Craig Pierce Tin Foil Dinner

My husband returned home from a scout camp out once and announced that Craig Pierce made the best tin foil dinners he had ever had and that I had to find out his secret.  His wife was happy to share, and I must say these are delicious when camping.  I love that he uses Keilbasa…

Crock Pot Chicken Marsala

I was looking for something different than the typical meat and veggies dinner we always seem to have these days trying to accommodate my keto dieting husband. I wanted something saucy to use over spaghetti squash noodles I planned to make. And I needed something easy for a busy day. I found this Crock Pot…

Jerk Chicken

Attention to all my trager friends. I swear this is a recipe for you. This is another great Cook’s Illustrated favorite of mine and has instructions for how to smoke the chicken on the BBQ grill which is what I do because I don’t have a trager. So I guess this is really a recipe…

Crock Pot Lasagna

My friend Kassie Voigt tipped me onto this recipe that she loves for lasagna that you make in your crock pot. I have been dying to try it ever since she told me about it, and I am so sad that I waited this long to do it. It was good! And it worked out…

Ropa Vieja

This is a Cuban dish. I found the recipe in one of my Cook Illustrated Magazines and have had it hanging around and been wanting to try it forever. Ropa Vieja literally means “old clothes.” The story behind it is that there was a peasant who couldn’t afford meat to feed his family so he…

Carne Asada

My husband announced yesterday that he is trying a low carb diet. And right after that, I announced that I don’t cook low carb. Enchiladas were on the menu for dinner tonight mostly because I made some really good Spanish rice the other day that I wanted to reuse as a side. However, all day…

America’s Test Kitchen Baked Ziti

The thing about any recipes from America’s Test kitchen as they are always touting them as the best recipe ever for that certain type of food. The other thing is…I often find they are right. This is one of those cases. This baked ziti has this custardy creamy thing going that holds all the noodles…

Cream Cheese Chicken

I’m always on the look out for good crock pot recipes for those crazy days when I am going to be gone all day, but somehow still need to feed my people dinner. I remember having a recipe at some point for a crock pot cream cheese chicken that I liked, but I couldn’t find…

Creamy Pesto Pasta Sauce

Kudos to Sarah Leeper for this recipe!  She made this for our family when we went out to stay with them in New Hampshire this fall.  We had just come home from a long day together of site seeing and everyone was hungry.  She and Jamis threw this together so fast and every single person…

Chinese Pork Dumplings

Oh man these were definitely a labor of love, but so good and the feeling of them sitting in my belly makes me feel like it was totally worth it.  It just might be a while before I do it again though.  This recipe came in my most recent Cooks Illustrated magazine and I was…

Chinese Barbecue Beef

Today was the craziest day ever!  Like I had to be in 3 places at once from 2pm-6pm today.  I knew it was a crock pot meal kind of day, but to be honest I hate crock pot meals.  I swear they are always soupy things you pour over rice or meat with a weird…

Ravioli Alfredo with Artichokes

Ravioli Alfredo for the win!  All three of my kids loved this tonight.  I saw a similar recipe in a Food Network Magazine and adapted this to the ingredients I had on hand.  It turned out great, and only took me 20 minutes to repair!  That’s a WIN-WIN!!!! RAVIOLI ALFREDO WITH ARTICHOKES Ingredients: Kosher salt…