Hearty Chicken Double Noodle Soup

Hearty Chicken Double Noodle Soup

When its cold outside, make yourself this warm, comforting Hearty Chicken Double Noodle Soup.  Loaded with both wide and narrow egg noodles, along with carrots, celery and thick chunks of chicken, this soup will warm the body and soul! Have you ever noticed that, among other things, the weather triggers our food cravings?  I can't get enough soft-serve ice cream in the spring and summer, but when fall rolls around I don't even think about it.  When September arrives, I bust out the pumpkin, the slow cooker, and the stock pot for soups and stews.  It's like our brain is telling us, "you need to eat soup for survival today."  Its like its ingrained into our human nature, specifically for the purpose survival. The temperature here in Northern Virginia is to dip into freezing Continue Reading...

Loaded Slow Cooker Chili

Loaded Slow Cooker Chili

Loaded with delicious peppers, onion, beans and ground beef, this chili recipe is amazing!  A fantastic dinner idea for any night of the week! A month or so ago, I pulled out my slow cooker and quickly discovered that there was a huge crack going all the way through the ceramic dish.  Immediately I became miffed at my husband thinking he broke it when washing it...I then realized that I was the last one to wash it, so it was likely me who broke it.  (Yeah....ummm, I didn't say anything.)  There was really no salvaging or fixing the ceramic - the crack was  huge and it went all the way through the stone, and wouldn't hold any liquid thus deeming it useless, and a safety issue.   To the internet I went doing research on slow cookers.  I use it at least once a week, and Continue Reading...