Tag Archive Cooking

ByKaren

What’s Cooking?

What’s your favorite “go to food” when having a get-together? I have several different things that I love to make and it depends on what group of people that I am getting together with.

One of my biggies, is Simple Cavitini. It’s simply rigatoni noodles, sauce, hamburger meat, pepperoni and LOTS of any kind of cheese.

I mix the noodles, sauce, meat, some of the pepperoni’s, and some of the cheese together, really well. Then I smooth it out in a deep baking dish. Layer the top with pepperoni’s and cover with cheddar and mozzarella cheeses, and then I bake it @ 400 for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is golden and bubbly.

That’s why it’s called simple. No measuring. Add only to your liking. You can add peppers, onion. Some even add scrambled sausage.

Other “go to foods” for me are: pork loins, homemade chili, cheesy potato soup, and baked chicken breast.

If you have an easy “go to food” recipe or idea, that you would like to share, please share it on our page. We would love to hear from you!

ByAngie

Sticky Hands: I :Heart: My Crock Pot

Once upon a time I cooked. A lot.

Were it not for my husband this last year, our kitchen would look like this... Easily...

Then I became pregnant with my 5th child. For about 1 year now my poor husband has been running our kitchen. He works all day and then comes home and makes dinner most nights.

I hate it.

Don’t get me wrong, the man can seriously cook. I mean really well too. Some of the best food I’ve ever had! But it’s supposed to be MY job, and I really miss that.

Now that my baby is nearly 4 months old, I’ve been able to take the kitchen back little by little. One way I’ve been doing this is no surprise to those who know me well. My Crock Pot! (Okay, Crock Pots. I have 2…) I can throw dinner in and go on to play with the kids and teach their lessons and maybe even clean a little while dinner prepares itself. Then after, the clean up is simple!

Today I have pork chops covered in cream of mushroom soup and ketchup cooking. I know, sounded disgusting to me too, but I caved and made it another time and it wasn’t bad! Kinda good, actually!

Given that I’m homeschooling and dealing with an infant, I need to rely on my Crock Pot at least 1 or 2 days a week. I’m so happy that it has become trendy again, because now recipes are easier to find! I love making soups, roasts, pasta dishes, dressing, casseroles, meats, taco meat etc… There can never be too many Crock Pot recipes!

So what about you? What is your favorite dish for the slow cooker? Do you have a favorite book or website for recipes? Let’s share!