Sunday, April 15, 2018

Best brussel sprouts ever

This is how you do them!

1) Preheat oven to 400 F
2) half or quarter the brussel sprouts
3) mince 4 cloves of garlic
4) douse them with olive oil, pepper and salt
5) cook for 30 minutes
6) you can cook for 10 extra minutes at a higher hear (around 450 F) if they are not too done already

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Slow Cooker Lasagna

My daughter and I LOVE Natasha's Kitchen blog, and together we found this recipe for dinner tonight.  Slow cooker is the best!  The picture is not ours, it is our favorite picture of lasagne.  But here is the link to the slow cooker lasagna recipe form Natasha's kitchen!!

Herbed Chicken Lasagna Recipe

Herbed Chicken Lasagna Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Leek, bacon and potato soup

There are so many to choose from, but I really like this one

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Angie's version of Sweet Potato Cashew Bake

I love sweet potato casserole. 

This is my favorite dish at Thanksgiving, and also at Christmas.  But the mid-west version is a little too sickly sweet for me, and in my opinion should be on the desert table.  When my friend, Trish, brought THIS version of the casserole to Thanksgiving one year, I was in love!  Here is the recipe, but a little less sugar than was originally called for. 

Ingredients - Serves 5-6 people
3 sweet potatoes
1/4 cup of packed brown sugar
1/3 cup broken cashews
1/4 teaspoon of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 8 oz can of peach slices
2 tablespoons of butter
1/2 cup small marshmallows


1) Preheat over to 350 degrees
2) Cook the sweet potatoes by boiling them in a saucepan until they are soft, then chop them into 1/2 inch discs
3) Combine brown sugar, cashews, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in a separate bowl
4) Drain peaches well
5) in a basking dish, layer half each of the sweet potatoes, peach slices and brown sugar mixture
6) Repeat layers
7) Dot with butter and scatter with marshmallows
8) Bake for 30 minutes, uncover, bake about 10 minutes longer to brown
9) Enjoy

Monday, April 25, 2016

Salmon Spinach Pasta

This is so good!!  Not my photo, from Martha Stewart website, but made this tonight and didn't want to loose the link.  SOOOOO good.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Slow Cooker Ideas

With not being home to prepare dinners 4 nights a week now, I need some ideas to help hubby out for making dinners.  And why, oh why, has it taken me so long to think about bringing out the slow cooker?

But now I need some place to go with great slow cooker recipes for me and my family, and this page is it (I will keep adding as I explore and find new delights!)

Because this is a brain storming post, none of these photos are mine.  Please click the link to get to the artist and recipe creator.

First and foremost... I must make this dish

1) Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen with Curry Roasted Acorn Squash

Crockpot Crispy Caramelized Pork Ramen Noodle Soup w/Curry Roasted Acorn Squash| @hbharvest
And then the rest that look interesting...

Monday, July 13, 2015

Paddington Bear Orange Marmalade Chicken

My kids love the movie Paddington bear.  I've never heard them giggle so much at one movie.

Paddington's favorite food, of course, is Orange Marmalade.  You can imagine the children's delight when tonight's menu was Orange Marmalade Chicken!

This meal was categorized as "superfast" which is what I'm in desperate need of currently. Due to deciding to take on full time work, I'm literally losing sleep at night trying to determine how 40 hours a week of employment is going to work with the family.  Most importantly, I'm sweating bullets about how I'm going to have fresh, easy dinners that are healthy for this little brood of mine.