Fruit Oatmeal Cookie Bars
This super-easy and delicious bar recipe makes a great treat. For a neat taste mix two different preserves together like apricot and strawberry or raspberry and blackberry.
Chicken Broth in a Slow Cooker
This is the recipe I use to make chicken broth for use in other recipes. Because it's done in the slow cooker, you don't need to fuss with it. I like to use breasts and wings, but any bone in pieces will make a nice broth.
Tortilla and Bean Soup
Here's a recipe for a Mexican-style soup that uses lots of beans combined with fresh chicken. The taco seasoning and green chiles make this one spicy - so be careful, and add to your taste. Serve with tortillas.
Black Bean Hummus
This is the absolute best hummus I have ever had. It goes great with some toasted pita bread. Add more lemon juice if this hummus tastes like it needs a little extra kick.
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Monkey Bread Muffins
Easy refrigerated biscuit dough monkey bread cooked in muffin pans. My son who calls these 'monkey sins' loves to be in charge of shaking the biscuit pieces with the spiced sugar. I love that I can make a few of these at a time and eat them warm without waiting for a large enough crowd to justify a tube pan full.
Sweet Potato, Carrot, Apple, and Red Lentil Soup
This winter pureed soup will warm you up on the inside while still protecting the waistline.
Mustard Cream Sauce
Here's a simple sauce that's perfect for crab cakes and other rich, savory appetizers. Dijon-style mustard is blended into a creamy mixture.