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…

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…

Grilled Lemon Chicken with Rosemary

I love any recipe in the summer that keeps the heat outside and this is a nice change up from regular ol’ BBQed chicken.  I found this gem in a Cooks Illustrated magazine.  This chicken stays moist and has a great flavor.  Plus, left overs sliced up taste great even cold the next day. GRILLED…

Spicy Thai Noodle Salad

I have a friend, Emily Brady, who is always posting yummy looking things on her instagram account. All her stuff always seems so simple and healthy and delicious.  And mostly this girl knows how to stage a food picture.  I wish I had this skill!  The other day she posted this recipe, and I gave…

Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese

I loved my baked macaroni and cheese casserole, but it takes a bit of time to make, and my kids always look at it and think that’s not the kraft macaroni and cheese that they were expecting when I said I was making mac n cheese for dinner.   But when I found this recipe…

Steamed Clams (Or Mussels or both)

One night my dear friend Lily Darais invited our family over for dinner.  She opened the door and let us in to the most delicious smelling kitchen.  I told her it smelled divine and asked what she had prepared.  Steamed muscles she said because she thought they were so kid friendly, and then proceeded to…