Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Tacos --- I heard on the news the other night that it was the 75th anniversary of the slow cooker. I'm basically up for any excuse to use my slow cooker, and 75 years of low and slow deliciousness seemed like the perfect excuse to cook up a slow cooker-full of tender, spicy, creamy shredded chicken, just right for spooning into warmed tortillas and garnishing with a little Sriracha, sour cream and chopped scallions. My best advice on this one? ...more

Frosted Meatloaf Cupcakes

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Frosted Meatloaf Cupcakes --- With the empty nest that we have going at our house these days, certain recipes are more of a challenge to make. Whole lasagnas, big casseroles of macaroni and cheese and regular size meatloaves are all just too much deliciousness without the Southern daughter and her posse around to share the eating. So my solution? ...more

Creamy Peanut Soup

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Creamy Peanut Soup --- We are a family that likes our peanuts. From good old pb&j sandwiches to just noshing on them by the handful, we have yet to meet a peanut anything we don't like. Maybe it's the Southern husband's Georgia upbringing ....more

Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Pizza

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese Pizza --- So many many things to say about this little recipe. Starting with the fact that it is basically a loaded bagel with cream cheese, but in pizza form. And since my love for a bagel slathered with cream cheese and smoked salmon and other goodies runs neck and neck with my love for pizza in pretty much any form, this concoction pretty much leaves me weak in the knees ....more

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki --- It might be my imagination, but somehow there seems to be something magic in my slow cooker that makes things taste that much more delicious than their traditional stovetop versions. It might be magic, or it might be the fact that whatever it is gets to simmer away all day long, low and slow in whatever sauces and seasonings you have in the slow cooker. Take this chicken teriyaki for example ....more

Warm Green Bean and Farro Salad

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Warm Green Bean and Farro Salad --- This recipe was born out of a conglomeration of different events, which is how some of my favorite recipes happen. You aren't planning them, but then you realize that you have an odd assortment of leftover bits and pieces in your fridge and pantry, and you start to get this feeling. The feeling that they just might work together as a delicious taste sensation ....more

Guacamole Pasta

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Guacamole Pasta --- Does anyone else out there have a mad crush on avocados? I love them passionately, and am always looking for an excuse to work them into the menu. To the extent that the Southern husband will now and again buy me a bag of them at Costco - and you know what that means ....more

Poached Egg and Roasted Vegetable Salad

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Poached Egg and Roasted Vegetable Salad --- There's something about roasting vegetables that is just some kind of magic. Not that there is anything wrong with a plain old raw carrot, but when you take that same carrot, mix it up with some little potatoes and some beets and toss the whole thing with a little olive oil and salt and roast it until everything is warm and tender on the inside and a little crispy on the outside...that is Vegetable Magic. And when you put those roasted veggies on some lettuce and top the whole thing off with a poached egg...hello, GORGEOUS! ...more

Savory Granola

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Savory Granola --- We are big granola lovers in this house. Crunchy, pretty healthy, what's not to love? And usually our granola is the sweet variety that is usually the first thing you think of when you are thinking of granola (what, you aren't constantly thinking of granola??), but every once in a while we like to shake things up around here and go for a savory version ....more

Winter Vegetable Soup

---- If this post is not displaying properly, view it in your browser here: Winter Vegetable Soup --- Here we are again, smack in the cold and frosty heart of winter. So you know what we need? Well, besides crackling fires and lots of blankets and dogs that curl up obligingly on our toes? ...more