Author: contentendedkitchen

Merry Christmas, Blue Christmas, Green Christmas, Griswold Christmas

Christmas growing up?  Completely awesome!  We went from “It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown” to about two weeks of eating Halloween candy, then two more weeks and it was Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving special which pretty much catapulted us into pre-Christmas excitement because about a week after that we hit “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer”.  After

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Incredibly Easy Three Ingredient Hawaiian Pulled Pork Recipe For The Slow Cooker

Pulled pork is an awesome go to recipe to have in your repertoire for pot-lucks, big gatherings, make ahead lunches, and teen aged boys. This particular recipe I discovered when a friend was hosting a luau themed party and I needed a main dish.  I kind of like themed parties, it breaks up the monotony

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Souper Saturday, A Kitchen Success Story and A Recipe For Lentil Soup

What a fantastic weekend.  October pulled out all the stops the show her beauty this weekend.  The reds and gold and leaves still gloriously clinging to their trees for just a wee bit longer.  The display at it’s peak just before all of the leaves fall and we finally have to admit that colder weather

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Homemade Yogurt Recipe Using A Yogotherm

Getting the swing of homemade yogurt was pretty easy once I put my mind to it.  If you missed that post, you can read about making yogurt in a slow cooker here.  Once I got the basics, I experimented a little bit each time to get an end result that I was happy with.  I

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Girlfriends, Gratitude, and Grace

This has been one of those weekends when nothing that should have been accomplished, was actually accomplished while many wonderful things managed to take place. My husband and I, along with a gaggle of friends had the extreme joy of celebrating the wedding of a young couple who are completely and utterly besotted with each

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The Contented Kitchen-What’s Cooking This Fall

Hey all, I haven’t posted any actual food stuff in a while only because back to school has been busy and I haven’t been feeling the love of spending time in the kitchen.  It’s been kind of hot weather wise, and the days long.  I’m certain that by month’s end I will be back into

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Prince Edward County Wines And Discovering New Things, Part Two

It’s time for more stories about our wine tasting adventures. There are few things that I should clarify first.  Namely, we have not been to all of the wineries yet, although we did give it our best shot.  There is probably another 30 or so waiting for our arrival.  You can only do so much. 

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Prince Edward County Wines And Discovering New Things, Part One

I have been waiting all week to find time to share this adventure with you. Something wonderful happened this summer.  My children became old enough to stay home on their own while my husband and I went away for a few nights.  Gloriously alone. To be clear, by “old enough” I mean that one of

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