Molly Friesen

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Grandpa Jack’s Minestrone


I think I was still in college when I first had this soup, and I knew then that I needed the recipe. (By the way, every now and then, I’m a little aghast that I haven’t shared this with you yet; it’s one of my all-time favorites, and it’s also now a great way to […]

Creamy Black Bean Chicken Soup


This soup is quite similar to the Slow Cooker Enchilada Soup that I posted about a few weeks ago (about which I’ve gotten great reviews – thanks, guys!), but it’s just different enough and just good enough that it’s worth sharing, too! We had this at Happy Hour last night and my Crockpot was scraped […]

Sweet Potato and Lentil Chili


For our inaugural Happy Hour of the school year, I made this Sweet Potato and Lentil Chili. Honestly, I was looking for a recipe that would be cheap and low-maintenance, since I figured we’d be serving a bit of a crowd (I think we had 19 adults and a little under 10 kids show up). […]

Slow Cooker Enchilada Chicken Soup


You guys, it’s soup season again! And in Billings, the temperatures are dropping so quickly, I just want to drop everything and make soup! Soup, soup, soup, soup, soup. I kicked off soup season (can I say “Soup-tember” without sounding overly cheesy?) with this one that’s been on my Pinterest board for a while: Slow […]

One Pot, Healthy Cauliflower Mac n Cheese


You know who’s been a lazy blogger recently? THIS GIRL! And, who’s been a lazy cook lately, too? THIS GIRL! This isn’t a soup recipe, although I do have a few soup recipes that I need to blog before I totally forget about them. Have you made my Asian Chicken Chili soup recipe? I’ve made […]

Corn & Andouille Chowder


Does anybody else love, love, love the delectable combination that is creamy and spicy? Exhibit 1: Pioneer Woman’s jalapeno poppers, which disappear whenever we make them, no matter how many we make (if you happen to have a few leftover, they’re actually quite good for breakfast the next morning). Exhibit 2: Johnny Carino’s has a […]

Menu for the week of 11/18


Well, another week, another menu. Last Thursday, our house got hit with a stomach bug, so we spent the weekend subsisting mostly on saltines, animal crackers, rice cooked in chicken broth, and chicken soup. We’re pretty well mended up by now, so here’s to a healthy week!

Menu for the Week of 11/11


I’ve been contemplating sharing my weekly menu with the Internet world (all 15 of you who read my blog, anyway). I love food. I love cooking, I love thinking about different flavor combinations, I love shopping for food, and I love knowing that I am providing my family and friends with generally nutritious, flavorful meals. […]

Pumpkin Black Bean Chili


This chili was a little bit of a leap of faith for me since it prominently features two flavors that I’m not typically wild about: pumpkin and parsley. However, I was feeling adventurous and wanted to celebrate some fall flavors. Plus, I was feeding it to a crowd, so there were good odds that I […]

Chili Blanco Especial


My mom has been making this soup, from the fantastic Creme de Colorado cookbook, for ages. I have the recipe hand-written on a recipe card from her when I went to seminary, and at the time I was a little shocked to discover how expensive white pepper was/is. It was worth it in this soup, […]