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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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Crock Pot Carnitas

This is probably my best crock pot or slow cooker recipe.  My husband asks me to make carnitas all the time.  Carnitas are absolutely delicious and I thought I would share this since Cinco de Mayo is coming up! Carnitas Ingredients 1 Pork shoulder butt roast 2-5 lbs bone in or boneless is fine half… Continue reading Crock Pot Carnitas

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Best BBQ Dinner

My husband and I love food and we have been craving barbecue.  I made my fantastic slow cooker rib recipe, all the fabulous details are here.  I also made savory mashed sweet potatoes and bean salad.  This is a fabulous and frugal meal.  The entire meal was just under $14 and we have lots of… Continue reading Best BBQ Dinner

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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