Posts Tagged ‘crock pot recipe’

Tuesday Recipe: Holiday Menu

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

This is our final recipe post before Christmas, and because there are so many delicious concoctions out there for serving and feeding guests at Christmastime, we have compiles a selection of our favorites: a drink recipe, a slow-cooker recipe, a dessert recipe and a main dish (or side dish) recipe to enjoy Christmas Eve, Christmas day or as an indulgence after the holidays.

Frozen Hot Chocolate

Frozen Hot Chocolate

What’s the point, you ask? For some variety and party flair! You can always make a batch of hot chocolate, but this frozen drink will be remembered next year and the year after – especially if you serve it in Mason jars with festive straws. Get the recipe here.

Soup is a Hug Soup BowlSlow-Cooker Broccoli
& Cheddar Soup

A classic soup recipe for any occasion, you can set this up before a party or have it ready just in time for dinner while barely lifting a finger – the host should be able to enjoy their party too! Alter the broccoli or cheddar measurements to fit your preferences, and serve with your favorite bread or on its own. Cooking Classy has the recipe.

Loaded Baked Potato Casserole - DiethoodBaked Potato Casserole

Your ham may already be glazed and covered in pineapple slices, so we have a side dish that will go perfectly with the sweet flavor of your main course. This casserole is garlicy, cheesy and oh-so-creamy; the perfect trifecta! The recipe also includes bacon, so step up your pork game or leave it out and let the potato do all the talking. You’ll have leftovers for regrouping after the holidays, and a new recipe for the new year. Check it out here.

Christmas Tree Brownies - One Little Project

Christmas Tree Brownies

Okay, so we sort of started with a dessert, but these are too cute not to mention. You can basically add any sprinkles, peppermint, chocolate chips or other toppings to make it your own, but get started over at One Little Project – it’s a great way to keep kids occupied and happy during a party too!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Slow-Cooker Applesauce

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

We love anything we can cook in a slow-cooker or crock pot, and this applesauce is no exception. Just a few ingredients are all you need to make the most delicious applesauce and keep your home smelling warm and sweet.

ApplesauceWhat you’ll need:

  • 4 lbs apples, cored and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Place apples with the cinnamon and sugar into the crock pot and mix.
  2. Pour water and lemon juice over the apple mixture.
  3. Cook on low for 6 hours or high for 3 hours. Enjoy for breakfast or an afternoon snack!

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Tuesday Recipe: Crock Pot Sausage & Cheese Tortellini

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo! To celebrate, we’re putting a little Italian twist on a spicy crock pot recipe that you and your family can enjoy tonight for dinner, and as leftovers for the next couple of days. It’s as easy to put together as it is delicious, so don’t be surprised if it becomes an instant classic in your home.

What you’ll need:

  • Crock pot
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 20 oz. of your favorite tortellini
  • 1 pound spicy ground Italian sausage
  • 2 cans diced tomatoes (seasoned to taste), undrained
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • Grated Parmesan cheese if desired (for topping)

Directions:

  1. Brown the sausage in a stove-top pan on medium heat, seasoning to taste.
  2. Add sausage and tortellini to the slow cooker, pouring the tomatoes and broth over the top. Add cream cheese in chunks.
  3. Stir to evenly distribute all the ingredients, making sure the tortellini is covered by the liquids.
  4. Cook on low in a crock pot for about 4 hours and 30 minutes. Stir at 2 hours and again at 4 hours, removing the lid for the last 30 minutes of cooking. Serve hot, adding Parmesan cheese if desired, and enjoy!

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