Tips for Using a Slow Cooker

Tips for Using a Slow Cooker

When I told some lunch girlfriends and you virtual-friends that I'd be posting slow cooker recipes this entire month, I was amazed at the positive response but I shouldn't have been surprised at all. CrockPot made it's way on the scene more than 40 years ago, fast...

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Recent Recipe Posts

Salmon Pate’

Canned salmon is the featured ingredient in this recipe for Salmon Pate' and I highly recommend using wild red salmon. Infused with fresh lemon zest and juice, minced onion, butter and just a tiny bit of mayo, then topped on anything pretty and tasty, it's sure to...

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Chocolate S’mores Bundt Cake

My 12-year old son is a campfire s'mores wizard. He can make a perfectly toasty, double decker s'more concoction that's a gooey, drippy work of art.  So, when I was trying to come up with a chocolate confection as a treat for my family, S'mores Chocolate Bundt Cake...

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Roasted Garlic Soup

For some of us, there is an actual Soup Season- one of my best friends wonders why I bother to post soup recipes in the summer, "out of season". I know I'm not alone in being someone who loves soup all year-long, but the soup I love has to have variety, unique flavors...

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Citrus Marinated Chicken Breasts

This recipe for Citrus-Marinated Chicken is super simple and you probably have most of the ingredients on hand. It requires a bit of pre-planning since everything should marinate for at least four hours, but every step is so simple and when all is said and done,...

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Hello and welcome! My name is Sally and I REALLY love to be in the kitchen. Making fresh, unique dishes is my way of showing love for my family and friends and I hope you’ll find both healthy and indulgent recipes that will inspire you… read more

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Roasted Root Vegetables with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

Roasted potatoes are not uncommon at the dinner table. But the ease of adding a mixture of root vegetables in the roasting pan is not only more colorful, but more delicious and nutritious! This combination of beets, sweet potatoes, and brussels sprouts is super quick...

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Loss Of A Family Pet – My first Wordless Wednesday

This is my first Wordless Wednesday so I'm going to fudge a little and add some words. Pets. Friends. Loss... especially when you are a 12-year old boy whose first loss is a beloved pet. In this case the loved pet was one of our three laying hens, Scarlett. And my...

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Homemade School Lunch – Let’s do this

You're all ready for back to school, right? In fact, school has already started for many of you. And I'll bet you stocked up with an arsenal of writing supplies, fashionable school clothes, paper and paperLESS items. Whew! We're set for the year or at least a good...

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Pecan Crusted Healthy Fried Chicken

Here's a recipe that transforms chicken tenders that you just throw together so the kids will eat something, to a meal that adults will also love and I daresay this is company worthy too. Pecan Crusted Healthy Fried Chicken is ready with almost no effort.  Marinated...

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Where I Live – Salt Lake City Farmers’ Market

Salt Lake City Farmers' Market Welcome to my first installment of 'Where I Live'. As I mentioned in my About page, occasionally I'd like to share with you some of my favorite Utah places and venues, and thought it only appropriate to start with  a food-friendly event....

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My Big Fat Greek Tacos

This is one big fat Greek taco for sure! A gyro and taco all in one. And delicious, hearty and satisfying all in one too! Customize your own condiments if you like, but the Mint Tzatziki and Tomato-Cucumber Relish are essential to the Grecian vibe in this...

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Pecan Crusted Chicken

Smoky spices combine with crushed pecans for a flavorful, crunchy combination in this "healthy" fried chicken recipe. Using olive oil for frying gives a lighter taste so the seasonings and pecans satisfy in every bite. Marinated in buttermilk, the chicken becomes...

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Thai Peanut Chicken Salad

  I can't decide if the Star of Thai Peanut Chicken Salad is the complex-flavored sauce, the delicious crunch from the fresh vegetables, or the fact that it makes A LOT and is super economical (Only about $2.50 per serving). This salad serves 10-12 people so it's...

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Mango Lassi Popsicles

These Mango Lassi Popsicles are elegant, kid-friendly and refreshing all at the same time. Mangoes pureed with Greek yogurt, cardamom and ginger? This is such an interesting combination that I had to try them. But I wanted to make them super good-for-you at the same...

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Sweet Heat Roasted Chicken Wings

Wings are great for any impromptu get-together, or a well thought out appetizer-centered party. We even have them for our main course at dinner once in a while, we like them so much. I'm very picky about my chicken wings. I buy them fresh from the meat counter-  Okay,...

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Feta Cucumber Wheels

These sun-dried tomato and feta cucumber wheels are refreshing and bold. Serve them for an appetizer or even as a side dish to chicken or fish. The sun-dried tomatoes are robust with the smoky garlic and peppery basil. And isn't feta just the perfect finish to any...

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Company Worthy Egg Salad

Classic egg salad gets bumped up a few notches with this dish that is impressive enough to serve for company. I've made this recipe several times now and it is the best egg salad we've ever had. The secret to its bold yet smooth flavor is the dressing which starts...

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Yam Potato Salad

Delicious, nutritious yam salad as an update to starchy white potato salad. Why have I never been sitting at a picnic where several dishes of spud salad are present, with my foodie-brain at work, and had this epiphany? Yam potato salad makes perfect sense! Let me tell...

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Sweet Mustard Chicken

Some of the best recipes seem to come from the simplest ingredients and easy preparations. This Sweet Mustard Chicken is one of the best baked chicken recipes and super easy. Put together quickly, using spicy brown mustard (I used Wilson's Wicked), pure maple syrup...

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Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Walnuts and Thyme

Look. At. This. Beauty! The rich, red color alone should make your mouth water and your fingers itch to grab a cracker, carrot stick or... some of you are just going to stick in your finger, so you can see if the flavor matches the intense color. Let me tell you, it...

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Cauliflower Gratin

I love any side dish that can stand alone as a main course or be the star of whatever meal is being served. Cauliflower Gratin is just such a dish. The recipe is super easy, a fool-proof winner and perfect for any kind of weather or season. Let me tell you, this is so...

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