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How to Make Tomato Powder Out of Tomato Skins
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SLOW COOKER Creamy Onion Dip
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CHOCOLATE CHIP Carrot Bread Recipe
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How to Store Lettuce to Last for a Month
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Creamy Cauliflower Pasta
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Simple Pea Pasta
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Greens and Radishes Salad with Lime Dressing
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Italian Pasta Salad
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Bok Choy Macaroni and Cheese
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Amish Potato Stuffing Recipe
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Chinese Pepper Beef Cubes
12
Canned Refried Beans Recipe
13
Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese With Sugar Snap Peas
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Cheesy Taco Ground Beef Casserole
15
Shanghai Stir Fry Rolls
16
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Creamy Mashed Potatoes
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Cheesy Broccoli Stuffing Casserole
18
Deluxe Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet
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Frozen Vegetable Recipes and Why Frozen Veggies Rule!
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Creamy Chicken and Noodles

How to Make Tomato Powder Out of Tomato Skins

How to Make Tomato Powder out of tomato skins! You’ll never throw away tomato skins again!

It’s raining tomatoes!  Don’t I always say that during July and August? Well it’s true.  You won’t believe how many pounds of tomatoes we grew this year and I’m not going to tell you because I will save it for the big Summer harvest weight chart post coming sometime in September.  You guys know I love my Stewed Tomatoes recipe but with that comes alot of extra tomato skins.  I’ve been composting them for years but this year I was set on using them in a recipe.  

How to Use Tomato Skins

I wanted to use the tomato skins in a unique way that can be enjoyed in different recipes and ways throughout the seasons.  So making tomato powder and tomato flakes it is!

What can you do with tomato powder?
-Sprinkle on slices of pizza.
-Use on sandwiches on subs.
-Throw in soups, stews and chili. 
-Use as a meat seasoning.
-Throw in tomato sauces for more tomato flavor!
-Popcorn. (Thanks Kelly!)

It’s up to you if you want to make tomato powder or tomato flakes.  Both are dried the same way, but the decision comes in how you process it.  Do you want it flaky? Or fine powder? For a powder use a coffee grinder, and for flakes use a food processor (or even a mortar and pestle would work).  

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SLOW COOKER Creamy Onion Dip

THE BEST PARTY SLOW COOKER Creamy Onion Dip is so easy to make.  Caramelized onions are mixed with sour cream and mozzarella cheese to make a extra creamy homemade dip!  This simple recipe is best served hot with potato chips – perfect for a Super Bowl party dip! 

SLOW COOKER Creamy Onion Dip is so creamy and easy to make. Caramelized onions are mixed with sour cream and mozzarella cheese to make a extra creamy homemade dip! This simple recipe is best served hot with potato chips - perfect for a party dip!

We grew many onions this year.  Do you remember when we planted them all? Well it’s time to pick them now!  We have 4 big creates that are full of onions.  We let them dry in the sun for a few days and then ran up to the roof when we heard thunder and thankfully got them inside before it started to rain.  Close one!  Now they’re living inside and we’re storing them in pantyhose (great tip) and baskets.

THE BEST PARTY SLOW COOKER Creamy Onion Dip is so easy to make.  Caramelized onions are mixed with sour cream and mozzarella cheese to make a extra creamy homemade dip!  This simple recipe is best served hot with potato chips - perfect for a party dip! 

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CHOCOLATE CHIP Carrot Bread Recipe

EASY CHOCOLATE CHIP Carrot Bread recipe! This homemade loaf uses fresh carrots and takes 1 hour to bake! The bread tastes just like cake – it’s so moist! This is one of my BEST carrot recipes! Serve for breakfast, dessert or snack!

There’s something magical about a warm piece of homemade carrot bread, isn’t there?  Maybe it’s the love that goes into making it.  Maybe it’s the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove that fills your kitchen.  Maybe it’s the feeling of Fall being around the corner.  Or maybe it’s just the great feeling of knowing there’s a bunch of vegetables in this bread and that makes it healthy, right?  I love this carrot bread recipe!

EASY recipe for CHOCOLATE CHIP CARROT BREAD! This homemade loaf uses fresh carrots and takes 1 hour to bake! The bread tastes just like cake - it's so moist! This is one of my BEST carrot recipes! Serve for breakfast, dessert or snack!

With a whole bunch of carrots just picked from the garden and a whole bed of seeds just planted I’m stocked with carrots.  We’ve been eating some processed junk for dessert lately so I was on the mission to bake something delicious that could use our batch of just picked vegetables.  My mind immediately went to the carrots, what could I make?

What’s your favorite carrot dessert?

There’s carrot cake, carrot cake cupcakes but I wanted something a little more savory without the frosting on top, so carrot bread was what I started daydreaming about.

EASY recipe for CHOCOLATE CHIP CARROT BREAD! This homemade loaf uses fresh carrots and takes 1 hour to bake! The bread tastes just like cake - it's so moist! This is one of my BEST carrot recipes! Serve for breakfast, dessert or snack!

This bread is delicious and really hits that Autumn dreaming spot.  I can imagine this would be a Fall or Winter favorite on those chilly days where you’ll curl up with a blanket, book and a hot cup of tea.  This can be a delicious breakfast or a dessert and it would be a perfect hit at holiday dinners, potlucks and friendly get togethers.

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How to Store Lettuce to Last for a Month

How to Store Lettuce to Last a MONTH!  This easy how to keep lettuce fresh tip shows you how to wrap your lettuce in aluminum foil to keep it fresh in the refrigerator.  The lettuce stays so crisp after a month I can even use it for salads! 

Lettuce only lasting a few days? Never again! With this easy method using aluminum foil you can store lettuce to last for a month!

In June we pick lettuce.  We pick lots of lettuce.  I’m talking so much lettuce you begin to get lettuce anxiety.  Have you ever had it?  It’s when you dream of lettuce chasing you with baskets to capture you.   It’s rough.

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Creamy Cauliflower Pasta

You’ll love this creamy cauliflower pasta dish because it’s cheesy and full of vegetables.  Plus it’ll be done in 15 minutes.  Isn’t that a win win situation?  

Our cauliflower was picked in the beginning of June so I’ve been waiting to share this recipe with you!  We love harvesting cauliflower.  We love that one plant equals one head of cauliflower, so it’s always a little bit more special as you really have to take care of that plant.   Some years we’ve had success with cauliflower and some years it gets hot too quickly and the cauliflower ends up the size of a tennis ball.  It’s one of those plants we always have to decide at the beginning of seed planting calendar if we should grow that year, but somehow it always wins.

Plus, if the cauliflower grows, I’m one happy girl. I even do a little dance for it, but I won’t show you that.
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I just love how it’s a bundle of joy, all wrapped up.   
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Simple Pea Pasta

SIMPLE Pea Pasta recipe! This easy and healthy dinner dish uses fresh sugar snap peas and only takes 15 minutes from to start to finish! It’s my favorite Spring and Summer garden recipe! It’s completely vegan too!

There is a strong possibility that while you are reading this I am daydreaming about this pea pasta for dinner. During the Summer time when it’s peak garden season this is our go to dinner that we have a few times a week.  Once we start harvesting sugar snap peas by the pound (right now there’s over 10 pounds worth in my fridge!) then we start to sing “It’s pasta time..”.  
 SIMPLE & HEALTHY Pea Pasta recipe! This easy to make dinner dish uses fresh sugar snap peas and only takes 15 minutes from to start to finish! It's my favorite Spring and Summer garden recipe! It's completely vegan too!

Let’s start at those fresh ingredients, just picked from the garden.  There’s sugar snap peas, chopped lettuce, radishes and one gorgeous tomato.  I counted the roma tomatoes a few days ago and there’s over 200 on the plants ready to turn red. July is going to be tomato time!
Fresh Garden Vegetables

 

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Greens and Radishes Salad with Lime Dressing

Do you know what I think we all need? Pizza Night!
How many times do you have pizza night? For how much we love pizza,  we don’t have it nearly enough.  Homemade pizza is the best, especially since Matthew is a pizza crust making master. 

But unfortunately homemade pizza takes time to make, and we don’t always have those extra minutes to let the dough rise and roll it out.  That’s how I fell in love with a new frozen pizza, made a salad straight from our garden and started to declare it pizza night in our house once a week!

 

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Italian Pasta Salad

My family’s favorite Italian Pasta Salad recipe!  This recipe uses Italian dressing and fresh vegetables such as cherry tomatoes, celery and arugula! It’s the perfect garden Summer salad!

When it’s hot out all I crave is fresh vegetables.    That’s why this Family Recipe Italian Pasta Salad is one of my favorite dinner meals of the moment.  

The last few days have been hot.  It’s that humid dry heat that melts you when walking to work to the point of where you have to dry yourself off before stepping into the studio.  There you work in the AC until it’s time to go home.   Now it’s time to sweat again.  Once home, I don’t want to even think about turning our oven on.  I also don’t want to even think of drinking or eating anything hot, so that’s why chilled pasta salad is the winner!
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One thing that I do enjoy about the Summer is that it means fresh vegetables are being picked in the garden by the handful.  Our tomatoes have taken off and are already close to outgrowing their 54 inch tomato cages.
Tomatoes already outgrowing their 54 inch cages. #tomatoes #garden #urbangarden #urbanfarming #vegetablegarden #monsters #containergarden

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Bok Choy Macaroni and Cheese

Bok Choy Macaroni and Cheese recipe!

The garden season began months ago (officially with seeds) but when the hot and humid weather hits then it really seems like it’s garden time.  That time is now!  The garden is in full bloom right with all of our Spring and many of our Summer plants growing (cucumbers and cantaloupe seeds inside).  

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Every year we grow a few heads of bok choy.  Do you remember the size of last year’s bok choy?  This year is no exception.  We decided to plant the bok choy in the long kale and onion box this year instead of the usual container.  I was worried they wouldn’t grow as big, but they always like to show how great they are… and here they are:
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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!

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.

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

Not only was it stuffed with it but it was also laying on a bed of it.   It was one of my favorite meals.  We would buy a couple to eat throughout the week but as soon as we got home mom or dad would make me one right away.   

Last week I was craving that potato stuffing so I made a batch of it and boy (and girl) was it delicious.  As soon as I mixed everything into the saucepan, the smell of nostalgia hit me. Isn’t it amazing how sensitive we are to smell and how just a little whiff of something can make us recall  memories so quickly?  

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

That’s what happened with this potato stuffing.  I was in my kitchen in Brooklyn, but in my mind I was a kid being served by mom and dad back in Pennsylvania.  

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!

I served this Amish Potato Stuffing alongside some chicken and it was the perfect meal.   The stuffing is so easy to make that I ask next time you are craving it, skip the boxed stuff and make this.  You’re going to fall in love and that’s what I want you to do!

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Chinese Pepper Beef Cubes

AMAZING Chinese Pepper Beef Cubes – this easy to make Chinese recipe is tasty and will have your family begging for it!  Serve beef and vegetables over white rice for a healthy authentic Chinese meal! 

Do you have a favorite Chinese dish?  I’m a big fan of Chinese soups (like salted pork and cabbage), Chicken and Broccoli and I’m always down for Lo Mein.  One thing I always love in my dishes is a ton of vegetables covered in that delicious Chinese sauce they always smoother them in.   It doesn’t matter if it’s peppers, broccoli, carrots, water chestnuts or something else, I can’t say no to a yummy vegetable.

Right now being Winter I am craving fresh vegetables.  I am missing the green pepper overload from the garden.  I can’t wait to pick broccoli in the Spring. Thankfully we still have enough carrots left from Fall so I have those to survive on.  Over the weekend it was freezing (literally).  The wind was harsh, my knees were shaking and my gloves didn’t feel like they were doing much of anything. One thing I craved when I got home was a warm fresh meal, something that would take me out of the Winter blues.

Chinese Pepper Beef Cubes recipe

AMAZING tasting Chinese Pepper Beef Cubes - this easy to make Chinese dish is tasty and will have your family begging for it! Serve beef and vegetables over white rice for a healthy authentic Chinese meal!

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Canned Refried Beans Recipe

Easy Refried Beans Recipe made from canned black beans! These homemade beans only take 15 minutes! These refried beans taste like your favorite Mexican restaurant!  Perfect for Taco night meals!

We have tacos at least once a week, if I’m lucky maybe 2-3 times.   No matter if we’re eating them in a shell, in a bowl or in a casserole form, we always need Refried Beans!  I don’t think it’s Taco Night without the beans.  

Refried Beans Recipe

This is my favorite Refried Beans recipe and it’s so easy to make.  All you’ll need is a can of  black beans, a jalapeno pepper chopped up to add some spice, and cilantro/salt/pepper to season.  Easy, right?    These beans are total Mexican restaurant style and is the perfect side for tacos and burritos.
Refried Beans Recipe

Black beans have amazing protein-plus-fiber content. From one cup of black beans, you get 1/3 of your daily protein intake, it’s equivalent to eating 2 ounces of chicken or fish.   Those beans are healthy little protein giving guys, aren’t they?

Goya Black Beans

These beans take 15 minutes – max.  Because we’re using canned beans, we don’t have to worry about overnight soaking like dry beans would need.  We also don’t need to use your slow cooker all day to soften them.  With this recipe we’re throwing everything in a saucepan and they’ll be done in a jiffy. 

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Even though I stress this recipe as quick and easy, it doesn’t lack in flavor. Even if I have all the time in the world for Taco Night, I’m still going to make the beans just this way.  If you are looking for regular Refried Beans with Pinto Beans, just substitute the beans in this recipe and cook the exact same way. 

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Easy Refried Beans Recipe made from canned black beans! These homemade beans only take 15 minutes! These refried beans taste like your favorite Mexican restaurant!  Perfect for Taco night meals!

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Refried Beans Recipe

Easy Refried Beans Recipe made from canned black beans! These homemade beans only take 15 minutes! These refried beans taste like your favorite Mexican restaurant!  Perfect for Taco night meals!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 jalapeno pepper finely chopped up
  • 1 15 oz can of black beans don't rinse them - use straight from can
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • Additional: cilantro to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat vegetable oil in small pot with jalapeno for 2-3 minutes over medium-high heat.
  2. Add can of black beans, cumin and salt + pepper into pot. Stir so everything is combined.
  3. Bring to a boil on medium-high heat and cook for 10 minutes, stirring very often. You want to boil off the excess liquid in this step.
  4. Once done, turn heat off and let sit for 3 minutes.
  5. If desired, put cilantro on top to garnish.

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese With Sugar Snap Peas

Who doesn’t love macaroni and cheese? In this recipe we’re going to mix a comfort food favorite with some garden fresh sugar snap peas!  It’s the perfect combo of creamy and crunchy!

Lately I’ve been wearing 2 winter coats at the same time, it’s that cold.  Last night I was standing in the shower and was unsure if I was still freezing or the water was so hot it was burning me.  It’s that cold.   When I get home from work I grab all the cats at once, hold them against me and don’t’ release them until I am warm.  Ok, it doesn’t matter if I’m cold, I always do that. 

The storm last week in NYC wasn’t as bad as expected but we are expecting a little more snow today.  4 inches or 10 inches?  Who knows.   What I know is that all I want is warm food all the time during the Winter. It’s soup for lunch.  It’s a warmed up brownie for a late afternoon snack.  It’s tea nonstop.  And it’s this Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese With Sugar Snap Peas for dinner.   

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Cheesy Taco Ground Beef Casserole

CHEESY Taco Casserole is EASY to make. This simple baked casserole recipe is made with elbow noodles, tomato soup, ground beef and lots of cheddar cheese!  This is a yummy dinner that everyone will love – especially the kids! 

Some people like to say “Taco Tuesday” but I like to say “Tacos Everyday!”.  

Tacos are one of my favorite meals, I can basically eat them every night and never get sick of them.  The thing I love about tacos is you can have them so many ways.  Maybe you’re in a burrito mood, maybe you’re in a hard shell mood, maybe you’re in a salad moon, maybe you’re in a soup mood, maybe you’re in a pepper steak mood, or maybe you want a casserole.  In the case of the casserole, I got you covered.

Say hello to your new favorite dinner, Cheesy Taco Casserole!

CHEESY Taco Casserole is EASY to make. This simple baked casserole recipe is made with elbow noodles, tomato soup, ground beef and lots of cheddar cheese!  This is a yummy dinner that everyone will love - especially the kids! 

This is a good ol comfort meal, perfect after a hard day of work.  In the Winter time, this really warms up my bones in all the right spots.   It has plenty of fresh vegetables (green pepper, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers), along with tomato soup that is going to hold those noodles together and soak up the good stuff.  And that extra cheesy layer on top? Yup, you will fall in love with it.

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Shanghai Stir Fry Rolls

Shanghai Stir Fry Rolls are a healthy and delicious dinner packed with vegetables! Ingredients include Brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, snow peas and carrots!  These make a great appetizer too!

Do you ever get obsessed with a food and can’t think of anything else?  Sometimes it’s naughty and you’ll want brownies 24 hours a day. Sometimes it’s not naughty at all and you’ll want vegetables all the time.  With the holidays, I’m feeling happy to have that stretch of just wanting a good vegetable Stir Fry, especially when it contains brussels sprouts, bok choy, kale, snow peas and carrots all wrapped up in a rice roll.   Garden fresh vegetables in the Winter.. I love it!

Vegetarian Spring Roll Recipe

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I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter! Creamy Mashed Potatoes

What do you think of when I say the words comfort food?  For me, I think 2 things.  Macaroni and Cheese.  And Mashed Potatoes.   Thankfully this post is about one of these foods.  The holy grail of love and comfort… mashed potatoes!

Thanksgiving is just a few days away and then we have the big month of December which is full of festive dinners and parties ahead of us.  One side dish that is always a staple is mashed potatoes.  This weekend we had our annual Friends Thanksgiving dinner and it was fun and delicious. And of course, there were potatoes there!  Is Thanksgiving even possible without mashed potatoes?
Thanksgiving with Friends. Tons of yum. Not pictured here, 3 pieces of pie I ate. #thanksgiving #friends #food #yum #potatoes #stuffing #beans #biscuits #chicken #pie

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Cheesy Broccoli Stuffing Casserole

CHEESY Broccoli Stuffing Casserole recipe made with Stove Top! This is a easy dish made with frozen vegetables, cream of chicken soup, rice and Velveeta cheese! It’s one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes! If you want to make it Vegetarian use cream of broccoli soup instead!
 
What’s one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving? No, not the pumpkin pie.  And no, not watching A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.  Although I love both of those.  My favorite is…..

LEFTOVERS!

Oh baby, I love leftovers!

It’s like Thanksgiving for a week straight!  Each night is turkey in new ways, mashed potatoes on the side and plenty of vegetables.  One night it’s turkey sandwiches covered in homemade gravy. The next night is Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday again. And then comes the casseroles.  

This Cheesy Broccoli Stuffing Casserole is my favorite.  Not only does it make a perfect side dish for holiday meals, bu it’s the ultimate leftover meal using a bunch of stuffing. And what else do I love about leftovers? Saving money.  Thanksgiving dinner is great because it’s literally 1 meal that feeds you for the next week.  

CHEESY Broccoli Stuffing Casserole recipe made with Stove Top! This is a easy dish made with frozen vegetables, cream of chicken soup, rice and Velveeta cheese! It's one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes! If you want to make it Vegetarian use cream of broccoli soup instead!

This casserole besides being cheesy and delicious and mouthwatering and made of dreams (I like it, ok) only has a few ingredients. There’s stuffing,  frozen corn and broccoli, cream of chicken soup, white rice and cheese.  That’s it.  Because the few ingredients it’s also really quick to make.   Like I said, it’s amazing. I give my heart to you Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole.

So let’s make it! Gather your ingredients.
CHEESY Broccoli Stuffing Casserole recipe made with Stove Top! This is a easy dish made with frozen vegetables, cream of chicken soup, rice and Velveeta cheese! It's one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes! If you want to make it Vegetarian use cream of broccoli soup instead!
(not pictured here: soup or rice because they were cooking!)

Make your stuffing as instructed on the box.  Take a bite.  I won’t tell anyone.
CHEESY Broccoli Stuffing Casserole recipe made with Stove Top! This is a easy dish made with frozen vegetables, cream of chicken soup, rice and Velveeta cheese! It's one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes! If you want to make it Vegetarian use cream of broccoli soup instead!

Throw in your frozen vegetables.  
Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole is a delicious easy to make casserole recipe. This is perfect for a Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish too!

Throw in your cooked rice.
Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole is a delicious easy to make casserole recipe. This is perfect for a Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish too!

Next add in your creamy soup.  Oh baby baby, this is looking like comfort food now.
Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole is a delicious easy to make casserole recipe. This is perfect for a Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish too!

Mix it all around.
Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole is a delicious easy to make casserole recipe. This is perfect for a Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish too!

Now throw those beautiful cubes of cheese on top.  
Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole is a delicious easy to make casserole recipe. This is perfect for a Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish too!

After that you’ll add your stuffing on top and into the oven it will go… 

In about 35-40 minutes this swoon worthy casserole will be ready to dive into!

Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole is a delicious easy to make casserole recipe. This is perfect for a Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish too!

 Don’t you just want a big spoon to eat it up with right now?
Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole is a delicious easy to make casserole recipe. This is perfect for a Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish too!

I’m in love with this casserole.  I want to get it a matching Best Friend necklace. 
Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole is a delicious easy to make casserole recipe. This is perfect for a Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish too!

Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole is a delicious easy to make casserole recipe. This is perfect for a Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish too!

So when the holidays roll around, make this casserole.  Perfect for a side dish, leftovers or even a main dish if you are craving comfort.  But please, always serve with a few warm rolls.  It just takes it to that whole next level of extra special.
Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole is a delicious easy to make casserole recipe. This is perfect for a Christmas or Thanksgiving side dish too!

Enjoy this Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole!

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CHEESY Broccoli Stuffing Casserole recipe made with Stove Top! This is a easy dish made with frozen vegetables, cream of chicken soup, rice and Velveeta cheese! It's one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes! If you want to make it Vegetarian use cream of broccoli soup instead!

Cheesy Stuffing Broccoli Casserole

CHEESY Broccoli Stuffing Casserole recipe made with Stove Top! This is a easy dish made with frozen vegetables, cream of chicken soup, rice and Velveeta cheese! It's one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes! If you want to make it Vegetarian use cream of broccoli soup instead!

Ingredients

  • 6 oz package of Stove Top Stuffing Mix Chicken or Turkey
  • 10 oz bag of frozen corn
  • 10 oz bag of frozen broccoli
  • 1 can of condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup cooked white rice
  • 1 cup Velveeta cheese - cubed into bite size pieces

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Make your stuffing as instructed on box.
  3. Spray baking dish with nonstick spray.
  4. Add corn, broccoli, soup and rice in baking dish and mix so combined.
  5. Place cubes of cheese all over the top of the casserole.
  6. Put stuffing on the very top so it covers the entire casserole.
  7. Bake for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Enjoy!

 

 

Deluxe Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet

Extra cheesy Jalapeno Omelet recipe!  My favorite Summer time breakfast!

The truth is that I made these Cheesy Jalapeno Omelets for the first time in June.  It was was when the jalapeno plants in the garden started exploding with peppers all over each plant.  And then after I tasted it for the first time I knew I had to share the recipe with you guys.  Now it’s November and the recipe is finally here.  What has taken me so long? Well I’ve just been eating these Cheesy Jalapeno Omelets nonstop!

What do you have for breakfast, is it usually a quick meal or do you like to sit down with it?  I don’t really like meal rushing, so usually I sit down for every meal.   Breakfast ranges from toast and a banana to something more savory, like scrambled eggs or a omelet.   On weekends it tends to get sweet with homemade pancakes and waffles.  Right now I’m all about pumpkin pancakes, YUM.  But back to this omelet.

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Jalapeno Omelet Recipe

The basis of this recipe is my favorite scrambled eggs recipe.  Not to brag, but they kinda have been declared the best scrambled eggs by many eaters, so yeah.  It’s a good start.  This recipe for eggs has been with me for a long time and I pretty much stick with it as it’s my favorite.  Throw in some cheese and chopped up jalapenos, fold the eggs instead of scrambling and the Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet is born. 

First, you’ll need one jalapeno to make 2 omelets.  Then you want to chop it up.   Here’s some jalapenos that are still growing, even though it was October!  We have a big bag of them in the kitchen.  Jalapenos also freeze great if you want to throw them in the freezer to make them last longer.
Cheesy Jalapeno Omelet

 

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Frozen Vegetable Recipes and Why Frozen Veggies Rule!

The coldness suddenly hit last weekend.  One week it was fine with a thin sweater, then suddenly it’s tights, long sweater, winter coat and hat.

One thing that comes with the Winter is lack of fresh fruits and vegetables.  For us, the garden will still be growing a few vegetables under greenhouses, but there will be no peas, no corn and no carrots.    Farmers markets will be closed, or only selling hearty greens.  Grocery stores will have vegetables, but they won’t taste fresh as they’ve been shipped and prices will raise.  You’ll suddenly see raspberries for $7 instead of the $1.50 you were paying in June.  Oh and corn on the cob?  If you’re in a cold location, good luck seeing it until next Summer.

So how do you get your vegetables during the Winter?  Here’s what I suggest, frozen vegetables!

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Creamy Chicken and Noodles

CREAMY Chicken and Noodles is a easy casserole bake recipe that you can serve as a main or side dish.  It’s creamy sauce is made with cream of chicken and cream of broccoli soup and then poured over egg noodles and diced chicken. It’s my favorite comfort food dish!

These Creamy Chicken Noodles are a blue ribbon winner in my family’s heart. It’s perfect for a side dish, but it’s also perfect for a man dish. We love curling up with a bowl of this on a chilly night; it really hits the right spot, just like your fluffy slippers do to your toes!
CREAMY Chicken and Noodles is a easy casserole bake recipe that you can serve as a main or side dish.  It's creamy sauce is made with cream of chicken and cream of broccoli soup and then poured over egg noodles and diced chicken. It's my favorite comfort food dish! Read More

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