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.
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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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.
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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.
If you also grow basil, even better!
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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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.
And then I put it back away when I realized the chicken needed to hang out in the marinade overnight.
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