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…

Pulled Pork Pizza


My son loves Pulled Pork. I am okay with it. I do love barbecue sauce though. So, when he asked for Pulled Pork Pizza I was okay with it. I put the pork loin in the slow cooker first thing in the morning and when I got home later in the day I was able…

Slow Cooker Corn Chowder with Cajun Shrimp


This dish is why I clean out my freezer a couple of times a year. I found 4 bags of frozen corn in the bottom of my freezer. I am not going to let them go to waste so I found a use for a couple of them for dinner. I will use the other two…

11 Casseroles and Slow Cooker Meals for Busy Nights


It’s back to school time all over the country. That means fall and busy schedules are heading our way! The best way I have found to have dinner as a family on busy nights is to plan ahead. Knowing when we have late meetings or lessons I know whether I need to have the meal…

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili


We still need some real easy slow cooker dinners for the next month or so. As I was looking through Pinterest for inspiration I found this recipe for Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili on Half Hour Meals.com. (click for link to original recipe) Now, you know I don’t follow recipes but look at them for suggestions….

Roasted Garlic and Potato Slow Cooker Soup


This was one of those days that we needed to have dinner available at several different times for everyone. You know I love my slow cooker for nights like this. Everyone can serve themselves and with a green side salad and a slice of bread this was a meal that was perfect for nights like…

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders


My family is big on flavor. They like spicy, bold, and even vinegary flavors. It doesn’t matter as long as it has lots of great flavors going on. This meal fit the bill perfectly. As we were shopping for rolls and crumbly blue cheese my daughter picked up two packages of blue cheese. I told her…

Ranch Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Gravy (No Canned Soups)


I love my slow cooker but I don’t like that many recipes call for canned soups. I don’t like the flavors and they are so icky to me. So, I have a recipe I use instead of any canned soups it is so simple even my daughter, who helped make dinner last night, said, “If…