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A slow cooker beef roast dinner that's ready to devour when you get home from work? Yes!

  A slow cooker beef roast dinner that’s ready to devour when you get home from work? Yes! I use my slow cooker and Instant Pot® throughout the year for a variety of things: chicken stock, tomato sauce, and other kitchen and cooking hacks. I’ll never buy chicken stock again — especially when I have a recipe that calls for cooking it overnight in a slow cooker, or in an hour with the Instant Pot. You can hardly get any easier than that. The overnight slow cooker chicken stock recipe ends up yielding 12 cups of stock, so I typically keep…

20 Gingerbread Recipes To Pin!

  Here we are, mid way through December, and less than ten days until Christmas. Weekends are being spent scurrying around finding those last (or first) Christmas presents, baking homemade treats, and figuring out holiday meal menus … all while simultaneously managing the regular weekend to-dos and chores — or letting those slide in favor of festive projects. Gingerbread is the “pumpkin spice” of the December holiday season, with everything from bread to lattes carrying its robust and aromatic flavor. I blame Starbucks (in the very best way) for conditioning us to think like this. Mmm… Ginger itself is such…

  This easy pumpkin pie is the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving feast! For more than a few years I’ve been selected “pie maker” for both families’ Thanksgiving dinners. Thankfully (pun intended) we don’t try and squeeze our meals in on one day anymore. As a child I grew up doing that, and I loved every minute of the hustle-bustle from one grandparents’ house to the other, eating all the things, and enjoying the merriment that went along with each stop. As an adult with my own kids now, the mere thought of racing around on a holiday exhausts me,…

Brunch at Farmers Fishers Bakers

  Farmers Fishers Bakers has a beautiful, rustic-yet-modern ambiance with a lively, fun vibe and a scrumptious brunch. It’s worth the trek to Georgetown! Confession time… The Pursuit of it All ladies are brunching fanatics. F-A-N-A-T-I-C-S. There’s nothing quite as squeal-inducing as a well-displayed spread of ALL THE FOOD IN THE WORLD that’s just waiting to be leisurely consumed. Also, where else is it perfectly acceptable to drink before 10 a.m., in an atmosphere where it’s also perfectly acceptable to turn up in last night’s clothes? Nothing says, “Weekend!” quite like a delicious, leisurely brunch. If we could figure out a way…

Liza won the Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off in 2013 — get a behind the scenes look!

  It turns out July 2013 was a very busy month for me, filled with all sorts of good stuff including my birthday and a trip to visit my sister in Brooklyn, where we gorged on all things food and I tried out for the show Home Cooks on Food Network. But the OTHER amazing thing that happened was a little thing called the Food Lion Frugal Cook-Off in Baltimore, Maryland. I was approached that June to participate in the cook-off with a bunch of other local bloggers, two of whom would be on my team. The only information we were given was…