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Leftover Basmati Coconut Rice Pudding in the Slow Cooker

Leftover Basmati Coconut Rice Pudding in the Slow Cooker

I happen to love rice pudding. There’s something nostalgic from my childhood about it that says comfort food to me (ok, I’d had kind of a bad day). Anyway, I found myself with six cups of cooked basmati rice (don’t ask, I forgot about a […]

Honey Balsamic Pork Loin Chops in the Slow Cooker

Honey Balsamic Pork Loin Chops in the Slow Cooker

When I go the to grocery store (or the butcher shop) the only plan I go with is to see what’s on sale and figure out what to cook from there. Meat is expensive these days! This time, when I arrived at Jackson’s Meats in […]

Carolina Style Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker

Carolina Style Pulled Pork in the Slow Cooker

Cool drizzly weekends call for comfort food and this weekend that means Carolina Style Pulled Pork. Drizzly weekends also call for cozy blankets, a good book, and not spending hours in the kitchen, so I pulled out the slow cooker and went in search of […]

Freezer Forage Beef Stew with Bacon (mmmm Bacon) in the Slow Cooker

Freezer Forage Beef Stew with Bacon (mmmm Bacon) in the Slow Cooker

It got unseasonably cold in Vancouver this weekend. As luck would have it, I had some beef and bacon in the freezer that need to be used, so Beef Stew with Bacon was born. What I love about soups and stews is that it’s pretty […]

Pork Empanadas with Phyllo Pastry

Pork Empanadas with Phyllo Pastry

Pork empanadas are spicy and filling. They make a great appetizer or side dish. While they are a bit of work, this recipe makes lots so you can freeze them for later. The filling is a variation of the Pork Enchilada recipe from Canadian Living […]

Misadventures in Marmalade with a Delicious Ending: Slow Cooker Citrus Melange Marmalade

Misadventures in Marmalade with a Delicious Ending: Slow Cooker Citrus Melange Marmalade

After going to the Autumn Fair 2017 at Kits Neighbourhood House and buying three very interesting jams and looking at Sheila’s Easy Delicious Marmalade recipe which she was kind enough to share with me on Facebook’s The Cook’s Community Forum (thanks, Sheila!), I decided I’d […]

Bone Broth – Winter is Coming, Fire up the Slow Cooker

Bone Broth – Winter is Coming, Fire up the Slow Cooker

This recipe is based on something billed as “Better Than Botox Bone Broth.“

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

Slow Cooker Roast Chicken

This is my variation on Buzzfeedtasty’s slow cooker roast chicken.

Apple Butter

Apple Butter

I always liked apple butter as a kid but we didn’t buy it very often. Had we only known a crock pot (aka slow cooker) could make the stuff without much fuss then we would have made much better use of the apple trees on […]

Honey Mustard Crockpot Wings Courtesy of the West Broadway Meat Co.

Honey Mustard Crockpot Wings Courtesy of the West Broadway Meat Co.

So, I was very sad when The Honest Butcher closed up shop. They really did make the best pork and fennel sausage ever. But…while wandering along Broadway feeling all mopey because my grocery circuit has been shorted out (i.e., Parthenon (Greek yummies), Young Bros (fruit […]