I stumbled on this recipe in my constant search for interesting slow cooker ideas, and although it is a cassloulet type dish, I thought the base idea might be something fun, and easily modified. I love beans, particularly in soups and stews, but unfortunately they’ve been off the table for a few years now. For those interested, this would work well with low FODMAP and most AIP diets (besides the diced tomatoes). We particularly enjoyed this one the next day!
Butternut Squash and Leek Risotto
This was a really lovely risotto recipe from Bon Appetit that can be used as a meal itself, or as a side. The original recipe called for more fresh herbs than I had on hand, and I would definitely recommend using them if you have them, but dried worked well. I thought the leeks were a really nice, mild flavor. We will definitely do this one again!
Cinnamon Apple Cake
Well, we’ve gone and done it and bought the farm of our dreams! The horses are right out back now, so it’s a lot easier to cook. Back to recipes. It seems fitting that the first one I’m adding to the site is a cake we served at our housewarming party. This is a 10+ year old Cooking Light recipe that always goes over well. It is great for Thanksgiving, or any other fall occasion. It also makes a great coffee cake!
Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Ganache
This was a cute pumpkin-shaped cake we had at this year’s Halloween party. A lot of steps, but not particularly difficult…just required two cakes baked in bundt pans. This would also be fun for Thanksgiving. This came from Shugary Sweets.
This was a really fun and tasty way to get some fish in – I’m pretty bad about remembering to defrost it and cook it, even though we both love it! This was a Cooking Light recipe, I used Mahi for the fish, and we had it with brussels sprouts.
My favorite baked ziti recipe – easy and always awesome. I usually just make it with ground beef and season a lot, but it would also work with ground turkey or sausage, as the original recipe (from Smitten Kitchen) suggests. We’ve also done this with shirataki and liked it just as much. 🙂
Quick and easy homemade enchilada sauce that really improves over store bought. This is from Gimme Some Oven. I used this in enchilada soup, and it would also dress up any enchilada or even taco dish. This is a mild red sauce.
Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
Any time these appear on a cookie tray, I have to restrain myself from eating all of them. So I decided to go ahead and make them myself this year – definitely will be a regular addition in the cookie tins. This is from Joy of Baking.
Mint Chocolate Cookies
This may be one of my favorite cookies I’ve ever done – but I love all things mint. Definitely a popular one in this year’s cookie tins.
Cherry Chocolate Blossoms
Another new cookie in this year’s holiday cookie extravaganza, this one was cute and went over well. A twist on peanut butter blossoms.