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…

Leftover Corned Beef? Here are 5 Recipes to Try!


Now I very rarely have leftover corned beef because my family loves it so much. So, I pick up 3 to 5 extra to have on hand over the next few months just make some of these dishes such as the Irish Corned Beef Tacos with Guinness Sauce. Irish Corned Beef Tacos with Guinness Sauce…

Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Chowder


Things are crazy in our house right now. My meal planning has gone down hill but I am getting it back together. Generally I have a month plan to follow with a few extra dishes on the side for nights I really don’t want to cook or something comes up that I just need that…

Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu (with NO Canned Soup)


I first made Slow Cooker Chicken Cordon Bleu in 2012. The Crockpot Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole (click for link to original recipe) was one of my early posts and I was just starting to try to cook without canned soups. My early attempts were good but my later attempts have greatly improved. There is absolutely…

Slow Cooker Coca-Cola Ribs


Yesterday was amazing here in Southwest Michigan! The sun was shining it was warm. It was 54 degrees at 3:49 pm when I went to pick my son up from his Science Olympiad meeting. I had on a turtleneck and light sweater. No, winter jacket. I know this will not last long but we have…

Six Big Game Day Crowd Favorites!


Looking for something different to serve at your Super Bowl party? I have gathered some of our favorite recipes for appetizers and sweet treats that will satisfy everyone on your guest list! These Meatball Mozzarella Bites (click for link to recipe) are simple to make and make a large amount all at once! They will have…

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…

Slow Cooker Creamy Taco Pasta


I am aware that many people are starting all sorts of new diets and I am trying to keep that in mind as I am cooking this month. As I was making this dish I thought of how if you were cutting carbs you could leave out the pasta and serve it over greens as…

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 Italian Beef – Chicago Style


You know I love my slow cooker. This time of year it is getting a workout as we are trying to fit in meal times between all the concerts, cookie baking, and parties. This past weekend the temperature started to drop to single digits, where it has hovered since, and it snowed on and off….

Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Stuffing (with NO canned soups)


The other day I needed a quick meal to put into the slow cooker. I knew we had some nice thick pork chops in the refrigerator and a bag of leftover bread stuffing mix. The quick chop of an onion and some baby carrots mixed with some chicken stock made some delicious stuffing for the…

Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Chops


My family has started reading “The 5th Wave.”  We finished “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” recently and I hadn’t chosen a new book yet. Someone suggested we give it a try so I bought it without even knowing what it was about. We only just started reading it two nights ago but last night…