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Stirring Up Ideas In The Kitchen

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We couldn’t choose just one! That’s why we took the best of both jambalaya and gumbo worlds and brought them together to create one strong comprising of southern style eats.

Yumm! Gimme Some Oven‘s Jambalaya takes comfort food to a whole new level.

 

With spicy sausage, chicken, and shrimp, The Cozy Apron‘s “Gumbo-laya” Stew is difficult to pass up.

 

One of the perks about making jambalaya is its flexibility. The southern style dish pairs well with almost any carbohydrate you have available in your pantry—whether it be quinoa, lentils, rice, bread, or pasta. If you’ve got extra boxes of pasta laying around, then consider using up the groceries you already have with Creole Contessa‘s Cajun Jambalaya Pasta recipe.

 

This Vegetarian Gumbo from Spicy Southern Kitchen is so loaded with flavor (not to mention it’s extremely filling) that you won’t even miss the meat!

 

Cooking great food doesn’t have to mean dirtying every pan in your kitchen. For a five-star meal with little to no mess, check out Food Faith Fitness‘s One-Pot Gluten Free Jambalaya recipe.

 

How delightful does Local Kitchen‘s Chicken & Sausage Gumbo look? Simply scrumptious!

 

With seafood and spice, Baker by Nature‘s Shrimp & Chorizo Cajun Jambalaya recipe has the famous New Orleans dish down to a ‘T’.

M’mm M’mm Good. Running with TweezersSeafood Gumbo is every fish enthusiast’s dream.

 

What better to come home to after a long day at the office than a warm bowl of Add A Pinch‘s Gumbo?

Happy “gumbo-laya” making!

xxmadison


family-friendly chickpea soup

Hummus is a staple in our house. It’s easy to make, filled with good-for-you ingredients, and my daughter loves it for snacks and lunches. I often try to make new versions, whether by tucking in a vegetable or swapping in Greek yogurt for tahini, so when I saw this Thick Hummus-Style Soup, I knew that I had to give it a try.

We tend to use our slow cooker more in the colder months since it’s such an excellent way to have a comforting soup dinner ready at the end of the day. (Side note: I am quite sure that you would be able to make this recipe with canned chickpeas on the stove top should you want a quick dinner option though.) The only change that I made to the ingredients going into the slow cooker was that I added 2 heaping cups of chopped cauliflower so that there’d be a veggie in the mix. It simmered on low while we went about our day.

pantry dinner of hummus-style soup

The fresh lemon juice is a key ingredient since it really helps to brighten up the flavor, so be sure not to skip it. And the yogurt and tahini help to make the mixture super smooth, though if you need go to dairy-free, simply skip the yogurt and use a high-powered blender to blend until smooth.

We had our soup with bread and butter and sliced cucumbers—which was simpler than making the pita chips from the original recipe. And while it was at first hard for my daughter to wrap her head around eating hummus like a soup, once she tasted it, she was hooked…though she did eat most of her serving by dipping the cucumber and bread into her cup.

slow cooker chickpea soup for the family

If you’re looking for a super easy and budget-friendly recipe to try the next time you’re craving healthy comfort food, this recipe should be in the running.

Get the original recipe for Thick Hummus-Style Soup here.


I’m going to against the grain here and sharing a non-holiday dish, as many of you probably already have your menu set and are in the throes of prepping and cooking it for it.

With that being the case, you may just need an easy meal like this soup to keep your dinner easy and fuss-free as you work on your holiday meals.

It’s simple to assemble and the best part is it all goes into a slow cooker.  Who doesn’t love to walk a way from a slow cooker, then come back to it hours later and have a hot meal waiting? No complaints here, especially since I had my little guy push up his sleeve to give me hand. I figure if he’s old enough to learn it, it won’t be too long before he can master the slow cooker.

To keep it especially easy, I tossed the carrots, onion and celery in the food processor and let it do all the chopping and dicing work. From there everything just goes in to the pot and 3 hours later—done, dinner is served.

Get the Creamed Chicken and Corn Soup recipe here!

 


Are you looking for some yummy game-day recipes? With today being National Pickle Day, I thought I’d share some delicious pickle-themed recipes to share at your next tailgate (even if that tailgate is on the couch)!

If you’re looking to improve your dip-game, try Southern Bite‘s Dill Pickle Dip! It is light and refreshing, a nice twist from heavier dips we’re used to this time of year.

I promise, Dill Pickle Soup is not as strange as it sounds. Your guests will love trying this unique flavor combination from The Recipe Rebel!

The first of two amazing Fried Pickles recipes on this post, you’ll love this crazy easy recipe from House of Yumm!

These Pickle Roll-Ups from Pip and Ebby are ready in 10 minutes and are the perfect treat for your guests! I’m not sure if anything could get better than cream cheese, corned beef, and dill pickles!

I’m actually drooling looking at these Fried Pickle Poppers. Thank you, Host the Toast, for this amazing game day recipe!

Do you have any weird cravings or flavors that are your go-to treats? Let me know in the comments!

Cheers,

Grace


Happy Friday, Delish Dish-ers!

Can you believe it is practically March? The weather certainly isn’t cooperating at the Better Homes and Gardens offices (we’re still experiencing below zero temperatures!). And now my whole house is battling the dreaded late winter cold. When I’m not feeling too hot, I begin to crave anything cheese, soup, or breakfast-y. Lucky for me, these were some of the great recipes I found this week from the wonderful blogger community!

Perfect Morsel made this incredible White Bean, Kale & Rosemary Soup, all while she was writing about a crazy dream she had! Trust me, it is worth the read (and the recipe!).

Now, I told you that when I’m not feeling great I tend to crave breakfast foods. I think that’s because my mom would always make pancakes when my sisters and I were sick. But here’s a breakfast recipe that isn’t on the sweet side. A Spicy Perspective shares with us a really beautiful Savory Breakfast Scone recipe. Yum!

And if you’re more of a sweets-for-breakfast person, Fifteen Spatulas made my mouth water with her Fresh Strawberry Glazed Baked Donuts. I’ll take ten, please.

I am a mac and cheese addict. I even have a personal Pinterest board completely dedicated to everything mac and cheese. Which is why I cannot wait to try Nutmeg Nanny‘s Gorgonzola Bacon Mac and Cheese.

And I always like to share one of my favorite desserts from the week and this Marshmallow Oreo Brookie from Beyond Frosting. Click through the recipe to find out what a “brookie” actually is!

Bloggers, would you like your recipes to be included in our Friday Finds? Apply to be a BHG Insider here: BHG.com/BHGinsiders. And don’t forget to tweet at @BHG with your best recipes! We can’t wait to see!

Warmly,

Grace Wenzel, Social Media Editorial Assistant


Happy New Year everybody! I hope your holiday season was full of delight, and that you’re excited about the upcoming year.

Now that the Christmas decorations have been put away, and the cookie jar has been emptied out, my husband and I are looking forward to getting back into our normal routine, including a diet un-rich in Puppy Chow, Sugar Cookies, and Peanut Butter Blossoms. Somehow these rich, sugary treats become standard fare for us every holiday season!

One way I’ve gotten us back on track is by menu planning on Sunday mornings for the upcoming week. First I pick out at least four recipes to make for dinner, and brainstorm ideas for lunch, and then I make one trip to the grocery store to shop for all the ingredients. I can’t tell you how much time and money this saves me versus stopping by the grocery store every evening, or turning to take out when I can’t think of anything to make for dinner or lunch.

One dish I always have on my menu plan is a hearty, healthy soup like Minestrone. Chock-full of yummy veggies and satisfying flavors, I love making a big batch to enjoy on Sunday night, then packing leftovers for healthy, filling lunches all week long. It’s a perfect meal for this time of year when we’re all looking to eat a bit lighter, but don’t want to walk around starving all day!

I am particularly obsessed with the Minestrone recipe here on BHG.com. I am not joking when I tell you it only takes 15 minutes to make! Bonus points for the ingredient list containing fridge and pantry staples like chicken broth, canned beans and tomatoes, dry pasta, and fresh spinach.

This Minestrone recipe is a great base for adding any and all veggies to. I tossed in frozen corn and peas to pack in even more nutrients, but zucchini, carrots, celery, and onion would make this great tasting soup, even better.

To add staying power, consider adding cooked ground turkey breast, lean ground beef, or spicy Italian sausage. Minestrone by nature is a great “kitchen sink” soup – so throw everything in that you’ve got!

Click here for the Minestrone Recipe >

(Changes made to the original recipe: used crushed tomatoes instead of diced, replaced water with chicken broth, used Great Northern Beans instead of cannellini, and added 1 cup frozen corn and 1/2 cup frozen peas. I also added a small piece of parmesan cheese rind for extra flavor!)


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