Crockpot Chicken, Rice, & Carrots Grandparenting during the days between Palm Sunday and Easter has great benefits. One is cooking for my daughter, son-in-law, and granddaughters. Like other young couples with busy schedules, dinner can be challenging. While helping with my little grands, stopping in time to fix dinner doesn’t always work out perfectly. Thinking of my daughter’s nice big slow cooker, I couldn’t wait to try it out. Mine (though I love it – it was a gift from my mother-in-law years ago) is much smaller. I looked in the freezer and saw options: a large package of chicken, stir-fry chicken, a package ofRead More →

Home chefs learn to improvise when cooking in small spaces and when food, utensils or cookware is limited. You know how it is when you move and the cupboards are bare? I had one of those kitchen days recently. Family members were in the process of moving. I made dinner while they made trips back and forth to get more things. New recipes are often created in such times. It turned out to be a chicken and rice dinner. First, however, I looked in the pantry to see what the options were. There was a large can of charro beans, a few cans of diced tomatoesRead More →