10 Slow Cooker Recipes that WOW

Sometimes it's nice to have dinner taken care of early in the day so you can simply enjoy your family at the end of a long day. Today I'll give you ten recipes that will taste as amazing as they look.Wouldn't it be nice to come home to this amazing dish after a hard day at the office?This recipe is not only good for tonight's dinner but, you can freeze a batch for next week too. It's a win-win!Roasted vegetables are normally tricky. Kate shows us how easy they can be in the slow cooker. Serve warm over rice or chill your roasted veggies and serve over a bed of lettuce.Taco Night is a quick and easy meal most any time. After all, you can brown and season the meat the evening before. The meal falls short at the canned refried beans. Alaska from Scratch gives us a … [Read more...]

Garlic Honey Mustard Slow Cooked Ham

This post is such a favorite - we wanted to share again for everyone starting to think about those special Holiday dinners - like Easter!  Enjoy! If your holiday house is anything like mine, then you run out of oven space very quickly.  That's what makes this recipe so great - whip out your trusty slow cooker and you can make a delicious Garlic Honey Mustard Slow Cooked Ham without so much as warming the oven!Garlic Honey Mustard Slow Cooked Ham Ingredients:9-10 pound precooked spiral cut ham, bone in 2 cups honey 1 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 2 tablespoons minced garlic (I use jarred)[sc:adsense ] Garlic Honey Mustard Slow Cooked Ham Directions:Combine all ingredients except ham in your blender and pulse until well blended. … [Read more...]

How To Make Perfect Pinto Beans In The Crockpot

I love pinto beans, I've just never been able to cook dry beans to get that great texture and taste of beans I'm served in a restaurant or out of a can.  Mine have always been just a little too crunchy or not really very flavorful.  So frustrating!  Until Now.  Thanks to Mommy's Kitchen (who adapted her recipe from Southern Plate) I have become the Queen of Pinto Beans.We're talking pinto beans and ham so delicious you could eat them every day for the rest of your life.  Beans so good, you'll like them even if you don't like beans!The first time I followed this recipe I was a little incredulous.  Sugar in beans?  Oil in beans? I now wouldn't make them any other way.Perfect Crock Pot Pinto Beans adapted from Mommy's KitchenIngredients:1 lb bag of dry pinto beans 1 … [Read more...]

8 Thanksgiving Crock Pot Recipes

In just a few short weeks my favorite holiday will be here - Thanksgiving!  I am foodie at heart but I love gathering around the table with friends and family even more.  What if I told you that I could guarantee more time with family this Thanksgiving?  And yes, there would still be a fully cooked meal to share!  Sounds awesome, right?!  Its easy - bust out your crock pot and try these classic Thanksgiving recipes!  Here are 8 crock pot Thanksgiving recipes to try! Roast Turkey - in the crock pot! Yes!  You can roast your turkey in a crock pot!  Depending on the size of your slow cooker, you could cook a bird big enough for the whole family.  Imagine the things that you would be able to cook once the oven is freed up! Slow Cooker Cornish HensNot a turkey lover?  Try these delicious … [Read more...]

Whatcha’ Got? Easy Crockpot Chili

I developed this recipe after looking for an easy one that fit the ingredients I had at home.  I discovered, very simply, with some meat, beans and chili powder you have the foundation for great chili. Don’t be afraid to experiment.Whatcha'  Got? Easy Crockpot Chiliserves 4-6I lb ground meat – beef, turkey, pork,  or chicken 1 onion chopped – yellow, white or red 2 cloves of garlic – minced. 1 Tablespoon vegetable or olive oil 2 cans of beans – pinto, red kidney or black beans.  Drained and rinsed. 3 tablespoons of chili powder 1 tsp crushed red pepper (optional) 1 cup salsa[sc:adsense ]Heat oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic  and cook until soft. Add ground meat and cook until browned.   Add chili powder and red pepper (if using) … [Read more...]

9 Delicious Pork Dinner Slow Cooker Recipes

People think of the crock pot as a winter thing...stews, hearty main courses, warm comfort foods to stave off cold weather.But the trusted crock pot is PERFECT for warm weather, too. No cooking over a hot stove, no turning on oven, and no wasting beautiful daylight hours in the kitchen. Prep it and forget it!Today I'm going to share with you some of my fave pork slow cooker recipes that are perfect for dinner...no matter what the time of year.Pork Carnitas by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts. Not only does this recipe look mouth-watering, but I love her idea of heading to the beach while it's cooking.  Looking forward to summer!Pork Ragu by Pasta Man Blog. He says that pork really gives beef a run for its money in this dish. Looks yum to me!Sausage Stuffed Sweet … [Read more...]