Collection by Abby Slack Owen

Beef Stifado in the Slow Cooker

Rating: 4.5 stars 12
Stifado is a Greek beef stew and my all-time favorite Greek dish. Chunks of tender beef are cooked with shallots in a rich aromatic tomato sauce. Serve with boiled rice and a good supply of crusty bread to mop up the rich sauce!

Lazy Pork Dumplings

Rating: 5 stars 28
While the filling and dough are relatively straightforward, it's usually the shaping of dumplings that takes a while. Here I've come up with a much quicker, more casual assembly method that works whether you boil, steam, or fry them. Served in a vinegary broth, however, they mimic the experience of soup dumplings, which are typically served with vinegar to balance that gush of rich, meaty juices you get when you bite in.

Cauliflower-Cheese Soup

Rating: 4.5 stars 415
A soothing cheesy soup. Serve with a roll and a salad.

Easy Sausage and Shrimp Gumbo

Rating: 4.5 stars 29
This dish will warm your heart on a cold day. I first had this at a friend's house in Louisiana and after a few changes, shrimp instead of chicken for instance, I came up with a recipe I think you will enjoy as much as my family does. Serve over rice with additional seasoning on the side if you like it spicier, as I do. Enjoy.

CB's Black Eyed Peas

Rating: 4.5 stars 57
I serve this traditionally on New Year's Day with a pork roast, but we also enjoy it anytime we want a pot of peas! It is also delicious served over rice.