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Soups + Salads

Slow Cooker Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Slow Cooker Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup

This rich, velvety Slow Cooker Thai Curried Butternut Squash Soup recipe is packed with flavor and conveniently made in the slow cooker. Perfect for busy weeknight meals!  Nothing is more satisfying on a chilly fall or winter day than a bowl of homemade...

Easy Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Arugula and Pistachios

Easy Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese, Arugula and Pistachios

This make-ahead Roasted Beet Salad pairs jewel-colored beets with peppery arugula, crunchy pistachios and creamy goat cheese. Topped with a rich balsamic glaze, this gorgeous salad always disappears at BBQs!   Raise your hand if you’re a beet lover!   ...

Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

You won't believe the flavor that is packed into this 5 ingredient Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette! Summertime seems to be made for salads, and this Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette makes a frequent appearance on our table mainly because it's Kevin's...

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham

Craving homemade soup? This fix-it-and-forget-it Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham recipe is an easy way to enjoy a bowl of warm comfort food on a chilly day. Let’s be honest; split pea soup will never win any beauty contests. Fortunately what this soup lacks in...

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

Fight the cold weather with a bowl of this simple, flavorful Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup! It’s February in Minnesota which can only mean one thing: it’s freezing. Fortunately I’ve lived here long enough to know that the best way to fight the cold is to bring the...

Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Spinach Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe

Our simple Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese, Craisins and a Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette Recipe is our go-to side dish for entertaining!  Spinach Salad With Balsalmic Vinaigrette Recipe  Need an easy way to add greens to your entertaining menu? This Spinach...

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Need a weeknight meal that is hearty, filling and easy? Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup is the answer! It's a family favorite made with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.  Do you have the one meal that you can make your whole family happy?...

Creamy Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Creamy Turkey Pumpkin Chili

This savory and smoky Creamy Turkey Pumpkin Chili is a seasonal twist on a fall favorite. Perfect for an easy weeknight meal!  Have you broken out the pumpkin yet? Fall is here, so if you haven’t already, it’s time to jump on the pumpkin train! Now I’m not talking...

Apple, Blue Cheese and Candied Walnut Salad

Apple, Blue Cheese and Candied Walnut Salad

Salads don't have to be boring. The simple addition of sliced apples, crumbled cheese, and candied walnuts make this Apple, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad our go-to favorite! Salads are often an overlooked part of the menu. This Apple, Blue Cheese and Walnut Salad...

Roasted Potato Leek Soup with Arugula

Roasted Potato Leek Soup with Arugula

Lighter than most potato soup recipes, this Roasted Potato Leek Soup with Arugula bridges the gap between winter and spring effortlessly. As the weather teases us with hints of warm temps to come, our thoughts turn to spring foods. But since our growing season isn’t...

Arugula Salad with Roasted Grapes and Feta Cheese

Arugula Salad with Roasted Grapes and Feta Cheese

 Kick boring salads to the curb with this Arugula Salad with Roasted Grapes and Feta Cheese.   I hosted book club at my house a few weeks ago and when I was planning the menu, I knew that an Arugula Salad with Roasted Grapes and Feta...

5 Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to feed a Crowd

5 Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to feed a Crowd

Warm up your friends and family from the inside out with these 5 Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes to feed a crowd! Keep your entertaining efforts low key this time of year with a make-ahead slow cooker soup buffet! This collection of 5 Easy Slow Cooker Soup Recipes is a...

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Feeding a crowd? Keep it easy - and flavorful - with our Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe. Don’t stress about the food the next time you have guests for dinner. This savory Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe almost makes itself and is loaded with...

Sweet Corn Soup with Crispy Pancetta

Sweet Corn Soup with Crispy Pancetta

Freeze a few batches of our Sweet Corn Soup recipe and enjoy the fresh flavor of summer corn well into the fall.  There are so many ways to enjoy freshly picked sweet corn during the summer, but this Sweet Corn Soup is one of my favorites. (The crispy pancetta on top...

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

Welcome spring in a flavorful way with a generous bowl of this Carrot Ginger Soup! A few years ago I had lunch with my mom on one of the first nice days of spring. We were lucky enough to score a table outside on a bright, sunny day, and I gobbled my way through a...

Arugula Goat Cheese Corn Salad

Arugula Goat Cheese Corn Salad

Tired of the same old salad? Salads don't need to be boring. This Arugula Goat Cheese Corn Salad is simple, bright and full of great summer flavor! Summer sweet corn is the best, especially the first few times we make it. We start out purists, just eating grilled corn...

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili is great for gatherings. Just chop and add the ingredients to your slow cooker and 5 hours later dinner is served! Chili is always a great way to feed a group and this lighter Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili recipe is a tasty...

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