Our Top 4 Favourite Slow-Cooker Meals!

Our Top 4 Favourite Slow-Cooker Meals!

Although the weather in Southwestern Ontario has been downright balmy lately, I expect we’re in for at least one more snowfall – it’s too early to call it spring, right?! (I hope not.) Over the last couple of snowy months, my partner and I have been getting a ton of use out of our slow cooker.

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Not Your Average Pasta Sauce

Not Your Average Pasta Sauce

The other day I heard someone say "out with pumpkin spice" and my first reaction was horror! Ok I may be exaggerating, but I never get sick of using pumpkin in recipes throughout the fall/winter season. I can feel that Christmas is in the air. I see that a few homes on my street have their lights up and some friends on Instagram have been posting that they are already putting up their Christmas decorations. It makes sense that people are moving on from pumpkin spice to eggnog and other holiday favourites (side note: Isn't it odd that my first thought is to associate the different holidays with Starbucks drink flavours? Good marketing).

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Spaghetti Squash Soup

Spaghetti Squash Soup

We are finally getting fall weather and I am getting in the mood for soups! The heat wave has been nice, but I really love everything about fall and I hope we don't jump straight into winter weather. This time of year I tend to make creamy leek or tomato soups; however, my mom won me over with a spaghetti squash soup that she made for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Comfort Foods Worth Craving

Comfort Foods Worth Craving

Aloha friends!

Does a bowl of ice cream make you feel better after a really bad day? Do you turn to carbs for comfort? It’s common to use food as a way to make yourself feel better when you are sad, angry, stressed or tired, especially around this time of year when you might be feeling the winter blues.

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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Aloha friends!

I have just returned from some fun in the sun in Jamaica for my cousins wedding. I know I have no right to complain, but it has been unsettling to come back to 15-20 cm of now. Before I left I was still wearing ankle boots and a fall coat, and now I think it is finally time to whip out the winter boots and coat. 

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Easy Shepherd's Pie

Easy Shepherd's Pie

Aloha friends!

Lately I have had a random craving for Sheperd's pie. I say random because I never grew up eating Sheperd's pie. If I think about it, I don't know if my mom has ever even made this dish. Regardless, I needed to satisfy this craving and I figured this would be cozy meal to make now that the days are getting colder -- who doesn't love comfort foods this time of year!? 

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Hello, Autumn

Hello, Autumn

Over here at the DomesticPhD, we absolutely love fall. You can expect that the next batch of posts will be filled with the perfect meals and treats to make you feel all warm and cozy.

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Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Pizza

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken Pizza

As I was approaching the end of my PhD, I started to keep a list of 'around the house' spring cleaning tasks that I wanted to tackle when I had more free time. One thing that I knocked off my list this weekend was the re-organization of my basement. I had organized awhile back putting everything into one corner of the basement. Over time more items got piled on creating a small avalanche, so I finally invested in shelving for proper storage. 

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Queen of All Quiche

Queen of All Quiche

t's 5pm. I've been writing my PhD qualifying exams all day. I'm brain dead and starving. I need to eat ASAP, but aside from some limp spinach in the fridge, a couple of eggs, a tomato and two past-prime sweet potatoes (how lame), we have no food. At this point we usually just say ****it and order something off of Just Eat, but after a day of sitting in front of my computer, I was actually itchy to do something. And then it hit me- as long as you have eggs, you have a meal! 

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