The post I wrote for you guys called 10 Recipes You MUST Try was very popular. You enjoyed me sharing some tasty recipes with y’all…and you asked me for more. So, here ya go: a few more recipes that I’ve made that were top notch – so much so that I’ve made them multiple times. And if you know me, you know that if I make something more than once, it must mean it kicks butt!
I love brownies. And that might be an understatement. Even if I know a brownie is made from a bunch of not-so-good-for-me things, I can’t turn it down. I’m weak. So weak. So, in order to keep myself on the straight and narrow, I try to make GOOD, WHOLESOME brownies for me to eat at home…so far, it’s not working. I still can’t say no to a brownie.
Oh wait. I lie. You know those brownies they sell in the box with the icing on top and the multi-colored sprinkles? Yeah – I can say no to those. Ick. No thanks. They’re a disgrace to the word “brownie.” Blech. [Read more…]
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My 100 Days of No Processed Meals posts are fan-favorites, and this one full of Crock Pot style recipes is one that I go back to again and again. This post is the perfect go-to reference for awesome no processed meals you can make in your slow cooker. (In the American South, we call our slow cookers by the name of my favorite brand which is the Crock Pot.)
What do I mean by “no processed” meals?
No processed meals means that nothing in any of the these recipes calls pre-packed items like Italian Dressing, canned cream of mushroom soup, a package of onion soup mix, Velveeta (bless Velveeta’s heart), etc., and that’s a good thing!
You WILL find ingredients for these Crock Pot recipes like soy sauce, ketchup, canned beans, taco seasoning and mustard because there are clean versions of all these products that are minimally processed (for most folks) or are VERY easy to make your own clean version at home. When a recipe calls for “taco seasoning”, I automatically make a sub in my head for the homemade version.
Also, please note…there is a difference between “processed” and “prepared”!
When I say “processed” in this context, I mean foods with ingredients I cannot pronounce: Velveeta, stuffing mix, Hamburger Helper. Prepared foods such as “canned beans,” “canned tomatoes,” or “ketchup” are easily made yourself or found at the grocery store with no added ingredients. A can of beans from the grocery store usually includes: beans, salt and that’s it. So, don’t be sending me hate mail about “You big fat liar! Canned tomatoes are processed food!” Yeah I know, but technically, so is anything you cook in your home because cooking is PROCESSING. Just so we’re clear. 🙂 **Comments on this post have been disabled because of nastiness – ain’t nobody got time for that.**
Mostly these Crock Pot recipes call for good, wholesome ingredients like meat, vegetables, broth and seasonings. And the results are meals so delicious that they make you wanna slap yo mama (if you’re not from the south, please know that’s a good thing).
Some of these recipes are mine and some are from other bloggers. I hope you enjoy the list, and that it’s a good resource for you. And if you like this post, you’ll likely enjoy my post of 100 Crock Pot Dessert Recipes and 100 Days of Meal Plans Whole Foods Style as well.
And while I’m thinking of what you might like, I’d bet you’d enjoy my books: Keep Crockin’: A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook and Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook – both are available in print or as eBooks. 😉 Shameless book plug. Okay…ON TO THE RECIPES!
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- Southwest Chicken Soup
- Mark’s Homemade Chili
- Chicken Tortilla Soup
- Curried Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup
- Turkey Sausage and Red Bean Stew
- Chicken Noodle Soup
- Cheeseburger Soup
- Crock Pot Cincinnati Chili
- Lentil Vegetable Soup
- Mexican Chicken Chili
- Moroccan Chicken Stew
- Vegetable Beef Soup
- Winter Sausage Soup
- French Lentil and Brown Rice Soup
- Tomato Soup
- Texas Calico Chili
- Erinn’s Chili
- Venison Chili
- Taco Soup
- Tuscan Kale and White Bean Soup
- Chicken Posole Stew
- Cheaters BBQ
- Sloppy Joes
- Crock Pot Barbecue Beef Brisket
- Greek Chicken Pitas
- Barbecue Pulled Chicken
- Tex Mex Beef Wraps
- Chicken and Quinoa
- Greek Chicken
- Balsamic Chicken with Olives
- Hawaiian Chicken
- Hodgepodge Chicken
- Lentil Rice Casserole
- Barbecue Chicken
- Chicken Adobo
- 5 Spice Chicken
- Crock Pot Chicken and Whole Wheat Dumplings
- Creamy Italian Chicken and Rice
- Curry Chicken
- Spice Rub Chicken
- Ugly Chicken Dinner
- Whole Baked Chicken
- Autumn Herbed Chicken
- Chicken Cacciatore
- Chicken Fajitas
- Easy Chicken on a Bed of Root Vegetables
- Chicken Mole
- Honey Glazed Chicken Thighs
- Mini Turkey Meatballs
- Parmesan Chicken
- Chicken Cordon Bleu
- Easy Pepper Steak
- Mongolian Beef
- Round Steak
- Chipotle Beef Tacos
- Beef Fajitas
- Greek Beef Roast
- Crock Pot Cajun Roast
- Stuffed Peppers
- Crock Pot MaMa’s Cube Steak
- Ginger Beef
- Mexican Stew Meat
- Beef and Bacon Hash
- Spaghetti Sauce
- Crock Pot Spicy Hamburger Goulash
- Taco Meat
- Easy Crockpot Carnitas
- Cranberry Apple Stuffed Pork Loin
- Easy Crock Pot Ribs
- Pasta with Pork Ragu
- Parmesan Honey Pork Roast
- Mexican Pork Roast
- Pork Roast with Apples and Sweet Potatoes
- Smothered Pork Chops with Onion and Bacon
- Sweet Balsamic Glazed Pork Loin
- Salt Crusted Pork Roast
- Ham Roast
- Ham with Green Beans and Potatoes
- Bacon Cheese Quiche
- Bacon Wrapped Pork Loin
- Sweet and Spicy Pork Picadillo
- Lamb Curry
- Seafood Paella
- Crock Pot Beans and Rice
- Garlic Basil Pasta Sauce
- Overnight Chicken Stock
- Garden Marinara
- Hoppin’ John
- Venison Roast
- Pizza Sauce
- Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes
- Pumpkin and Coconut Black Beans and Rice
- Southwest Bean Medley
- Potato Breakfast
- Macaroni and Cheese
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Guest post by Angela Coffman, The Grocery Shrink
A slow cooker cooks while you do other things, does it without heating up your kitchen; and tenderizes the toughest cuts of meats. I <3 my slow cooker.
6 Tips for Using a Slow Cooker
1. Use a Christmas Tree timer to turn your crock on when you want to. This especially useful for breakfast recipes that cook for less than 8 hours. Use wisdom when dealing with raw meats to avoid bacteria growth. [Read more…]
Today we have our second installment of Cooking Through Stacy’s Stash. I’m tackling muffins today. Why? Because muffins are just delicious. And why should you have to give up muffins just because you want to eat healthy? Well, you shouldn’t.
I agree with Bill Cosby – muffins are just a way to eat cake for breakfast without feeling guilty. Amen brother, amen.
It’s easy to healthify your muffins (ps – healthify is NOT a word. Bummer.). Today I’ll show you how and give you a fabulous recipe to boot. It’s your lucky day. I hope you have butter on hand. And if you don’t…well, you need an intervention. [Read more…]
I hate making pie crust. I hate rolling it out and keeping it from sticking…and I hate trying to get it rolled even and trying to make it into a circle. I just hate all that. Blech. If I come across a recipe that calls for TWO pie crusts, I just skip it. If that makes me lazy…well, then so be it. 🙂
But this pie crust, I make it ALL. THE. TIME. It’s so easy. I’ve been making it for almost 10 years now. It’s my go-to recipe for a single-crust pie. You just mix it up, pat it in the pie dish, and you’re all set. It’s a pie-crust miracle. Thank you, Betty Crocker! [Read more…]
Something about the holidays makes me want cider. Something about the holidays makes me want to sing carols. Something about the holidays makes me want to eat sausage balls. Something about the holidays makes my hips spread out and fill up my pants. Dang those holidays.
Holidays = good time for yoga pants. Amen.
I like having hot drinks when I have a party – and cider is one of the drinks I enjoy serving at my parties. I haven’t really had a party in years. It’s because you have to be non-sleep deprived to have a party. I read that somewhere. [Read more…]
Most of the time, I don’t want you to mess with my coffee. I want it hot. And black. Don’t put anything weirdo in it.
You won’t find me at Starbucks ordering a tall mochachino latte double frapp decaf vanilla flave. Huh? What is that mess anyway? IT’S NOT COFFEE. You’ll find me in line at McDonald’s ordering a large coffee for $1. Yea, I like McDonald’s coffee – so shoot me.
But this latte, this is different…it’s like dessert, but liquid. Liquid dessert. It flows down your throat like a dream. You’ll close your eyes and savor each sip. It’s THAT good. [Read more…]
Okay, so please tell me I’m not the only person in the world who cannot eat a parfait, or even say the word parfait, without quoting the Shrek movie…I’m not, right? “Ain’t nobody ever said they didn’t want no parfait…”
Anyway, I love breakfast food. It’s my favorite meal of the day – evident by my 132+ breakfast pins. Sure, lunch and dinner are cool – but breakfast is where it’s AT. There’s just something about seeing a picture of Banana Stuffed French Toast or Peanut Butter and Jelly Breakfast Rolls that makes my heart go pitter-pat. [Read more…]
I love granola. I do not, however, love hugging trees. I like to look at them and have them in my yard, but I don’t enjoy wrapping my arms around them. They’re pokey. So, the moral of the story is…you can love granola without hugging a tree. Amen.
If you love granola, you have to love granola bars. It’s just the natural progression of things. It makes sense. If you love pumpkin AND you love granola bars then it also makes sense that you would love pumpkin granola bars. See how it works? If you love pumpkin and you love fried pickles, chances are you would love pumpkin fried pickles. No, wait – that does not work. Just cancel out my entire train of logical thinking. [Read more…]