Archive for the ‘Slow Cooker’ Category

Pot Roast

Monday, February 24th, 2014

An update to my pot roast recipe, this adds one small finely grated zucchini and a bit of ketchup to the broth, which adds some great body. Steven got to try a carrot and was quite a fan too. :-) Pot Roast (for a 5-6 quart slow cooker) Makes ...

Cassie’s Skirt Steak Chili

Monday, October 10th, 2011

This is another variation of my usual chili recipe, this time using skirt steak instead of ground beef. The chunks of beef were a great addition, and something I'll definitely do again, but something about this bean combination was just a bit off, so I'll try something different next ...

Vegetarian Chili

Friday, September 30th, 2011

This hearty crockpot meal is great for a fall day. I brought this into work for a potluck and cooked it all morning at my desk. One of our bosses is a vegetarian, so I wanted to make sure that he had something tasty and filling too ...

Crockpot Roasted Chicken

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

This was a hectic week for both of us, so meals were a bit sporadic. Wednesday I roasted a whole chicken in the crock pot and it served for several meals. It got a little dried out because I had to leave it in for so long - close ...


Saturday, May 7th, 2011

I brought this tasty crockpot meal to work yesterday for a lunch potluck. It was loosely based off of this AllRecipes recipe that was quite highly rated. I got rave reviews from all my coworkers for my version, and the only reason I had this much left to take ...

New England Boiled Dinner

Thursday, March 17th, 2011

The traditional Irish-American dinner makes another appearance for Saint Patrick's Day. A New England Boiled Dinner is corned beef, carrots, potatoes, and cabbage simmered together for a hearty dinner that's incredibly easy to put together. See the link above for my recipe!

Crockpot Lamb Stew

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

This month's Household 6 cooking challenge was a concept MRE, aka Meal Ready to Eat. These are shelf stable, calorie dense, nutritious meals that are used in the field by our men and women in uniform. They are not, however, known for being particularly tasty. Often the tiny bottles ...

Italian Beef and Bean Stew

Sunday, January 9th, 2011

This crockpot meal is a lovely warming meal for a drizzley lazy Sunday :) It's similar to my other beef stew recipe, but with beans and tomatoes instead of mushrooms and potatoes. Italian Beef and Bean Stew (for at least a 4 quart slow cooker) Makes 4-6 hearty servings 2 tbsps vegetable oil ½ ...


Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

For dinner, I made my crockpot chili. It simmers all day and is quite wonderful, especially on a frigid night like tonight!

Beef Stew

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Another fall favorite, beef stew simmered all day in the slow cooker!