Lunch

Turkey Apple Sausage

Turkey Apple Sausage

I really like lean meat… It’s not because I am trying to limit fat or that I think it is more virtuous somehow…. I just don’t like fatty meat! It feels weird in my mouth. So I have always preferred chicken breast, fish and lean […]

Party Bean Dip

Party Bean Dip

Gather around the table, the back porch, or the football game and dig into this perfect-for-parties Bean Dip! Quick and easy to make and full of flavor…. So whip it up and pile it on your favorite chips, crackers, veggies, burritos, tacos… really, anything begging […]

Creamy Hamburger and Green Bean Soup

Creamy Hamburger and Green Bean Soup

We have the privilege of living next-door to my parents for half of the year, so my three younger boys have grown up knowing their “Papa” well. As I was running around the kitchen the other day, out of the blue my 8 year old […]

Tuna Rice Salad

Tuna Rice Salad

This is a behind the scenes look at Thousand Mile Food Stories. I recently starting reminiscing a lot about a recipe that I hadn’t made for years… and years. It was introduced to me by my Step-Mom BJ a couple of decades ago and I immediately made it to […]

Lamb & Kale Soup

Lamb & Kale Soup

This Lamb & Kale Soup was inspired by the stew our friend Michele makes. Her recipe has the perfect flavor combination of the lamb and spices but I was wanting something that was a bit faster to make and a tad easier on the budget. […]

Lentil Kale Stew

Lentil Kale Stew

Have I mentioned that I love Kale? It was not always so… My first introduction to this thick, green, leafy vegetable was during my first pregnancy. A friend had given me a bunch of her old Fit Pregnancy magazines to look over. I found them […]

Beef and Black Bean Slow-Cooker Soup

Beef and Black Bean Slow-Cooker Soup

I know there are a lot of evil Step-Mother stories out there. This is not one of them. When I was still in my teens, my beloved mother passed away.  Needless to say, my family and I were devastated at our great loss.  My father […]

Quinoa Kale Salad

Quinoa Kale Salad

The first time I ever remember enjoying Kale was from a “Pregnancy Stew” recipe that I found 20 years ago!  I remember going to the store and needing to ask what it looked like so I would buy the right thing.  Then Becky made me […]

Grilled Pesto Sandwiches

Grilled Pesto Sandwiches

Over the years, these sandwiches have been on our table countless times. Often just for the family, but have been served to dinner guests, house guests and even at a big family reunion! They are always a hit… because well… melty cream cheese, pesto, turkey… […]

Cheesy Garlic Bread

Cheesy Garlic Bread

We love spaghetti… or any meal that compliments this garlic bread! Soup, salad, frozen lasagna (yes, I feed my family frozen lasagna… don’t judge me),  pasta, grilled meat, you get the idea. The other day we were having spaghetti for dinner and I planned ahead […]