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Creamy Tomato Soup

This recipe is unbelievably simple, yet so utterly delicious that once you try it, you’ll likely never go back to canned tomato soup. With just six ingredients – tomatoes, butter, an onion, vegetable broth,...

How To Make Vanilla Sugar

Vanilla is such a magical ingredient. “Plain vanilla” – ha. It’s far from plain, though I really have no idea how to describe it. Intoxicating. Warm. Familiar. Yummy. But I guess I don’t really...

Holiday Breakfast Strata with Sausage (or Not)

Holiday Breakfast Strata with Optional Sausage

I call this a Holiday Breakfast Strata because, well, it’s perfect for holidays. It’s an absolutely delicious, special dish that everyone, young and old, is sure to gobble up. And it takes next to...

Baked Potato Soup with Optional Bacon

Pure comfort. That’s what this soup is all about. Creamy, tasty, and just plain homey, it’s the perfect meal for a chilly winter evening or one of those blustery spring days when mother nature...

Coconut Banana Bread

Sometimes a vacation is really, really in order. Like a wonderful trip to Hawaii, for instance {pause for day-dreamy sigh}. Unfortunately, the times when a vacation is very very much needed often coincide directly...

Cheesy Shepherd’s Pie with Ground Beef or Lentils and Crimini Mushrooms

Shepherd’s Pie. At first glance, it seems like a humble, even somewhat ho-hum dish. Ground beef (or lamb, traditionally) mixed with a few veggies and topped with mashed potatoes. Comforting, sure. But amazing? Probably...

Green smoothies with spinach and blueberries | Kitchen Treaty

Green Smoothies with Spinach and Blueberries

It took me awhile to succumb, but I finally have. I have tried – and, as it turns out, love – green smoothies.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Banana Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

Every harmonious household needs a few good dessert recipes, right?! And the very best thing about dessert? It’s vegetarian. Perfect for the mixed veggie/carnie kitchen. Nary a meat-eater complains about the lack of meat...

Dark chocolate Raisinet oatmeal cookies | Kitchen Treaty

Dark Chocolate Raisinet Oatmeal Cookies

Raisins are one of those super-divisive foods that can bring out the passionate opinions in even the most placid of folks. See also: olives, cilantro, avocados, mushrooms. I actually like all of these foods....

Black Bean Tostadas with Slow-Cooker Cheddar-Beer Chicken (or Not)

Tostadas, a Mexican dish that consists of a crisp corn tortillas layered with refried beans and all kinds of other good things, lend themselves well to a variety of palates. Diners can assemble their...