Archive for tag 'crock pot'


Slow Cooker Eggplant Parmigiana

I’ve done eggplant “lasagna” in the oven before with marinara and cheese, and it’s been decent. But this, this is truly amazing, and will even impress those who don’t like eggplant. I promise! I have a crock pot cooking confession – I’m not a fan of using sodium-laden cans of soup, but this method makes up so […]

hearty crock pot beef stew

Hearty Crock Pot Beef Stew

Now that we have two young kids, the evenings are a crazy time of day! Little Piñata is often cranky as it gets close to dinner time, and if it’s near a feeding for Sweet P and Mr. Piñata hasn’t come home from work yet, getting dinner together can be quite a challenge! This is […]

7 ingredient slow cooker orange chicken drumsticks

7 ingredient slow cooker orange chicken drumsticks

Now that I’m back at work, I’m trying to use the slow cooker more. My daughter can have something wholesome for dinner, and I have something piping hot and ready to eat when I come home, not to mention leftovers for a few more days. I’ve really enjoyed the recipes in Julie Kaufmann’s book, Not […]


12 Things to Do With Leftover Chili

Making (and eating) chili is one of my favorite things about winter. Not only is it ridiculously easy to throw everything in the crockpot in the morning, but it makes a ton of food on the cheap, and it tastes so good! We recently made a batch of chili, and when I was about to […]


Postpartum Freezer Meals & The Joys of Cooking with a Toddler

I did a lot to prepare for baby #1, but I failed miserably in anticipating just how difficult it would be to get dinner on the table. It was a major struggle to cook anything – one of my lowest points postpartum was a meal of tacos that never actually made it onto our plates. […]

The Ultimate Galbijjim (Korean Braised Short Ribs) Recipe

Galbijjim is a very popular Korean braised short ribs dish known for its combination of salty and sweet, infused in falling off the bone short ribs. I usually reserve this recipe for the most special of occasions, like Christmas, but it is perfect for the winter months when you want something warm and hearty to […]


Chinese Take-Out Fake-Outs (Two slow cooker meals)

Yup. Another slow cooker meal. Actually, two! [In case you haven’t guessed… we currently live off of slow cooker meals here. I thought it would be my temporary solution after Pint-Sized came home, just something to get us through the transition phase. Well, four months later and we are still in transition… and I keep […]

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