• Slow Cooker Supper: Emergency Pork Chops

    I shouldn’t have been surprised when Thanksgiving arrived on the third Thursday of November; it always does. Every year. Same time. What I had trouble with was efficient dinner planning that also involved avoiding poultry. Enter: my...

    • Posted 6 months ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Mushroom Leek Risotto

    I love risotto. What I don’t love is constant stirring. Aside from being lazy, the probability of me actually being able to stand at the stove, stirring constantly, without a major disaster involving a permanent marker is...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Beef Burgundy

    Any recipe that involves a full bottle of wine and relatively easy prep-work is going to get my attention. So in a world where plans changed and we unexpectedly didn’t get home from gymnastics until after 5...

    • Posted 7 months ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Chicken Provencal

    I needed an easy chicken dinner for one of those days where I knew that the only opportunity I was going to have to make dinner was at 10 a.m. I went to a reliable source: The...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Chocolate Chicken Chili Soup

    I had them at “chocolate”. For my kids, the thought of chocolate being incorporated into dinner was nothing short of heavenly. For me, it was a way to get them to try something new. So, if you...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: Three-Bean Chili

    When I decided to venture deeper into the vegetarian world, I have to admit that I was a bit lost. However, this presented a great opportunity to test those “best of the slow cooker” recipes that arrive...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Slow Cooker Supper: The Easiest Chicken Ever

    The people at America’s Test Kitchen and Cook’s Illustrated magazine are my heroes. They have the kitchens, tasters, unlimited time and resources that I would love to have, but do not. So….. when they come up with a...

    • Posted 8 months ago
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  • Crock It! Asian Chicken Thighs

    In my ever-present search for “something other than chicken” for dinner, I stumbled on a recipe for…… chicken. Seriously, if you ask my kids, they’ll tell you we have chicken 12 times a week. While not entirely...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Happy #Friendsgiving!

    Thanksgiving is just about upon us: One of the big three family holidays. But if family isn’t an option, there’s always “Friendsgiving”. My family has celebrated Thanksgiving with friends for many years and it turns out that lots of...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Crock It! Mediterranean Sauce

    Recently, I made an Asian-style slow cooker sauce to see if I could compete with the commercially made sauces I had tested with our readers last year. The sauce idea really stuck with me and in the...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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