November 3, 2018

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup


Last week I made this tried and true Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup for our amazing teachers at Morgan's school. After getting a request for the recipe, I realized I needed to repost this must-have golden nugget. The original 2013 post is below. Enjoy!

With the cold season upon us it's the perfect time to simmer soups and stews in your slow-cooker. Last week I picked up a rotisserie chicken from Costco (you can't beat $4.99 for a whole chicken) and made this delicious Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup from Allrecipes. I had never had this type of soup before and quickly realized that I have been missing out. Don't forget a splash of lime juice right before serving as it sends the fresh flavor over the top!

GNG Tip: I replaced the 2 cups water with chicken stock and added a can of black beans (drained). Also, after picking off all of the chicken I placed the carcass in another crockpot with ten cups of water, 2 celery stalks, a carrot, and onion to make homemade chicken stalk to freeze for future use.

October 7, 2018

Pumpkin Bread


Every time we go to visit our friend Chris' family in Virginia Beach it's a given that his mom, Barb, has this pumpkin loaf just waiting for us on the stove (as well as her chocolate chip bars, coming soon to GNG). Scott loves this pumpkin bread so much that sometimes I wonder if he really wants to see Chris or just hang out in Barb's kitchen.  He begged me to get the recipe and try it at home... success!

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