One-Pot Chicken Enchilada Chili

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Oh my gosh, was this ever good. And hearty. And healthy. And filling. I don't know about your kids, but mine don't like to see all the beans and … [Continue reading]

Kid Pick: Homemade Applesauce in the Crock Pot

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Do your kids go through those packets of applesauce from the store faster than lightning? Mine do. I keep them in their own little drawer in my pantry … [Continue reading]

Hearty Baked Rigatoni with Sausage

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This is a never-fail recipe for me -- I've been making it for almost as long as I've been cooking. During our Snowpocalypse last week (where they … [Continue reading]

Simplest. Dessert. Ever. Bruléed Fruit Cups

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A couple of years ago we endured what we've affectionately named "The Blizzard of Oz". It amounted to three days straight of missed school and was, … [Continue reading]

Salted Chocolate Chunk Cookies

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These cookies were featured in Bon Appetit last month, and intrigued me because they used three -- three -- different kinds of sugar. I figured … [Continue reading]

Brown Sugar Blondies

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Yesterday I needed a superfast treat for some of Kate's friends who were coming over after school. I had some Valentine's M&Ms and thought they'd … [Continue reading]

Crock Pot RumChata Banana Bread

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Do you know RumChata? If not, say helllllooo. I love me some RumChata. It's a creamy liqueur made with Caribbean rum, cream, cinnamon, vanilla … [Continue reading]

Crock Pot Bacon Cheddar Potatoes

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I love a crock pot dish that I can start in the morning and can truly cook ALL DAY. Lots of my favorite slow-cooked meals involve chicken breast, … [Continue reading]

After-School Snacks Video (starring my hoodlums)

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Do you guys have a snack drawer? Snack cabinet? Snack bin? Ours is a drawer -- two drawers actually -- filled with nuts, applesauce, fruit … [Continue reading]

Crock Pot Chicken Philly Sandwiches

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Welcome back to this edition of Crock Pot Month. Every January I do a month's worth of Crock Pot recipes because it's the time of year I crave warm … [Continue reading]