Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

Rich, creamy and satisfying.

Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup

6 med. potatoes, diced
3 carrots, sliced
3 stalks celery, chopped
1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
6 scallions, diced
6 c. water
4 chicken bouillon cubes
Parsley flakes
1 small can (5.8oz) evaporated milk
1 c. shredded chededar cheese

Put everything into the crockpot except cheese and milk. One hour before being done, add cheese and evaporated milk.

Monday, April 24, 2006

Cook Book Reviews

Fix It and Forget It Lightly by Phyllis Pellman Good

Cook Book Review: Fix It And Forget It Lightly

Fix It And Forget It Lightly by Phyllis Pellman Good is one of my absolute favorite crock pot cookbooks. It is loaded with simple recipes that are not only tasty but good for you as well. It is categorized into sections such as "Chicken Main Dishes", "Beef Main Dishes", "Vegetables", and "Desserts". This cookbook is great because it tells you the ideal size cooker for each recipe as well as offering tips and hints throughout the book. A must have for any crock pot enthusiast.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Product Review: McCormick Slow Cookers Hearty Beef Stew

I usually make my beef stew in the crock pot like this, but tonight we tried the McCormick Slow Cookers Hearty Beef Stew. Although this product was very flavorful, I found it much too spicy for my kids. It actually reminded me of Peppered Beef Jerkey. If you like it spicy give it a try, but if you are feeding your whole family you might want to pass this one up.

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Crock Pot London Broil

Savory, tender and oh so good!

Crock Pot Lodon Broil

1 London Broil
1 can of diced tomatoes with bell peppers
1 pack of Lipton Onion Soup Mix
4-6 large potatoes cut in quarters
1 16 oz bag of baby carrots
1 onion, sliced
1-1 1/2 cups water
1/4 cup worchester sauce

Pour water, worchester sauce and onion soup mix in crock pot. Place potatoes, carrots and onions in crockpot, place meat on top then pour the can of tomatoes on top. Cook on Low for 8 - 10 hours.

Monday, April 17, 2006

Crock Pot Breakfast

Breakfast ready and waiting in the morning!

Crockpot Breakfast

12 eggs
1 (32 ounce) bag frozen hash brown potatoes
1 lb bacon, cut into small pieces -cooked and drained
1/2 cup onions, diced
3/4 lb shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
salt and pepper

Layer the ingredients in your crockpot in this order:
1/2 of the potatoes- on the bottom. 1/2 of the bacon. 1/2 of the onions. 1/2 of the cheese. potatoes. bacon. onions. cheese. Beat the eggs, milk, mustard, salt and pepper together. Pour this over the whole mixture. Cook on low overnight.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

Outdoor flavor straight from the crock pot.

Crock Pot BBQ Ribs

3 lbs. pork ribs
Seasoned salt and pepper
1 onion, sliced
1 (16 oz.) bottle barbeque sauce

Sprinkle ribs with salt and pepper. Place ribs in broiler pan under broiler for 15 minutes to brown and remove excess fat. Put sliced onion in crock pot. Slice ribs into serving pieces and put in crock pot. Pour in barbeque sauce. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours or on high 4-5 hours.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Crockpot Almond Chicken

Flavorful and delicious!

Crockpot Almond Chicken

1 can (14 ozs) chicken broth
1 slice bacon, diced
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 - 1 pound boned chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups diagonally sliced celery
1 small onion, sliced
1 can (4 ozs) sliced mushrooms, drained
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
cooked rice
2/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Pour chicken broth into crockpot. Cover and turn crockpot to High while browning meats and vegetables.

In skillet, heat bacon and butter; add chicken pieces and brown quickly on all sides. With slotted spoon, remove browned chicken to crockpot. Quickly sauté celery, onion and mushrooms in skillet until just slightly limp.

Add contents of skillet to crockpot with soy sauce and salt; stir well. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 3 to 4 hours.

Serve over hot rice and garnish with toasted almonds. Serves 4.

Friday, April 14, 2006

Crock Pot Oatmeal

Wake up to breakfast ready and waiting!

Crock Pot Oatmeal

2 cups milk
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
1/2 cup chopped apple
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Grease the inside of crockpot. Put ingredients into crockpot and mix well. Cover. Just before going to bed, turn on the crockpot low. It will be ready to eat in the morning.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

Crock Pot Italian Beef

Great for Italian Beef Sandwiches!

Crock Pot Italian Beef

3 - 5 lbs. beef roast

1 pkg. Italian Dressing mix

1 c. beef broth

2 t. Italian seasonings

1 roasted red bell pepper, sliced thin

salt and pepper to taste

sliced pepperocini peppers (optional)

Mix together beef broth, dressing mix and Italian seasonings. Pour over beef roast in the crockpot. Season with salt and pepper. Add roated bell peppers. Add pepperoncini peppers if desired. Cook on Low heat for 8 hours. Serve on rolls with sliced provolone cheese and lettuce and tomato if desired.