Slow Cooker Lentil Soup with Mushrooms and Parmesan Gremolata

Lentil Soup

Like much of the country, as evidenced by Monday’s list of family favorites, I’ve been on a soup and stew kick.
I thought I’d end this week’s recipe sharing with my latest creation –  a heart-warming lentil soup you can make in your slow cooker while you’re trudging through your weekend chores.

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Cinnamony Baked Apple Dessert with a Sweet Graham Cracker Crust


Apple and Graham Cracker Dessert

Dessert recipes have to be simple to make, or you won’t find them on my menu. I’m more of a cook, than a baker. Dessert making requires precision, and I love to wing it in the kitchen.

Since you can find an endless varieties of apples (with Fuji being this family’s choice), they make the best desserts if you ask me. They’re available year around, and you add them to almost any treat. They work equally well in pies, cakes, cookies, and crumbles.

Most importantly, everyone loves them, so you can’t go wrong.

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Cauliflower Salad with Croutons and Bacon Bits

Cauliflower Chopped Salad

When I buy a head of cauliflower, this snowy white vegetable sits in the crisper completely neglected, until it turns a lovely shade of brown.

After I toss it in the compost bin, I vow never to make the same mistake again. I’m sure you can guess what happens the next time cauliflower lands in my grocery cart!

Not this time! I’m moving into a new era of cauliflower love starting with a cauliflower salad.

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Whole Wheat Waffles with Oats, Apples and Chia Seeds


Whole Wheat Waffles with Oats, Apples, and Chia Seeds
I am THE worst pancake maker under the sun, thus the need to make waffles for my family.

Pumpkin and Oat Pancakes

It’s not that I am incapable of making pancakes. With an unreal amount of effort, and given lots of extra batter to make up for the ones I’ve burned, I can turn out a decent pancake like this pumpkin and oat version.

Notice I still got them a bit on the browned side. 

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Mediterranean Zucchini and Quinoa Wraps with Heirloom Tomatoes and Feta

Mediterranean Zucchini and Quinoa Wraps
Are you tired of zucchini yet?
I’m getting there myself, but since my garden is overflowing with this healthy summer squash, I’m looking for all kinds of ways to put it to good use, and this meat free wrap recipe was a nice change from last week’s salad.

Zucchini Salad

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