Split Pea Soup

This weekend we stopped for lunch at the California Pizza Kitchen. We ordered a mushroom pizza with truffle oil—my favorite flavor when it comes to pizzas. I just love it. Since Baby J was with us, I also ordered a cup of their Smashed Pea Soup, which she gobbled up along with bits of mushroom…

Chicken Noodle Soup

As you know, our family was visited by Cold and Flu over the holiday season. Yep, no fun, but we let them know they’d worn out their welcome by cooking up several pots of Chicken Noodle Soup. I changed it up a bit by pulling out my pressure cooker to speed up the process. Pressure…

Curried Lentils with Butternut Squash

Soup weather is upon us. This delicious lentil dish is just the thing. The curry seasonings are sure to warm you up on a cold day. It is one of those fall into the comfort food category for me. I took it to a gathering recently and it was gobbled right up, but if you…

Lasagna with Roasted Cauliflower Filling

Every once in a while, I change things up in our household when it comes to what we eat. Last spring, we ate almost exclusively a plant-based diet. Things have come a long way from my early days of dabbling with veganism. There are so many great-tasting products on the market to make it easier…

Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Chicken

Crockpot to the rescue again. The time to start cooking the evening meal, and the hottest point of the day at the farmhouse happen to be the same. Boy, do I want to skip it, but the family has other ideas. When we are in Oklahoma, it is our practice to come together for supper…

Salsa Pork and Beans

Another full day in your life? Here is another Dumping Dinner recipe that is so easy. I really needed it yesterday. We had lunch plans after which we were meeting my youngest daughter, Elena, and her husband to look at a model home they are interested in. On top of that, we had a few…

Dumping Dinner: Chicken Tortilla Soup

Sorry, no picture of delicious soup. I was much too distracted to snap one. Most of us know what Chicken Tortilla Soup looks like anyway. Instead, I have included a picture for your baby gazing enjoyment. Life with a newborn demands simplicity. My crock pot has been well used over the past few weeks as…

Sort of Quick Chicken Curry

One morning last week, I had no idea of what to have for dinner so rather than stress about it I dumped so chicken breasts in the crock pot with a can of fire roasted tomatoes, turned it on low, and let ’em cook. By evening, curry was calling to me so I cooked up…

Cheesy Comfort

Need something satisfying and easy for a weeknight supper. This will do the trick. I have made this for years, and it always pleases. It is a great dish to serve to company, take to a party, or share with a friend who is need of a meal. I have included the changes to make…

Corn and Cauliflower Chowder

Potato soup is a recipe I remember my mom making often. I’m sure it was one of those things that was cheap and could expand to feed a lot of people. We always ate it with saltines crunched up in it, but now my family takes it to a new level with the addition of…