Posts Tagged ‘crock pot recipes’

Crock-pot Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Friday, November 25th, 2011 by by

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Tonight, I promise you easy… easy like a sunshiney day easy.
(You know… I’ve never really understood that phrase… but I digress…)

Crock-Pot Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup
serves: um… at least 6, lol
cook time: 6 hours total


4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup
2 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth 1 Can Mixed Veggies
Noodles (amount/type of your choosing) 1 1/2 Cups Water
2 Tbsp Thyme 1 Tbsp Parsley



Recipe: Crock Pot Pork Chops

Friday, March 18th, 2011 by by

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What you need:

2 butterfly pork chops 2 cans golden mushroom soup
1 can sliced potatoes 1 tbsp flour
1 cup water 1 tbsp cooking oil

1. Heat your oil in a skillet on medium heat. While oil heats separate the halves of the butterfly pork chops, sprinkle with pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

2. Brown both sides of your pork chops until they are golden (insides will not be cooked). The time it takes to do this will depend on the size of the pork chops. Remove pan from heat, but don’t mess with it after that!!

3. Cut the pork chops into smaller pieces (I cut each into 6 pieces, you can do more or less depending on the size you want the meat to be), then place them in the crock pot.

4. Whisk your water and flour together until there are no clumps at all. Pour the water/flour into the pan you cooked the pork chops and turn the heat to medium again. Continue whisking until the bottom of the pan feels clear. Add the two cans of soup and whisk until mixed. Heat to boiling.

5. Pour all of the stuff in the pan into the crock pot with the pork; stir until it covers all the meat.

6. About 30 minutes before you are ready to eat, add the potatoes and stir until they are coated.

You can cook it on low for all day, or high for about 4 hours. I cooked it on high for 2 hours and then on low for another 3.


Virgie’s Vegetable Beef Soup

Monday, October 11th, 2010 by by

My grandma Virgie was such a good cook. I miss her so much, and I miss her cooking, too! My favorite thing she made was fried cornbread. I’ve tried to replicate that over the years, but I can never make it taste like hers. My mom has been making this vegetable beef soup for years, but I have never made it myself. I didn’t really make it exactly how my mom makes it, or like Grandma did, but it was pretty close. I’m gonna share it with you. Aren’t you special?! I made mine in a crock pot, but the stove works just as well and is probably quicker, but I just love my crock pot so much!

4-6 medium potatoes, diced. You can use any type that your family likes. I used small white potatoes and kept the skin on.
1 large can of tomato soup
1-2 lbs of ground beef
1 bag of frozen vegetables (I used mixed veggies, with peas, green beans, corn and diced carrots, but you can use whatever floats your boat). (more…)

Crock Pot Recipe: Perfect Pork Roast

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 by by

This recipe comes courtesy of my BFF, Laura, whose wonderful recipe I managed to screw up. Therefore…I will be showing you what I did but giving you her original recipe (because I’ve had hers and it’s just to yummy to ruin with random beef stock and plain white vinegar…even though I heartily enjoyed my poor man/wino version)

First you want a magnificant plain bone in pork roast.

At least that’s what Laura’s recipe says. But my grocery store did not have a bone in roast. Apparantly people these days don’t understand that BONES=FLAVORICIOUS. So they’d rather not deal with the hassle of having the bone in the meat.
So I bought a boneless pork roast.

Rub the meat liberally with fresh thyme



Crock Pot Recipe – Crock Pot Chili

Monday, March 29th, 2010 by by

Mommy, what are you going to cook today? Mommy, can I help? Mommy, I just need to bring my chair over. Mommy, that’s my job!

Yep, all Eric wants to do these days is cook. So, we cook. Have I mentioned that my son is going to turn into the next Alton Brown at this rate? I don’t mind though, I think it’s awesome…at least until I include him on something like making french toast and he refuses to eat it afterward because he says he doesn’t like eggs. That one kind of backfired!

I got a Taste of Home cookbook for my birthday – Comfort Foods on a diet. It is fabulous, a great look at how to take existing recipes and make them healthier, portion sizes, and some absolutely delicious recipes you’d never know were good for you! When I saw the chicken chili in the crock pot, I knew we had to give it a try, and Eric was right there with me. (I’ll list out the ingredients at the bottom if anyone wants to make it too!)

My impatient son bounced by my side while I diced up (more…)

Crock Pot Recipe- Crock Pot Cake

Thursday, March 18th, 2010 by by

March seems to be “the” month for birthdays. I can think of five birthdays just in my immediate family (including both mine and Daryl’s) that are in March. With so many birthdays that are so close together, the traditional cake can get b-o-r-i-n-g. Here’s a delicious and fun way to make a different kind of cake. Kids love to scoop out their serving, and did I mention how incredibly easy it is?

1 box chocolate cake mix
8 oz sour cream
1 pkg instant chocolate pudding
1 cup chocolate chips
4 eggs
3/4 cup oil
1 cup water

Mix all ingredients directly in the crockpot. Cover with the lid (more…)

Crock Pot Recipe – Crock Pot Beans

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 by by

So it’s rainy and dreary and I feel unmotivated….what’s the least amount of effort I can put into dinner?

Crockpot beans!

This would go great with cornbread but I wasn’t feeling like anymore work. Oh except for that coconut custard pie I whipped up (more…)


Crock Pot Recipe – Beef Stroganoff

Monday, March 15th, 2010 by by

I love my slow cooker….set it and forget it. Easy as pie! My hubby loves beef stroganoff so I make it about once a month. I’m also all about easy!! I have 3 kids and a very busy life, so if I can find an easy recipe, I’m a happy girl!!! I’ve been a fan of McCormick’s recipes for years. They have the fastest, easiest, tastiest beef stroganoff recipe there is. I’ve taken it and added a few things to it to make it a little better. But this is what you’ll need….

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 package (8 ounces) mushrooms, halved or sliced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion (more…)

Crock Pot Recipe – Super Easy Fool Proof Ribs

Wednesday, March 10th, 2010 by by

One of the biggest downsides to living in Northern Ohio is the extremely long winters. Given that Daryl’s birthday is in early March, and one of his favorite foods is ribs, it’s pretty difficult to deliver full satisfaction for that special birthday dinner (as ribs are most often the best prepared on the grill.) I’ve tried making ribs in the broiler before, and sometimes they turn out nice but other times not so nice.

A couple of years ago, I stumbled across this wonderful recipe, that results in delicious juicy and tender ribs every time. I’ve never had a dry piece of meat come out of this recipe! Some would complain that it “isn’t the same” as ribs on the grill, but the slow cook method really deserves a category all on it’s own. The flavor is completely different than you would get from the grill or the broiler. And when you’re still looking at months of winter, the grill seems awfully distant. Daryl’s birthday was this week, and he asked me to make this for his dinner. I was all for this, because truth be told, it’s (more…)

Crock Pot Recipe – Crock Pot Ham Barbeques

Thursday, March 4th, 2010 by by

This is a super easy sandwich recipe that you make in the crock pot and tastes sooo yummy. I used to think that this is what a “sloppy joe” was until J came along and (more…)