7 Ingredient Vegetarian Stew

This is the time of the year that we like to eat stew.
We also like to eat stew that is made from vegetables.

7 Ingredient Vegetarian Stew

7 Ingredient Vegetarian Stew

Stew is one of the most popular winter foods around.
I think that it may have something to do with the heartiness of it.

I like that stew is an easy way to get vegetables into what could be a warm winter meal in a bowl.

It seems pretty easy to find a recipe for a basic beef stew.
I think that may be because beef stew has been around forever. Stew has always been an easy way to use what you may have sitting around the kitchen- such as vegetables and left over meat- in a meal that everyone seems to like.

In more recent years, folks seem to have been drawn to a meatless stew.
Using chicken or turkey may be one way to get around using that beef, that makes stew become a meal,while maintaining some hardiness.

Maintaining that stew hardiness can be a challenge when you want to keep any kind of meat, poultry, etc out of it. Without the ingredients such as these,that lend to the hardiness of the stew, the stew can pretty much resemble a soup. One way to get around this is to use eggplant.

I am calling this stew "7 ingredient".
That is because I am trying to promote the simpleness of actually making a stew without meat in it, In reality, many of use enjoy added flavors in our stew. For that reason, I have included the option of additional seasonings. Your optional seasonings can include, salt, pepper, and parsley, for example.

7 Ingredient Vegetarian Stew

7 Ingredient Vegetarian Stew

7 Ingredient Vegetarian Stew


An easy way to make a hardy meatless stew.


- Extra Virgin Olive Oil- 1/4 Cup

- Garlic- 2 cloves chopped, 2 cloves peeled

- Onion- 1 large sliced

- Potatoes- 2 large chopped

- Eggplant- 1 chopped (can sub in butternutsquash)

- Can Diced Tomatoes- 1 28 ounce can

- Vegetable Broth- 1 cup

- Optional- seasonings as desired

Optional- sliced peppers and/or carrots



-Use a large pot such as a Dutch Oven.

-On medium heat, start by cooking your onions and garlic for about a minute- for them to get warm.

-Add your chopped potatoes and eggplant, stirring them in the oil to get them covered with the oil.

-Cover and continue to cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the eggplant and potatoes become soft.

-Remove the cover and add your remaining ingredients.

- Reduce the heat to a low medium setting and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, for another 15 minutes.
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Yield: 4-6 servings

5 Ingredient Buffalo Dip

I am looking forward to Super Bowl Sunday.
Despite my team of choice had possibly it's worst season ever, I must admit there is something about Super Bowl Sunday that gets me excited.

Really Easy 5 Ingredient Buffalo Dip

5 Ingredient Buffalo Dip

My kids could eat this really easy 5 ingredient buffalo dip every day if they were given the chance.
It is a good thing that this dip is so easy to make and only takes about 5 ingredients.

Nothing says "Super Bowl Sunday", around the party table, then a Buffalo Dip with some wings on the side.

Personally, I enjoy this dip with celery.
Celery is a bit easier and less messy to eat for my liking. This is the kind of a dip that you could really dip just about anything in.

There is something about Chicken Wings that screams "Super Bowl".
So, I put this really easy 5 ingredient buffalo dip out with plenty of chicken wings. I also have plenty of veggies, chips, and other goodies to enjoy with my dip.

How to make Really Easy 5 Ingredient Buffalo Dip

5 Ingredient Buffalo Dip

Really Easy 5 Ingredient Buffalo Dip


An easy recipe for that favorite dip. Enjoy this dip with chicken wings, chips or even your favorite vegetables.


- 1- Chunky Blue Cheese Salad Dressing- 1 Cup

- 2- 2 -8 ounce packages of cream cheese, softened

- 3- Buffalo Wing Sauce- 1/2 cup

- 4- Hot Sauce- 1/2 tsp or whatever floats your boat depending on how much heat you would like

- 5- Shredded cheese, such as a blend of Colby & Monterey - 2 cups


- How to make this dip:

- Simply place all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for about 3 minutes or until well blended, stirring occasionally


- Even easier, place these ingredients in a slow cooker and set on low, stirring as needed. YAY for easy!!.
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Some of the best Cheese Ball Recipes Ever!

I admit it.
Now that the holidays are ..finally...over, I am already thinking about the next big thing. Superbowl Sunday.

20 AMAZING Ways to Make a Cheese Ball

20 AMAZING Ways to Make a Cheese Ball

We love getting together with friends and family to watch the commercials, and the game, on Super Bowl Sunday.

I must admit that I was quite saddened by the dismal season of my Chicago Bears. But, I am still looking forward to watching the big game.

For some of us, Superbowl Sunday is really about the food and the friends that we will be sharing the food with.

What do we like to eat on the big game day?
All kinds of appetizers for starters.

I love putting together a cheese ball to share with others.

This cheese ball seems to impress others. I think it has to do with the crab that I use in the recipe. The imitation crab that is out there can also work.

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Easy Crabby Nut Cheese Ball Recipe

This is one of the easiest appetizers to make and there are so many options as to what you can serve with it.

  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese- softened
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese-I use cheddar and Colby Jack
  • 1 minced clove of garlic
  • 1 6-8 ounce package of crab or imitation crab meat. Shred if not shredded.
  • 3/4 cup of chopped nuts- use a mix for a fun taste
  • 2 tablespoons of dried herbs- such as oregano
optional: 1 tsp of red wine.

  • In a small bowl, combine your chopped nuts with your herbs.
  • In another bowl, mix together your softened cream cheese, optional wine and shredded cheese. Add your garlic and crab to this mixture until you are able to form a ball.
  • On a clean surface such as a cutting board, sprinkle out your small bowl contents of nuts and herbs.
  • Roll your cheese ball around in the nuts and herbs until fully covered.
  • Cover in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours.
  • Serve with crackers or dried bread.

There are more ways to make a cheese ball!

 Some of the best Cheese Ball Recipes Ever!

Impress your friends with these AMAZING Ways to Make a Cheese Ball

80 EASY NO BAKE Dessert Recipes

I love an easy no-bake dessert recipe especially when I have little time to make something tasty.
No bake desserts are especially nice when I am preparing a big meal and there is little space in the oven for a dessert.

80 EASY NO BAKE Dessert Recipes

80 EASY NO BAKE Dessert Recipes

Toffee is one of my favorite no-bake desserts to make.
Toffee can easily be made on the stove or in the microwave.
I like to personalize the toffee by adding differing kinds of things to it.

No-bake desserts are so easy to make. They also make for a great dessert presentation to a hungry crowd.

Marshmallow Cereal Toffee

This is a fun twist on the usual toffee.


  • Butter- 1 stick
  • Sugar- 3/4 cup
  • Corn Syrup- 1 tablespoon
  • Mini marshmallows- 3/4 cup
  • Crushed cereal, cookies, or graham crackers- 1/2 cup

How to make Marshmallow Cereal Toffee

  • Over medium heat, cook your butter, sugar, and corn syrup until brown. Stir this as needed.
  • Meanwhile, line a rimmed cookie sheet or jelly roll pan with foil.
  • Pour your browned mixture into the lined pan.
  • Press in your marshmallows and cereal/cookies/graham crackers.
  • Allow to cool. Once hardened, break your toffee into pieces.

80 EASY NO BAKE Dessert Recipes

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New Years Day Best Bets for Breakfast

We really look forward to enjoying our brunch on New Years Day.
Being that we are in the breakfast business, we take breakfast food very seriously.

30+ New Years Brunch Recipes


Many of us believe that New Years brunch should be special. By special, it should showcase delicious foods that we do not eat every day and that are somewhat easy to assemble.

I love a great brunch to kick off the first day of the new year.
I like to prepare something that is impressive to look at and easy to put together. In the end, it should be good to the taste buds.

Make Some Baked Omelets for Breakfast

Baked Omelets for Breakfast

I love that baked omelets in ramekins takes a chunk of the serving time out of the breakfast equation. You simply serve the ramekin with the baked omelet already in it. Everyone gets their own egg souffle.

What you put into your baked omelet is really up to you.

I like to experiment with adding different foods to my baked omelet. I am primarily a vegetable and cheese kind of person. You could also add some kind of meat to your baked omelet. You can even just top a plain egg omelet with cheese.

The Recipe

What you will need to make this oven baked omelet- ingredients:

  • Ramekin bowls/dishs- the amount or ramekins needed depends on the size of each of them. You could also use a casserole dish. Make sure that what ever you use is safe for oven baking.
  • Eggs- 8-9 (depending on number and size of ramekins)
  • Milk, milk alternative such as almond milk, or Greek Yogurt- 1 cup
  • Shredded cheese- 1 cup. Can be cheddar, mozzarella, or your choice. Using 2 cheeses is also an option.
  • Vegetables, such as onions, peppers, etc. Total 1/4 cup chopped.
  • Seasonings, such as salt, to taste.
  • Softened butter, nonstick spray or other to grease your ramekins.

How to make this:

  • Preheat your oven to 350, prep your ramekins for nonstick.
  • Place each ramekin on a flat baking sheet with sides. This will make it easier for you to work with multiple baking dishes. You can line this baking sheet with a silicon mat or parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, combine your chopped vegetables. Place equal amounts of the chopped vegetables in each ramekin.
  • In a larger bowl, beat together your eggs, milk, and seasoning. Stir in your cheese.
  • Pour equal amounts of this egg mixture into each ramekin.
  • You can sprinkle additional cheese on top of each ramekin if desired.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. If using one large casserole dish, baking times may differ.
Baked Omelets for Breakfast


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