Apple Butter Pulled Pork Sliders

Tangy apple butter is paired perfectly with pork in this slow cooker meal fit for a party or tailgate.  Made in the slow cooker, Apple Butter Pulled Pork Sliders are made with just a handful of ingredients to create the most amazing barbecue sandwich you'll ever eat. Happy Monday!  Or is it? :-)  I have a very busy week ahead, lots of stuff on the schedule that are causing me a bit of stress...but you know what?  I'll take it.  Here's to NOT having a case of the Mondays and forging ahead … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs and Marinara

A healthy twist on your favorite spaghetti and meatballs dinner.  Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs and Marinara is easy, healthy and extremely satisfying.  Just three ingredients are added to the slow cooker and left to cook all day long for a simple dinner that the entire family will love. Happy Friday, everyone!  I hope you all had a fantastic fall week.  It's peak season for leaf peeping right now so the trees are absolutely stunning, so stunning it could be dangerous.  I … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Maple Balsamic Pork Tacos with Celery Root and Apple Slaw

These super easy Maple Balsamic Pork Tacos are made in the slow cooker and topped with a simple, make-ahead slaw that's crisp and bright.  A great dinner for a busy weeknight. You know by now that I'm a huge fan of my slow cooker.  I love that I can have a real dinner on those days when I'm a baking fiend.  And as much as I tell everyone "Cake is perfectly acceptable for dinner"'s really not.  And after a day full of tasting batter and eating frosting, I look forward to something … [Read more...]

Slow Roasted Pork with Sauerkraut, Fennel and Apples

Inexpensive pork shoulder is roasted slowly with fragrant fennel, apples and sauerkraut until fall-apart tender.  A great way to start the new year and an amazing Sunday dinner option.  This recipe can also be made in the slow cooker for quick weeknight meals. Happy New Year to you!  I hope your holidays were festive and sparkling...whether that be from glitter or champagne.  Who stayed up to see the ball drop?  Or did you do something else to ring in the New Year?  I will confess....I … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Split Pea with Ham Soup

Comfort food at it's best, this healthy, veggie packed Split Pea with Ham Soup recipe is simmered all day in the slow cooker.  A great dinner for a cold winter's day and perfect for those of us trying to get a little healthy in the upcoming New Year. It's over.  Christmas is over.  I definitely have the post holiday blues, all the planning and decorating is irrelevant now.  All the gifts have been given and unwrapped and played with or worn.  It's hard to believe how fast it went by.  Now … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Sausage and Peppers with Parmesan Basil Polenta

Super simple, ready when you are, slow cooker Sausage and Peppers.  No cooking ahead of time, just dump everything into the slow cooker and go.  The Parmesan Basil Polenta makes a great pairing and takes five minutes to make.  Yep, five.  Hungry yet? Halloween is over and Christmas is....EVERYWHERE.  Already. It's only been four days and there are commercials for Christmas specials, wreaths hanging in the shopping center parking lots, pre-Black Friday sales.  Did someone … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Braised Beef Short Ribs with Herbed Spaetzle

Rich, meaty short ribs cooked all day long become super tender and melt in your mouth. Suitable for entertaining even the pickiest dinner guests, this is  comfort food taken to a higher level. You will never cook short ribs any other way again.  It's easier than you think!   It's all about technique my friends.  If you take your time you can make something so simple knee-bucklingly sinful.  I kid you not.  I've learned a lot in my few years of blogging but the one thing that has … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala Stew

The most amazing slow cooker recipe, ever.  This hearty Chicken Marsala Stew will quickly become a family favorite and is ready to eat when you walk in the door after a busy day.  Lighter and more heart healthy than many stew recipes, you won't feel weighed down after eating a bowl.  Room for dessert! According to Facebook, school has started everywhere....but here.  It's still summer in my 'hood.  The kids are still riding their bikes through the neighbors landscaping and sucking every … [Read more...]

Open-Faced Pulled Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches

These easy to make sandwiches require very little prep time!  The chicken is made in the slow cooker and takes only two browning required.  A few minutes of assembly and some time under the broiler make them the best for busy weeknight dinners. You know those days....the days that go horribly wrong and all you want is something comforting to eat.  Those days that you were late to work because you may have overslept but still didn't get enough sleep because that was the … [Read more...]

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with 6 Great Recipes

St. Patrick's Day always sneaks up on me even though it's one of my favorite festive days of the year.  The Irish really know how to party....unfortunately, I can never keep up...I'm that person in the corner of the bar waiting for the night to end.  Beer is not my friend....but I look fabulous in green.  If I could go to an Irish pub and eat the filling comfort food with one or two pints without going deaf on St. Patrick's Day, that's my idea of a good time.  I know, lame.  I will probably be … [Read more...]