Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Ribs


Yesterday was amazing here in Southwest Michigan! The sun was shining it was warm. It was 54 degrees at 3:49 pm when I went to pick my son up from his Science Olympiad meeting. I had on a turtleneck and light sweater. No, winter jacket. I know this will not last long but we have…

Six Big Game Day Crowd Favorites!


Looking for something different to serve at your Super Bowl party? I have gathered some of our favorite recipes for appetizers and sweet treats that will satisfy everyone on your guest list! These Meatball Mozzarella Bites (click for link to recipe) are simple to make and make a large amount all at once! They will have…

Slow Cooker Soy-Ginger Drumsticks


This is Kitty. The flood of news has me on hyper alert lately and I have been so very anxious that I am trying to avoid some of the news for the next day or two. So, I am posting pictures of kitties on Facebook right now to balance the flood of news I am…

Slow Cooker Creamy Taco Pasta


I am aware that many people are starting all sorts of new diets and I am trying to keep that in mind as I am cooking this month. As I was making this dish I thought of how if you were cutting carbs you could leave out the pasta and serve it over greens as…

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy Stew


Reality is setting in. Vacation is over.  A return to cleaning, cooking and chauffeuring yesterday made it all crystal clear. Of course I looked to my trusty slow cooker to help get dinner on the table with a minimum of fuss. As you can see in the picture above I even pulled out the finest…

Slow Cooker Italian Beef – Chicago Style


You know I love my slow cooker. This time of year it is getting a workout as we are trying to fit in meal times between all the concerts, cookie baking, and parties. This past weekend the temperature started to drop to single digits, where it has hovered since, and it snowed on and off….

Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Stuffing (with NO canned soups)


The other day I needed a quick meal to put into the slow cooker. I knew we had some nice thick pork chops in the refrigerator and a bag of leftover bread stuffing mix. The quick chop of an onion and some baby carrots mixed with some chicken stock made some delicious stuffing for the…

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Chops


My family has started reading “The 5th Wave.”  We finished “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” recently and I hadn’t chosen a new book yet. Someone suggested we give it a try so I bought it without even knowing what it was about. We only just started reading it two nights ago but last night…

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup


Here is a repeat posting of one of our most favorite hearty slow cooker soups. Has great lasagna flavor without all the fuss! Enjoy! With the weather still below 0 in the mornings every day sounds like a great soup or stew day lately.  I have found a bunch of tasty sounding soups and stews…

Slow Cooker Turkey and Wild Rice Soup and a Thank you


Thank you to all of you for the kind words and thoughts yesterday on my post President Trump (click for link to post). Last night the chin came up and the resolve kicked in. I don’t like it, I will work to change it. That is what I want from my kids. Resiliency. If you…

Slow Cooker Simple Ham & Potato Chowder


I am thankful that my family loves soups for dinner.  Soups are such as this are such an easy meal that can cook in a slow cooker while you are busy. Just a few additional ingredients just before serving and you have a delicious homemade dish to serve your family. Verdict: As my daughter and…

Vegetable Lasagna


I made this beautiful sauce the other day. I used it to make lasagna. It was great because I made the dish last night (boiled the noodles and assembled the dish) the covered it and put it in the refrigerator for dinner the next night. Tuesdays are one of our most crazy days though Wednesday…