Slow Cooker Chili

Slow Cooker Chili

One thing came through loud and clear when I asked you what you wanted to see more of here on the blog in 2014 – Slow Cooker recipes!  My aim is to please so we are going to kick off the new year with a slow cooker recipe.  Tonight we are having some friends over for dinner and games and this slow cooker chili is on the menu. As I have told you before I was slow to embrace the slow cooker but this past year I have totally learned [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

slow cooker turkey breast

Turkey day is almost here!  Are you ready?  Are you in charge of the turkey? There are always a couple of issues when it comes to cooking a turkey.  For those of us not lucky enough to have two ovens in their kitchen, oven space is a big problem.  I do have a separate roaster oven that I often use for my turkey but I’ve got another option for you today – your slow cooker! Obviously you won’t be able to fit a full size turkey in your slow cooker [Continue Reading…]

Cafe Rio Sweet Pork

cafe rio pork

One of the most popular requests from my blog survey was more quick and easy dinner ideas.  So I am making a commitment to you – right here and now!  I will post at least one new quick and easy dinner idea each week.  Promise. Or rather I will really, really try hard. Today’s quick and easy dinner idea is a bit of a cheat as it is a recipe I shared back in November of 2007, just a few months after I started my blog.  Since this recipe is [Continue Reading…]

Crockpot Brisket

crockpot brisket

Over the last ten years or so I have spent a lot of time in the costume shop at the high school.   One of my favorite things about it is the opportunity it gives me to meet some of the other moms of my children’s friends. It never fails, when moms get together, the conversation always makes it around to… “So what are you having for dinner?” I love to ask that question.  I have gotten a lot of great new recipes by asking it. Today’s recipe is one that I [Continue Reading…]

Shredded Beef Tacos

Shredded Beef Tacos

I often get requests for recipes that are good to serve to a crowd (maybe it’s all that cooking I’ve done for various church functions).  Two of my favorite recipes to recommend are ones I have featured here on the blog – Cafe Rio Pork and Costa Vida Chicken. They both make a lot and they can both be done in the crock-pot which makes things easy.  I have been searching for a 3rd recipe to round off this group – a beef taco recipe that could also be done in the crock-pot.  [Continue Reading…]