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My Little Helper + Slow Cooker {Chicken Corn Chowder}

Honestly, I don't remember ever spending much time in the kitchen growing up. Or grabbing a stepladder or chair to get closer to the action. Maybe because of this, or maybe just because... I always hated cooking. For my entire 20s, and into my 30s: Hated it.  And then something happened -- I realized I liked being creative in the kitchen. It wasn't the cooking itself I hated, it was following recipes.  I was being held back by the list of ingredients on the page. ... Read more » about My Little Helper + Slow Cooker {Chicken Corn Chowder}

6 Slow Cooker Suppers

Well it looks as though I've had my first ever blogging snafu in one year of blogging :)  I scheduled this post to go live Monday morning but then had too much fun baby-free yesterday that I never finished it.  Yep, you read that right... baby-free. My inlaws took Babycakes after church yesterday to spend the night at their cabin, with my MIL driving of courseDear Hubby and I just stared at each other for about an hour, so unfamiliar with what life should be like with no loquatious toddler....haha! ... Read more » about 6 Slow Cooker Suppers

Spilling the beans + {Slow Cooker Pork & Beans}

Well, it's time for me to not only cook the beans, but to spill them too: I've joined the ranks of working moms again...part-time! I started working 3 mornings a week at Babycakes' new Montessori school, while she attends. I really am sooooooo excited for the perfect fit! But not so excited about all the new germs we've been so lovingly introduced to.  We've both been sick for a number of days, and it just makes everything so much more difficult.  I have no energy, and ... Read more » about Spilling the beans + {Slow Cooker Pork & Beans}

Roller Coaster + {Slow Cooker White Sauce Lasagna}

Let me just tell you, I have been (and am still) on a roller coaster ride of emotions with this whole house-selling/buying process.  You know I was super excited about my mountain dream home, until it turned into a nightmare.  Well, I've been excited about probably 4 other possibilities since then only to have my hopes smashed...again and again - noisy neighbors, too expensive afterall, another better offer, p ... Read more » about Roller Coaster + {Slow Cooker White Sauce Lasagna}

How to Make {Slow Cooker Lasagna}

As mentioned in yesterday's confessional (aka. freak out post), I described feeling unsatisfied with the photography of today's recipe. While that feeling remains, the yumminess factor of this meal will hopefully shine above all else. ... Read more » about How to Make {Slow Cooker Lasagna}

Fall Fashion + {Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chowder}

Since losing over 50 pounds in the last year, my wardrobe has shrunk - both figuratively and literally!  It made getting the house ready to sell pretty easy: the walk-in closet was mostly empty.  But I really need some new items, desperately.  Since my mom was here to help me pack, she also took me (and Babycakes) shopping. ... Read more » about Fall Fashion + {Slow Cooker Hawaiian Chowder}

House Hunting + {Slow Cooker Tuscan Tortellini}

Let me just get this out now... House Hunters the TV show makes house hunting look waaaaaaaaaay more fun than it really is in real life.  If only I had a few extra hundred thousand dollars, I'm sure I could find my dream home no problem. Ha!!  As it stands, I'm finding that I WILL have to compromise on something, be it square footage, or newness, or acreage, or distance/commute, or sun exposure, or... ... Read more » about House Hunting + {Slow Cooker Tuscan Tortellini}

Staging Tips + {Slow Cooker Chicken Chili}

If you missed yesterday's post, I explained why I've recently been a lot quieter, posted a lot less updates on Facebook, and have felt like a cross between Superwoman and a psychotic. We are planning a big move to the mountains.  The official photographer is coming Thursday, which means everything has to be perfect by then.  Our realtor paid me the ultimate compliment by telling me she would not be sending her stager to my house. ... Read more » about Staging Tips + {Slow Cooker Chicken Chili}