slow cooker recipes

30 Meal Challenge (Meals 11-14): Simple Chicken Recipes

January 16, 2015
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Okay, I can see that I cook with chicken a lot.  What I have been trying to do is to incorporate substitutions if I feel we are in chicken overload. For example, the chicken Alfredo and quesadilla recipes can easily work with shrimp.  Once I decide on a base recipe, it’s easy to switch out […]




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30 Meal Challenge (Meals 2 & 3): Tuna Noodle Casserole & Turkey Chili

January 5, 2015
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For my next two meals I have both a “tried and true” and “want to make.”  If you have no idea what I’m talking about, see post #2 in this series. First, the want to make… Meal #2: Tuna Noodle Casserole As I was brainstorming meals, tuna casserole came to mind. I didn’t grow up […]




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30 Meal Challenge (Meal #1): Slow Cooker Chicken with White Beans

January 3, 2015
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I ran across my very first slow cooker cookbook while going through my cookbooks. It was included as a gift with my first (and current) slow cooker. I tried many recipes in this book but when faced with this book again all I could remember was one: Italian Chicken with White Beans. The kids ate […]




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Slow Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup [Recipe]

December 18, 2014
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It’s been a crazy last week of school before vacation so I was glad to have this soup on hand for a quick meal. I have been looking for a slow cooker white bean soup recipe and finally found this one on Budget Bytes. I made some changes, like adding ham and broth, but it’s […]




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Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Pitas [Recipe]

May 2, 2014
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I love Greek food. We have a family-owned restaurant nearby that we love to visit and the chicken and pita bread is amazing. I’ve been playing around with these Greek pitas for some time and finally got to the point where I’m able to confidently say “these are good!” I like that they are easy […]




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Holiday Slow Cooker Turkey Chili [Recipe]

December 9, 2013
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With the holiday season and cold weather officially here, this recipe for slow cooker turkey chili comes in handy.  It’s easy to prepare and it’s a complete meal.  I like to serve it with various toppings like shredded cheese, sliced avocado and sides of toasted bread and fruit. It bothered me that I didn’t have […]




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Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Meat Recipe

October 9, 2013
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I’ve been working on simplifying meals at home.  One thing that helps is putting together spice mixes to use in various dishes.  So instead of measuring a bit of chili powder and cumin for taco seasoning (and making a huge mess!), I just combine all the spices once and store it an old container. When […]




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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Sauce [Recipe]

June 10, 2013
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I went in to educate a nice woman about her diet at the hospital I work at and left with an education myself. We got to talking and she mentioned how she loves to cook Italian food. She also said her cooking didn’t take off until her forties (that’s me!!). So then I went in […]




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Slow Cooker Balsamic and Tomato Chicken [Recipe]

May 6, 2012
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This is a guest post from Katie Sullivan Morford, MS, RD of Mom’s Kitchen Handbook. Check out her blog for more tasty (and healthy) family-friendly meals and don’t forget to like her on Facebook. The slow cooker is a lifesaver on the family dinner front: Put food in crock pot. Set timer. Serve. It’s that […]




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Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup [Recipe]

January 24, 2012
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If you’ve read this blog for a while you’ve probably figured out that I like black beans. My husband does too and my kids will eat them (usually stuffed in a burrito or quesidilla). I’ve been trying to make soup each week this winter (it’s been about every other week). Last week I combined this […]




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