a list of 10 crock-pot dinner recipes to share with the one you love. (There’s even a crock-pot quiche recipe!)
Welcome to my new series! Since my youngest son went off to college in August, I’m a new empty nester. One of the hardest things to get used to, besides his absence, is trying to cook for only my husband and myself. For 20+ years, I’ve cooked for 3 boys. I typically made extra, because, well, growing boys eat a lot. Now, it’s just the two of us and cooking for two is a whole different ball of wax…thus this new series. You’ll be learning along with me.
This series will be published bi-monthly, on the first Thursday every other month. On the first Thursday, during the other months, will be my pioneer recipes series.
Typically, I’ll be using the “tried and true” method. I’ll experiment with a recipe and then share my experiences with all of you. This time, however, I’m publishing a list of 10 crock-pot dinner recipes to share with the one you love. (There’s even a crock-pot quiche recipe!) So, HERE WE GO!
As part of my new series The Insomnia Fix, I have compiled a list of 10 snack foods and links to 10 recipes that can help fight insomnia. The snacks and recipes contain foods high in vitamins, minerals and hormones that help promote relaxation or help the body produce the vital sleep hormone melatonin.
10 snack foods to fight insomnia
almonds – high in magnesium-a muscle relaxer
tart cherries – high in melatonin- a sleep hormone
bananas – high in tryptophan – a precursor and necessary component to the production of melatonin
pineapple – known to boost melatonin
pumpkin seeds – high in tryptophan
walnuts – high in melatonin
goji berries – one of the best known sources of melatonin
Sweet potatoes – high in potassium – a muscle relaxer
dairy products – high in tryptophan
poultry – high in tryptophan
Below are links to 10 recipes designed to help you relax and produce more melatonin. Some of the links contain more than the recipe being highlighted.
Has anyone else noticed that bloggers you have followed suddenly gone? My following list has dropped some people off and I just noticed that some of you I have followed for years are missing. If you see I am not following you anymore let me know! I will be happy to follow you again. Sorry, about the glitch!
Some days you just want to throw everything into a slow cooker and walk away. This is one of those meals. No, it is best if it is not left to cook more than 6-7 hours but it will be edible. The problem is that chicken breasts can dry out if cooked too long. If you plan on cooking longer you may wish to switch from a chicken breast to a boneless, skinless chicken thigh. Still try not to overcook this dish to make a simple tasty dinner.
I would like to take a moment to remember the tragic events of 18 years ago. It is a day no one alive that day will ever forget and likely remembers what they were doing when they heard the news.
At the time, I was a corporate trainer for a local credit union. I was at the credit union headquarters doing some training with some new employees when the head teller came back and said a plane had flown into one of the towers of the World Trade Center. There was a television in the room I was in and she wanted to turn it on to watch the news. We turned on the television in time to see the second plane hit the second tower. It was at that moment we all knew it was no accident.
A group of us huddled around the small TV and watched for…
This recipe looks really good! The ingredients call for syrup, and recommends Walden’s fat/sugar free syrup, which is certainly an option. To keep it whole foods, I recommend real maple syrup, which isn’t sugar free, but is less processed than the sugar free version.
Servings: 9 Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Quick Oats1 1/2 cups Quinoa (cooked following package direction, then cooled) 2/3 cup Vanilla Protein Shake Mix 1 tsp Baking Powder1/2 tsp Baking Soda1/4 tsp Pin…