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Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna is made by first simmering a homemade spicy sauce in the Ninja Cooking System, and then slow cooking the layered ingredients. 0

Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna ⚜ Creole Fusion Recipe

It may not be a traditional southern recipe, but I still think Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna could be a good dinner recipe during Mardi Gras. It’s a fusion of southern creole flavors and Italian style. I never used to make any kind of lasagna from scratch. That is, until I learned that lasagna can be made in a slow cooker without having to pre-boil the noodles. Eliminating that step closes the deal for me. Making homemade lasagna has never been easier! This Cajun Crab & Shrimp Lasagna needed a sauce all of its own to highlight the flavors of...

This Slow Roasted Pork Tacos recipe from Dish-y.com is prepared in the Ninja Cooking System, combining the Stovetop and Slow Cooker functions. 0

Slow Roasted Pork Tacos

Pork shoulder is one of my favorite cuts of meat to use, because it’s flavorful and easy on the budget. We throw  a few Boston Butts in the smoker each year (that’s the name appointed to a grand ole pork shoulder roast), but sometimes I also make pulled pork in the slow cooker. When it’s not going on a bun, one of our favorite ways to eat shredded pork is in Slow Roasted Pork Tacos like this recipe. Before the Ninja Cooking System graced my kitchen, I followed Clifford Wright’s recipe for Soft Tacos of Smoky Shredded Pork from the...

Three Cheese Beefy Mostaccioli 0

Three Cheese Beefy Mostaccioli

I met my husband, Rob, pretty soon after I graduated college—and a couple of years after I worked a short stint as a Pampered Chef kitchen tool saleswoman. Even though I didn’t continue selling the tools, I made Pampered Chef recipes for many years. One of my favorites was Cheesy Mostaccioli. I loved Pampered Chef’s Cheesy Mostaccioli recipe so much that it was the first meal I ever cooked for Rob. And I’m pretty sure it played a role in landing me a husband. Fast forward a few years, and I developed into a moderately hardcore natural food person. I...

Michelle's Monthly Favorite Recipes for February 2015 0

Michelle’s Monthly Favorite Recipes for February 2015

Need some new recipe ideas? I’ve always got my eye out for the next big thing. I also use the MealBoard app for efficient meal planning, and I surf many of the sites that connect and import directly through the MealBoard app. These are some of my recent favorite recipes, and I’m giving a review about what I like, what I didn’t like, and how I adjusted. Favorite Recipes this Month Pasta e Fagioli Food.com One of my favorite places to get lunch is Olive Garden—for the unlimited soup & salad. Ok, and the breadsticks! I eat a ton of...

December 14 Recipe Review 0

Michelle’s Monthly Favorite Recipes for December 2014

Need some new recipe ideas? I’ve always got my eye out for the next big thing. I also use the MealBoard app for efficient meal planning, and I surf many of the sites that connect and import directly through the MealBoard app. These are some of my recent favorite recipes, and I’m giving a review about what I like, what I didn’t like, and how I adjusted.   Favorite Recipes This Month White Chili Allrecipes.com For a recipe with more than 10 ingredients listed, this is one of the simplest, easiest dinners to throw together. I typically make it even...

Make your house smell like Christmas 0

Make Your House Smell Like Christmas

I generally like to wait for Thanksgiving to pass before getting into the Christmas spirit. Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday that it deserves its own glory before being crowded out or forgotten by the bustle of the Christmas season. But once Thanksgiving passes, I go into overdrive on soaking in as much of Christmas as I can. It always seems like the month of December goes by so quickly, and I love the way the Christmas season makes me feel. We’ll start decorating our house for Christmas today, and I kicked it off this morning by doing something really simple to make my...

Easy dinner ideas pot roast in the slow cooker 0

Easy Dinner Ideas for the Dish-y Kitchen

I love cooking, and I don’t mind spending quality time in my kitchen. But I do like to keep a variety of easy dinner ideas up my sleeve for when I have other life responsibilities tugging at me.