Lentil Soup with Jalapeno Chicken Sausage [RECIPE]

Lentil soup with jalapeno chicken sausage
Warm up with a hearty bowl of lentil soup with jalapeno chicken sausage. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

We get excited when autumn arrives and temperatures start to dip because it means it is time for tasty comfort food, including big bowls of hearty soup. This recipe is loaded with protein from three key ingredients: spicy jalapeno chicken sausage; smoky, thick cut bacon; and the star of the show, lentils, which are also loaded with fiber, folic acid and potassium. Nutrition aside, however, this soup is simply filling, delicious, and has just a touch of heat to get your taste buds tingling. We hope you love it!

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Chicken and Dumplings [RECIPE]

Chicken and Dumplings (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Chicken and dumplings are a Southern staple. They’re one of those dishes that is pure, classic comfort food and there are loads of different methods to make them out there. I think we even have a couple recipes for them on this site already.

Funnily enough, this isn’t a dish I grew up eating because my mom never made it once. (I called and checked!) But growing up in the South, there were plenty of other places to find it, including local restaurants and friends’ kitchens, so I get a hankering for it now and then.

When I put this one together last night, Heather and I both agreed that I’d achieved greatness. Or as one of our friends back in Ohio always says, I put my foot in it ! I hope your family loves it as much as we do. Happy eating, y’all!

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Help Your Dog Beat the Heat with Homemade Pupcicles [RECIPE]

Henry eats his pupcicle

Henry eats one of his pupcicles, a homemade frozen treat he begs for every time the weather turns hot. (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

As the temperatures rise, our furry canine friends can be found in a spot of shade panting away in the heat of the day, trying to stay cool. You can help them chill by serving up our tasty pupcicles, a frozen treat they’ll go crazy for. Best part of all, it is super simple to make. Henry couldn’t eat them fast enough last summer, and he’s already begging for them again this year and it isn’t even all that hot yet. Read more of this post

How to Disinfect Fruits and Vegetables

Wet cherry tomatoes in collander

These days, washing your fresh produce is more important than ever. (Photo courtesy Canva)

In the days of coronavirus, people seem to be disinfecting everything before they bring it inside their home, including their groceries. Perhaps you’ve wondered how or if you need to disinfect your fresh fruits and vegetables too. Here’s what you should know. Read more of this post

Enchilada Sauce [RECIPE]

Enchiladas with enchilada sauce

Why buy canned enchilada sauce when it is so easy to make it at home? (Photo by Jathan Fink, Jadeworks Entertainment)

Although you can purchase ready made enchilada sauce at the grocer’s, it is helpful to know how to make it yourself for those times you can’t get to the store. It is easy to prepare, tastes great, stores in the fridge for up to a week and even freezes well. It also isn’t only for enchiladas. I use it when making other recipes too when I’m looking for a tomato sauce with a bit of zip, like with my beef and bean burritos. If you make the sauce in advance, just be sure to warm it before adding it to your recipe. Read more of this post