• Crockpot Kielbasa Hash

    I love using my crockpot. Year round. In the winter it gives a warmth and casts the most wonderful scent throughout the house. In the summer I put that dude out on the deck or covered patio and make a hands-off meal that doesn’t heat an already prone to being hot house. I especially love crockpot meals that are freezer friendly – so when I put one together for dinner tonight, a second can be added to a freezer stock for a dump and go dinner at another time. This particular crockpot meal is good for spring, summer, winter and fall. It’s also an amazing next day breakfast addition. Celiac…

  • Frugal Friday: Frozen Mashed Potatoes

    It’s been quite a while since I posted a ‘frugal Friday’ tip. In fact, the last one, shredded chicken, was nearly a year ago! Frugal is pretty well a way of life for us, but not everything lends itself to a blog post. Over the past weekend, however, I worked on a project in the kitchen that I couldn’t resist sharing with you. Frozen mashed potatoes! Fall is the best time of year to score potatoes on the cheap. It will happen again around the holidays, too. Keep your eyes open for these deals and once you score ’em, put all the savings to the best use! This happened for…

  • Sesame Chicken, Crockpot Style

    Recently, I’ve been drawn to crockpot cooking. I can’t place a finger on why because it isn’t any more convenient for me. I’m not sure about you, but I’ve not found any recipe that allows me to put the food in before I go to work and come home to a delicious meal…because nothing takes as long to cook in my crockpot, even on the low setting, as the recipe suggests and I’ve yet to find a recipe that recommends cooking for 10 hours anyway. All that to say, the reason for working my crockpot so hard recently is a mystery I’ve yet to solve. I came across a recipe…