Southwest Slow Cooker Chicken Stew


Temperatures for Wednesday are predicted to be -10 to -15 without windchill and about -40 with windchill warming soup and bread sound really good to me. This is one of our favorite soups. You can add bits and pieces of whatever you have left in your vegetable drawer – diced pepper, sliced carrots, or celery….

Eye of Round Beefy Stew


When I saw this tree I was shocked. When did this start to happen? It is far too soon! I know fall is on its way but I am pretending it is not happening this year. No fall means no winter, right? Okay, so I cannot stick my head in the sand at the beach…

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…

Hungarian Sausage Stew with Ale


I saved this recipe for Hungarian Sausage Stew with Ale (click for link to original recipe) from the July 2012 issue of Food & Wine magazine .  I rarely make anything from this magazine although it is one of my favorites to read.  I always thought the recipes sounded too difficult for a home-cook like myself. Every…

Slow Cooker Pork and Tomato Stew


This is another attempt to add more vegetables to our meals.  I took out pork loin boneless chops the other day and when I went to search for a recipe nothing was particularly inspiring to me.  That my children will tell you is dangerous as it means I will start creating something on my own….

Crockpot Beef Stew


My refrigerator is slowly dying and I again needed an emergency dinner so I turned to my trust crock pot.  I LOVE my crock pot!  I had frozen stew beef and needed to make something so the easiest way for me to cook is my crock pot. Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs. stew beef well-trimmed 1…