Old Fashioned Comfort Food – Bev’s Chicken Casserole

Yep, it’s still winter--cold and rainy or perhaps piled high with snow where you live. No matter where you live, cold weather just makes you want to curl up beside a fireplace in a cozy, warm cottage doesn’t it? Comfort food is certainly on my mind at this time of year and one of the [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Main Dish, Meal Ideas, Pasta, Poultry|Comments Off on Old Fashioned Comfort Food – Bev’s Chicken Casserole

Set It and Forget It! Slow Cooker Meals For Sensitive Tummies & Bladders

The concept is simple. Throw meat and some vegetables into a slow cooker, add some seasoning, and let it simmer all day. After a few hours you and your family have a complete, home-cooked meal, with minimal effort and maximum flavor. What could be better than that? Of course, the benefits of using a slow [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Meal Ideas|Comments Off on Set It and Forget It! Slow Cooker Meals For Sensitive Tummies & Bladders

Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

What's the most comforting food for those winter chills and ills? Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, of course. Author Julie Beyer RD offers a fabulous recipe for a slow cooker chicken noodle soup that will fill your home with a fabulous aroma and, of course, taste great at the end of a cold winter day, especially for [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Soup|Comments Off on Slow Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pudding

Did you know that you can make dessert in a slow cooker? Julie Beyer Rd, author of Confident Choices: A Cookbook for IC and OAB, shares a delightful recipe for a warm pumpkin pudding, a perfect way to end a cold winter's day work! Enjoy! 1 - 15 ounce can solid pack pumpkin 1 - 12 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Desserts, Fall Recipes|Comments Off on Slow Cooker Pumpkin Pudding

Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner

The concept is simple. Throw meat and some vegetables into a slow cooker, add some seasoning, and let it simmer all day. After a few hours you and your family have a complete, home-cooked meal, with minimal effort and maximum flavor. What could be better than that? Ingredients 3 to 4 pound beef roast, visible [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Main Dish|Comments Off on Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner

Cooking With Cinnamon

Autumn is one of my favorite seasons—not for crisp air or the dusting of snow on the mountain peaks— but for the warm and spicy aromas flowing out of homes and stores. My favorite bakery is featuring their gingerbread again-- the scent of ginger and cinnamon from their baking permeates the air! ( I bet the [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Fall Recipes, Flavor Fun, Holidays|Comments Off on Cooking With Cinnamon

Rosemary Roasted Carrots and Potatoes

Author Bev Laumann shares a lovely recipe perfect for the fall or winter season for Rosemary roasted carrots and potatoes. Ingredients: 6 scrubbed new red potatoes 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 15 baby carrots, washed 1 tsp. dried rosemary, slightly crushed 1/4 tsp. powdered garlic 1/4 tsp. salt dash of black pepper (optional) 1 [...]

By | 2017-07-14T18:08:02+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Fall Recipes, Veggies|Comments Off on Rosemary Roasted Carrots and Potatoes

Pumpkin Drop Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you haven't had a pumpkin drop cookie, you've missed a very special autumn treat. Topped with cream cheese frosting, these cookies are served cool and are a perfect accompaniment to your favorite warm fall drink! Spices are optional for patients who are extra sensitive!  Ingredients 1 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:36:37+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Baked Goods, Desserts|Comments Off on Pumpkin Drop Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

If you love pasta but can't tolerate acidic tomato, you should try a butternut squash pasta sauce. It's perfect for Autumn, very easy to make, lower in acid and remarkably good! There are several brands of butternut squash pasta sauce on the market, most notably from Stonewall Kitchen and Dave’s Gourmet, which won Best Pasta Sauce [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:36:48+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Fall Recipes, Pasta|Comments Off on Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

After graduate school, I spent a year living in Fort Bragg on California’s Mendocino Coast where the Laurel Street Deli & Bakery enticed the locals with the most amazing homemade muffins. Twenty years later, I still have fantasies about their rich, moist flavorful Pumpkin Apple Streusel muffins. Here’s a recipe that comes close but if [...]

By | 2018-03-26T20:36:55+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Baked Goods, Breakfast, Fall Recipes|Comments Off on Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins