Slow Cooker

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Slow Cooker Whole Roast Chicken

I’m sure this is common knowledge, but up until late last week, I had no idea that you could cook a whole chicken in the crock pot. It makes complete sense — if you can cook a whole roast, why not a chicken? — but somehow it never occurred to me that you could put … Continue reading

Freezer-Friendly Slow Cooker Orange-Beef Stew

Last week, my friend Amy issued me a Saucy Mommy challenge: to feature some freezer-friendly meals that aren’t calorie-laden casseroles. I immediately turned to Google and Pinterest and saw that many recipes designated as “freezer meals” were rather heavy. Of course, a recipe doesn’t have to be designed with freezing in mind to freeze well … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I’m back after a short break! Life has gotten in the way of my blogging lately — all good stuff, though. I took my mom and aunt on an overnight getaway to a winery late last week as an early Mother’s Day gift, picked up a new tutoring student, and started prepping for our trip … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage; Soda Bread

The other day, Johnny said he thought it would be nice to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a few activities so that Jack and Derek can experience the other side of their heritage (he was half-joking; although we have an Irish last name, it’s been several generations since anyone on Johnny’s side of the family … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Kalua Pork

Nearly eight years ago, my husband and I spent our honeymoon in Hawaii, splitting the week between Lahaina and Hana on Maui. It was an amazing time — there were were, so young (barely 24! Actually, I was still 23), so carefree, giddily and newly married, with nothing on our agendas except to eat, drink, … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Carnitas

My slow cooker entries (ridiculously easy ribs and the mongolian beef) have gone over so well that I’ve decided to write yet another one. Since slow cooker meals are so easy and convenient, I’m going to try to feature one on an at least biweekly basis. Last night, I made slow cooker carnitas from this … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Mongolian Beef

I made this super easy slow cooker mongolian beef the other night, and boy, do I wish there were a way of transmitting fragrances via the Internet. There’s just no way to describe how good my house smelled while this was simmering in the slow cooker, and the resulting dish tasted just as great: tender … Continue reading

Ridiculous Ribs

Recently, I made dinner for my friend Staci*, who’d just had her third baby. One of the dishes I brought her was what I like to call Ridiculous Ribs. Why are they ridiculous? Well, they’re insanely, unbelievably easy to make. These ribs are so mouthwateringly delicious that they just seem like they’d require more ingredients and effort. … Continue reading