Crockpot Kielbasa Split Pea Soup

A big bowl of kielbasa split pea soup is the perfect way to end a busy day....more

Five Ingredient Crockpot Ribs

I have the easiest most delicious recipe for your barbecue! Five Ingredient Crockpot Ribs. These are my family's favorite.  They will be perfect if you're having a big 4th of July bbq.  ...more

Special Saucy Pepper Steak.

Try slicing it and stir-frying with colorful veggies and you’ll get thumbs-ups all around. Even better, it's low-fat! Every bite of this saucy pepper steak is filled with sweet and spicy flavors all at the same time. You can alternate chicken for beef if you want to keep the load light on the intestines. It compliments well with rice, noodles, Garlic bread or simply bread loaf.Servings: 5Cooking time: 6 hours...more

Crockpot of Brats

Cooking brats in the slow cooker makes for a hearty fall meal. Add some bread and a salad and you have a full dinner. Not everyone in our family likes sauerkraut, so I do not add it to the slow cooker, but heat some up before the brats are done to add to individual plates. For more recipes, visit: Crockpot of Brats 6 servings Ingredients: 5 brats 3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 can sauerkraut, rinsed and well-drained 1/3 cup diced onion...more

Italian Beef Hoagies from The Home Cooked Gourmet

Italian Beef Hoagies  ...more

Crockpot Gumbo

(originally posted @ This is My Day Job) This is a delicious - and simple -  way to fix a gumbo dinner for any night of the week!  Most gumbos begin with a roux ( flour, cooked in oil, constantly stirring, until it reaches a color similar to peanut butter).  I have found with this recipe I can skip that time consuming step and don't miss anything in the flavor or consistency.1 lb boneless, skinless chicken (I prefer a darker, more flavorful meat for this recipe so I use the thighs)...more

Super Easy Crockpot Baked Ziti

Wow, was this super easy to make! O.k. so making it in the oven is pretty easy too but it can make your home super hot. Great for those winter months but definitely not good when it is 90 degrees outside!The only things I have ever made in my crockpot prior to today were chili , sauces and soups. I had been hearing how you can make all sorts of things but was skeptical. But I was determined to try what to me seemed impossible. Pasta....more

books, books, and more books

I have been a book buying FOOL lately. Jonathan and I made a deal that neither of us are allowed to purchase a book for the next month, starting today. We just get so excited about deals and good looking books… and then we’ve spent our entire bank accounts on books. Okay.. maybe it isn’t that extreme. But still. I need to read the books I have and then increase my library. Here are some of my latest purchases. I’m eager to read all of them!...more

Make Chili in the Crockpot While You're Out Having Holiday Fun

This is the season for holiday fun, and everyone is twice as busy as other times of the year. People with kids to feed are probably extra busy, and yet you need something besides candy canes to feed the little tykes. Chili in the crockpot is a perfect family meal; not only is it easy to make and inexpensive, but it can cook all day while you're out having fun with the kids. ...more

Thanks for the tip!

BTW, I thought of you yesterday when I saw a 2.5 quart crockpot on sale ...more

Soup in the Crockpot When You Get Home From Work is a Beautiful Thing

So maybe you're one of those busy people who hasn't fully embraced the idea of crockpot cooking? Maybe you need just a little more information to convince you to use a crockpot. How's this for encouragement: Dinner. Is. Ready. When. You. Get. Home. From. Work. What could be better! ...more

Sounds divine. I am dying to see that movie too!

Kalyn Denny