Slow Cooker Al Pastor Tacos

slow cooker al pastor tacos

These yummy al pastor tacos are full of amazing flavor and so easy because they are done in the slow cooker. This post is sponsored by Mom It Forward and Cans Get You Cooking.  All opinions are my own. I was living under a misconception. All these years I thought slow cooker cooking was only for the fall and winter.  Not for summer.  I was wrong.  I’m not sure where this idea came from but I firmly believed that you only cooked with your slow cooker in the cooler months. [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Cuban Tortas & Cookbook Giveaway

Slow Cooker Pork Torta

This article is sponsored by Dairy Good. The opinions and text are my own. One of my favorite bedtime reading genres is cookbooks!  I love crawling into bed with a new cookbook and some post it notes and paging through the book and marking all the recipes I want to try.   For me a cookbook not only must have good recipes but good photos and stories to go along with the recipes.  When I was given the opportunity to review a brand new cookbook, The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Korean Beef Lettuce Wraps

slow cooker korean beef lettuce wraps @yourhomebasedmom.com

Lettuce Wraps are a great option when you are trying to cut down on carbs or are eating gluten free. Happy Monday!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Jim and I made a trip to Seattle and went to a Mariner’s Game Friday  night.  My husband loves baseball and I basically go for the food.  Safeco Field where the Marnier’s play has some good places to eat.  Who can pass up those Rally fries when that garlic scent permeates the stadium and I always like Ivar’s fish & chips! [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Beef Curry

slow cooker beef curry

Add this slow cooker beef curry to your dinner rotation this week.  It is full of flavor and is delicious served with rice and or naan bread. I keep thinking I am going to put the slow cooker away and start using my grill more but I’ve got such a strong love affair going with that slow cooker that I’m having a hard time.  Even with the nicer weather we are having I am still loving using my slow cooker.  So this week you get another slow cooker recipe that [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops

These Slow Cooker Smothered Pork Chops are a man pleaser- perfect for Father’s Day or any day. Slow Cooker Monday is here!  I had an email several weeks ago asking me if I had a good slow cooker pork chop recipe on the blog.  I had to reply that  I didn’t but I probably should, so I set out to find a really good slow cooker pork chop recipe.  I think I found it.  I hope you’ll give it a try and let me know what you think. I used [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Shredded Chipotle Pork

Slow Cooker Shredded Chipotle Pork  - perfect for tacos, burritos and enchiladas

Happy Monday!  It’s gotten to be quite the tradition around here, sharing a slow cooker recipe on Mondays.  I think I will do a few more slow cooker recipes and then for the summer we may switch it up and do easy summer and grilling recipes.  What do you think? There are several things I really like about today’s recipe.  It has great flavor thanks to chipotle peppers and it is so versatile.  The pulled pork can be used so many different ways.  I like to just serve it over [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff is a  simple and delicious solution to dinner! I love starting the week off with a good slow cooker dinner idea!  If you need a little help and inspiration for what to feed the family this week, here it is.  I always said that I don’t mind cooking, in fact I rather enjoy it.  What I don’t enjoy is having to decide what to cook every single night.  When my kids were younger and living at home I use to make each of them come up with [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas

slow cooker chicken fajitas

These slow cooker chicken fajitas are sure to be a winner! Do you have a little bit of  March Madness happening at your house?  We sure do at our house even though or favorite team (Go BYU Cougars) is out of the running but the men in my family are finding plenty of other teams to cheer for.  At last count, my 8 year old niece had the winning bracket! Whether your team wins or loses though, I’ve been experimenting with some new recipes to share with you and today [Continue Reading…]

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Ginger Chicken

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Ginger Chicken

This month I got together with a group of bloggers to have a little fun and take the Mystery Basket Challenge.  We all contributed ideas to a list of ingredients and then we all made up a recipe using at least 3 of the ingredients on the list.  It’s kind of like that TV show “Chopped.”  Have you seen it? Here is the list of ingredients we had to work with: I am a big fan of chicken thighs so I knew that was one of my ingredients.  I wanted [Continue Reading…]