Monday, August 3, 2015

a year and a half late Thanksgiving Soup

a year and a half late: this is the Tuscan White Bean Soup recipe that I made for my All Crock Pot Thanksgiving in 2013:
Cooking Light Tuscan White Bean Soup


6 cups unsalted chicken stock (such as Swanson) 
1 1/2 cups chopped onion 
1 cup diced carrot 
1 cup diced celery 
garlic cloves, chopped 
fresh thyme sprigs 
bay leaf 
12 ounces dried Great Northern beans 
3 cups kale, stemmed and chopped 
2 tablespoons unsalted tomato paste 
3/8 teaspoon kosher salt 
1 pound hot Italian sausage links, casings removed 
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 
1 ounce Parmesan cheese, shaved (about 1/4 cup)


1. Place first 8 ingredients in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours. Discard thyme and bay leaf.
2. Stir kale, tomato paste, and salt into bean mixture. Shape sausage into 32 meatballs; arrange on top of bean mixture. Cover and cook on HIGH 30 minutes or until meatballs are thoroughly cooked. Stir in juice. Divide soup among 8 bowls; top with cheese.

Monday, July 27, 2015

3 Ingredient Chicken & Potatoes

This super simple 3 ingredient Chicken & Potatoes dish can be found on: Homemaking Hacks blog


Perfect weeknight meal. Tasty and simple creamy potato chicken with only 3 ingredients!
You can really go to town with a basic recipe like this. Using cream of chicken soup to bring flavor and creaminess, it enables you to add and play around with ingredients and spices to make it something your whole family will be asking for again and again. My son particularly loved the potatoes in this dish, so I’ll be adding it to my rotation. This Chicken and Potatoes Slow Cooker Recipe is great with a nice fresh veggie salad served alongside it for a wonderful and simple rounded off meal for busy nights.
Chicken and Potatoes Slow Cooker Recipe
  • 16-20 Baby Dutch Yellow Potatoes (or other thick small/baby potatoes)
  • 1.5 lbs Boneless Chicken Tenderloins or Thin Sliced Chicken Breast
  • 2 - 10.75 Oz Cans of Cream of Chicken Soup
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste
Place potatoes in the bottom of slow cooker, evenly place the chicken on top and then cover with the cream of chicken soup. Sprinkle desired about of salt and pepper on top. Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6.5 hours.. Do a taste test to determine if your dish could use a little more salt & pepper. This simplistic recipe relies on the seasonings to kick up the flavor. Enjoy!