Italian Vegetable Soup with White Beans

Sometimes I just start tossing things into the crock pot and hope for the best and sometimes that is what I get like this soup, which turned out perfectly!  Lots of veggies and deliciousness! 1 cup chopped broccoli 1 cup green beans, cut in half 1/4 head of green cabbage, chopped 2 stalks celery, sliced … Continue reading

Fresh Tomato Soup

Still trying to use up all the yummy tomatoes from my garden.  This recipe is great comfort food and was so warming on Sunday night for dinner.  It would be great with a grilled cheese sandwich.  The recipe comes from “Raising Generation Nourished”. 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped … Continue reading

Homemade Tomato Sauce

All of the sudden I’ve got more tomatoes than I know what to do with so I went looking online and found this homemade tomato sauce recipe that you can freeze and then use in place of canned tomato sauce in recipes for soups and spaghetti sauce, etc so I’ve been making sauce like crazy … Continue reading

Black Bean and Roasted Corn Salsa

First post from our Cinco de Mayo feast last night.  I could not stop eating this stuff, it was so good!  It’s a Betty Crocker recipe. 1 (11.8 oz) bag Green Giant Seasoned Steamers frozen honey roasted sweet corn 1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1/2 cup (1 small) Roma tomato, chopped … Continue reading

One Pot Mexican Rice Casserole

Sunday dinner last night with the whole fam, my favorite part of the week!  Made this along with some other things, which will show up later.  It was easy and yummy!  I served it as a side dish but I was thinking that you could add some meat to it and it could be dinner.  … Continue reading

Almond Mint Pesto

Since Bob loved the mint pesto so much, I thought I’d experiment with some other recipes and give him a variety so here is mint pesto #2.  This one comes from Good Housekeeping. 2 cups mint 2 tablespoons roasted salted almonds 1 clove garlic 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated lemon peel 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice … Continue reading