Thanksgiving Pot Roast

  I'm leafing through the tab in my binder of Mom’s recipes earmarked  “dishes to compliment a Thanksgiving feast!" Like all Slow Cooker recipes, Mom’s Pot Roast recipe proves to be very simple.  Honestly,  just need to buy the right cut of meat.  After the meat selection, all that follows is properly seasoning it and plopping it in the porcelain pot of your slow cooker!  Then, sit back (or leave) and let it the slow cooker work its magic for the next 8-10 hours. I love that this particular marinade doesn’t consist of the traditional … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

  This recipe for Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup is one of my favorites.  I look forward to making it and every year, I inevitably tweak the ingredients.  That's the one big relief coming off of our successful Bake it Happen Breast Cancer Baking campaign last month.  While baking is exact, like a science, working with the slow cooker is anything but.  You can manipulate ingredients and measured amounts each time you work with the same recipe to get your desired results. Let's face it. It’s been so mild out, who’s really thinking about … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker: Pork Chops in Mustard Cream Sauce

Here's another slow cooker recipe for your files. It's not hard to cook (since it's being slow-cooked) but, if you're not used to working with pork, you might have a learning curve. I personally had no clue how the meat would turn out as there's always a huge risk of over cooking.  While I have worked with a pork tenderloin in the oven, a pork chop in a slow cooker is a totally different beast.  Sure, I’ve handled cute little cubes of beef for the Slow Cooked Beef Tips recipe, and I’ve worked with slow cooked chicken for the White Bean … [Read more...]

Turkey and Chickpea Stew

While we haven't had much snow on the east coast, it is still winter.  For my family, that translates to meals that are comforting and filling.  As you might've imagined, my slow cooker has been put into overdrive and I feel as though baking in the oven adds another much-needed layer of heat for my apartment. There isn't a week that goes by without some sort of casserole or stew being designed.  There should be no intimidation factor here.  Most casseroles and stews are hassle-free to make.  As long as you're comfortable using a knife, you … [Read more...]