Cranberry Sauce – No Sugar Added

Ready for Snackin'

Over the years, I’ve served a variety of cranberry sauces to the Thanksgiving revelers. Gourmet, homemade, zesty, spicy… name it. Invariably, more than one person will ask, “Isn’t there any can shaped stuff?” Gross. Ok, well, there was a time when I enjoyed the can shaped stuff myself. Maybe that’s because it has a whopping […]

Slow Cooked Curry Chicken

My husband's dinner is smiling at you.

Just a quick drive-by to share one of the easiest recipes I have in my recipe cache.  This is truly one of my “go to” recipes, and it is very tasty for being so simple. Ingredients 6 boneless skinless chicken thighs 2/3 c Miracle Whip Light 1 (10 3/4 oz) can Healthy Request Cream of […]

Chunky Sweet Crock Chili

Columbus sailed the ocean blue looking for a collection of spices like this!

BEEF, BEER, COFFEE, and CHOCOLATE.  These are a few of my favorite things! So… I had beef that needed to be used, a hankering for chili, and a husband who doesn’t like beans.  Slamming together a crock of chunky beef chili was the natural course of action.  It was another excellent Sunday football alternative to […]

Slow Cooked Thanksgiving

Prepped for the pot.

This year, it will be just my husband and me at home on Thanksgiving.  I love tradition, and I have every intention of making it a festive day full of turkey, belching, and football.  However, since we have a more formal Thanksgiving dinner planned for early December, I don’t want to do the entire routine […]

Autumn Gold Pumpkin Butter No Sugar Added

All you need is a slow cooker!

What could be better than a spoonful of creamy pumpkin butter sprinkled with chopped pecans?  The answer is, slow cooked pumpkin butter with no sugar added. Once again, my slow cooker brings me great joy.  I usually make pumpkin butter in a pan on the stove.  This year I decided to give the slow cooker […]

Easy Ham and Navy Bean Soup

WTH?! That looks like a kidney stone, but these aren't kidney beans!

This was so easy and had an awesome touch of sweetness to it that I’m not used to in bean soup. I think it was choosing a honey ham and using baby carrots that made the difference. The liquid smoke was also a nice touch.  Throwing something in the slow cooker and forgetting about it […]

Slow Cooker Pizza

I adore my Crock-Pot slow cookers.  It doesn’t get any easier than leaving good ingredients to simmer all day for a warm and yummy ready-to-eat treat in the evening.  As I love pizza, but typically avoid bread and pasta, this is a wonderful compromise. Ingredients 1 & 1/2 lbs lean ground turkey, browned and drained 1 […]