Whip out the slow cooker for this easy, delicious pulled pork recipe that makes enough for a big family, or a small pitch-in.
Tag: slow cooker
Bean soup and cornbread is one of my favorite winter meals. One, it’s easy peasy, especially when you use a crockpot. Two, one day’s cooking ends up being a week’s worth of meals. That’s a win/win, as far as I’m concerned.
I like chicken and dumplings. My husband likes chicken and rice. What to do? Carb compromise! This is a versatile dish perfect for the pickiest of eaters (such as me and my husband) that’s warm and comforting. Cooking in my house is about guidelines, not rules, and if you don’t like it, don’t eat it. […]
I tend to be someone who views recipes more as inspiration than gospel. I’m a bit more strict with baking, but when cooking dinner, it’s pretty much a free-for-all. That’s why I was ecstatic to find this recipe for the “Best Ever Pulled Pork Sandwiches” on Pinterest. It only has four ingredients, but you can […]
Dinner: Thinking Ahead on Busy Days
For six weeks, my kids took an art class on Tuesday afternoons. I picked them up from school with a snack they could eat in the car, dropped them off at the museum, and then I used the two hours they were there to get some writing done at a nearby coffee shop. Because they […]
This recipe for lentil soup came to me in a bit of recipe-related serendipity.
Hey there. Granny’s typo above is intentional. Because you need some strategery when you use your slow cooker; it helps what you’re cooking for six or eight or 10 hours not just taste like a pile of goo.
Slow Cooker Burritos
Burritos are one of my favorite comfort foods. Growing up in Texas it was always easy to find good Tex-Mex, but now that I live in New York I’m pretty much stuck making my own. But with a recipe this easy and tasty, I don’t even mind! Since I use a slow cooker, there’s very little […]
Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup
It’s 46° in Indianapolis today, so I hit the kitchen to make a pot of vegetable soup. Since I try to spend as little time in the kitchen as possible, I’ve made this recipe super efficient over the years. It makes a remarkably large amount of soup, so have some freezer containers on hand to […]
Slow Cooking, Swaying to the Music
Now that the Great Warm-Up is imminent (if not already here) for most of the country, why not squeeze out a few more Crock-Pot recipes before it gets too hot?
I know my usual schtick is to write about strange vintage recipes and unappetizing foods. Not today. Today for is Serious Business. Last week my brain imagined a sandwich so amazing that I need to share it with the world: the Pulled Beef, Caramelized Onion, and Gorgonzola Cheese Sandwich! (OK, so the title needs some […]
Cook Once, Eat Much: Pork Roast
Pork roast is something that always tastes so good, but when it’s sold in 8lb roasts, it’s a lot to make for a a weeknight dinner.
Last week, we tackled a giant package of chicken. This week, we are going to dive hands first into a 3lb (or larger) package of ground beef. At my local grocery store, the 3lb package of ground beef typically much cheaper than individual 1lb package. But I don’t need to make 18 hamburgers at once, […]
Kiss My Arsenal: Slow Cooker
So I haven’t written about kitchen tools in a few weeks, and my arsenal was feeling sadly un-kissed. So, it’s time to tackle yet another helpful kitchen gadget: the slow cooker. These are also known widely in the US by the brand name Crock Pot. Much like cast iron cookware, slow cookers are a bit […]