Crock Pot Recipes, Side Dish Recipes

Crock Pot Skinny Mashed Potatoes

  I realize it's been been some time since my last post.  I apologize for all the grief and anxiety that you've no doubt been suffering from due to this absence.  So, accept my apology, dry your tears, and let's get goin' again.  Game on! I'm reminded of a wise passage I once read on… Continue reading Crock Pot Skinny Mashed Potatoes

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Crock Pot Recipes, Main Course Recipes

Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala and Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

  This dish accomplishes three ever-important objectives. 1) Delicious taste. 2) The kitchen is filled with a wonderfully unique and enticing aroma. 3) Easy to make.  Three objectives met. One adjective needed. Magical. Indian food is all about the spices. While there are numerous spices to choose from, I brought this particular taste of India… Continue reading Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala and Cilantro Yogurt Sauce

Crock Pot Recipes

Crock Pot Recipe Round-Up

Hello old friend, It's really good to see you once again. In honor of the first day of Fall, I'm sharing with you a round-up of my favorite Crock Pot recipes.  Here's easy escape from busy schedules and cold weather.  It's crock pot time again. Crock Pot Apple Butter   Crock Pot Bolognese Sauce  … Continue reading Crock Pot Recipe Round-Up

Crock Pot Recipes, Main Course Recipes, Sandwiches

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sliders with Classic Buttermilk Coleslaw

  With August approaching and temperatures rising, I'm getting use out of my crock pot.  Sound like a strange concept? Allow me to explain. The galley kitchen in my apartment heats up quickly when I'm using the oven.  My solution to this issue is simple. Get porky perfection simmering away on the counter top!  This… Continue reading Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sliders with Classic Buttermilk Coleslaw

Crock Pot Recipes, Main Course Recipes

Lubia: Lebanese Stewed Beef, Tomatoes, and Green Beans

  My dear grandmother just turned 95 years old.  A trip to Florida was in order! I love listening to my grandma's stories.  Especially when they involve family history and traditions.  My grandma learned to cook from her Lebanese mother-in-law.  After my grandparents wedding, a crash course in Lebanese cooking quickly ensued.  Lubia was grandpa's favorite… Continue reading Lubia: Lebanese Stewed Beef, Tomatoes, and Green Beans

Crock Pot Recipes, Main Course Recipes

Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

I made this incredibly healthy and delicious chicken for a taco dinner.  Obviously this salsa chicken can be used for a multitude of different dishes, not just tacos.  Obviously your kitchen will smell great when this chicken is cooking.  And, obviously it's simple and easy to make. (It is a crock pot recipe, after all.) Five… Continue reading Crock Pot Salsa Chicken

Breakfast Recipes, Crock Pot Recipes

Crock Pot Apple Butter

I live on the windiest corner in Chicago.  Seriously.  Those pictures you've seen of people walking at a 45 degree angle, fighting the wind with hats and  scarfs flying through the air?  Those pictures were taken outside my apartment!  Earlier this week the high temperature was -15 degrees F, -40 if you include windchill.  Think… Continue reading Crock Pot Apple Butter