Sep 14 2011

Slow Cooker Red Curry

slow cooker curry

A couple of years ago I saw a thread on a message board about slow cookers. A number of women didn’t feel comfortable with leaving a slow cooker on all day unless they were at home. They felt a heated appliance that was turned on all day was a fire hazard.

ingredientsadding chopped garlic and pepper

I have to admit, that really never occurred to me. The reason I even have a slow cooker is to have dinner cooked for me while I’m gone for the day. Isn’t that the whole point?

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Sep 06 2011

Dulce de Leche Chocolate Chip Cookies

Published by under Chocolate,Dessert

cooling cookies

I first came up with this recipe a couple of years ago, when I was obsessed with dulce de leche. I guess I still am, but I’m now smart enough to keep it far, far, away from me because I just can’t seem to control myself around the stuff.

Back then, I wanted a recipe for chocolate chip cookies that made a small batch, and I wanted to incorporate dulce de leche, because I had not yet learned to keep myself away from this decadent caramel.

warm dulce de leche chocolate chip cookie

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Sep 01 2011

Summer Garden Pasta

summer garden pasta

This dish is the perfect late summer meal. It’s light and fresh, taking advantage of an abundance of cherry tomatoes that many of us have. If you’ve ever had even just one cherry tomato plant, you know what I’m talking about.

halved tomatoes

If you also grow basil, even better!

rolled up basil leaveschiffonade

In the summer, you can easily obtain great tomatoes or basil from a farmers’ market, farm stand, maybe even just the neighbors or a coworker. I’ve even seen pails of tomatoes in a work breakroom, along with a “Help Yourself” sign.

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Aug 30 2011

Tequila Lime Chicken

Published by under Fruit,Gluten Free,Main Course,Summer

tequila lime chicken

I’ve wanted to try this recipe for a long time, but especially this summer. After replacing my dilapidated grill, I wanted to use its replacement as often as possible.


However…really hot, humid weather and I do not get along. At all. So most of July was out of the question for me – it was already 90-100 degrees (Fahrenheit) for what seemed like a good portion of the month, and the last thing I wanted to do was stand in front of a 500 degree grill. But then August brought some relief, so I pulled out my grill.

deboning chicken breasts

And then I put it back away when I realized the chicken needed to hang out in the marinade overnight.

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