Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Winter is the perfect season for soups, chowders, and chilis. Their hearty warmth is comforting on a cold day, and the flavors of the season are to die for! Years ago, my husband developed a tasty recipe for potato soup. A few years later, my daughter added to the recipe to make a comfort foodContinue reading “Loaded Baked Potato Soup”

Making Magic With Holiday Leftovers

Not sure what to do with excess holiday leftovers? I’ve got some options for you that are simple and sure to please. This Turkey Chowder is a delicious way to enjoy leftover turkey on a chilly winter day and making it in the Instant Pot is a breeze! If you made ham this year, youContinue reading “Making Magic With Holiday Leftovers”

Tasty Holiday Side Dishes

This time of year is wonderful, stressful, chaotic, and fun. One of the best parts – apart from showing our love for each other – is eating a delicious Christmas dinner. It’s often a lot of work, but usually worth the wait. This year will be different for many. Gatherings will be smaller and someContinue reading “Tasty Holiday Side Dishes”

Quick & Easy Holiday Desserts

Looking for quick and easy holiday dessert options? The Ginger Optimist has you covered! Click the links below for instructional videos and recipes. Pistachio Salad is blend of creamy and crunchy and is a breeze to make! This lovely dessert is sure to delight the senses without breaking the bank. Click here for more information.Continue reading “Quick & Easy Holiday Desserts”

Protein Packed Veggie Burgers (Gluten Free)

If you like black beans you will love this veggie burger. A friend challenged me to make a veggie burger and so I did. Not only did I like it, I really liked it. In fact, the first time I made them I cooked one and ate it and immediately cooked a second one toContinue reading “Protein Packed Veggie Burgers (Gluten Free)”

Healthy DIY Klondike Bars

I think any time of year is a great time for Klondike Bars. If you have dairy and gluten allergies then you will love this recipe. Even if you don’t have issues with gluten or dairy and just want a healthier alternative, this is the recipe for you. It’s super easy and quick to makeContinue reading “Healthy DIY Klondike Bars”

How to Make Healthy Bird Food

Easy suet cakes recipe for birds.

Goat Cheese Ice Cream

I love making homemade ice cream in the Vitamix. It’s so creamy and delicious. Recently, I made my sweet dark cherry ice cream and added goat cheese. Oh my goodness, it was super yummy! It reminded me of sorbet. It was sweet and tart. I am blessed to have a friend that has goats andContinue reading “Goat Cheese Ice Cream”