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...]

16 Bean Soup – Crockpot Recipe


16 Bean Soup - Crockpot Recipe   Print Author: Jodi Stevens Ingredients 1 package 16 Bean Soup 3 bay leaves 1 tablespoon crushed oregano 2 cans no-fat chicken stock Additional water to cover 3 stalks celery chopped 3 carrots diced 1 large onion chopped 3 cloves garlic sliced 1 pound turkey Italian sausage sliced 2 cans stewed (or diced) tomatoes Instructions Combine first 5 … [Read more...]

S’mores Cupcake Recipe

Smores Cupcakes

Nothing beats a toasted marshmallow over a melted chunk of chocolate on top of a Graham cracker, unless of course you mix all that awesomeness in with a cupcake! This is seriously a recipe that you NEED! Bring it to the scout meetings, or celebrate a family outing with these amazing chocolate S'more cupcakes! Now, I wouldn't recommend serving them on fire, like shown, but you can gently toast … [Read more...]

5 Healthy Thanksgiving Ingredient Swaps


Image Source: Abe's Market Thanksgiving should be a time of gratitude, family, friends and good times, not food comas and bloated bellies. If you make an effort to eat well everyday, you don't have to throw your healthy habits out the window on Thanksgiving. Instead, clean up your favorite holiday meals with these healthy Thanksgiving swaps. We're not saying go full-on tofurkey, but by choosing … [Read more...]

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