Creamy Butternut Apple Soup (gluten free & dairy free)

Butternut Squash Soup

With all the indulgences of the winter holidays I am especially thankful this year for one of the smallest, most unassuming comforts.  A warm bowl of velvety Butternut Apple Soup is one of the very best kinds of comfort food – the guilt-free kind.  It’s full of real food ingredients that are easy on your system so you can take a break and recover from

Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries

Quinoa Cranberries Butternut Squash

Fall vegetables are so darn good, aren’t they?  Eating seasonal vegetables means that you get the most flavorful produce packed with the most nutrition possible.  Every year I look forward to the big beautiful butternut squash at the market.  I find every excuse I can to eat them while they’re in season. I make this Quinoa with Roasted Butternut Squash and Cranberries at least once

Simple Roasted Cranberries (Gluten Free, Grain Free, Paleo)

roasted cranberries 2

For some, Thanksgiving side dishes are a bit sacred.  They’ve been eating the same green bean casserole and mashed potatoes for twenty years and aren’t interested in seeing anything different on their table.  Then there are people like me.  I’m always looking for ways to bring in fresh flavors without giving the family the shock of missing their favorites.  If you feel the same way

Coffee Rubbed Pot Roast

Coffee Rubbed Pot Roast (1)

Pot roast is one of those meals that everyone loves.  It’s the ultimate comfort food, and somehow always tastes best when served on Sunday.  Pot roasts recipes are a lot like opinions, everyone has one.  Whether it was your Mom’s recipe or your Grandma’s recipe, I bet you have a family favorite that you make time after time.  I have one of those too.  But

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Gluten Free Pumpkin Spice Granola

I’m definitely a multi-tasker.  I believe all Moms are multi-taskers by nature, or none of us could survive this wild and crazy life.  So as a multi-tasker I’m always appreciative when I find things that can also do two things at once.  Like when the kids are bouncing off the wall so I put big fuzzy socks on their feet and tell them to go

Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki

Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki

Healthy eating is so easy with recipes like this Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki around.  This all natural, low fat, gluten free, dairy free, meal is as effortless as it gets. Everyone loves a Crock Pot meal at the end of the day, but let’s face it, sometimes those meals can be lacking in the flavor department.  Not this one.  This chicken is so flavorful you’ll

Slow Cooker Oktoberfest Stew

Slow Cooker Oktoberfest Stew

What do you think of when you think about fall? I think about all the outdoor fun – football games, pumpkin patches, hay rides, and apple picking.  And after a day of fun outdoor activities this Slow Cooker Oktoberfest Stew is just what you want to come to. I love effortless meals, and this one couldn’t get any easier.  After just a few minutes of

One Dish Sausage and Potato Roast

Sausage and Potatoes

During the summer I make plenty of quick meals on the grill.  When the days turn cooler and the days get shorter I kinda lose my desire to stand outside at the end of the day.  Winter meals have a reputation for keeping you in the kitchen for a while.  All those roasts, stews, and braises can take a long time to reach perfection.  But