Black Bean and Rice Soup

A Johnson family favorite, this week’s pot of soup and one of my “go to” recipes.  The recipe came in a cookbook with out first crock pot. 1 medium onion, chopped 3 carrots, thinly sliced 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced 4 cloves garlic, pressed 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading

Warm Nutty Caramel Brownies

A Pampered Chef recipe for my sister-in-law Mary;  I have never made these myself (yet!) but have eaten them and they are delicious! 1 teaspoon vegetable oil 1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided 1 (18 – 21 oz) package brownie mix, plus ingredients to make cake like brownies 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, … Continue reading