By Holly V. Gray

Autumn Flavors

Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers with Spinach and Mushrooms

Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers with Spinach and Mushrooms

These are not the stuffed peppers of my childhood – loaded with rice-y ground beef and spaghetti sauce (?). Today, I present to you a significant upgrade to those old school stuffed peppers. Here, we’re keeping the rice but replacing the ground beef with hearty […]

Cinnamon Spice Applesauce

Cinnamon Spice Applesauce

Slow cooked and sugar-free, this is the easiest applesauce ever!  Break out your crock pot and let’s get to it! Even if you’ve been making applesauce with white or brown sugar forever, I promise, you absolutely will not miss it in this applesauce.  The apples […]

Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars

Crunchy Homemade Granola Bars

The kids are back in school this week, mornings are in the 60’s here, and the leaves are beginning to hint at fall colors. All this makes me want to run out and buy pumpkins but I’ll resist that urge for now. I did pick up […]

Sourdough Stuffing with Vegan Chicken, Apples, and Sage

Sourdough Stuffing with Vegan Chicken, Apples, and Sage

One thing I know for sure about stuffing is that everyone has an opinion on what makes a good one. Personally, I prefer mine with a little crunch and minus any cream-of soups which is the exact opposite of the cornbread-based dressing I was exposed to […]

Vegan Chicken Salad with Curry

Vegan Chicken Salad with Curry

Chicken salad is one of those dishes I’ve always associated with summertime. It’s such a perfect meal because you can serve it so many ways – salad, sandwich, cracker spread, stuffed in tomatoes as an appetizer – all good! So anyway, I had a craving […]

Easy Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

Easy Cheesy Vegetable Chowder

I think my youngest daughter could eat soup every day of her life and be perfectly happy. Seriously, every day she asks me what we’re making for dinner that evening and every day she suggests soup. Yesterday was no different so, with the snow coming […]

Our New Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Our New Favorite Pumpkin Pie

My pumpkin pies have definitely evolved over the years.  I followed the recipe on the Libby’s can forever and the pies were good but a little on the boring side. Then came a few years of folding in meringue and topping with pecans, which we […]

Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet and Salty Pumpkin Seeds

Have you carved your pumpkins yet?  If not, get to it; it’s Halloween week!   If you’re ahead of the game, I hope you didn’t throw out the built-in snack. This is the one and only time of year we eat pumpkin seeds so it’s […]

Vegan Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Vegan Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Fall is here!  Time for sweaters & boots, hot apple cider, and comfort food at it’s best.  I’ve been making this family favorite every fall for several years now and it is always a big hit.  The recipe has evolved quite a bit from the […]

Cinnamon Spice Applesauce (Slow Cooked and Sugar-Free)

Cinnamon Spice Applesauce (Slow Cooked and Sugar-Free)

Are you ready for the easiest applesauce you’ve ever made?  Break out the crock pot and let’s get to it! Let me just first say, even if you’ve been making applesauce with white or brown sugar forever, I promise, you absolutely will not miss it […]