Asian BBQ {in your Crockpot}

For years I made BBQ pork tenderloin in my slow cooker using this tried and true recipe but I decided to switch things up this week after coming across this recipe from The Food Charlatan.  This is now our absolute favorite way to make slow cooker pork BBQ; it was so so so good! It’s just as easy as my original recipe with a few more ingredients. … Continue reading Asian BBQ {in your Crockpot}

Sesame Chicken with Green Beans {in Your Crockpot}

My most popular recipe by far is Cashew Chicken {in Your Crockpot.}  Its popularity inspired me to create today’s sister recipe for Sesame Chicken.  It’s also simple and delicious, slow cooked for ultimate flavor and tenderness in your crockpot, takeout fakeout at its best! I love that you only need a few drops of sesame oil to bring out that amazing flavor.  I served this over quinoa but you … Continue reading Sesame Chicken with Green Beans {in Your Crockpot}

Sweet and Spicy Brown Sugar and Sriracha Glazed Chicken

This recipe was born out of my desire to make a dinner that tasted like hot wings without using a deep-fryer (oh that I actually owned one!)  It is simple, spicy and delicious with minimal ingredients you probably have in your fridge.  What to buy (serves 2-3): 3 chicken breasts salt and pepper, to taste 5 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup sriracha 1/4 cup brown sugar … Continue reading Sweet and Spicy Brown Sugar and Sriracha Glazed Chicken

My Favorite Way to Cook Bacon

I tried all kinds of methods for cooking bacon before I settled on this easy way that leaves you with perfectly crispy bacon every time. All you do is preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with 2 layers of aluminum foil  (one layer won’t protect your pan from grease.) Next, place a metal cooling rack over the foiled baking sheet … Continue reading My Favorite Way to Cook Bacon

Pumpkin Pork Tenderloin {in your Crockpot}

If you’re a food blogger and it’s October you’re obligated to post a recipe that features pumpkin so before October slips away from me, here it is! I love baking with pumpkin but wanted to try something new so I experimented with using it a savory way.  The results were great; this is a recipe that will make your kitchen smell wonderful and will taste as good as it smells. The vinegar … Continue reading Pumpkin Pork Tenderloin {in your Crockpot}

Crock Pot Carnitas

This weekend I used my slow cooker again to make a delicious batch of carnitas.  Carnitas are usually made by simmering pork in some type of fat but this recipe takes a healthier route by allowing the meat to cook in its natural juices and tomatoes.  You’ll love how tender the meat becomes from cooking for hours in your crockpot and it is the perfect filing … Continue reading Crock Pot Carnitas

17 Recipes for Football Season

The fall and football season are right around the corner and I don’t know about you but I’m excited to watch my Blue Devils (I bet you can’t get season football tickets for only $80 at your alma mater!) and  Bengals.  In honor of the Bengals’ 17 game season (one bye week,) here are 17 of  my favorite, crowd-pleasing recipes that are perfect for sharing on … Continue reading 17 Recipes for Football Season

Decadent Banana Bread with Mini Chocolate Chips

This recipe is a decadent spin on the classic banana bread – improved, in my opinion, with the addition of mini chocolate chips.  Every bite is delicious and dense, packed with chocolate and banana.  It’s a great way to use your overripe bananas and if for some reason it doesn’t disappear within a a day of baking, it freezes well tightly wrapped in foil.  I like to … Continue reading Decadent Banana Bread with Mini Chocolate Chips

Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti

What to buy (makes about 20 biscotti): 1 2/3 cups blanched sliced almonds 3 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/8 teaspoon salt semi-sweet chocolate, white chocolate or milk chocolate for drizzling or dipping What to do: preheat oven to 350 degrees and cover a baking tray with parchment paper, spray with … Continue reading Dark Chocolate Dipped Almond Biscotti

Frozen Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade

Watermelon season is in full swing and I’m all about it (see yesterday’s recipe for a watermelon salad.) I’m also having a very sober summer as I’m almost eight months pregnant so I’ve been making a lot of mock-tails like this Frozen Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade.  It’s a delicious combination of sweet and tart, naturally sweetened and perfect for a hot July 4th day.  This recipe is … Continue reading Frozen Watermelon Raspberry Lemonade