgers! Portobellos rival meat in price per pound, but I think they are lighter than a hamburger would be, and also form a better circle! The boys don’t Read More …

Pumpkin Pasta

Do you ever get bored with the way you serve pasta? Red sauce, white sauce, plain old butter, olive oil (I hear people use pesto, not an option here.) There are different ways to dress it up, and different proteins to add, but often kids, in particular, latch onto one type of pasta and aren’t Read More …

Luau Pizza!

Whilst at a pizza place last month, I was inspired to try making my own from scratch. My parents used to make homemade pizza when I was growing up, but since then I’ve always purchased a store-bought crust at the very least. But I was inspired, and turned to the internet for help.   I Read More …