Homemade Hummus – Instant Pot

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Homemade Hummus We love chips and dip as a snack.  Salsa, guacamole, and hummus are probably the top three.  And up until about two years ago, I would buy one of those large tubs every week or two.  But then, I started to do research on additives in our food and health.  So what’s a girl to do?  Well, for … Read More

Roasted Beets

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roasted beets

Roasted Beets I have found that roasted beets are one of the best ways to enjoy these beautiful root vegetables.  I have also recently resolved my fear of getting my hands “dyed” while prepping these: so, now I want to do the same for you!  This post will work on the assumption that you like beets, but total transparency, I … Read More

Roasted Potatoes with Peppers

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roasted potatoes with peppers

Simple Summer Side Dish I love roasting vegetables.  In summer time, I feel nothing pairs better with crab legs than wonderful, roasted potatoes . My trick for roasted potatoes with peppers is to preserve some of the pepper flavor and texture by splitting the roasting time, but more on that later.  First, you’ll want to prepare your potatoes.  I used a combination … Read More

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken

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Slow Cooker Thai Chicken This is a perfect Thai recipe if you want to delve into a different cuisine.  My mom was the one that gave me this recipe (she printed and boxed up all the dry ingredients necessary to make the dish).  She found the recipe online (probably Food Network, but I haven’t checked), but then wrote some notes … Read More

Stuffed Pepper Casserole

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stuffed pepper casserole

A Different Take on Stuffed Peppers Casseroles have a slightly different name in our household.  For some reason, we call them All-In-One meals.  Anyway, insight to the crazy that is our household.  Stuffed Pepper Casserole is a favorite of mine because I can make a couple at one time and then freeze the second for another day.  Multi-tasking is always … Read More

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

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