Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

This week on my Patch column, "Cooking with Chelsea", I made Crock Pot BBQ Ribs.  A perfect weeknight meal when you have a busy week ahead of you!  This dish is convenient and easy- perfect for a mom with a newborn (wink wink) or a parent trying to juggle dinner and a busy schedule.

Regardless of your schedule, you'll appreciate the simplicity of this dish.  It uses very few ingredients and takes only minutes to put together.  Once assembled, turn the crock pot on and let it cook while you're at work or have your hands full.  When you're ready for dinner, you'll have a delicious meal ready to enjoy.  What's not to love about that?!

To find this recipe, click here to visit my cooking column on Patch.  Hope you enjoy it!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Macaroni and Cheese and A Big Announcement...

 I need to start this post by apologizing for my lack of posts these last few months!  I'm sincerely sorry for leaving you all stranded without an explanation.  The best way to explain my absence is that I received a food bloggers worst enemy... morning sickness!!! Yes, that's right readers.... I'm pregnant!!!! My husband and I couldn't be happier!!

I'm currently 16 weeks along and expecting our first child February 28th.  What an experience this has been so far! The first trimester made me develop a repulsive outlook on food... something I never thought I'd feel!  I'm sincerely saddened over some of the lasting nausea inducing foods that still come over me.  For example, homemade tomato sauce- my favorite item to make from scratch!  I thought I could battle nausea head on so I decided to make a pot of sauce in my first trimester and now I just can't shake the feeling I had that day.  So sad.

Now that I'm in my second trimester, I've been gradually feeling better.  It's been hard getting back in the kitchen because the smells and reminders of nausea seem too familiar, but I finally forced myself to get back to cooking more regularly and have learned the more I cook, the easier it gets!  I'm not sure how frequent my posts will be, but you can still find me writing my weekly column, "Cooking with Chelsea" for Patch.  I'll also be updating those recipes here on my blog again for you to enjoy. 

The latest recipe I made for Patch is my Mother-In-Law's famous Homemade Macaroni and Cheese- known to her grandchildren as "Rommey's Special Mac and Cheese".  This recipe is easy, uses pantry ingredients, and is chosen by her grandchildren over Kraft every time. This recipe is definitely worth trying... check it out here on my Patch Column, "Cooking with Chelsea".  Hope you enjoy it!!