Loaded Turkey & Veggie Chili

A little bit of a cheat since beans really aren’t part of my diet plan, but I need them in my chili. 😂 I made some cheese crisps to use as chips and topped the chili with sour cream, cheese and avocado. 😋  Loaded Turkey & Veggie Chili Servings: 6 Cooking Time: 2 Hours 30Continue reading “Loaded Turkey & Veggie Chili”

Tomato Rabbit & Mushroom Stew

I was going to make Hasenpfeffer with some leftover smoked rabbit, but was missing some crucial ingredients. Bummer! I still made a stew because it’s really cold and grey here. You can also make this recipe with chicken with phenomenal results. ❤️ Tomato Rabbit & Mushroom Stew Servings: 5 Cooking Time: 1 Hour 15 MinutesContinue reading “Tomato Rabbit & Mushroom Stew”

Baked Pesto Chicken Pie

Pesto sounded so good tonight! I’m looking after my folks’ farm while they’re on vacation and they don’t have any mozzarella, so I improvised and used gournay cheese and parmesan. It turned out so delicious and creamy. ❤️ Baked Pesto Chicken Pie Servings: 5 Cooking Time: 2 hours 2 large Chicken Breasts; cubed 1/2 cup Onion;Continue reading “Baked Pesto Chicken Pie”

Italian Venison Sausage Soup

Still sticking with lighter dishes to lose a few pounds, so carbs are at a minimum. I love cooking with game meat. Venison especially is really lean and delicious. It wasn’t gamey and went perfectly in this soup. Plus, it comes together so quick that it makes a great weeknight dinner. It’s packed with flavorContinue reading “Italian Venison Sausage Soup”

Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup

Day 26 of my Pantry Challenge. ❤️  I told myself to only make 4 servings. 😩 But if I taste something and it needs another flavor I toss it in. Next thing I know, the soup’s doubled. Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup anyone?! I didn’t have any beef broth, so I used the stock fromContinue reading “Hamburger Sausage & Veggie Soup”

Rosemary & Tomato Bisque

This is one of my all time favorite winter meals. It’s warm, hearty, creamy and so comforting! It goes best with a grilled cheese or garlic bread. Rosemary & Tomato Bisque Servings: 5 Cooking Time: 1 hour 30 Minutes 3 lbs Fresh Tomatoes; cored & chopped 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil 1 small Onion; chopped 3Continue reading “Rosemary & Tomato Bisque”

Green Chile Beef Taco Soup

I really wanted something Mexican themed and I had some ground beef to use up. This turned out perfect! Unfortunately  I was out of tortilla chips, but I had some taco shells that I could crush up! I’m really broadening my soup portfolio. 😂 Green Chile Beef Taco Soup Servings: 4 Cooking Time: 2 hoursContinue reading “Green Chile Beef Taco Soup”

Hearty Homestyle Lasagna

I was craving Lasagna, but I made way too much of it. I can finally make my Leftover Lasagna Stuffed Peppers again! And word of the wise, kids love lasagna and sneaking veggies into the sauce is so easy! Hearty Homestyle Lasagna Servings: 6 Cooking Time: 2 hours 1 pound lean Ground Beef 1 poundContinue reading “Hearty Homestyle Lasagna”

Zippy Hamburger & Macaroni Soup

I accidentally opened the wrong side of the Cayenne pepper shaker and I’m kinda glad I did! It was stinking good and perfect for a cold, hazy day like today. Added bonus, my sinuses are now clear! Zippy Hamburger & Macaroni Soup Servings: 6 Cooking Time: 2 Hours 2 pounds lean Ground Beef 1 largeContinue reading “Zippy Hamburger & Macaroni Soup”

Baked Pesto Caprese Chicken

Amidst the doom and gloom, there’s a glimmer of happiness! Look what finally arrived! In celebration, I made one of my favorite dishes from my new book. I didn’t have any fresh basil, so I used homemade Pesto instead. Served with Fondant Potatoes, Garlic Herb Flatbread and a light salad! Pretty sure if I ateContinue reading “Baked Pesto Caprese Chicken”