Swamp Yankee Dutch Potatoes

I descend from a long lineage of Swamp Yankees. We believe in practicality, simplicity, and stoicism. We think people talk too much and should listen more. We pay more attention to the weather and birds than TV or electronics. We live to ripe old ages because we mostly eat at home and try to go…

Crock-Pot Chicken Chili

It’s cold. It’s dark. And I don’t want to do anything when I get home from work besides put on my pjs and enjoy some Parks & Recreation and chips and salsa (Stacy’s Hint of Salt Chips and Green Mountain Gringo…mmmm). Is that too much to ask?

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

“shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s…

French Onion Soup

The first time I ever had French onion soup I was at my teacher Mrs. Mahoney’s house for a French Club holiday party – Yankee swap style. I was one of the only freshman there and felt really awkward. Would people want the gift I brought? Who can I talk to? What jerk stepped in dog poop…

Pork Spare Ribs in a Cast Iron Skillet

First of all, I need to preface this by saying I got THE best Secret “Politically Correct” Snowman gift of all time this year – a cast iron skillet from Williams-Sonoma! Having our wonderful guidance counselor Seth as my Snowman was definitely the jackpot. He knew I loved cooking and even got me the cookbook Collards…

Chili

Last year I went to a Superbowl Party in Manhattan (Ooo Brooklyn girl goes to the big city). Sadly, the Patriots lost, but on the bright side, I got to eat some delicious chili! My husband works with Nick, our host, and his girlfriend/our hostess Alex was kind enough to share this recipe with me….

Carnitas or Pulled Pork Tacos

I’m going to keep this short because it’s really very simple. Hubby and I made a ton of pulled pork the other day and we enjoyed a second pulled pork sandwich the following night. However, as much as I love stretching my food dollar, I just could not serve pulled pork sandwiches 3 nights in…

Pulled Pork Sandwich

I told you I was going to use my Crock-Pot again this weekend and I delivered. No Memorial Day would be complete without great food. The hub and I went to a fun barbecue on Sunday at our friends Tom and Erica’s new pad in DUMBO, but one day of good eats is not enough…

Slow-Cooked Beef Roast

Dear Crock-Pot, Oh wow. I had no idea. I heard through the grapevine that you were good, but seriously? I would have come to you a long time ago if I had only known. I cringe to think how much time has been wasted between us. This weekend, our first time together, I was blown…