Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs


So these are not “authentic” Swedish meatballs.  But rather our simple version of them. These are amazing with homemade meatballs but sometimes you go with simple. Can’t find lingonberry jam to put on the side? You can use cranberry sauce or raspberry jam in a pinch. Verdict: We made this as an alternative to the…

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Chili


The lower the pantry cupboards and freezer gets the harder it is to come up with quick easy meals. I am scouring the cupboards and freezer trying to put things together that make sense. We have quite a few cans of beans, tomatoes, and corn left from the November canned goods sale at our local…

Slow Cooker Creamy Turkey Chili


Happy New Year to all! Hope this year brings you all the dreams you are wishing! Determination. That is my touchstone word for 2018. Starting out right by using all that I have. Cleaning out the freezer this month is a good place to start. Use up all those bits and pieces that you have…

Simple Chicken Taco Bowls


I know the few days after Christmas I don’t want to cook, clean, or move. I had a few chicken breasts to cook and just was NOT in the mood to cook. Out comes the slow cooker. My daughter has even gotten in on my love of the slow cooker. Her first question when I…

Beef Pot Roast in Red Wine Sauce


A cold, windy day can call for a pot roast in a slow cooker. It makes your house smell great while feeling cozy and warm inside. The snow falling outside my windows makes me want to cook every night with my slow cooker. Verdict: My family gobbled this up. They loved it and couldn’t stop…

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Soup


My son has been begging me to make this soup again. He remembered it from three to four years ago and every once in awhile he would pass by the Velveeta cheese in the store when we out shopping and tell me, “You need to make that Cheeseburger Soup with the Velveeta cheese again.” My…

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….