Slow cooking

Slow Cooker Tomato and Beef Cube Sauce for Spaghetti

Thumbnail image for Slow Cooker Tomato and Beef Cube Sauce for Spaghetti

Whenever you crave a simple family meal that everyone can agree on, try this recipe. My Italian friend Adelina fed her version of this recipe to my kids & I more times than I care to contemplate. And it was always a hit.  If ground beef is such a natural match to spaghetti, why not […]

Read On

Slow Cooker Succulent Turkey Breast

Thumbnail image for Slow Cooker Succulent Turkey Breast

It really can’t get easier then this, or more delicious. Slices from this turkey breast recipe feed my family for days, are great warm or cold (my personal favorite) and make kick ass sandwiches, salads and stir-frys. It is very tasty serves warm with mashed potatoes, but even better chilled overnight, then thinly sliced. Love […]

Read On

Slow Cooker Orange and Honey Beef stew

Thumbnail image for Slow Cooker Orange and Honey Beef stew

A list of things I want you to know: 1.My family and I are in the midst of relocating ourselves, our three children under the age of five, our clothes, our books and what is left of our peripheral nervous system. 2. We are leaving the wild, wild North, the only home my children have ever […]

Read On

Slow Cooker Cream of Beets soup

Thumbnail image for Slow Cooker Cream of Beets soup

Have you ever seen a pink soup? I haven’t. Until yesterday that is. Eyeing a bag of beets in my nearly empty fridge, I decided that the last thing I feel like consuming is a cold salad. so I made soup. A pink soup. It is pink. It is delicious and it is pr-e-tty. On […]

Read On

Slow cooker Chicken in wine and mushrooms

Thumbnail image for Slow cooker Chicken in wine and mushrooms

I should really be fancy and call this dish something along the lines of “Coq au vin blanc et champignons”. Doesn’t everything sound better in French? It does, if you take a moment to ignore my accent. French pronunciation aside, this dish does, excuse my French, kicks b*tt. It is rich, comforting and elegant. A perfect company […]

Read On

Slow Cooker Polish Pickle Soup

Thumbnail image for Slow Cooker Polish Pickle Soup

No, I’m not pregnant again, thank you very much. I just love pickles. And soups. And this brilliant combination of the two. My Polish friend M. is the one who introduced me to this dish. M. is a medical professional, a talented musician, a great cook and an all around funny guy. He has this […]

Read On

Baby Countdown #6 Slow-cooker Spanish Style Chicken breast

Thumbnail image for Baby Countdown #6 Slow-cooker Spanish Style Chicken breast

Last night I thought that was it. Labour I mean. I have been contracting every ten minutes since 8 PM, and throughout most of the night. Not being able to get any shut eye, I lovingly suffered the increasingly intense labour pains and waited for the desired 5 minutes mark. Which of course never came. […]

Read On

Baby Countdown #2 Slow-Cooker Easy stuffed Peppers

Thumbnail image for Baby Countdown #2 Slow-Cooker Easy stuffed Peppers

Hello? hello? Don’t hang up! I’m still there! even though I came quite close to losing my operating room virginity this very afternoon. As it so happened, I was attending a routine 40 weeks check up today when the good doctor noticed that although the belly is prominent, it’s inhabitant is not, shall we say, […]

Read On

Slow Cooker Red Lentil and Swiss-Chard Soup

Thumbnail image for Slow Cooker Red Lentil and Swiss-Chard Soup

What if you came home for lunch one day and in between reheating leftovers and hurrying back to work you realized that except that last slice of quiche you just inhaled, there is nothing to eat for supper? No problem, you might say, just call in some takeout or go out for a meal. Now, […]

Read On

Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

Thumbnail image for Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken Curry

This delicious chicken curry recipe is dairy free, relatively low fat (yes, I know there is coconut milk in there but I did skip on the butter, cream and heavy yogurt) and definitely hassle free. It couldn’t be easier to prepare. Similar to my Hungarian stew recipe, all the ingredients except the chicken are pulverized to form a […]

Read On