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Smokey Farmhouse Soup

Cold weather calls for soups, and this simple, hearty, smokey soup does just the trick: root vegetables get simmered and pureed with an intoxicating blend of savory spices and then beefed up with chunks of smoked sausage and curly green kale. The perfect meal after a long day full of winter chores, hopefully next to a fireplace.

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Warm up Sweet Potato & Tomato Soup

I really wanted a grilled cheese and tomato soup because it was one of those chill-you-to-the-bone days. Of course, it being February, there were no tomatoes or basil leaves in the garden-- just snow. But I did have a quart of our frozen tomatoes on hand, as well as a few sweet potatoes and cubes of minced basil in olive oil that I put up last summer. I pulled up our Tomato Basil Soup recipe, tweaked it a little, and I found my perfect for winter, warm-up soup. Enjoy!

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Weeknight Beef Chili

Sometimes you just want a pot of chili but you don't want to simmer a billion ingredients all day. We streamlined a simple bean and beef chili recipe, but because we wanted to cook once and eat it for lunch all week we packed in a few cups of cubed squash to stretch it.

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Classic Meatloaf

Meatloaf is the ultimate comfort food, and this simple, classic version is super simple!

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Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Think of your favorite cheesy, broccoli and bacon stuffed potatoes but for a crowd! Read the whole recipe before you begin-- if you get all the parts prepped and ready, the whole meal will take less than 30 minutes to prepare.

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Butternut Squash Baked Beans

Spicy, sweet, bacony butternut squash baked beans-- who could ask for anything more?

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Garlic & Rosemary Cauliflower Salad

Garlic, rosemary, parmesan and toasty cauliflower light up this grain and kale salad. If you don't have spelt berries, try wild rice, bulgar or quinoa. Can be made without the parmesan for vegan prep.

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Broccoli, Ham & Cheese Soup

Broccoli, ham and cheese-- sounds like a delicious, melty sandwich or quiche, but it's actually a rich and creamy soup. The from-scratch ham stock can be scratched if you don't have the time or the hock; just substitute a flavorful chicken or vegetable stock instead.

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Spicy Pork & Turnip Noodle Bowl

This is the perfect recipe to pick if you only have 30 minutes to make dinner and you have a craving for a big, slurpy bowl of noodles. Turnips make a perfect veggie noodle: they don't fall apart when cooked and their flavor is super mild. Add some flavorful spices and aromatics to our ground pork, shred up some cabbage and carrots and you're good to go!