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Crockpot Enchiladas (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Potlucks)

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This week anything goes at Ultimate Recipe Swap! It’s truly a potluck. Your recipe can be appropriate for a real potluck — or not. Just as long as it’s yummy, it’s allowed. My recipe is actually very appropriate for a “real” potluck. Since it’s a crockpot recipe, it’s a great one to take to plug […]

Ultimate Recipe Swap: Make Ahead Meals

2009-October-099

I don’t have enough time, arms, or sleep. Such is the life of a mother. So, in order to make my “life as MOM” as pleasant as possible, I’ve been trying to develop ways to save time. More than two arms would look weird, and sleep will come eventually. Over the weekend I put together […]

Why You Should Love Your Crockpot

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The crockpot, or slow cooker, is the busy family manager’s best friend. Or at least it should be! Unfortunately, over time it’s been the most maligned kitchen appliance ever invented. This would be due either to A. its misuse — just throwing any old junk in a pot doesn’t make a good meal. B. its […]

Cumin-Lime Pork Loin (Ultimate Recipe Swap: Slow Cooking)

2009-Aug-013

Without a doubt the slow cooker can be the busy mom’s best friend in the kitchen. Who else will cook for you while you’re gone all day and have a piping hot meal ready upon your return from soccer practice, a business meeting, or an afternoon matinee? As long as you plan ahead, you can […]

Wild Boar Italian Sausage with Spicy Tomato Sauce

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I was recently chosen to participate in Marx Food’s Blogger Recipe Challenge: Game Sausage Edition. I was sent four links of one of the sausages in their game sausage sampler. The type I was to receive was a mystery until the FedEx man delivered me my cute little, ice-packed, cooler-type package. We were waiting with […]

Irish Stew (URS: St Patrick’s Day Feasts)

2008-January-050

One of my favorite parts about teaching my kids at home is the great reading we get to do together. A book that we read early on was St Patrick: Pioneer Missionary to Ireland. It tells the story of Patrick, how he was kidnapped by Celts, how God saved him, how he escaped from Ireland, […]

California Chicken Gumbo for a Mob

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Now, I didn’t really name this recipe, though I certainly could have. I know all about cooking for a mob in California. This recipe is actually adapted from A Feast of Soups, one of my very favorite cookbooks. If your family enjoys soups, then it is worth it to hunt down a copy of this […]

Minestrone Soup with Sausage (Recipe Swap: Harvest Time)

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I love fall! And even though California doesn’t truly have the seasons in the same way as the rest of the country, we’re really good at faking it. I’ve noticed many trees nearby that are a vivid red. I know they can’t be the same kind of tree as they have in New England. That’s […]