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}

Cashew Chicken {in your Crockpot}

You know how bad take-out Chinese food is for your waistline and your wallet.  The good news is that it is easy  to make your favorites at home, using less sodium and more fresh or frozen produce. In about the time it takes to order and pick up Chinese, you can make a healthier version of cashew chicken with this simple, throw it all in the … Continue reading Cashew Chicken {in your Crockpot}

Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole

My Minnesotan Grandma, Maxine, was a big fan of the “hot dish” and a consummate 1950’s cook.  Meaning she embraced the “casserole decade” and loved to use processed food like jello and cream of chicken/celery/mushroom/younameit soup. These processed, frozen and ready-to-eat foods gained foothold in the American diet after years of rationing food during WWII.  From scratch was out, convenience was in, plainly-cooked, high in … Continue reading Cheesy Broccoli Chicken Casserole