Heirloom Hacienda Eats

September 25th

Fall cooking


I am in a recipe rut. I have 8 down pat: Mexican meatloaf, chicken enchiladas, shepherd’s pie, chicken curry, 16-hour pulled pork, turkey pot pie, turkey meatballs with yogurt sauce, and risotto. What is your favorite go-to dinner recipe? (Extra points if I can make it in the Crockpot, as it is still approximately 1,000 degrees outside and my oven laughs nefariously when I turn it on this time of year.)


Dad's 60th


Like it did when I made these chocolate cupcakes for our family weekend — and none were eaten. I sent a dozen home with a guest and gave a couple others to friends.

September 22 095


Thankfully, the patient pepper plant is still sweetly producing these mild peppers like a champ. They find their way into just about everything.

Fall cooking

Fall cooking

Fall cooking


Like this chicken stock. I see risotto in our future. Mmmm… risotto.


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8 Responses

  1. Will you share your 8 recipes?!? I’m going to send you a little recipe book I made. 🙂

  2. Chicken and black bean taco salad. Made in the crockpot and served on a bed of romaine lettuce. Tasty with great textures. Plus? Guac and sour cream! http://bit.ly/1u2E331

  3. Also, I’ve been working my way through these this month. Some excellent meals and they’re all quick! http://instagram.com/p/tCMPxOokg0/

  4. Oh…this might be a prompt for some posts for me to share. 🙂 Some of my simple standards:

    Brussels Sprout Hash – Shredded sprouts in the skillet w/ diced chicken sausage, apple, sweet potato & onion & one of my seasoning mixes & a bit of cider. Top w/ a bit of brown mustard to eat.

    Italian Squash Soup – Italian sausage, zucchini & yellow squash, mushrooms, tomato sauce, seasonings (will email it to you…)

    The Chocolate Chili from Well Fed – http://theclothesmakethegirl.com/2009/02/22/my-favorite-chili-recipe/ – I normally double this & do it in the crockpot

    Lemon Chicken Florentine – chicken & onions & spinach & turmeric; even better cold the 2nd day http://amyartisan.com/blog/whole-kitchen/lemon-chicken-florentine

  5. Stephanie September 26, 2014

    Been burritos is my go to, plus we have lots of leftovers with this recipe: http://www.amynewnostalgia.com/crockpot-refried-beans-without-the-refry/