Category: Slow Cooker

a new chili night…steak chili

Growing up in Texas I have had my fair share of chili.  The traditional chili with beef (no beans) and loaded with spices, turkey chili, white chicken chili and of course chili with beans…but sometimes you just have to take a favorite to the next level. Just trust me Ok now …

no oven space needed for this ham

Easter is this weekend and that means it is time to start planning the menu and trust me this ham is a must have for your Easter get together.  I don’t know about your family but Easter always mean ham to us.  We used to buy it from that Honey Baked …

low, slow & grilled short ribs

My slow cooker is one of my favorite cooking tools all year long but especially in the spring and summer.  And now these short ribs are one of my favorite things to fix in it! Short Ribs? So I am a HUGE fan of short ribs.  I love how tender …

one dish with so many options

It is cold outside, a brisk wind is blowing and maybe even a few snowflakes are falling (at least that is my vision of winter from my warm weather Texas world) and that means it is SLOW COOKER weather!! My favorite slow cooker dishes are the ones that can be used …

bring on the cool weather and the slow cooker

So in 80% of the country it is Fall.  There are cooler temps, leaves changing colors and the smell of burning fireplaces in the air (oh how I love that smell).  Where in live in SE Texas we are still in the 80’s (that feel like the 90’s some days) …

slow cooker ranch yumminess

Just because it is summer doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the best of all your slow cooker has to bring you.  I mean what is better than being out all day playing (or working) and coming home to dinner being 90% done and knowing that everyone is going to love …

ham, ham, beans & more ham…

Easter has come and gone, and if your refrigerator looks anything like mine it loaded with tons of leftovers.  I have some au gratin potatoes, green bean casserole, pistachio fluff and of course ham…tons & tons of ham…so why not add some beans to the mix?   It never fails, …

Chicken with some Mexican flair

Spring break has started here in my part of the world and I know everyone’s calendar is booked solid wth super fun activities with the kids, & making a super delicious slow cooker meal is a perfect option for this week (or any week)…plus check back tomorrow for a 2nd …

takin’ it slow with pork chops

Happy Monday and Happy (day after) Valentines Day.  I hope your weekend was something to remember.  We had a busy one here in…my uncle came in for my Mammaw’s 89th birthday, we had a birthday party for her (recipes from the party will be coming soon), we played her favorite …

black beans and options

The weekend is almost here and that means some much needed downtime (hopefully), some family time and hopefully a good meal (or two).  For us I love to break out the slow cooker on the weekends as much as the weekdays as I just love smelling the yumminess all day …