The slow cooker is an amazing tool that is one of my favorite appliances. There’s really no limit to how creative you can get with a slow cooker. That’s why I thought that slow cooker suppers seemed like a great thing to discuss this week. Afterall, it is “Crock-tober.” I have to admit that I have been a bit remiss in sharing my slow cooker […]
Slow Cooker Lasagna is a very versatile dish. This version has lots of added vegetables and makes a meal by itself. Unfortunately, Baker’s Man demands garlic bread with all of his “Italian” dishes. There’s nothing traditional about this lasagna, but because it’s made in the slow cooker, dinner is ready when you get home. There’s quite a bit of assembly, but you can assemble this […]
The slow cooker is a wonderful tool for helping prepare dinner on a busy weeknight, but most recipes are only for the entrée. I love this recipe because it’s for a complete meal in the slow cooker that takes care of itself while I’m at work. All I need to do is come home and serve it. Actually, there’s other one step that makes the […]
I love my slow cooker. I add ingredients to the ceramic crock, and when I return, there’s a prepared entrée or even a complete meal. My slow cooker is a life saver on busy weeknights. Since this is October, a month being referred to as “Crocktober” in certain circles, I decided to share four of Patty Cake’s Pantry’s favorite slow cooker appetizer recipes. After all, […]
Slow Cooker Stuffed Peppers are an easy way to have a dinner ready when you return home after a busy day at work. This requires a few minutes to put together the ingredients, but it’s well worth the effort. These slow cooker stuffed peppers are awesome.
Slow Cooker Red Cabbage and Apples is a twist on a traditional German side dish. At least, hat’s what a German octogenarian told me. This recipe is our attempt to recreate the dish for her. We modified the recipe for Red Cabbage and Apples that she described by preparing it in a slow cooker to make it a bit less labor intensive.
Saint Patrick’s day is nearly here. That means corned beef and cabbage is on our menu. I know it’s not traditional Irish fare, but it’s an American tradition. Do you know what’s better than corned beef and cabbage? Corned beef and cabbage cooked in the slow cooker. It’s simple, delicious, and easy to prepare. Because corned beef brisket is a tougher cut of meat, it […]
Baker’s Man and I both love my Stuffed Mushrooms recipe, but I was wondering if there was another way to prepare them. I decided to see if it was possible to create Slow Cooker Stuffed Mushrooms. The result was wonderful. It was different than the original version in spite of almost identical ingredients, but it was still delicious. It’s good to know that if my […]
Slow Cooker Stuffed Chicken and Potatoes is a simple and delicious recipe for a nearly complete meal from your slow cooker. A chicken is stuffed and “roasted” in the slow cooker atop a bed of russet potatoes. The end result is chicken, stuffing, and baked potatoes that are cooked while you’re at work. All you need to do when you come home is cook a […]
This is a very simple way to put together food for a group of sports enthusiasts who are hanging out at your home to watch the game. It’s also great for a child’s party. All you need is a couple of slow cookers and you can put together a buffet bar that features hot dogs, bowls full of chili, and nachos. It’s simple, […]