BBQ Pulled Chicken

Cue the anticipated hectic work week and everything or anything just seeming to go wrong. Not only is it just Tuesday morning, but dinner still needs to happen tonight. Sound familiar? Agh, I know I have been there too. That’s where my trusted and old friend the crock pot comes into play, I like to think of this amazing kitchen gadget as one of those, "set it and forget it" gadgets. It’s funny, I go through phases of using one religiously and then completely forgetting about it. ...more

Baked Bean and Sausage Stew

Who likes easy dinners? This girl!And what’s easier than tossing some beans, meat, and spices into a crock pot and then walking away? That’s all you need to do for this bean and sausage stew....more

Working Woman's Wednesday

Cuban-Style Shredded Pork Panini

Cuban-Style Shredded Porkmothersapronstrings...more

Crock Pot Taco Soup

Yesterday I posted about trying to get back into the clean eating and a good starting point grocery list. Of course after I posted about the shopping I found THIS awesome blog. I can see this make the actual meal planning process so. much. easier! Check it out… Themed meal planning. I had to come back and share it too. It can really work with any kind of diet....more

I Crock Pot.

Crock Pot Chicken Enchiladas - On the Lighter Side

I try my best to live a healthy lifestyle.  I try to workout 6 days a week whether it be through running, strength training, or a fitness video.  It’s important to me to stay active and strong so I’m able to do the things I love and have enough energy to keep up with T.J....more

Spinach & Provolone Stuffed Turkey Meatloaf

Much like music, there are certain smells that can transport us back to our childhood. Nothing seems to do that for most people like the aroma of certain foods that fill a home.  When I think back to holidays as a child, my mind immediately goes back to the sounds and aromas I woke up to every morning.  I remember hearing my mom working away in the kitchen, the smell of coffee and eggs filling the house.  Later in the morning the house was sure to smell of scalloped corn, no matter what the holiday....more

Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Nothing warms the soul like a warm bowl of soup.  And my favorite way to make soup…the crock pot!  At our house, we do Crock Pot Wednesdays.  Mike and I are really into golf and during the winter months we take part in an Indoor Golf League on Wednesday nights.  Doing Crock Pot Wednesdays allows us to go out and enjoy ourselves…and hopefully win our match (we’re not competitive at all ;))…and come home to a delicious smelling house with supper already made.  All we have to do is serve it up!...more

Slow Cooker Mushrooms and Rice

I am always looking for a new recipe that makes my life easier.  There is a double challenge because I have to make sure my husband will like it.  You probably know just what I mean, there are the children too.  Slow Cooker Mushrooms and Rice is one of those recipes that just about everybody loves.  It is also versatile because it is a side dish and also a main entree. You can change out the portabello mushroom soup for another type of mushroom soup if you want a bit of a milder taste.  Try this extremely simple recipe and keep it as a go to for those busy days....more
Mmmmm, this is my idea of a good dinner. Hungry now... do I have any mushrooms, I might...more