Slow Cooking

Slow Cooked Southern Steak

I ran across the following slow cooker recipe last month and it sounded so good! It only has a few ingredients, which makes it super easy to throw in the slow cooker.

Please Pass the Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds top round sirloin steaks, cut into 3″ or 4″ pieces
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4cup unbleached or all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. Cut steaks into 3 or 4-inch pieces and sprinkled with the salt and pepper.
  2. Place the olive oil in a large pan over high heat. When the oil is hot, add half of the steaks. Brown thoroughly on each side, remove from pan and put them in the slow cooker. Repeat with the other steaks.
  3. Pour 2 cups of water in the hot pan along with 3 cups of beef broth. Reduce heat to medium high.
  4. Slowly add the flour to the hot pan. Stir constantly until the broth thickens. Pour gravy over the steaks in the slow cooker.
  5. Cover with the lid and cook for 4 hours…

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Grilling

Grilled Pork Chops with Herb Rub

Kick off the grilling season with these fresh herb rubbed pork chops that are easy to prepare and cook quickly on the grill. Add grilled vegetables for a fabulous meal! This is one of our favorite grilling recipes. Fixing pork chops on the grill is different than grilling beef. While there is a range of… Continue reading Grilled Pork Chops with Herb Rub

Quick & Easy Meals · Snacks & Appetizers

Easy White Bean Dip with Homemade Pita Chips

This smooth and creamy non-dairy white bean dip is super healthy and is a great addition to any party menu, plus it's quick and easy to make. Your guests are sure to love the subtle balance of flavors packed into each bite. It is perfect with mildly seasoned homemade pita chips, vegetable sticks, broccoli or… Continue reading Easy White Bean Dip with Homemade Pita Chips

Quick & Easy Meals

One Skillet Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Broccoli

This one pot recipe is packed with flavor and is super easy to prepare. The classic pairing of fresh rosemary and lemon is the centerpiece of this dish, while the addition of sautéed onions add a subtle depth to the flavors. When paired with steamed broccoli, you have the makings of a satisfying, low-carb meal… Continue reading One Skillet Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Thighs with Broccoli

Sunday Reflections

Sunday Reflections: The Other Shoe Will Inevitably Drop, And It’s Ok.

This is a wonderful post with Julie writing about how to deal with life when obstacles keep getting in the way. There are always going to be situations and/or people disrupt our own little worlds, so we need to learn how to handle those disruptions in our day to day lives.

I love the analogy of waiting for the “other shoe to drop”, because it always does. I think if we acknowledge that up front, we are move equipped to roll with the punches.

Scientuality

seaI had a rough day this week.  It came out of nowhere, really.  I woke up and knew within a few minutes that an old familiar cloud was hanging over me…Churchhill’s black dog that used to hound me on a regular basis had come for an unexpected visit.

I hardly ever get depressed anymore.  It’s such a sweet relief after years and years of a cycling battle against despair and anxiety. When days come like the one I had a few days ago, I am made so much more grateful for the hope that has learned to float in me.

The thing about these days when I do get depressed is that it’s usually not rational; I can sit there and tell myself all day long that I’m not being rational, and that all is well, but it’s not always possible to talk myself out of places with logic and…

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