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Slow Cooker Stout Chicken Stew #SundaySupper

March 16th, 2014 · 22 Comments

Rumor has it that spring is just around the corner, but with snow in the forecast yet again it’s hard to keep the faith. If, like me, you’re starting to tire of heavy stews for Sunday supper, this one is made with chicken for a lighter feel. The bright green peas also add a welcome [...]

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Tags: SundaySupper · global flavors · recipes · slow cooker

Slow Cooker Carnitas {#Crocktoberfest2013}

October 16th, 2013 · 11 Comments

Now that we’re back into the thick of school and after-school activities, I find myself falling even more in love with my slow cooker. Frankly, I’m a little embarrassed it took me so long to get on the bandwagon. But now that I’m here, I’m always looking for more ideas and recipes that make use [...]

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Tags: recipes · slow cooker · weeknight meals

Meatless Monday: Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

May 14th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Hope all you mamas out there had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend! I’m not sure if he heard about it somewhere or came up with it on his own, but around the start of the school year the boy declared that Tuesdays were for tacos, and so our Taco Tuesday tradition was born. Now we’re [...]

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

March 5th, 2012 · 8 Comments

When she heard I was finally conquering my slow cooker phobia, my friend Jill was quick to share her favorite black bean soup recipe. I made a few substitutions, starting with vegetable broth instead of chicken to make it Meatless Monday-friendly. Instead of the spicy serrano pepper I used a canned chipotle pepper with a [...]

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Tags: meatless monday · recipes · slow cooker · soup · vegetarian · weeknight meals