Category: Food

Smothered Sister Chops

Posted June 28, 2018 by tambarr1 in Busy Cooking, Food / 0 Comments
Smothered Sister Chops

When it comes to pork chops, there is nothing I love eating more than those that have been well seasoned and pan-fried to perfection. In fact, I’ve been known to fry up some chops just like the ones I’m talking about.  Back when my cooking experience was limited, frying pork chops used to be the […]

A Slow-Cooker Summer

Posted June 17, 2018 by tambarr1 in Busy at Home, Busy Cooking, Food / 0 Comments
A Slow-Cooker Summer

  Like most mothers and wives, I spend most of my time in the kitchen preparing meals and cleaning up after those meals are done.  The insane amount of time these tasks takes is asinine, and to be honest with you, if there was an option that allowed us to subsist without food, I’d take […]

Slow-Cooker Baked Potato Soup

Posted February 17, 2018 by tambarr1 in Busy Cooking, Food / 0 Comments
Slow-Cooker Baked Potato Soup

Just when you thought it was okay to pull out the grill, it turned cold again. What can I say, that’s how things go in the fickle state of NC. But don’t be dismayed, I’ve got just what you need to stay warm and cozy on a rainy, less than ideal, day! So go shopping because […]

Strawberry Delight

Posted February 11, 2018 by tambarr1 in Food / 0 Comments
Strawberry Delight

When it comes to cooking, there are two things that I love: slow cooking and semi-homemade recipes.  So today on While I Was Busy Thinking, I am sharing a semi-homemade recipe that one of my former students shared with me. Like me, she is now an educator, a wife, and a mommy, and we are […]

Soup, Glorious Soup!

Posted January 18, 2018 by tambarr1 in Busy Cooking, Food / 0 Comments
Soup, Glorious Soup!

Slow-Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup The other day, I cooked one of my childhood favorites, Beef Vegetable Soup.  Ann, my other mother, used to make the best beef vegetable soup when I was growing up.  As soon as she came home from the store with stew beef, cans of Veg-all and tomato paste, I knew what […]

Meal Planning on Vacation

Posted August 1, 2017 by tambarr1 in family and home, Food / 0 Comments
Meal Planning on Vacation

Last summer around this time, I was pregnant with my baby boy, and I was teaching summer school.  All the while, I was wishing I could be anywhere but where I was doing anything other than what I was doing. It was during that time, I made a promise to myself that next summer was […]

Friday Fajita Fiesta

Posted May 5, 2017 by tambarr1 in Food / 0 Comments
Friday Fajita Fiesta

  In case you hadn’t noticed, today is Cinco de Mayo, and in its honor and also because I love Mexican food, I am going to share with you a quick fajita Slow-Cooker meal that will take you literally no time to whip up.  I love this recipe because everything you need is already prepared, you […]

Loving Slow Cooking

Posted February 5, 2017 by tambarr1 in Food / 0 Comments
Loving Slow Cooking

  I am sure that I have mentioned more than once here on the blog that I love slow cooking.  It’s easy, and it helps me when I am in a crunch for time. Now that the baby is here, I know I’m going to be getting a lot more use out of my slow […]

Spicy but “Tasty” ..

Posted February 21, 2016 by tambarr1 in Food / 0 Comments
Spicy but “Tasty” Slow Cooker Ribs

About a month ago, my sister’s sister in law tagged me in a Tasty video for slow cooker bbq ribs. The recipe looked like it would be very flavorful, so I decided to give it a go. I was pleased to see that I only had to purchase one of the ingredients required, and that […]

(Stove Top & in 1 Pot) Ch..

Posted February 15, 2016 by tambarr1 in Favorites, Food / 0 Comments
(Stove Top & in 1 Pot) Chicken and Dumplings

Okay, if you came here looking for the Slow-Cooker version of Chicken and Dumplings that I promised you, just nix that idea. Why? Because to be completely honest, I “jacked up” my slow cooker dumplings, lol! You see, when I was using my slow cooker, my dumplings were a little too doughy, a result I attribute to […]