Cooked with love? …. in a large electrical pot. Lol. A little morning prep work, place everything into the cooker, clean up & set a timer. Go to work, run errands, play with the kids, your fur babies, exercise, go brunching or whatever your heart desires. Low & slow eight hours later, an amazing delicious meal that may look fancy but didn’t require much of your time. That’s what I call a wonderful dinner!
I have cooked this meal over the years with different ingredients, chuck vs rump, red wine vs no wine, worcestershire & Dr. Pepper soda at one point. My suggestion is try what you like …it’s all about your taste preference : )
Note: I make a bowl of mashed potatoes as well. My Mom used to include mashed potatoes with this meal and my Dad is the one who taught me how to make mashed potatoes.
Ingredients: 2 lbs baby carrots – 3 russet potatoes, peeled and cut – 3 to 4 lbs rump round roast – 1/4 sweet or yellow onion, sliced – 2 sticks; ribs of celery
Fall is my favorite season! Gorgeous colored leaves, apple cider, football, hockey, boots…a long list of seasonal favorites that includes soup for the soul.
Inspired by Carrabba’s Italian Grill, Spicy Sicilian Chicken Soup. A warm bowl of deliciousness! I printed a copy cat recipe, doubt it will be “exactly” like theirs. Similar ingredients along with some cooking confidence, it tastes amazing.
Whether you’re a chicken noodle kind of lover, creamy or vegetable soup lover…there’s just something about soup that’s good for your soul.
Ingredients: 3 chicken breasts – 6 to 8 cups of water – one 14.5 oz can chicken broth – 1 yellow onion finely chopped – 3 celery ribs diced – 3 carrots diced – 1 green bell pepper – 2 medium russet potatoes peeled & diced – one 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes – 1/2 cup fresh parsley – 3 garlic cloves pressed or diced – kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste – half box ditalini pasta cooked & set aside
- In a slow cooker add chicken breast, water, chicken broth, onion, celery, carrots and diced tomatoes (whole can with juice), garlic, parsley and 2 teaspoons salt and pepper
- Cook on low for 6 hours, remove chicken breasts and shred, place back in the soup. Add potatoes and pasta, allow to cook/simmer additional hour. Note: I peeled & boiled potatoes, cooled down and slightly mashed for pieces.
- Modified ingredients
- Tastes better the 2nd day : )
This is my Grandmom’s recipe — I can hear her southern accent calling it “slaw”. Her laugh was contagious, stories were funny and her slaw was a tradition passed down.
I love a side of good coleslaw with seafood, ham, burgers, ribs (anything barbecue) and Thanksgiving dinner. For our family, Grandmom’s slaw became a holiday tradition! I sat with my Mom and Grandmom shredding an enormous amount of cabbage & carrots the day before Thanksgiving….for years.
Grandmom always added raisins. My older sister disliked having raisins combined so we made a separate bowl without too. It wasn’t until years later, I realized everyone’s idea of dressing does not include mayonnaise.
I find myself shredding a small portion throughout the year for home made happiness on the side. Serves 4-6 people, depending on portion. This recipe is definitely creamy with a slight crunch.
#southernslaw #tradition #sidesalad 🥕
- 1 medium cabbage head, shredded
- 1 1/2 to 2 fresh carrots, shredded
- 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 ounce small box of raisins, optional
Remove outer layers of cabbage. Cut into 4 pieces. Shred cabbage (watch your fingers), place into medium/large mixing bowl. Rinse and peel carrots, shred and combine with cabbage. In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise & vinegar stir and then add sugar. Mix well. Pour dressing over the cabbage and carrots, stir together. Allow to refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Optional: for extra creamy coleslaw, allow to marinate overnight.
Cheese…yes please! Smoked gouda might just be my new favorite. A creamy texture and hickory flavor that melts beautifully.
I’ve made the same 5 cheese macaroni n’ cheese recipe for years…thanks to Patti LaBelle. It is delicious however, it’s time to switch it up.
A tad reluctant while whisking the flour & butter. It crossed my mind, what if we don’t like it? My motto is, try it! If you don’t like it, spit it out into a napkin but at least you can say you tried it. Something I taught my son while growing up.
The View from Great Island originated the recipe however, I modified this macaroni & cheese recipe to my taste.
I will definitely make this again! The smoked gouda gave a hint of flavor different to cheddar and it was amazing. We all went back for seconds… it’s all Gouda 😀😋
#sundaydinner #itsallgouda #cheeseplease
- – 3 cups cooked macaroni, follow instructions on box
- – 2 TBSP all purpose flour
- – 1 TSP salt and pepper
- – 4 TBSP unsalted butter
- – 2 cups smoked Gouda, shredded
- – 2 to 2 1/2 cups of milk
- – 1 egg, slightly beaten
- Preheat oven at 350. Melt 2 tbsp butter in saucepan over medium low heat. Add the flour, whisk together; stir constantly. Add the milk and whisk to combine over heat and simmer. Over low heat or remove saucepan from stove top, begin adding the shredded Gouda. Handful or so at a time, stir until melted and repeat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook pasta, al dente. Drain. Whisk or beat egg, pour into bowl with cooked pasta, stir until combined.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine cooked pasta with melted cheese mixture. Stir. Pour into a baking dish or individual dishes. Bake 30 minutes or until bubbly.
* Optional – After cooking macaroni, I add extra butter. Stir until melted and then add egg. Sprinkle shredded cheese to top and broil until golden brown*
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
A history of leftover meat & potato meal made into this savory dish. My former, very Irish Mother-in-law taught me her recipe when I was 22 years old. Since that was ‘way back’, I’ve tweaked; added my own seasoning and vegetables …including beer.
I zhuzh’ed it up for everything green day! Normally cooked in a plain casserole dish. My son, Tyler always gets a second serving …and enjoyed every bite of this meat and potato bowl.
#blas #slainte ☘️🍺
– 4 large russet potatoes
-6 tablespoons butter
– 1/2 lb chuck ground beef
– 1 tablespoon sauté onions
– 1 package McCormick’s brown gravy
-1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
– 1 cup cooked peas & chopped carrots (small frozen bag or canned vegetable of your liking)
– 1/2 cup milk
– 2 tablespoons sour cream
– 1/4 chopped chives
This chicken casserole is a recipe passed down by my Grandmom. Chicken Elegant — it’s not really an “elegant” dish however, it disappears quickly at gatherings and is still one of my son’s favorites.
It’s a simple casserole. I’ve made this several times over 20+ years including for work parties. One particular holiday party, Nurses and other colleagues were saying how delicious it is. A few colleagues skipped the dish thinking it was “just” stuffing…. Wrong! The few jumped up to try a spoonful however, the casserole was gone. Lol! I made it again the following week specifically for the few who missed out : )
Recipe below. Great for any season! #bonappetit
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 box Stove Top Stuffing
- 1 stick of butter
- 8 oz. sour cream
- 1 can cream of chicken or mushroom soup
- Salt to taste
- 1 can chicken broth
Place chicken in crock pot or slow cooker; pour chicken broth over chicken and cook for 3-4 hours on low (chicken should fall apart when cooked thoroughly). Shred or chop chicken to your liking, place in 13×9 dish. Mix; stir cream of chicken soup and sour cream together in a bowl; combine with chicken in casserole dish; mix it all up. Pour uncooked stuffing into a separate bowl, melt 1/2 stick of butter in saucepan and pour butter over stuffing; mix together. Spoon stuffing evenly on top of chicken (as a crust). If stuffing appears dry, I melt a little more butter to pour over top. Bake 350 for 25-30 minutes. Note: Check stuffing crust top after 15-20 minutes; cover with foil if browning quickly & continue to bake. Allow to cool and serve with side of vegtables or salad. Enjoy!