Take-out Tuesday, Tales of the Traveling Tote and Ready Spaghetti

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Today is a very special day! It is my first adventure with the Traveling Tote group!     I have been following this group of fellow McKenzie-Childs loving bloggers on their adventures and was beyond thrilled when they asked me to join in the fun with my new tote, “Miss Coquille”!     “Miss Coquille,” … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Slow Cooker French Onion Ravioli Soup

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Just a quick recipe today as the elves are busy getting ready for the Holiday Home Tour tomorrow   I saw these ravioli at Target the other day and got an idea     A wonderful,  fa la la,  fabulous  idea!   Slow Cooker     French Onion     Soup     with ravioli! … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cook Sticky Chicken

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I don’t know about you, but I’m all cooked out… 😵   But, you can make this even on those days when you don’t want to cook, 5 minute prep, cook 4-6 hours, enjoy!     The sauce is made from pantry staples, ketchup, honey, soy sauce and garlic powder         Mix … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Brown Butter Mashed Potatoes

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This recipe has it all, 5 minute prep, 1 pot start to finish, easy peasy good! Simply cut your potatoes into pieces {1/4s or 1/8s depending on size}, no need to peel Toss them in a cooking oil sprayed slow cooker and top with butter, onion soup seasoning and add water Cover and go on … Continue reading

Recipe Box, Slow Cooker “Aromatherapy”

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Last weekend my kitchen sink backed up… and it was a while before the plumbers could come… the whole house smelled really bad  😩 Then I remembered my crock pot You know how the aroma of what you’re cooking fills the whole house throughout the day when something’s in the slow cooker? 🍲 So this … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Peach Salsa Chicken Chalupas

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HH went to the grocery store for me the other day.  Sweet.  I asked him to get me a small package of  boneless skinless chicken thighs… “You know what they look like right?” I asked…”Yeah, yeah…no problem” he said He came home with 2 family packages of boneless chicken breasts.   14 of the biggest chicken … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Sweet and Sour Chicken Sliders with Grilled Pineapple & Peppers

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I have a confession to make…  I been a little distracted lately… I have been taking photos with my camera on a weird setting… Yikes!!   You’d think I would notice this! I have a pretty good excuse… I have spent 36 out of the last 40 days with one or more of my grandchildren underfoot… … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Slow Cooker Island Chicken Wings

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I’ve been on Island Time lately… Island Time: [def]  a time vacuum created by the ocean’s presence, and everything moves slow and easy This recipe is so simple and easy, it will bring some Island Time into your life All you need is a slow cooker, chicken wings and some flavor from the pantry or … Continue reading

Take-out Tuesday, Spicy Pot Roast Taquitos

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I know Cinco de Mayo was last week, but we eat Mexican dishes all the time, and this one just might be my newest favorite~ The best part is the “easy peasiness” of it pot roast and a couple of seasoning packets, a slow cooker and tortillas and voilà, dinner’s ready!!  I saw this recipe … Continue reading

Gifts from the Kitchen, Show and Tell!

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I thought we could play a little game today, Show and Tell!  I’ll share my favorite kitchen tips, and would love for you to share yours too…if you have a special trick or secret you’d like to share, leave it in a comment and I will post them all together in a few weeks! I … Continue reading

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