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Slow Cooker 4-Ingredient Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooker 4-Ingredient Pork Tenderloin

I love a good slow cooker recipe. I especially love one that has no preparation, requires few ingredients and still tastes amazing. This recipe fits that description perfectly. It came about by accident, one of those I-wonder-what-I-have-on-hand moments that turned out quite delicious. Ingredients: 2 pork tenderloins 1 package Ranch dressing mix 1 package dry [...]

Beer Cheese Dip

Beer Cheese Dip

Super Bowl Sunday is here! Are you looking for a great man-food appetizer? This dip fits the bill. Pair it with soft pretzels or pumpernickel bread for the perfect pregame snack.     Ingredients: 1 pound American cheese (such as Velveeta), cut into cubes 1 cup whole milk 1 cup dark beer 1 T Worcestershire [...]

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

I absolutely adore my slow cooker.  Anything that can make the daily activities of my life easier is definitely a blessing.  My daughter recently requested macaroni and cheese for dinner, so I thought why not try it in the slow cooker?  It turned out great and wonderfully creamy.  The only downfall is that this is [...]

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade Hot Chocolate

Homemade hot chocolate is so easy and tastes so much better than the packaged varieties. It’s super creamy, and you can adjust the sugar to your liking. I prefer mine more chocolatey than sugary, but feel free to add more sugar if you so desire.   Ingredients: 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup water 2 [...]

Baked Acorn Squash

Baked Acorn Squash

There’s something wonderfully comforting about a roasted vegetable. Their natural sweetness comes out, and the char they get from slow roasting can’t be duplicated, outside of a grill. Acorn squash are made for roasting. Add a little butter, sugar, pure maple syrup, and a touch of spice and you have the perfect accompaniment to a [...]

Gratin Dauphinois

Gratin Dauphinois

This is one of my favorite potato dishes. Thinly sliced layers of potatoes with lots of cream and topped with cheese – what’s not to love? The dish gets its name from the Dauphine region of France, and the French are famous for their gratins, with little crispy bits of food stuck on the side [...]

Slow Cooker Chicken White Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken White Chili

Now that it finally feels like winter in Tennessee, it’s time for some chili. This white chili version has chicken along with cannellini and garbanzo beans for a hearty meal, yet lighter in flavor than traditional beef chili. This dish cooks in the slow cooker, after a little stove top preparation, and is ready when [...]

Almond Bark Cookies

Almond Bark Cookies

Christmas is just around the corner. So many goodies to make, so little time! This recipe is a quick one, but sure to get rave reviews. They’re technically not cookies since you spread them out and break apart into pieces once hardened, but you could drop them by spoonfuls onto the waxed paper, making them [...]

Hot Reuben Dip

Hot Reuben Dip

I love a good Reuben sandwich. Maybe it’s my German heritage, I don’t know, but the combination of creamy cheese, tangy Thousand Island dressing, and the bite of sauerkraut makes me very happy. Now imagine all these flavors melded together into a hot dip. Well, here you are, imagine no further. You’re welcome. Ingredients: ½ [...]

Apple Fritters

Apple Fritters

With fall in full bloom in Tennessee, I am craving apples. Apple fritters are quite easy to make and fit my craving perfectly. Use your favorite variety of apple, fry to a golden brown and enjoy! Ingredients: 1 cup flour ¼ cup white sugar 1 t baking powder ½ t cinnamon ¾ t salt ⅛ [...]

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

I think my favorite cookie has to be the traditional chocolate chip cookie. This recipe takes that cookie and makes a bar out of it, which to me is even better. The combination of chewiness that comes from a bar and the classic taste of chocolate chip cookie is a match made in heaven. Ingredients: [...]

Halloween Candy Bark

Halloween Candy Bark

If you are in need of a quick, crowd pleasing, Halloween themed dessert, then look no further. I made this candy bark for my daughter’s Halloween party this year, and it was a huge hit! It is by far the easiest Halloween dessert I’ve ever made. This recipe would also be easy to modify for [...]

Cinnamon Apple Cake

Cinnamon Apple Cake

The arrival of Fall finds me pulling out the spice scented candles and room sprays from closet storage, and I begin looking at those big pumpkins at the grocery store, trying to find the perfect one for my husband and daughter to carve. I also start thinking about my favorite Fall comfort foods – pumpkin [...]

Pita Pizzas

Pita Pizzas

Pizza is such a versatile food, especially if you make it at home. You can have any toppings you desire, but the crust can take time to make from scratch. Enter the pita pizza. These little guys take no time at all. Within 15 minutes, you can have a crispy crust pizza on the table. [...]

Lima Beans with Bacon

Lima Beans with Bacon

Bacon! Isn’t everything better with bacon? This lima bean dish takes advantage of that thought, adding crispy bacon pieces at the end of cooking. I adore this mixture of textures – the soft, creamy beans and the crispy bacon pieces pair so well together. Your mouth and taste buds will thank you. Ingredients: 1 lb [...]

Potato Salad

Potato Salad

One of my favorite summer time foods from childhood is my mom’s potato salad. She made it just the way my brother and I liked it – no crunchy stuff. And that’s still the way I like it today. This potato salad is simple and creamy, with just the right amount of sweetness and acidity. [...]

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