Buy the book

Slow Cooker Short Ribs - august 23, 2013

This is a family favorite that we haven't eaten in a while. I have found, however, that it really does require sautéed greens on the side. So, when for the first time in about ten years our produce box didn't contain any, I actually bought some kale from the grocery store. Not something I usually do.

Continue »
 
Buy the book

Crockpot Roast over Polenta - august 18 2013

Luckily my husband manned the stove while I headed out for Sunday morning book club to discuss Michael Pollan's Cooked. His chapter on braising, and our special guest Samin Nosrat, had me all in a tizzy about slow cooking dinner.

Continue »
 
Buy the book

Split Pea Soup - july 31, 2013

This is pretty delicious and absurdly easy. We have no celery, so I'll leave it out. We still have two big chunks of frozen ham left from Christmas, so I'll throw one in the pot and rustle up something to serve alongside, like maybe leftover bread and cheese from yesterday.

Continue »
 

Buy the bookEmergency Bean Soup -  july 30, 2013

My crockpot is going to get a lot of use this week. We're back from vacation, the fridge is empty and the produce box doesn't come until Thursday. Plus, I'm much too busy to deal with anything complicated or time consuming.

Continue »
 
Buy the book

Curried Chickpeas and Squash - july 9, 2013

I love Indian food and I love to come home to dinner bubbling away in the crockpot, so that I can pull off a homemade meal quickly after work, school, camp, baseball, soccer or whatever else comes between me and the stove. 

Continue »
 

Subscribe to the magazineGrilled Flank Steak - july 6, 2013

I've been wanting to practice my charcoal lighting skills, so tonight I'm grilling flank steak with a new marinade recipe from Saveur mag: a spicy, chinese inspired mixture reinterpreted from Mei Chin's 1980s childhood.

Continue »
 
Chow

Slow Cooker Chicken Adobo - may 14, 2013

A friend recently tweeted me this recipe from Chow.com, he recommends it for the slow cooker.

Continue »
 
Buy the book

Split Pea Soup - april 16 2013

This is pretty delicious and absurdly easy. We are out of celery, so I'll sub in chard stems and throw in a big chunk of frozen ham left from Christmas. As soon as we get home after school I'll have my kids help harvest arugula from the garden to make a salad to go alongside, since our first crop of the season is ready to eat!

 
Buy the book

Crockpot Split Pea Soup - march 15 2013

This is pretty delicious and absurdly easy. I even snuck in a chopped sweet potato instead of the carrots and nobody noticed.

Score!

 
Buy the book

Slow Cooker Short Ribs - february 20, 2013

I love my slow cooker because I can come home and dinner is ready, aside from making a pot of rice and sautéing some greens. This recipe is delicious, everyone in my house loves it. There is a bit of early morning prep, but it is worth it. Yum!
 
today's dinner is

Salad Niçoise

see more here
Salad Niçoise
today's food lit is

Eat Drink Vote

see more here
Eat Drink Vote
do you have a favorite

BOOK or RECIPE or STORE?