365 Crockpot Recipes

365 crockpot

In 2008 Steph over at Crockpot 365 challenged herself to use her crockpot every day in a year never once repeating the recipes. This post is the compilation of all of her daily recipe links She still uses her crockpot and shares her recipes.  Check her out.  She’s kinda awesome! What’s your favorite recipe to make in your slow cooker?

Slow Cooker Black Beans

Black beans in a wooden spoon with cilantro and onions in the background

Black beans are a staple in our house. I keep them on hand in the pantry because they’re easy to make, taste good and are pretty versatile. I like versatile food. You may be surprised to know that I adore my slow cookers and any recipe that can combine my love for the ingredient with the ease of my beloved slow cooker is a WIN in my book! Kelly over at The Nourishing Home has a really tasty sounding & {Read More}

The Versatile Zucchini

zucchini versatile

I adore zucchini. They’re easy to grow and you can do so much with them. Breads, butters, fritters, pickled, raw, fried with onions (yum!) In muffins, in eggs, as fries, in soup. You get the idea. Erin over at 5 Dollar Dinners has an easy-peasy recipe for Zucchini Feta Bites What’s your favorite zucchini recipe?      

Candy Corn Cupcakes of the Tiny Variety


Have you met the lovely and talented Liz over at Hoosier Homemade? She creates the most gorgeous and tasty looking cupcakes I’ve seen anywhere (check her out, she’s really talented) ! Since Fall will be upon us before we know it, I thought I’d share her Mini Candy Corn Cupcake Recipe and breathtaking photography! I told you they were pretty! What’s your favorite cupcake recipe?

Dessert in Your Slow Cooker

It’s Not Just For Dinner I absolutely use my slow cookers all the time but even though I know that I can use my slow cooker to make dessert, I often forget to. In an effort to create a yummy meal with a delicious dessert, I decided to search out some slow cooker dessert recipes.   Jenna at Recipe Diaries has a recipe for something called Heaven in a Crockpot.  The name alone had me salivating but add in the {Read More}

Fruit Flavored Iced Tea

fruit flavored iced tea

It’s no secret that Sweet Tea is a staple in the South but since I’ve been trying to cut out sugar in my diet sweet tea is just Too Sweet! I’ve taken to adding fruit to my teas and water as a way to add some variety to my beverage diet. I found this delicious sounding post over at Fresh Eggs Daily that has a recipe for Blackberry Rosemary Herb Simple Syrup. Even though it still has sugar in it {Read More}

Jalepeno Pepper Jelly

Hot pepper jelly from homemade preserving

A long time ago, when I was a consultant with Southern Living at Home , I fell in love with pepper jelly. It sounds like it should be yucky, doesn’t it?  I promise you it is a little bite of heaven when combined with a little cream cheese on a cracker. I was reminded of it when I came across a post by Mavis on how to make your own Jalepeno Pepper Jelly on One Hundred Dollars a Month or {Read More}

How to Clean Your Cast Iron Skillet & Cast Iron Peach Cobbler (Recipe)


Susanne over at Hillbilly Housewife just published her newest ebook all about Cooking In Cast Iron.  (It’s on sale for just $2.50 at the moment).  I love my cast iron pan so I asked her if she would share the answer to my biggest question:  How am I supposed to clean my cast iron skillet after I’m finished cooking in it? She was gracious enough to allow me to share her answer with you!   One of the questions I am {Read More}

Cheesy Baked Chicken

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Start by taking 3-4 chicken breasts and cutting them up into large chunks. Crush your crackers/panko mixture and put it in a shallow dish. Mix up an egg with 1/2 cup of milk and set it in another dish. Shred your cheese (or dump it out of the bag!) and put it in another shallow dish. Prep your baking pans with cooking spray, and lay them all out next to each other, assembly-line style. Dunk the chicken in the egg/milk {Read More}

Super Easy, Simply Yummy Pork Chops


(that your kids will love) Pork Chops, your favorite cut or try chicken 2 packages of Onion Soup Mix 1/4 cup flour or Hillbilly Housewife Homemade Baking Mix Olive oil Gallon Zip top Baggie Add onion soup mix packages and a bit of flour or Hillbilly Housewife Homemade Baking Mix into a gallon plastic baggie add enough olive oil to make a slushy paste. Add the chops 1 or 2 at a time to coat. I bake them on my PC {Read More}