Buffalo Chicken Salad {in your Crockpot}

  I love buffalo wing sauce and I’ve posted several recipes in the past starring the orange goodness like Buffalo Shrimp with Blue Cheese, Spicy Buffalo Chicken Soup and Buffalo Blue Cheese Dip.  Today I’ve got another one for you! The best part about it is you  can make in your slow cooker with under ten ingredients.  It’s truly simple and delicious! Alternately, you could make this as lettuce wraps … Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Salad {in your Crockpot}

A Blue Coconut Birthday Cake for the BOYS in my life!

This weekend we’re celebrating Joe’s birthday and we both got the best present ever on Friday at the doctor’s office when we learned that we’re having a BOY! I was convinced it was a girl because both of our families are full of girls but I’m thrilled!  Having a son is going to be a whole new world and I’m happy to remain the only woman in … Continue reading A Blue Coconut Birthday Cake for the BOYS in my life!

Kale Pesto Stuffed Baked Potatoes {in your Crockpot}

This recipe was inspired by one from the Easy Sides section of my April Food Network magazine.   I’d heard you could make baked potatoes in the crockpot so I decided to give it a go and it worked great.  I was using my slow cooker to make a chicken recipe so I cooked the potatoes at the same time using my metal shelf insert.  If you’re not … Continue reading Kale Pesto Stuffed Baked Potatoes {in your Crockpot}

Apple and Blueberry Hand Pies

I often use frozen berries in smoothies and in baking so I jumped at the chance when Wyman’s of Maine asked me to try their frozen blueberries in a Sally Cooks recipe. I was having a few friends for dinner so I decided to make individual apple and blueberry pies for dessert.  I experimented with a few different ways of making the pies.  My first attempt sprung … Continue reading Apple and Blueberry Hand Pies

Spinach Artichoke Pasta

If you’re a fan of spinach artichoke dip, this is a recipe you’ll love because it is like eating your favorite appetizer for dinner. Unlike my favorite spinach artichoke dip that counts mayo as a main ingredient, this one skips the mayo.  Instead, a roux (flour and butter) and a combination of parmesan and mozzarella give the sauce its flavor.  On the healthier side, this dish is … Continue reading Spinach Artichoke Pasta

Pork Tenderloin Roast with Red Curry, Garlic and Herbs {in your Crockpot}

Happy First Day of Spring! I hope the weather where you are actually feels like spring too.  We’re getting there in NC; the sun is shining and the temperature is tip-toeing past 60! This week I finally unboxed a new crockpot friends gave us for our wedding.  Exciting, right?!  It really does make me excited, I’ll admit it.  This one (a Cuisinart) allows you to … Continue reading Pork Tenderloin Roast with Red Curry, Garlic and Herbs {in your Crockpot}

Cheesy Vegetable Soup {in your Crockpot}

  One of Joe’s favorite soups is broccoli cheese which inspired this cheesy vegetable soup you can make in your crackpot.  I’m not always a fan of creamy soups but I love this one!  It’s cheesy and rich without being too heavy and it’s packed with vegetables.  The sharp cheddar combined with the carrots and red bell pepper give it this beautiful color.  I decided … Continue reading Cheesy Vegetable Soup {in your Crockpot}

Roasted Winter Vegetables with Balsamic and Feta

It seems appropriate to post a winter vegetable recipe when there is ice on the ground today in my neighborhood.  This dish makes the most of winter root vegetables before the summer vegetables hit the grocery stores and farmers markets. I really like pickled beets (well pickled anything) so I added them at the end when I tossed the roasted vegetables with the dressing but leave … Continue reading Roasted Winter Vegetables with Balsamic and Feta

Chocolate “Dirt” Pudding

It’s a cold dreary Monday in NC and I for one, am ready for daffodils, sunshine and flip-flops.  At least there is lots of basketball this week and chocolate, always chocolate! This is a dessert that will be popular with both the big and little kids in your life.  I think the first time I experienced dirt pudding, complete with gummy worms, was in science class … Continue reading Chocolate “Dirt” Pudding

Chicken Pot Pie with a Biscuit Crust {Happy National Pi Day!}

Happy National Pi Day! To celebrate, Inkling asked me to join in the fun by sharing an original pie recipe along with their two delicious pie related recipes from the Modernist Cuisine at Home cookbook: Flaky Pie Crust and Sous Vide Vanilla-Cinnamon Pastry Cream. I love sweet pies, especially cherry and apple pie but I decided to go with a savory pie that’s always a … Continue reading Chicken Pot Pie with a Biscuit Crust {Happy National Pi Day!}