Making the most of your crockpot


Tell me what you think!  Share your crockpot tips! Ah, the humble crock pot.  It turns everyday ingredients into a magic brew of deliciousness.  Why slave over a hot stove when you don’t have to? I would like to share some tips that I have found useful, especially as they pertain to gluten and dairy…

Burgundy Beef stew


      I have been using my crockpot more and more in recent months.  It is a great way to cook tough cuts of meat or bulk meals.  Beef stew and the crockpot are a marriage made in heaven. There are literally millions of beef stew recipes out there.  How do you pick one?…

Hungarian Beef Goulash


    Every once in awhile, we all need comfort food.  When I think about comfort food, I think about a nice warm bowl of stew or soup. I came across a recipe for Hungarian beef goulash awhile back that really fits the definition of comforting. It’s easy to make too-right in your crockpot.  You…

Epic Fail-beef wellington


  After the delay for Valentine’s Day due to hubby being under the weather, I put my filet mignon, pie crust and mushrooms back into the freezer so they would not spoil.   I took them back out to thaw on Tuesday, so I could make my beef wellington last night. I found a shortcut…

Will you be my Valentine if I make you Beef Wellington?


  Valentine’s day is right around the corner, and those of us with celiac or gluten and dairy intolerance are wondering just what we are going to do about it. My husband and I have gone out to dinner in the past, and aside from the food intolerance which wasn’t a factor then, we found…