While I use my slow cooker all year long, it seems like I manage to bring it out more often in the fall and winter months. On a day when the air is crisp, and my day is busy, there’s nothing more comforting than something cozy from the slow cooker. My friends at Red Gold agree, and they are launching an amazing giveaway on their Facebook page. From September 17th to October 8th, they’ll be giving away 2 Crock-Pots a day! That’s 44 Crock Pots! They are going to make a lot of homes and bellies very happy in the coming months! Make sure you check it out, and enter often!
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you know that I’m a huge fan of the OXO company. I’m not only a big believer in their products, I’m a big believer in their mission to help fund research to help improve treatments for pediatric cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and once again, I am honored to be a part of the OXO Good Cookie campaign. Take a couple of minutes and watch this video to learn more about the OXO Cookies for Kids’ Cancer mission. It’s truly amazing what a few good cookies can do.
Before I start, I know that writing about kale has become almost as cliché as posting about pumpkin spiced things during fall in the food blogging world. It’s kale this, kale that, kale is so good for you, kale smoothies, kale stew, we love kale, kale will fix all that ails you…yada, yada, yada. I get it. The problem arises in that I really do honestly like kale. I like it a lot. And so, by default, since I write this blog about the real food I make in my real kitchen, YOU, my lucky friend, get another kale recipe.
Football season has started! Football parties mean munchies, and this one is super quick and easy to throw together whether you’re attending a big viewing party, or just hanging out on your own couch with the family. It’s salty, and cheesy, and creamy, and bacony, and crunchy, and just plain good.
I’m not sure why it’s called Neiman Marcus Dip. My guess is that they served it in their cafes at some point. It’s one of those recipes that popped up in my Pinterest feed ages ago, and I finally got around to trying it. There are a gazillion different recipes for it online, so it makes sense to add another one, right? Oh well…I thought it was worth sharing, so hopefully you’ll see my recipe as something new and exciting, and give it a try.
Labor Day weekend is over, so everyone is moaning today about how summer is over. It’s not over, in my opinion, until the fat lady sings about all things pumpkin spiced and I have to put on a sweatshirt! There is still a lot of summer goodness to be found, and this is a great meal you can make that helps take advantage of amazing summer produce.
I love how colorful this dish is, and the fact that it tastes as good as it looks just makes me love it even more.
This has certainly been “one of those weeks”. Every night this week has been a little bit crazy, and when nights are a little bit crazy, I need dinners like this.
Stir fries are a great way to throw together a complete meal in a hurry, and this one was really tasty. There are a couple of extra steps with this one, but it’s still a really simple meal to throw together when time is short and life is nuts.
In my few short years as a food blogger, it’s become commonplace to discuss the “Blogability” of the recipes I make for my family. I’ve had plenty of people over the years ask me how I manage to pick out so many great recipes to make. Well, the fact of the matter is, I don’t always pick great recipes. Sometimes, I screw up. Big time. There have been plenty of nights where we take a bite, make icky faces, and I swear never to make that meal again. I just don’t share those with you. (You’re welcome.)
It’s so nice when the stars align, isn’t it?
I was feeling kind of gross. That gross kind of feeling you get when you’ve eaten your way through a weekend (er…summer), and know that you need to kick good habits back into gear. Not that I didn’t have fun doing it, I had a great time, but it’s time to get serious again. So, when it was time for me to make up my weekly grocery list and plan out my meals for the week I started to look for some meals to get me back on track this week.
As I was getting ready to begin this post, it dawned on me that I seem to have a thing for tomato pies in the summertime. I’ve posted a couple of different versions, and here is yet another. I can honestly say that this one, right here, may be my favorite…so far, at least. Not that the others aren’t delicious, but this one was really something special.
There is nothing like summer sweet corn, and no tomato ever tastes as good as a homegrown, summer tomato. Put both of those together, and you’ve got some summer magic!
Do you love movies? I LOVE movies, and I would love to send YOU to a movie! So keep reading!
What If, a wonderful new romantic comedy starring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan, opens this month in theaters. Check out the trailer here: