Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

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Stroganoff Dinner

Healthy Beef Stroganoff Recipe Forget the cream of mushroom soup from a can.  Make something way more flavorful, way less sodium, and no preservatives.  The prep for this meal is pretty simple.  First chop some onion, then grate some carrot (or chop if you prefer, depends on picky eaters), finally dump in mushrooms, seasoning, bouillon cube, minced garlic, beef, wine … Read More

Fall Day Tuscan Soup

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Soup

 Tuscan Soup to Warm the Soul My husband loves soup.  He could eat it on an 80 degree Pittsburgh day and love it.  I am not quite as fond of soups, but they’re generally easy to make in large batches so it does work for me.  If I am ever in need of a reasonably quick soup, this is a … Read More

Happy Healthy Halloween!

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Healthy Halloween

A Healthy Halloween Snack Option! I tend to be “that mom” that has the treat or snack option that sways on the side of healthy.  I feel like my children are already inundated with sugar filled foods that the last thing I need to do is add to it.  Specifically on Halloween.  So, I tried to think of an innovative … Read More

Crochet: American Flag Blanket

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American Flag

A Patriotic Blanket for a Friend I have been crocheting for several years now, definitely as a hobby and not as a business.  Because of this, I am flattered when I get a request for a crochet item.  Not to say I don’t love making crocheted items as gifts, but a request is something slightly different.  In this case, a … Read More

Homemade Bouillon Cubes

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Stock

Bouillon Cube Making Epiphany Raise your hand if you have ever bought those little cubes of bouillon at the store.  I definitely did.  As one of my first steps on my real food journey, I began making my own stock.  After all, it is so much cheaper and truly is easy to do. One night of making said stock, I … Read More

Oven Baked Salmon

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Cooked Salmon

 Salmon for dinner This recipe is a favorite of mine because it takes little prep and is hands off while cooking.  The key is including enough liquid so the salmon doesn’t taste dry.  It’s so good that we don’t need a sauce to eat it (think tarter, cocktail, etc.).  Also, there are only a few ingredients needed and barely any … Read More

Shrimp Risotto

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Shrimp Risotto

Quicker Than Risotto, Risotto I can’t take credit here, the quick risotto tip is one I found quite a long time ago. What I can take credit for, is the deliciousness of this risotto recipe.  My substitution to cut down on time is using Orzo pasta instead of Arborio rice. Next, add some yummy frozen vegetables and a few other … Read More

Italian Meatballs Dinner

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Italian Meatballs

We Love How Easy These Meatballs Are to Make What is more comforting than meatballs?  My girls often ask for spaghetti and meatballs.  Tip: many times that “spaghetti” is actually spiralized zucchini and neither are none the wiser! Let’s get started with how easy this recipe is.  You’ll have meatballs ready for dinner in about 30 minutes.  Of course, if … Read More

Slow Cooked Chicken Cacciatore

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Cacciatore

I love my slow cooker. It’s my lifesaver (when I plan ahead) for dinner on a busy night. This recipe is a family favorite in our house, and it is so easy to get ready. If you have one of those fancy slow cookers like this one then you can save a dirty dish when prepping this meal. I never … Read More