Soups

Easy Turkey Chili

It’s pouring rain right now.  POURING.  We keep looking out the window, mouths wide open, “It’s still raining.  Can you believe it?  It’s still raining!” Rain means a break from the heat. Rain means a preview of fall temperatures. Rain means chili. This is an older recipe, which means I haven’t updated it for our

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Creamy Carrot Soup with Spinach Pesto

Last weekend, we headed to the garden to grab the rest of the rainbow carrots. The kids and I had so much fun pulling them up, “oohing” and “ahhing” over the colors and shapes. Each pull was like a new surprise. Would it be yellow? Purple? Pink? Orange? We ended up with so many carrots

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Thai Chicken Soup and “gag-me-with-a-spoon” Family Favorites

When I found out this month’s theme for Recipe ReDux centered around vintage dishes, I immediately turned to my favorite vintage item in my kitchen, the 1985 family cookbook. Lovingly typed and bound by my aunt 27 years ago, this cookbook is one of my most cherished possessions. I can barely remember the family reunion,

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Orange you glad it’s fall? Butternut Squash Soup with Ginger-Toasted Seeds

It might not feel like fall around here, but my kitchen is starting to smell like it.  Fall is my favorite time of year for vegetables.  I love cutting into a big fat squash and smelling the sweet orange flesh as I scoop out the seeds.  Packed with antioxidants, orange vegetables help reduce your risk

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Slow Cooker Bison Stew

As I mentioned in my last post, fall sports season is here.  With 5:00 games and practices, dinner becomes quite a challenge.  To avoid a week filled with drive-thru dinners, I pull out my trusty slow cooker and let it do the work for me.  There’s nothing better than walking in the door after a

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Chicken Coconut Curry Soup

Jeff and I were sitting around at lunch time on Saturday and suddenly had a hankering for curry.  I found out how easy it was to make the week before when I made shrimp curry for the first time.  Basically all you need is curry paste, coconut milk, and a little chicken broth.  Easy peasy.

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Rainy days, meat puzzles, aebleskivers and quinoa chili

The past two days have been rainy and dark. As desert rats, we hardly know what to do with ourselves. Seriously, what do you do with your kids on the second rainy day? We never have to think about things like that! Jeff made a blanket fort for the kids in their new bunk bed

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