Alea’s Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Aleas Slow Cooker Baked Beans Recipe

I love baked beans. They are an essential part of our summer barbecues and picnics. But who wants to turn on their oven for several hours on a hot summer day? Not me! So I cheat and make my baked beans in a slow cooker. This slow cooker baked beans recipe is really easy to make. It is made of common pantry staples, but if you do not have molasses on hand, replace it with … [Read more...]

Alea’s Southwest Steak and Avocado Wraps

Aleas Southwest Steak and Avocado Wrap Recipe

My husband called me while waiting in an airport for his flight home last week. It soon became obvious that he was hungry because he started telling me how much he loved my wraps. Then he started sharing ideas for wraps that I could make him in the future. I was pretty sure by "the future" he meant for dinner shortly after he arrived home that night. One of the good things … [Read more...]

Alea’s Korean Barbecue Chicken

Alea's Korean Barbecue Chicken Recipe (425x296)

I really enjoy the Korean Barbecue Chicken at one of our local restaurants and occasionally find an excuse to stop in. However a while back I realized that for less than the cost of one meal at the restaurant, I could make enough at home to feed my whole family and the neighbors. Seriously! And it isn't that it is that expensive for the meal - just $5.99 per person, but for … [Read more...]

Alea’s Honey Mustard Salmon Salad

Honey Mustard Salmon Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing (425x299)

My husband loves salmon, but it is rather expensive when you have to buy it at the grocery store. One way that I add salmon onto our menu without breaking the budget is by using it in salads. I only need 6 - 8 ounces of salmon to create a flavorful salad. My husband and kids love salmon and could probably eat it broiled without any seasoning. I don't like fish as much as … [Read more...]

Alea’s Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Lasagna

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Lasagna Recipe (425x284)

My daughter says we "speed date" food because I love playing with ingredients and am constantly creating new recipes. My family becomes attached to certain recipes and wants me to make the same things over and over and over again. My daughter says that asking for spaghetti twice in one month is not asking for the same thing over and over again. :) It feels like it to me though, … [Read more...]