One Pot Smoked Sausage, Potatoes, & Green Beans

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This is an incredibly delicious and filling one-pot meal. Best of all, it’s only 4 ingredients plus salt & pepper and cooks in 30 minutes. With uncured sugar-free smoked sausage, Continue Reading →

Baked Chili with Ground Beef & Beans

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I’ve been making chili with macaroni noodles the same way for probably 30 years. My guys love my Chili Mac. But a friend and I were discussing the age-old subject Continue Reading →

Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole

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Sometimes the old favorites are the perfect go-to when you’re short on energy and/or inspiration. I was in the midst of critiquing a full manuscript for one of my best Continue Reading →

Crock Pot Autumn Harvest Stew

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It’s the first day of Autumn! 🍁 Time to pull out the thick sweaters, jeans, and boots! There are so many fun things to do in the fall – football Continue Reading →

Israeli Shakshouka – History & Recipe

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I’m not sure where I stumbled upon a picture of it, but I knew we had to try Shakshouka. The ingredient list sounded like an amalgamation of flavors that reminded Continue Reading →

Melly’s Easy Chili Mac

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Anytime’s a good time for chili. I don’t know who came up with the notion that certain foods are “cold weather” foods, but it doesn’t really make sense to me. Continue Reading →

Turkey (or Chicken) Vegetable Soup

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I absolutely adore fresh vegetables, or as close as I can get to fresh. It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, I’m always in the mood for any Continue Reading →

Autumn Harvest Stew – A Lovely, Hearty Meal

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The cold weather has hit with a vengeance, hasn’t it? Makes you want to hunker down in front of a crackling fire with a steaming bowl of something filling and Continue Reading →

Beef, Barley, & Mushroom Stew with Crusty Homemade Buttered Bread ~ Perfect Cold Weather Fare

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This dish is a winner! Everyone in the house and our little dog, too, loves this meaty stew filled with yummy mushrooms and rutabaga! It’s really easy to make–don’t let Continue Reading →