If you like chili, or baked beans, you will enjoy this Calico Beans recipe.
It is very tasty and inviting on a cold winter day, or at a barbecue. You will not be slaving over the stove mixing it endlessly, since once you are done with all the prep work, it cooks slowly on its own, in the slow cooker. The smell of fried bacon and barbecue sauce plays games with everyone’s taste buds.
If you have been reading my posts, you already know that I love my pressure cooker, but I also use a slow cooker on my days off, especially when I am busy catching up on housework, gardening, or crafts. It is such a wonderful way to have your dinner cook “all by itself”, while you go about your business.
I have been using a slow cooker for many years now. I used to have a Sunbeam Crocker Cooker-Fryer for a very long time, but recently I have purchased a Rival Crock-Pot. I love it so much, that I even purchased one for each of my children, to get them started experimenting with this cooking method.
Pastry blender (also known as pastry cutter) is one of the necessary kitchen gadgets your will need, if your recipe calls for a streusel. I have been making streusel with the use of a fork, or just plain hands, but having the pastry cutter is such a big help, and so much easier to get the job done.
Here is another meatless dish, which is quick, easy, and nutritious. Perfect for a busy mom who strives to serve her family a healthy meal. These are perfect alone, or accompanied by a nice serving of garden salad, or a bowl of soup. This recipe serves 2-4.
One of my favorite recipes from my mom, is a recipe for crepes. She usually filled them with creamed, and sweetened, farmer’s cheese. I like my crepes filled with fresh fruits, or fruit preserves ( I use Smucker’s Sugar Free Fruit Preserves), served with fruit syrup (also by Smucker’s), and whipped cream. This dish may be served as a light main course, or as a dessert. Makes about 8 crepes.