A Foodie's Take on Freezer Meals: Don't Believe the Hype

Cutting to the chase on freezer meals: Except in limited cases, no. Just, no.First you should know who you're dealing with though. I'm a home cook who has gotten good enough in the kitchen to put on airs and alternatively, throw fits when dishes do not come out just right....more
I'm in agreement about the frozen veggies. Not good!more

Easy Slow Cooker Lil' Smokies

For an easy appetizer to serve or to take to a potluck try these slow cooker glazed lil' smokies. Made with barbecue sauce and orange marmalade. Recipe at www.neveradullbite.com...more

Slow Cooker Chicken Teriyaki

A wonderful dish that packs a lot of flavor. You can make this ahead and freeze it for when you need it. The day before you want to make it, put in your fridge to thaw and in the morning place in your slow cooker. When you get home, you will have a great dish that your family will love!...more

Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Sauce

I recently went to visit the Taves Family Farms and despite the fact I couldn't find the U-Pick Apple area, I couldn't stop myself of trying their fresh produce at their marketplace. This is how I ended up with a 5 lb bag of apples as well as other variety of fruit and vegetables....more

Slow-Cooker Chicken with Red Beans and Barley

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Homemade Refried Beans – Slow Cooker

I feel very fortunate to have grown up in the southwest  Mexican foods like refried beans were in our family’s meal planning since the day I was born.  It never occurred to me that everyone was not eating enchiladas and tortillas.  I had a rude awakening when I moved to a small town in Georgia and there was not a tortilla anywhere or even a can of refried beans.  Granted this was many years ago, but I rolled up my sleeves and taught myself how to make tortillas and refried beans.  It was darn good, and in the words of my Georgia born mother-in-law, ‘If I do say so myself’.Now I have moved on from the original recipe and it turns out I have many different refried bean recipes.  This one is one of my favorties and I like the way you can use the crock-pot for ease of meal preparation.  Hope you can try it soon....more

I Have Seen the Light (and It's On My Slow-Cooker)

I'll admit it. I was not quick to jump on the slow cooker bandwagon....more
I just took an Indian Slow Cooker class at Whole Foods. Now I'm slow cooking Indian Butter ...more