Five foods you should never cook in a crockpot


Crockpots can be a very welcome addition to your kitchen arsenal.  They can also produce mushy, unappetizing messes.  It all depends on what you put in them. Here are some foods you should never cook in a crockpot.  You can read the original article here.  Rice     Though it takes around 20 minutes to…

Making the most of your crockpot


Tell me what you think!  Share your crockpot tips! Ah, the humble crock pot.  It turns everyday ingredients into a magic brew of deliciousness.  Why slave over a hot stove when you don’t have to? I would like to share some tips that I have found useful, especially as they pertain to gluten and dairy…

#TBT retro recipe for crockpot chicken


  I still use this recipe at least once a month.  It will give you the most mouth watering, tender and tasty chicken you have ever eaten. When I was a little girl, every year on my birthday, my mother would ask me, “what do you want for your birthday dinner?”  And every year I…

Hungarian Beef Goulash


    Every once in awhile, we all need comfort food.  When I think about comfort food, I think about a nice warm bowl of stew or soup. I came across a recipe for Hungarian beef goulash awhile back that really fits the definition of comforting. It’s easy to make too-right in your crockpot.  You…

Rich man’s frug, poor man’s stew


  I am always looking for a quick, easy, crockpot recipe.  I found a recipe for “poor man’s stew” courtesy of The magical slow cooker website.  She got her inspiration for the recipe from The Princess Bride-this is the stew Fezzic fed Montoya to sober him up. As always, I put my own spin and modifications on this…