ITALIAN Ham and Turkey Sliders with ROASTED Vegetables on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls! This mini sandwich recipe is so easy to make and makes the perfect meal for dinner, potlucks and party finger foods!
You’re going to love these Italian Ham and Turkey Sliders with roasted vegetables! They are the perfect mini sandwich for dinner, potlucks and picnics!
Our family loves sandwiches, especially Italian Sandwiches. For dinner I wanted to do something fun with sandwiches, so I grabbed a pack of Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls and created mini sandwiches with ham, turkey, cheese and roasted mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes!
EASY Crockpot Salisbury Steak With Cream of Mushroom Soup! This Slow Cooker recipe is easy to make and is ready in 5 hours! It’s made with dry onion soup mix and cream of mushroom soup to make a comforting gravy your entire family is going to love! I always serve on egg noodles or with mashed potatoes! This is one of my favorites simple weeknight meals!
I hope you had a great weekend! This past Sunday we cheered the runners on outside our apartment during the NYC Marathon! The weather was chilly and the raindrops were falling so I knew we were going to have a comforting slow cooker Sunday night meal!
I made this Crockpot Salisbury Steak with Cream of Mushroom Soup and it was the perfect dish to say goodbye to the weekend with. This Slow Cooker meal is creamy, comforting, hearty and just warms the heart in the way that home cooked meals should.
EASY Salisbury Steak Recipe
Salisbury Steak has been one of my favorites since I was a child but I wasn’t in the mood to do a baked salisbury steak, instead I wanted something to throw in the Slow Cooker and make dinner easy.
The actual Salisbury Steak patties are easy to make. Throw ground beef, dry onion soup mix, bread crumbs and milk in a bowl and mix around with your hands, and then form the patties.
Salisbury Steak Made With Ground Beef
A helpful hint: use lean, less fat ground beef. If you don’t use a lean beef, it’s going to make your creamy gravy more on the greasy side. This can totally be made with non lean beef, but I think it overall tastes better with a 90/10 blend. After you shape your steak patties then roll around in a dusting of flour.
Roma Tomato Sauce recipe that requires no peeling or blanching! This is a easy creamy sauce that’s perfect for growing garden tomatoes! Serve on pasta, or use later by canning or freezing.
It’s August so you know what that means, right? Our tomato plants are giving us pounds of tomatoes to pick every day! Usually I collect the week’s tomatoes and spend hours in the kitchen on the weekend making sauces and stewed tomatoes. And of course Fresh Tomato Salsa – what would be a August be without salsa?
My go to favorite tomato sauce is Cherry Tomato Sauce, but this year we only grew Roma tomatoes so I wanted to create a recipe that was 1) easy 2) delicious 3) let the roma tomato taste shine! Let me introduce you to Roma Tomato Sauce!
Ciabatta bread recipe! This homemade bread is crusty and filled with holes! It’s easy to make in the bread machine. Serve it for sandwich, soup or a dinner side dish!
Do you love bread? Of course you do! Who doesn’t love bread? In this bread machine recipe I’m going to show you how to make a delicious loaf of Ciabatta bread!
What is Ciabatta bread?
Ciabatta bread is a Italian white bread, kinda like a French baguette, but more elongated and broad. It’s usually chewy in texture and filled with crumbly air holes. It’s perfect for dipping in soup, eating for a sandwich or just eating sliced with a little bit of butter!
Ciabatta bread machine recipe
This bread recipe is really easy to make because it’s made with a bread machine! Load the ingredients into the pan of your bread machine, in whatever order your machine recommends. Select the dough cycle and start it!
Cast Iron Chicken With Mint Chutney – this is a full meal recipe with vegetables! This dinner dish uses fresh mint on baked chicken breasts, along with carrots, potatoes and onions! Your entire family will love this healthy one skillet pan meal!
Being a part of a Community Garden is lots of fun, especially when you get to share a overabundance of a vegetable that’s growing well. A perk of being a Community Garden member is when you get gifted beautiful, fresh mint from a fellow gardener. Is there anything better smelling than mint that’s just been picked? Yum!
So with a large pile of mint sitting in my kitchen, I wanted to come up with a recipe that would showcase it. Of course you can dry mint for tea, but for this I wanted to make a dinner dish! That’s how I came up with this Cast Iron Chicken With Mint Chutney recipe!
EASY Buttered Rice and Cabbage dinner! One of the best buttered cabbage recipes! This dish uses cooked cabbage and is ready in 20 minutes! It’s a healthy vegetarian rice meal my entire family loves!
Buttered Rice and Cabbage
This Buttered Rice and Cabbage is an easy comforting meal filled with healthy vegetables that I hope you’ll love as much as I do. It’s so easy to make and it involves one of my favorite ingredients – cabbage!
As a girl my Mother would make the best Polish cabbage recipes, so every time I make it I get a smile on my face!
Cooked Cabbage Recipe
I wanted to create a recipe that would be ready in 20 minutes that is still wholesome with fresh ingredients – a meal you’ll feel good about serving the family.
Ingredients for Buttered Cabbage
The main vegetables in this recipe are cabbage and peas, 2 things that we have in abundance right now in the garden.
I’ve always liked cabbage, but this Summer I turned into a real cabbage lover. I can’t get enough of it, especially sauteed and buttered! Yum.
Our sugar snap peas are coming to a end this season, what’s left is those monster peas that are busting through the pods.
KETO Scrambled Egg Ground Beef Casserole recipe that’s easy to make! This baked ground beef casserole is low carb and you can make ahead overnight if you’d like! It’s packed with vegetables and sprinkled with cheddar cheese!
A Famous Ground Beef Casserole
Do you guys know about Joe’s Special? It’s a famous dish that started in San Francisco in the 1920s that consisted of eggs, ground beef, spinach and garlic. A few places make their own version, including a Brooklyn based restaurant that my husband fell in love with. I wanted to try a modern spin on it, removing the spinach and replacing it with green beans and peppers. The result is a delicious Scrambled Egg and Ground Beef Casserole!
Keto Casserole Recipe
This casserole is keto friendly and low carb, something I’ve been requested to make more of from my readers since I posted my Cauliflower Casserole recipe! It’s made with eggs and ground beef to be high in protein, and a homemade cream of mushroom soup that’s made with almond milk. Did I mention there’s shredded cheese on top to make it extra delicious?
EASY Mexican Arugula Salad with Olive Oil dressing! This simple salad recipe is healthy and includes Arugula, Spinach, Tomatoes, Corn and a Olive Oil/Lime/Cumin dressing to give it a Mexican taste! This is a perfect side salad but could easily turn into a main course if you add chicken to it.
I love this Mexican Arugula Salad! The olive oil/lime juice dressing that coats the arugula greens, tomatoes and corn leaves me craving this salad for lunch and dinner. I love Mexican flavored dishes, so the lime, cumin and dash of red pepper flakes gives this such a burst of flavor making this a exciting salad!
With the weather turning to Spring and Summer (it was 70 degrees this weekend!) I’m taking a step back from hot soups for lunch and instead am craving something fresh and crunchy.
What’s growing in the garden dictates our meals, so I’m looking forward to picking our fresh vegetables, dicing them up and having a big bowl of salad for lunch. And what’s even better is there no time waiting for lunch or dinner to be heated, this Mexican Arugula Corn Salad is made within minutes.
DELICIOUS Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions that are easy to make in your Crockpot! This 4 ingredient recipe is the best and will have melt in your mouth onions ready for your favorite dish in 5 hours! Serve them with soups, casseroles, grilled cheese sandwiches, salads, chicken, pasta, burgers, pizza and more – seriously, you can add them to almost anything!
These Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions came at a perfect time since we just planted our onion seeds for Spring, and I was able to use the remaining 3 pounds of last years onions for this recipe. It’s always magical when the timing works out perfect and you can go from harvest to seed without much waiting in between.
These Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions are what dreams are made out of. By slow cooking them we’re bringing out the natural sweetness of the onions as the sugar caramelizes. What starts as a full crockpot of onions is going to turn into a much smaller amount as they melt down.
Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions Recipe
What you’re left with (besides an amazing smelling house that is going to make your neighbors jealous) is savory, sweet onions that are ready for you to add anywhere – soups, casseroles, sandwiches, salads, pasta, pizza – seriously, you can add them to anything! My husband came home and he started to immediately swoon upon the first smell of these sweet onions. On the first bite, his knees buckled and I had to catch him! The man loves his onions.
This recipe will be for sure one that will stick around with us for years to come after we pick our garden onions. I hope you give it a taste – I think you’ll be really happy you did!
DELICIOUS CROCK POT Corned Beef Brisket with Vegetables recipe! This slow cooker recipe cooks a 4 pound corned beef brisket with cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onion to create a amazing dinner! Use the leftovers the next day for the best BBQ sandwiches!
When it was my first time buying brisket many years ago, I didn’t know where to look for it at – with the meats on the shelf? Behind a refrigerated door?Is it at the meat counter? And what does it look like? I had no idea. So after a google image search and phone in hand, there I found it in the meat department on the top shelf all the way to the left.
My first thought- yikes, that is expensive.
My second thought – they had point cut and flat cut. What is the difference? Again… to Google I went in the meat department. Point cut has more fat content but is more tastier. Flat cut is less fat, less tender. Also to note Flat cut is about twice the price (twice the yikes).
Best type of meat for Brisket
So when I saw a reviewer saying “If you want taste, go with the Point Cut” that was it. I wanted the flavor and texture, I wasn’t about to take that away for less fat. If this is a special meal you have a few times a year, do the point cut – just do it.
Parsley Parmesan Pasta recipe that takes 15 minutes to make and costs less than $4. Blend the parsley with other simple ingredients to make a nut free pesto sauce and then pour on top of pasta! Your entire family will like this fresh parsley pasta dinner.
The answer to the question “What the heck do I make with a bunch of parsley” I was asking myself while standing in the kitchen is this recipe!
You’ve been there. You buy fresh parsley because you need 1 tablespoon for a recipe and then the rest sits in the refrigerator. Well I’m here to help you out! You want to make this Parsley Parmesan Pasta!
Meals Under $5
This delicious parsley pasta meal takes less than 15 minutes to make so it’s easy! It’s also a budget friendly meal costing less than $4.00 total to make.
And oh yeah, it’s delicious. Like really really really delicious!
HEALTHY & CREAMY Roasted Cauliflower Carrot Soup! This recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables and is so easy to make! Even though it tastes cheesy there’s no cheese in the recipe – it’s amazing! Recipe can easily be made dairy free by using almond milk.
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Roasted vegetables don’t get enough love in my opinion. Magic happens when you crank your oven up to 450 degrees, and roll your vegetables around in olive oil. Cauliflower and carrots are good by themselves, but ROASTED cauliflower and carrots? They are amazing!
I had some beautiful carrots that I planned on making baby puree with (which I did – with a kick of cinnamon – she loves it!), and Carrot Casserole (the ultimate comfort food!) but I was left with half a pound of carrots.
I took another glance in the refrigerator and saw a head of cauliflower that was screaming to be used. I was feeling in the soup mood so I decided to make my family’s favorite cauliflower soup, but with a carrot twist!
This soup is so creamy – but without all the extra fat that usual creamy soups call for! In fact, there is no cheese in this soup! There is only 1 cup of milk, and if you want to make it dairy free you can easily substitute almond milk instead.
Homemade Whole Wheat SLOW COOKER Bread recipe that’s so easy to make! This simple recipe is made in the crock pot and uses honey instead of sugar. This bread is healthy and great for clean eating! Use it for sandwiches or for breakfast, I love mine with a little butter and jam!
Whole Wheat Crockpot Bread
Remember my 2 Hour Slow Cooker Bread? I had a few requests for a Whole Wheat version so I baked my heart out one weekend and made this Whole Wheat Slow Cooker Bread, also made in 2 hours!
If you’re anything like me, then you love bread. No, you don’t just love bread, you LOVE LOVE bread. I am pretty sure bread is up there in my top 5 favorite foods of all time. Bread is perfect for sandwiches of course, but it makes the perfect partner for a creamy casserole.
One of my favorite quick breakfast meals is a slice of bread with butter and raspberry jam on it! It’s perfect!
This easy Vegetable Pot Pie recipe is filled with cauliflower, carrots and peas. The cauliflower pot pie is easy to make with frozen pie crusts. It’s a healthy vegetarian dinner your family will love!
Vegetable Pot Pie
I have a confession. I wasn’t going to post this Vegetable Pot Pie 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 that my family requests almost on a weekly basis. 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 Vegetable Pot Pie Recipe!
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.
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 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!
2poundsred potatoes – washed and cubed
1/2cupgreen onion or yellow onion
¾cupRanch Salad Dressing
salt + pepper to taste
Bring pot of water to boil and add potatoes. Simmer the potatoes for 20 minutes.
Put all ingredients in bowl and gently toss.
Serve immediately or if preferred chilled, put in the refrigerator for 2 hours.
Copycat KFC Flaky Biscuits recipe. These buttery rolls are so easy to make!
What is the best thing to serve with soup? Oh, you got it right Sista. It’s biscuits. I like my biscuits flaky. I like them warm. I like a little butter on top. I love when they crumble apart. I also love to give them a little dive into the soup bowl. When I was little my mom worked at KFC (that’s Kentucky Fried Chicken if you didn’t know). I’m not going to lie, I love that place. Their biscuits, their mashed potatoes – hello big bucket of goodness.
I’m pretty sure this is illegal to the KFC conduct codebook but my mom would sometimes sneak me a extra biscuit. That’s when I knew I was a good girl that day. Off I went with a smile and my 2 warm biscuits. What I loved about theirs was how flaky yet soft their biscuits were. They didn’t taste “bready” or heavy. They were light but delicious.
KFC Biscuits Recipe
Whenever someone tries one of these biscuits, they’re like “This tastes like…” and I’m like, *hold a hand up*, “I know, enjoy”. I love making these biscuits for soup or Sunday dinner (amazing with mashed potatoes and gravy). There’s never a biscuit left on the dinner table.
Enjoy your soup and hope you’re staying healthy and warm!
Copycat KFC Flaky Biscuits recipe. These buttery rolls are so easy to make!
2 1/2teaspoonbaking powder
*It's very important that you use chilled butter for this, that will make sure the biscuits are flaky. You can refrigerate or freeze the butter, don't use room temperature or melted butter.*
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
In a bowl mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.
Slowly start to cut butter in the flour mixture. You can either grate the butter or I use a knife to cut into small pieces. Keep cutting butter in until it's all gone. You want the mixture to look like crumbs.
Mix in buttermilk.
Knead dough in bowl for 30 seconds.
Transfer to a greased baking sheet and roll out with your hands into a 7x7 piece. With a knife, cut 12 sections but don't don't cut all the way or separate them. This will make them easy to rip apart when done.
Bake 15 minutes.
When out of the oven, cut into sections and serve hot.
FAMILY FAVORITE Slow Cooker Kielbasa, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes! This healthy dinner is so easy to make as it only takes 5 hours in the crock pot! The meal cooks in a beef broth brown sugar mix that is amazing! It’s one of my family’s favorite comfort food recipes for a Winter night! We love serving it over egg noodles or rice!
Look, I’m not saying all people from the Midwest love Slow Cooker meals filled with meat and vegetable (especially potatoes) but that’s totally what I’m saying. My husband, a man raised in good ol Ohio, raves about my Slow Cooker Kielbasa, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes. I could give him the option of having a fancy schmancy French cuisine or Slow Cooker Kielbasa for dinner and there would be no discussion – it’s Slow Cooker Kielbasa, Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes all the way!
This easy slow cooker meal has everything you need for homemade comfort food – meat, vegetables and enough broth to pour it on top of egg noodles! The meat is beef kiebasa, cut into bite size pieces. The vegetables are potatoes, celery, brussels sprouts and onion. The broth is a savory beef broth.
This Broccoli Spaghetti Pasta recipe is great because it’s easy, full of flavor and healthy with vegetables!
Did you guys like yesterday’s post full of beautiful heads of broccoli fresh from our rooftop? Then I guess you wouldn’t be surprised to see a broccoli recipe posted today!
Broccoli Spaghetti Recipe
This Broccoli Spaghetti Pasta hits all the right spots for dinner. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s fresh. It’s full of flavor. Not only is there broccoli in here but we also add in our favorite sugar snap peas. The peas aren’t cooked so they supply a nice crunch which screams Summer! The broccoli is simmered in chicken broth and then it’s added to the pasta to just coat everything in flavor.
The BEST BAKED MINI Sweet Potato Casserole with BROWN SUGAR Pecan Topping! This easy Southern recipe uses BAKED sweet potatoes to really bring out the flavor! There is a delicious brown sugar pecan crumble on top! I love baking these as mini casseroles as it’s a beautiful presentation at Thanksgiving dinner and everyone gets to eat their own! You can even make these ahead of time and heat up!
Next year we are growing sweet potatoes in the garden because this year I finally fell in love with them in the kitchen! You might have seen my creamy Sweet Potato soup last week, well now I’m back with a Sweet Potato Casserole in Mini individual size!
Mini Sweet Potato Casserole
These MINI Sweet Potato Casseroles With Brown Sugar Pecan Topping are so cute and so delicious! Everyone gets to eat their own mini casserole so they’re going to be a hit at the next holiday dinner!
Let’s talk sweet potatoes first, ok? The way to bring out the flavor of sweet potatoes isn’t by boiling them, but by baking them! Trust me on this! If you did a taste test with a boiled and baked sweet potato, and then mashed it, you would absolutely agree that the baked sweet potato is SO much better!