Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Loin


My first post about a Sweet and Sour Pork Loin was back in 2014 (click for link to original recipe). As our tastes have changed and my confidence in cooking has grown so has the recipe for our Sweet and Sour Pork Loin. The first recipe was very simple and the kids liked it but…

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Vegetable Soup


This is my third slow cooker recipe in the past few days. My slow cooker is getting a workout while we are getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas. I have lots of errands to run and the kids have tons of concert, recitals, classes, and parties to attend so I am constantly in my car….

Slow Cooker Sauerbraten


This is not a dish you want to make if you want it for dinner tonight. You can make it but it will not be as good as if you plan ahead a bit and let it marinate for 2-3 days. Yes, that is days. Verdict: This roast has tons of flavor. When it sits…

Slow Cooker Salisbury Steaks


I loved Salisbury Steaks growing up. We would get the TV dinners (remember when they were called that?) with the metal three tray compartments. I would either get Fried Chicken or Salisbury Steak with mashed potatoes in one little compartment and corn in the other. They were a great treat growing up. I don’t know…

Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheddar Soup


Not having power, even for one day, has really thrown my week off. We ended going out to dinner on Tuesday because I couldn’t prepare anything and I wouldn’t let anyone open the freezer or the refrigerator. Noodles & Co. for dinner! But, I need to use up the rest of the vegetables leftover from…

Slow Cooker Beef Quinoa Bowl with Red Wine Sauce


This recipe was totally made up on the spot. I am trying to get through the end of the month with buying as little as possible. We were out of chicken and beef stock so I didn’t want to go buy more. What works instead? Wine! Yes, I have extra wine on hand. Doesn’t everyone….

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff (with no canned soup)


Tuesdays and Thursdays are my slow cooker days. These are the days I depend on my favorite small appliance in my house, my slow cooker. If I don’t make a casserole for the firstĀ  person home to pop in the oven you can bet dinner is cooking in my slow cooker. My family loves mushrooms….

Slow Cooker Chili


Slow Cooker chili is always a hit. It is such a simple dish to make and such a great dish to share. The best things is that you can change the meat, change the spices, and you have a whole new chili dish! Play with this and make something new just for you! This is…

Chicken Tortellini Soup


Sometimes you just need some chicken soup. My son loves homemade chicken soup year round but now that we are coming into fall he loves it in his lunch all the time. It is so simple to make a large pot of it in the slow cooker and then freeze it in individual portions for…

Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Casserole


I made the Enchilada Sauce the other day then I made this Slow Cooker Enchilada Casserole with the sauce. You can make both the sauce and casserole on the same day or make the sauce one day and the casserole the next. Whatever will best fit into your schedule. Verdict: This was a delicious spicy…

Homemade Simple Enchilada Sauce


Today is the first day of fall here though you wouldn’t know it by the thermometer! It has been in the high 80s and low 90s the past few days. That is July weather not September weather. With heat index the weather people are predicting about 100 this weekend. Yeah! (Insert sarcastic voice). I know…

Slow Cooker Chicken with Mushroom Gravy


So, the picture is a bit strange on this dish but my kids both liked it. I needed a quick dish to drop in the slow cooker so that we could eat in shifts and I could be out the door quickly. I had a bag of chicken breasts and after a quick search through…