Tag Archives: soft food stage

Nik’s Crockpot Pork Barbecue

 Warning: People who are really into barbecue (and you know who you are), to you this recipe might seem like blasphemy. Or heresy. Or something else really bad ending in a “y.” But this is the “single mom who wants some bbq too” method. You want to spend hours cooking meat…be my guest. So barbecue. I love it. Love, …

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Nik’s Queso Chicken

Ok, so I realize since I’ve been stepping my photography game up lately that this picture COULD have been better. But it was taken at work. Cut me some slack!!!  You ever go to make something you REALLY want, reasonably sure you have all the ingredients, then you go to finish it and you find that you really don’t? …

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Nik’s “Lil Baby” Pot Pies

~by Nikki The pies go marching one by one…hurrah…hurrah…  Raise your hand if you, like me, used to love it when your mom was too busy to cook dinner and handed you off one of those little pot pies that you cook in the oven? The only problem for me with that little pie…and I mean the ONLY problem…was …

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Jen’s “Buffalo Wing” Cheese Ball

~~posted by Jen Dig in! Earlier this week Nik shared her scrumptious Buffalo Chicken Salad. I too, am a hardcore devotee of Shari’s original Buffalo Chicken dip. That stuff definitely helped me get real food in when I was early out. My ex-husband Ken LOVES LOVES LOVES buffalo wings. I am not kidding. So I created this dish for him …

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Sunday Supper: Crockpot Vegetarian Bean Soup

~posted by Jen Ready to devour! I’m still battling this cold/flu/bronchitis crap that won’t go away, but I also have a family to feed. Today I made it easy on myself by popping dinner in the Crock Pot while I was making my morning Clickety Split Vanilla Toffee Salted Cocoa. It will be done tonight when the boys are hungry, and …

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Liz’s Cuban Chicken Chili

~~by Jen  A big bowl of deliciousness  Here’s a fun fact! I am one of those weird people (yes, thank you for noticing) who has more than one person I consider my “BFF.” In fact, I have four, and two of them even have the same name! One of my two friends named Liz is a non-op, but …

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Nik’s Curried Cabbage & Chicken “Stuff”

~by Nikki God bless me for thinking I could eat all of that. About five bites in my pouch showed me who was boss! As always, our recipes come with a story. The difference being this time I am going to ATTEMPT brevity. So, long story short: I made a pot of cabbage in homemade chicken broth. And for days …

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Jen’s “Moroccan” Curried Cheese Log

Ready to slice! ~posted by Jen I was never much of a Curry fan, mainly because I don’t like spicy foods. In fact, I had never really given it an honest try until our Holiday Preview this past November. Nik made her Curried Cheeseball as one of the appetizer demos, and when the party ended there was a small bit …

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Cowboy Caviar

~~posted by Jen Up close with Cowboy Caviar Happy New Year! We hope you had fun last night and are enjoying your day today with family and friends. Last night was pretty low-key for me since the roads are still bad here. We stayed home, watched some movies, and I set out several appetizers for the boys and I to …

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Nik’s Mocha Forest Trifle

~by Nikki This really was the MOST flattering shot I could get of my beloved trifle. Ok, so usually our posts are a “how-to” of your favorite foods. Because we do a pretty good job (if I do say so myself) of testing recipes and making sure we are on top of our game. This post is not like that …

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