Favorite 2012 recipes

by kara on December 31, 2012

Hi friends! A few of you have mentioned how quiet I’ve been lately. The holidays and a few illnesses have taken over my time, but I promise I’ll be back with more recipes to share in 2013. Two slow cooker dishes and one cookie recipe were the top 3 recipes from 2012.  Apparently, comfort food […]


Baby Back Pork Ribs

by kara on May 28, 2012

Hope you all are enjoying your holiday weekend and the festivities it brings. For me, the  Memorial Holiday has always been a time to not only remember those who have served in the military, but also a time to remember all our loved ones as well as a time to enjoy family and friends who are […]


Sweet and Spicy Asian Pork Roast

by kara on February 2, 2012

I’m on a slow cooker kick.   My last three posts have all been slow cooker recipes. Lately, Sundays have been crazy for us with hockey, yoga, errands, and housekeeping.  My slow cooker and rice cooker ( a new favorite kitchen appliance)  have been on auto-pilot.  I just love coming home to savory smells from the kitchen.  This dish […]

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Black Beans and Pork

by kara on January 10, 2012

I made this recipe before Christmas and am just now getting around to sharing it.   I got a new camera from Courtland for Christmas.   It takes much better pictures than the one above taken by my old camera.  But, I just had to share this recipe.  So good!  And easy.  I put the ingredients in the slow cooker in the morning before leaving […]


BBQ Pork Sandwiches with Creamy Coleslaw

by kara on July 21, 2011

 Whew!  It’s been so hot this week in Minneapolis.  I’m not going to complain since our winters can be challenging, however, our a/c decided to malfunction during the heat wave.  Needless to say, we didn’t do much grilling outside or cooking inside.   My slow cooker is always the appliance of choice when the weather heats up.  This […]

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Food Blogger Event, The Local

by kara on April 21, 2011

I ate a lot of  “Irish Meat” last night.  I attended a MN Food Bloggers event that was held at The Local in downtown Minneapolis. I had the pleasure to meet many talented foodie writers; not to mention two of the owners of The Local, Kieran Folliard and Peter Killen.  Chef Mike Phillips from Green Ox Meats and The Local kitchen […]


Carribean Style Pork

by kara on September 19, 2010

This is my Cooking Light Slow Cooker cookbook. . . the binding is coming apart, it has food stains, and is one of my prized possessions.  It’s a staple in my kitchen. Carribean Style Pork is one particular recipe from this book that I’ve made over and over again.   It is a bit time-consuming initially, but then all you have to […]


Pork Tacos

by kara on July 28, 2010

My family loves tacos. . .bean, beef, fish, pork.  They are so simple, yet satisfying.  Here’s a recipe for pork tacos that is super easy, healthy, and great for leftovers.  It cooks all day long in the crockpot-no heating up the house and smells great when you get home in the evening.  Recipe should be doubled if serving more than […]


Sausage Egg Bake

by kara on June 13, 2010

Whenever Courtland and I host brunch for company, we seem to make egg bakes. There are so many different ways to bake them. They are easy and can be prepared ahead of time. You are certain to impress your guests ifyou serve one with pastries/bagels, fruit, coffee and mimosas. My sister-in-law was in town last […]