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  • April29th

    Hubba Bubba and I used to have a Friday night tradition of getting take-out from our favorite barbecue joint and sucking on baby back ribs in front of the TV. Ribs have always been a treat in our house, since great ribs take a certain amount of dedication and time to make. Pit masters pride themselves on top-secret recipes and very specific, hours-long methods. So it used to be that if we wanted ribs, Hubba Bubba would either dedicate half a day to making them himself, or he’d pick them up from the BBQ bosses at Baby Blues.

    Crockpot Ribs

    Crockpot Ribs

    That is, until my brother-in-law Dan introduced me to this method. These baby backs are SO easy, yet turn out SO falling-off-the-bone good, that what was once a Friday-night treat around here has now become an any-night-of-the-week Easiest Dinner Ever.

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  • April25th

    Greetings from the sick house. You haven’t heard much from me because last week Eleanora was stricken with a stomach bug. Yeesh.

    And then this week I’ve had a bad cold that, combined with 8 months of pregnancy, has reduced me to a useless, Darth Vader-breathing lump. I’ll swear it is almost as bad as a Man Cold. But of course, as every wife knows, nothing is as bad as a Man Cold.

    I’ll be back next week with some more recipes for Easiest Dinners Ever. Until then, tell me what you think. Do these two people look like they’re related?

    Eleanora 28 months



  • April11th

    As I mentioned recently, I’m compiling a file of Easiest Dinners Ever, for those nights when it’s less about embarking on a wild culinary adventure and more about just getting something on the table that’s quick, homemade, and delicious.

     Easiest Crock Pot Beef Roast

    Well, this crock pot roast is SO delicious — yet so incredibly simple — I am still kind of in disbelief about it. Anyone you serve it to will marvel at your skill in the kitchen; meanwhile, you’ll be borderline embarrassed to admit how easy it is. You may even feel like a cheater. Cooking doesn’t have to be hard, but come on, it shouldn’t be THIS easy.

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  • April9th

    Do you know about the microwave popcorn trick?

    Microwave Popcorn

    It might be the best-kept secret I’ve come across in a while.

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