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Slow Cooker Black Beans…a Money Saving Hack

Black beans in white bowl

I take a lot of joy in finding ways to save money in the kitchen.  (Actually…..I take a lot of joy in finding ways to save money period!) So when I discovered how much cheaper it was to purchase dry black beans instead of canned, I was like “sign me up!”  They are a staple Read more

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Got any meat & potato fans in your house?  This meal is for them! Got any slow cooker fans in your house?  This meal is for them! This is a complete meal.  It’s got meat.  It’s got potatoes.  It’s got vegetables.  Done! Done! Done!  Now, I do usually serve it with some other vegetables, but Read more

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When my husband and I started dating a decade ago, we would go out with friends often.  Sometimes to a barbecue place.  He didn’t like buffalo sauce, so he normally got something with barbecue sauce.  I’d get buffalo sauce cause I live on the spicy side of life. Then we got married and he did Read more

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I got a thing for buns.  They’re carb-y.  They’re delicious.  They’re yeasty. I like big buns.  (I cannot lie.) I like hot cross buns.  (One a penny.  Two a penny.) I like them with cinnamon on top. I like them with frosting on top.  I like them made into garlic bread.  I like them made Read more

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One taquito. Two taquito. Three taquito. Score! How do you spell taquito anyway?  I could’ve sworn it was tacquito (with a ‘c’), but Google says otherwise.  Weird. Just when you think you know how to spell something.  My name is still spelled J-A-Y-M-E, right?  Just checking. However they’re spelled, taquitos are yummy.  They’re one of Read more

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Tender Pork Chops – Made In A Slow Cooker!

I’ve been loving my slow cooker all the more these days.  As a working mom, it’s been so easy for me to stick a meal into a slow cooker and let it simmer for most of the day.  But on my stay-at-home mom days, it’s also been great.  I’m not restricted to meals that need Read more

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Slow Cooker Ground Beef Stew!

It’s almost soup season!  Well, for those that thing there is such a thing as soup season.  I, personally, don’t think there is a soup season – I think everyday is part of soup season.  I eat it year round, but I’m willing to concede to those who think that while you CAN eat soup Read more

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Easy Slow Cooker French Dip Sandwiches!

This recipe was born out of necessity and a little trial-and-error. See, I had bought a roast when it was on sale “Buy 1, Get 1 Free”, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do with it.  It was summertime and I wasn’t really feeling pot roast (as delicious as it is), so when Read more

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Crazy Good Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

OH MY GOSH!  Please make this Beef Stroganoff!  Please! Please! Please!  For the love of all that is good and right in your kitchen, make this recipe!  It’s THAT good.  Now, I’ve made some good Beef Stroganoffs before, but none nearly as good as this.  And this doesn’t have any ‘Cream of’ soups or ‘packets’ Read more

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