Slow Cooker Southern Style Chicken with Okra, Black Beans, and Rice

My aunt gave me some birthday money back in September that I couldn’t decide what to do with. I knew I wanted something for my teeny tiny student kitchen, but I didn’t quite know what my new toy would be. As my schedule got busier and busier, with a part-time job consuming most of the “free” time I had when school was over and done with, I realized that a slow cooker may be a great fit for my increasingly hectic life. So, in December, I got my hands on my very own crock pot and got busy right away with a yummy recipe from scratch! I hope you like it as much as I did! I think I’ll be making a vegetarian chili next…

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Summer Borscht

How can you tell it’s beet season?

Well for starters, you could take a look at the number of recipes on my blog that include beets… Seriously, I have beets coming out the wazoo and I don’t know what to do with them all!

This week, I turned to a classic: borscht soup. Despite it being the month of August, there is something about borscht that makes me think of winter… so I think I’m going to freeze most of this soup to enjoy when there’s snow on the ground. Still, there’s nothing stopping you from serving up a bowl of beety goodness this summer! In fact, I just had a bowl for lunch and it was awesome.

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