08 May 2022: Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Salad

We hosted family for a casual lunch on Mothers’ Day this year. When picking out what to cook for our family get-togethers, there’s a lot to think about when considering the guests range in age from 3 to 98. This simple and versatile recipe comes from Karie Houghton via Taste of Home website. It was…

13 Feb. 2022: Easy Black Bean Vegetarian Chili with Spiced Yogurt

I hear there’s some kind of football game going on tonight, and that quite a few spectators will be consuming chili. For those of us who don’t watch a lot of football, with snow in the air (again), it feels like a good dish for warming up. Skinny Taste‘s recipe called for black beans (makes…

23 November 2021: Easy Black Bean Vegetarian Chili with Spiced Yogurt

If you’ve not been perusing the website, SkinnyTaste, you’ve been missing out on some incredibly delicious recipes. This one popped up when I was looking for a good, solid vegetarian black bean chili, and with the addition of a spicy yogurt topping, it did not disappoint. This recipe comes together in short order, a feature…

23 October 2021: Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup

It’s soup weather! When I make cauliflower soups, I never think of creamy soups with a milk base. Adding tomato to this soup base was genius – something I had previously not thought of trying. After tasting this recipe, I’ll definitely correct that omission. With a tomato-based broth and the addition of coconut milk, this…

08 Sep 2021: Roasted Tomato & White Bean Stew

It’s not quite Autumn here in New England, but students are back to their school routines, the University is once again alive with students, and the leaves along the Merrimack River have begun to lose that summer green. Even though the temperatures are still in the 80s, it feels like Fall. And so, yesterday I…

04 Aug 2021: Pinto Bean Sloppy Joes

Sometimes, we just need some old fashioned comfort foods. In this case, a Sloppy Joe was a reminder of school lunches and dinners at home. In my memory, the topping was always made with ground beef, which we don’t really eat any longer, so when I found this bean-based recipe on Simple Fit Vegan, I…

23 July 2021: Easy Zucchini Bread

Sonja and Alex Overhiser are the couple behind the award winning website (and books! don’t forget books!) A Couple Cooks. I’ve often found their creations to be not only delicious, but healthy. And the website’s photos are stunning! When our daughter-in-law, Beth – who most decidedly does have a green thumb – shared a zucchini…

18 July 2021: Warm French Lentil Salad with Bacon and Herbs

We are not big meat-eaters in our household, but every so often I discover a recipe that while not meat-centric includes it. Such is the case here – 4 slices of thick cut bacon added to this warmed French lentil salad. For those who avoid meat at all times, there are no doubt substitutions that…

14 July 2021: Easy Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

It’s July and we’re in the middle of zucchini season! This recipe from The Kitchn possibly will give purists a moment of pause, but for me, I was a great way to take advantage of summer vegetable overloads while the kitchen was not overheating from roastings or stove-top cooking. Easy Slow-Cooker Ratatouille By Christine Gallary,…