Slow Cooker Turkey Chili

We are on a slow cooker roll, and a chili bender too.  If you’ve got a good thing going in the kitchen, why stop? I know it sounds obvious but making simple tweaks to a “kid-approved” recipe will probably create another new dish that will pass the test with your most discerning underage critics. Last week I made our favorite Slow Cooker Chicken Chili.  It was a hit with everyone, as always.  There was not a drop left in the slow cooker.  This week, I made a Slow Cooker Turkey Chili that’s a riff off the other recipe.  Guess what?  Another … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef Chili

  A recipe that has “easy” and “slow cooker” in its title should rise to the top of your list. Especially during the winter months when the wind chill is enough to make you crave any meal that requires basting or simmering all day long. Who doesn’t want something warm and hearty for dinner--- with lots of leftovers? Beef Chili is a lay up for your dinner rotation because you don't need to do much cooking at all. Simply sauté the beef in a skillet with the vegetables and let your slow cooker do the rest.   Over the next few … [Read more...]

Roasted Root Vegetable and Turkey Chili

It's Seriously Soup day today, featuring one of my favorite bloggers, Serena, who authors a blog called Seriously Soupy.  Serena started Seriously Soupy as a creative outlet for herself after her first daughter was born, which combined her passion for cooking with an interest in learning more about soups and soup making.  Since it started, she has given soup tours and taught soup classes and has a catalog of over 100 soups on the site!  You can join Serena on her Soupy journey at and twice a month you can find her here, at My … [Read more...]

Slow Cooked Black Bean Beef Chili

I might sound like a broken record but I don’t care: Slow cooked meals are so easy and stress free.  My crock pot is the best investment I’ve made for my kitchen since I started my culinary journey (and you can purchase yours here)!! I must admit, it is challenging to change up meal selections every night for dinner to keep it interesting for my kids.  And, when you have a finicky eater, it seems torturous.  This week the slow cooker has been working non-stop.  And, every completed dish has been fresh and tasty.  Lucky for me, the slow … [Read more...]