The holidays are fast approaching and we turn our thoughts to the day of Thanks. How can we get it all prepared and keep it tasty and stress free? It seems as if the mashed potatoes always enter into the fray. Can you make them ahead? Can you use the slow cooker? How can you [...]
Hmmmm, I know what you’re thinking….this is not a recipe! That is exactly my point! On nights when the family is going in 10 different directions and dinner seems like a fragment of your imagination and you don’t have the energy to do “the gourmet” thing or even the “midwestern dinner” thing have no fear. [...]
Recently I was chatting with several of my friends who are also cookbook authors or avid gourmet cooks. We were discussing the recipes that were so easy to make at home instead of purchasing these already prepared foods at the grocery store. Foods such as salsa, guacamole, marinara and hummus were mentioned. The conversation seemed [...]
It’s official! We are excited to announce that our newest book, Slow Cooker Desserts, Oh So Easy, Oh So Delicious!, is published and ready for you to enjoy. September 1st is finally here and so is our new book! Yipeeeeeeeee!!! This has been so exciting for us! We have loved baking in our Crock-Pots® since [...]
Summertime and the living is easy, right?! The dog days of August call for a refreshing, mint drink that will equip you to enjoy these last days and hours before the hustle and bustle of school and activities begin again. Take time right now to make this Mojito Slushy. I promise that you will be [...]
It seems like clockwork each summer–fresh peaches equals pie or cobbler. After visiting the farmers market and selecting the best peaches we could find it was definitely cobbler time. Lots of wonderful childhood memories pop into mind when the word cobbler is mentioned. You may look at this picture and say cobbler? I don’t think so.
Certain foods just make more sense to make at home. Guacamole falls into this category. The ingredients go together in minutes and the taste is much fresher and doesn’t have that preservative-off flavor. There are many guacamole afficianodos who claim their recipe is the best and there are as many versions of this recipe as [...]