I’m sure you’ve read many articles about what to keep in your pantry, but, my pantry has a little bit more than the rest of the bloggers.   Below I explain.   I keep the standards like most people: spaghetti noodles, rice, cream of mushroom soup, dried bread crumbs, chicken and beef stock.  But aside from the standards, I also keep canned fish, such as canned crab, canned oysters and canned shrimp. I actually use more of these meats than the fresh meats you buy at the store.   Why you ask??  Well, let me tell you, I make a few killer recipes with these kindsRead More →

  Since we have turkey and ham for Thanksgiving, I usually try to have a beef dish of some sort for Christmas.  This year’s recipe was “Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Beef Tenderloin” from http://www.aspicyperspective.com/slow-cooker-honey-garlic-beef-tenderloin  which I found on Pinterest, of course. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/398076054548533005/ .     My first thought of this recipe was “slow cooker for Christmas dinner, very interesting. . .  the idea has merit.”   Another added benefit was the simple ingredients.   A lot of dinners like this tend to also encumber you with A LOT of ingredients – some you need to go to the four corners of the Earth to locate.   NOT THIS ONE!!  ThereRead More →