15 Ways to Use Beans

Since everyone has been stocking up on non-perishables during the pandemic, I thought it would be fun to do a mini-series with several ways to use single items. And since I haven’t been able to find any dried beans during my last 3 trips to the grocery store, I thought I’d start with those. (And…

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Classic Chicken Noodle Soup

Warm up during winter months with this classic chicken noodle soup recipe. Comfort food, warmth, and nutritionally packed all rolled into one delicious, feel good soup.

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Creamy Avocado Ranch Dip

This is not only yummy with chips or veggies but makes a great sandwich spread as well! This is one of those dump it, blend it, chill it dips that are a cinch to make.  And it can be made a day ahead so it’s great for party planning too Print Recipe Creamy Avocado Ranch…

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Kale and Sausage Soup

This is one of those soups that I will make just for myself – not because no one else likes it – but because I don’t want to share.   I’ll get a whole pot going, then not tell anyone.  I’ll have it for lunch every day until I run out of it.  It’s hearty…

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Toasted Corn and Avocado Soup

Day 4 of 30 Days of Soups, Stews, and Chilis is here! I went with something totally out of my realm of normalcy with this one.  I love avocado and I love this soup! In the summer you can use fresh corn, but I used frozen this time around.  It’s creamy and flavorful.  It’s rich…

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Crock Pot Garlic Ham and White Bean Soup

I’ve always been curious about my college roommate’s favorite soup, ham and navy bean soup.  She talked about how good it was, putting in a ham bone, she’d lick her lips while talking.  I’d never had it.  I grew up in a house that didn’t eat ham.  I’d have some at friend’s houses and restaurants,…

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Bacon Bourbon Grilled Cheese

I was in Trader Joes the other day and they had pita crackers and caramelized onion cheddar for tasting.  “Cheddar with caramelized onions?”  I said.  “Is that new?” “No.  We’ve had it a while.”  How on earth did I miss that?! Just look at this tangy cheddar sweet onion cube of goodness: I had to…

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Turkey Zucchini Burger

Not only are these burgers and great way to use summer garden surplus, but they are healthy as well.  They are also easily adapted to Paleo or grain free lifestyles by breaking them up onto a romaine spear instead of in a bun. My husband couldn’t believe it the first time I got him to…

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