Sometimes I wish the month of December had more hours in the day than the other 11 . I'm always looking for the easiest way to do...well everything, because there is just so little time to pack in all the things that need to get done before Christmas Day. That includes using my slow cooker for suppers, which allows me to get a little bit fancy but still make things easy and efficient when it comes to using my time. Adding garnishes like holiday nuts to a simple dish makes it festive and takes it up a notch for the Christmas season.
Entries in slow cooker (14)
With football season around the corner, you may be interested in Riunite’s Ultimate Chili Challenge, a nationwide chili cook-off culminating in a Grand Prize trip to the Super Bowl next year. Home cooks around the country are spicing up their recipes and popping open bottles to compete for the best chili creation and Lambrusco pairing.
To help me become a part of the Riunite Ultimate Chili Challenge, I was sent a few things to get my chili cooking started:
You can give your foods a flavorful punch with a simple, yet flavorful marinade using Holland House Cooking Wines. Veggies (especially eggplant, zucchini, asparagus and mushrooms) and meats soak up the flavor and it's as easy as letting them marinate and then tossing them on the grill!
I'm part of the eMeals blogger network and as a part of that I receive a subscription from them so that I can try out their service and when I like something I can share it with you! Last month eMeals launched a new Low Calorie Family Plan. It has all the benefits of eating under 500 calories with the flavors and tastes of your favorite foods.
Eating slim doesn't have to mean cutting out your favorite foods. With the eMeals Low Calorie plan, you can enjoy a varied meal plan with your favorite dishes, from pizzas and pastas to salads and steaks, all with less than 500 calories per serving.
My family and friends are posting pictures on Facebook of snow and and cold temps, and while it's just beginning to feel like Fall here (ha ha you all!), I know a lot of you are in the same boat (or maybe I should say the same igloo?!).
Well this is the season where our slow cookers get worked overtime, and we've got a delicious and easy recipe from eMeals to share with you:
Our daughter loves meatballs. It's one of her favorite foods to eat. Maybe because they're a "mini" food, I don't know but if meatballs are on the menu, she's a happy girl. Last May when her BFF graduated from high school, at her open house party there was a slow cooker full of meatballs. Amber was in heaven, as a matter of fact she was talking about those meatballs all summer (yeah, she needs some more extra curricular activities apparently).
In case you can't tell, I like the number 3. They say good things come in threes. I often feel like I'm being pulled in three different directons (hence, my blog name!). And of course my family is the perfect size for me, just the three of us.
So when I was told about an offer beginning today at our local Safeway affiliate store, Tom Thumb, for 'SAVE $3 when you buy ANY THREE (3) participating Hillshire Brands products' when using the rewards card...
Just before the year 2012 ended I shared about the eMeals Meal Planning site with you. I'm going to be honest with you I pooh-poohed the idea of meal planning prior to this. But seriously, it's one of the BEST things I've instituted in my homemaking since I started.
My three month trial ran out and I liked the service so much I was going to renew my subscription at my own cost, and then it was so nice that at Blissdom I met a contact from eMeals and they invited me to be a part of their blogger program.
What’s the secret to hosting a stress-free holiday gathering? A slow cooker.
Introducing “Holiday Slow Cooker,” a time-saving cookbook featuring easy and delicious recipes for a year of hassle-free celebrations.
It’s never been easier to craft perfect holiday dinners without breaking a sweat… like this Pork Loin with Wine Sauce for New Year’s Day (or even for 'any' day, like I made it!)
September is National Cholesterol Education Month, and high cholesterol can mean increased risk for heart disease. Those that are at risk for either or both, can lower their risk by making simple changes in their lifestyle.
One of those changes is to incorporate corn oil into your meals. Research shows that plant sterols, like the ones in corn oil, can significantly reduce the body's cholesterol absorption. It's also recommended that those at risk select choices that are low in sodium.
Hello, Slow-Cooker! Seriously, why have I NEVER thought to make a meal using both slow-cookers I own?! I haven’t as far as I recall ever used a cookbook so much since I first got it as I have Cheryl Moeller’s Creative Slow-Cooker Meals: Use Two Slow Cookers for Tasty and Easy Dinners.
My family doesn’t like ‘casseroles’ much, so I generally am still making a side dish in the oven or in the microwave if I’m making my meat dish in the slow-cooker. But not anymore!
I think I’ve mentioned before that my family is kind of picky when it comes to food. It’s because of this that I very rarely make a recipe as it’s lined out.
I’ve been stalking Pinterest lately because there are all sorts of recipes that have been pinned on there, that I’d never be able to find myself online. And maybe it’s because a lot of them come from ‘mom blogs’ and if I can’t use the recipes as written at least they’re fairly easy to modify to fit the tastes of my family.
I love using my slow cooker especially during the winter months. I can say after having used Fix-It and Forget-It Christmas Cookbook for a whole weeks worth of meals, that whether you're just starting to use a slow cooker, or are a veteran with this small appliance, you will find hundreds of new favorite dishes to make in it.
The book begins with tips for using your slow cooker. What to buy, learning it, maximizing its use, debunking the myths, safety and adapting recipes.
Good Books, the publisher who created the phenomenally successful series of Fix-It and Forget It cookbooks, introduces the first-ever kids' slow cooker cookbook. Fix-It and Forget-It Kids' Cookbook: 50 Favorite Recipes to Make in a Slow Cooker by Phyllis Pellman Good.
Each recipe in Fix-It and Forget-It Kids' Cookbook includes a full-color photo of the finished dish and gives clear step-by-step instructions. The book also includes a page on "Learning to Know Your Slow Cooker," a conversion chart, cooking abbreviations, safety tips, a glossary and a "My Cookbook Diary" section.