Alea’s Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast Recipe

We have been alternating between high temperatures and flash floods. Every time it rains, I want comfort foods like pot roast and potatoes. But it is so hot that I don't want to turn on the oven. My slow cooker once again came to my rescue! I love that is allows me to cook family favorites without heating up the house. When I make my pot roast, I put the vegetables … [Read more...]

Sharon’s Vegetarian Lasagna

Sharon's Vegetarian Lasagna |

An easy peasy vegetarian lasagna! Vegetarian Lasagna Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 10 minutes Cooking Time - 30 minutes Ingredients Prince Lasagna Noodles  $1.99 Bag of Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (8 oz.) $1.99 3 T. Parmesan Cheese  .24 cents 1 egg  .13 cents Ricotta cheese (15 oz) $2.39 Can of plain tomato sauce (28 oz.)  $1.19 2 organic … [Read more...]

Sharon’s Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie

Creamy Chicken Pot Pie Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 20 minutes Cooking Time - 25 minutes Ingredients 1 (6 oz.) package of Perdue Short Cuts Chicken - $2.00 (on sale) 1 (5 lb.) bag of potatoes -  $1.50 (on sale) 1/2 pound of carrots - .34 cents 3 and 1/2 cups white flour  .45 cents 2 teaspoons baking powder  .08 cents 3/4 teaspoon salt  .03 … [Read more...]

Reviving Dry Carrots and Dehyrdated Celery – Kitchen Shortcut

Dry Carrots

(Please pardon the iPhone photo.) A little trick I learned back in my early cooking days in the Dominican Republic... When you see baby carrots, carrot sticks, and celery stalks starting to dehydrate or go limp, all they need is a little water to revive them!  Simply place them into a container with some water.  When I have baby carrots or cut carrot sticks go dry, I like … [Read more...]

Baked Garlic Rosemary Chicken with Sherry-Simmered Carrots


Looking for something to spruce up your holiday side dishes and meal?!? Might I suggest adding a splash (or a cup!) of Holland House cooking wines to your marinade, or a splash of Holland House vinegars to a homemade salad dressing.  Make your home merry this holiday season with the delicious flavors of Holland House Wine for Cooking and Premium Vinegars. They will bring … [Read more...]