Introducing the "Flat Slow Cooker"

You've heard of Flat Stanley, but how about "Flat Slow Cooker"? Not everybody travels with their slow cooker, but this way you can!...more

How to Make Perfect Fudge in the Slow Cooker

I started reading about Intermittent Fasting this week which naturally got me to find a way to make fudge.I know....more

Have a Recipe of Your Very Own Featured in Zynga's FarmVille 2!

Farmville is a super popular game on Facebook that was developed by Zynga and has been played by more than 400 million people. Holy smokes, that's an awful lot of people. Zynga has partnered up with BlogHer and in honor of the new release of Farmville 2 they are creating a Farm to the Table cookbook featuring recipes that will be available for download on your phone, tablet or computer....more

Have a Recipe of Your Very Own Featured in Zynga's FarmVille 2!

Farmville is a super popular game on Facebook that was developed by Zynga and has been played by more than 400 million people. Holy smokes, that's an awful lot of people. Zynga has partnered up with BlogHer and in honor of the new release of Farmville 2 they are creating a Farm to the Table cookbook featuring recipes that will be available for download on your phone, tablet or computer....more

Chili and Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin

photo by Tara Donne Chili and Maple Glazed Pork Tenderloin reprinted from 365 Slow Cooker Suppers, page 199 I wanted to share a recipe with you that is perfect for any entertaining you may be doing this long weekend. Although I know Memorial Day is synonymous with backyard grilling, I prefer to slow cook my roasts or ribs all day long and spend the "extra" time I have enjoying my day off and my guests! You will love this tenderloin -- it's moist, tender, and packed with lots of flavor ....more

Slow Cooker Italian-Style Calico Bean Soup

This has been one of "those weeks" -- and I feel like I just can't seem to do anything correctly, and everything seems to be just slightly off balance.it stinks.I try to maintain a positive outlook on life, the universe, and everything, but today was one of those days that I wanted to crawl back in bed as soon as my feet hit the floor. The good news was that dinner pretty much made itself, and the kids have promised that they'll do the dishes.And Adam promised he'll oversee the process, which means that I'm going to curl up on the couch with a blankie and watch the DVRed Lifetime shows I've got stockpiled...[hey, no judging allowed! SOMEBODY has to watch Drop Dead Diva and Devious Maids, or they'll get cancelled!]The Ingredientsserves 8-10 1 (16-ounce) package bean soup mix, flavor packet discarded1 (12 to 16-ounce) package bulk Italian sausage, browned and crumbled1 (26-ounce) jar prepared pasta sauce2 empty pasta sauce jars worth of water1 chicken bouillon cube (12 grams)The DirectionsUse a 6-quart slow cooker ....more

How to Make Key Lime Pie in the Slow Cooker

I had a twitter conversation (I know. I think it's a weird way to communicate, too...) with my friend Shirley a few weeks ago about Key Lime Pie. She wondered if I had a crockpot version, and that was pretty much all I needed to go about figuring out a way to make it.This is the recipe that works! ...more

Smoked Sausage and Pinto Beans Dinner

I'd like to preface this post with the following disclaimer:...more

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker Dump Cake

I've wanted to post a "dump cake" recipe for a while --- but was a little worried about how it would look. I mean, I'm supposed to be a PROFESSIONAL and all --- and don't professionals keep under wraps that they shoo the kids out of the kitchen so they can lick pie filling off the lid of the can with no one watching?So when I saw Kristen, from Dine and Dish write about her insecurities blogging about dump cake I felt better. Because you know what? ...more