Slow Cooker Reuben Melts

 

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When I first moved up to Minneapolis I waited tables at this place.  There was a reuben on the menu that they were sort of known for at the time.  But it wasn’t like any other reuben I’d ever had.  The corned beef was braised.  So the results were not a slice of dry beef, but the most tender, pull-apart, juicy bliss.   It was basically like a love child between a pot roast and a corned beef brisket.

Fast forward about a bajillion years and here I was, just this past weekend, standing among a St Patricks Day haven at the local market:  a giant cooler full of corned beef briskets.  Score!  Totally trying this reuben thing at home.   Continue reading

10 Easy Party Bites Your Guests Will Thank You For

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Well, it’s almost here.  NYE.  New Years Day.  Time to start planning those menus-well, I suppose that was directed toward all of my fellow last minute, procrastinating friends.  For those of you who already have your appetizers to share or menus planned, carry on.   I strive to be like you when I grow up.  Interweb high fives going your way. Continue reading

Sweet and Savory Crostini

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This was positively not supposed to happen today.  I had a plan.  I am dependent on my plans.   For this, I blame my children.

Pre kids I could’ve won awards for flying by the seat of my pants.  Always down for whatever.  Always willing to juggle around my days.  And top notch at getting side tracked and staying up into the late hours of the evening in order to complete the most important task that needed to be done that day.  Procrastination was a strong suit of mine.  It still is, but there is now a schedule.  That part has just got to stick. Continue reading

Chocolate Peppermint Crunch Clusters

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These are a real thing, you guys.  They happened in my kitchen just yesterday.  I saw them with my own two eyes.  I tasted them with my very own tastebuds.  I shared them with a few small grateful children and a couple friends.  And now, they are gone.  Today, no more.  So I’ll be making another batch just as soon as I get this recipe into your hands.   Continue reading