• Crockpot Sausage & Green Beans

    The convenience of the crockpot simply cannot be argued. I’ve always loved (and used) mine a lot but find myself drawn to it more and more the longer this quarantine drags on. I love to cook, but the honest truth is that these days are becoming longer and longer (with no real end in sight at the present time) and most days the idea of making dinner leaves me sighing…heavily. This crockpot option is the perfect one-pot situation. No need to make anything additional, unless a slice of garlic bread or bread stick strikes your fancy. I worked off the recipe from 365 Days of Slow & Pressure Cooking –…

  • Creamy Green Chile Chicken Tostadas

    Made this one a couple nights ago and my only regret was that I didn’t make a triple batch. Or maybe it’s better that I didn’t because the evidence of my lack of self control when it comes to food right now isn’t weighing in my favor (no pun…or maybe pun…intended). A couple thoughts and then I’ll turn you loose with it: if your chicken is already made, this one comes together super quick. This go-round, I didn’t have already cooked chicken to pull from the freezer so I did a 20 min in boiling water for a couple breasts, quickly chopped them up and called it good. A rotisserie…

  • Baked Oatmeal

    Oatmeal is one of those staples that is wonderful to keep in the pantry. It’s relatively inexpensive and has a long shelf life. We have quite a bit on hand but my kids just don’t gobble it up like they used to. After a while we grow tired of eating a lot of the same thing and kids are no exception. So last weekend I got a little creative with the oatmeal and made a baked rendition – with the addition of some fresh strawberries that needed used up before they went bad. The oats I used weren’t gluten free so I wasn’t able to give a taste-test myself but…