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Adventures in Cooking Without a Working Kitchen

True story and one I never told my parents; I was without a working kitchen in my apartment in Korea for about a week because my gas wasn’t turned on and my school was having issues. It wasn’t a terribly big deal since I was keen to try the local fare at the food court […]

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Easy 4-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork

I tend to be someone who views recipes more as inspiration than gospel. I’m a bit more strict with baking, but when cooking dinner, it’s pretty much a free-for-all. That’s why I was ecstatic to find this recipe for the “Best Ever Pulled Pork Sandwiches” on Pinterest. It only has four ingredients, but you can […]

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Dinner: Thinking Ahead on Busy Days

For six weeks, my kids took an art class on Tuesday afternoons. I picked them up from school with a snack they could eat in the car, dropped them off at the museum, and then I used the two hours they were there to get some writing done at a nearby coffee shop. Because they […]

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Get in My Belly: Indian-Spiced Lentil Soup (Slow-Cooker)

This recipe for lentil soup came to me in a bit of recipe-related serendipity.

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Slow Cooker Burritos

Burritos are one of my favorite comfort foods. Growing up in Texas it was always easy to find good Tex-Mex, but now that I live in New York I’m pretty much stuck making my own. But with a recipe this easy and tasty, I don’t even mind! Since I use a slow cooker, there’s very little […]

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Slow Cooking, Swaying to the Music

Now that the Great Warm-Up is imminent (if not already here) for most of the country, why not squeeze out a few more Crock-Pot recipes before it gets too hot?

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Easy, Yummy Cornbread

I made turkey three-bean chili the other day and, as my trusty Crock Pot worked its magic, I wondered what I should serve it with. Naturally, the phrase “chili cheese nachos” was the first thing to go through my head, but I wanted something a little more substantial and less bar food-y. So I scoured […]

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Kiss My Arsenal: Slow Cooker

So I haven’t written about kitchen tools in a few weeks, and my arsenal was feeling sadly un-kissed. So, it’s time to tackle yet another helpful kitchen gadget: the slow cooker. These are also known widely in the US by the brand name Crock Pot. Much like cast iron cookware, slow cookers are a bit […]