The Perfect Slow Cooker Pot Roast

The Perfect Pot Roast

Another easy and delicious slow cooker recipe for you – the perfect slow cooker pot roast.There is something about pot roast that just SCREAMS comfort food to me.  It doesn’t just say it, it screams it!  Growing up there was always some kind of roast on Sunday.  Sunday was a special day and it was the day we had roast.  It wasn’t necessarily pot roast but it was some kind of roast.  I shared my Sunday Pot Roast recipe here. You may have noticed that I called todays recipe “perfect”. [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Chile Verde

slow cooker chicken chili verde

Slow Cooker Chicken Chile  Verde is oh so easy and so delicious! So I am holding true to my promise of more slow cooker recipes for the new year!  This is the second one. I wish I could say I had kept all of my goals for this year for two weeks already! If you missed the first slow cooker recipe of the year be sure and check out these amazing slow cooker Balsamic Short Ribs I posted last week.  Just a hint,  they are delicious served with the Roasted [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Balsamic Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Short Ribs

These slow cooker balsamic short ribs are so tender and delicious but the best part is they are easy! One of my New Year’s goals is to use my slow cooker more, at least once a week.  So guess what that means?  You’ll be seeing lots more slow cooker recipes here on the blog.  Hope that’s o.k.  If the pageviews on my 30+ easy, delicious family friend slow cooker meals is any indication how you feel about slow cooker meals, I think  I’m o.k.!  That post brought in more traffic to my [Continue Reading…]

30+ Easy, Delicious, Family Friendly, Slow Cooker Meals

slow cooker meals

Enjoy over 30 easy, delicious, family friendly slow cooker meals.  There is something for everyone! One of my goals for 2015 is to be better about meal planning and to use my slow cooker more.  I love using my slow cooker.  There is nothing better than coming home from a busy, crazy day and walking into the house and smelling dinner cooking away in the slow cooker!  All I have to do is dish it up!  Every time I use my slow cooker my first thoughts are, “why don’t I [Continue Reading…]

Cinnamon Sugar Almonds


Ashley of Wishes and Dishes joins us today with a fun and yummy treat  you can make in the slow cooker!   Be sure to visit her blog to enter the Blendetec Giveaway and then check out what Mique and Cindy are sharing as part of the Craft and Sew! Hello to all of you lovely Your Homebased Mom readers! My name is Ashley and I blog over at Wishes and Dishes. The main focus on my blog is cooking and baking no-fuss dishes that are tasty, yet not time-consuming. Therefore, most of [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Chipotle Copycat Barbacoa Beef

slow cooker barbacoa beef

Fall is here and I’m breaking out the slow cooker! There is nothing better than arriving home on a cool, rainy afternoon and smelling dinner cooking away in the slow cooker.   I love that smell anytime of year but especially in the fall.  Makes me all warm and cozy. Today’s recipe is a copycat recipe for one of my favorite fast food places – Chipotle. I am not much of a fast food kind of girl  but when I am running around and need lunch now, Chipotle will always [Continue Reading…]

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 Corned Beef

slow cooker corned beef

I know a lot of people have a green dinner to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.  I like green food but I don’t like food that is green that is not suppose to be green (i.e., eggs, potatoes, pancakes etc.)  So instead of celebrating with a “green dinner” I’d rather celebrate with a little more traditional cuisine.  Corned Beef seems to be a favorite choice.  Now I have been to Ireland and must admit I never was served or ate corned beef while I was there. I’m thinking we here in [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Pork Chili Verde

Slow Cooker Chile Verde

Because until a few months ago all of our children were living in Utah we have made a lot of trips to Utah over the last 10-12 years.  To Provo, Utah specifically.  One of our favorite activities to do while there is go out to eat.  For years our favorite place to go was Los Hermanos.  A local Mexican restaurant that is also a local favorite.  There is always a line and a wait at Los Hermanos. Now that Provo’s restaurant scene has grown and improved we don’t go to [Continue Reading…]