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Sunday Slow Cooker: Chicken in Chili Verde

Back before I really starting cooking, my roommate and I went through at least one package a week of Trader Joe’s Chicken Chili Verde. Not only was it easy and relatively healthy, we could heat it up at work in the microwave in about 4 minutes. For first year teachers, this was the pressure test […]

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Chorizo Spiced Pulled Pork

I was basically drooling when I originally saw this recipe on

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Spicy Braised Beef

There are a few things I almost always have on hand and in my experience can be instantly turned into a delicious meal. First I grab whatever protein has been hanging out in the freezer the longest. To that I add some chopped onions, bell peppers, something spicy in the form of of spicy fresh […]

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Beef Encebollado

Beef encebollado is a traditional dish that is especially popular in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic but can be found across Latin America. Since it is traditionally made with a tougher cut of beef, it’s a perfect nominee for the slow cooker and if you love onions, you will fall in love with this […]

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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash: Four Options

Spaghetti squash and I are best pals. I mean, seriously, let’s talk about this magical little veggie. It’s low calorie with only 31 calories per cup. That means you can eat a huge portion – let’s say 3 cups if you are ambitious – for under 100 calories. The same amount of pasta would have […]

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Sunday Slow Cooker: Pepperoncini Chicken

This pepperoncini beef (aka Drip Beef) recipe I shared last February continues to be one of my favorite slow cooker recipes ever. I make it all the time and love it for game day sandwiches or barbecues. Recently I was craving it but didn’t have the energy to run to the store to buy beef. […]

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