Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup {in your Crockpot}

Joe and I spent Sunday afternoon watching the Bengals play at a new bar in Clarendon, The Bracket Room.  The Bracket Room is billed as a “female friendly” sports lounge and eatery and I’m on board; the bathrooms are clean (with TVs in the mirror!), the food is good,  and the owner, Chris Bukowski, was on one of my favorite TV shows, The Bachelor/ette.  So far … Continue reading Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup {in your Crockpot}

Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

It has been ages since I posted a seafood dish, mostly because I haven’t found any recipes that I’ve wanted to try.  So, I was excited to find this salmon recipe with only six ingredients.  The bonus was that Martha Stewart promised it would only take 30 minutes to make.    I scaled back the proportions in my recipe below because I found that Martha’s made way … Continue reading Brown Sugar Glazed Salmon

Weekend in Durham and Broccoli Corn Chowder with Bacon {in your Crockpot}

I can’t believe how fast September is flying by; it seems like it was just Labor Day.  To kick off this week (lets pretend it’s Monday) I’m sharing a creamy crockpot soup recipe that is perfect for chilly fall weather and some pictures from my weekend.  I had a productive and fun weekend with my family in Durham.  We did another round of cake tasting, … Continue reading Weekend in Durham and Broccoli Corn Chowder with Bacon {in your Crockpot}

Sweet and Sour Chicken

I’m excited to share this sweet and easy recipe. Sweet and Sour Chicken is an addition to my take-out, fake-out repertoire which so-far includes Chicken Fried Rice, Crockpot Cashew Chicken and Chicken and Broccoli.  When I was growing up, sweet and sour chicken was my all time favorite Chinese takeout menu item.   This is a grown-up version without breaded and deep-fried chicken and with less sugar. Frozen … Continue reading Sweet and Sour Chicken

Coffee and Spice Seared Pot Roast

In this recipe coffee and cocoa pair with cinnamon, garlic, chili, oregano, cumin and mustard for delicious and aromatic results.  The spice rub also adds a subtle texture to the meat.  I made the mistake of adding the rub in the dish where I mixed my spices so I wasn’t able to use the leftover rub again.  Instead I recommend you keep them separate and … Continue reading Coffee and Spice Seared Pot Roast

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies

I’m not usually a big fan of white chocolate  but I really liked these blondies and they were gone after one day at work.  I think the nuts, bourbon vanilla extract and sweetened condensed milk blend to keep you from having an overwhelming white chocolate taste. They’re delicious when they’re a little but gooey, hot out of the oven, or  if you can wait, I like them … Continue reading White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Blondies

Spicy Yogurt Chicken

I like marinating and cooking chicken in yogurt (Greek or regular) as I find it makes the chicken very tender and juicy.   The combination of yogurt with spices and tomato paste gives this a nice kick.  I served the chicken with roasted vegetables topped with the Barefoot Contessa’s Tzatziki, another recipe starring yogurt! What to buy (serves 2): 2 chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil … Continue reading Spicy Yogurt Chicken

BBQ Pork Tenderloin {in your Crockpot}

Another Monday, another simple and delicious crockpot recipe, this one with pork tenderloin.  I made the BBQ sauce on the stovetop but if you’re pressed for time you could combine all the ingredients in your slow cooker and let it work its magic.  Truthfully, I’m excited about new wedding presents like the flame orange Le Creuset pot in these pictures and looking for any excuse … Continue reading BBQ Pork Tenderloin {in your Crockpot}

Sloppy Tacos {part of the 2013 Cover to Cover Challenge with The Bitten Word!}

Zach and Clay at The Bitten Word are hosting their annual Cover to Cover challenge this week, recruiting bloggers and readers to cook every recipe from bon appetit’s September 2013 issue.   In last week’s “recipe roulette” for the challenge, I drew Sloppy Tacos, a taco and sloppy joe hybrid.  I was relieved not to draw Lamb Tartare or Skate Wing Schnitzel,  also recipes from the September issue.  I’ll … Continue reading Sloppy Tacos {part of the 2013 Cover to Cover Challenge with The Bitten Word!}