Category: Cooking

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup Recipe!

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Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup Recipe!

The weather is already starting to get colder, which means soup weather! I recently made this Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Potato Soup and it was amazing. Even my kiddos liked this soup and they are picky eaters. Plus, nothing is better than chicken, potatoes, and carrots! Am I right? If you’d like to make this fall soup dish as well, be sure to pick up the following ingredients:

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped (could be low fat turkey bacon)
  • 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 pounds russet potatoes, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 cup sliced celery
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/3 cup fresh chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper

Let us know what you thought of this recipe in the comment section below, because we love to hear from readers. For more directions on making this soup, be sure to visit the A Tasty Perspective Webpage for more details.

Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe!

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Nutella Hot Chocolate Recipe!

I love drinking hot chocolate during the fall! Since the weather is getting colder, I’ve been trying different versions hot chocolate drinks this month. One of these recipes was this delicious Nutella Hot Chocolate. If you enjoy Nutella spread, then this recipe is a must-try!  Want to make this hot chocolate drink as well? If so, be sure to have the following ingredients ready at home:

Nutella Hot Chocolate
  • 4 cups low fat/skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons Nutella, a chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons natural sweetener of choice/raw sugar
Optional Toppings:
  • Marshmallows
  • Crushed hazelnuts
  • Chocolate chips
  • Extra Nutella

For additional directions on making this recipe, be sure to visit the Cafe Delites Webpage for more details. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. We’d love to hear from you.

Make Your Own Super Healing Cold Sore Lip Balm!

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Make Your Own Super Healing Cold Sore Lip Balm!

Do you or your loved ones have cold sores during the winter? I sure do! If you’d like a herbal remedy for these annoying sores, be sure to check out this Super Healing Cold Sore Lip Balm project! I haven’t made this lip balm yet, but I plan to next week for future occurrences. Nothing makes my family more cranky than having cracked and dry cold sores. If you’d like to make this remedy as well, be sure to have the following ingredients ready:

  • 4 tablespoons lemon balm infused oil
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of coconut oil (if allergic, just substitute more lemon balm oil)
  • 1/2 tablespoon tamanu oil (an amazing oil that heals a multitude of skin conditions)
  • 1/2 tablespoon castor oil (helps the lip balm go on smoothly, adds a bit of gloss)
  • 2 scant tablespoons beeswax (or half as much candelilla wax for vegans)
  • 1 tablespoon shea butter (or mango butter)
  • 15 drops tea tree oil (also effective against herpes simplex, see this study)
  • 25 drops of peppermint essential oil (cooling, analgesic, I put extra so the lip balm can smell great!)
  • 2 drops of clove bud oil (optional, for pain relief)

For additional directions on making this lip balm, be sure to visit The Nerdy Farm Wife Webpage for more details. Let us know what you thought of this DIY project in the comment section below.

Melted Snowman Chocolate Bark Recipe!

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Melted Snowman Chocolate Bark Recipe!

Do you enjoy holiday themed bark? I do I do! If so, why not make this Melted Snowman Chocolate Bark recipe?! I tried this recipe last year and my entire family loved it, especially some of my picky eaters. I know that my family will be asking for this recipe throughout the entire winter. If you’d like to make this recipe yourself, then pick up the following ingredients:

  • White Melting Chocolate
  • Mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • Wilton Candy Eyes
  • Orange Jimmies (I got mixed rainbow jimmies and just picked them out)
  • Red Hot Candy
  • Pretzel Sticks
  • Silicon baking mat or wax paper

For additional directions on how to make this recipe, be sure to visit the Princess Pinky Girl Webpage! Let us know how your recipe turned out and if you plan to make this again. Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe!

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Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe!

Are you stressed about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday? If so, here is an Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce Recipe! This dish only takes about 10-15 minutes to make and is absolutely delicious. Our family doesn’t enjoy cranberries from a jar, so we make recipes very similar to this. If you’d like to make this Thanksgiving dish too, be sure to have the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 12 ­ounces fresh cranberries (frozen may be substituted)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

For further directions on making this recipe, be sure to visit this link from Amy Johnson! Let us know how your dishes turned out this year for Thanksgiving, because we’d love to know.

Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe!

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Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe!

I love finding various body scrub tutorials! If you are looking to give a gift this Christmas, then making a homemade body scrub is perfect. This Whipped Peppermint Sugar Scrub Recipe may be my absolute favorite. Have you made a similar scrub like this before? If not, be sure to make this project and you won’t regret it. If you’d like to make this sugar scrub too, be sure to have the following supplies:

  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup pink sugar (¼ cup sugar and 1 drop of red food coloring, mixed)
  • 5-6 drops peppermint essential oil

For additional directions on making this scrub, be sure to visit the Idea Room Webpage for more details. Let us know what you thought of this project in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you.

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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate With Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Recipe!

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Red Velvet Hot Chocolate With Cream Cheese Whipped Cream Recipe!

It is hot chocolate season! My new absolute favorite version of this holiday drink is Red Velvet Hot Chocolate with Cream Cheese Whipped Cream. I recently found a homemade recipe of this drink that I just had to share with our readers.  Plus, nothing is better than red velvet, hot chocolate, and cream cheese! If you’d like to make this hot chocolate drink as well, be sure to have the following ingredients ready:

  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, coarsely chopped (I used mini chocolate chips)
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Red Food Color
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

For Cream Cheese Whipped Cream:

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream, cold
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

For additional directions on making this recipe, be sure to visit the Tidy Mom Webpage for more details. Let us know your thoughts in the comments. We’d love to hear from you.

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