Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken


There was a television show when I was a child that I would watch in the afternoon after school. It was called “Get Smart.” There was a bumbling agent, Maxwell Smart or 86, who battled KAOS with Agent 99.  He was always getting himself into situations that he needed saving from and one of his…

Perfect Oven Roasted Chicken


Lately it seems that I cannot get it together enough to cook on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tuesdays are the worst because from 1:00 or 2:00 pm until 10:00 pm we are in meetings, lessons, after school activities or on the road somewhere in between. Thursdays are okay, but we do not get home until 8:00…

Roasted Balsamic Brussel Sprouts


Only one person in my family really loves Brussels Sprouts.  I almost never made them because they usually go to waste.  So, I decided this Thanksgiving to try to find a way to cook Brussels Sprouts so that everyone would eat them. Verdict: This was okay.  They were not the most favorite side dish but…

Roasted Mediterranean Balsamic Chicken with Vegetables


As we were discussing some of our favorite meals that I have made over the last few year everyone agreed that their favorites were the Asian, Middle Eastern or Mediterranean dishes.  We all really like the savory flavors of the dishes. If I open my cupboard right now I know I would find no less…

Easter Dinner – Slow Cooker Ham and Balsamic Roasted Carrots


My children love the fruit in the Easter Basket.  Each year they look forward to seeing what they will get.  We have done kiwis disguised as Easter eggs and this year the Easter Cantaloupe and Easter Watermelon.  We love having fun with their baskets. I LOVE Easter. To me, this is the perfect holiday. It…

Italian Sausage with Roasted Balsamic Vegetables


With Veteran’s Day and then a SNOW DAY (yes, a real snow day) now behind us I can finally get back to posting.  It is hard to write with my children around.  That is mostly my fault because I love having them home so I tend to want to spend all my time with them….