Although I don't consider myself a good cook, I do enjoy trying out new recipes and we do need to eat!  So here you'll find recipes we've made and actually liked - sometimes liked a lot!  Enjoy!

Super Moist Chicken - the easy way!

If you've never tasted Beer Can Chicken then you are really missing something! Our friends made this for us once and we don't want to eat our chicken any other way now. 

The problem is, our oven isn't really made for making it the traditional way, which is just placing your whole chicken over the open can of beer and putting on a tray. We've tried other ways to make it work but... well it just doesn't. 

 Lookie what I found today (and it's ON SALE!)
  Chicken Cooker 
 With this little gadget you can fill the well with beer or any other liquid to get that nice moist flavor and not have to worry about the chicken sticking up too high so it doesn't fit in the oven. Plus, if you only have bottled beer, or a 2 liter soda or whatever, you can still make the recipe ... even with just water! Wahoo. I'm so excited! 

 Anyway, it's on clearance now so get one while you still can. And the post here and let me know the different things you put into the well to give your chicken that extra special flavor!

Chicken Cooker Chicken Cooker Ceramic cooker creates a golden, tender chicken in your oven. Fill the well with liquid to steam chicken from inside out. Features handles and pour spout to drain fat. Oven/dishwasher safe. 11" diam.

Crock Pot Breakfasts

We had guests over last week for a whole week.  Normally that wouldn't throw me so much but the same week was one of our busiest weeks of the year where we had to leave home before the guests were up, etc.

Enter ... the Crock Pot!  I love my crock!  It's great for cooking a lamb all day while we're out at church or whatever but this time it served me well as breakfast maker extraordinaire!  I made three out of our 5 breakfasts in it this week.  Here they are in the order that we like them:

1.  Crock pot Oatmeal:  Yummy.  This was our favorite and it's super easy.  Make sure you use the Irish or "Steel Cut" oatmeal though or it probably will turn out too dry.


1 cup steel cut oats

1 cup dried cranberries

1 cup chopped dates

4 cups water


1/2 cup half and half

2 Tablespoons honey

Combine all ingredients except the half and half and honey in a greased crock pot (I forgot to grease ours and it worked just fine).  Cook on low for 7-8 hours.  Stir in half and half and honey and serve hot.

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