Quick Pickled Dilly Green Beans

We have an abundance of green beans at the fruit stands here in Western New York. I have always wanted to try making homemade dilly beans, but I despise the boiling process that most recipes call for.  This recipe was adapted from Cooking Light, and does not involve special ball jars, lids, or tongs. All […]

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Chili

This chili is a play on one of my favorites: hearty & healthy turkey chili. Other than adding extra peppers and using some different beans, the base is basically the same. Ground beef is featured this time around in lieu of the ground turkey. (Both meats are easily interchangeable for this recipe).   5.0 from […]

Slow Cooker Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

I love trying out new slow cooker recipes. When I saw the cream cheese chicken chili on Plain Chicken and then again on Six Sisters’ Stuff, I couldn’t wait to try it. I have a very large slow cooker, so when I make recipes in it, I often double the ingredients to make a huge […]

Olive Garden Pasta e Fagioli Soup (Copycat recipe)

When I saw this recipe on Food.com, I just knew I had to try it. My parents and I are big fans of the soup and salad special at Olive Garden (although they go more frequently than I; my husband prefers Red Lobster when given the option). For the price, there’s not much beating an […]

Slow Cooker Hearty & Healthy Turkey Chili

Hearty & Healthy Turkey Chili It may be late April, but here in western New York we are experiencing a lovely phenomenon known as a nor’easter. It’s hard to believe we had sixty and seventy degree temperatures last week, as today is a chilly thirty-two degrees out. Speaking of chilly, nothing warms me up better […]

Greek Three Bean Salad

Draining the beans in a colander Whisking together the dressing Stirring the dressing into the vegetables Close-up view of the colorful salad Here is a great recipe for people who like bean salads…My mom and I first saw it on Paula Deen’s Food Network show, decided to try it, and now it is a keeper. […]

Slow Cooker Chicken-Mexi Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken-Mexi Soup      I love to make chili in my slow cooker. Usually I make a recipe from my grandfather called Aztec Chili, using ground beef. It is a delicious recipe, and I promise to post it one day. In the meantime, I was searching for lighter fare. My chicken-mexi soup is […]

Texas Caviar

Texas Caviar on a Tostitos Scoop      Texas Caviar actually has nothing to do with caviar; it is a type of salsa popular in the Lone Star State. There are many variations to the dish, but it always contains black-eyed peas and some type of dressing. The longer you let it sit, the more […]