Jan 17, 2014

Orange & Sesame Drumsticks

One of the best things about having a (in my case two) slow cooker is not just the ease of it, but also the scent that slowly fills your house all day is a big plus to me. Seriously, who doesn’t like to step into a house where the air is thick with the delicious scent of a slow simmered beef stew? The downside to a slow cooker is that…

Sep 13, 2013

Slow Cooked Beef Stroganoff

As soon as the leaves start to fall, and there’s that first hint of autumn in the air, I can get so excited over the prospect of slow-simmered stews, rich soups and hearty casseroles that it’s pathetic. Sorry for those of you mourning the loss of summer. If you’re a food snob you might want to turn around and run while you still can. What you’re about to witness will…

Mar 11, 2013

Thai Chicken & Potato Stew (slow cooked)

This is loosely based on a Thai chicken and potato stew from Lonny—a Dutch Indonesian chef. I had no idea just how Thai this recipe he named Alu Che really was (never heard of it) but loved the sound of it and figured it would make a perfect crock pot recipe. Which it did. I made a few changes: instead of a cut-up fryer I used chicken legs. I also…

Feb 25, 2013

Crockpot Pizza Potatoes

Oh yeah, this is exactly what you think it is. Combine everything good in this world that you would put on a pizza—tomato sauce, smoked sausage, onion, bell pepper and mozzarella—add your potatoes and let it simmer away. Couldn’t wait to see the reaction on J-man’s face, the biggest pizza lover on the planet, after he took a bite. And with me being the biggest potato lover on the planet, this…

Feb 6, 2013

Slow Cooked Apricot Ribs

One of the perks of being a food blogger are the recipes I receive either as comments or in my inbox. It’s something I’m extremely grateful for—people willing to share their family recipes and taking the time to write them down—because many of the dishes I’ve tried and tweaked over the years come from either friends or readers. This basic recipe was emailed to me not long after I posted…

Aug 20, 2012

Chicken, Potato & Peanut Stew

It’s been a whopping 101 degrees here. Highly unusual for the Netherlands. Thank God, because our houses are generally not air-conditioned. There was no way I was going to spend a lot of time and energy in my kitchen and I wasn’t about to add any extra warmth by turning the oven on either, so a slow cooker meal it was. Big chunks of potato and chicken that melts on…