Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde Sour Cream

These enchiladas are so very tasty! The recipe is simple but the prep-work is a little time consuming, unless you cook the chicken ahead of time or use leftover chicken, of course. (You could also prepare the sauce ahead of time, and keep it in the fridge for a few days). This is a perfect…

White Lasagna Recipe with Chantrelle and Crimini Mushrooms

I wanted to make a special meal one evening and was thinking that homemade lasagna would be warm and filling. My husband and I brainstormed about how we could put an original spin on our standby spinach lasagna. After throwing some ideas around, Morgan came up with a brilliant idea, something entirely new and different–a…

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash with Veggie Sausage Recipe

A few weeks ago, we had a spaghetti squash that we needed to use before it went bad, but we weren’t in the mood for the same old unoriginal preparation with marinara sauce. Digging around in the fridge, I found a half-block of asiago cheese and a couple soy sausages, and they gave me an…

Lentil Stew Recipe with Kale and Potatoes

This delicious original lentil stew recipe is a wonderful winter treat. Lentils are my favorite legume–filling and packed with protein and nutrients. The potatoes make this stew even heartier and the winter kale boosts the flavor and nutrition. Serve with whole grain bread or rolls for a very filling vegetarian meal! This recipe is vegan….

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

Once I first tasted homemade macaroni and cheese, I realized that the instant kits that come in a box are but a pale imitation. This rich and creamy macaroni and cheese with a tasty hint of spice makes a thick and hearty family dinner. Serve with a side of veggies to make it a well-rounded…

Okra Gumbo Recipe with Chicken and Andouille Sausage

A few days ago the temperature dropped and the wind blew so hard that there were drafts freezing fingers and toes throughout the house. It was a perfect day for making a rich, spicy pot of gumbo to warm everyone up. Gumbo is one of our favorite soups to make–it offers so many variations and…

Potato Leek Soup Recipe

Potato Leek soup is a very Irish dish, with two staple Irish vegetables making up the majority of the ingredients. And what a blessing a big pot of it can be on a cold day! The potato makes it hearty and filling, and the leeks give it a delicious fresh bite that brings excellent flavor….

Split Pea Soup Recipe – Vegetarian, Vegan or with Meat

This simple, delicious soup costs so little but makes so much! With the ease of making, the filling, smoky flavor, and the extra zing of the lemon zest, I love making this soup throughout the colder months. For those meat eaters out there, adding meat really puts this soup over the top. Split Pea Soup…

Parmesan White Bean Soup Recipe

This creamy white bean soup with parmesan and white wine makes a delicious winter meal. It can be slow-cooked in a crock-pot all day or prepared in a couple of hours if you soak your beans the night before. Serve a crowd and enjoy! Parmesan White Bean Soup Recipe serves at least eight Ingredients: 3…

Roasted Potato Armadillos Recipe with Feta and Pesto

Several days ago we were trying to think up a new and creative way to serve potatoes as a side dish to dinner, and I vaguely remembered potatoes cut to look like little armadillos that my mother had baked when I was little. I didn’t remember what she had stuffed and seasoned them with, but…