Sun Dried Tomato Tortellini Soup

I first saw the recipe for tomato tortellini soup on Six Sisters’ Stuff. I knew right away that it was a recipe to attempt, and I have made it twice since. The Sisters’ recipe has been adapted here in the following ways: using 12 ounces of Barilla three cheese tortellini instead of 9 ounce, adding […]

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 […]

Tomato-Cucumber Salad

Tomato-Cucumber Salad This is the perfect recipe for the abundance of vegetables in one’s summer garden. All you need is some tomatoes, cucumbers, half of an onion, and a flavorful herbalicious dressing. Easy to throw together, it also tastes delicious. Tomato-Cucumber Salad   Print Prep time 25 mins Total time 25 mins   Serves: 8 […]

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 […]

Cheesy Spinach Manicotti

Cheesy Spinach Manicotti (with a side of buttered Italian bread)      Traditional manicotti are cylindrical noodles filled with a savory filling (usually cheese, spinach, and some type of meat). These noodles are enrobed in tomato sauce and baked in the oven. My cheesy spinach manicotti recipe is a synthesis of several recipes (from noodle […]

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 […]