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Pesto Mashed Potatoes
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Mashed Potato Patties
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Tomato Soup with Cauliflower
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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole
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Creamy Pasta with Cauliflower
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Potato Kale Stuffing
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Broccoli Mac and Cheese
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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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Cheesy Green Beans
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Carrot Casserole
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Eggplant Veggie Nuggets
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Half Sour Pickled Okra
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Broccoli Leaves Vegetable Broth
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Simple Potato Kale Salad
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Slow Cooker Refried Beans
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Low Carb Pancakes
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Broccoli Pasta

Pesto Mashed Potatoes

You’re going to love these creamy pesto mashed potatoes.  This easy recipe combines the best mashed potatoes with fresh basil pesto to make a delicious side dish.  Save this recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Sunday dinner. 

You're going to love these creamy pesto mashed potatoes.  This easy recipe combines the best mashed potatoes with fresh basil pesto to make a delicious side dish.  Save this recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Sunday dinner. 

I’m all about the side dishes during holiday meals.  Stuffing? Check. Carrot Casserole? Check. Green Beans? Check.    And now these Pesto Mashed Potatoes?  Yes! Load up my plate!

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Mashed Potato Patties

These delicious, savory Mashed Potato Patties are crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. They’re the best way to use up your leftover mashed potatoes and make for a tasty side dish recipe!

These delicious, savory Mashed Potato Patties are crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. They’re the best way to use up your leftover mashed potatoes and make for a tasty side dish recipe!

It seems that whenever I make mashed potatoes, I always make way too much. No matter how much I’ve tried to calculate and estimate, at the end of the dinner, there’s always a leftover container filled with mashed potatoes. We could just eat them with tomorrow’s dinner, but day-old mashed potatoes aren’t quite as good as fresh.

There are a couple ways to get around this. You could freeze the mashed potatoes to enjoy with another meal. If you’ve got enough leftover potatoes, you could simply add the potatoes to a saucepan and add in milk and stir up a batch of potato soup. Or you could make everyone super duper happy and make some of these easy leftover mashed potato patties.
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Tomato Soup with Cauliflower

Easy to make creamy tomato soup with cauliflower recipe, ready in 35 minutes.  This homemade soup uses cans of crushed tomatoes and a whole head of cauliflower to make it a healthy dinner the entire family will love.  No milk needed.

Easy to make creamy tomato soup with cauliflower recipe, ready in 35 minutes.  This homemade soup uses cans of crushed tomatoes and a whole head of cauliflower to make it a healthy dinner the entire family will love.  No milk needed.

The Best Tomato Soup!

My husband, not a tomato soup addict,  went back to the pot 3 times when I made this for dinner.  Needless to say he’s now a tomato soup addict and is asking me when I’m going to make this soup again.   That night for dinner, my 2 year old daughter was licking her lips and demanding “More soup Mommy!”.  

I’m not sure there’s better reviews than that!

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Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is delicious and only takes 10 minutes to prepare! This loaded casserole recipe is made with Cheddar and Parmesan to make it extra cheesy!  My family declares it one of their favorite side dishes on the holiday table! Low carb friendly. 

Easy Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is delicious and only takes 10 minutes to prepare! This loaded casserole recipe is made with Cheddar and Parmesan to make it extra cheesy!  My family declares it one of their favorite side dishes on the holiday table! Low carb friendly. 

Ok, we have the 3 C’s here.  Let’s talk about them.

Cheesy – who doesn’t love cheesy dishes (hello Cheesy Green Beans)?  Mozzarella, Cheddar and Parmesan are my favorites for recipes.  And this recipe includes 2 cheeses!
Cauliflower – beautiful cauliflower, fresh from the garden, I love you.  You can’t go wrong with cauliflower, you just can’t!
Casserole – I love casseroles.   You put them inside the oven and magic happens.  That’s the only way I can describe it.

We love this casserole, especially when we can pick the cauliflower straight from the garden.   We love this dish as a meatless Monday meal with crusty bread on the side.   But you can also serve the casserole as a side dish,  it’s perfect to pair with a meat at the holiday table.  

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Creamy Pasta with Cauliflower

This recipe for pasta with cauliflower is a simple, satisfying dish! Rotini pasta noodles are tossed in a creamy parmesan cheese sauce with steamed cauliflower and lettuce. A quick, easy and delicious dinner that’s perfect for busy weeknights!

This recipe for pasta with cauliflower is a simple, satisfying dish! Rotini pasta noodles are tossed in a creamy parmesan cheese sauce with steamed cauliflower and lettuce. A quick, easy and delicious dinner that’s perfect for busy weeknights!

Pasta is my go-to meal choice around here these days, mainly because I know that my entire family will happily eat it any night of the week! Best of all, this meal is on the table in less than half an hour, and the delightfully creamy sauce is made with just a handful of ingredients! How can you go wrong with that?

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Potato Kale Stuffing

This Potato Kale Stuffing is a comfort food recipe that goes perfect with a turkey, chicken or pork chops. It’s simple to make because it’s made with instant potatoes! Potato Kale Stuffing is also always requested at Thanksgiving! The perfect hearty side dish for your holiday meal.

This Potato Kale Stuffing is a comfort food recipe that goes perfect with a turkey, chicken or pork chops. It’s simple to make because it’s made with instant potatoes! Potato Kale Stuffing is also always requested at Thanksgiving! The perfect hearty side dish for your holiday meal.

Today we’re talking about stuffing, because Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! The possibilities are endless with stuffing and I’m such a huge fan of it. I love playing around with stuffing recipes and creating new and tasty versions. I’ve shared my Amish Potato Stuffing and Cheesy Broccoli Stuffing Casserole before, but I wanted to share with you my current favorite side dish, Potato Kale Stuffing.

This recipe uses my Amish Potato Stuffing as a base, but I threw in kale to add some greens. Since the dish has a whopping 4 cups of kale in it, you don’t even need to make an extra vegetable to serve at dinner. 

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Broccoli Mac and Cheese

This stovetop 15 Minute Broccoli Mac and Cheese is made with just 1 pot and only 3 ingredients. Grab your pasta, Velveeta cheese and broccoli and make this easy creamy homemade mac and cheese recipe for dinner soon! Kids will love how delicious it tastes! And adults will love how simple it is to make!
This stovetop 15 Minute Broccoli Mac and Cheese is made with just 1 pot and only 3 ingredients. Grab your pasta, Velveeta cheese and broccoli and make this easy creamy homemade mac and cheese recipe for dinner soon! Kids will love how delicious it tastes! And adults will love how simple it is to make!

You guys, you’re going to love this Broccoli Mac and Cheese. It’s an easy one pot, three ingredient, 15 minute meal with tender pasta in a creamy Velveeta cheese sauce and plenty of fresh broccoli. It’s absolutely delicious and one of my favorite cheesy pasta dishes.

1 pot – Seriously.
3 ingredients – Noodles, cheese and broccoli. Boom, easy.
15 minutes – A real 15 minute meal. Not 15 minutes plus prep time. You might even finish in 13 minutes!

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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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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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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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Broccoli Leaves Vegetable Broth

How to make vegetable broth with broccoli leaves – learn how to cook with broccoli leaves! This is a healthy, easy recipe that you can use in soups, casseroles, slow cooker, rice dishes, and more.  Broccoli leaves and stems are filled with health benefits, so make sure to use them!

How to make vegetable broth with broccoli leaves - learn how to cook with broccoli leaves! This is a healthy, easy recipe that you can use in soups, casseroles, slow cooker, rice dishes, and more.  Broccoli leaves and stems are filled with health benefits, so make sure to use them!

What the heck do I do with broccoli leaves?

Short answer – make this vegetable broth and eat them!

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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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Slow Cooker Refried Beans

DELICIOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Slow Cooker Refried Beans! This easy homemade refried beans recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! They make the perfect tasty side dish for authentic Mexican meals. You’ll never use canned beans again! 

DELICIOUS, NO SOAKING REQUIRED, Slow Cooker Refried Beans! This easy homemade refried beans recipe cooks dry pinto beans in the slow cooker! They make the perfect tasty side dish for authentic Mexican meals. You’ll never use canned beans again! 

I love refried beans. Not only do they make the perfect side to pair with  your favorite Mexican meal (for us, usually tacos!), but they also make for a pretty great meal by themselves too! Have you ever had a bowl of perfectly cooked refried beans with a little shredded cheese on top? So delicious! 

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Low Carb Pancakes

Low Carb Pancakes recipe. These easy to make keto pancakes are made with cream cheese, eggs and coconut flour.  Make them for a healthy breakfast meal! 

If you’re looking for a low carb, keto pancakes recipe- this is it!  If you’re craving pancakes, but need something more friendly to your low carb diet, you’re really going to like them.

These pancakes are fluffy  (just like my no butter pancakes!) thanks to the cream cheese, and won’t leave you feeling hungry afterwards (thanks eggs!).   Whenever I eat these I can pretty much make it to lunch without snacking as they fill me up!

Low Carb Pancakes recipe. These easy to make keto pancakes are made with cream cheese, eggs and coconut flour.  Make them for a healthy breakfast meal! 

Easy Low Carb Pancakes are just a few ingredients away!

Here’s everything you need to make these Low Carb Pancakes.

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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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