Slow Cooker Tomato Parmesan Soup

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup | hiddenponies.com

I recently learned that Carl did not grow up eating tomato soup from a can with a side of grilled cheese. I can’t believe I didn’t learn this sooner. Not that it would have been a total deal breaker but, combined with his hatred of tuna melts and strange affinity for exercise, it might have given me […]

Slow Cooker Beef & Barley Risotto

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Risotto | hiddenponies.com

We’re 2 months into this new baby thing, and dare I say I think we’re getting into the swing of things?  I feel like it’s risky to put that out there but, knock on wood, he now goes down consistently around 8:00pm, sleeps mostly-consistently through the night, is learning to enjoy his swing or his daddy […]

Mom’s Recipes: Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

Slow Cooker Tomato Sauce

I always forget about the existence of slow cookers in the summer, since comfort food at this time of year comes more in the form of barbecue and no-bake, but this recipe makes pulling it out an absolute must!  If you think making your own tomato sauce is too time consuming, you need this recipe […]

Mother’s Day Party Plan {Cookbook Review}

Slow Cooker Shrimp

So this is something new to me – the triple slow cooker!  When I received the book “Triple Slow Cooker Entertaining” for review, I thought triple slow cooker party planning just meant I was borrowing slow cookers from my mother-in-law and sister.  I had no idea they actually made single slow cookers with three crockpots! […]

Spicy Quinoa Chili & Cornbread

Before we talk about how great quinoa is in chili (spoiler alert – it’s great), let’s talk about silly things kids do. Today, we had our first real “crayon meets wall” incident.  To be more precise, crayons meets WALLS. Like, every wall. In every room. Every. Single. Room. Pink crayon in a continuous trail across […]