Yes, You Can Cook! Simple Tips To Improve Your Cooking Ability!

Fancy cooking techniques and well-honed culinary skills are great, but you can still make some of the most delicious (and economical) meals with nothing but a skillet and a crock-pot. Here is one of my favorite slow-cooker recipes: pork shoulder tacos. Make some authentic Mexican food right in your own home with this cheap, easy, and unbelievably delicious recipe!

First, a little background. Crush opened in the space focaccia bread that formerly housed Taste a restaurant that I really wanted to like but just never could. The space was super cool and the menu sounded good, but it never quite delivered, so it felt overpriced. Add that to not-so-good service, and Taste was just a disappointment. I live about five minutes away from Belvedere Square, and I'd love a decent, moderately upscale restaurant in the neighborhood, so I was doubly disappointed.

I was on crutches, so I had called ahead to make sure that the building was accessible. The hostess said that they had a slow cooker focaccia ramp which was handicapped and wheelchair accessible. She also offered to reserve a table near the door to cut down on walking.

Still, we know that the busier we are, the more important it is to check in with our kids and to preserve the routine of a family dinner (at least on most nights).

Serve healthy pizza. Pizza doesn't have to be greasy and oozing with sauce. Have a couple of premade pizza doughs (such as Boboli) on hand and experiment with healthy toppings that cater to your family's individual tastes. We love to have Mexican Pizza, for example, layered with refried or black beans, then salsa, onions, olives and a bit of cheese. It cooks in less than 10 minutes. Another idea we use a lot: purchase a plain frozen cheese pizza and let the kids pile on their own healthy toppings.

There are hundreds of food blogs featuring slow cooker rosemary focaccia bread. If you have an old crockpot you can use it to make some of the newest and most exciting crockpot recipes. If not, why not invest in a slow cooker or even a "smart pot", so you can make some easy slow cooker focaccia to impress your family?

Be creative when choosing the toppings for the following recipe (adapted for high-altitude, of course). It can be topped with any number of herbs, spices, veggies and the like. It's only limited by your imagination ... and by what you have on hand. Consider using lightly sauteed red, green or yellow peppers. How about artichoke hearts? Sun-dried or fresh tomatoes work equally well. Capers? Anchovies? Go wild!

My personal favorite use for olive oil with my bread is to make a homemade loaf of focaccia bread. I shape the bread in a free form circle similar to a pizza. After allowing the dough to rise I put finger indentations all over the top of the focaccia bread and then simply drizzle olive oil into the little indentations. I then add herbs and garlic and some coarse salt to the top. Since I have just oiled the top of the loaf they stick really well to the bread. For a change I might add some sun dried tomatoes and perhaps even some sliced olives. Bake this in the oven just as you would any other loaf of bread and when it comes out you have a wonderful taste treat that you can be proud to serve at any family meal, or perhaps you want to sneak off and eat it all by yourself.

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