Bacon Dijon Potato Salad

Fireworks are just around the corner and I’m so excited about that! I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE fireworks!

Independence Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. Getting together with family, enjoying a picnic, sparklers, s’mores, and the glorious sight of big glittery fireworks up in the sky… I love it all! Except for the sweltering heat and bugs, but I can look past that for the right potato salad.

This is the BEST potato salad. I’m serious, the bestest potato salad ever! Should I say it again? The. Best.

After I tried this potato salad for the first time I immediately declared it the best. This is how I will always want to eat my potato salad- bacon, green onions, hard boiled eggs, and tangy dijon… yum. Continue reading “Bacon Dijon Potato Salad”

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Classic Potato Soup

It’s December! When did that happen?

So basically, it’s Christmas and more importantly… it’s soup season! Alright, maybe my priorities are a little mixed up.

But sometimes after a hectic day when you want to just cuddle under a blanket and watch your favorite zombie show (any Walking Dead fans in the audience?) it’s therapeutic to sip on a steaming bowl of comforting classic potato soup with your favorite toppings.

Even if you’re not watching a gory zombie show this comfort food is definitely welcome in our house during these cold months.

Living in the Midwest is definitely an adventure when it comes to weather. Just a month ago it was still warm and lovely outside and now, as if Mother Nature has it out for us, the frigid wind is cutting straight through our layers of sweat pants, sweat shirts and thick coats. Sometimes I feel like that meme that goes around every winter- Why do I live in a place where the wind hurts my face? Continue reading “Classic Potato Soup”

Leftover Pot Roast Soup

Remember that delightful pot roast I shared with you the other day? Of course you do! Well, it has been reborn into an amazingly delicious, and wallet friendly meal that will feed an army!

You want to give new life to your leftovers? Turn it into soup.

I’m pretty sure that was my mothers answer to most leftovers. Leftover chicken? Chicken and noodle soup! Leftover beef? Beef and noodles or vegetable beef soup! And so on… Turning your leftovers into soup is a great way to bring new life to sad leftovers. Not to mention it is a great way to stretch your meals when the wallet is feeling a little light.

With my pot roast I turned it into a delicious vegetable beef soup and oh my goodness, I can’t tell you how happy it makes me to have big containers of this waiting for me in our freezer. Chock full of vegetables and all of the wonderful flavors from the pot roast made this soup so flavorful!

Psssst! Here is another bonus- it’s super healthy! Continue reading “Leftover Pot Roast Soup”

Irish Guinness Beef Stew

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! This is when many people get together and drink green beer and pull out their “Kiss Me I’m Irish” t-shirts. For me, St. Patrick’s day is an excuse to eat delicious heart warming Irish inspired foods and laugh when I get to pinch Mr. C for forgetting to wear green.

This year I made a fantastic beef stew flavored with Guinness and completely full of tummy-filling goodness. I was so surprised and pleased by how flavorful the broth turned out to be! Normally, I scoop out my bowl focusing more on the fillers in the stew, not the broth. But this time I was scooping extra broth into my bowl just to have an excuse to sop it up with a piece of bread.

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Seven Can Chili

I realize that this will be the second recipe for chili that I have shared with you, but trust me you will want to keep reading! What can I say? Chili is a hearty and relatively cheap meal. Originally, I saw this recipe that was shared by The Pioneer Woman, with her version called “7-Can Soup”. I liked the idea of how simple her recipe was and I put my own spin on it. The original recipe calls for you to use a can of chili but my stomach was very unhappy with me the last time I tried it. If canned chili is not something you are keen on using, give my version a try and you will not be disappointed!

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Southwestern Turkey Chili

Even though Summer is still upon us and August has barely stepped out of the front door, there is so much talk of fall that I’m getting more and more excited about it! I cannot wait for Autumn leaves, sweatshirts, hot cocoa, and all the comfort foods that come with cooler weather. Last week was unusually cool for August (of course now it is blazing hot) and a tasty soup sounded like it would hit the spot.

When I came upon thisΒ recipe for Southwestern Turkey Chili, I made a few alterations to the recipe to suit my taste buds and the outcome made me very happy! I have definitely satisfied my craving for spicy whole-body-warming soup. Continue reading “Southwestern Turkey Chili”