Pumpkin Pie and How to Roast a Pumpkin in Your Crockpot with Sugar-Free Option

Pumpkin Pie with A Sugar-Free Option Plus HOw to Roast A Pumpkin in Your Crockpot Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and I have noticed a serious lack of actual traditional pumpkin pie recipes out there. I mean there is a whole lot of everything else pumpkin – just not pie. For this pie, I roasted my own pumpkin in the crockpot. You can use canned pumpkin if you want, but I find that home roasted is better, and with this crockpot version, it is super easy. We are talking limited cutting of hard raw pumpkin and super easy seed removal. And, you know pumpkin pie is not really all that bad for you.  There isn’t even  any butter in the filling. And, you can make it sugar-free if you really want to.  In fact, the one in the photo is mostly sugar-free…. 

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5 Great Chili Recipes for Halloween for Man Food Mondays

PicMonkey Chilli Collage

Chili is one of the easiest things to cook on a Halloween night.  These are 5 Great chili recipes that we have offered up through out the year. Our favorite Chili recipe is the one called Dracula’s Bane. I created it  few years back when we were having guests over for Halloween night. I have made… 

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Lemon Glazed Gingerbread Pound Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling

Lemon Glazed Gingerbread Pound Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Filling

I think gingerbread is one of those fall/winter flavors that sometimes gets neglected. I have to say it was never really a love of mine until I briefly went to college in Winston-Salem. In Old Salem there is a restaurant called the Tavern, which, at least way back when I was there, served gingerbread with… 

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Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup is just about the ultimate comfort food. It has finally cooled off here, and the day I made this soup it was cool and rainy. Nothing seemed quite right to cook for dinner that night until I opened a magazine and saw an advertisement for canned chicken noodle soup.  Now, I didn’t… 

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Crockpot Red Beans and Rice

Crockpot Red Beans and Rice Recipe

This recipe for Crockpot Red Beans and Rice is another recipe from my grandmother. I really have no idea how authentic it is, but it is something that she loved to make, and we all loved to eat.  I followed her recipe exactly with two exceptions. First, I did use turkey smoked sausage, which I… 

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Halloween Kid Food for Man Food Mondays

Halloween Kid Food

Happy Halloween People! I know it’s a few days early but this is my time of year.  Today we are doing kid kood. My grand boys came for the weekend, so what better reason would I need to make Halloween Kid Food? So this is NOT a recipe it’s a how-to. I have seen many… 

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