This Home Canned Tomato Soup is a great way to add some veggies to your family’s meal plan. And during those long winter months, what could be better–or easier–than popping open a can or two of fresh garden goodness, heating it in a pot with a few other ingredients and serving it to your family for dinner?Read More
Winter is a great time for soup, don’t you think? I love to make soup, and I love to use homemade bone broth to make it. Bone broth is so amazingly nourishing!
Here’s the thing, though: most hearty soups call for meat or beans or something that must be prepared before adding it to the soup. (The meat at my house is either in the freezer–raw, or is leftover from a meal I’ve prepared. We try to avoid canned beans, so I soak and cook most of our beans.)
What if there was a recipe for a soup that is:
- made with real food
- quick and easy to prepare
This quiche is a great way to use up leftover cooked veggies from the fridge, as well as a quick and easy way to serve up a nutritious dinner. Frozen vegetables work well, too–I like to keep frozen fire roasted red peppers on hand for recipes like this.Read More
These easy, gluten-free chicken nuggets are a favorite at my house. I like to make a huge batch and store some in the freezer. Easy to reheat in the toaster oven, they’re perfect for a quick lunch on those days when the fridge seems empty. We’ve also eaten them cold, packed in our favorite LunchBots. Alternatively, you could keep them warm in a thermos for packed lunch purposes.
This gluten and dairy-free pizza recipe was a big hit with my Yankee Homestead family, all the way down to our last little pickiest eater. Little Brother is four, and will not eat cheese or tomatoes. Which sort of rules out traditional pizza.
So we’ve been experimenting with slightly non-conventional pizza toppings, like this Thai pizza, in an effort to slowly acclimate him to the idea of eating pizza. My hope is that once we accomplish that, we can work on getting him to eat pizza with tomato sauce, and maybe even cheese!
Until then, I’ll be relying on this recipe for our easy pizza nights. Enjoy!Read More
Three out of four Hendersons are big fans of this recent addition to our dinnertime repertoire. Unfortunately, it was that fourth little Henderson whom I sought to delight with this tomato-free, cheese-free pizza. I thought I’d found a winner, but alas, it was not so.
I shall persevere in our quest to find a “four star” pizza ensemble, but in the meantime, I hope you’ll enjoy this super-easy and super-tasty Thai Pizza recipe.Read More
For years, every attempt at cooking white fish on the stove top turned produced dismal results. Each time, I would vow never to try it again.
From what I could tell, I knew it must be possible. How hard could it be!? Finally, after ten years of wifely cooking endeavors, I landed upon the secret(s).
Did you know there’s junk in just about every bottled BBQ sauce on the market? Just like with ketchup, commercially prepared BBQ sauce contains some sort of sweetener. I probably don’t need to tell you that most of those sweeteners are terrible for your health!
What’s the solution? Make it yourself. Granted, I have yet to find a healthy homemade BBQ sauce that tastes just like the real thing, so if you’re going directly from Kraft or Baby Ray’s to straight up homemade, you’ll likely be disappointed.
At our house, we had avoided bottled BBQ sauce for so long that by the time I experimented with recipes like the one below, we were ready to embrace it. One tip: don’t call it BBQ sauce and no one will expect it to taste like BBQ sauce. Just call it Special Sauce or Awesome Sauce or Fill-in-the-blank Sauce. 🙂
Apple Sandwiches are one of our new favorite lunch ideas. My boys absolutely love them!
As they tear through the kitchen during lunch prep time–brandishing swords or tambourines or alien block creations–and happen to notice me wielding the apple corer, a loud celebration ensues: Hooray! We’re having apple sandwiches today! I wub those!Read More
This White Chicken Chili was a huge hit with my entire family. Little Brother actually stopped, mid-bite, and declared “Nan-oo, Mommy, for making dis yummy soup. I weally wike it.”
And that’s saying a lot for soup. With green things floating in it, no less. And small pieces of red vegetables that might be peppers.
We enjoyed this soup for lunch on a cold, snowy day, and then both boys requested it again for dinner that same night. Success!