Crock Pot Recipes, Side Dish Recipes

Crock Pot Skinny Mashed Potatoes

  I realize it's been been some time since my last post.  I apologize for all the grief and anxiety that you've no doubt been suffering from due to this absence.  So, accept my apology, dry your tears, and let's get goin' again.  Game on! I'm reminded of a wise passage I once read on… Continue reading Crock Pot Skinny Mashed Potatoes

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Crock Pot Recipes, Main Course Recipes, Sandwiches

Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sliders with Classic Buttermilk Coleslaw

  With August approaching and temperatures rising, I'm getting use out of my crock pot.  Sound like a strange concept? Allow me to explain. The galley kitchen in my apartment heats up quickly when I'm using the oven.  My solution to this issue is simple. Get porky perfection simmering away on the counter top!  This… Continue reading Crock Pot Pulled Pork Sliders with Classic Buttermilk Coleslaw

Crock Pot Recipes, Main Course Recipes

Lubia: Lebanese Stewed Beef, Tomatoes, and Green Beans

  My dear grandmother just turned 95 years old.  A trip to Florida was in order! I love listening to my grandma's stories.  Especially when they involve family history and traditions.  My grandma learned to cook from her Lebanese mother-in-law.  After my grandparents wedding, a crash course in Lebanese cooking quickly ensued.  Lubia was grandpa's favorite… Continue reading Lubia: Lebanese Stewed Beef, Tomatoes, and Green Beans

Crock Pot Recipes, Sauces, Marinades, and Dressings

Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce

  Cooking in the crock pot is ten times better than any potpourri you could ever use.  With that in mind, nothing beats filling your home with the aroma of apples, sugar, and warm fall spices.  Once you make homemade applesauce, you will never go back to the store-bought stuff.  I'm hooked. This recipe is… Continue reading Crock Pot Cinnamon Applesauce

Crock Pot Recipes, Pasta Recipes, Sauces, Marinades, and Dressings

Crock Pot Bolognese Sauce

  This is easy. This is delicious. This feeds everyone. This is Italian, and I love it. Bolognese is a meat based sauce ("ragu") originating from Bologna, Italy.  It's a complex and slow cooking sauce.  My variation is made up of pancetta, a mixture of ground beef/veal/pork, onion, celery, carrots, dry red wine, crushed tomatoes,… Continue reading Crock Pot Bolognese Sauce

Appetizers, Crock Pot Recipes

Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Sliders

  This past weekend, both Saturday and Sunday provided perfect air and water show weather.  So we put our entertaining hats on, hit the rooftop, and took advantage.  It was indeed a success. I wanted to make something delicious for my guests that didn't require much work on my part. These sliders fit both those… Continue reading Crock Pot Chicken Caesar Sliders