Slow Cooker Cooking: Chicken Tortilla Soup

We are finally home! I have to admit to being so sick of hotel rooms and am so happy to be home. Hubby is a little wary because he is afraid they will send him back out there. I am lucky to be able to go with him, otherwise it would have been an even…

Slow-Cooked Rosemary and Mustard Pork Shoulder

It’s Thanksgiving week. The start of all the cooking madness and of course, Black Friday shopping. Just to vent my little rant, the day is called Black “Friday” not Black Thursday. I’m going to ignore the rest of my thoughts and feelings on the matter and focus instead on the beauty of Thanksgiving food and…

Simple and Easy Pot Roast

I have to start with an apology for being gone all last week.  I had a nasty cold that knocked me flat on my back, so I didn’t get any writing done at all much less any cooking.  My poor husband had to fend for his self all week, so I know he’s happy that…

Southwestern Butternut Squash Chili

Today is President’s Day and in honor of our current President Obama, I decided to do a chili recipe since it’s his favorite food. While there’s nothing ordinary about any type of chili, I did decide to do an out-of-the-box chili using butternut squash.  I’ve eaten versions of pumpkin chili before that I liked, so…

Reminders of Childhood: Mexican Shredded Chicken

I grew up on a produce farm/nursery as a child.  My parents hired a crew of about 8 to 10 Mexicans to help harvest the produce and work around the farm.  The men worked in the fields while the women watched the kids (including my siblings and I), cleaned the homes and cooked.  I still…