Author: Peggy Filippone

Nutty barley adds old-fashioned flavor to vegetable beef stew.
Beef Recipes, Main Dishes, Potato Recipes, Soup and Stew Recipes, Tomato Recipes, Wine Recipes

Barley Beef Stew Recipe

 

 This beef stew recipe is a throwback to my youth. I remember falling in love with barley as a kid. I used to pick pick those chewy little nuggets out of my canned beef vegetable soup and savor each one individually. Barley was not a popular grain in my area […]

Deliciously moist root beer cake is made with real beer.
Cake Recipes, Dessert Recipes

Not Your Father’s Root Beer Cake Recipe

 

 Not Your Father’s Root Beer Cake takes advantage of one of the many new craft beers that taste like old-fashioned root beer. A root beer cake that uses real beer? Yes! I tried Not Your Father’s Root Beer a couple of months ago. Surprisingly, it tastes exactly like root beer […]

Creamy butternut squash soup topped with Swiss cheese is made in the crockpot.
Cheese Recipes, Crockpot Recipes, Fruit Recipes, Nut Recipes, Soup and Stew Recipes, Vegetable Recipes

Butternut Apple Soup Recipe

 

 Luscious butternut squash soup has become a favorite on upscale menus these days, and it couldn’t be easier to make. This version adds apples for a touch of sweetness and melted Swiss cheese for a bit of tang. It’s the perfect starter to a winter harvest meal. The crockpot does […]

Less expensive smoked salmon dip is a hit at parties.
Appetizers, Cheese Recipes, Salmon Recipes

Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe

 

 I love smoked salmon, but my check book is not quite so fond of it. When I splurge on it, I like to enjoy it in all its unadulterated glory. However, I do love a good salmon dip, but the pre-made stuff in the tub just doesn’t do it for […]

No constant stirring needed with this leek risotto made in the crockpot.
Cheese Recipes, Crockpot Recipes, Rice Recipes, Side Dishes, Vegetable Recipes, Wine Recipes

Leek Risotto Recipe

 

 Classic risotto requires a lot of stirring and painstaking attention. Give your arm a rest with this crockpot version. There’s no lack of flavor thanks to leeks, Parmesan cheese, wine, and garlic. It’s the perfect side dish with meats, poultry, and fish, yet easy as pie to make. The Author […]

Make mouth-watering spinach artichoke dip in your crockpot.
Appetizers, Artichoke Recipes, Cheese Recipes, Crockpot Recipes, Spinach Recipes

Spinach and Artichoke Dip Recipe

 

 If you need something quick and easy for your next party or gathering, you can’t go wrong with spinach artichoke dip. This version is made in the crockpot and goes together in a snap. It’s hassle-free and guaranteed leftover-free. Your guests will scarf it up in a flash! The Author […]

Small sweet breads are loaded with cherries and berries for the perfect gift from the kitchen.
Bread Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Fruit Recipes

Cherry Berry Loaves Recipe

 

 Dried cherry and berry mixes are a great shelf-stable enhancer for sweet breads. I’ve used cherries and cranberries here. There is a wide range of dried fruits available in today’s markets, so the choice is up to you. These sweet loaves are very moist and cake-y. They start with a […]

Creamy pumpkin pie mousse is diabetic-friendly, yet tasty enough for all.
Chocolate Recipes, Dessert Recipes

Creamy Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

 

 Good old pumpkin pie is an age-old favorite in the fall, but it usually doesn’t mesh well with diets. Diabetes expert Laura Cipullo and the editors of Prevention Magazine have given traditional pumpkin pie a makeover to make this mousse diabetic-friendly. This version may have pared down the carbs and […]