"The Lid Pocket may be one of the most ingenious inventions of the 21st century for the kitchen."
- Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Apricot Bacon-wrapped Chicken Breasts!

IMG_2428_2Apricot Bacon-wrapped Chicken Breasts. So tender and so tasty – a very beautiful combination of flavors!   Make this for a party or a family dinner — a simple recipe with great rewards!  The prep time is less than ten minutes and there are only three ingredients!  Check it out: - 2 pounds of chicken breasts […]

Tailgate Zingy Teriyaki Chicken Wings for Slow Cookers/Crock Pots Recipe

IMG_8389Tailgate Zingy Teriyaki Chicken Wings — Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Recipe.   This is a great tailgating recipe for crock pots, slow cookers!  Easy to make and so good!  Party on! Ingredients: 3 Pounds chicken wings 1 Cup honey 1/2 Cup low-sodium soy sauce 2 Tablespoons ketchup w/out HFCS (I use Annie’s Naturals Organic; or Simply […]

Delicious Brunch Egg Bake – Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Recipe

IMG_3589Brunch Egg Bake.  Try this recipe for Mother’s Day Brunch.  Serve along with a colorful bowl of fresh fruit (mangoes, kiwi, strawberries, star fruit), some monkey bread, hazelnut coffee and Mimosa!  Brunch is served. - 1.5 dozen eggs - 1.5 cup milk - 2 lbs of hash brown potatoes – thawed (adjust cooking time if […]

Slow Cooker/Crock Pot Shepherd’s Irish Pie

IMG_0709Shepherd’s Irish Pie.   “Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.”          -   Fiona Shaw   -       The Ingredients: –3 cups mashed potatoes –1 lb ground turkey (Jennie-O Turkey) or beef (or half turkey and half beef) - 3 cloves garlic, pressed or chopped –2 […]

Crock Pot /Slow Cooker — Super Quinoa with Vegetables

DSC07877Get Creative with Quinoa! Quinoa (KEEN  wah) is a seed that sort of acts like a grain.  It provides iron and fiber and is actually a complete protein – rare in plant-based foods. Quinoa can be added to soups, put in sandwiches and even used for breakfast mixed with fruit, etc.  It is easy to […]

Sweet Potato, Curry & Lentils Soup – Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Recipe

DSC07887Sweet Potato, Curry & Lentils Soup. This is a refreshingly different soup!  Even if you don’t love curry — you will likely still enjoy this soup!   Ingredients: -2 large sweet potato, peeled and diced -3 medium carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces -3 stalks celery, cut into 1/2 inch pieces -2 leeks, sliced - […]

Happy Jambalaya! Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Recipe

DSC07866Happy Jambalaya! Celebrating Fat Tuesday?!  You will enjoy this delicious recipe!  Chicken, shrimp, sausage, veggies and spices!   Life is good! Ingredients: -1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into 1 inch cubes -1 pound sliced sausage (Andouille, Polish or Jennie-O Turkey Kielbasa) -1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice (drained) -3 […]

Lemon Green Beans with Garlic — Crock Pot/Slow Cooker

photo-12Lemon Green Beans with Garlic — So good!     (Slow cooker/crock pot recipe) The lemon flavor infuses into the beans so wonderfully! These beans are so good that you may just want to make a meal out of the beans! Seriously. Ingredients - 4 Cups fresh cut Green Beans, ends trimmed - 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin Olive […]

Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Hot Apple Cider

IMG_3168Hot Apple Cider made to perfection in your crock pot/slow cooker.   Spice up a winter evening with delicious Hot Apple Cider!   Put another log on the fire, relax and enjoy — the simple things in life make life so good!     Ingredients: • 1 gallon apple cider (I use Louisburg Apple Cider) • 4-6 […]

Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup! So Good!

IMG_3165Crock Pot/Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup — what a perfectly delicious way to warm up on a cold & snowy day!  Cozy up to a bowl of delicious Chicken Taco Soup!  Here’s the recipe:   Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 1 (15 ounce) can black beans 1 (16 ounce) can chili beans 1 (8 ounce) can […]