Showing posts from February 26, 2012

Lemon-Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken - Easy

The following recipe is brought to you courtesy of a co-worker, Nancy.   She mentioned this very easy recipe the other day, and when she got to the part about not sauteing the leeks nor pre-soaking the beans I was practically jumping up and down with glee.  So after a bit of begging polite request, Nancy was nice enough to provide me with the recipe AND a photo!  Woo-hoo!

The amount of black-eyed peas was not mentioned in the recipe, so I guesstimated at 2 cups.

Lemon Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken
Serves 6-8

2 cups diced leeks
2 cups dried black-eyed peas, rinsed and checked for debris
12 cloves of garlic, peeled and smashed using the side of a large knife
2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 cup dry white wine
2 cups chicken broth (low-sodium preferred)
1 whole lemon, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon kosher salt (1/2 tsp. if not using low-sodium broth)
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Place diced leeks into a 4-quart slow-cooker.  Cover leeks with black-eyed peas.  Spread garlic cloves on top of peas.

Chocolate Covered Bananas - Easy - Secret Recipe Club

Time again for a recipe from the Secret Recipe Club.  This is my fourth participation, so as not to bore you yet again with the rules take a look at my previous SRC recipe.

My secret blog assignment is Fantastical Sharing of Recipes.  The lovely person who writes this blog states that her name is Sarah, but asks to be called anything but.  So I will respectfully call her FSR.  Anyway, lovely FSR uses her blog to share recipes.  Many of her recipes look absolutely wonderful and her photos are delicious.  I'm a sucker for anything chocolate, and (probably because Valentine's Day recently blew past) there is a mother-lode of great recipes of the chocolate persuasion.  I could probably spend almost every day until next February 14th making a dessert recipe without (much) repeating.

As usual when the SRC reveal date starts to sneak up on me, I was short on time and needed to select a very quick and massively easy recipe.  Semi-healthy would be nice, but optional.  Luckily I found …

Good Morning, Cupcake!

You're never fully dressed without a ... cupcake?

Cupcakes used to be such shy edible creatures, peeking through the safety of enclosed bakery displays or hiding inside cardboard camouflage in supermarkets.  But not anymore!

Come visit an interesting and humorous article by TheDaughter about (mostly) non-food cupcake spotting in Beverly Hills and surrounding towns.