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Osso Buco

by kara on January 14, 2013

Oh goodness.  It’s so ridiculously cold outside this week.  All it takes is frigid temps like these to make me hibernate and cook at home.  Osso Buco is one of my tried and true winter weather meals to make on a Sunday.  I start it mid-morning and let it simmer in the slow cooker, with […]


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 […]


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 […]


Slow Cooker Picadillo

by kara on November 2, 2011

This recipe is yet another reminder of why I love my slow cooker.  Picadillo is a traditional Latin American dish, with variations depending on the region.  I’ve made this version several times, and it’s always a hit with my family.  We ate this dish again before Halloween trick-or-treating this year.  Jack was able to get some real food in […]

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    I’m recovering from foot surgery and not able to move around much in the kitchen.  This means we’ve been cooking simple meals.   Last week’s weather was perfect for pot roast.  I’m normally not the biggest fan of pot roast and thought adding bacon might change my mind.   It certainly did, proving once again that everything […]


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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