Crock Pot Blueberry and Pluot (Plumcot) Crisp

Hello out there! I’m baaaack! We had a fantastic two weeks in Ireland. It was gorgeous and I wish we could have stayed forever. Super glad we drove – we covered a good portion of the entire country including Northern Ireland. Food was way better than anticipated – from smoked …

Crock Pot Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

Hello out there! Although it’s nearly summer, we had a couple of cold fronts come through recently prompting me to try one more oatmeal before fall. For the past couple months, I have had continual cravings for apple things. It was starting to get a little ridiculous. Craving symptoms: I …

Crock Pot Black Bean & Pumpkin Chili

Hello out there! Happy 2015 to you all! One of my goals for the year is to do at least 1 post per month. This may not sound like much, but I didn’t even do that well last year. Oops. I’m pretty confident 2015 will be a less hectic year …

Crock Pot Pumpkin Oatmeal

Hello out there! Happy fall! The fall colors have peaked in La Crosse and it’s been super fun admiring the trees around town. It’s also been wonderful cooking with fall vegetables. Being true to my white, middle class roots, I love pumpkin everything. While John Oliver has many compelling points …

Crock Pot Butternut Squash Soup

Hello out there! Now that I’ve emerged from my House of Cards Season 2 binge, I’ve got another really good recipe for you this evening. I adapted this one from a Betty Crocker recipe for a dutch oven. I wasn’t sure how it’d go, but it turned out really well! …

Crock Pot Pumpkin Bread

Hello everyone! It’s been really strange weather in Chicago this week… so much so that it feels like fall. I got a strong craving for pumpkin bread so I decided to take my mom’s traditional recipe and try it in the Crock Pot. It worked out super well! Here is …

Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

Hey everyone! It’s been a hectic few weeks so I’m behind on cooking and, therefore, posting. I made this particular dish a few weeks ago when my friend Jan sent me the recipe. I had tried a different version of this dish before and it flopped hard core. I just …

Orange Apricot Pork Chops

I ended last week on a high note with this crock pot creation that I cooked overnight.  I was super pleased with the results – the apricot/orange/cinnamon combo really balances out the pork chops well.  It’s a pretty basic recipe and makes about four servings. Orange Apricot Pork Chop Ingredients: …