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…

Dulce de Leche in the Slow Cooker


I have been reading about this for years. Every so often I think, oh I should try this to see how it tastes and if it really works. The other day was a perfect lazy day with the kids so I decided to give Dulce de Leche in the slow cooker a try. Verdict: When…

Slow Cooker Soy-Ginger Drumsticks


This is Kitty. The flood of news has me on hyper alert lately and I have been so very anxious that I am trying to avoid some of the news for the next day or two. So, I am posting pictures of kitties on Facebook right now to balance the flood of news I am…

Easy Slow Cooker Chili


The weather is finally turning colder in the Midwest. Over the previous week it was in the 60s but now we are getting freezing rain and it has dropped into the high 20s. It is amazing how quickly the weather can change. What I love though is that we feel ready for those warming comfort…

Slow Cooker Sweet and Savory Boneless Pork Chops Meal


Last night I needed a meal that would be ready after my son’s musical program at school.  I knew we would not have enough time for a real meal beforehand so I wanted it to be ready at 6:30 pm.  I just wanted to add a salad and be ready to sit at the table…

Slow Cooker Chicken and Stuffing


Back to school and after school practices and meetings.  The last six weeks of school is going to be crazy.  My daughter is adding another day of dance in Kalamazoo, MI which means another hour drive each way.  I love that we can do this but three-four days a week in the evenings are tough. …

Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff


We are still in full comfort food mode so for dinner last night I started with a recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Stroganoff from Allrecipes.com. I knew I would have to a bit of changing to the recipe for my family.   The first change I made was substituting chicken stock for butter.  I didn’t want…

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner


Last night our St. Patrick’s Day dinner was the usual Corned Beef and Cabbage.  Because my daughter is an Irish dancer we were in schools and senior housing complexes most of the day.  I love using my slow cooker for Corned Beef.  It always ends up fall apart moist and delicious. Verdict: Since there wasn’t…

Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken and Rice


Back to my slow cooker!  I love this thing.  It’s that busy time of year and with a teacher conference, a dentist appointment, volunteering at the school book fair and working so dinner needed to be quick and easy. I found this recipe for Cheesy Chicken & Rice from kmhoho.wordpress.com and as I read it…

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken


My daughter does not like rice.  I am trying every way I can to cook it so she will eat it.  I have tried brown rice, white rice, rice mixes.  I have cooked it with spices, chicken stock, beef stock and tried putting stuff like corn, peppers, onions in it.  She will grudgingly eats a…

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…

Slow Cooker Pineapple Chicken over Wild Rice


I have passed over this recipe for Crockpot Pineapple Chicken on Pinterest at least one hundred times.  I kept thinking how can this be good?  There is nothing in it.  Sure, it looked easy but … would it be tasty?  Finally I had to give it a try. I needed a quick easy dinner and…