It’s already April 2, and I’ve challenged myself to post 30 slow cooker recipes on kitchenhospitality.com. Sound crazy to you? It does to me, too. I’ll tell you why. It’s crazy… because it takes a lot of planning to fix crockpot meals. my schedule isn’t always convenient to cook at all. I often make up my own recipes, and sometimes they don’t turn out right. But the challenge is on. This month I’ll post recipes for meals and desserts. They will include cooking times for 8-10 hours on low all day, others set for high and low, and desserts mostly for 2-3 hours. Don’t beRead More →

The Big Rig Macaw and Owner, Larry St. Patrick’s Day is the birthday of a very special Harlequin Macaw named Muggsy. Happy 32nd Birthday, Muggsy! Muggsy travels in a big rig with his owner, Larry whom my husband Greg met at a truck stop in Texas. Greg mentioned to Larry that I’m a blogger and asked if I could call him, and he agreed. Fascinated about this beautiful bird my husband met, I contacted Larry and learned about the amazing Muggsy. I had read about macaws and already had a list of questions of things I was curious about, including these: “Larry, does Muggsy screamRead More →

Fun Free Short Stack Breakfast at IHOP Did you get your free pancakes at IHOP today? I did. Couldn’t resist. Of course, you figured that out if you’ve been reading my blog. I LOVE pancakes. Lately, I’ve been on a blueberry kick, too. Blueberries and pancakes go together well. So it’s no wonder that when I met my blogging friend at IHOP for the Short Stack, I added the blueberry syrup.Read More →

Wondering where to begin with your January home organizing? Start in the kitchen with the refrigerator, pantry staples, and making a list of foods to plan your meals for the month. Comfort that begins in the kitchen promotes daily satisfaction and motivation. Begin with a cup of hot tea or coffee (or Coffeccino as in my January 10th morning kickoff). Next, clean the refrigerator and organize frig magnets. Throw away old leftovers, organize fruits, vegetables, condiments, etc. You’ll feel better when your frig smells clean and looks shiny, free from smudges and germs. Make a list of fresh vegetables and fruits to add to yourRead More →