Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

A slow cooker turns juicy chicken thighs and pureed chipotles in adobo sauce into a very satisfying chili.

One of the greatest “secret weapon” ingredients I know is chipotles in adobo sauce.  These are smoked jalapeno peppers which have been stewed in a sauce with tomatoes, garlic, vinegar, salt, and various spices such as cumin, oregano and paprika. Imagine doing all that yourself!   I puree up a can of the peppers in their …

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Our Favorite Apple Crisp

Some people have very firm opinions (slight pun, slightly intended – stay with me) about which apples to use in pies, crisps, and other baked goods.  I don’t.  I like to use a mixture when possible to give every bite a slightly different twist, and I like to use apples that are more tart than …

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