Easy Slow Cooker Bacon Bean Soup


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Slow Cooker Bacon Bean Soup This slow cooker bacon bean soup recipe looks super easy to make. Add in the vegetables below or substitute with veggies you like better. You could even try a different kind of bean if you wanted. Any way you do it, this cool weather meal is sure to please! Bean Soup Ingredients: 32 oz Dried Northern Beans 1 lb Bacon 2 Onions diced 1/2 lb Carrots diced 4 stalks Celery diced 4 cloves Garlic minced 4 cup Water 4 cup Chicken Broth 1 Bay … [Read more...]

Chili Recipe Roundup


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Chili Recipe Roundup Check out this awesome Chili Recipe Roundup!! Whether it be for a big game, or with the cold weather we are having across the country, nothing beats a great pot of chili!! Check out the roundup of awesome recipes we have posted below! Vegetarian Quinoa Chili Easy Chili Thick Oven Baked Chili Chili, with a Spanish Flair Pumpkin Chili Copy Cat Wendy's Chili Keilbasa Chili Turkey and … [Read more...]

Carrot Ginger Soup


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Carrot Ginger Soup Puréed carrots are a smooth and sweet way to enjoy this root vegetable full of beta carotene. In this carrot ginger soup recipe, the carrots are simmered with other vegetables before puréeing to create a flavorful soup, with the distinct and complimentary flavor of ginger. Serve on a cold day, or chill and serve cold during the warmer months as a cold soup. For a vegetarian version, use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. Carrot Ginger Soup Ingredients: 1 … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Stew


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Slow Cooker Beef Stew Throwing dinner into the slow cooker and not having to worry about 'what's for dinner' is the best! This recipe is home cooked perfection, without having to slave over the stove for hours! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil Flour 1-1/2 lbs stew meat 1 small onion, diced Butter Fresh Thyme Onion powder Salt Pepper 2 tablespoons Worcestershire 2 cups of water 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1 teaspoon gravy master 6 large potatoes, chopped 4 large carrots, … [Read more...]

Guilt Free Broccoli, Cheddar, & Sweet potato Soup


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Guilt Free Broccoli, Cheddar, & Sweet potato Soup Ingredients: 2 to 3 T coconut oil 1 stalk celery 2 medium carrots 1 large sweet onion diced Approx. 4 to 5 cups of fresh broccoli (trim off florets, peel wood stem, and chop the rest of the stalk 1 large sweet potato peeled and cut in half 2 garlic cloves, grated 32 oz. low sodium vegetable or chicken broth 1 can fat free evaporated milk 1 cup of regular Almond milk 1 cup 2 % milk, OR 1/2 cup of half & half 2 cups … [Read more...]

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup


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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup Homemade chicken noodle soup for big kids that is. This soup is so fast and delicious you'll think twice about opening a can again. I used leftover rotisserie chicken making it even faster. The simplicity of this soup makes it a great recipe to have on hand and it's freezer friendly. You can use any veggies you have on hand and it also works great with left over ham or turkey. Homemade Chicken Noodle Ingredients: 6  cups chicken broth, have more on hand if … [Read more...]

Homemade Chili Seasoning


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Homemade Chili Seasoning Chili is a year round staple in my home so I keep a batch of homemade chili seasoning on hand at all times. You can see my recipe for the main dish here. I make the seasoning myself because I don't want all the salt that is included in prepackaged mixes. The following recipe is for one batch of  chili and can easily be multiplied. I also use this seasoning blend for chili pie, to season my enchilada filling and I even use a little to season Mexican rice. Homemade … [Read more...]

Homemade Chili Low Fat


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Chili Low Fat   This homemade chili low fat recipe is great year round. It's healthy, you can customize it to fit your own taste and it freezes well. I got this recipe from a personal trainer a few years back and he called it Fat Burning 5 Alarm Chili but it's not spicy so I changed the name. The spices in this chili are known to kick your metabolism up so the more you consume of these spices the better it is for you. Homemade Chili Low Fat Seasoning 1/2 tsp Cumin 1/2 tsp … [Read more...]

Zuppa Toscana Olive Garden Copycat


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Zuppa Toscana Zuppa Toscana; Have you ever eaten at a restaurant and wished you had the recipe of the dish you were eating? Me too! This is my healthy and nutritious version of one of my favorite soups. It's a very satisfying soup that's not heavy at all, making it a great soup year round. Zuppa Toscana is perfect with a piece of crusty bread or as an addition with dinner. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. ZUPPA TOSCANA 5 slices Turkey bacon, largely diced 1lb Italian chicken … [Read more...]

Homemade Broth – Save Money Making Your Own


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Homemade Broth Making Your Broth on a Budget You will never go back to buying colored water in a box again once you make your own homemade broth the first time. As I clean veggies for recipes, I put the discarded parts aside. I mean EVERYTHING including summer/winter squash ends, potato, onion and garlic skin, tomato tops, eggplant skin EVERYTHING except the stickers on the veggies and I store it in the freezer in a gallon size baggie. I also add any veggies or fresh herbs getting close to … [Read more...]

Tomato Soup and Beef Vegetable Soup


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Rosemary infused tomato soup: I made this soup by using the leftover tomato juice from the canned tomatoes I use when making my homemade spaghetti sauce. Traditionally, tomato soup is made from 1 can of tomatoes pureed and 3 cups of broth, give or take. When I make my sauce I usually have about 5-6 cups of juice left over so I turn it into soup.  The photo above also shows homemade beef vegetable soup  and pot pie, (recipe below) made from the stew meat used to flavor and thicken the … [Read more...]

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