Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas

A couple of weeks ago I was shopping at ALDI, as I'm wont to do, when I ran across a half price clearance boneless pork butt roast. But not just any pork roast -- this was a gigantic (over 8 lb) monster pork roast, marked down to just $.90/lb! For $7.42, it simply had to come home with me. But then I had the question of: What do you make with a giant 8 lb pork roast, anyway? Slow Cooker Pork Carnitas, that's what! Good thing I invested in a 7 quart crock pot a while back, because it comes … [Read more...]

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Recipes — $.99 cookbook

Gluten Free Slow Cooker Recipes: Easy and Delectable Slow Cooked Meals for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and More 4.5 stars in 7 reviews So I told you a while back about my new 99 Cent Cookbooks site, where I bring you a new list of $.99 Kindle cookbooks every day. Well, one of today's books struck my fancy, so I thought I'd tell you that today's cheap Kindle cookbooks feature this¬†Gluten-Free Slow-Cooker Recipes book -- at, of course, just 99 cents. Prices on Amazon can change quickly; this price … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Ham Bone Vegetable Soup

About a year ago, I first scratched up this spicy slow clooker ham bone soup around the Easter ham sales. I always thought it needed more veggies, and so jumped on the chance to mess with the recipe again when my ALDI was running a "$3.00 off every ham" promo recently. This one is like double slow cooker mega fun! What's better than one Crock Pot meal? Two Crock Pot meals in a row, of course! Because slow cookers, they rock. Day One: Make Easy Two Ingredient Slow Cooker Ham. Day Two (or … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Artichoke Chicken

Last week, Dominick's in Chicagoland had its 75% off grocery going-out-of-business sale. This was a bittersweet shopping experience -- while the deals were great (and random, depending what was left on the shelf), I'll miss both the store and many of the cashiers. I ended up with some random bargains on things like cans of artichoke hearts and a bag of sundried tomatoes, so decided to play with colors and textures and scratch those up together with a pack of cheap chicken leg quarters … [Read more...]

Kicked Up Turkey Sausage Slow Cooker Soup

Earlier this week we made Butterflied Bacon Turkey. And, where there's turkey, there is always turkey soup the next day. Plus, I kind of wanted an excuse to use my new 7 quart Crock Pot -- love this thing. You can throw as many soup ingredients into it as you want, and it just keeps taking them, like, is that all you got? Keep it coming, woman! To make your broth: As you carve the turkey, just throw the meaty bones into your Crock Pot. Add water to cover, throw in a few spices and some … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with “Baked” Potatoes — Crisped up in the Oven

So, you say that you want the flavor and texture of that slow cooked crock pot falling-off-the-bone chicken, but you also want a crispier skin? Why not: The best of both worlds,¬†or, Crock Pot Whole Chicken with "Baked" Potatoes, Crisped up in the Oven. Mine put the falling-off-the-bone theory to the test -- as you can see, even when I lifted it out of the crockpot to move it to the oven, its little parts just started falling right off. ;) The slow cooker is a lovely way to cook up those … [Read more...]

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