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Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Spinach Soup recipe

Slow Cooker Creamy Tortellini Spinach Soup

Thick, rich, and hearty, this vegetarian soup is the perfect comforting end to a cool day. Tortellini, spinach, tomatoes, and cheese – what could go wrong?! Just add sausage for the meat-eaters.

Bits and Bites

This Week’s Bits & Bites

What a week! Our family started it on a high note with a long weekend trip to the Monterey Peninsula on the Central California coast. Food-wise, we made it out to restaurants a couple...

Spiced Apple Cranberry Sauce recipe

Spiced Apple Cranberry Sauce

So much better than a can-shaped blob, this cranberry sauce recipe unites cranberries with a natural counterpart, apples. Add ground cinnamon and cloves, and not only will your mashed potatoes and stuffing have a delicious companion, but your house’ll smell divine, too.

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Chana Masala recipe

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Chana Masala

Chickpeas simmered with tomatoes and Indian spices, scooped over tender spaghetti squash for a complete meal. The best part? All of it – even the squash – all cooks together in the Crock Pot! So easy.

This Week’s Bits & Bites

I wish I had a better photo to show you the beauty we experienced when we drove over the mountains a few days back. But I’m lazy and don’t love lugging my camera with...

Simple Fall Green Salad with Apples & Pecans

A refreshing (and refreshingly simple!) side salad with crisp apples, toasted pecans, crunchy celery, and a light dressing made with cider vinegar and pure maple syrup.

One-Pot Pasta Florentine recipe

One-Pot Pasta Florentine

This creamy pasta is loaded up with spinach, tomatoes, and Asiago cheese. Just 20 minutes from cutting board to table – and only one pot to clean! Winner winner pasta dinner (with chicken option)!

This Week’s Bits & Bites

This year’s jack o’ lanterns are cat o’lanterns, inspired by the two crazy kittens who joined our family this year. Those who have known me for awhile are probably confused by my sudden affinity...

Rich & Creamy Mushroom "Clam" Chowder recipe

Rich & Creamy Mushroom “Clam” Chowder

Button mushrooms and oyster mushrooms are the “clams” in this vegan clam chowder recipe. This soup is velvety-thick, hearty, and so full of flavor you’ll never miss the seafood.

Garlic Cheese Bread Mummies

Garlic Cheese English Muffin Mummies

That’s a wrap! These cute “mummies” are made super-simply with English muffins, string cheese, and olives. A quick brush with garlicky olive oil adds flavor. Garlic-cheesy mumminess!

This Week’s Bits & Bites

  Well, we made it through Stormageddon 2016. Whew! Friday brought a few gusty hours, but Saturday’s typhoon remnant was literally a remnant – maybe 10 minutes of wind and then nada. Even though...

How to Make Vegetable Broth in the Slow Cooker

How to Make Vegetable Broth in the Slow Cooker

Grab your veggie scraps and your Crock Pot and make up your very own batch of golden-delicious veggie broth! It’s easy.