Slow Cooker Ground Beef and Hash Brown Dinner


Yesterday we went and picked my daughter up after she has been at camp for the past 12 days. It was wonderful to see her! This was her fourth year and probably last time at this camp. Though she is still eligible to go next year, she will probably be too busy with getting ready…

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs with Rice


This is a remake version of a recipe I used to make years ago. I lost the recipe about 10 years ago and forgot all about it. The other day we started talking about different dishes I haven’t made in a long time and this was mentioned so I decided to try to recreate it….

Slow Cooker Creamy Tomato Basil Soup


Last weekend while we were in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, my daughter ordered tomato soup and grilled cheese. She mentioned how I never make tomato soup. She could not remember the last time I made it so I decided it was time to make some again. When I pulled up my Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Bisque recipe…

Slow Cooker Mississippi Chicken


Now that we are home, easy meals are at the top of my list. We still have lots of laundry, cleaning, and tons of catching up to do. Meals are the last thing I want to be fussing over. This recipe is one I have seen on-line several times but never could quite commit to…

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup


So, dinner the other night was at 9:30 pm. Yes, really. The picture above isn’t pretty but this was my bowl of soup at 9:30 pm! My son had play rehearsal until 5:30 pm and needed to be at the high school for his orchestra concert at 6:00 pm. He ate a snack while I…

Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Sauerkraut and Apple


Things in our house have been hectic so I am trying to use my slow cooker as often as possible. I don’t always care for meat cooked in the slow cooker as they easily overcook (like when I forget to set the timer and they cook for 10-12 hours) and though they are edible they…

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy Stew


Reality is setting in. Vacation is over.  A return to cleaning, cooking and chauffeuring yesterday made it all crystal clear. Of course I looked to my trusty slow cooker to help get dinner on the table with a minimum of fuss. As you can see in the picture above I even pulled out the finest…

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup


Here is a repeat posting of one of our most favorite hearty slow cooker soups. Has great lasagna flavor without all the fuss! Enjoy! With the weather still below 0 in the mornings every day sounds like a great soup or stew day lately.  I have found a bunch of tasty sounding soups and stews…

Cheesy Chicken Frito Burrito


Happy Halloween!!! I’m back! I took a four-day break while we were at a double Feis (Irish dance competition) this weekend.  I pretty much post in real-time so I normally would have tried to get a post or two together on the road but I decided to just be with my family and take a…

Bavarian Slow Cooker Pork Loin


Last night at dinner my kids were talking about what meats they liked best. My son said he prefers chicken breast. My daughter said, “Want to know what part of the chicken I like best? Steak.” Yes, we have been eating a great deal of chicken and pork lately. Here is one of our most…

Chicken & Cheese Slow Cooker Tacquitos


I am tired. We are coming up on the end of September and I am exhausted already. How am I going to make it to June? We had my son’s annual Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting this week. I was a bit concerned about it as they are going to want to dismiss him from…