crockpot french onion soup

crockpot french onion soup

crockpot french onion soup

I woke up last Saturday morning to gray, overcast skies, so thought it was as good a time as any to grab the crockpot and make some french onion soup.

By about 2pm, the sun was shining and it was really warm out, but by dinner time it was beginning to cool down again, and having been out all day shopping for new jeans for my husband, it was nice to come home to dinner pretty much ready. This is why I love the crockpot.

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Thai Coconut Curried Soup

The weather is getting cooler and calls for soup! This one is super easy, and very satisfying – creamy and flavourful with a little bit of heat. Enjoy!

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chicken gyros

IMG_1138I had a craving for greek/mediterrean food, so along came chicken gyros last weekend. Easy to make and again, allows my husband to use the bbq, but could also be done in a pan on the stove.

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buttermilk chicken drumsticks

My husband loves to bbq, enough said! If there’s a way he can make a meal onto the grill, then he’s happy. Summer pretty much means at least one meal a week is bbq’d. Pretty soon this will be at least one crockpot meal a week.

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taco stuffed peppers

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It’s the last long weekend of the summer and after my husband and his friend attended the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer game, I had a few friends, plus my husband and our friend Mike, over for mexican style stuffed peppers.

A great week night dinner as well as they are simple and delicious and can be easily adapted to fit what’s in your cupboards.

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blueberry bran muffins

It’s nearing the end of blueberry season here in Vancouver, so have been stock piling and freezing for the fall/winter months ahead. I had a few cups of blueberries left over so thought I’d whip up some muffins the other morning.

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Thirsty Thursday: Cupcake

Cupcake: Californian Wine Review on the experimentalhousewife.com

Tried this great little blend on a whim! I was feeling like treating myself and was heading towards my usual indulgence Apothic when I noticed this little gem at $14.99 (two dollars cheaper than my lovely Apothic which I also highly reccomend).

I was drawn in by the name “Red Velvet” It was everything the label claimed and more – “Over-the-top aromas of chocolate, deep dark blackberries and luscious red fruits… [blah, blah, something about palettes]… with a hint of coconut and creamy mocha.”

Surprisingly I even found a bottle sitting on the counter of my wine-snob friend’s house the next day – so that always confirms it must be good!

Enjoy!
~Laura

Caprese Chicken

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I’d bought some fresh mozzarella at the store, not sure why, but I did, so had to use it up, oh darn, eat cheese, yes please!

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Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies – A classic

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So if you know me, you know that I have a huge sweet tooth. Every Sunday, I try to make a baked good for my husband, but also for my fellow co-workers who also benefit on Monday morning.

I hadn’t made cookies in a while, so decided to whip some up.

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Avocado Tzatziki

Sundays in the winter often call for roast dinners and cozy meals – but this summer has been busy and lazy, and most Sundays we feed ourselves by indulging in takeout. Greek is always a healthy option, so it’s usually that or sushi that makes the Sunday delivery order.avocado tzatziki

Unfortunate for him (but great for me since I get two helpings of tzatziki) the boyfriend can’t have dairy – so we make him this version with avocado: Continue reading