Slow Cooker Tips to Swear By!

crockpotI have a brand new slow cooker sitting in my kitchen cabinet. I’m going to be completely honest—it probably has been there for 3 years. I always intend on using it, but I’m one of the lucky ones; I spend my day in the kitchen. It’s my job and my passion. I have time to spend fiddling around with gas stoves and pots with lids. That, my friends, is why I haven’t taken it out of the box yet.

Just because I’m “old school” doesn’t mean you are, though. So many of you tell me you rely and swear on your slow cooker. You’d even give up your partner before giving it up. I get it , I get it! All of us aren’t so lucky to have the time I do to spend in your kitchen whipping up a healthy meal and the few times I have used a slow cooker, I have to admit that I found it very convenient and liked the results

Continue reading

Chef Isabella’s “Sicilian Eggplant Caponata”

Chef Isabella "Sicilian Eggplant Caponata"I love this Caponata recipe created by Chef Isabella because its delicious, versatile, has a great sweet and sour balance, plus its low in PointsPlus values.

If you’re unfamiliar with Caponata, it’s basically a Sicilian version of a ratatouille. There are endless recipe variations to this eggplant delight; this is just one of many.

Continue reading