Slow cooker apple butter

Slow Cooker Easy Apple Butter

Made with no added sugar, this easy slow cooker apple butter recipe can be prepped in as little as 10 minutes and is scented with cinnamon and other warm fall spices. Apple butter is one of those secret weapons in the kitchen of a health-conscious home cook. Naturally sweet yet

Slow Cooker White Bean Chicken Chili

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili

This hearty, slow cooker white chicken chili combines chicken, white beans, green chilis and all of your favorite Mexican spices into a delicious, protein-packed dinner – perfect for busy weeknights. I love to have at least one slow cooker recipe on my meal plan for the week. Whether I have

Slow cooker italian pot roast

Best Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast comes together in minutes and will permeate your house with the aromas of rosemary, garlic and red wine while it cooks. Whenever I leave town, I like to stock the fridge with plenty of ready-to-eat meals that my husband or babysitter can quickly reheat. One of

Arroz con pollo slow cooker

Slow Cooker Arroz Con Pollo

Perfect for busy weeknights, transport your taste buds around the world with this easy, healthy, and delicious Slow Cooker Arroz Con Pollo. Slow cooker or Instant Pot dinners are my jam all year round, but I especially love using my slow cooker in the warmer months when it’s too hot to

Slow cooker healthy turkey chili

Slow Cooker Healthy Turkey Chili

Made with lean turkey, hearty beans, and smoky fire-roasted chilis, this Slow Cooker Healthy Turkey Chili recipe has great flavor, is easy to make, and is ideal for feeding a crowd! Whether I’m hosting a large group for a game night or just want something flavorful and filling to meal

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Slow Cooker Split Pea and Bacon Soup

Slow Cooker Split Pea and Bacon Soup is everything you expect from this classic dish made simply in advance. We all know what we should be eating: whole grains, lean proteins, leafy greens, so on and so forth. So what’s stopping us? Whether it’s time that gets in the way

Slow cooker chicken curry

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry

Warm curry flavors and coconut milk add flavor and moisture to lean chicken breasts to make this Slow Cooker Chicken Curry recipe a delicious one-pot dish. When it comes to preparing moist and delicious dishes using lean chicken breasts, I’ve learned that the slow cooker is your friend! By locking

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Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup

Perfect for busy weeknights, this Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup is bursting with flavor and packed with nutrients. Looking for a new slow cooker recipe? This slow cooker dish is naturally gluten-free, full of protein, and extremely satisfying. My Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Soup is actually a twist on one

Slow cooker vegetarian chili with butternut squash

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

A hearty and satisfying vegetarian chili full of smoky flavors and sweet butternut squash – perfect for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. Chili is one of my favorite go-to healthy meals because it is jam packed with flavor and nutrients. And my Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili is proof you don’t

Ham and bean soup

Slow Cooker Ham and Bean Soup

An easy slow cooker dinner recipe that uses leftover ham, this comforting and flavorful ham and bean soup is full of hearty vegetables and smoky aromas. Winter has taken its sweet time arriving this year in Michigan, not that I’m complaining! I don’t need it to be cold to enjoy

cranberry sauce in a bowl

Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce

Loaded with health benefits and requiring only five ingredients, this slow cooker cranberry sauce is the perfect make-ahead side dish for your table. We were never a big cranberry sauce family growing up and to be honest, after seeing images of the plum colored gel sliding out of a can and

Slow cooker BBQ pulled chicken

Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

Sweet, smoky, tangy, and slightly spicy – this Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken is made with chipotle peppers and juicy peaches. This slow cooked BBQ pulled chicken is one I have been making for years, especially towards the tail-end of summer when you can get perfect, fresh, ripe peaches. And

slow cooker shredded beef

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef

Busy day? Save time with this simple and easy-to-make slow cooker shredded beef recipe. Juicy and flavorful, you will love having this beef on hand all week long. When my life is busy, the slow cooker is my best friend. Slow cooker shredded beef tastes delicious on its own (my

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Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken

This Slow Cooker Indian Butter Chicken gets a healthy makeover in this quick and easy slow cooker recipe packed with warm spices like garam masala, cumin and fenugreek. Some of my favorite days are where dinner is prepped or cooking away in the slow cooker before lunch. There’s just something

slow cooker beef and eggplant

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Beef and Eggplant

A modern twist on Lebanese stuffed eggplant, this 5-ingredient slow cooker meal of eggplant and beef is slowly simmered in a warm, cinnamon-spiced tomato sauce. My Aunt Paula’s stuffed eggplant is one of my favorite Lebanese dishes of all time. We call it “Bitten Jen.” This is a humble yet satisfying dish.

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Slow Cooker Cochinita Pibil (Shredded Pork)

Cochinita pibil is an authentic Mexican recipe made with pork shoulder which is slowly cooked with citrus and achiote paste until tender and juicy. We suggest serving with warm corn tortillas. Taco night is a frequent occurrence in our house. Whether it’s shrimp tacos, fish tacos or steak tacos, my

Beef Barbacoa Tacos

Slow Cooker Barbacoa Beef

A weeknight slow cooker version of everyone’s favorite Mexican specialty, this beef barbacoa recipe is ideal for feeding a crowd! With kids back in school, many people working from home, and the holidays coming up, life can be a bit crazy. However, with everything going on we still have to

A Plate of Three Sandwiches with Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken

Slow Cooked BBQ Pulled Chicken

Slowly cooked in light beer until it’s fall-apart tender, this sweet and juicy Slow Cooked BBQ Pulled Chicken is incredibly versatile and perfect for an easy weeknight dinner option!  Shredded meat is one of my favorite short cuts in the kitchen. It takes less than 5 minutes to put together,

Slow Cooker Pork Teriyaki Recipe

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork

Pork shoulder is slowly cooked in a sweet and tangy Asian teriyaki sauce until fork-tender. Perfect for serving over rice, in a wrap, on salads, and more. With the business of everyday life as a mom, homeschooler, and business owner, I am always looking for time-saving tips in the kitchen.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

This slow cooker chicken tikka masala utilizes lean chicken breasts that are slowly cooked in a flavorful sauce. A lightened up version of the Indian dish. Why is Indian food so delicious? They say it is because of the lack of overlapping flavors. It has a mix of spices that

Slow Cooker Caldo de Pollo in a bowl

Slow Cooker Caldo de Pollo

Loaded with plenty of flavor and very easy to make, my Slow Cooker Caldo de Pollo is a quick, weekday version of the Mexican comfort food classic. One of my favorite Mexican dishes of all time is Caldo de Pollo which literally translates to “chicken broth.”  Filled with hearty vegetables,

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Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with Chickpeas

Indian-inspired slow cooker vegetable curry is satisfying and comforting, packed with protein, and full of flavor thanks to warm spices. Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with Chickpeas is the perfect hands-off recipe for a busy weeknight. Warm, comforting, and jam-packed with nutrients, it works well with just about any vegetables you

Healthy Slow Cooker Beef Chili 1

Easy Slow Cooker Beef Chili

Perfect for entertaining, this hearty and delicious beef chili has not only amazing flavor but is easy to make. The perfect set it and forget it recipe! If you are a regular reader of my blog or follow me on Instagram, chances are you’ve heard me confess a terrible secret:

tacos al pastor

Slow Cooker Tacos al Pastor

A Slow Cooker version of the Mexican classic, Tacos al Pastor is made with pork shoulder simmered in an aromatic mixture of pineapple, chiles, garlic, and spices. There are two things this busy mama relies on regularly now that school is back in session: taco nights and my slow cooker!

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sliders with Pickled Red Onions Recipe 1

Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Sliders

These sweet and smoky shredded beef sliders are topped with tangy pickled red onions. The perfect recipe for entertaining a crowd! With the outdoor entertaining season in full swing, I love nothing more than creating crowd-pleasing slow cooker recipes that I can prep ahead of time! These tender, juicy pulled

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja Recipe

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja

Ropa vieja, a traditional Cuban pulled beef recipe, is made in the slow cooker for convenience.  One of my favorite time savers in the kitchen is to cook up a large cut of beef, such as a chuck roast, at the start of the week to have on hand all

Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup Recipe

Slow Cooker Vegetable Beef Soup

This warm and comforting slow cooker vegetable beef soup is perfect for feeding a crowd. This soup is freezer friendly as well! Soup season is in full force and I couldn’t be more excited! We eat a lot of soup here in Michigan this time of year, and for good reason:

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Recipe

Slow Cooker Pulled Pork

This easy and versatile slow cooker pulled pork is great for entertaining a crowd! Serve as is or use in tacos, sandwiches, soups and more. One of my best weapons in the kitchen for healthy eating is my trusted slow cooker. Whether it’s for prepping a bunch of meat on

Healthy Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

This warm and comforting Slow Cooker Chicken Cacciatore recipe is filled with bold Italian flavors, tender chicken and hearty vegetables. The perfect weeknight dinner recipe! With an Italian husband, it likely doesn’t surprise you that chicken cacciatore is one of his favorite dishes. The traditional recipe requires pan-searing dark meat,

Slow Cooker Lebanese Green Beans and Beef

Slow Cooked Lebanese Green Beans and Beef

Tender beef slowly cooks with green beans, tomatoes, and cinnamon to create a delicious Middle Eastern dish served traditionally over rice pilaf. As anyone with a newborn can attest, slow cookers can be a real lifesaver for putting dinner on the table! My little one is 3 weeks old now

Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Irish Beef Stew

The ultimate one-pot dinner recipe, this slow cooker Irish stew is filled with hearty vegetables, creamy potatoes, and tender beef.  Earlier this year my husband and I had our DNA tested and while I always knew I was Irish (8%), we were both surprised to learn that Rich is also

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas - an easy Mexican recipe

Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

These slow cooker pork carnitas are tender, juicy and full of flavor – ideal for serving in warm corn tortillas for taco night!  My greatest wish has come true: I produced a child who not only loves tacos more than I do but requests them regularly!! Considering my husband doesn’t