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Cauliflower Pot Pie
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Haluski AKA Polish Cabbage and Noodles
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Here’s how much we grew in the garden last year!
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4 HOUR Juicy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
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No Mayo Potato Salad
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2 HOUR Crockpot Bread

Cauliflower Pot Pie

EASY & CREAMY Cauliflower Pot Pie Recipe! This easy Vegetarian Pot Pie uses frozen pie crusts to make a delicious dinner! The pot pie is made with cauliflower, carrots and peas filling in a creamy sauce! It’s a healthy, vegetable friendly solution to homemade chicken pot pie!

I have a confession. I wasn’t going to post this recipe.  Not because I didn’t think it was delicious and that your family would love it.  No, quite the opposite! This is one of my most popular recipes to make that often leaves friends asking “Can you give me the recipe?”.  But I wasn’t going to post it because I was ashamed of how it looked.  I had pot pie embarrassment.

I am not a expert pie maker.  I cannot make perfect crust.    I am not Marie Callender!  What my pot pie lacks in beautiful crust makes up for in taste, and that’s how I feel about this Cauliflower Pot Pie! 

Cauliflower Pot Pie in Frozen Crust

DELICIOUS Vegetable Pot Pie!

I know this Cauliflower Pot Pie is not the most beautiful pot pie you’ve ever seen.  The crust is uneven, it has caved in spots, heck it even has a crack down the middle of the pie.  But goodness gracious, this pot pie is DELICIOUS!  AND EVERY DELICIOUS POT PIE DESERVES A DAY TO SHINE!

Flaky Crust Pot Pie

So here I am.  After attempting to photograph it 3 times but putting away my camera every single time, I came back to it before the sun went down.   I googled photos of “pot pie” that looked perfect.  They were magazine cover beautiful.  And then I laughed.  Who am I kidding? I will never make the most beautiful pot pie that has intricate leaf designs cut out of it.  That’s not me.  That’s not my style. I’m Pamela.  I make messy casseroles and blueberry muffins that sometimes fall apart. 
Golden Brown Frozen Pie Crust

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Haluski AKA Polish Cabbage and Noodles

HALUSKI aka POLISH CABBAGE AND NOODLES is a quick and easy recipe to make! This recipe is a authentic Polish recipe passed on to me by my Polish Grandmother! Your family is going to love this traditional bowl of noodles and cabbage for dinner!

During the 1800’s women in Europe had an average of six children during their lives, with many families having more than that.   Many of these families from Eastern Europe were poor and needed a simple and cheap dish that could feed the entire family (and keep them full).  One of their favorite dishes that Polish Grandmothers (babcia!) and Mothers made was haluski. HALUSKI aka POLISH CABBAGE AND NOODLES is a quick and easy recipe to make! This recipe is a authentic Polish recipe passed on to me by my Polish Grandmother! Your family is going to love this traditional bowl of noodles and cabbage for dinner!
 
Haluski is a dish that my mother would make as a kid very often. It’s no surprise that her mother came from Poland so this was a hand me down recipe.  The dish is essentially a easy noodles and cabbage dish that is made in about 15 minutes.  If you calculate the ingredients, you’ll see that it’s about a $5 meal and can serve 6-8 people.  This makes a very bargain friendly dish that is delicious too. Don’t you love that? Haluski is a popular Eastern European dish, especially in Poland, that is quick and easy to make. A big bowl of noodles and vegetables is sure to please your entire Family at dinnertime. Enjoy this delicious Haluski recipe passed on to me by my Polish grandmother!

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Here’s how much we grew in the garden last year!

Each year we track our garden yield by weighing the vegetable after we pick them.  Here’s 2014, 2015, 2016… and finally, 2017!

Let’s talk totals! In 2017 we grew a total of (drum roll please) 363 pounds and 6 ounces of vegetables!  It was quite a drop from our 1147 pound harvest in 2016, but here’s why:

-We didn’t grow any pumpkins. In 2016 we grew almost 400 pounds of pumpkins!
-We didn’t grow any watermelon.
-Oh yeah, we had a baby in July!  Talk about a change in the growing season!


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4 HOUR Juicy Slow Cooker Whole Chicken

4 HOUR JUICY Slow Cooker Meal for a 6 Pound Whole Chicken!  This easy recipe makes the entire meal in the crock pot, including potatoes and other vegetables!  You’ll love how simple it is to cook a HEALTHY Rotisserie Chicken meal!  This is one of my favorite Crockpot dinners!

I’ve been really big on Slow Cooker recipes lately.  Just last week I shared with you my Slow Cooker Bread, and this week I’m sharing the main course to go with it – a whole chicken!   This chicken is juicy, full of flavor and is so easy to make!  
4 HOUR JUICY Slow Cooker Meal for a 6 Pound Whole Chicken!  This easy recipe makes the entire meal in the crock pot, including potatoes and other vegetables!  You'll love how simple it is to cook a HEALTHY Rotisserie Chicken meal!  This is one of my favorite crockpot dinners!

This recipe makes a 5-7 pound whole chicken in the slow cooker in about 4 hours on high.  Alternatively you could set it to 7 hours on low. 

 The key to making a juicy chicken in the slow cooker is that you want to give it some liquid to become moist, but you don’t want it to sit in the liquid.  The solution is that you cut up a bunch of vegetables so the chicken has a “bed” to be placed on, keeping it above the liquid for the majority of cooking time.

For the liquid I used chicken broth, to keep the flavor in the right pallet. You could however play around with it! Do you want a citrus zest? Add some orange juice. Apple juice will add some sweetness. Just remember your veggies are cooking in it as well.

What that also does is provide you a full meal, so you have your whole chicken and vegetables! I cut up potatoes, celery, carrots and onions to place in the bottom of the slow cooker.

It’s good to use thick, dense veggies so that they don’t get too soft and mushy sitting in the crockpot for hours. Thinking about a low-carb option? Use cauliflower instead of potatoes.
4 HOUR JUICY Slow Cooker Meal for a 6 Pound Whole Chicken!  This easy recipe makes the entire meal in the crock pot, including potatoes and other vegetables!  You'll love how simple it is to cook a HEALTHY Rotisserie Chicken meal!  This is one of my favorite crockpot dinners!

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No Mayo Potato Salad

CREAMY No Mayo Potato Salad that doesn’t require potato peeling!  This loaded, easy to make potato salad recipe has the classic taste you grew up with and is ready in 20 minutes! It’s made with ranch dressing (no mayo!) to make it extra creamy! Enjoy this warm in the Winter or chilled in the Summer!  It’s a must have your next grilling session!

Potato salad is a family staple at so many events, especially at picnics.  Maybe it’s for a graduation, or a family get together, or a bbq; most likely there is a big bowl of potato salad there.  I love how versatile potato salad can be.  When chilled in the summer, it’s the perfect food to cool off with next to your hot dog.  In the winter time, you can serve it right off the stove to warm you up.
CREAMY Ranch Potato Salad that doesn't require potato peeling! This loaded, easy to make potato salad recipe has the classic taste you grew up with and is ready in 20 minutes! It's made with ranch dressing (no mayo!) to make it extra creamy! Enjoy this warm in the Winter or chilled in the Summer! It's a must have your next grilling session!  

CREAMY Ranch Potato Salad that doesn't require potato peeling! This loaded, easy to make potato salad recipe has the classic taste you grew up with and is ready in 20 minutes! It's made with ranch dressing (no mayo!) to make it extra creamy! Enjoy this warm in the Winter or chilled in the Summer! It's a must have your next grilling session!20 Minute Potato Salad – so easy!

This potato salad is made in 20 minutes and only uses 6 ingredients.  And what a bonus, no peeling potatoes, we’re just washing and cubing these red potatoes up!  With every bite you’re going to get a nice crunch of vegetable with the help of celery and onion. 

No Mayo Potato Salad

To make it super creamy we’re going to smother it with Ranch Salad Dressing – this is a no mayo recipe!

CREAMY Ranch Potato Salad that doesn't require potato peeling! This loaded, easy to make potato salad recipe has the classic taste you grew up with and is ready in 20 minutes! It's made with ranch dressing (no mayo!) to make it extra creamy! Enjoy this warm in the Winter or chilled in the Summer! It's a must have your next grilling session!

CREAMY Ranch Potato Salad that doesn't require potato peeling! This loaded, easy to make potato salad recipe has the classic taste you grew up with and is ready in 20 minutes! It's made with ranch dressing (no mayo!) to make it extra creamy! Enjoy this warm in the Winter or chilled in the Summer! It's a must have your next grilling session!
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CREAMY No Mayo Potato Salad that doesn't require potato peeling! This loaded, easy to make potato salad recipe has the classic taste you grew up with and is ready in 20 minutes! It's made with ranch dressing (no mayo!) to make it extra creamy! Enjoy this warm in the Winter or chilled in the Summer! It's a must have your next grilling session! 

Creamy Ranch Potato Salad

CREAMY No Mayo Potato Salad that doesn't require potato peeling!  This loaded, easy to make potato salad recipe has the classic taste you grew up with and is ready in 20 minutes! It's made with ranch dressing (no mayo!) to make it extra creamy! Enjoy this warm in the Winter or chilled in the Summer!  It's a must have your next grilling session!

Course Side Dish
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds red potatoes – washed and cubed
  • 2 stalks celery
  • 1/2 cup green onion or yellow onion
  • ¾ cup Ranch Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring pot of water to boil and add potatoes. Simmer the potatoes for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes.
  3. Put all ingredients in bowl and gently toss.
  4. Serve immediately or if preferred chilled, put in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

 

2 HOUR Crockpot Bread

2 HOUR Crockpot Bread! This homemade bread is so EASY to make and has changed my life! Throw it in the crock pot and you will have soft, moist bread in 2 hours! This is the best bread to serve with creamy soups and casseroles, it tastes like Amish Sweet Bread!

I have not been this excited about sharing a recipe in quite some time.  This Crockpot Bread is easy to make, it’s delicious and I’m so addicted I made it 2 times this week already! The bread is soft, moist and is perfect for dipping in a big bowl of creamy sweet potato soup
2 HOUR Crockpot Bread

 

Crockpot bread

Let’s get the facts out of the way, this bread is made in your slow cooker crockpot on HIGH in 2 hours.   It’s a extremely simple recipe with basic ingredients that produces delicious, soft bread.   It takes about 40 minutes to prep, with 30 of those minutes dedicated to just letting your dough double in size. 

Here’s a 30 minute before and after. I like to leave my dough somewhere warm while rising. 
2 HOUR Slow Cooker Bread! This homemade bread is so EASY to make and has changed my life! Throw it in the crock pot and you will have soft, moist bread in 2 hours! This is the best bread to serve with creamy soups and casseroles, it tastes like Amish Sweet Bread!

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