Tag Archives: crockpot

Sweet Potato Quinoa and Couscous Chicken Casserole in the Slow Cooker

 Slow cookers seemed to be made for cooking beans, tomatoes, rice or quinoa or grains of any kind. I made this gluten free for a young friend who was going to be visiting and it came out so well that … Continue reading

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Had no electricity for a few hours – ohh my -we are SO dependent on the grid!

 For a few hours yesterday ( with all the bad storms in California) we were without electricity. OH MY we are so dependent on the grid – scary how vulnerable we are to sabotage and what damage it could do … Continue reading

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Vegetable Slow Cooker Cholent

This is the perfect low calorie filling comfort food for cold wintry evenings. I have modified a recipe that is often prepared on Friday afternoons and left to cook in the slow cooker through Saturday lunch until ready to serve. … Continue reading

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Another great slow cooker recipe – so easy!

 Yes it is clear – the slow cooker is my favorite kitchen toy – I LOVE IT! Throw everything in and off you go on your day’s adventures and when you come home the house smells divine and dinner is … Continue reading

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A Slow Cooker Onion Soup – easy and delicious – great for winter nights

 I tried this recipe and it was truly delicious – it was from Allrecipes.com – hope you like it! Slow Cooker French Onion Soup Ingredients ·        6 tablespoons butter ·        4 large yellow onions, sliced and separated into rings ·        … Continue reading

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The most divine minestrone soup !

We love minestrone – but this one was the best ever as we cooked it in the slow cooker. Enjoy! Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup ( Low in Calories too – about 200 calories for 2 cups) Ingredients: 1 (15 oz) … Continue reading

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Slow cooker heaven – have you made desserts in one? YUMMY!

Here is a summer slow cooker recipe. For dessert. Its so delicious – enjoy! Slow Cooker Caramel pie INGREDIENTS 2(14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk 1graham cracker crust (9 inch) 1(8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed 1(1 1/2 ounce) English toffee-flavored … Continue reading

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Slow cooker heaven – the most delicious lemon dessert – you will LOVE this! Also good when cooking with kids!

I have never tried making desserts in the slow cooker – and this last week it was so cold that it sounded like a good idea. Here is the first experiment – which turned out so well that I have … Continue reading

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A great Slow Cooker Thanksgiving recipe – as we give thanks for so many blessings in our lives

Health and family togetherness with the love of good friends – what could be more important! We wish your family the most grateful of thanksgivings – as we are with ours. We feel so very blessed to live in the … Continue reading

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Chicken and Leek Stew – Cooking with kids and using my favorite kitchen appliance – the Slow Cooker! Great for cooking with kids!

I  know I am like a broken record – but slow cookers are SOOOOO easy! Especially when cooking with kids – you can throw everything in  – turn it on and go play with the children until its done and … Continue reading

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Crockpot Chicken, Figs, Olives, Capers and Sun Dried Tomatoes – easy for cooking with kids – great for a wintry night!

This cooked in the crockpot all day and the house smelled amazing! It is also ideal when cooking with kids as they can add all the ingredients to the frying pan while you add the hot stuff to the crockpot. … Continue reading

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Cooking with Kids – a wonderful recipe for Brisket and Apricots – great for winter evenings!

Doing chores around the house is important during the sunny winter days – getting ready for the rainy season. Here Jack and Jonah help Max paint the front gate. Messy but really fun! We were waiting for a scrumptious dinner that … Continue reading

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Veal and Tomatoes in the Crockpot! Cooking with kids – an easy dinner dish! Healthy too….

Did I tell you how much I love my crockpot? I really do – it’s sooo easy to use. So today I made Veal Tomato Stew -easy, healthy, and fast! We put on some upbeat weird music for this one … Continue reading

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Tasty Thursdays – Crockpot Heaven – Filet Mignon – Cooking with Kids

Here is a fabulous recipe for my very favorite approach to cooking – the crockpot. But instead of using a tough or less expensive piece of meat I am using New York steak or even Filet Mignon. Here are my … Continue reading

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