Recipe: White Bean Dip with Bacon and Basil Pesto

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White Bean Dip with Bacon and Basil Pesto Ingrediants: 1 can (15 ounces) white beans – I used Cannellini beans 1/2 cup bacon (I used real bacon bits) 2 tablespoons garlic (I used minced garlic, if using fresh garlic then dice it) 1 large shallot (diced) – (FYI: This looks like Garlic and its by the […]

Recipe: Black Bean Salsa Corn Bites

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Black Bean Salsa Corn Bites Ingrediants: 2 cups frozen corn (I used one whole small bag) 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 avocado, diced Lime juice or Lemon 1 cup chopped cilantro (I used 1 whole bunch) 1 jar Salsa 1 bag Tortilla Chips Directions: Combine all […]

Recipe: Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with White Bean-Sage Sauce


Roasted Cauliflower Pasta with White Bean-Sage Sauce Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower, cut into florets 4 tbsp olive oil, divided into 2 parts 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 onion, diced 3 spoonfuls Minced Garlic (or use fresh garlic if you have it, adjust according to garlic preference) 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves, diced 1 can white […]

Recipe: Cannoli Stuffed French Toast

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My husband and I are not Italian but for whatever reason we love Cannoli-anything.  Our wedding cake actually had cannoli cream filling inside, so when I saw this recipe for Cannoli Stuffed French Toast I knew it was the perfect dish to hint to my husband to make me for Valentine’s Day.  I will warn you […]

Recipe: Crockpot Potato and Cheese Soup

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I crave potato soup constantly and this is my new favorite because it is a crockpot version!  I love the secret ingredient of cream cheese instead of milk and flour which is what I used in the past. Crockpot Potato and Cheese Soup Ingrediants: About 5lbs Russet Potatoes, washed and diced.  I left the skin […]

Recipe: Easy Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

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Ingredients: 1 lb. stew meat 2 tsp. olive oil 1 onion,, diced or sliced however you’d like 1 tbsp. minced garlic 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 tsp. fresh minced ginger 1/2 cup hoisin sauce (I used Garlic Hoisin I found in the Asian aisle of our grocery store) […]

Recipe: Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Copycat


Ingredients: 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon minced garlic (or 2 cloves minced) 1 onion, diced 4 cups chicken broth (this was 1 cardboard carton for me) 3 russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 3 cups baby spinach (almost a whole bag of spinach) 1 cup milk mixed […]

Recipe: Creamy Caramel Apple Dip

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Ingredients: 2 apples, thinly sliced 8 ounces cream cheese (I used Neufchatel cream cheese, which is basically low fat cream cheese) 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 jar caramel ice cream topping (or about 3/4 cup) 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: In a small bowl, mix cream cheese, brown sugar, caramel topping and vanilla.  Mix it good […]

Recipe: Apple Tartlet

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Ingredients: 2 apples, peeled, cored and chopped 1/8 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon dried Ginger (the recipe actually called for candied Ginger, but I only had dried Ginger) 1 tablespoon water 2 packages (15 each) mini phyllo dough shells (I found these in the freezer aisle) Directions: HEAT oven […]