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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Crock Pot Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

  Plenty of vibrant colors and flavors in this dish.  Plenty of healthy components as well.  Even picky eaters can navigate this deliciousness.  If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know one of my favorite characteristics in a dish is versatility.  Well, this baby’s got versatility!  Delicious versatility. A full house, lots of […]

Crock Pot Creamy Tomato Soup

  Tomato soup is nostalgic.  It always has been.  When the aroma of tomato soup fills my apartment, I am instantly taken back to my childhood kitchen table dunking a grilled cheese sandwich into my piping hot bowl of soup. This recipe is creamy and full of tomato flavor.  Made in the crock pot, it […]

Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce

  Cooking in the crock pot is ten times better than any potpourri you could ever use.  With that in mind, nothing beats filling your home with the aroma of apples, sugar, and warm fall spices.  Once you make homemade applesauce, you will never go back to the store-bought stuff.  I’m hooked. This recipe is […]