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Crockpot Hoisin Chicken Recipe

Happy Tuesday everyone!  I would LOVE to be able to say it's a beautiful, sunny, day in West Virginia, but I can't.  Its cold, wet, and windy.  COME ONE Mother Nature!  We are over this!  Any who, I digress.  Something that I haven't talked a lot about on my blog is that Studhubs and I are on a journey to being debt-free.  One of the things we've done to achieve this goal is to go cash only.  If you guys are interested in how do this, let me know in the comments below, but one of the benefits of a cash-only lifestyle is that you are VERY aware of how much you are spending on a week-to-week basis.  The area that really seems to hit us hard is groceries.  We have a set budget, and when I am meal planning I will do what my friend April calls "Fridge-Foraging".  That's where you go through your fridge and pantry to concoct a delicious meal, at minimal cost, with items you have on hand, and that is how this amazing Crockpot Hoisin Chicken Recipe was born.  

You will see that this recipe is truly just a mishmash of things from my fridge, but it turned out so good and it's a TRUE dump-and-go recipe that I know you are going to love!  I can't wait to share with you so...

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Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon Recipe

Hey Y'all!  Happy Friday!  Today is a super exciting day because as you read this I am off to spend a fun-filled weekend in the big city with my sister, Living Like Randalls, and her family.  However, I couldn't leave without leaving you with something delectable to drool over.  Oh, and did I mention this Sweet and Spicy Glazed Salmon dinner only cost me $5 to feed two people!  No!  I'm not kidding!  FIVE DOLLARS!  

If you've ever watched my YouTube Channel you will know that occasionally I participate in these $5 Dinner Challenges where you create a meal that feeds two people for $5.  I am constantly amazed at what I can come up with on a budget, but I must confess that this Sweet & Spicy Glazed Salmon dinner is my best $5 Dinner to date!  With just a few simple ingredients you can create a meal that any restaurant would be proud to serve.  I can't wait to share it with you so...

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Crockpot Italian Stuffed Peppers Recipe

If you've been around since October you might remember a little thing I did called Crocktober.  Now I've been open about the fact that crockpot cooking is relatively new to me, but since October I've started to develop a real love affair with mine.  Sure, there have been a lot of fails, but when the successes happen I'm quick to share them with you because I KNOW you love a good crockpot recipe!  This Crockpot Italian Stuffed Pepper Recipe is one such success!  

It may not be the prettiest recipe I have ever made to date, but when it comes to flavor there is no denying these Crockpot Italian Stuffed Peppers are OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD!  I know you're going to love them so...

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Baked Crispy Pesto Chicken Recipe

My friend April, also known as The Tipsy Housewife, is always talking about "fridge forage" meals.  You know what I mean, it's when you need to go to the store, but don't have time, so you start digging through the fridge and pantry to see what you can come up with.  LOL  I find myself doing this a lot, and to be honest, some of my best recipes have come from of it. What is it Plato is quoted as saying?  "Necessity is the mother of invention."  Anyway, today's Baked Crispy Pesto Chicken Recipe is the PERFECT example of a "fridge forage" meal.       

I had this chicken that I needed to use, but was lacking in ingredients.  After digging in the pantry and finding a jar of pesto and panko, inspiration struck and this Baked Crispy Pesto Chicken was born.  I know you're going to love it so...

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Saffron Rice Recipe

IT'S FRIYAY!  I'd be lying if I said I wasn't excited.  I feel like this has been the LONGEST-WEEK-EVER.  We've had rain, 70 degree weather, snow, and everything in between.  I'm beginning to think Mother Nature is going through menopause or something, because girlfriend is a hot mess.  With that being said, how have you been liking Middle Eastern Food Week?  It's been fun doing an entire series of themed food like this.  I love trying new things in the kitchen and working with different spices.

That's just one of the reasons I knew I wanted to make this Saffron Rice Recipe for this week's last installment.  Saffron is one of those spices that I see used on The Food Network ALL THE TIME.  It's so delicate and pretty, only good things can come from it, right?  I've always wanted to try it, but I'm going to be honest, two things have stopped me.  One, it's ESPENSIVE.  No, I didn't spell that wrong.  Espensive is when it's too pricey to be expensive.  lol  Secondly, for the price, I wasn't sure what I'd use it for.  Well, I finally bit the bullet, and I'm glad I did, because this Saffron Rice Recipe is super yummy and I know I'll be making it more often for sure!  I can't wait to share it with you so...

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Tabouli (Tabouleh) Salad Recipe

YOU GUYS!!  I'm just BLOWN AWAY by all the love for the Grilled Chicken Shawarma Recipe!  Y'all literally had me in tears yesterday with all of the pictures of your recreations!  I love it!  So in the spirit of this week's Middle Eastern food adventure, we're going to whip up a fresh and flavorful batch of Tabouli (Tabouleh) Salad!

My first experience with Tabouli Salad was at a ladies church event.  Lisa, our resident health nut, brought it and, me being me, I couldn't wait to give it a try!  I instantly fell in love with all the bright flavors and said to myself then that I wanted to learn how to make it.  Fast forward many years later and here I am!  It's funny how the world works some times.  This is one of my favorite things to order at our local Lebanese restaurant, and I couldn't believe how simple it was to make.  I can't wait to share it with you so...

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Grilled Shawarma Chicken Recipe

Happy Monday Kitchen Fam!  April is already upon us and I can't believe how fast this year is going by.  However, I will admit that I'm REALLY looking forward to the warmer weather and grilling season!  Speaking of grilling, a few weeks ago I asked y'all for recipes you have always wanted to try, but just didn't know how.  One of the very first responses I got was for Shawarma.  

I'll confess, before Iron Man suggesting the team eat Shawarma at the end of the Avengers movie, I had never heard of it.  I was clueless about the spice or technique used to make it, so I had a little research ahead of me.   I did a little reading online about, and then headed down to our local Lebanese restaurant called Chams, to give it a try.  I instantly fell in love and couldn't wait to recreate what I had just eaten in my own kitchen.  I can't wait to share the results with you so...

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