What do you get when you combine delicious meatballs, healthy greens, hearty beans, and your slow cooker? A dinner-worthy soup that practically cooks itself.
Mouthwatering Italian Meatballs that taste like they were made by an Italian grandma, but come together in a fraction of the time that real Italian grandmas put into theirs.
Meet your new obsession. These Bacon Wrapped Dates are, hands down, the best, easiest, and most popular party appetizer you'll ever make—or eat.
It's no secret that I keep a package of all-natural, ready-made crescent roll dough in the back of my fridge as back up. Using it is far from an everyday thing—I call on it a couple of times a year to make these half-homemade Strawberry and Cream Breakfast Rolls and these Ham and Cheese Crescent Rolls for school lunch—but when I crave that pop-n-fresh taste and am short on time, it's the perfect solution. Well, at least if it's dough from Immaculate Bakery. The ingredients list is not perfect and far from homemade, but it's natural and that matters. Not to belabor the point, but I'm going to belabor the point... If you can't find Immaculate Bakery, I really do encourage you to find another all-natural brand (and if you find one, share it with us!). Most conventional brands are packed with crazy ingredients that are not worth it. If you can't find all-natural crescent roll dough, make my ham and cheese muffins instead. Okay, now back to business. (more after the jump)
Most people get excited about their slow cooker as soon as the weather gets cold. They turn to it when they're excited to start making winter stews and warming soups. Me? I direct my initial excitement for cozy winter food at the stove, braises on the fire and baked casseroles in the oven. The slow cooker comes out in my house around mid-January, when I've had it with winter and tire of tending to slow cooked meals. My cue is when I start dreaming of bright green salads, fresh produce, and vibrant flavors. That's when I let the slow cooker do the dirty work of churning out the final weeks of hearty winter dinners including this Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pork Tenderloin. (more after the jump)
Sweet apple and tangy balsamic flavors combine to make a perfect glaze for pork loin.
This simple, elegant baked ziti works for an everyday dinner or a special occasion. Plus, you can make it ahead of time.
Guacamole, pico de gallo, carnitas, and so much more.
The motherload of the meat sandwiches.
One in eight women in the U.S. will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While I know (and welcome!) that men read One Hungry Mama, I also know that most of you are women. Many in the U.S. This is our statistic. And the research shows: breast cancer doesn't discriminate. This statistic belongs to all of us, moms and soon-to-be moms, aunts and grandmothers, regardless of race, social or economic status. I usually reserve this space for talk about food and the family kitchen—I'm pretty adamant about it—but, through the Cook for the Cure program, my friends at KitchenAid have given me the opportunity to talk about breast cancer awareness and I couldn't pass it up. Because as long as breast cancer is the second-leading cause of death among women, it's something that we need to talk about. Find out more about how you can cook for the cure and also WIN a limited edition platter designed by Jaques Pepin after the jump.
Halloween is in full swing at chez One Hungry Mama. In fact, we've already done some celebrating! Check out this Halloween video to see my kids' favorite Halloween dinner party playdate recipes in action. I'm a SUCKER for Halloween. It's one of my favorite holidays. I'm not into blood and gore, but I do love me a spooky vibe. With little ones, though, I've had to choose benevolent ghosts and smiling pumpkins over tombstones and skeletons. Bo-ring! Now that my boys are getting older, it's time to start introducing them to Halloween hungry mama style. (lots more—and a serious laugh—after the jump)