Category: Recipes: Crockpot Cooking

Mexican Stuffed Peppers

There are some things that I know my family eats on a regular basis. When I go to prepare a meal, instead of just making enough for that dish, I often prepare extra and freeze it. Seasoned ground beef for tacos is one of those foods that I always double or triple the amount that I make. While I can eat tacos on a regular basis sometimes it’s nice to make something different. I had […] read more

Easy Crock Pot Steak Pot Roast

As I’ve mentioned in my Time Saving Tuesday post, making a meal in the crock pot saves more than time. It also saves money (no expensive take out or convenience foods) and is healthier (you control the salt, fat, calorie, carb, etc content). This Steak Pot Roast is a favorite. While the recipe calls for potatoes and carrots I’ve used various types of squash, frozen vegetable mixes (broccoli, cauliflower, string beans, etc) and just about […] read more

Basic Crockpot Chicken

Crockpots…..ultimate cooking tool for the busy woman or man! I can’t think of another tool that allows you to throw some food into it, turn it on, walk away and ignore it for hours only to return to a delicious meal. This is one of my main tools for keeping myself sane this semester. Four classes, kids, a part time job….what was I thinking? I just keep reminding myself that we are at the half […] read more

Balsamic Pot Roast with Onions and Carrots

I’ve got a lot of irons in the fire right now. It may just be the start of the school semester but I’ve got a busy one this time around. With only 3 semesters left until graduation most of my classes are now nutrition based. There’s lots of work and multiple projects scheduled. Since my kitchen time has been reduced I’ve busted out the crockpot to make supper a bit easier. This recipe is fast […] read more

Cooking Dried Beans In Your Crockpot

Reasons to cook your own beans: * super easy to do * no sodium or other unnecessary ingredients added * long presoaking helps to make them more digestable then canned beans * avoid BPA which is found lining many cans on the market * making your own saves you money. One 16 ounce bag of dried beans is equal to 3 cans of beans (15 ounce each) * did I mention they are super easy […] read more