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Easy Slow-Cooker Pineapple Chicken

For the first couple years after my son was born, my husband and I worked opposite schedules to save money on childcare.  Right after my little man turned two, I got a full time job and my husband went from cooking to restaurant management; our schedules changed dramatically.  When I stumbled upon the concept of easy slow-cooker recipes and freezer meals, it seriously was a godsend; they made my life so much easier.  I would prep a week’s worth of meals Saturday afternoon and store them in the freezer.  Every night after work, I pulled my meal for the next day and stuck it in the crockpot the next morning on my way out; it was so, so helpful!! Even though I…

Homemade Sesame Chicken

I love sesame chicken.  I do not even open menus at Chinese restaurants because it is always the same; sesame chicken, house rice, and pan fried peking raviolis.  *I am starting to think the term “peking raviolis” is a NH thing; you may know them as pan fried dumplings. I really wanted to create my own, relatively simple sesame chicken recipe, and boy am I glad I did!  Not only was it delicious, but it is pretty healthy; no fryers and a relatively small amount of sugar.  Plus, there are no take out costs; added bonus! Homemade sesame chicken it is pretty inexpensive to put together; you may even have most of the ingredients in your cupboard already.  My husband is a nut…

10 Must-Try Fall Cocktails

Fall is a wonderful time of year; my absolute favorite season!  The minute the apples, cider, pumpkin, and cranberries make their appearance, I can’t wait to start baking.  And, while all the food is often unforgettable, we must not forget to enjoy the unique, fall cocktails that are out there.  Cozy up indoors or grab a sweatshirt and relax outside with cocktail in hand; either way you won’t be disappointed.  I have compiled a list of 10 must-try recipes and, if you are going to do anything today, give one of these a try! The time of watermelon margaritas and shandys is over!  Embrace the beautiful autumn season and toast to a delicious fall cocktail!     Salted Caramel Apple…

Homemade Apple Cinnamon Pop-Tarts!

A wonderful recipe for homemade Apple Cinnamon Pop-Tarts…

Wine Wednesday with Cocobon Vineyards

This week’s recommended red wine; a great light bodied, smooth and easy drink…

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