Although I’m one to think that crockpots are great any time of year, there may be a couple reasons they are especially good in the summer:
- They don’t heat up your kitchen
- You can usually just put the meal together in the crockpot, and then not think about it for the rest of the day
So whether you’re busy working, taking your kids to summer volleyball practice, or hanging out at the pool, crockpot recipes are a life-saver.
Last week, when I was visiting my parents, my younger sister made this recipe for Cajun Chicken Pasta in the crockpot, and I was inspired to try it. While I have several favorite recipes, I tend to get stuck on the same ones, so I was ready to try something new. Continue reading
Recently I got a spiralizer, and let me just say, I love it. Zucchini has been my favorite thing to “spiralize” so far, and I’ve gone a bit crazy with the zucchini noodles (which actually have the name of “zoodles,” I found out). Continue reading
Confession: I did not pick out the correct meat for this recipe.
I have almost zero knowledge when it comes to picking out red meats. I know…In all the blogs, books, and websites, it says that you should plan your menu before you go to the grocery store. And, in most cases, I do. But during my last grocery trip, when I saw meat was on sale, I decided to try broadening my horizons.
That’s when it hit me. Continue reading
I think all of us–including me, sometimes–feel inadequate when it comes to having people in our home. Continue reading
Continuing my virtual trip through the countries of the world…In case you need to catch up on my whole series so far, here’s the links:
When I was little, I used to make myself paper “tickets,” and pretend that I was in some exotic country (like the Philippines or China) for 1-2 weeks. During those weeks, I would read everything I could find about the culture, language, food, and missionaries that worked there. Continue reading
Who says you can’t have soup in the summertime?
Well, I used to, until my mom made this once when I went to their house. Even though it’s hot outside, this soup is still too good to be confined to just the wintertime. Besides, it’s actually good cold as well, so give it a try! Continue reading