Crock Pot Peanut Satay

Hello out there! Happy last weekend of May! I feel like this Spring has flown by. Our vegetables are starting to sprout in our raised bed, so that is very exciting! Soonish, we’ll be able to cook from our home grown veggies. For this former city girl, it’s a first …

Crock Pot French Onion Soup – Irish Style!

Hello out there! Where did March go already? I’ve been busy being obsessed with my summer trip to Ireland with M! It’s a little ridiculous – we’ve got 3 books and I’ve gone a little nuts on planning. It’s the best part of travel, IMO. We’ve also made our way …

Crock Pot Vegetarian Meatloaf with Ketchup Glaze

Hello out there! Happy February! I’m on track for my one new recipe per month goal of 2015 — woo hoo! This new recipe I have for you today is one of my new favorites. Although M and I no longer eat meat, we are both Midwesterners who have traditionally …

Crock Pot Chinese Hot Pot Soup

Hello out there! Once again, I am sorry for the lack of posting. I moved across the country in October from Chicago to Seattle. I’ve been out here a month and I am loving it so far! I’ve upgraded from studio living to a spacious one bedroom with a fantastic …

Crock Pot Salmon in Maple Sauce

Hypothesis: Maple food products make the world a better place. Experiment: Go to Canada (twice). Bring back 2 bottles of maple syrup, 4 boxes of maple cookies and 2 jars of maple butter.  Eat all the things. Cook with maple syrup. Conclusion: Yes, indeed, maple products make the world a …

Crock Pot Broccoli and Beef

Hey everyone! Happy February! I’ve been busy hibernating so far this month. How about you all? I gave up booze for the month and it’s been really a lot more difficult than anticipated. It doesn’t help that we are provided with free beer at work on Fridays. I look forward …

Crock Pot General Tso’s Chicken

I love Chinese takeout. LOVE. I’d eat it every day if I could. It always worries me though a little because I never know what ingredients are used to make it taste so good. This is a version of General Tso’s chicken from Stephanie O’Dea. It tastes a lot like …

Thai Peanut Butter Chicken

I think we can all agree that peanut butter is one of the best foods on earth. I often look for new things to add it to. It makes healthy food like apples, bananas and celery worth eating.  It also makes a great Thai sauce, which is what I’m making …

Chicken Chow Mein

This is my all time favorite Crock Pot recipe! This is my go-to meal now whenever I’m craving some trusty Chinese take out. It’s easy and it honestly tastes just as good as the Chow Mein I grew up eating from Ming’s Garden. I hope you all will make this …

Peking Pork Chops

Peking.  Beijing.  Potato, potaaato.  It’s weird that we refer to Beijing as Peking in some instances, but not others. I wondered why the whole time I was there.  Why were we eating Peking Duck in Beijing?  Let’s find out what this all about because it’s bugging me now. According to …