Slow Cooker Barbecue Mac and Cheese

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Because the weather outside is supposed to be frightful for the next few days. Because some days you just need to be fat. Because nothing hits the spot quite like macaroni and cheese. And because nothing says easy dinner like the crock pot. This is what’s for dinner. And there’s probably going to be leftovers. …that is, unless you accidentally leave the slow cooker on high for an extra four hours after supper causing your pasta to over cook and turn to mush. Then, it might just be pizza tomorrow night.    

Chipotle Apple Turkey Chili with Honey Cornbread

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What could possibly take the place of this meat mavens love of all things flame kissed and charbroiled and boot my weekly grill recipe now that fall is officially here and baking season is upon us? (Man, I really hope that opening sentence got you as pumped as me). Well, think warm, comforting, and cozy. Think of thick blankets and bonfires. Think of the smell of roasted chicken, onions, potatoes and fresh bread filling the house. Yeah, it’s time for soups and stews in the PtS kitchen. For every week of fall I am going to feature a delicious and […]

Slow Cooker Super Easy Big-Batch Chili

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I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for some snow. It was an unseasonably warm December in my neck of the woods, which may be why I never got in my normal holiday mood (how do you people in the south get into the holiday spirit???), but now it’s just starting to dip its toes into the cold stuff. If only we could add a little snow, I’d be satisfied. I know it goes against the whole ‘I love my job’ bit, but I could even use a few cozy snow days to decompress. Since the glee of tunneling […]

Triple Play: Barbecue Sauces

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I’m in BBQ withdraw. It’s summer! Every weekend is a rush to see how many barbecues we can fit in between school and work not to mention a little personal and much needed r&r. And yet, (knowing full well that I had not one but two family events the next day) 3 hours into an all barbecue marathon of Diners Drive Ins and Dives I found myself in full blown barbecue withdraw! I’m talking salivating, ready to trash the swordfish thawing in the fridge and slathering whatever protein I could find in any barbecue sauce and getting down and dirty. […]

What I miss about winter, and Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Chili

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Things I miss about winter – already: My awesome knee high socks. Sure, no one else sees them but I love the argyle print, stripes, and awesome random prints that match my outfit every day. The moment it get’s over 60 degrees it’s time to bust out the flip flops, wedges and open toed pumps. No more knee socks until next winter. It’s warming up, which means I have to get in the last wear of that awesome cable sweater until next season. No more of those adorable thermal prints with polar bears or those cozy long sleeve henlys. They […]

(Mini) Super Bowl Throwdown.

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Its Super Bowl Sunday and I know nothing about football. I know there’s a ball, a big green field and some running. That’s my knowledge of football. Yet, for the Super bowl, with all the hype, its easy and fun to get into it. It’s way more fun with other people. We’re having a few friends over and I am making some of the normal football foods – or at least that’s what the food network tells me. All of these ideas came from glancing over a food network recipe and taking it from there with what I had to […]