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The Best Pot Roast....EVER!

The Best Pot Roast....EVER!
I live in a small town. Like really small. But I LOVE it! There are so many reasons why I love it... I could list them all for you, but I won't. But I am going to give you one of my favorite reasons. My local grocery store. Its called Barretts. I LOVE that they know me... We were looking to make a Roast for Sunday Dinner, We were standing at the meat counter, trying to decided what to get. Dave, the best meat counter guy, told us about this recipe. And it is SO GOOD, SO EASY, and SO TENDER!! You'll need: McCormicks slower cooker Savory Pot Roast season packet An Au Jus packet A Can of Pepsi (we use Coke because we always have coke in our house) And Boneless Cross Rib Roast and your crock pot Put your Roast in the crock pot. Mix the Slow cooker seasoning with 1 cup of Water. Pour on top of roast. Add the whole can of Coke. Cover with your lid for 8 Low or 4 hours on high. Its VERY important that you never lift the lid! Right before you are ready to pull it out, sprinkle your dry Au Jus packet over the roast.

Summer Slow Cooker Recipes Who says slow cookers are only for winter? Just because the weather is warm doesn’t mean your slow cooker has to stay in your pantry. With a few simple and fresh ingredients, you can whip up a light and healthy meal that’s perfect for summer. Best of all, you can relax by the pool with a tall cocktail while it’s cooking. Take a look at these delicious recipes that are perfect for a summer lunch or dinner. MORE: 10 More Awesome Slow Cooker Recipes Vegan Slow Cooker Kheerby Kathy Hester, author of “The Vegan Slow Cooker” and Healthy Slow Cooking blog Why we love it Looking for a delish summer dessert that’s soy-free and gluten-free? Vegan Slow Cooker Kheer Read More Directions:Place all ingredients, except for your sweetener of choice, into a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker. Serves 8 California Chickenby Phyllis Pellman Good, author of the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbooks California Chicken Directions:Layer chicken in slow cooker. Makes 8-9 servings Turkey Taco Salad Serves 6 Super Summer Succotash

Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken with Fried Rice I have a DELICIOUS recipe for you all! I am so excited to share this one. I found this on Mels Kitchen Cafe about a year ago. My family and I LOVE this dish! It has such a great flavor. You could probably trick your family into thinking you picked up some yummy Chinese food at a gourmet restaurant... Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken The chicken coating: 3-4 boneless chicken breasts salt + pepper 1 cup cornstarch 2 eggs, beaten 1/4 cup canola oil The sweet and sour sauce: 3/4 cup sugar 4 tbs ketchup 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar 1 tbs soy sauce 1 tsp garlic salt Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees. Below is the greatness you will get when it's all cooked: Fried Rice 3 cups cooked white rice (day old or leftover rice works best!) 3 tbs sesame oil 1 cup frozen peas and carrots (thawed) 1 small onion, chopped 2 tsp minced garlic 2 eggs, slightly beaten 1/4 cup soy sauce On medium high heat, heat the oil in a large skillet or wok.

Crock Pot Teriyaki Chicken | Lake Lure Cottage Kitchen I have been running fast this week in preparation for the annual family Labor Day Weekend at the lake. There were bed linens to wash, beds to be made, the refrigerator cleaned, floors moped and an extra table added to the porch so that we can seat fourteen. I have been doing prep work in the kitchen; things that can be done ahead of time like making glazed pecans for salads, blueberry muffins baked and in the freezer, lemon cake layers made and a raspberry curd whipped up for a special birthday cake. I have two special friends in Michigan who have come to the rescue with ideas on crowd friendly recipes. The smell of the soy infused chicken cooking away while I was making beds and vacuuming was like heaven to my senses. Now here’s a dirty little confession. Place chicken in a 4 qt. slow cooker. Note: I halved the recipe and it still worked fine in my crock pot. Printable recipe

Fake Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes Ever have one of those "Ah-ha!" moments? I happened to me yesterday when I was lamenting the price of those very convenient Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes. I remember when they used to only cost $1.00 each in Walmart and now they're $2.50 each! Who says there's no inflation? Anyway, I usually just tell myself that I can make cookies from scratch anytime with the plentiful ingredients of my pantry, but then it came to me...Why can't I make cookie pre-mixes and keep them in ziplock bags for use at my convenience? So, I've come up with recipes for four of my family's favorite Betty Crocker Cookie Mixes. Fake Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookies: 1 Cup Flour 1/4 Cup White Sugar 1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon Salt 3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips Mix together and store in a quart size ziplock bag. Fake Betty Crocker Sugar Cookies: 1 1/2 Cups Flour 3/4 Cup White Sugar 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda 1/2 teaspoon Salt Fake Betty Crocker Gingerbread Cookies:

77 Healthy Crock-Pot Recipes Crazy schedules, long work hours, and tempting takeout menus make it tough to even think about cooking most nights during the week. Despite the inconvenience, firing up the stove or oven is almost always cheaper and healthier than ordering in or eating out. How about a compromise? Making dinner with a slow cooker — Crock-Pot is the go-to brand in the U.S. — is an easy way to get in all those vitamins and minerals without slaving over a hot stove for hours at a time. Most of these recipes involve mixing up ingredients and popping them into a slow cooker for a prescribed number of hours. Save even more time by starting some of these dishes overnight or first thing in the morning and reaping the delicious, healthy benefits later in the day. Breakfast 1. Tart apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, and walnuts — what’s not to love? 2. Why not begin the day with a protein-rich superfood like quinoa? 3. This vegetarian burrito filling includes loads of vegetables, beans, and eggs. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake « eASYbAKED Creamy peanut butter piled high on rich dark chocolate cheesecake makes this dessert absolutely decadent! Cheesecake: 9 oz. chocolate wafer cookies (I use animal crackers)1/4 c. margarine (melted)2 (8oz.) packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened)1/2c. sugar3 eggs2 c. dark chocolate chips (melted)1 c. heavy whipping cream2 tbsp. margarine (melted)3 tsp. vanilla Chocolate Topping: 1/4c. heavy whipping cream1/2c. semi-sweet chocolate chips Peanut Butter Topping: 1/2c. heavy whipping cream1c. peanut butter baking chips Preheat oven to 325 degreesCrush cookies into fine crumbs and add melted margarine. My thoughts: This is my dessert contribution for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow. one. last. bite……… Like this: Like Loading... Ruthanne is a scientist with a passion for baking and food photography.

Slow Cooker Recipe: Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans & Sausage Recipes from The Kitchn A panade is one of those dishes that is way better than it has any right to be — or than it looks to be. It's an assembly of day-old bread, shredded cheese, and handy pantry ingredients (in this case, cranberry beans, swiss chard, and sausage) that gets doused with broth and baked until bubbly. Not quite a soup and not quite a casserole, it's something more: the best of both worlds. The only real draw-back to panades, in my opinion, is that they take so long to bake that I'm always starving by the time it's ready. I make all the main ingredients the night before -- toasting the bread, cooking the filling, even shredding the cheese -- and then assemble everything the next day in the slow cooker. Be forewarned: this recipe make a lot. Cheesy Panade with Swiss Chard, Beans & Sausage Serves 6-8 as a main dish or 8-10 as a side dish Heat the oven to 350°F. Warm a teaspoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Recipe Notes: (Images: Emma Christensen)

Monthly Meal Planning Guess what?! I listened to your requests and, just for you, I wrote another meal planning post! Read through this one, enjoy it, and then click HERE for the newest addition! I have tried to answer many of your questions at the bottom of this post!! Scroll down to read the answers and feel free to ask more! Back in September, I thought I'd try to get organized with meal planning. So, I am going to share with you my December calender. How do I plan? - we eat leftovers once a week - I allow for 2 nights of eating out per month - we always have breakfast for dinner at least once a month - I try to vary chicken, beef, and fish recipes - I double every recipe that I can and store them in the freezer. - I also prepare both breakfast tacos and lunch tacos for the month (recipes below). How do I prep it all? I make 3 lists as I gather recipes: 1. 2. 3. When I get home from shopping, I spend the next days prepping all the meals that I can and stocking my freezer. How much does it cost? December dates: 1.

Slow cooker Italian pot roast with sun-dried tomatoes and olives It's school vacation week, and you've got your hands full. Why not toss a few ingredients into the slow cooker, and let dinner cook all day while you're making snow angels or going to see The Hobbit with the kids? This Italian pot roast tastes great on the day you make it, served with boiled potatoes or egg noodles, and even better the next day. Slow cooker Italian pot roast with sun-dried tomatoes and olives From the pantry, you'll need: balsamic vinegar, red wine, roasted garlic paste or sliced garlic, arrowroot, olives. Serves 6. Ingredients 3 lbs beef chuck roast1/4 cup roasted garlic paste, or 20 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced1/4 cup roughly chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)1/2 cup dry red wine2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar1 tsp dried Italian seasoning (or dried thyme)1/4 tsp fresh black pepper1 tsp arrowroot8-10 large green olives stuffed with pimiento, sliced crosswise into thick slices Directions Trim the beef to remove all visible fat. [Printer-friendly recipe.]

Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps Talk about taking my time. I made these Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps several years ago during the football season and I'm just now posting them. Sheesh! These are a simple and delicious appetizer. Perhaps a bit less chili powder and I'd be more of a fan. Sweet Chicken Bacon Wraps Makes 12-15 wraps Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts1 (1-pound) package sliced bacon2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar2 tablespoons chili powder DirectionsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F.Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch cubes.

Slow cooker recipe for my mom's circa-1960 chicken and rice casserole In the 1960s, my parents -- like the parents of all of my friends -- entertained by hosting bridge parties. Out came the card tables and the bowls of Chex mix, the cocktails and rumaki. Occasionally, though, the parties involved dinner, and on those occasions, my mother pulled out her one and only "party" dish, baked chicken and rice casserole with onions and mushrooms. It sounds rather ordinary, I know, but in fact it met the test for great party food: you had to make it in advance, and it was so good that people didn't mind eating it again and again. I haven't had that casserole in many years, but the taste memory stayed with me, and I decided to adapt it for the slow cooker. My mother used chicken pieces on the bone; I went with boneless, skinless chicken thighs, for less fat in the finished dish. Slow cooker chicken and rice casserole From the pantry, you'll need: onions, olive oil, chicken stock, kosher salt, fresh black pepper, cooking spray. Serves 4. Ingredients Directions