A Thanksgiving History Lesson and Basic and Easy Turkey Stuffing Recipe

Basic and Easy Turkey Stuffing

Photo Credit Craig Dugas Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays here in the Stevens' house. We love our food! When a holiday comes along that allows us to eat and eat until we may burst, we are ALL OVER THAT! Before I tell you about this stuffing recipe though, here is a little history on Thanksgiving. We all have done productions of the first Thanksgiving at some point in grade school. It … [Read more...]

Fresh Basil Pesto Recipe


Fresh Basil Pesto   Print This versatile favorite is delicious on top of your favorite pasta, gnocchi, or soup. Or simply enjoy it spread across a crusty slice of bread. Most modern recipes, including this one, call for making pesto with a food processor to combine the ingredients. This method works well, but produces a very homogenized final result. For a more traditional approach, try … [Read more...]

Peach Bellini Cocktail Recipe


Peach Bellini Cocktail Recipe   Print The classic peach Bellini was created by Giuseppe Cipriani, a bartender at Harry’s Bar in Venice. In 1948, this unique concoction of white peach nectar and northern Italy’s own sparkling prosecco wine was named the “Bellini” in honor of artist Giovanni Bellini. The classic Bellini cocktail is a study in simplicity. It calls for just 2 ingredients: … [Read more...]

Pasta Fagioli with Fresh Pesto Recipe


Pasta Fagioli with Fresh Pesto   Print Ingredients 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 ribs celery, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 3 – 4 medium-sized garlic cloves, finely minced 4 cups chicken stock, preferably homemade, divided 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil (1 tablespoon fresh) 3 sprigs fresh rosemary, finely chopped (or 1 teaspoon dried) Pinch crushed red … [Read more...]

Easy Baked Risotto Recipe


Easy Baked Risotto   Print This basic recipe serves as a perfect blank canvas for whatever you want to pair with it. This risotto is creamy and subtle on its own or dress up with caramelized onions, sautéed mushrooms, or peas. Author: Jodi Stevens Ingredients 5 cups chicken stock, divided and heated 4 tablespoons butter, divided 1 small onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely minced ½ … [Read more...]

Potato Gnocchi Recipe


Photo Credit - Some rights reserved by Family O'Abé Potato Gnocchi   Print Although there are many opinions floating around about how to make the “perfect” potato gnocchi, there is no one right way to do it. For example, in some parts of northern Italy, egg is not used at all. In others, it is a key ingredient that adds additional flavor and helps bind the dough together. It really … [Read more...]

50 Natural and Organic Foods and Ingredients under $10

Natural and organic List

If you are looking to eat healthier, organic and natural foods are the way to go. Cutting out gluten is also a plus, but not always required. Even making your normal, every day foods with natural and organic ingredients will be healthier than the same meal made with chemical laden ingredients. I've come up with a list of 50 Natural and Organic Foods and Ingredients under $10, many of which are … [Read more...]

17 Fun Candy Corn Ideas


Candy corn has been around for a long time (since the 1880s, in fact), but if Pinterest is any indication, its popularity has been surging in recent times. Or if that’s not convincing enough, according to the National Confectioners Association, 25 million pounds of candy corn are sold each year*. The candies are a very sweet treat in themselves, but there are also plenty of ways to incorporate … [Read more...]

Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free Green Chilie Hazelnut Dip


Looking for a Raw Super Bowl Recipe? You have come to the right place. This Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free Green Chilie Hazelnut Dip is perfect for the big day! Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free Green Chilie Hazelnut Dip   Print Author: Jodi Stevens Ingredients 1½ lb Raw Hazelnuts 1½ lb Anaheim Peppers 4 Limes, juiced 1 tablespoon Sea Salt Instructions Soak nuts in water for … [Read more...]

All Day Macaroni and Cheese – Crockpot Recipe

mac and cheese

  Print Author: Jodi Stevens Ingredients 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked and drained 4 cups(16 ounces) shredded sharp Chedder Cheese 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk 1½ cups milk 2 eggs 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon black pepper 1 cup of cooked vegetables of choice (carrots, peas, and corn are good choices) Instructions Place the cooked macaroni in crockpot that has … [Read more...]

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