Hearty Minestrone with Barley, Sage & Beans

Hearty Minestrone with ...

I made this soup last night for a gathering we had at our home and it was really good. I’ve been on a soup kick lately and nothing beats the flavor of homemade stock. I used 32 oz. of my own stock instead of the canned broth.  Instead of fresh green beans I used one 15 oz....

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

Chicken & Wild Ric...

I made this for Daniel and it was a big hit. I’ll be making it again I’m sure. I used turkey stock since I have an abundance of it in my freeze from thanksgiving.

Yield: 8 servings     (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)

1 cup...

Roasted Pumpkin & Kale Soup with Elephant Garlic

Roasted Pumpkin & ...

Try adding cooked cubed chicken breast or turkey for added protein. I used both pumpkin and acorn squash for this soup and it was yummy. I made a double batch and froze half. It kept well and I will definitely be making it again in the future.

Yield: 8-10 servings

cooking...

Beef & Butternut Chili

Beef & Butternut C...

Yield: 6     (serving size: 1 1/3 cups chili)     FREEZABLE

cooking spray

1 tbsp. canola oil, divided

1 1/2 lbs. boneless, chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes

3/4 tsp....

Mashed Honey-Roasted Potato Blend

Mashed Honey-Roasted Po...

Hands down this is definitely my all-time favorite mashed potato dish. Whenever a menu calls for a traditional mashed potato side this is the one I always choose. I use the leftovers as a spread inside wraps, on sandwiches, you name it! The texture and flavors are just superb!...

Ginger-Lime Kale with Squash & Chickpeas

Ginger-Lime Kale with S...

This tastes great wrapped up in a tortilla with chicken or by itself. Its very versatile and the pomegranate arils offset the bitterness of the kale nicely.

Yield: 4    (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

2 cups chopped butternut squash,...

Turkey Penne with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Turkey Penne with Sun-D...

I was a little skeptical when I made this but it was actually really good. The soy sauce puzzled me the most but it was actually very good and super easy to make.

Yield: 6     (serving size 1/6 recipe)

8 oz. penne pasta, freshly...

Spaghetti Squash & Pork Stir-Fry

Spaghetti Squash &...

Here’s an unusual but delicious way to use the delicate strands of spaghetti-squash–in this Asian-inspired stir-fry. Although it calls for pork, I used turkey and chicken breast and it was wonderful!

Yield: 4     (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

1...

Sesame-Ginger Chicken Stir-fry

Sesame-Ginger Chicken S...

Enjoy this healthy hearty stir-fry recipe any day of the week.

Yield: 4     (serving size: 2 cups stir-fry + 1/4 cup rice)

1 cup brown jasmine rice

1 cup low-sodium chicken stock

3 tbsp....

Broccoli Rabe, Butternut Squash & White Bean Soup

Broccoli Rabe, Butternu...

I used regular broccoli and made a triple batch. I froze a lot of it and it kept well. I wasn’t sure how the broccoli would do in the freezer but it tasted fresh and delicious. I really like variety so I used both butternut squash and pumpkin squash.

This is a great...

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