stockpile meals

Quick and Easy Taco Soup

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It is always good to have a few recipes that you can whip up out of the pantry staples you already have on hand.  It's even better if those recipes also happen to be freezer friendly so that you can simply throw the ingredients together in a bag and freeze them for a later, busier [...]

Easy Spaghetti & Meatball Pie

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It really doesn't get much easier than this 5 ingredient Spaghetti Pie!  Well, okay, maybe, as my oh-so-loving husband was quick to point out, plain spaghetti is a tad bit easier.  But, considering this pie is about 100 times yummier than plain old spaghetti, I think it worth the tiniest extra amount of effort.  In [...]

Skinny Shepherd’s Pie

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Shepherd's Pie has never been one of those recipes I've just been dying to make.  To be perfectly honest, it just doesn't have a whole lot of appeal.  It's certainly not much to look at, and quite frankly just the name invokes thoughts of tasteless English mush.  In fact, I probably would have gone my [...]

Spicy African Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Soup {Recipe}

Spicy African Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Soup–YUM! Love this flavor combination! #vegetarian #soup #recipe

When it comes to soup, I just love unique flavor combinations.  I first tried a version of this African sweet potato & peanut soup many, many years ago out of this Vegetarian Times Low Fat & Fast recipe book, which was--back when I still used actual cookbooks instead of the internet--my very favorite cookbook ever. [...]

Roasted Veggie “Cupcakes”

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I'm better about it than I used to be, but occasionally I find myself buying odd ingredients just because they are on sale and I have a great coupon and it is just such a "good deal" that I can't pass it up.  Does that ever happen to you? Most of the time I try [...]

Simple Vegetable Frittata {Recipe}

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I've been slightly obsessed with frittatas lately, one of my favorite budget meals.  Have you ever made one?  They are the perfect last-minute-oh-crap-it-is-5:30-and-I-have-no-idea-what-to-make-for-dinner meal. As long as you've got eggs, cheese, and a little milk or cream (or even evaporated milk in a pinch) you can whip one together and throw in whatever items happen [...]

Creamy Dill Vegetable Soup {Recipe}

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There is something about soup that is just good for the soul.  I made this soup last week Sunday after a very rough mommy day.  I don't even remember now what I was all atwitter about, but I was stressed and crabby, with too much to do and not enough time to get it done, [...]

homemade zucchini bread {stockpile meals}

I am in Nashville this weekend having SO much fun meeting lots of fabulous bloggers at Blissdom, but I wanted to share this recipe that I made last week.  I was so excited when I opened my Worden Farm Box last week and discovered 4 delicious looking zucchini way down at the bottom of the [...]

Easy Goulash

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My wonderful sister gets all the credit for this major family-pleaser!  She has been making a meaty version of this recipe for years--it is her family's absolute favorite meal--and I finally got her to share it with me!  My whole family went crazy for it too, so of I'm doing the only logical thing and [...]

Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup {Recipe}

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First of all, I just have to say a huge thank you to all of you for being so incredibly sweet and encouraging and well, just plain wonderful in response to Wedneday's post.  I was overwhelmed and deeply touched by all your kind comments.  You guys are the best and after a few days of [...]

Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Dip {Recipe}

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 I love all things Mediterranean, especially hummus, but I have always been slightly nervous to make my own.  A few of my friends assured me that it was super easy but for some reason it always just seemed so complicated. Well, now that I have made it I can honestly tell you that it is [...]

Easy Corn Flake Chicken {Recipe}

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If you are looking for a quick and super easy chicken recipe that your family will LOVE, then look no further!  I whipped this up last night and even though I had planned to share a different recipe, it was such a hit I decided to share it with you today! As a vegetarian I [...]

Winter Diet Soup {Recipe}

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Am I the only one that ate a few too many goodies during the holidays?  This week I finally admitted to myself that the 7 or so pounds I put on during the month of December isn't going to just melt away on it's own like it did when I was in my 20's and [...]

Grilled Salad with Homemade Honey-Dijon Dressing {Recipe}

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 Mmmmm....doesn't this look good? My  fall-back method of cooking vegetables always seems to be roasting--I just love the depth of flavor it brings--but I don't usually think about grilling them.  However, my Facebook friend Valerie (of the fabulous fashion blog Charmed Valerie) posted something on her status last week about grilling radishes--something I have never [...]

Roasted Tomato & Root Vegetable Cream Sauce over Farfalle {Recipe}

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We are in Veggie Heaven! Granted some smaller members of my family aren't quite as thrilled with all the garden-fresh meals we've been enjoying lately, but as a vegetarian I don't think I've ever eaten so well.  Every week we pick up a new very full box of vegetables from Worden Farm & I spend [...]