Keep the Kitchen Cool with Slow Cooker Recipes for Summer

Keep the Kitchen Cool with Slow Cooker Recipes for Summer

As the mercury rises, keep things cool in the kitchen. Plan ahead and put that slow cooker to work for an easy and delicious summer meal. One of the wonders of the slow cooker is that it never goes out of season. While it’s an obvious go-to during fall and winter when you crave soups […]

Easy Slow Cooker Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Pork Tacos - These easy, slow cooker pork tacos allow you to escape the kitchen and come home to a delicious meal all ready to go.

These easy, slow cooker pork tacos allow you to escape the kitchen and come home to a delicious meal all ready to go. This is such an easy recipe, I pretty much don’t need to post it. You could make this in your sleep. Your five year old could make this in his sleep.┬áIt contain […]

Crockpot Chili Bean Soup

Crockpot Chili Bean Soup - Spend ten minutes prepping tonight

Spend ten minutes prepping tonight’s dinner. This crockpot chili bean soup is a crowd-pleaser. Things are starting to heat up now that April is well under way. I got a bit of a sunburn at Legoland earlier this week. Summer approaches! Warm weather aside, I still have been firing up the crockpot, particularly for those […]

Healthier “Refried” Beans

Healthier Refried Beans - Cook up a pot of healthier "refried" beans to serve as a side dish, to fill burritos, or to top nachos.

Cook up a pot of healthier “refried” beans to serve as a side dish, to fill burritos, or to top nachos. Traditional refried beans are cooked pinto beans that are mashed and fried in oil, often times lard. They are uber-tasty when made homemade; mediocre when they come in a can. But, beans in any […]

Guinness Beef Stew

Guinness Beef Stew - Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It

Homemade beef stew is homey and comforting. It’s also so easy to make, you’ll wonder why anyone would think to ruin it in a can. Beef stew is one of my comfort foods. Prepped in the morning to simmer all day in the slow cooker, it’s a luscious melange of beef, vegetables, herbs, and broth. […]

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Mushrooms and Peppers

Slow Cooker Beef Ragu with Mushrooms and Peppers - Wow your guests with this simple slow cooker ragu made of chuck steak, peppers, mushrooms, and rich tomato sauce.

Wow your dinner guests with this simple yet filling ragu. It’s quick and easy which allows you to pull out the stops for presentation and side dishes. I’m sometimes so amazingly stunned by the beauty of the slow cooker. It seems illogical that you can dump a bunch of things in a pot and come […]

Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

Sweet and Sour Pulled Chicken - Let your slow cooker do the work this weekend with an easy sweet and sour chicken filling for sandwiches and wraps.

Let your slow cooker do the work this weekend with an easy sweet and sour chicken filling for sandwiches and wraps. I’ve found that having a plan, and even better, a make-ahead meal, makes for a really relaxed atmosphere in our house. If I know in advance what I’ll be serving and can communicate that […]

Easy Slow Cooker Chili

This Easy Slow Cooker Chili really is easy. Cook up meat and onions, open some cans, dump some spices, and walk away.

I’ve been leaning on my slowcooker a lot lately, particularly for soups and chilis. These are recipes that lend themselves well to slow cooking and allow me to do other things while they do the work. This Easy Slow Cooker Chili really is easy. Cook up meat and onions, open some cans, dump some spices, […]

Give a Slow Cooker and Cookbooks for a Gift

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This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Your price does not change, but your purchase does help support the costs of running this site. I’m a huge fan of the slow cooker. Whether it’s to cook […]

5 Favorite Slow Cooker Meals for Fall

5 Favorite Slow Cooker Meals for Fall

Disclosure: This post does include Amazon affiliate links. If you make a purchase through those links, I am paid a small amount in way of advertising fees. Chihuahua Chili As I type, my slow cooker, the one that I bought in 1995 (or was it 1998?) is simmering away at a Black Bean & Vegetable […]