Three Comfort Food Favorites

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Slow-Cooker Success
A few years back, my aunt gave me a cavernous crock pot for Christmas. The idea of tossing a few chopped ingredients in it after breakfast, punching a button, and then simply serving up dinner several hours later sounded too good to be true, like one of those free timeshare gimmicks. It was. Read more.

Caramel Apple Pork Chops
"Chicken again?" Trevor whined as he sat down for dinner. "I'm tired of eating boring chicken." And I'm tired of cooking it, I thought, silently agreeing with him. The winter months were dragging and my children and I were bored, bored, bored. Read more.

Grown-Up Mac & Cheese
On the special nights when my husband and I had hired a babysitter and made plans to go out for the evening, the question of what to give the kids for dinner was always a no-brainer: mac & cheese. Now that Sabrina and Jake are in middle school, though, things have changed. Thankfully, I came up with an alternative that takes our old staple up a notch, as Emeril Lagasse might say. Read more.

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