Crockpot Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta

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:

  1. They don’t heat up your kitchen
  2. 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


Lunch Sack Snacks…And Banana Bread

lunch-sackI have to carry lunch to work several days a week right now…so let’s just say I’m getting really creative at packing lunches. Although these recipes have made it on the blog before, I figured since I still use them as my go-to recipes, they were worth sharing a second time: Continue reading

Carne Asada–in the Crockpot!

carne asadaConfession: 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

Thai Red Curry with Vegetables

This is my happy place…
Plus, I like pretty food. 🙂 red thai curry

Indian and Thai recipes are my “comfort” food. And the great thing about this meal is that I pre-cut all of the veggies when I went to the grocery store last week and put them in the freezer.

So even though tonight I felt too tired to cook after a long week, this was a fairly simple meal, because I just had to pull half of the ingredients out of the freezer. Even the kale was chopped and frozen in little baggies (one HUGE head of kale has lasted several meals!). I wasn’t sure what I would think about the kale, but in this recipe, I like it. 🙂 red thai curry 2

Click here for the link. Serve over rice (and maybe a splash of srirachi chili sauce)…Enjoy!