Porkapalooza!

Hello, all!  I’m taking a much needed mini break but never fear!  Mr. O has something he wants to say. 🙂   Hey all!  Slight interruption to your regularly scheduled blog.  Sashi has given me, Mr. Onion-Hater, this space to talk about something near and dear to my heart. Pork. Some of you may have noticed that we eat a lot of pork in our … Continue reading Porkapalooza!

Shredded Chicken with Tomato & Jalapeno

Let your slow cooker do the work for a delicious shredded chicken cooked with tomatoes and fresh jalapenos.   Question: what do you do when you see a really good deal on something at the grocery store that you are buying anyway?  Do you buy a one or two more?  Or do you buy as much as you can afford because it is such a … Continue reading Shredded Chicken with Tomato & Jalapeno

Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Another delicious pulled pork recipe but this time it’s cooked with slightly tropical flavors and topped with a sweet & spicy sauce!   One of the many great thing about living in the South is pork is abundant and inexpensive.  Maybe it is in the North as well but I haven’t lived there in 11 years.  Huh… 11 years ago today as it happens.  Happy … Continue reading Hawaiian Pulled Pork

Caribbean Chicken Tacos

Pineapple, red pepper and lots of spices come together with chicken in the slow cooker for a simple but stunning summer supper.   I don’t know about the rest of my Southern neighbors but I am very much ready for summer/summer weather to be over with.  Sure, the nights are starting to cool down but the days are still an inferno that turn my apartment … Continue reading Caribbean Chicken Tacos

Provencal Vegetable Casserole (slow cooker)

Summer vegetables are layered in a slow cooker with just a little seasoning and a bit of Parmesan as a satisfying side or filling vegetarian entree that doesn’t heat up your kitchen.   When I bought my veggies for the ratatouille I showed you on Monday, I may have been so excited by the cheap prices that I may have purchased more than I really … Continue reading Provencal Vegetable Casserole (slow cooker)

Ratatouille (from the slow cooker)

Ratatouille is a simple summer dish with a fancy name made even easier using the slow cooker!   In the spirit of honesty, I never had ratatouille before I made this but I knew I would love it because it already had 3 of my favorite vegetables in it: tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant.  And since they are all in season and super cheap in the … Continue reading Ratatouille (from the slow cooker)

Mexican Pork Stew

Inspired by Mexican posole, this slightly spicy stew comes together quickly in the slow cooker.  Want to make it more authentic?  Use hominy in place of the corn!   Continuing along our unintentional theme of the past couple weeks, I decided to use the slow cooker to make a warm bowl of spicy goodness.  Yeah, this would be more appropriate for cooler weather but I … Continue reading Mexican Pork Stew

Jalapeno Chicken with Bacon

Your slow cooker does most of the work with the chicken while cream cheese melted into the juices at the end create a fast and amazing sauce.  And don’t scared of the jalapenos!  This is only as spicy as the ones you use.   As I was scooping the jalapenos out of their jar to make this, I thought of meal times we had when … Continue reading Jalapeno Chicken with Bacon