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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili
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Jalapeno Mac and Cheese
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Pumpkin Hummus
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Amish Potato Stuffing Recipe
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Cabbage and Noodles
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How to Freeze Zucchini Without Blanching
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Cheesy Green Beans
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Carrot Casserole
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Eggplant Veggie Nuggets
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Ham and Cabbage Soup
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Half Sour Pickled Okra
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Cheeseburger Soup
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Fresh Tomato Salsa
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Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce
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Simple Potato Kale Salad
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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa
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CHINESE Chicken and Broccoli
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Homemade Sun-dried Tomatoes
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Italian Sausage Soup
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Broccoli Pasta

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

EASY Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili is packed full of pumpkin, ground turkey, beans, vegetables and Mexican spices. This healthy, hearty chili is perfect for chilly fall and winter nights. Serve this pumpkin chili with cornbread or tortilla chips and your favorite toppings. And be sure to keep this recipe in mind for a football watch party, game night, or office potluck!

EASY Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili is packed full of pumpkin, ground turkey, beans, vegetables and Mexican spices. This healthy, hearty chili is perfect for chilly fall and winter nights. Serve this pumpkin chili with cornbread or tortilla chips and your favorite toppings. And be sure to keep this recipe in mind for a football watch party, game night, or office potluck!

In this Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili recipe we have the usual chili ingredients, but then we’re adding in pumpkin! Pumpkin works so well in chili recipes because it adds a wonderful creaminess and a very subtle sweet, earthy undertone that takes this recipe to a whole new level of delicious. As an added plus, pumpkin is full of a wide variety of nutrients and is an excellent source of Vitamin A and C. It’s an amazing way to make your dinner or pumpkin brownies more healthy and better for you. Who doesn’t want that?

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Jalapeno Mac and Cheese

This extra cheesy Jalapeño Mac and Cheese with Pumpkin is a creamy, slightly spicy dish that your family will love! It’s pure comfort food, perfect to enjoy this fall season! The ultimate macaroni and cheese recipe!

This extra cheesy Jalapeño Mac and Cheese with Pumpkin is a creamy, slightly spicy dish that your family will love! It’s pure comfort food, perfect to enjoy this fall season! The ultimate macaroni and cheese recipe!

Mac and cheese is one of those classic comfort foods that people always enjoy. It’s fun (and tasty) to mix up the traditional dish from time to time by adding different flavors, like in this pumpkin jalapeño mac and cheese. I’ve simply added in some spice and pumpkin purée to take things up a notch, while still maintaining all the creamy and cheesy goodness.

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Pumpkin Hummus

This savory pumpkin hummus is deliciously creamy and so easy to prep! It pairs perfectly with baked pita chips, crackers, toast, veggies, and even works great as a spread. You’re going to want to serve this tasty, fall-flavored dip for Thanksgiving and other gatherings this fall.

This savory pumpkin hummus is deliciously creamy and so easy to prep! It pairs perfectly with baked pita chips, crackers, toast, veggies, and even works great as a spread. You’re going to want to serve this tasty, fall-flavored dip for Thanksgiving and other gatherings this fall.

Fall is probably my favorite season and I’m so excited to share all of my favorite fall-inspired recipes with you! I know that I tend to go a little overboard with pumpkin recipes this time of year, but hear me out.

This pumpkin hummus dip is worth it. I promise. It’s so delicious. Just get ready to experience a creamy, flavorful, perfectly spiced dip that goes well with so many things and can be whipped up in under 10 minutes.

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Amish Potato Stuffing Recipe

A delicious potato stuffing recipe, just like the Amish make it in Pennsylvania Dutch country. You’ll love how easy and authentic this Amish Potato Stuffing is!

Amish Potato StuffingA delicious potato stuffing recipe, just like the Amish make it in Pennsylvania Dutch country.

When I was a kid we would always hit up the weekend markets.  These markets were a mixture of flea markets outside with regular food vendors inside.  I come from near Amish country in Pennsylvania so on the way there it wouldn’t be strange to pass a horse and buggy going by.

Once at the auction first you would browse the treasures outside ($2 rainbow ceramic pie pan!) while working up a appetite.  Next stop would be the Amish stands outside where you could buy fruits and vegetables at discounted prices (hello 4 for $1 corn on the cobs).

Finally you’d go inside and grab lunch or head to the butcher to buy meat for dinner that week.    There was a popular place inside one of these markets that sold a chicken breast stuffed with potato stuffing.

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Cabbage and Noodles

POLISH CABBAGE AND NOODLES or commonly called Haluski is a quick, easy, comforting recipe to make! This recipe is an authentic Polish dish passed on to me by my Polish grandmother! Your family is going to love this traditional bowl of cabbage and noodles for dinner!

POLISH CABBAGE AND NOODLES or commonly called Haluski is a quick, easy, comforting recipe to make! This recipe is an authentic Polish dish passed on to me by my Polish grandmother! Your family is going to love this traditional bowl of cabbage and noodles for dinner!

The season for comfort foods is on the horizon. I can feel the cool weather coming soon and I’m prepared with a stack of cozy fall and winter recipes. This cabbage and noodles dish is total comfort food, but so simple and easy too! I absolutely love sautéed cabbage, especially when it’s combined with onions and carrots and tossed with buttery noodles. How can anyone resist that?

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How to Freeze Zucchini Without Blanching

Easy step by step instructions on how to freeze zucchini without needing to blanch it. This quick method saves you time and freezes zucchini for up to a year. Perfect for making zucchini bread and treats with!

Easy step by step instructions on how to freeze zucchini without needing to blanch it. This quick method saves you time and freezes zucchini for up to a year. Perfect for making zucchini bread and treats with!

If you have a garden you know that the end of Summer brings you lots of zucchini!  Actually, even if you don’t have a garden, but have a friend or family member with a garden, then you probably have a counter filled with zucchini too!  Zucchini, it’s the plant that keeps on giving!

Now what are you going to do with those 15 zucchini? Ok, I have some recipe ideas for you.  There’s Zucchini Nuggets.  Yum. There’s Zucchini Bread with Lemon Glaze.  Classic yum.  And there’s Zucchini Cookies.  More yum.  But you still have 10 zucchini left.  What are you going to do?

Don’t worry – you can freeze zucchini, keeping it to use for a year!  And even better, it’s so easy to do! 

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Cheesy Green Beans

These baked cheesy green beans are flavorful, easy and make the perfect vegetarian side dish. Made with fresh green beans, cabbage and cheese, this dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family! A delicious way to get some veggies into your family’s diet!

These baked cheesy green beans are flavorful, easy and make the perfect vegetarian side dish. Made with fresh green beans, cabbage and cheese, this dish is sure to be a hit with the whole family! A delicious way to get some veggies into your family's diet!

With pounds of green beans and cabbage to be picked in the garden, I have been trying to come up with new ways to eat our veggies. For dinner one night I was craving macaroni and cheese, but I also really wanted to use our green beans and cabbage. So, this unique cheesy green bean casserole meal was created. It’s like macaroni and cheese, but without the pasta!

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Carrot Casserole

This Carrot Casserole is a super easy one-pot meal that combines tender carrot coins with cream of mushroom soup and cheese and is topped with a buttery herbed stuffing. A tasty and inexpensive side dish that’s perfect for a holiday meal or an everyday dinner.

This Carrot Casserole is a super easy one-pot meal that combines tender carrot coins with cream of mushroom soup and cheese and is topped with a buttery herbed stuffing. A tasty and inexpensive side dish that’s perfect for a holiday meal or an everyday dinner.

Our family really enjoys carrots, especially this roasted carrot soup and carrot souffle. We’re also huge fans of this simple carrot casserole, which takes just minutes to put together. This is one of my go-to side dishes! And it’s a must for the Thanksgiving menu!

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Eggplant Veggie Nuggets

Eggplant Veggie Nuggets are healthy, easy to make and kids love them. They’re made with simple ingredients and ready in less than 20 minutes.  Only 111 calories a serving for these vegetarian nuggets.  Serve for dinner, lunch box or snack. 

Eggplant Veggie Nuggets are healthy, easy to make and kids love them. They're made with simple ingredients and ready in less than 20 minutes.  Only 111 calories a serving for these vegetarian nuggets.  Serve for dinner, lunch box or snack. 

You guys know I love sneaking garden vegetables into everything, so it might not surprise you that I turned a kids classic dinner food into something a little more nutritious with the help of eggplant!

These taste just like regular “chicken nuggets” but are 100% vegetarian. Instead of meat, we use shredded eggplant.   Not only does my daughter love them, but my meat-eating husband can’t keep his paws off them either.  It’s a win win when I get my whole family to eat more vegetables!

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Ham and Cabbage Soup

This healthy ham and cabbage soup is a mix of carrots, celery, bell pepper, onion, cabbage and ham, all simmered together in a savory broth. A quick and easy comforting meal that’s full of flavor!

This healthy ham and cabbage soup is a mix of carrots, celery, bell pepper, onion, cabbage and ham, all simmered together in a savory broth. A quick and easy comforting meal that’s full of flavor!

When I’m looking for an easy, cozy recipe idea, I turn to veggie loaded soups like cauliflower soup,  chicken vegetable soup, slow cooker sweet potato soup and this simple yet satisfying ham and cabbage soup.

There’s nothing better than a hearty soup loaded with veggies, and this Polish ham and cabbage soup is always a great bet. It’s satisfying, packed with nutrition and is ready in about 45 minutes. It’s just like the one Grandma makes! Ham and cabbage soup is the perfect lunch or dinner for when you’re wanting something hearty and comforting.

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Half Sour Pickled Okra

If you like okra, you’ll love this half sour pickled okra recipe.  These picked okra are crunchy, easy to make in the refrigerator and no canning is needed.  This is one of my favorite healthy veggie snack treats!

You cannot let summer end without making this pickled okra recipe. It’s one of my favorites! I’m sure all of you are going to enjoy this pickled okra recipe just as much as I do. It’s crispy, crunchy and SO addicting.

My Half Sour Pickles are such a favorite recipe on the blog, being made by thousands of people world wide.  I’ve gotten so many requests for a Pickled Okra recipe, so here I am!   You ask and I deliver! 

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Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup is a comforting blend of ground beef, potatoes, vegetables and cheese, that’s easy to make in 30 minutes. A hearty dinner option that’s popular with both kids and adults alike!

Cheeseburger Soup is a comforting blend of ground beef, potatoes, vegetables and cheese, that’s easy to make in 30 minutes. A hearty dinner option that’s popular with both kids and adults alike!

This Easy Cheeseburger Soup Recipe has quickly become one of my all time favorite meals – it is simple, uses ingredients I often already have on hand, is incredibly easy, and tastes AMAZING!

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Fresh Tomato Salsa

FRESH Tomato Salsa made with roma tomatoes straight from our garden! This easy homemade salsa recipe is made in minutes with tomatoes, onion, green bell pepper, cilantro, and red pepper flakes! Friends BEG me to make this salsa because it’s everyone’s favorite! Serve with chips or with your next Mexican meal!

FRESH Tomato Salsa made with roma tomatoes straight from our garden! This easy homemade salsa recipe is made in minutes with tomatoes, onion, green bell pepper, cilantro, and red pepper flakes! Friends BEG me to make this salsa because it’s everyone’s favorite! Serve with chips or with your next Mexican meal!

This right here is my go-to salsa. This Fresh Tomato Salsa wins hearts and it makes bellies happy! It’s a win-win situation! We make this salsa all the time to snack on, it’s also one of my most requested recipes to make to bring to friends’ houses during the summer!

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Roasted Cherry Tomato Sauce

ROASTED Cherry Tomato Sauce is sweet, creamy and SO EASY to make! This is the best recipe for growing garden tomatoes! You can serve immediately on pasta, can it or freeze it! Find out why thousands of people love this sauce!

ROASTED Cherry Tomato Sauce is sweet, creamy and SO EASY to make! This is the best recipe for growing garden tomatoes! You can serve immediately on pasta, can it or freeze it! Find out why thousands of people love this sauce!

My life has officially been taken over by tomatoes.   Is there anything else to talk about except tomatoes right now?    Tomato this, tomato that, do the tomato dance.

Do you know how many cherry tomatoes are in this big bowl below? 16 cups! And there’s a few plants that need to be picked… so double that or more.  And that’s just cherry tomatoes!

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Simple Potato Kale Salad

This easy recipe for Simple Potato Kale Salad is one of my favorite healthy meals or side dishes. The ingredients are straightforward: potatoes, kale, and olive oil – that’s it! Paleo, Whole30-compliant, and vegan friendly.

This easy recipe for Simple Potato Kale Salad is one of my favorite healthy meals or side dishes. The ingredients are straightforward: potatoes, kale, and olive oil – that’s it! Paleo, Whole30-compliant, and vegan friendly.

You know a recipe is worth sharing when you’ve made it so many times that you can cook it up just as easily as if you were brewing a cup of tea or pouring a glass of water. 

Say hello to this warm Potato Kale Salad. It’s a basic dish that comes together so fast. And it’s a recipe that has definitely taught me to respect kale, love kale, and most certainly, eat more kale. I’m in love with this simple meal and I can’t believe it, but I actually request kale for dinner now.

This simple 5 ingredient dish has totally changed my feelings toward kale.   Also, I should give credit where it’s due. Matthew is the chef behind this Potato Kale Salad. After continuously asking, he’s finally written out the recipe for me to share.

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Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

This easy recipe for Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde is packed with flavor and creaminess thanks to roasted tomatillos, onion and jalapeños! Learn how to make homemade roasted tomatillo salsa to serve with chips, tacos, enchiladas and more. Whole30, paleo, vegan, and gluten-free.

This easy recipe for Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Verde is packed with flavor and creaminess thanks to roasted tomatillos, onion and jalapeños! Learn how to make homemade roasted tomatillo salsa to serve with chips, tacos, enchiladas and more. Whole30, paleo, vegan, and gluten-free.

This year we’ve grown the most tomatillos in our gardening history, so I’ve been excited to experiment with new tomatillo recipes. I usually rely on my classic Tomatillo Salsa Verde recipe to make with our tomatillos (plus it freezes great for preserving) but I wanted to make a Tomatillo Salsa that was creamy, thick but not too thick and very tasty.

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CHINESE Chicken and Broccoli

CHINESE  Chicken and Broccoli. Homemade, healthy and easy recipe that tastes just like your favorite Chinese  takeout restaurant!  Your entire family is going to love how delicious this is, and you’re going to love how simple it is to make!

chinese chicken and broccoli in pan

When I get Chinese takeout I usually order:

Chicken & Broccoli
Broccoli & Garlic Sauce
Shrimp & Broccoli
Lo Mein with Added Broccoli

Do you see the broccoli love?

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Homemade Sun-dried Tomatoes

Oven Baked Sun-dried Tomatoes in olive oil and Italian spices recipe.  This easy homemade recipe will leave your kitchen smelling great and you saying MMMMMM! Includes directions on how to make and freeze sun-dried tomatoes. Use them in pasta, chicken, shrimp, bread, pizza, dip and so many other recipes!

When life gives you a whole lot of tomatoes you make cherry tomato sauce, roma tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato soup, slow cooker tomatoes….. and then you make these Sun-dried Tomatoes!  Can you tell I really love tomatoes?

Oven Baked Sun-dried Tomatoes in olive oil and Italian spices recipe.  This easy homemade recipe will leave your kitchen smelling great and you saying MMMMMM! Includes directions on how to make and freeze sun-dried tomatoes. Use them in pasta, chicken, shrimp, bread, pizza, dip and so many other recipes!

How to Make Sun-Dried Tomatoes in the Oven

Baking the tomatoes in my opinion makes the best sun-dried tomatoes.  They’re rich in flavor, they don’t loose their color and they taste as authentic as those fancy store bought bottles that cost a small fortune.

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Italian Sausage Soup

Italian Sausage Soup with collard greens, white beans and diced tomatoes. Your entire family is going to love this easy to make hearty soup, and even better it’s only 180 calories a serving!  This creamy soup is dairy free, keto and low carb. 

Italian Sausage Soup with collard greens, white beans and diced tomatoes. Your entire family is going to love this easy to make hearty soup, and even better it's only 180 calories a serving!  This creamy soup is dairy free, keto and low carb. 

Italian Sausage Soup

This Italian Sausage Soup is one of my family’s favorites! It’s become a staple on our dinner table, no matter what the season.  In the Summer it’s perfect because you can use garden vegetables and really taste the freshness.  In the Winter, it’s the perfect bowl of comforting soup on a chilly night!

Italian Sausage Soup with collard greens, white beans and diced tomatoes. Your entire family is going to love this easy to make hearty soup, and even better it's only 180 calories a serving!  This creamy soup is dairy free, keto and low carb. 

You’re going to love how flavorful and zesty this Italian Soup is. It’s like you’ve gone on a Mediterranean vacation in your own kitchen!

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Broccoli Pasta

Easy One Pot Broccoli Pasta recipe that the entire family is going to love!  It’s quick to make, you only need 15 minutes! This is a healthy simple dish made with olive oil and Parmesan cheese, only 248 calories a serving.

Easy One Pot Broccoli Pasta recipe that the entire family is going to love!  It's quick to make, you only need 15 minutes! This is a healthy simple dish made with olive oil and Parmesan cheese, only 248 calories a serving.

Quick Broccoli Pasta

This is a one pot meal that takes 15 minutes TOTAL to make.  That means that it’s a favorite of my family to eat on those busy weeknights where it feels like noone has enough time to make a healthy meal.  

The only cooking you’ll be doing is boiling the pasta.  Everything else is added into the pot at the very end.  In just 15 minutes, you’ll be serving a beautiful spaghetti meal to your family that looks like it took much longer!

High 5!

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