• My Top Tips for Slow Cooking

    Slow cookers are a wonderful way to have food “cook itself.” If you’re not used to using one, knowing some tips and tricks ahead of time can help reduce the learning curve. Even if you do use your slow cooker frequently, it’s nice to expand your recipe repertoire and learn something new about this stand-by of busy kitchens. Here are some tips and tricks for successful slow cookery.   1. Don’t Peek! When you’re using your slow cooker, leave the lid on unless the recipe directs you not to. If you take the lid off during cooking, it can take up to 25 minutes for the food to resume its…

  • Dessert Recipes For The Slow Cooker!

    Did you know you can cook desserts in your slow cooker? You can even make desserts that are typically baked, like layered bars. Here are some tips and recipes for making dessert with your slow cooker.   Slow Cooker Pudding Rice and bread pudding are two great desserts to start with your slow cooker. Here are two basic recipes you can use as a springboard for your own creative additions. Bread Pudding: Place 8 slices of cubed bread into your greased slow cooker. Beat together: 4 eggs 2 cups milk 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup melted butter 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon. Pour over bread cubes and cook on…

  • Slow Cooker (crockpot) Meal Cook Books

    Slow Cooking, commonly referred to as using a crock pot, actually can save you time if you know how. It also saves on mess, clean up, and ingredients. There’s no end to what can be made in a slow cooker! Soups, dips, fondues, pot roasts, chicken dishes, and so many other things. I don’t remember my mother using one much when I was young, so my first real memory is after getting married and making ribs in the crock pot. We would buy pork ribs, usually on sale, and put them in the slow cooker in the morning along with some brown sugar, catsup and maybe some barbbque sauce, with…