{crockpot} Shredded Chicken Stroganoff


Have you ever asked someone if they’ve ever had hamburger stroganoff and gotten a blank look? Like they had absolutely no idea what “stroganoff” is? That happened to me once and I thought it was weird. I thought everyone grew up eating stroganoff on a regular basis. My mom made this classic dish my entire…

Best Slow-cooked Pulled Pork


This morning I met with my radio show producers to talk about ideas for upcoming shows and radio events I must attend (like a black tie dinner we will be covering live – awesome!). Today we were scheduled to record a super-bowl themed episode, but my co-host had to leave town all of a sudden….

Crock Pot Chicken Stock


It seems like I have a lot of recipes that call for chicken stock. And I never have any on hand. So I end up using chicken broth, which works fine, but I always think a recipe is probably just that much better when using stock. This recipe allows you to have homemade chicken stock…

Rosemary Lemon-Pepper Slow Cooker Whole Chicken


I made this chicken last weekend for my dog. Yep, that’s right – for my dog. Having recently been diagnosed with heart failure, I was looking for a low-sodium and tasty meal to serve him. I ground up the white meat chicken along with the shredded carrots in my food processor and he gobbled it…

Slow-Cooked Whole Chicken


I made this dish with trepidation having pulled a whole chicken from my freezer a week earlier, allowing it to thaw in the fridge. I was a little nervous that because I hadn’t cooked it immediately I would get food poisoning. And though usually I have a stomach of steel, there are times when I…

Pork Ragu with Semolina Gnocchi


I started my very first grease fire Sunday night while making this recipe. Let me tell you, when you see an empty pot erupt into flames on your stove (while you’re frantically waving a hot pad at your fire alarm 10 feet away), your life flashes before your eyes. Just kidding. But it’s effing scary,…

Savory Beef Sandwiches


I love crock pot recipes for their ease. This one is especially easy! Slap some seasoning on a roast, cook for a few hours, shred and voilà – tender meat for sandwiches you can bring to a barbecue picnic (or to work all week long if you find you can’t make it to the picnic). I…

Beer and Brown Sugar Crockpot Kielbasa


For Easter breakfast, my dad, sister and I headed to Screen Door in the Kerns neighborhood of Southeast Portland. This is the second weekend in a row I’ve been there for breakfast. Screen Door is perhaps most known for their chicken and sweet potato waffle dish. We saw about 7 to 9 of these dishes…

Crock-Pot Beef Roast


The last time I had a crock pot roast was circa 2005 or 2006, when my mom did all the legwork for her Lipton Onion Mix roast recipe in my crock pot, and I reaped the benefits. I’ve always been more of an avid cook than the regular Joe, but at that time I wasn’t…

Sausage, Cranberry and Apple Slow Cooker Stuffing


Stuffing (or dressing) is one of my favorite parts of a traditional turkey dinner. This recipe was scammed from Outpost Magazine. Outpost is a natural food store (local chain) in Milwaukee, Wis. (They have the best ‘granola bars’ I’ve ever had. Every time I’m home I make sure to stop there to bring some back…

BBQ Pulled Pork


The last time I made pulled pork, I was a bit disappointed. The taste of the roast was great but the meat wasn’t tender enough to shred. After consulting with my coworker, Micah, I learned you have to cook pork low and slow. So when Micah gave me a vat of his homemade BBQ sauce…

Chicken Tortilla Soup


This recipe was sent to me courtesy of Kiki. This time last year she and I were cooking up a storm in her kitchen and let’s face it: I kind miss those times. Kiki made this earlier in the week and sent me a picture text. It looked so good I had to run out…

Ground Beef Dip


I got this recipe from my friend and coworker Cassie who suggested I make it for today’s potluck. Cassie describes it as crack in a crockpot. It has a lot of different flavors that are not easy to identify once melded together. ingredients. 2 lb. lean ground beef 1 c. chopped onion 1 jalapeno pepper,…

Roasted Pork Butt


Early Sunday morning I described to the butcher at the New Seasons down the street from my house what kind of meat I was looking for as I didn’t see it in the display case. His reply? Oh you’re looking for pork butt. The look on my face begged to differ, I’m sure. I was…