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Crock-Pot Pesto Pork Chops

At the end of every month, money always seems to be a little tight and I try to make meals using what I have on hand.  This pesto pork chop recipe was created out of necessity and with the few items I had that I thought could go together.  I was a bit skeptical, but… Continue reading Crock-Pot Pesto Pork Chops

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Crock-Pot Southwestern Chicken Tacos

I love recipes where you can dump everything in the Crock-Pot, turn it on, and dinner is ready in a few hours!  My Southwestern Chicken Tacos is one of those fabulous recipes! Ingredients 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts (can be frozen) 1 can black beans drained and rinsed 1 can corn drained and rinsed 1… Continue reading Crock-Pot Southwestern Chicken Tacos

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Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

Serves: 4-6 adults Ingredients: 2-3 lbs of beef chuck roast 1 large can of red enchilada sauce, I used the Raley’s brand 1 whole jalapeño Directions: Trim any excess fat off of the chuck roast, if you don’t have time or the meat is frozen don’t worry – fat equals flavor!  Place the beef in… Continue reading Slow Cooker Beef Tacos

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Chico Style Corned Beef & Cabbage

Yes, I know St. Patrick’s Day was two days ago.  LIfe gets busy and crazy, so we celebrated our Irish heritage a few days late in my home.  This isn’t your regular corned beef and cabbage recipe…my not so secret anymore ingredient is Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.      I know most people only eat… Continue reading Chico Style Corned Beef & Cabbage

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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

Ingredients: 1-2 lbs lean ground beef or turkey (thawed) 1 bell pepper 1 yellow onion 4 cloves garlic 4 c fresh spinach or 1 box thawed frozen spinach 2 cans tomato sauce 1 can diced tomatoes 1 small can tomato paste 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp dried parsley 1 tsp ground black pepper Directions:… Continue reading Slow Cooker Spaghetti Bolognese

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Slow Cooker Sunday – Pot Roast

I wasn’t sure whether to call this recipe pot roast or stew, you be the judge.  Either way, this slow cooker pot roast recipe is absolutely fabulous – easy, fast, frugal, and delicious! Ingredients:  1 chuck roast (beef) 2-4 lbs 1 yellow onion chopped 1 bell pepper chopped 6 large mushrooms sliced 2 or more… Continue reading Slow Cooker Sunday – Pot Roast

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Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup

This is one of my absolute favorite and easiest slow cooker recipes. You can not go wrong making tortilla soup! It is also very healthy and can be made vegetarian. Ingredients: 3 cloves of garlic minced 1 yellow onion chopped 1 bell pepper chopped 1 whole jalapeño * optional 3 cans of chicken or vegetable… Continue reading Slow Cooker Tortilla Soup