Cheesy Chicken Tator Tot Casserole

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Chicken, Cheese, Bacon, Tator Tots, repeat. How can that be bad? There is also some milk that you pour over every thing in the crock pot, but I'm also wondering what some cream of chicken soup mixed in with the milk would taste like? The whole entire recipe would probably be a lot creamier that is for sure. I thought it could also have used some type of seasoning. Maybe some Lawry's Seasoning Salt or some sriracha? It's up to you to decide. Ben just said this recipe was ok. He likes the Bubble … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers – Slow Cooked Jerk Pork with Caribbean Salsa

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Man, I think this has been the tastiest thing I've ever made in the Slow Cooker for a long time! I got to use my jerk spice seasoning that I got when the husband and I went to Jamaica. The jerk seasoning I got, wasn't too hot though, I would have liked it on that side a little bit more. I tried it before serving the pork, and decided to throw in an extra tablespoon of the jerk seasoning. If you've never had jerk seasoning before it's a mixture of allspice, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, brown sugar, … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken

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It's a snow day here! I've been super lazy too.... With snow days comes lazy meals. Lazy as in crock pot meals. If you were really lazy like me, you could just buy a whole bottle of teriyaki sauce at the grocery store and just dump that into the crock pot with some chicken. I almost wish I would have done that too. This sauce wasn't very thick when the chicken broth was added. It cooked down in the crock pot a little but not to the consistency I would have liked it. If I make this again … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Roast w/ Gravy

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I've tried making a couple pot roasts in my life. One of the recipes I tried, required searing the roast until it comes brown on both sides and cooking it in a dutch oven at low temp for a certain amount of time.  I was able to get that right once and the roast was so tender. After using that recipe a couple times the roast has never been tender since. I don't get it! Since this is a crock pot recipe, the meat becomes sooooooooo tender. This is another one of those recipes where  all you use i … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chocolate Candy

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This recipe intrigued me because I never had tried making candy in my crock pot before. I read some of the reviews on Food Network's website and decided to change a few things. 1. Check the chocolate every hour and 2. I used only 1 pound of peanuts. I learned that your crock pot can be a good way to temper chocolate. However, this recipe can be made in about 20 minutes on the stove top. I don't have one of those fancy crock pots where you can set the timer to however long the recipe takes. I … [Read more...]

Spicy Pop Pulled Pork

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You can never go wrong with one of Ree's recipes. Every recipe I've tried of her's, I just love. This one was so super simple and I threw everything into a slow cooker instead of a dutch oven. The pork roast cooked on high for 4-5 hours and it was ready. The meat was just falling apart when I shredded it and it was so tender. I served mine on some fresh sandwich buns that I got at Hornbacher's grocery store here in town. Tomorrow I want to try this meat inside some quesadilllas. If you're on … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Meatball Subs

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I'm just going to say, I wasn't a fan of Subway's Meatball sandwich. It just wasn't good to me. One of the girls at work brought meatball subs for treat day one time and they were just fantastic and changed mind. I made this recipe really simple.And yes, you can have a turkey meatball sub and still stay on track! Go to the store, pick up a bag of 24 oz Turkey meatballs from Jeanie-0. There are a couple brands out there that do make lean turkey meatballs like Foster Farms. I couldn't find them … [Read more...]

Crock Pot Apple Cider

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Today is the perfect Fall day for apple cider. Cool, crisp, and a little breeze outside. Apple cider in the crock pot is really easy too. Just tie up some whole spices and throw in some cinnamon sticks. Let it cook for 3 hours before a party. Throw in some rum if you're feeling a little fiesty at the time too. This could be served warm or cool. Did you know that apple cider and apple juice that you buy at the store are pretty much the same thing? They both say water, apples, and concentrate … [Read more...]