Thanksgiving: Asian BBQ Chicken Wings

I promised a week full of slow cookery to provide ease of use meals that require little to no thinking. But, I'm focused on Thanksgiving recipes and needed to share this delicious one for BBQ chicken wings.  Admittedly, while these wings don't bake in a slow cooker, the recipe is as easy to prepare, and it would be the perfect addition to your appetizer hit list for the big turkey day. I recently had dinner over my neighbors and fell in love with this recipe because it's so basic to make yet, it tastes so decadent.  The combination of soy … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

  This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of my favorites.  I look forward to making it and every year, I inevitably tweak the ingredients.  That's the one big relief coming off of our successful Bake it Happen Breast Cancer Baking campaign last month.  While baking is exact, like a science, working with the slow cooker is anything but.  You can manipulate ingredients and measured amounts each time you work with the same recipe to get your desired results. Let's face it. It’s been so mild out, who’s really thinking about … [Read more...]

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

It's finally time to wrap up summer meals and prepare for cozy fall dishes.  In my world, that means all-things-pumpkin! Soups are our fall staple due to their easy prep and long-lasting freezing qualities.  This weekend we decided to change out our tried and true butternut Butternut Squash recipe with one that is  equally delicious, fall-festive, and healthy-- Creamy Pumpkin Soup. This soup is jam-packed with healthy ingredients such as veggies, extra virgin olive oil, ginger, and more. It's a recipe that's definitely worth the taste … [Read more...]

Corn Cakes with Blueberry and Tomatillo Salsa

August is my favorite month because all of the once barren corn fields are now bursting with lush green stalks boasting some terrific ears of corn. We eat corn at least 3 times a week in the summertime so, I am constantly looking for inventive ways to get those kernels onto the dinner table. Luckily, my friend came to visit this weekend and brought along a tasty recipe for Corn Cakes with Blueberry and Tomatilla Salsa so we blocked out an hour to get cooking. These cakes are quite easy to make.  The only real time involved is boiling … [Read more...]