Archives for posts tagged ‘crock pot’

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Updated 5-19-2013 Happy spring everyone! This month my daughter turns one, and so far there has been a whirlwind of potlucks, picnics and celebrations, beginning with Easter last weekend. I discovered the perfect barbecue dish for such occasions – pulled pork, slow-cooked in the crock pot. It just cooks all day long and literally falls apart […]

Crock-Pot Osso Buco Recipe

  I am in love with my new favorite food – osso buco, a beef shank braised in the crock pot.  It is the most tender and flavorful cut of beef.  (As you can see in the photo above, it was so tender the meat fell right off the bone.) It’s so simple and inexpensive […]

Duck Leg Confit in the Crock Pot

  One of my favorite meals is duck leg confit.  Duck legs have a lot of fat on them, but the secret to confit is that slow-cooking them in their own fat makes the meat tender and juicy and the skin crispy as it cooks away the fat.  The problem with most confit recipes is that it […]

Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans & Spinach

  Spaghetti Squash with Black Beans & Spinach   First off let me say that I recently dropped my camera and ever since it has been hit or miss getting it to focus.  Sometimes it turns out great and others not.  I plan to get a new, better camera sometime this fall.  Until then I will […]

Family Visits: Gluten, Dairy, And Sugar-Free

  It’s that time of year again – summer barbecues, family vacations, and my annual visit to my parents in rural Minnesota.  I grew up on a farm in a tiny little German town of about 800 people, surrounded by cornfields as far as the eye can see.  It’s very peaceful but I’m always a […]

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

  Wow, it has been almost three weeks since I last posted.  Where did the time go?  We enjoyed a wonderful week in Boston visiting my brother and family for Thanksgiving.  Not only was it great spending time with family and enjoying the exciting city of Boston, but good food seemed to find us wherever […]

Made-From-Scratch White Bean and Ham Soup

  Just 10 days ago it was over 90 degrees in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Now it’s in the mid-60’s, the sky is overcast, and there is a chill in the air.  I expect the leaves to start turning any day now.  It’s the perfect time of year to make a pot of soup.  […]