Slow Cooker Hot Dog and Chili Bar

This is a very simple way to put together food for a group of sports enthusiasts who are hanging out at your home to watch the game.   It’s also great for a child’s party.   All you need is a couple of slow cookers and you can put together a buffet bar that features hot dogs, bowls full of chili, and nachos.  It’s simple, […]

Our Ten Favorite Slow Cooker Suppers

The slow cooker is an amazing tool that is one of my favorite appliances. There’s really no limit to how creative you can get with a slow cooker. That’s why I thought that slow cooker suppers seemed like a great thing to discuss this week. Afterall, it is “Crock-tober.” I have to admit that I have been a bit remiss in sharing my slow cooker […]

25 “Must Have” Spices for your Pantry

What are your “must have” spices? Every home cook has certain spices, or seasonings, that they always reach for. These are the dried spices, or spice blends, that absolutely have to be in their pantry in order for them to create meals. I was recently cleaning out my cabinets and discovered that I had many dried spices that I’ve only used once or twice. They […]

Leftover Makeover–A Week of Family Dinners from Two Pieces of Meat

One of the best ways to make the most of your grocery budget is to ensure that leftovers don’t sit in the refrigerator and spoil.  Our grandmothers possessed this skill, but it seems to have been lost over the years.  One of the complaints that I frequently hear from people is that their family members don’t like leftovers.  Another complaint I hear is how expensive […]

Slow Cooker Dr Pepper Ribs

These ribs require that you start the process a day ahead, but they are so delicious that it’s worth the extra time required.    This recipe is adapted from a recipe that I originally found at Men’s Health.  I would link back, but I can’t find the recipe.  I think they must have removed it.  I’ve been searching since I posted my pressure cooker rib recipe […]