31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Best Tips for When to Add Rice & Pasta

When to Add Rice and Pasta to the Slow Cooker

Making some meat or chicken with a sauce in the slow cooker can make for a wonderful meal. But cooking the rice or pasta “on the side” is not always necessary. With many recipes, you can add the rice or pasta right in and let it cook during the last bit of cooking. However, adding rice or pasta in at the beginning with the meat means you are going to have a mushy mess at the … [Read more...]

How to Make the Perfect S’mores

Perfect S'mores Trick

This past week was our spring break...and we enjoyed a part stay-cation here in San Antonio, followed by a long weekend at my friend's ranch-river house near Leakey, TX. It was little boy heaven and no one wanted to leave, myself included. My happy, carefree, adventurous Charlie, walking through the river. Nevermind that wet jeans are....well, wet jeans! My shy, … [Read more...]

Freezer Friendly Taco Meat

taco-meat-for-freezer

  For those coming over from the Costco Meal Plan #2 post, welcome! To make this recipe for 2 meals, use 2 lbs of the ground beef and 1 can 15 oz can of diced tomatoes. Adjust onion and spices according to taste! There's a reason I don't blog recipes on the weekend. It's my "time off" from blogging. BUT, I don't take time off from cooking! Well, I do. Sorta. We … [Read more...]

Citrus-Rosemary Roasted Chicken {Live Cooking Demo}

Citrus-Rosemary Roasted Chicken Recipe

I've had this on my "to make list" for a while now...I wanted to get it made while the prices on citrus were still rock bottom and have been waiting for a great sale on whole chickens. The grocery sale stars aligned and I scored a great price on a whole chicken earlier this week, so I grabbed 2 oranges (only ended up using 1 because it was so huge!) and 2 lemons and a small … [Read more...]

How to Roast Whole Garlic

How to Roast Garlic

How to Roast Whole Garlic 1. Cut the tops off of the head of garlic. 2. Place in a small oven safe baking dish. (I used a bread loaf pan.) Cover loosely with foil. 3. Roast at 400 for 20-25 minutes. 4. Remove from oven and pan and let cool until you can touch them. 5. Squeeze the roasted cloves out into a bowl or dish, so you can mash them up. … [Read more...]