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Freezer-Friendly Slow Cooker Orange-Beef Stew

Last week, my friend Amy issued me a Saucy Mommy challenge: to feature some freezer-friendly meals that aren’t calorie-laden casseroles. I immediately turned to Google and Pinterest and saw that many recipes designated as “freezer meals” were rather heavy. Of course, a recipe doesn’t have to be designed with freezing in mind to freeze well … Continue reading

Asian Flank Steak Skewers

I don’t know about everyone else, but we’re in serious detox mode here after our Easter weekend indulgences (plus, our trip to Kauai is only four weeks away!). So, last night’s Asian flank steak skewers came courtesy of Skinnytaste, one of my favorite food blogs — so far, everything I’ve made from there (including the … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage; Soda Bread

The other day, Johnny said he thought it would be nice to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a few activities so that Jack and Derek can experience the other side of their heritage (he was half-joking; although we have an Irish last name, it’s been several generations since anyone on Johnny’s side of the family … Continue reading

Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup

I love a good stuffed pepper, but I don’t relish the time involved: brown the meat, cook the rice, prep the tomato sauce, stuff the pepper, then bake (or cook in the crock pot). Plus, there’s the trickiness of eating a stuffed pepper — the moment you cut it, it falls apart. So, I was … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

I made this super easy slow cooker mongolian beef the other night, and boy, do I wish there were a way of transmitting fragrances via the Internet. There’s just no way to describe how good my house smelled while this was simmering in the slow cooker, and the resulting dish tasted just as great: tender … Continue reading

Healthy Sloppy Joes + Sliced Baked Potatoes

I had some ground beef left over from making chili last week, so I was very happy when my friend Ann sent me a Parenting magazine recipe for veggie-laden sloppy joes. Now, I know many people turn up their noses at sloppy joes, but I’ve always liked them, particularly when, like this one, they’re loaded … Continue reading

Beef Chili and Cheddar Biscuits

For the longest time, I abhorred chili. It’s not exactly a staple in a traditional Taiwanese home, and my family rarely ate at “Western” restaurants, so the only chili I knew was the school cafeteria version: a concoction of mystery meat and orange-colored grease that smelled like a combination of sweaty socks and taco seasoning. … Continue reading

Marvelous Meatballs and 3-Ingredient Spaghetti Sauce

Last month, while looking for a savory brunch dish to feed a crowd, I came across this breakfast casserole recipe on The Merlin Menu. I made the casserole (I’ll write about that another time), and it turned out so well that I perused the blog for other recipes. Lots of entries piqued my interest (I … Continue reading

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