Slow Cooker Chili

Sadly, the Ravens football season has come and gone, and as of today Tony’s Redskins season is over too. Nothing goes better with football (or sorrow) than a delicious pot of chili.

I never cook in my crock pot without using a Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner. All of the deliciousness of a crockpot meal, without the soaking and scrubbing.

Slow Cooker Liners

Brown the meats with onion and garlic and a little olive oil. I used a pound of ground beef and a pound of ground pork, but you can use all meat, or even try ground turkey!

Chili - Meat

Drain any grease and transfer meat to the slow cooker. Add in the rest of the ingredients followed by a quick stir. Then set it and forget it! If you like a little spice I suggest adding some chili pepper flakes and our favorite – Sriracha!

Chili - In Crock Pot

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Lindsay Cooks: Seafood Dynamite

Put the word Dynamite on it and Tony will order it. Seriously. 

We have grown to be huge fans of seafood dynamite at many Japanese restaurants in Honolulu – but being picky eaters we always seem to be leaving something on the plate – usually the mushrooms. So I tried my hand at this dynamite dish at home – using only our favorites! Very easy to bring together and it is truly delicious. This recipe is a keeper! 


2 cups assorted seafood (I used mussels, shrimp, calamari, clams) or frozen bag of mixed seafood
1 teaspoon oil
Small piece of salmon
1 small green pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped

Dynamite Sauce
1/4 cup kewpie mayonnaise
2 teaspoons sriracha
1 tablespoon masago

Make the dynamite sauce by mixing together the mayonnaise, sriracha and masago.

Pan-fry the veggies in oil over medium-high heat. Add salmon and sear all sides. Break up into smaller pieces. 

 After a few minutes, add seafood and continue frying until golden brown and cooked.

Mix the seafood and veggies with half of the dynamite sauce.

Put the mix into an oven-proof baking dish, top with the remaining sauce and broil on high for five minutes.

Remove from the oven and serve hot. Enjoy. 

Notes: adapted from Momofuku For 2

What’s For Dinner – Chicken Long Rice

A luau staple, that I get crazy cravings for! This was my first time making Chicken Long Rice, and it was beyond easy & quick with the store-bought rotisserie chicken shortcut! I forgot to buy green onion, but it was still delicious without it! Perfect for a chilly Hawaiian night!

**Note – Use less noodles or more broth if you prefer a soupier long rice!

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Look who we met!

When Tony and I first started dating we watched the Sopranos from the first episode to the bitter sweet end. We met Christopher Michael Imperioli last night! He was in town filming an episode of Hawaii Five-O. He was super friendly – we talked for a while, we even chatted about deflatgate!

What’s For Dinner – Shrimp & Broccoli Stir Fry

After a long day of work, sometimes all you want is a home cooked meal. A nice simple to make and quick meal. Any type of stir fry fits the bill here. But two of my favorite ingredients – Shrimp and Broccoli – make it that much better.

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This is the first time using a homemade sauce – the Kikoman Stir Fry bottle was a staple in our cabinet. But the homemade sauce is so much better. The husband didn’t enjoy the amount of ginger I used, so next time I will cut back a bit.


Everything comes together in the pan very quickly – and who doesn’t love a one pot meal! Less dishes = more relax time. If you have some other veggies laying around, don’t be shy! Add them to the mix. I can’t wait to try this stir fry sauce recipe with steak! This is for sure one of my favorite Damn Delicious recipes.  Check out Chungah’s photos  – they are much more vivid and appetizing than mine – the lighting in our kitchen is no bueno!

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