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Italian, Pasta, Soups

Crockpot Lasagna Soup

April 10, 2017

Crockpot Lasagna Soup is hearty and flavorful with all of the delicious flavors of your favorite lasagna.

This is one of the very best creations we have made.  Lean beef, stewed tomatoes, fresh zucchini and mushrooms are slow-simmered for hours. We even added broken lasagna noodles at the end. You can’t have lasagna without pasta, now can you?

So throw this crockpot soup recipe together today and enjoy a big bowl of…lasagna!

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Beef, Featured, Friends & Family, My Favorite Recipes, Potatoes, Soups

Hungarian Stew

February 11, 2017
Hungarian Stew

This recipe for Hungarian Stew is one of my favorite all-time food memories.

Everyone has food memories, right? That amazing grilled steak you had at that restaurant a few years ago. Or that crazy-indulgent dessert your grandmother used to make for you as a kid? Those awesome little red, white and blue popsicles they had in your school cafeteria?

Isn’t it wonderful how so many of our life experiences involve food….the flavors, the surroundings, the smells. You can literally taste that memory.

So let’s go back about 15 years to one of my favorite girls’ weekends ever. To the meal I have been craving for over a decade.

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Italian, Main Dishes, Pasta, Soups

Italian Crockpot Pasta Fagioli

December 12, 2016
Crockpot Pasta Fagioli

My new favorite slow cooker meal is Italian Crockpot Pasta Fagioli. This simple and savory soup is an instant classic dinner recipe.

Featuring the cutest pasta ever and cannellini beans, this set it and forget it soup recipe is filling and delicious. (Yes, I said cute pasta. Ditalini is cute!)

If you are a fan of pasta fagioli, you have to try this. So get the recipe, jot down your shopping list and hop to it. You can thank us later.

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Chicken, Essentials, Main Dishes, Soups

Southern Style Chicken Dumplings

November 18, 2016
Southern Style Chicken Dumplings

When it starts to get cold, I always crave Southern Style Chicken Dumplings. Tender and moist chicken simmered in broth and then loaded with filling and savory dumplings … THIS is the ultimate comfort food.

This recipe is actually easier than it looks. We use simple ingredients you already have in your pantry for this classic meal.

My favorite part (besides the dumplings, of course) is the sage. (My mom’s touch!)

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Beef, Main Dishes, Soups

Venison Stew

November 5, 2016
Venison Stew

When your hubby hands you deer meat, you make Venison Stew. Perfectly seasoned tender meat with hearty carrots, potatoes, celery and onions….this stew recipe is the ultimate comfort food. Venison is almost always in our freezer, and this is a great way to use just about any cut of the lean and flavorful meat.

Where we live (West Tennessee), deer is plentiful and affordable, and hunting is a lifestyle. We respect the animal and the kill, and we are always appreciative and thankful for the meals made from this beautiful animal.

Serve this recipe with homemade biscuits and your family will go crazy over this delicious pot of yummy.

This is true Southern comfort. (And it makes all of those early mornings of hunting worthwhile.)

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Beef, SEC, Soups, Tailgate

12th Man Texas Chili | Texas Aggie Tailgate

October 17, 2016
12th Man Texas Chili | Texas Aggie Tailgate

When I think of Texas, I think of two things. Beef and football. The best recipe to throw down a Texas Aggie Tailgate Party? A big spicy pot of 12th Man Texas Chili!

Big chunks of prime beef and bold chipotle peppers and spices, slow simmered and then served with corn chips and cheese. Awesome.

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the flavor of this chili. But just one little thing…we may have a controversy on our hands….you see, there’s beans…

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30 Minute or Less, Amie Jo's Choice, Kid Friendly Recipes, One Pan, Soups

Weeknight Baked Bean Chili

October 2, 2016
Weeknight Baked Bean Chili

Don’t you love chili? So many ways to make it and to eat it. Chili is a meal we usually save for the weekends. Nothing better than a pot of yummy chili that has been simmering on the stove or in the crock pot for hours. What do you do when you want chili on a weeknight, and you want it now!? You make our Weeknight Baked Bean Chili.

This recipe takes only 7 ingredients and about 30 minutes! Awesome and easy meal for busy weeknights!

Everyone in our family loved this!

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best, Chicken, Health, Mexican, My Favorite Recipes, Soups

Southwestern Black Bean Soup with Roasted Jalapenos

August 15, 2016
Roasted jalapenos are kind of a big deal. Don't believe us? Try them with our Southwestern Black Bean Soup. You won't believe the amazing jalapeno flavor.

Roasted jalapenos are kind of a big deal. For those of you who are like “no way, this is going to be too hot”…don’t click away. This Southwestern Black Bean Soup with Roasted Jalapenos isn’t quite as spicy as you might think.

The seeded and roasted jalapenos are almost sweet (yes sweet) and are the perfect addition to this simple, hearty and flavorful black bean soup.

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Friends & Family, Main Dishes, Soups, Tailgate

Rachel’s Best Gumbo Recipe

June 11, 2016
Rachel's Best Gumbo Recipe

Gumbo. One of my favorite meals of all time. Especially in the summer, sitting outside with an ice-cold drink, eating a spicy, filling bowl of gumbo.  It is also one of my daughter’s favorites, and it is the only way I can get her in the kitchen to cook. Oh yeah, she cooked the best gumbo recipe ever, not me.

Isn’t it funny how things taste better when someone else makes them?

Full of chicken, sausage, okra, and veggies…and of course, a well browned roux and a very special seasoning.

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Main Dishes, My Favorite Recipes, One Pan, Soups, Tailgate

Black-Eyed Pea Chili

April 30, 2016
Black Eyed Pea Chili

Black-eyed pea what?! Don’t judge it until you try it. Sometimes you are in the mood for chili and you don’t have any beans. It happens. After a little rummaging through the pantry, we thought peas would be a better addition to this chili recipe than Spaghetti-O’s.

Thus, our Black-eyed Pea Chili Recipe was born.

Our recipe is easily adapted to what you have on hand, but we’ve gotta say…this version is pretty dang delicious. Continue Reading…