Slow Cooker Sauerbraten with Ginger Snap Gravy (updated)


Simple meals. That is what I am always looking for. I love pulling out recipes I haven’t made in a while and seeing how they stand up. I realized I now make this a bit differently than I did years ago. I have updated the recipe to reflect the changes I have made. This dish…

Beef Lo Mein II


From -30 ish to almost 50. Yes, this is the Midwest. My entire family was happy to get out of the house though. We had been doing 15 minute rotations of shoveling to try to get the cars dug out. My wife got a bit of frostbite on the back of her leg. Her jeans…

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 Beef Roast with Vegetables


This month is crazy busy in our house.  All of the school teams, clubs and performing groups are cramming everything into March and early April to avoid Spring Break and preparing for finals.  We only have two children yet we have Science O practices and regional, school orchestra and youth orchestra program, music lessons and…

Eye of Round Roast


As you may know if you ever read any of my blog posts I am EXTREMELY frugal when it comes to purchasing food.  I would rather use my money for things like vacations, fun little side trips with my family, parties, etc….  So, I try to only buy non-fresh items (meat, canned goods, beverages) on…

Slow Cooker French Dip


As I looked through my past posts this year I cannot believe how often I use my slow cooker.   I leave it right on my counter to use as much as possible.   It has saved me many times when I just could not figure out what we were going to have for dinner.  Yesterday was…

Slow Cooker German Style Beef Roast


I had another beef roast in the freezer.  The first thing I thought was “Oh no, not again.”  It seems we have a beef roast lately at least once a week and I was running out of ideas of what to do with it to make into a different meal for my family. Well, back…

Balsamic Onion Slow Cooker Roast


Last night being Halloween I wanted something extra easy to have for dinner.  This was it!  I took our favorite flavors and blended them with a beef roast in the slow cooker.  I only had to add mashed potatoes and carrots for our comfort food dinner before heading out on the spooky, cold evening. Verdict:…

Slow Cooker Cola Beef Roast


School starts in a week.  I am one of those moms who hate to see her kids go back to school.  It means the beginning of schedules and classes, homework and Fall.  Sigh.  Slowly I see my food changing over to fall comfort food as the weather begins to change. My slow cooker sits on…