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Chicken Cacciatore

How is Christmas just a few days away?!  December just got here!  We’ve been super busy around here and not even with Christmas stuff, just busy in general it seems. So busy, we haven’t been cooking much outside of our go-tos.  Baked chicken is a pretty common dinner in our house, and crockpot chicken pho…

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Pomegranate Salad

I love brussels sprouts.  And I love pomegranates. Together? Also delicious. Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of fresh pomegranates, which we’ve just been happily eating raw, because they’re so freakin’ delicious. But as we were sharing one a couple of days ago I realized it was time we branched away from our “it’s-taken-so-long-to-de-seed-this-I-just-want-to-eat-it-now” pomegranate eating habits.…

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Honey Roasted Peanuts

The other night I made a last minute run to the grocery store and as I rushed out the door I asked my husband if there was anything he needed.  “Just almonds,” was his response (they’re a work snack for him).  Ok, no problem, so I promised him I’d return with almonds.  But then, when I got…

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Crockpot Chicken Phở

I will repeat: Crockpot Chicken Phở. I know. And you’re welcome.  Ok, I’m in no way saying that this phở is anywhere near the phở that the tiny little Vietnamese woman at Toast N’Phở makes (my favorite phở in Portland), but it’s close. Damn close. Mainly because we made it ourselves.  In our crockpot.  While we were at…