Slow Cooker Honey Lime Teriyaki Chicken

It’s no secret I love to cook. I’m the type of person who relaxes after a long day by spending time in the kitchen, I just find it ultimately soothing. However having said all that, there’s days where cooking dinner is just one more thing to cross off the list that’s adding stress to an over packed day.

Slow Cooker Apple Pie Filling

This recipe started off as the vaguest of ideas. I was actually procrastinating the task at hand and thinking about food, (what else is new?) when I had this thought, 'wouldn't it be nice if the whole house could smell like apple pie, without actually making apple pie'. That was really all it took to spark an idea, and from ... Read More

Crockpot Applesauce

Ever since I started making applesauce in the crockpot, I've never looked back. It's so easy to put together, and it cooks while I sleep! Waking up to fresh applesauce for breakfast is also totally great. The whole house smells amazing, and applesauce tastes so good warm or even hot, (which was a new concept for me). If you've never ... Read More

Chipotle Chicken Taco Bowls

This recipe is my follow-up to last week's Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken. While you can definitely use that chipotle chicken in any Mexican dish you love, I thought I'd give you the recipe for what we've been eating several times a week, for weeks on end. We both love taco bowls and obviously we eat them quite often, but we ... Read More

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken

Mexican food always sounds good to me, and I particularly love the flavor of smoky chipotle added into as many dishes as possible. It's one of those flavors that simply never gets old. And maybe that's because it's so multidimensional, being simultaneously smoky/spicy/earthy/with a hint of sweetness hanging out there in the background. For a while I was pretty content ... Read More

Slow Cooker Spiced Pear Sauce

Ever since I found out you could make applesauce in a slow cooker, I haven't looked back. Not that it takes very long on the stove top, but it does require attention and stirring. Not so with the convenient slow cooker, you just have to put everything in and it does all the work. I usually put a batch in ... Read More

Crockpot Sweet Potato Chili

I hated chili as a kid, I mean we’re talking so much dislike that I would gladly go without dinner if I could. Whenever chili was on the menu, I would eat about 1/4 cup chili with a big bowlful of toppings, (Yeah for toppings)! It wasn’t the chili so much as the kidney beans, and I’ll admit I still … Read More

Crockpot Salsa Beef

This is by far the easiest meal I’ve ever made! All the ingredients are placed in the crockpot, turned to low for 8-10 hours, and that’s it! The house smells amazing as it’s cooking – in fact it’s almost better not to be home. The second time I made this, I was home the entire day and the delicious smells … Read More

Crockpot Rosemary Chicken with Butternut Squash

I love the way the house smells when I have Rosemary Chicken with Butternut Squash in the crockpot. I think it’s the rosemary in particular that really gets me, because it has a certain savory smell with a hint of gourmet sophistication. There’s enough vegetables in there for this to be a one pot meal, but Caesar Salad with Pine … Read More