Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala Stew

The most amazing slow cooker recipe, ever.  This hearty Chicken Marsala Stew will quickly become a family favorite and is ready to eat when you walk in the door after a busy day.  Lighter and more heart healthy than many stew recipes, you won't feel weighed down after eating a bowl.  Room for dessert! According to Facebook, school has started everywhere....but here.  It's still summer in my 'hood.  The kids are still riding their bikes through the neighbors landscaping and sucking every … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Beef and Ale Stew

What better way to weather the effects of the Polar Vortex than with stew.  Right?  First, let's talk about the Polar Vortex....does this remind anyone of The Day After Tomorrow?  The term alone makes me think if I stick my face outside it will instantly freeze.  Like in a nano-second.  Like a wooly mammoth.  Isn't that how the dinosaurs died?  Am I freaking you out yet?  Sorry, let's move on. I also have the Ebola Virus...or a cold...either way, I feel like I never want to get out of bed.  … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Thai Red Curry Beef

Requests for slow cooker recipes are starting to pour in.  I have a ton....I shared one.  And with the holiday rush just around the corner I agree that we should be using the slow cooker more than ever.  It 's nice to come home from work (or holiday shopping with all the crazy people) to a nice hot meal that's not delivered from the nearest pizza joint. I love my slow cooker, it's a whole 20 years old.  It's reliable if the ingredients are prepped in the right way and if I'm … [Read more...]

Cream of Mushroom Soup (minus the cream)

The Devil Wears Prada is one of my favorite movies. There's a quote in the movie that I always think of when I see "chowder" or "cream" of anything...."Corn chowder. That's an interesting choice. You do know that cellulite is one of the main ingredients in corn chowder." That line has ruined most cream soups for me. I rarely order creamy soups anymore because I don't want to eat cellulite.  That's just gross. It's already on my body against my will so I'd rather not add to it willingly. It … [Read more...]