13 Easy Slow Cooker Oatmeals – Happy Almost Halloween!

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My friend Gail Davis from So Delicious reminded me that today is oatmeal day. I can’t believe it almost past me by! Since we’re so close to Halloween I selected 13 of my favorites for you to warm up with. So stay toasty and dry, and eat your oatmeal!

Step by Step Slow Cooker Pumpkin Purée

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Last week the pie pumpkins were peeking out at me begging to join in on some cooking fun. I’ve talked about making pumpkin puree before, but today I’m providing some step-by-step instructions and pictures. Let’s hear it for trying to overachieve for Mofo! It’s really easy to make, but you’ve heard that before. Plus if you’re like me, […]

Cardamom Rose Cheap-o-chino

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You guys know I tend to get on a tangent and now I can’t stop making frozen coffees. I guess it’s too warm to re-start my oatmeal obsession and they are so much better than you-know-who’s. Since the CSA has been making veggies magically apear at my house so I haven’t gone to the farmers […]

Almond Joy Cheap-o-chino

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Here’s another inexpensive coffee house frozen drink. When I’m super busy and a little stressed out I tend to get a frap on my way to work. It’s an expensive and unhealthy habit. Once I catch up a little I always go back to making my own. It takes about 10 minutes, has less sugar than […]

Blueberry Green Tea Cheap-o-chino

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It’s beautiful outside and I have all the windows and doors open. We’re decluttering and if all goes well I’ll even have the deck ready for a cocktail night next week. Spring is my favorite time of the year. It makes anything seem possible. I like a nice frosty drink as a reward for all […]

See Me Tomorrow at the Durham Southwest Regional Library!

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So this is what you saw if you came to see me Saturday. A Southern Season had a great set up for me and I met a ton of great people. I will be there again in May and I’m working on some dates with other local venues.

Slow Cooker Mexican Quinoa with Black Beans

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Yesterday I posted Quinoa Jambalaya with Tempeh and today we have a Mexican variation. You can add in extra veggies, tempeh, seitan, tofu, or something yummy from Gardein if you want. Think of this as a base and see where your creativity takes you.

Crockpot Lavender Rose Cocoa

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I originally made this as a Valentine cocoa, but romance shouldn’t be limited to just one day. Surprise your someone special with the yummy dessert cocoa. The lavender and rose flavors blend together to form its own taste that’s not as floral as you think. I used lavender extract which I got at Savory Spice Shop, but […]

Super Simple Slow Cooker Tempeh Mushroom Stroganoff

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This Tempeh Mushroom Stroganoff is amazingly easy and full of great flavors. It has few ingredients, but the mushrooms combined with the bouillon create an amazing broth that becomes the base of the sauce. I don’t use tempeh as much as I should. It’s a fermented soy product that’s originally from Indonesia. Most people agree that […]

Easiest Chocolate Mousse Ever!

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I’ve been meatless for so long that sometimes I forget to mention some of the simple things. This recipe is one of those. I made this last night for my sweetie and remembered just how much I love this stuff! If you’ve already made a silken tofu mousse before, then you can move along. There’s […]