Rustic Garlic Chicken Lasagna


I am always saying try to make do with what you have on hand. This was definitely one of those meals. I had a package of chicken that I HAD to use or I was going to have to throw it away and I hate wasting food. I knew I was going to be gone…

Happy Easter! Top 5 Recipes for March 2018


What a week it has been. I overestimated what being away and working 12 hour days would do to me. I thought for sure I could keep up my blog while away and have no problem. Boy, was I wrong. But, I am home now and having a wonderful day with my family. I hope…

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks II


I found the picture in the depths of my computer after thinking I lost it! Our weather is finally starting to temper a bit. We are still having some wide swinging days where it is 20s one day and 55 degrees the next. But, those 20 degree days are getting farther and farther apart. We…

Slow Cooker Zuppa Toscana II


This is a throwback Sunday recipe. I went back into my earlier blog posts and looked for something I hadn’t made in awhile to see how the recipe held up. Do I make it differently now, and have the ingredients changed for us? Like I encourage you to do I make these dishes according to…

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs


So these are not “authentic” Swedish meatballs.  But rather our simple version of them. These are amazing with homemade meatballs but sometimes you go with simple. Can’t find lingonberry jam to put on the side? You can use cranberry sauce or raspberry jam in a pinch. Verdict: We made this as an alternative to the…

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili


The lower the pantry cupboards and freezer gets the harder it is to come up with quick easy meals. I am scouring the cupboards and freezer trying to put things together that make sense. We have quite a few cans of beans, tomatoes, and corn left from the November canned goods sale at our local…

Slow Cooker Creamy Turkey Chili


Happy New Year to all! Hope this year brings you all the dreams you are wishing! Determination. That is my touchstone word for 2018. Starting out right by using all that I have. Cleaning out the freezer this month is a good place to start. Use up all those bits and pieces that you have…

Simple Chicken Taco Bowls


I know the few days after Christmas I don’t want to cook, clean, or move. I had a few chicken breasts to cook and just was NOT in the mood to cook. Out comes the slow cooker. My daughter has even gotten in on my love of the slow cooker. Her first question when I…

Beef Pot Roast in Red Wine Sauce


A cold, windy day can call for a pot roast in a slow cooker. It makes your house smell great while feeling cozy and warm inside. The snow falling outside my windows makes me want to cook every night with my slow cooker. Verdict: My family gobbled this up. They loved it and couldn’t stop…

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup


My son has been begging me to make this soup again. He remembered it from three to four years ago and every once in awhile he would pass by the Velveeta cheese in the store when we out shopping and tell me, “You need to make that Cheeseburger Soup with the Velveeta cheese again.” My…

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Loin


My first post about a Sweet and Sour Pork Loin was back in 2014 (click for link to original recipe). As our tastes have changed and my confidence in cooking has grown so has the recipe for our Sweet and Sour Pork Loin. The first recipe was very simple and the kids liked it but…

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Vegetable Soup


This is my third slow cooker recipe in the past few days. My slow cooker is getting a workout while we are getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have lots of errands to run and the kids have tons of concert, recitals, classes, and parties to attend so I am constantly in my car….