July 16, 2014

Hankering for a Great Weeknight Burger Recipe? We’ve Got 5 for You

It’s summertime. And you want a burger. Not just any burger, something special. Thing is, you can’t decide whether you want a juicy cheeseburger, a healthy vegan burger or maybe something more exotic. And you really don’t want to go out, so you can’t afford to wait much longer to get your act together. Read the rest of this entry »

July 14, 2014

3 Delicious Recipes for National Macaroni Day (or Anytime Really)

Macaroni and Cheese

In honor of National Macaroni Day, we thought we’d bring you a few super-simple, can’t-miss macaroni recipes from our sister site, SavvyFork.  Each has a good balance of carbs, proteins and fats, so they’re not just great ideas for Macaroni Day celebrations – but really for any day of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

October 15, 2013

Recipe Walkthrough: Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken Crockpot

A few weeks ago our social media followers raved over the recipe we posted for a Brown Sugar and Garlic Chicken Crockpot. Typically this type of response warrants one of us editors trying the recipe out at home, and I again raised my hand with delight!  My previous cooking endeavor was none other than the Bacon Sour Cream Chicken Crockpot, so I figured I might continue my crockpot experimentation.

Fortunately, this was not the first time I’ve combined brown sugar and garlic in a dish. I actually made a brown sugar and minced garlic glaze for an oven baked chicken once, and loved it. And without giving it away too much, I was equally as impressed with the taste in the crockpot version!

I also forget how easy and painless cooking with a crockpot can be. I wish I had more insight and secrets to this recipe, but you literally mix all the ingredients together and pour it over the chicken. Set your slow cooker on your allotted time and walk away. About 30 minutes later you’ll start to get a whiff of the cooked brown sugar and you’ll have to remind yourself there AREN’T cookies in the oven. 

But first things first, here’s what you need: 

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July 8, 2013

Bacon and Sour Cream Chicken Crockpot: UNPLUGGED

Last week, our readers went crazy for the Bacon and Sour Cream Chicken Crockpot recipe we posted on Recipe4Living.com. Obviously we were curious to what all the fuss was about. Bacon wrapped chicken slow cooked in a sour cream sauce? My stomach got full just thinking about it. But we love our readers so we wanted to try it out ourselves. At the office we were stumped with which editor would be brave enough to  take on this potentially heart clotting recipe at home. As the newbie, I swiftly accepted the challenge.

I decided immediately that I would embrace this recipe for what it was, and of course invite as many twentysomething males over to eat the inevitable leftovers. This recipe has the post-college carnivorous man-child written all over it.

I must admit grocery shopping for this recipe was a dream. Five ingredients, three of which I already had at home? I call that a win. The prep time and mess was also mild. I dirtied a whole three dishes. Another bonus, it was  my first time using a crockpot in a while, so I had forgotten the sheer bliss in cooking something, going out for the day, and coming home to delicious home cooked meal. All of these factors made for an easy. no-fuss, man-friendly Sunday meal.

Naturally I documented my cooking endeavor. Here’s how it went down: Read the rest of this entry »

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