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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Appetizers

Tequila Lime “Margarita” Chicken Wings and Southwest Ranch Dipping Sauce

  Wasted away again in Margarita-wing-ville ...   I know, a Jimmy Buffet reference. Gimmie a break, though.  It's Sunday afternoon, I've got a bit of writers block going on, and I just made wings that literally taste like a top shelf margarita. (And I just got a manicure ... see those pretty nails?)  … Continue reading Tequila Lime “Margarita” Chicken Wings and Southwest Ranch Dipping Sauce

Main Course Recipes

Sticky Bourbon Chicken and Broccoli

  Take-out-fake-out! Unlike my last post, I can't claim to have coined the above phrase.  I can claim a wonderful recipe worthy of staying home in your cozies, and far better than your local take out.  I can also claim a sauce that you'll quickly become addicted to.  Let's roll.   This bourbon chicken and… Continue reading Sticky Bourbon Chicken and Broccoli

Sandwiches, Seafood Recipes

Salmon Sliders with Dill and Caper Yogurt Sauce

  Most of us are currently in the doldrums of winter.  It's cold.  Perma-gray clouds are lingering.  We're tediously wiping the pup's paws after every walk.  ("tedious" is the best euphemism I could think of ... it's a family blog, after all.)  With all that said, I have to admit my inspiration for this fantastic… Continue reading Salmon Sliders with Dill and Caper Yogurt Sauce

Appetizers, Snacks

Andouille Pigs in a Blanket with Chutney Mustard Dipping Sauce

  You know the "This Little Piggy" nursery rhyme, don't you?  Of course you do.  You're saying it to yourself right now ... Well, these little piggies waited to mature into sophisticated, tasty pigs before they went to the market.  That said, they still love the simple pleasure of cuddling into a blanket. (Now that… Continue reading Andouille Pigs in a Blanket with Chutney Mustard Dipping Sauce

Soup and Chili Recipes

Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup with Homemade Turkey Stock

    Of all the life lessons I was taught, this is one of the most important. Never throw away the bones and carcass from the Thanksgiving turkey. I prefer to make my stock on Thanksgiving night.  Turkey bones, veggies, and aromatics are placed in a stockpot.  Simply covered in water, brought to a simmer,… Continue reading Leftover Turkey Noodle Soup with Homemade Turkey Stock

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