Slow-cooker chicken with corn and black beans

  Slow-cookers are great (if you remember to start dinner early enough). Otherwise, they just tempt you with deliciousness that might have been. I love using my slow-cooker when I’m working from home. If I start dinner during my morning coffee break or during lunch, I don’t need to worry too much about getting dinner on…

Black bean and bacon soup

We are sick today. I didn’t really feel like cooking, but I definitely didn’t feel like eating takeout again either. Luckily, I had everything I needed on hand to make one of our favorite meals. Even my 3 year-old likes this. (Although, she mostly only eats the black beans. She is not a fan of “buhmatoes” as…

Coconut ginger chicken

We are in the process of trying to sell our house, so I’m trying to stick to one pot meals. (I don’t need to spend every waking minute re-cleaning the house, thank you very much.) And usually, a one pot meal means that I get to use my favorite pot: a big Le Creuset dutch…

Rustic tomato soup

Pictures will come next time I make this. Tomato soup is quintessential comfort food, especially when you serve it with grilled cheese on a chilly day. But most of the people in my house aren’t really fond of canned tomato soup. It’s a bit bland, and unless you’re sipping it from a cup, the texture…