A frozen banana and ice cubes give texture to strawberries, blueberries, yogurt and milk, all of which are tossed in a blender for a quick treat. This smoothie recipe is a good base for you to use whatever fruits you have on hand.

A frozen banana and ice cubes give texture to strawberries, blueberries, yogurt and milk, all of which are tossed in a blender for a quick treat. This smoothie recipe is a good base for you to use whatever fruits you have on hand.

Instead of starting with a hambone (which you won’t have unless you’ve just eaten a baked ham) and dried beans (which require significant soaking and simmering time), simply open cans of chicken broth and beans. Minced prosciutto instantly transforms commercial chicken broth into a ham-flavored soup base. Italian sausage reinforces the pork flavor and makes the soup substantial and satisfying. Mashing some of the canned beans thickens the soup and gives it the body of one that’s been long simmered. Sauteed onions, carrots and celery add depth of flavor and ensure the soup’s homemade feel.

Instead of starting with a hambone (which you won’t have unless you’ve just eaten a baked ham) and dried beans (which require significant soaking and simmering time), simply open cans of chicken broth and beans. Minced prosciutto instantly transforms commercial chicken broth into a ham-flavored soup base. Italian sausage reinforces the pork flavor and makes the soup substantial and satisfying. Mashing some of the canned beans thickens the soup and gives it the body of one that’s been long simmered. Sauteed onions, carrots and celery add depth of flavor and ensure the soup’s homemade feel.

This has ground turkey, salsa, corn, great Northern beans and jalapeno pepper Cheddar cheese. I requested this recipe from my co-worker after she brought it into one of our many potlucks. It is very tasty and a little spicy; if you don’t like it spicy, cut the amount of cheese in half – it will still have a little kick! This recipe is really easy, and even the pickiest eaters will love it.

This has ground turkey, salsa, corn, great Northern beans and jalapeno pepper Cheddar cheese. I requested this recipe from my co-worker after she brought it into one of our many potlucks. It is very tasty and a little spicy; if you don’t like it spicy, cut the amount of cheese in half – it will still have a little kick! This recipe is really easy, and even the pickiest eaters will love it.