• Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

    Corned beef and cabbage is a quintessential St. Patrick’s Day meal, but I’d argue it can be enjoyed any time of the year! Yum! Despite only making corned beef and cabbage once a year (and sometimes never), it’s easily one of my favorite meals. Seriously. Tender, fall apart meat. Silky soft potatoes, carrots, and cabbage that blend together like magic (especially when slathered with topped with a little butter). And the leftovers. Mmm… This recipe starts out in the slow cooker, which I love because it’s so easy and makes the meat super tender (I need to play around with converting it to my Instant Pot, though … that would be even…

  • How to start a slow cooker beef roast from frozen. Dinner can't get any easier!

    Starting a Slow Cooker Beef Roast Frozen

    For many Christmases my in-laws gave us an eighth of a cow, which enabled us to stock our basement freezer chest with meat for most of the year. Score! I love practical gifts. The ground beef and steaks are easy to use on a whim, only taking a  little while to thaw. But for the life of me, I can never remember to thaw a whole roast in the right time-frame to eat it. Finding myself in this very predicament a few years ago, a friend of mine shared a frozen pot roast recipe that she uses. And yes, you read that right … it started with a frozen roast! That right…

  • shrimp and sausage jambalaya

    Shrimp & Sausage Jambalaya

    Always one for a good slow cooker recipe, but quick to get tired of chili, beef stew, or a roast, I wanted something different one holiday when I was hosting a family gathering. I stumbled upon a recipe for gumbo that led me to another recipe for jambalaya, which ended up morphing into my own recipe for jambalaya. Which is absolutely delicious, and super easy to throw together. *Smoked sausage is a good alternative, and requires even less prep since you don’t have to cook it before putting it in the slow cooker.

  • This slow cooker chili has a mouth-watering Texas twist!

    Slow Cooker Chili With a Texas Twist

    This slow cooker chili has a mouth-watering Texas twist! September is officially up and running, and now more than ever I’m starting to crave those comfort foods that depend on cooler weather: beef stew, apple pie, potato soup and—one of our fall favorites—chili. My chili recipe has taken several years to come together, and even still I make variations here and there depending on what my pantry’s stocked with. It’s pretty fail safe, especially since it cooks low and slow … almost anything cooked for endless hours on a low temperature in a slow cooker or a Dutch oven turns out wonderful. And, since the dawn of the Instant Pot, I can…