#Super Bowl Round Up: The Best Appetizers

With the Super Bowl airing this weekend, an arsenal of simple yet tasty recipes is a necessity for a successful viewing party. I’ve put together a round up the most popular appetizers/dishes from the blog that are reliable crowd-pleasers (healthy or not)! Don't forget the prerequisite for this list: dishes must be easy to make and only require straight-forward ingredients to avoid going on market runs or bring glued to the stove while the game is on. ENJOY. Judy’s Baked Brie A deliciously warm and sweet appetizer to compliment … [Read more...]

Korean-Style Short Ribs

My slow cooker has been on over-drive the past two weeks and I'm not ashamed.  I'm actually impressed that each night (and sometimes in the mornings) I've managed to churn out a meals that still pique my kids' interest while hearty and flavorful to boot! It's hard to imagine that three years ago I was intimidated by slow cooking and now, I can't stop.  Slow cooking is like the most wonderful science experiment that's so easy. How often can you dump ingredients into an appliance, leave that appliance, and then come back hours later only to … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker: Pork Chops in Mustard Cream Sauce

Here's another slow cooker recipe for your files. It's not hard to cook (since it's being slow-cooked) but, if you're not used to working with pork, you might have a learning curve. I personally had no clue how the meat would turn out as there's always a huge risk of over cooking.  While I have worked with a pork tenderloin in the oven, a pork chop in a slow cooker is a totally different beast.  Sure, I’ve handled cute little cubes of beef for the Slow Cooked Beef Tips recipe, and I’ve worked with slow cooked chicken for the White Bean … [Read more...]

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...]