Slow Cooker Recipe Round-Up


With more of winter ahead, why not break out your slow cooker to whip up some delicious, easy, and cozy meals? Though a slow cooker recipe won’t yield the fastest meal you’ve had all week, they’re sure to save you some headache via simple preparation. I especially love the ones where you just toss everything into the slow cooker and turn it on, especially for weekdays. Given that I sometimes don’t even seem to have time to make toast, this is a selling point for me.

Here are some great slow cooker recipes from around the web (grouped by category):


Turkey Tomatillo + Pinto Bean Soup with Corn by Everyday Maven


Pulled Pork Sandwiches from Heaven by What’s for Dinner

Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions by Cooking in Stilettos

Crockpot Potato Soup by Feeding Big (has bacon in it)


Crock Pot Chicken Adobo with Sauteed Farm Fresh Veggies by Farm Fresh Feasts

White Chicken Chili by What’s for Dinner

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup {The Chic Life recipe}

Slow Cooker Chicken and Bean Soup by (cooking by the seat of our pants!)

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken Pasta by diethood


Slow Cooker Beef Bourguignon by Cooking in Stilettos

Slow Cooker Green Tomato Garlic Chili by Farm Fresh Feasts

Steak and Bean Chili by What’s for Dinner

Slow Cooker Beef and Three Bean Chili {The Chic Life recipe}

Slow Cooker Meatballs with Orange Marmalade {The Chic Life recipe}


Slow Cooker Lentil Soup by Everyday Maven

Creamy Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup by What’s for Dinner

Slow Cooker Chana Dal with Spinach Soup by Everyday Maven

Vegan Chili with Bulgar by What’s for Dinner

Note: photos used with permission by the respective blogger


Did you see something you like? Get your grocery list ready because one of these recipes would make a fantastic Sunday dinner! Let me know if try any out.

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Recent Weeknight Eats {Market Trout, Potato Soup, and Brinner}


I must admit, I do miss doing my “eats” posts from time to time. Though I have no plans to do a daily food diary, I’m thinking a post like the one from last weekend or this one (that you’re reading now) from time to time could be fun…maybe once a week? Thoughts?

I’m currently visiting my family for my mom’s birthday, and I have some photos from the weekend to share in a future post. Oh, and just a quick head’s up – I will be posting a recipe round-up with some slow-cooker recipes. Wouldn’t that be great for tomorrow? Get your grocery lists ready! But first, here are some eats from this past week:



Tuesday is the only night my favorite farmers market, Atherton Mills, is open late. So, I try to swing by there now and again when my schedule permits it. For this past week, I stopped in and picked up some steelhead trout (my new favorite fish) from Lucky Fish, cabbage, and sweet potatoes. I roasted the trout with a similar preparation as this salmon recipe (except at 400 and only about 15 minutes), and then I just micro-steamed the sweet potatoes and sautéed the cabbage with some salt, pepper, and a dash of Homestead seasoning. Can you believe I whipped this up in 20 minutes? Not only was it quick, it was the best meal of the week, too!



On Wednesday night, while I was at Zumba, hubby cooked this baked potato soup by Chocolate Moosey (one of the recipes from my recent 30 Minutes or Less round-up). He did a great job, and the soup was really tasty! We had this with some frozen peas for a quick vegetable.



On Thursday, hubby surprised me again. I called him on my way home from Zumba and asked him if I needed to pick up anything on my way home. His reply – “not if you don’t mind having waffles and eggs for dinner.” I thought brinner sounded pretty good, and waffles from the box seemed easy enough after a long day of work and working out. But oh, how I mis-judged hubby. When I got home, he had our waffle maker out on the counter and had looked up a from-scratch waffle recipe online! He said we didn’t have a vegetable, but I put some frozen spinach into an egg scramble (along with some cheese) and called it a day. We also had bacon and strawberries. And for the waffle topping? I wasn’t feeling maple syrup, but something better came to mind anyway – Nutella! Reminds me of France!

I do need to remember how easy breakfast for dinner can be! It’s definitely a good go-to for busy people…and breakfast fans, of course.


Oh, and here’s a random Bailey photo. Enjoy!

Brinner: yay or nay? if yay, what are your favorite brinner eats?

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