Sauerkraut & Dumplings

Sauerkraut & Dumplings

Sauerkraut & Dumplings

Sauerkraut & dumplings is a signature dish of sorts for Mom.  She’d make it in a great big soup pot, & flavor it with pork spare ribs.  I’d know dinner was almost ready when she added the dumpling dough to the pot at the very end of the cooking time.  The dumplings were always my favorite part, as they’d lend a little creaminess to the dish, & tame the kraut flavor.  The dumplings were just about as fluffy as little clouds, floating on top.  It seemed as though there were never quite enough dumplings, but maybe that’s what enhanced it’s appeal. Continue reading

Pasillo Ancho Steak – Slow Cooker Recipe

Pasilla Ancho Steak

Pasilla Ancho Steak

Tender steak with rich sauce – a delicious recipe for this busy season!

This one was inspired by my nephew Jason’s interest in slow cooking recipes.  His motivation is to have dinners ready when he & his fiance come home from work.  He has the right idea – with just a little bit of prep before a busy day, the payoff is huge! Continue reading

Amazing Chicken Stew, Enchilada Style

Chciken Stew, Enchilada Style

Chciken Stew, Enchilada Style

In a word, A-MAZ-ING!   I had a request for a low carb meal, and I came up with this one on the spot.  This is great because you can add all of the ingredients in a casserole dish with a lid, and bake in the oven for 1 – 1/2 hours (or the slow cooker!) and forget about it, knowing that the flavors will mingle & be even better with a little time! Continue reading

Pasole – A Family Favorite

Pasole

Pasole

Recipe by:  Designs by Jeanne R

One of my Mom’s friends grew up in Peru, where they make a delicious stew called Pasole.  This friend was kind enough to share the basic recipe, Mom shared it with us, & we’ve been making ever since!  Pasole is very simple to make, and it requires very few ingredients, including Continue reading