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 […]

Recipe: Apple, Cheese & Grapes Bites

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Ingredients: Apples, cut and cubed Grapes Cheese, cubed (I used mozzarella because that is what I had on hand) Toothpicks Directions:   Slide an apple, grape and piece of cheese on a toothpick and serve!

Recipe: Mini – Honey BBQ Meatloaf {Egg-Free}

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Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef (I used 80% lean meat) ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs 4 tablespoons worcestershire sauce (divided) 1 tablespoon spicy brown mustard 1 cup favorite barbecue sauce (divided) 4 tablespoons honey ( divided) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper Directions: In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, bread crumbs, […]

Recipe: Garlic Baked Shrimp

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Ingredients: 1 lb. shrimp, deveined and peeled – I used frozen shrimp I thawed because that was all I had 4 cloves garlic, minced – I used minced garlic 3 Tbsp. wine – I used Moscato, again that was what I had 1/4 cup melted butter 1/2 cup bread crumbs 2 Tbsp. parsley, dried or fresh […]

Recipe: Oreo Ice Cream Cake {Super Easy!}


First off I should say this recipe is for 2 cakes as honestly 1 was not enough for us!  If you only want to make one, then just halve the ingredients. Ingredients: 1 jar warmed hot fudge ice cream topping 1½ tubs (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed 1½ pkgs. JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding […]