Recipes, Sides and Soups

5 Homemade Seasoning & Soup Mixes

In my ongoing attempt to eat less processed foods, I try to cook and bake from scratch whenever I'm able. Sometimes I veer off track, other times I purposely derail, but I've found that putting meals together from scratch doesn't have to be as daunting and tedious as it sounds - especially if you have… Continue reading 5 Homemade Seasoning & Soup Mixes

Recipes, Sides and Soups

Red Lentil Soup

Savory like chili, but not as spicy, this soup is both comfort food and health food all in one delightful bowl. Lentils' health benefits include fiber, of course, but they contribute significant amounts of folate, iron and magnesium, too. What I like best about lentils? They are super easy to prepare. No long pre-soaks like… Continue reading Red Lentil Soup

Recipes, Sides and Soups

Fingerling Potatoes on the Grill

I love this time of year. We're right on the cusp of summer. This week we have experienced a surge of hot days that have necessitated the use of the sprinkler, water balloons, a generous allotment of limeade popsicles and of course, the grill! I purchased some fingerling potatoes at the market earlier this week,… Continue reading Fingerling Potatoes on the Grill

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Welcome to day two of Thanksgiving Prep Week! My sister-in-law shared this next recipe with me. I was immediately smitten with the alternating stripes of pecans and marshmallows. Guests can go for a portion that's topped mainly with pecans, one that's more marshmallow-y, or go for a mixture of both! The sweet potatoes underneath those… Continue reading Sweet Potato Casserole

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Three Cheese Corn Casserole

Welcome to Thanksgiving Prep Week! All week long, I'll be posting tried-and-true recipes well-suited for the Thanksgiving table. Some of these recipes are recent finds, while others have had a place of honor in my recipe box since I was a newlywed. I hope in these recipes you'll find just the right addition to your… Continue reading Three Cheese Corn Casserole