Just Like Cafe Rio

I got this recipe from my old college roommate Debbie Christensen.  Her family made it for the large crowd that gathered after a baby blessing one year.  And who doesn’t love cafe rio or a good restaurant imitation.  This recipe feeds a huge crowd.  You could easily cut it in half and still feed a…

Pork Loin and Apple Compote

I love when my crock pot makes dinner for me; however, I don’t know that most of the stuff I make in my crock pot are meals that I really love.  I feel like meats often have a weird textures and crock pot stuff often becomes one big soupy conglomeration. My apple tree is on…

Zuppa Toscana

 My favorite soup at Olive Garden is their Zuppa Toscana.  My Mom went under the knife today for total knee replacement surgery.  In preparation, at her house last night she made this soup in her crock pot and froze a bunch for her husband to enjoy while she is at the hospital the next few…