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Loaded Baked Potato Soup

by heather
This weekend we had a potluck and after going out of town I had a lot of milk that was close to expiration, plus a lot of potatoes, so I made this soup to share. I adapted it from several that I found online and it turned out pretty good. I'm not going to pretend that this soup is good for you, but it is delicious. Makes 8-10 servings Loaded Baked Potato Soup 2/3 cup butter 2/3 cup flour 7 cups milk 5 large potatoes, baked and cut into quarters 1 cup sour cream 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 Read more [...]

Roasted Potato & Fennel Soup

by heather
The past two weeks, the bountiful basket has included fennel. Fennel is awesome. It has vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, fiber, calcium and iron. A one cup serving contains 27 calories. Fennel reportedly has medicinal properties, improving digestive health and helping with menstrual cramps. It even makes multiple appearances in Greek mythology, and was used as an award for ancient marathon runners. How would that feel? 'You just ran 25 miles in sandals. You win a VEGETABLE!' I personally would have Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Cauliflower Pasta and Cheese

by heather
This week while I trying to find one my recipes I discovered that some of the stuff from my old blog never transferred over. Just as well, originally when I posted it in 2009, I neglected to take a picture, and the recipe has evolved over time. So, from my archives: My husband is allergic to almost all raw vegetables and many cooked veggies too. My kids just generally won't eat them. This makes getting my family to eat well-balanced meals a challenge, too say the least. I thought Deceptively Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Garlic Lentil Noodle Soup

by heather
I was always raised to believe in the healing power of chicken soup. I even read a study once, that if people with colds drank chicken broth it was more effective in relieving symptoms than hot water or a placebo. That's great and all, but I've given up chicken. So what do you do when you're a vegetarian and half of your family is sick? You make this soup! I originally found the recipe at Roxanne's Natural Kitchen, but made a few changes. It went over very well. My husband agreed that the broth makes Read more [...]

Pumpkin Pie Bars

by heather
WARNING:These bars are dangerous. They are not good for you. If there are any left in your kitchen you will feel strongly compelled to consume them regardless of the time of day or night. And as you eat them your body will scream 'We don't run twenty miles a week so you can eat large quantities of cake mix and saturated fat.' Between bites I say 'But there's fiber and vitamin A in the pumpkin, so cram it.' This recipe is another winner from 101 Things To Do With a Cake Mix. Pumpkin Pie Bars Bottom Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie

by heather
Since becoming a vegetarian I've made a few attempts at Shepherd's Pie and they were failures. I more or less gave up on the dish, but for some reason it is Thing 1's favorite, and it's what she requested for her recent birthday. (Of course she is thinking of the traditional comfort food variety with meat.) So I purchased a small quantity of ground beef, (One thing I don't miss about eating meat is touching it when it's raw, or cooking it. Bleg.)and made her a small shepherd's pie. While I was Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Home Canned Peaches

by heather
Growing up, I canned peaches with my mom almost every year, and for me there is something magical about home canned peaches. They bring back so many memories of my mom and both of my grandmothers. Not to mention that they are delicious. They can bring a taste of summer to a fall or winter afternoon and they are one of the few foods that my picky eaters will always eat. This was the first time that I did it on my own. I pulled out Canning & Preserving as a reference, before deciding that although Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Potato Pearl Soup

by heather
Ok,  if you have potato pearls you have to try this. To quote my husband "It tastes like Thanksgiving in a bowl." And it's EASY! If you don't have potato pearls, go get some.  I found this winner in Food Storage for the Clueless by Clark and Kathryn Kidd, which a friend recommended to me. Unfortunately it is out of print and it was awhile before a copy was available for less than $40. I eventually found one and I haven't really started reading it, just trying a few recipes. This soup Read more [...]

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