Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga

Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga

Today I’ve got another yummy slow cooker meal for you.  Bless my slow cooker.  My only regret about my slow cooker is that I didn’t use it more when my kids were young.  What was I thinking?  It really is a mom’s best friend when it comes to getting a yummy, hot meal on the table at night. Today we’re playing with some fun flavors.  This is a Mexican inspired dish and uses chipotle chile peppers in adobe sauce and cumin for lots of great flavor.  I love the smoky [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Greek Pork

Slow Cooker Greek Pork  with Yogurt Sauce

It may or may not surprise you to know that for the majority of my life I have been a  ”plain jane”  when it comes to eating.  I like cheese pizza, vanilla ice cream and ketchup only on my hamburger.  Since I entered the food blogging world though I have learned to expand my flavor palate.  I’ve had some fun lately branching out of my seasoning/flavor comfort zone and experimenting with some more international flavors. (At least more than Mexican and Italian!!)  I am a total Thai fan now with  [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwich

Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches

Ever since I was young my favorite hot sandwich has been a french dip.  As a kid I thought dipping my sandwich into that rich au jus as so fun!  I still do! Yum.  Today’s version is made in the slow cooker and the rosemary and thyme seasoning give it a nice rich flavor. The best part is – it’s easy.  I made this on Sunday.  Put it in the crock pot in the morning and by the time we were home from church (4:00)  it was ready to eat. [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Roast

Slow Cooker Parmesan Honey Pork Loin Roast

I’ve got another yummy slow cooker recipe for you today.  I love using my slow cooker any day of the week but my favorite day to use my slow cooker is on Sunday.  We go to church for three hours on Sunday so I love to put something in the slow cooker first thing in the morning and then when we get home and are ready to eat about 3:00 p.m.  dinner or linner (lunch and dinner) is ready!  Sunday is suppose to be a day of rest and using [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Soup

Beef & Barley Soup

Are you ready for fall?   I had to scrap ice off my windows twice this week.  I think that means fall is here with winter not close behind, ready or not! We enjoy soup year round at our house but especially in the fall and winter.  Nothing is quite as satisfying as getting a pot of  hearty soup going in the slow cooker in the morning, smelling it simmer all day and then enjoying a big bowl full for dinner! Today’s recipe for slow cooker beef and barley soup [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions @yourhomebasedmom.com

Several weeks ago I was able to spend a few days at The J.M. Smucker’s headquarters in Orville, Ohio.   I  learned lots about the company, met lots of fun bloggers and ate a lot of yummy food.  Tomorrow I’ll have a a full post all about my trip but today I wanted to share with you one of the recipes they shared with us in the Make Ahead Meals presentation we had. I think this may have been my favorite idea they shared with us!! The showed us how to [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Cuban Beef

Slow Cooker Cuban Shredded Beef Tacos

Me and my slow cooker or should that be my slow cooker and I have a thing going!  I’m in love. As I’ve mentioned before I was late to embrace the slow cooker but now that I have that baby has taken up permanent residency on my counter.  I’m cooking in it at least once or twice a week. We are big into food carts here in the Portland area and one of our favorite things to get at a food cart is a “street” taco.  Today’s recipe makes great [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings

Why is it that when the weather changes, the weather gets cooler and the furnace turns out that I start craving comfort food?  I’ve pulled out the flannel jammies and started drinking pumpkin steamers so it must be Fall and time for comfort food. If there is one food that screams COMFORT FOOD to me it is Chicken & Dumplings. We love it  at our house and I first shared a recipe for Chicken & Dumplings with you here. Today’s version is a little bit different and easier!  It is [Continue Reading...]

Easy Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

There is one word to describe today’s recipe: EASY! O.K., so may be there are two words – EASY and DELICIOUS! I have mentioned before that I was late to the game as far as crock pot cooking goes.  I own two of them and for years they sat on a shelf in the back of my closet, unused and lonely.  A year or so ago I decided to pull that baby out and start using it.  How I wish I had done it when I had young kids at [Continue Reading...]