Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Honey Bourbon Crockpot Chicken

I used frozen chicken tenders from Trader Joes (not defrosted) - which meant there was no fat at all ... the chicken is moist but not super juicy.  Not a problem though, since there is enough 'sauce' to serve over it  - tasted really good over white rice, and will next time add broccoli for a one dish meal.
(recipe here) from Hey Pops What's for Supper.

Notes & pixs below:

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Thursday, January 9, 2014

PF Chang's Mongolian Beef Copycat Recipe

Chung-Ah from Damn Delicious keeps me on my toes with all her simple but yummy recipes.  (recipe here) for PF Chang's Mongolian Beef Copycat.   Notes below:

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Rich Buttermilk Waffles

There is nothing better than a good waffle, thanks to the  Smitten Kitchen  (recipe here)  - a glorious web site for amazing recipes.  Made just as she posted - so good it didn't need anything else.  

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sriracha Cinnamon Sugar Candied Nuts

They are family friendly, not spicy and very addicting. Adapted from Imperial Sugar's recipe here
 Notes / pixs and a few changes below:

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Maple Country Pork Ribs

This dish doesn't look like much - but when you taste that hint of maple as the pork shreds and melts in your mouth - you will love it.
Recipe / Notes & pixs below:

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Crockpot Cuban Style Pork Roast

A mixture of orange & lemon juice with oregano gives this pork roast gravy an amazing taste.  
(recipe here)  from Jo Cooks
Notes & pixs below:

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ginger People Ginger Snaps


By far the best crystallized ginger I have eaten is Australia's  'The Ginger People".  Sold on the internet and at World Market (formerly Cost Plus) - a 7 oz. can is about $5.
Recipe & pixs below:

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Crockpot Sesame Chicken

Asian inspired crockpot dinner made with chicken thighs.
(recipe here) from Kristin Schell.
Notes below:

3 Ingredient Banana Pancakes

(recipe here) from Kirbie's Cravings - I added one more item -  @1/8 tsp. salt.



What's not to like about a recipe that is so simple & fun.  

I did spray the pan after each 'batch' - pancakes are about 3" round.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Cinnamon Bread

A version of Amish Cinnamon Bread - I dream about this 'cake' its so yummy - and horribly simple. 
(recipe here) from Redfly Creations.
Notes & pixs below:

Fruit Salad Tip

Fruit Salad tip:  cut oranges first - coat apples with the orange juice - now the apples won't turn brown.  

Crockpot BBQ Brisket

A word of caution - try not to burn your mouth because you can't wait for this to cool!
Recipe & pictures below:

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Crockpot Apple & Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauces are basically the same - fresh cranberries, sugar, water or orange juice (with options to add cinnamon or ginger). 
Recipe & pixs below:

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Hummus Sandwich

Any combination of this makes a great sandwich.  Hummus, tomato, cucumber, avocado.  Tomatoes can be marinated prior in rice vinegar.  Toasting the bread and spreading the hummus on both sides keeps the sandwich from getting soggy.

Crockpot Balsamic Roast Beef

(recipe here) from Add a Pinch

Notes: 4 lbs of chuck needed 6 to 7 hours to cook on high before it fell apart.  I reduced the sauce a little and served this over Udon noodles.  
Smells great cooking - the taste is surprisingly mellow (family friendly).
Used 6 qt. crockpot.  

Crcokpot Sweet Garlic Chicken

 (recipe here) from Lacie's Recipe Box .             
Notes &  pixs below:

Monday, November 18, 2013

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pie


This pumpkin is a little more liquid than other brands. It makes a pie that is light & fluffy - not dense like a store bought one.  Extremely tasty - almost like a mousse.
Recipe & notes below: