Slow Cooker Korean Beef

I love getting the cheaper cuts of beef and slow cooking them to make them super tender. My family doesn’t miss the more expensive cuts for roasts if I cook them this way. For steaks you will want a more expensive cut such as sirloin, skirt, or flank. But, for this dish a bottom round…

5 Soup Recipes for Simple Dinners

I love soup! Add a crusty loaf of bread and a simple green side salad and you have a delicious meal. So, simple to make too. Most of these soups can be made in the slow cooker, my preferred way of making soups, or on the stove top. Lasagna Soup (click for link to recipe)…

Slow Cooker Italian Beef – Chicago Style Sandwiches

We love to dip. Chips and dip. Bread to dip in olive oil. French fries to dip in sauces. It doesn’t matter. That is why we love this sandwich plus it has tons of flavor. It is simple to make the roast cooks in the slow cooker until you are ready to make the sandwiches….

Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup

To go from 75 degree days (well some of them were 50s) to less than 10 degrees overnight was tough. We had even originally planned to spend a few extra days in Georgia or Tennessee because my son had a college interview he had to be online to attend from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm….

Slow Cooker Southwest Chicken Soup and Google Analytics

So, I learned something new this week. I often look at other recipe/lifestyle blogs to see what they do as far layouts, pictures, etc. I know most blogs are not like mine which talk about what we are doing and eating. I notice that many blogs have tons of pictures and lengthy writing before you…

Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops

With everyone home and little to distract us we are trying to clean the house from top to bottom and get a few projects out of the way for the new year. I don’t want to fuss over dinner so I had my daughter make dinner the other night. She loves slow cooker dinners because…

Slow Cooker Ground Beef Pot Pie Soup

I made a soup my entire family liked! I was so excited. Not a single, “It’s good but…” just lots of compliments and happy eating sounds. I think the secret is the rich flavor. It had plenty of “chunks” for my need to chew their soup family and such a rich depth of flavor that…

Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli

This soup is more stew like than soup. Part of my family are not fans of soups for dinner. It is a texture issue. They want to chew their meal. So, this is a bit of a compromise. This hearty “soup” is a cousin to minestrone. Thicker than minestrone and with lots of beans and…

Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Tips

One of my favorite food combinations is beef, barbecue sauce, mashed potatoes and sharp cheddar cheese. To me this is like comfort food on steroids. Slowly we are coming up for air but it has been a bumpy time the last few weeks. Verdict: This is one of our favorite dishes for cold busy nights….

Butternut Squash Chili

I, like many other Americans, needed to take the day off yesterday. I was tired physically and emotionally. So, it was a day of minimal news and internet. We shopped, we ate, and we rested. We are refreshed. This chili is perfect for these days. You can make it in a slow cooker or on…

Top 5 Recipes for October 2020

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apples (click for link to recipe) It definitely is time for fall recipes. This dish has been at, or near, the top of my most searched and read recipes since October 2019. It is a super simple dish that you can add just a little bit of salt…

Slow Cooker Cranberry Pork Loin

I usually leave writing this introduction to the recipe until the very end just before I am ready to publish the recipe. I am never quite sure what I am going to write about until I start writing. My kids, the weather, life, or whatever happens to be on the news may make it into…