SparkPeople Crock Pot Cooking and Recipes Team Messageboard Crock pots reduce stress in our lives. If you love your crock pot, welcome! SparkPeople Crock Pot Cooking and Recipes Team Messageboard Challenge 10/19/2016 - 10/25/2016 Find up to 25 items in your home that you no longer need. Recycle, donate or pass them along. <BR> <BR> If you find more that's great. I know I will. But if you can't make it to 25 that's okay too. Anything counts by the way. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:03:57 EST Great Northern Beans I have a package of dry great northern beans and I have no idea what to do with them. <BR> I've never made them before. I have some frozen soup vegetable blends and vegetable broth. I was thinking about combining them but not sure how it'd turn out. <BR> <BR> I was wondering if anyone had any slow cooker suggestions for me? Also, my oldest son is a vegetarian and my fiance doesn't care for meat either so any meatless recipes? Thu, 6 Oct 2016 08:51:43 EST Challenge 09/28/16 - 10/04/16 This week let's go to the bathroom. <em>334</em> Go through your make-up, and toiletries and toss any old or ones that you just don't like. If we don't use it it's just taking up valuable space that could be used by something we do use or a pretty vase with some flowers. <BR> <BR> Good luck! Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:57:27 EST Challenge 09/07/16 - 09/13/16 VALI_T had a good suggestion on a challenge. This week go through your underwear drawer and toss any old, holey and stained under garments, (panties and bras). Don't we deserve to have some nice underwear while we are getting fit and healthy? I think we do! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 7 Sep 2016 12:05:30 EST Challenges Question I've done a couple of challenges and was wondering how you all like them? Do you want more challenges? I am trying to keep it simple for us as I know we have other challenges and also lead a busy life. <BR> <BR> Let me know what you think. <BR> <em>247</em> Thu, 1 Sep 2016 20:41:31 EST Challenge 08/24/16 - 08/30/16 The challenge for this week is to go through your herbs and spices and toss any old and off smelling or that you know you will never use. <BR> <BR> Dried herbs and spices are the best ones for using in a Crock Pot. They hold up better. If you are using fresh then you'd use them at the end of cooking. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:11:44 EST Challenge 08/17/16 - 08/24/16 The challenge for the week is to clean out your refrigerator. Go through and toss any old or unused stuff. Sometimes things get pushed to the back and we forget it's there. I've found jelly that was 2 years old. Also stuff might fall behind shelves and became a science project. Ask me how I know. LOL <BR> <BR> If you want to do the whole nine yards you can take everything out and wipe down the shelves. Or just go through the things you have in there. We might be able to come up a meal or two... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:27:51 EST Question on Team Goals What would you like to see for Team Goals? Most teams have Track Water as one of the Team Goals so I will probably do that one. <BR> <BR> Let's come up with a couple. <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 12:23:18 EST Pantry Challenge 08/04/16 - 08/08/16 FITNESSGRAD has a great idea. Let's do a pantry challenge to use what we already have in our pantrys, fridges and freezers. Let's see what we can put in our crock pots. Post what you came up with. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 4 Aug 2016 07:23:49 EST Pinterest recipes Anyone else love looking up recipes on pinterest? Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:57:02 EST Slow Cooker Liners Anyone else love the slow cooker liners? I use them all the time. No more scrubbing! Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:40:44 EST Worst Meal Cooked in Crock Pot What was the worst meal you ever cooked in a Crock Pot? What made it the worse? Tue, 12 Jul 2016 07:54:03 EST Crock Pit Meal What is your favorite meal to cook in the Crock pot? Tue, 5 Jul 2016 09:35:38 EST Any griping, venting, etc.? <em>386</em> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:11:29 EST Any Gripes, Venting, Etc.? <em>381</em> Mon, 13 Jun 2016 19:09:36 EST Photos Of Dinner I thought this would be cute for our team to post photos of their dinner. If you don't like such forum topic, just yell. <BR> <BR> <em>388</em> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:25:02 EST Are You Doing Potatoes Today? Not sure yet. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:54:09 EST Are You Doing Pasta Today? Maybe. I haven't made up my mind yet! Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:52:59 EST Share A Crock Pot Recipe Who can have too many recipes? I will join in the fun soon as I complete the forum organizing... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:42:05 EST Bargains Bought @ The Grocery Store Did you get anything with coupons, on clearance, on sale? Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:35:59 EST Howdy Everyone! I'm Cari Jane, from Amarillo, TX. I love cooking but haven't had time. I love using slow cookers for cooking stews and the such. Fri, 26 Feb 2016 13:55:33 EST Pantry challenge What is the goal The Pantry Challenge? Sat, 27 Jun 2015 14:47:27 EST Spin points 3-7 Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:20:10 EST not soup recipes whats your favorite thing to cook thats NOT soup? I can't eat a lot of beans but want to use my slow cooker a lot more. <BR> <BR> ideas? Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:11:06 EST PASTA'S Crockpot Bolognese <BR> Ingredients <BR> 4 ounces pancetta, chopped (or center cut bacon) <BR> 1 tablespoon butter (or olive oil) <BR> 1 large white onion, minced <BR> 2 celery stalks (about 3/4 cup), minced <BR> 2 medium carrots (about 3/4 cup), minced <BR> 2 pounds 95% lean ground beef <BR> 1/4 cup white wine <BR> 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes <BR> 3 bay leaves <BR> Salt and fresh pepper <BR> 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley <BR> 1/2 cup half & half cream <BR> Directions <BR> In a large ... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:35:36 EST Hello spark world I started a few years ago, but didn't really pursue it to much. Now I'm going to try harder and get myself healthier. I can use some confidence boosters and motivational helpers along the way. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 08:35:07 EST sweet and sour pork Slow Cooker Sweet And Sour Pork2 lbs. boneless pork shoulder roast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces2 red or green bell pepper, chopped1 large onion, chopped1 can (15.25oz.) Del Monte® Fruit Cocktail in Heavy Syrup&#8531; cup cider vinegar¼ cup soy sauce3 Tbsps. Del Monte® Tomato Ketchup3 cloves garlic, mincedHot cooked rice, optionalToasted sesame seeds, optional <BR> Coat a large skillet with non-stick cooking spray. Heat skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meat in hot skillet; drain. Tr... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 03:20:07 EST mac and cheese Creamy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese <BR> Prep time: 5 mins <BR> Serves: 10-12 <BR> <BR> Creamy Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese recipe makes for the perfect side dish, party appetizer, or slow cooker dish to bring to a potluck! Great for summer when you don't want to heat up your kitchen. <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni (an 8-ounce box isn't quite 2 cups) <BR> 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces <BR> 2½ cups (about 10 ounces) grated sharp Cheddar cheese <BR... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 17:39:33 EST ADD YOUR FAVORITE SOUP OR STEW HERE PLEASE Slow Cooker Minestrone <BR> image:<BR>/2014/10/Slow-Cooker-Minestrone.jpg <BR> Slow Cooker Minestrone <BR> Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1/6th of recipe | Calories: 240 | Previous Points: 5 | Points Plus: 6 | Total Fat: 14 g | Saturated Fat: 3 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 7 mg | Sodium: 250 mg | Carbohydrates: 22 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 8 g | Protein: 8 g | <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 small onion, diced <BR> 1 stalk celery, diced <BR> ... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:41:51 EST New to group Hi, my name is Sharon and I have been at Sparks for a few months this time. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 23:45:58 EST peach chicken Crockpot Peach Chicken: <BR> <BR> 5-6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves <BR> 1 package (16oz) frozen Peaches (or 2 cans in pear juice) <BR> 1 package Onion Soup/Dip Mix <BR> 1 cup water <BR> 4 cans Cream of Chicken Soup <BR> <BR> Place all in crock pot on LOW for 6 hours or HI for 3 hours (or until done) <BR> California Vegetables (frozen from Schwan's) <BR> boil until done or microwave 10 minutes or until HOT <BR> <BR> Uncle Ben's Quinoa & Brown Rice with Garlic <BR> Microwave 90 ... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 05:19:07 EST HAM AND PEA SOUP Slow Cooker Ham and Pea Soup <BR> <BR> Yields: 6-8 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup |Calories: 269 | Previous Points: 5 | Points Plus: 6 | Total Fat: 3.7 g | Saturated Fat: 1.1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 19 mg | Sodium: 906 mg | Carbohydrates: 39.8 g | Dietary Fiber: 16.4 g | Sugars: 6.8 g | Protein: 20.3 g | <BR> Ingredients <BR> 16 oz. dried split peas <BR> 2 cups diced ham (I used Boar's Head Brand, which doesn't have nitrates or preservatives) <BR> 3 carrots, peeled and diced <BR> ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:09:29 EST pork loin chops and gravy 6 to 8 pork loin chops <BR> 2 cans golden Mushroom Soup <BR> one can of water (refile the soup can) <BR> flour <BR> <BR> Lightly flour the pork loin chops and place in crock pot. Pour soup and water over chops and cook for 6 to 8 hours (depends on how fast your crock pot cooks) on low. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice. No salt required because of the soup containing salt. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:02:43 EST Cooking fail So last night I decided to cook a recipe I saw on Sparkpeople it was the Applesauce Oatmeal muffins. I have to say it was the worst thing I have cooked in a long time. I was on the phone with a friend when I gave 1/2 a muffin to my husband and I bit into the other half. I cooked them thinking it would save me time in the mornings and I could work out. My friend was laughing at me because she said "we did not get fat eatting healthy food. Healthy food is suppose to taste bad that why it i... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:45:41 EST RECIPE OF THE MONTH CLUB Easy Crock Pot Potato Soup <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 30oz. bag of frozen diced hash browns <BR> 1 32 oz box of chicken broth <BR> 1 can of cream of chicken soup (10 oz) <BR> 1 pkg. cream cheese (8 oz, not fat free) <BR> 3 oz bacon bits <BR> 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese <BR> salt and pepper to taste <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Put the potatoes in the crockpot. Add in the chicken broth, cream of chicken soup and half of the bacon bits. Add a pinch of salt and pepper. <BR> Cook on low ... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:12:39 EST looking for new menus I love my crock pot but not all foods love it. With winter setting in, I love to fill my home with amazing smells of cooking and I love good dishes I can toss in and forget about until it's ready. I'm feeding a family of 7 on one income as well so it has to go a long way. <BR> Thanks Sun, 30 Nov 2014 12:54:10 EST Soups & Stews Best Potato Soup <BR> This is my recipe for a skinny, but good, Potato soup. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nutritional Info <BR> Servings Per Recipe: 4 - 5 1 cup servings <BR> Amount Per Serving 1 cup <BR> Calories: 55.5 <BR> Total Fat: 2.7 g <BR> Cholesterol: 9.9 mg <BR> Sodium: 797.0 mg <BR> Total Carbs: 3.9 g <BR> Dietary Fiber: 0.6 g <BR> Protein: 3.1 g <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Best potato Soup <BR> <BR> This is my recipe for a SKINNY, BUT GOOD Potato Soup <BR> <B... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:41:01 EST Stephanie O'Dea's Top 10 Thanksgiving Recipes Stephanie O'Dea, "The Crock Pot Lady", gluten free, has linked her most popular, top ten crockpot recipes for Thanksgving: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>w-cooker-thanksgiving.html </link> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:12:29 EST Hi everyone! My name is Shelly and I am 28. I am not a big fan of cooking, so I think crockpot meals would work well for me. I know how to make a "Stew" or "soup" (i throw beef, carrots, potatoes, corn, green beans, and anything else I can think of in the crock pot and let it cook) but that gets old after a while. I am looking for some more ideas that are easy, inexpensive, and healthy! Also- I live alone so I don't need to cook huge meals! Thanks! Nice to meet you all! Sun, 2 Nov 2014 17:35:06 EST WHAT"S COOKING this Fall / Winter? WILDXANGELS Getting chilly in your neck of the woods? Enjoy this recipe for Tortellini Soup: <BR> <BR> This is a great soup for a cold winter night, especially when you don't have a lot of time to make a "homemade" meal that takes forever. It's also a great way to get some vegetables in your diet, but in a yummy way! Serve with a little buttery toasted bread and you've got yourself a tasty supper. The best part is that it's even better the next day! Shelley <BR> <BR> 3T olive Oil <BR> 1 C... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 18:50:06 EST No Crock Pot Lid. Halp! Good morning all. <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I had the misfortune of shattering my crockpot lid all over the kitchen floor <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> No injures were sustained by human nor animal thankfully, but now I have a lidless crockpot. And that makes me sadface. <BR> <BR> So here are three...hopefully not terribly stupid...questions. <BR> <BR> Can I use tinfoil to cover the pot while cooking? <BR> <BR> Can I use a tight-fitting ceramic/heat-proof plate in place of a lid? <BR> <BR>... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 11:15:47 EST Ninja slow cooker Does anyone have the ninja slow cooker or one that you can brown your meat in the bottom first? Was wondering if it really works. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 23:00:49 EST triple cooker I have the triple 1and 1/2 qt. slow cooker. Looking for ideas to cook in it for dinners for 1 to 2 people. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 22:58:57 EST Crock Pot Pork Loin I got a center cut pork loin from the grocery store and some orange ginger marinade. <BR> <BR> I have never done pork in the crockpot, especially with an Asian flare. Usually I do pot roast with the usual potatoes, carrots, celery. <BR> <BR> So I'm looking for ideas on what I can use instead of those veggies. I am considering broccoli and cauliflower, and maybe throwing water chestnuts in there for the last 15 minutes or so, so they don't get mushy. And I'll make the rice separate. <BR> <B... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 23:30:12 EST RECIPE OF THE MONTH,POST YOUR FAVORITE PLEASE Slow Cooker Cabbage Rolls <BR> To **SAVE** this recipe, be sure to click **SHARE** so it will store on your personal page in case you want to find it later.* <BR> •1 large head cabbage•1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce•3/4 cup quick-cooking rice•1/2 cup chopped green pepper•1/2 cup crushed saltines (about 15 crackers)•1 egg, lightly beaten•1 ounce onion soup mix•1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)•1 can (46 ounces) V8 juice•Salt to taste•Grated Parmesan cheese, optional <BR> Directions <BR> ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 12:17:28 EST So, guess who is new? I joined this team because my spark buddy Holierthanthou told me that she does a lot of crockpot cooking and the only thing I've ever used mine for was keeping cheese and chocolate melted. <BR> Since I obviously can't do much of that anymore, I figured it was time I learned to use the thing "correctly" and pick up some recipe tips since i'm working to avoid prepackaged food and actually "cook" something for a change. <BR> <BR> So, Hi this is me. I wont have much to add, but I hope to be walk... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 01:54:03 EST WHATS EVERYONE COOKING UP THIS SUMMER? BEEF STEW TODAY FOR ME Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:25:37 EST Hello Hi. My name is Marge and am 63 yr. old and am fairly new to this group. I love to cook and want to use my crockpot more often. I have a few favorite recipes I do in the crockpot, but really want to use it more. My biggest problem is forgetting to pull out something from the freezer the day before, so it is thawed for the crockpot. Look forward to sharing recipes and ideas with everyone. Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:30:50 EST Steak and Potatoes in the Crockpot?? I tried this yesterday and my potatoes were SUPER firm. Although the steak was awesome. I thought I might try to cut them open and put a small about of butter and onion slices in there. That's the way my mom always did baked potatoes. Has anyone tried this and had it turn out well? Sun, 6 Jul 2014 11:06:11 EST Soup Recipes Does anyone have any good crockpot soup recipes to share. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:56:25 EST Gone for 8 hours - recipe ideas This may stump everyone. I leave for work and my crock pot cooks for 8-9 hours. My husband does not like chicken. Any Mexican or beef dish ideas that I could try that would not be complete mush at the end of the day? Thanks crock pot geniuses! :) Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:49:20 EST I am so smart (and cheap) I lost the lid to one of the crockpots I seldom use, but need now and then. I was near a Deseret Industries (thrift shop) store today, went in and asked one of the helpers if he had any spare crock pot lids. He was a man about my age (old) and didn't understand what that was, but as I was talking with him in housewares, I looked on the shelf and there it was. <em>100</em> <em>104</em> It cost $1. I am so happy. <BR> <BR> Besides, I also got two extension cords and a printer cord (tha... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 23:39:20 EST "nce:" what is it? I looked at my challenges and realized I didn't know what "nce" means. Nice? No common excuses? New concepts explained? <BR> <BR> What? <BR> <BR> I searched SP and couldn't find definition, although it did find it in the challenges, which is where I started from. <BR> <BR> Thanks for explaining to the slowest of us. <em>20</em> Sun, 11 May 2014 18:42:01 EST How many times a week do you use your crockpot I have been using my crockpot more lately. I am trying to cook more and eat out less. Sometimes it is unavoidable on nights when I get off work at 5 and have girl scouts at 5:30. I have been averaging twice a week. I am also trying a couple new recipes a week to add some variety to my cooking. Hubby was complaining he is tired of eating the same stuff all the time. Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:44:59 EST I'm hot! I just won 50 points on the team spin! You probably should take me with you to Las Vegas when you go, if you need some luck. Yesterday I won 50 points for another team to which I belong. <BR> <BR> I can hardly live with myself. <em>20</em> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 01:58:19 EST happy spring whats cooking in your pot Sat, 5 Apr 2014 20:14:23 EST Unsure if I introduced myself,but in not it's time Hello, everyone. I restarted SP two weeks ago and found this wonderful team. I am single, have no children, and there's no one who would probably want my food even if I did make something for them. <BR> <BR> However, I like slow cooking because it's easier than a regular stove or oven. Besides, I know what I'm going to get hours before I eat. <BR> <BR> I decided that I needed to introduce myself if I had not already because I'm using the site so much. The team has been quite helpful already... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 12:41:46 EST What to cook in the crockpot trio? I have the crockpot trio with 1and 1/2 qt crocks. What are some ideas for cooking in it? Tue, 25 Mar 2014 21:59:50 EST Are your crock pot meals ready for this week? I found three crock pot recipes on this site to try this week. I went shopping Saturday and put them together in gallon freezer bags. They are in the freezer ready to pull out and put into the crock pot. I love coming home to the house smelling great and dinner almost ready. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:41:18 EST Manhattan Clam Chowder I hope I'm posting in the right place. I was trying to post under the "Request for Recipes." If it's not in the right spot, please excuse me. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I think I can sort of figure that I could wing Manhattan Clam Chowder by putting in: <BR> <BR> * potatoes <BR> * onion <BR> * celery <BR> * tomatoes (or tomato juice) <BR> * clam juice <BR> * bay leaf <BR> * WHAT OTHER SEASONINGS? <BR> * Clams (only 10 or so minutes before serving. <BR> <BR> Have I got this right? I love both types ... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 21:07:37 EST Best part of this team, aside from cr/pots Hi. My name is Mary. I am a really lazy cook, but I'm working at changing that. I like slow cooking because I am less likely to burn things. Yes, it happens a lot. <BR> <BR> The best part of this team, though, if the first goal: planning a week's menu. I have found that IF I stick to the plan for scheduling my week, I do much better. <BR> <BR> I am 68, still single. I am still struggling with many of the same problems I did as a woman in my 20s. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Hope to learn many... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 01:03:30 EST Hello! I'm new to the team! Just started using crockpots about a year ago and joined Spark people last September. I found out about this team a day ago. Perfect! I am having a crockpot dinner tonight! Partially because I love the way food comes out and partially because we are being by the snow! Any advice will be gratefully accepted! Thank you! Mary <em>30</em> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 11:27:10 EST Cheeseburger soup This is a pretty easy recipe, no slurry to cook, just a quick heat the meat, and then dump and go <BR> <BR> <link><BR>e-detail.asp?recipe=2674884 </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 23:16:38 EST Favorite way to measure your food I do use measuring cups and spoons but I like to use my kitchen scale more. What is a serving of chips -1 oz - or 35 chips when they are broken or a medium apple. I now can google a food per 1 oz and enter into my favorite list. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:45:57 EST CROCK POT JUMBO CROCKPOT GUMBO Ingredients: 3 tablespoons flour 3 tablespoons oil 1/2 pound smoked sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices 2 cups frozen cut okra 1 large onion, chopped 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground red cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 can (14.5 ounce size) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 package (12 ounce size) frozen shelled deveined cooked medium shrimp, rinsed 1 1/2 cup uncooked regular long-grain white rice 3 cups water Directions: In small sauc... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 04:55:37 EST Hello, Joining the team Hello, <BR> I am fairly new to the team (I actually joined a while ago or so, but didn't introduce myself) so I would like to introduce myself. <BR> My name is Kathy and I really haven't done a lot of crock pot or slow cooker cooking, but last year I won one. So in the summer when I am by myself (I'm with my parents right now) I am planning on doing some cooking in the crock pot. I am keeping an eye on the forum of cooking for 2 or less people. My crock pop is a 6 gal. one, so I will have le... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 17:00:30 EST Hello! New here... Hi! I am new to this forum, and wanted to introduce myself. I have been cooking since I was 10, which is more than 40 years, now. I love to cook! My husband bought me the thick "Fix it and forget it cookbook" for Christmas a few years ago, alot of pages are marked! I own 8 crock-pots/slow cookers, of various sizes. I've had up to 4 going at once. Told you I love to cook! I'm not an expert, I just love new ideas and recipes! Thank-you for allowing me into this group. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:41:43 EST crockpot unstuffed pepper soup Ingredients: <BR> - 2 lbs ground beef (or soy crumble for vegetarian version) <BR> - 2 green bell peppers, diced ( about 1 cup) <BR> - 2 (15 oz) cans diced tomatoes, undrained <BR> - 1 (15 oz) can of tomato sauce <BR> - 32 oz of beef broth (or veggie broth for vegetarian) <BR> - 1 cup of water <BR> - 1 small onion, diced <BR> - 2 TBSP brown sugar <BR> - 3-4 cloves of garlic, minced <BR> - 2 tsp salt <BR> - 1 tsp pepper <BR> - 4 cups of cooked rice ( I love Seed of Change Quinoa & Brown Rice m... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 12:35:29 EST Menu planning app!! Hi. I just wanted to introduce myself. I'm working on cooking healthy meals for my husband and I. I use a new app called "Meal Board" where I have been planning my weekly menus. The app generates the shopping list off the recipe and even sorts it by grocery aisle for me. The app also syncs with my phone, iPad and computer as well as my husband's devices. He can see what is for dinner or add things to the grocery list. I love it! I was excited to find that all of the Spark Recipes I'm f... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 19:22:09 EST Nutmeg I posted a blog today about Nutmeg on my SparkPage, and listed sources for all the info. <BR> <BR> I knew nutmeg was healthy but either was clueless or had forgotten all of it's benefits. I learned alot. Here are my favorite take-aways from the info in the blog. There are many other appllications given in the blog, these are just the ones I like for me. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Myristicin, Brain, Concentration, Memory, Alzheimers, Anxiety, Stress, Depression <BR> <BR> Nutmeg can effectively... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 16:06:33 EST Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Great meal for either full chicken breast or shredded for sandwiches. <link><BR>/slow-cooker-barbecue-chicken.html </link> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:17:54 EST What brand of slow cooker do you use? IM USING A BLACK AND DECKER ONE HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY TEAM MEMBERS Wed, 27 Nov 2013 14:46:47 EST Howdy All! <em>213</em> I am Cathe, nice to met you. I live in Northwest Ohio. Looking for new ways to cook and have healthy meals. So I am excited to join the team and do some crock pot cooking. Happy Day to all! <em>334</em> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:12:27 EST Hello Everyone! I joined SP less than 2 weeks ago and am very motivated right now to keep cooking at home. We used to eat out a lot which wasn't helping my health. I'm working hard to cook at home at least 4-5 times per week. I love using the crock pot because I often work late so it's nice to come home to a cooked meal. I'm always looking for new recipes, ideas and encouragement. <BR> <BR> Good Luck on your journey and I hope we can become friends so we can help each other! Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:53:24 EST new here from Maine Hi everyone, I am here to learn to live healthier. I live in Whitefield Maine on 50 acres with hubby (24 years married) and our puppy Dessah. We have 5 children between us, and nearly 20 grandchildren ages 9 mos to 20. My husband recently was diagnosed with Lewy Body Dementia, we are both diabetic. I have been diagnosed with a few mental illnesses, which are challenging. My A1C a few months ago was 11.7, It is down to 7.5 and my goal is to get it down to 6.0. We have only recently begun ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:56:43 EST weight watchers crockpot spicey chicken weight watchers crockpot spicey chicken <BR> September 25, 2013 at 7:07am <BR> 1 medium size onion, cut into wedges1 lb Yukon-Gold potatoes, cut into 1&#8243; pieces6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 1-1/4 lbs total)2 (14-1/2oz) cans no-salt-added diced tomatoes (1 can drained; 1 can undrained)1 fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce1 tbsp chopped garlic1 tsp dried oregano, crushed1/4 tsp ground cinnamon1/8 tsp ground cloves1 recipe (Parsley-Olive Topping ... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 07:08:45 EST PLEASE POST YOUR FAVORITE FALL RECIPE NOW HAVE A HAPPY FALL YOUR TEAM LEADER SUE Wed, 25 Sep 2013 05:13:10 EST CROCKPOT KOREAN CHICKEN WINGS KOREAN CHICKEN WINGS <BR> <BR> Prep: 10 minutes * Cook 3 hours, 5 minutes * Serving : 4 <BR> * note ... I cooked these in my Ninja cooker which allows me to brown, slow cook and oven cook in one pot. () denotes what you need to do if you don't have one. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 2 pounds chicken wings, tips removed <BR> 1/2 cup soy sauce <BR> 1/4 cup packed brown sugar <BR> 3 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 2 tablespoons peeled, chopped fresh ginger <BR> 3 green onions, thinly sliced <... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 05:09:43 EST WEIGHT WATCHERS CROCKPOT PORK GOULASH Crockpot Hungarian Pork Goulash is a delicious recipe that is loaded with vegetables and spices. A one pot meal and it’s also healthy being low in calories, low in carbohydrates and low in sodium. It is also a Diabetic AND a WeightWatchers (7) PointsPlus+ per 1-1/4 cup serving size recipe. Crockpot Hungarian Pork Goulash will be loved by you, your family and guests alike. <BR> INGREDIENTS: <BR> 1 (1-1/2 to 2 lb) pork sirloin roast1 tbsp paprika1 tsp caraway seeds, crushed1/2 tsp garlic powder... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 06:42:13 EST CROCK POT RANCH PORK CHOPS Crock-pot Ranch Pork Chops: <BR> <BR> 1 package of boneless pork chops <BR> 1 can of Cream of Chicken soup <BR> 1 packet dry Ranch dressing mix <BR> <BR> In crock-pot layer pork chops, add the cream of chicken soup, then sprinkle dry Ranch dressing all over. <BR> Cover and cook on high for 4 hours OR Low for 6 hours. <BR> <BR> This is a favorite at my house. The pork chops come out very tender and the flavor is amazing! You also get a good gravy for mashed potatoes. <BR> ENJOY!!! Mon, 22 Jul 2013 04:25:00 EST CROCKPOT TACO SOUP CROCKPOT TACO SOUP <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 lb Ground Beef, cooked and drained <BR> 1 can corn <BR> 1 can Great Northern Beans(white) <BR> 1 can Black Beans <BR> 1 can Red Beans <BR> 1 can Diced Tomatos <BR> 1 Hidden Valley Ranch packet <BR> 1 Taco seasoning packet <BR> 2 cups water <BR> Tortilla Chips <BR> Sour Cream <BR> Shredded Cheese <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> Combine all ingredients in Crockpot except Tortilla Chips, Shredded Cheese and Sour Cream. <BR> **Do not drain any of the ... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 15:11:21 EST Top 10 Ranked Slow Cookers I liked this article and found it helpful. <BR> <link><BR>d-slow-cookers </link> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 22:16:00 EST CROCKPOT SHRIMP CREOLE This shrimp Creole recipe is easy to prepare and cook in the slow cooker. Serve over hot cooked rice or pasta for a tasty meal. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> • 1 1/2 cups diced celery <BR> • 1 1/4 c. chopped onion <BR> •1 c. chopped bell pepper <BR> • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce <BR> • 1 (28 oz.) can whole tomatoes, broken up <BR> •1 clove garlic, minced <BR> •1 tsp. salt <BR> •1/4 tsp. pepper <BR> •6 drops Tabasco, or to taste <BR> •1 lb. shrimp, deveined & shelled <BR> <BR> Preparation: <BR>... Thu, 23 May 2013 10:37:57 EST Crock Pot Stuffed Peppers Does anyone have a tasty recipe for stuffed green peppers using hamburger? <BR> <BR> Thanks....rox Wed, 22 May 2013 20:26:59 EST CROCKPOT CORN CHOWDER CROCKPOT CORN CHOWDER: <BR> 4 potatoes, peeled & diced <BR> 1 can cream corn <BR> 1 can kernel corn <BR> 2c chicken broth <BR> 8oz diced ham <BR> 1c onion, diced <BR> <BR> Put all ingredients in crockpot. Cook on low 7-8hrs. Add 1/4c butter and 2c cream. Cook for 30min longer Mon, 20 May 2013 15:40:37 EST CROCKPOT JAMBALYA CROCKPOT JAMBALYA <BR> by Whitney Kathleen (Notes) on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 3:31pm <BR> 12 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts1 1/2 cups green peppers, chopped1 medium onion, chopped2 celery ribs, sliced4 garlic cloves, minced1 (14 ounce) can whole tomatoes1/3 cup tomato paste1 (10 1/2 ounce) can beef broth1 tablespoon parsley1 1/2 teaspoons basil1/2 teaspoon oregano1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper1/2 teaspoon salt1 lb shrimp, shelled3 cups cooked riceDirections: <BR... Mon, 20 May 2013 15:33:19 EST CROCKPOT CUBED STEAK AND GRAVY Crockpot Cube Steak and Gravy <BR> <BR> <BR> Cube steak (I used a family size pack)2 cans (10.75 ounce size) cream of mushroom soup1 envelope onion soup mix3/4 cup waterSalt and Pepper to taste <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Place all ingredients in a crock pot. Cook on low all day. Serve over rice, noodles, mashed potatoes or with your favorite side dishes <BR> Tue, 14 May 2013 19:24:58 EST CROCKPOT CHEESECAKE Ingredients <BR> 3 8oz Packages of Philadelphia Cream Cheese <BR> 3 Eggs <BR> 3/4 Cup Sugar <BR> 6 Graham Crackers (full pieces), pulverized into crumbs <BR> 3 Tablespoons of Stick Butter, melted <BR> <BR> Instructions <BR> Allow Cream Cheese to get to room temperature. <BR> Open cream cheese and place in large bowl. <BR> Add Sugar. <BR> Mix until sugar and cream cheese are well blended. <BR> Add the 3 eggs one at a time. After adding an egg, blend, then add the other etc. <BR> In a separate... Wed, 8 May 2013 13:26:23 EST crockpot porkchops weight watchers 6 bone in pork chops (about 2 lbs) <BR> 1/2 cup chopped onions <BR> 1 (10 3/4 oz) can condensed 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup <BR> 1 (10 3/4 oz) can condensed 98% fat free cream of celery soup <BR> Hot cooked instant white rice, or noodles (optional) <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> 1. Layer the pork and onion in a 3 1/2 quart slow cooker. <BR> Stir the soups together in a small bowl. Pour mixture over all. <BR> <BR> 2. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours or until the pork is fork tender... Tue, 7 May 2013 07:10:27 EST WEIGHT WATCHERS CROCK POT BEEF N BROCOLLI 1 lb beef round steak, cut into cubes <BR> 1 (4-1/2 oz) jar or can sliced mushrooms, drained <BR> 1 medium onion, chopped <BR> 1/2 cup condensed beef broth <BR> 3 tbsp teriyaki sauce <BR> 1 tbsp sesame seed <BR> 2/3 cup uncooked long grain white rice <BR> 1-1/3 cups water <BR> 2 tbsp water <BR> 1 tbsp cornstarch <BR> 2 cups frozen broccoli florets <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> 1. In a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker, combine beef, mushrooms, onion, broth, teriyaki sauce, 1 1/3 cups water and... Mon, 6 May 2013 14:41:16 EST Slow Cooking in the Summer Months A Year of Slow Cooking: Slow Cooking in the Summer Months <BR> <link><BR>w-cooking-in-summer-months.html </link> <BR> <BR> The above is Stephanie O'Dea, The Crockpot Lady, 's blog on summer crockpot cooking. <BR> <BR> One thing I will add that's not on here . . . when cooking for a crowd and you don't have time to make laborious things like potato salad, a Baked Potato Bar is the bomb. And YES you CAN bake potatoes in your crockpot, even borrow a f... Fri, 3 May 2013 12:51:35 EST CROCK POT WEIGHT WATCHERS MEATLOAF Butter-Flavor cooking spray <BR> 1-1/2 lbs extra lean ground turkey or beef <BR> 1 cup finely chopped onion <BR> 4 slices reduced-calorie white bread, torn into <BR> small pieces <BR> <BR> 2 tsp prepared yellow mustard <BR> 1 tbsp granulted Splenda or Sugar Twin <BR> 1 tsp dried parsley flakes <BR> 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> 1. Spray crockpot with cooking spray. <BR> <BR> 2. In a large bowl, combine meat, onion, bread pieces, mustard, and 1/2 cup ... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 07:01:45 EST CROCK POT WEIGHT WATCHERS CIDER PORK STEW 1 (2 lb) boneless pork shoulder roast <BR> 3 medium cubed potatoes (about 2-1/2 cups) <BR> 3 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch pieces <BR> (about 1-1/2 cups) <BR> <BR> 2 medium onions, sliced <BR> 1 cup coarsely chopped apple <BR> 1/2 cup coarsely chopped celery <BR> 3 tbsp quick-cooking tapioca <BR> 2 cups apple juice or apple cider <BR> 1 tsp salt <BR> 1 tsp caraway seeds <BR> 1/4 tsp ground black pepper <BR> Celery leaves (optional) <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> 1. Cut meat into 1 i... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 06:39:33 EST POLISH SAUSAGE AND CABBAGE SOUP/CROCK POT Polish Sausage and Cabbage Soup/Crock Pot <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 2 cups potatoes, cubed and peeled <BR> 4 cups cabbage and carrot coleslaw mix (packaged) <BR> 1 large onion, chopped <BR> 2 teaspoons caraway seeds, crushed <BR> 1 lb Polish sausage, cooked, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2 inch slices <BR> 4 cups fat free chicken broth <BR> Directions: <BR> 1 <BR> Place potatoes, coleslaw mix, onion, caraway seeds and sausage in crock pot. Pour broth over all. <BR> 2 <BR> Cover; c... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:20:33 EST slow cooker stuffed cabbage rolls Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 Head of Cabbage <BR> 3 Cups Tomato Juice <BR> 1 8oz. can tomato sauce <BR> 1 egg <BR> 1/2 C. uncooked brown or white rice <BR> 1 envelope Onion soup mix <BR> 1 lb. Ground Turkey or Extra Lean Ground Beef <BR> 1/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> Peel 8-12 big Leaves off the Cabbage head and place in a microwave safe dish. Cover in about an inch of water and microwave on high for 2 min. <BR> <BR> In a mixing bowl combine tomato sauce, ... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 21:13:13 EST My important blog I don't know if you guys read other peoples blogs, but I would like to invite you to take a few minutes on Thursday to read my blog. I am enrolled in college and it is part of an assignment. I am keeping the subject secret so that I can get feedback from those who read it. I would appreciate it if you leave a comment on my blog if you read it. Thank you in advance. Wed, 10 Apr 2013 05:18:29 EST Summer Crock Pot Use We barbecue outdoors a lot of the summer; besides obvious things like baked beans and other vegetable side dishes, what can I use my crock pot for? <BR> <BR> I did have a party and made a crock pot dish for those who did not want grilled meat, that was pretty cool, having a way to give choices. But the crock pot seems so very Fall/Winter to me. <BR> <BR> I think I'll experiment with corn on the cob in the crock pot :-) I just learned to do it in the microwave last year. We always need so... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 08:59:43 EST im looking for ideas for people who live alone???? please help Sat, 6 Apr 2013 09:05:01 EST need crockpot soup recipes?? please help,i live alone now so need simple soup n stew recipes,thanks, Fri, 5 Apr 2013 20:17:03 EST april showers bring? what's cooking in your pot this spring??? Tue, 2 Apr 2013 15:39:15 EST new Hello. I love my crock pot. Would like recipes. Mon, 25 Mar 2013 22:32:52 EST Fav Veggie Dishes What are your fav veggie dishes to make in a crockpot? Thu, 14 Mar 2013 20:51:18 EST adapting moroccan recipes I was wondering if any of you guys have adapted moroccan recipes for crock pot. just until I have the money for couscousieres and tagine pots, etc. <BR> <BR> ideas? Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:03:42 EST new I am somewhat new to crock pot cooking. I love the idea of it as I have 3 kidz and a husband. just discovering that crockpots are for more than just stews and chilis, hehe. <BR> <BR> thanx. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 03:22:45 EST crockpot chicken tikka masala I made this the other night using breasts and thighs. The breasts were too dry. Today I used SparkPeople's recipe calculator to calculate my "version" of this yummy dish. Next time, per the recipe below, I will use all boneless, skinless thighs. <BR> <BR> **This is a non-spicy version of other recipes I've found. I eliminated the cayenne pepper from the recipe. <BR> <BR> Chicken Thighs, 6 thighs, boneless, skinless and all visible fat removed <BR> Yogurt, plain, low fat, 2 cups <BR> St... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:06:50 EST SPRING CROCKPOT RECIPES please send in all your good n easy spring recipes here,sorry i was missing,i had to move,but im back now xox happy spring your friend whitney Sun, 24 Feb 2013 13:15:04 EST Hi Team!!!! Hi, I'm Karla from sunny AZ.I'm new to spark people & new to crockpot cooking. I'm excited to learn more recipes because corckpot cooking is so easy breezy! <em>345</em> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 10:23:30 EST What are you cooking in your Crock Pot this week? I will be cooking a Chili this week. I love using the crock pot for cooking Chili it allows it to simmer all day making those beans nice and soft. After it is cooked I portion into 1 cup packages and freeze. It helps with those nights that I am rushed to go somewhere or I just don't feel like cooking. <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>372</em> . <BR> <BR> Have a great week team Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:09:39 EST Crockpot Jambalaya Hi all! This is a recipe that I came up with for my blog, it turned out very well. <BR> <BR> Crock Pot Jambalaya <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (frozen or thawed) <BR> 1 1/2 lbs andouille sausage, sliced into rounds <BR> 2 cups chicken broth <BR> 2 14-oz cans diced tomatoes <BR> 1 medium white onion, diced <BR> 1 green pepper, seeded and diced <BR> 1 stick celery, diced <BR> 1 Tbsp Cajun spices* <BR> 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce <BR> 2 bay leaves <BR> Cooked... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 20:49:01 EST How do you clean the ceramic liner? The ceramic insert (liner) of my crockpot is black but is developing a whitish tinge (from repeated use?). I clean it very well with soap and water but each time I use it, it developes more and more. I can scrub it clean with SOS pads, but I am afraid that will damage the ceramic finish. <BR> <BR> So I am wondering how do you clean your crocks? Fri, 1 Feb 2013 19:48:36 EST Working Moms Challenge I am the team leader for Working Moms Feeling Guilty, hence my reason for being on this team. I am always looking for a way to lesson my time in the kitchen, spend more time with my kids and somewhere along the line look after me. I wanted to invite all of my fellow friends and teammates to join me on the Biggest Loser Challenge that will begin on February 1st on Working Moms Feeling Guilty. We are breaking off into teams and the leaders are challenging our groups to help them reach their ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:37:57 EST Slow Cooker ham and scalloped potatos So I found this recipe on spark the other day and thought I would try it. Layer ham, sliced potatoes, onions and fat free cheese twice then top off with cream of celery soup salt and pepper and cook. Smells really good hopefully it turns out okay. Only issue I see is that the ham steak I used was not my normal one so I am discovering is has a little more fat in it. <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:06:51 EST Hashbrown Soup <BR> 2 lbs frozen hashbrowns <BR> 4 c. water <BR> 3/4 chopped celery <BR> 4 chicken boullion cubes <BR> 1/4 t. pepper <BR> 4 cans cream of chicken soup <BR> 4 cups milk <BR> 2 cups chopped or cubed ham or turkey ham <BR> 1 T parsley flakes <BR> 1 1/2 t. garlic salt <BR> 1 cup chopped/minced onion <BR> 1 cup shedded cheddar cheese <BR> <BR> Combin all ingredients in a large crockpot <BR> cook on low 6-8 hrs. <BR> <BR> For a smaller batch, 1/2 the recipe <BR> Soooo yummy!!! Enjoy Fri, 18 Jan 2013 10:37:25 EST Looking for a fun party dip I have 8 kids at my house this weekend and want a fun party dip for kids I can fix in the crock pot. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 09:34:36 EST The best oxtail ever in a crockpot Hi all, <BR> <BR> I am new, and would like a recipe for the best oxtail ever. I have tried meat was still tough. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 01:14:30 EST Can we unsticky some topics I noticed when we type a new topic it does not show up because their are so many other sticky topics. Can someone change that so we can see the latest topic? Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:22:47 EST Creamy Italian Chicken So I was looking for slow cooker recipes on Sparkpeople and I found the Slow Cookeer Creamy Italian Chicken. I think I am going to try it tomorrow since we have cubscouts and I don't have alot of time to cook before having to be at the school. I have to go tonight to pick up the chicken for it. I have everything else. It is <BR> <BR> 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast <BR> 1pky Good Seasons Italian dressing mix <BR> 1/2 cup water <BR> 1 8 oz pkg of Fat cream cheese <BR> 1 can 98% fat... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:13:47 EST Red Palm Oil 2 Tablespoons a day of Red Palm Oil will reduce cholesterol by 40% in one month. <BR> This info on Dr. Oz show 1/10/13 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:20:47 EST Meat Loaf Chef Meg had a slower cooker meatloaf recipe. It says to put the meatloaf in a glass dish and make a water bath in the bottom of the crockpot. Has anyone every done this. I want to try my normal meatloaf recipe but my large crockpot runs hot if there is not enough in it. I guess I will have to try this on the weekend when I am hope to observe it. Or make it on my lunch that way it does not overcook. Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:44:18 EST New Recipes We seem to have lost our "New Recipes" category so I am starting a new one. <BR> <BR> Crock Pot Black-eyed Peas <BR> 1 (16 oz) bag dried black-eyed peas <BR> 1 (16 oz) can of chicken broth <BR> 1 ham hock or 1 cup diced, cooked ham <BR> 1 clove of garlic, minced <BR> 1 c. diced celery <BR> 1 small onion, chopped <BR> 1 (16 oz ) can diced tomatoes (optional) <BR> 1 (15 oz) can chopped okra (optional) (can use frozen okra) <BR> Salt and Pepper to taste <BR> Water <BR> <BR> Rinse peas, add to ... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 09:29:19 EST Zach's Beefy Chili w/beans Well there you have it.. My recipe for chili is now up on I can't find it in the search criteria, but here is the link, <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2332859 </link> . I hope you chili lovers enjoy it.. This is perfect for a cold day. Please rate and comment if you would.. <BR> God Bless <BR> Zach Sat, 5 Jan 2013 23:02:13 EST allergies - cant use canned soup or onion mix... I've been love, love, loving my crockpot!!!!! <BR> <BR> But - I can't use canned soups or the lipton onion mix or the beef broth in a box for my beef stew anymore (horrendous allergies :( <BR> <BR> So - any ideas on how to make beef stew using very simple ingredients? I can use flour, milk, cream, water... <BR> <BR> Any ideas would be greatly appreciated :) :) <BR> <BR> I am brand new to crockpot land. Also - I only have a microwave and a crockpot to use right now. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:55:54 EST Whole Yellow Peas for making Pea Soup Are there any Canadians on this team? I am wondering if you use whole yellow peas to make French Canadian Pea Soup? And if so, where do you find them? <BR> <BR> I have been able to find whole green peas, but no one has ever heard of whole yellow peas. (Green Peas have a different taste than the yellow ones) I couldn't even find them when I did a google search for them..... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 09:55:19 EST butter to grease crockpot? It seems many recipes call for the spray-on nonstick spray to grease a crockpot when necessary. <BR> <BR> Can I simply use butter or extra virgin olive oil to grease the crockpot? Wed, 26 Dec 2012 17:15:09 EST Help - turkey in crock pot question For Christmas I am making turkey and stuffing in a crock pot (never done this before). <BR> <BR> The turkey has this net-type thing over it (it is a 2.5 pound turkey breast. <BR> <BR> Do i leave the net on it and put it in the crock pot? Or cut it off? <BR> <BR> Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Holidays!! Tue, 25 Dec 2012 00:00:09 EST Christmas at the Food Court Here's my Christmas gift to you. Enjoy! <BR> <BR> Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> Merry <em>445</em> Christmas <em>460</em> Sun, 23 Dec 2012 19:38:05 EST I'm back! Hi - I'm Deb :) Back to SP after two years and back to Weight Watchers (as of last week). Looking forward to some crockpot ideas to get me through the work week. Sun, 16 Dec 2012 16:07:25 EST Holiday Lattes in the Crock Pot Holiday Lattes in the Crock Pot {with Free Printables!} <BR> ~ Gingerbread Latte <BR> ~ Eggnog Latte <BR> ~ Pumpkin Latte <BR> ~ Peppermint Mocha <BR> <link><BR>day-lattes-in-the-crock-pot-with-free-<BR>printables.html </link> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 14:24:10 EST crockpot corned beef and cabbage Corned beef shrinks by about 50%, so for generous servings (and leftovers if you're lucky), buy about one pound of meat per person. If I'm serving it early in the day, I like to set this up before bed and let it cook while I sleep. In the morning, I remove the meat and vegetables from the pot and reheat about 1/2 hour before I want to serve it. <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 stalks celery, halved <BR> 4 carrots <BR> 1 medium onion, cut in 4 wedges <BR> 4 to 6 red potatoes, quartered <BR> 1 4-p... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 05:10:28 EST whats your new years reservations?? i want to take a trip Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:28:54 EST what are you thankful for this month??? all my friends n family Sun, 11 Nov 2012 11:09:38 EST Lynn's Kitchen Adventures Slow Cook Recipe Index Just thought I'd share this, from one of my favorite bloggers: <BR> <link><BR>cooking-recipe-index </link> <BR> <BR> She also has lots of pumpkin recipes . . . <BR> <em>4</em> <em>471</em> <BR> <BR> 26 pumpkin recipes: <BR> <link><BR>10/twenty-six-pumpkin-recipes-perfect-<BR>for-fall-baking-and-holiday-baking.html </link> <BR> <BR> 11 Gluten free pumpkin recipes: <BR> <link> Sun, 11 Nov 2012 06:59:48 EST The Best Turkey I Ever Made The Best Turkey I Ever Made <BR> <link><BR>11/06/the-best-turkey-i-ever-made/ </link> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 08:37:42 EST Turkey Enchilada Soup<BR>il.asp?recipe=2271979 <BR> <BR> Delicious and easy! Fri, 19 Oct 2012 09:33:44 EST coconut chicken curry in the crockpot!! Yummy!! Ok this was a really tasty recipe that my family tried last night. I am going to just give the link for the original recipe.<BR>oconut-curry-chicken/ <BR> <BR> I substituted light coconut milk and 98% fat free chicken broth and this was delicious! Wed, 17 Oct 2012 23:05:51 EST looking for meatless monday crock pot ideas? I need inspiration. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 22:57:04 EST more fall recipes Ingredients <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 pounds baby red potatoes, halved <BR> <BR> 2 cups baby carrots <BR> <BR> 1 medium onion, cut into wedges <BR> <BR> 3 pounds bone-in chicken thighs and drumsticks, skin removed <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup water <BR> <BR> 1 tablespoon Lawry's® Seasoned Salt <BR> <BR> 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes <BR> <BR> 1/2 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper <BR> <BR> 3 tablespoons cornstarch <BR> <BR> 1/2 cup milk <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 04:45:05 EST Free Downloadable Menu Plans This one is sooooooo good . . . <BR> <BR> Grocery Shopping List with Meal Plan <BR> <link><BR>loads/2010/10/grocery_list_menu.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This one is sooooooo beautiful for Fall . . . <BR> <BR> Pretty fall menu planners and matching grocery lists <BR> <link><BR>-menu-planners-downloadable </link> <BR> There are 3 sets of designs: leaves, apples, & cornucopia. <BR> <BR> <BR> Free Meal Planne... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 13:10:02 EST Slow Cooker Cabbage and Beef Tenderloin Slow Cooker Cabbage and Beef Tenderloin <BR> <BR> Nutrition Info <BR> <BR> Calories: 162.0 <BR> Fat: 5.0g <BR> Carbohydrates: 10.4g <BR> Protein: 19.7g <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> Cabbage, fresh, 1 head, medium (about 5-3/4" dia) <BR> Beef, top sirloin, 16 oz <BR> Onions, raw, 1 medium (2-1/2" dia) <BR> Red Wine Vinegar, 4 tbsp <BR> *Pacific Natural Foods Organic Free Range Chicken Stock, 1 cup <BR> *Dry mustard or Mustard Powder, .5 tsp <BR> *Lawry's seasoned salt, 1 tsp <... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 06:53:24 EST fall crockpot recipes send them in now please ,it's that time of year,thanks Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:29:17 EST 14 Healthy & Delicious Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes 14 Healthy and Delicious Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes <BR> <link><BR>healthy_and_delicious_slow_cooker_chic<BR>ken_recipes </link> <BR> <BR> Plus get 3 points if you haven't already . . . Tue, 4 Sep 2012 15:11:03 EST Ro’s Slower Cooker Chili Here is the link!! I hope you enjoy it. I am new to adjusting things to be low sodium, so if you need to, please substitute where needed. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2199304 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>286</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 19:42:55 EST Labor Day Holiday Weekend Stephanie O'Dea's Top 10 Slow Cooker Potluck Dishes <BR> <link><BR>-10-slow-cooker-potluck-dishes.html </link> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 16:11:50 EST Hi! I'm new :) I am looking for nutritious, low calorie crock pot recipes - cheap ones! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I made a three ingredient split pea & ham soup which turned out really well. I REALLY loved coming home and not needing to cook. <BR> <BR> <BR> NEELIXNKES directed me to this team :) Wed, 29 Aug 2012 18:51:53 EST Hello from Pittsburgh! Hi everyone! My name is Jacy! I'm huge fan of the crockpot and I'm always looking for new recipes. I work for a check cashing company so I'm in my "cage" for 11-13 hours a day and I tend to cook in my crockpot at work a lot! I look forward to getting to know everyone and trying some of your recipes! Hopefully I can come up with a few of my own to share! :) Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:50:46 EST Gumbo in the CP? I have developed a really good (I think) chicken/sausage gumbo recipe. How would I adapt this to cook in the CP? Anyone ever cook gumbo in the CP? Sun, 19 Aug 2012 09:00:09 EST Hamilton Beach with the 3 different inserts? A couple of people mentioned that they had bought or were thinking of buying the Hamilton Beach 3 in one with the 2, 4 and 6 quart inserts. <BR> <BR> On the surface this sounds wonderful. I live in a very tiny apartment and don't have room for several different units but I sometimes need a smaller one, sometimes a medium size. <BR> <BR> So my question is simply..... how does this one cook. Does anyone have any concerns with the unit? Or raves? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for any informa... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:02:59 EST crock pot veggie chili •1 onion, diced <BR> •2 cloves garlic, minced <BR> •1 red or yellow bell pepper, chopped <BR> •2 carrots, grated or sliced thin <BR> •1 1/2 cup corn <BR> •1 zucchini, diced <BR> •2 cans kidney beans <BR> •2 15 ounce cans diced tomatoes <BR> •1/2 cup water <BR> •1 1/2 tbsp chili powder <BR> •1 tsp cumin <BR> •1/2 tsp red pepper flakes <BR> •dash cayenne pepper <BR> •dash tabasco sauce (optional) <BR> <BR> Preparation: <BR> <BR> Combine all ingredients in a crock pot or slow cooker. Cover and... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:47:08 EST Best way to do cheesy potatoes in crock pot? Hey team, <BR> I found a recipe on all recipes for cheesy potatoes. Does anyone have a way to cook real (fresh) potatoes in the crock pot? They seem to take longer to cook than a lot of recipes and so do the onions. Any ideas are appreciated! <BR> <BR><BR>-cheesy-potatoes/detail.aspx?event8=1&<BR>prop24=SR_Title&e11=cheesy%20potatoes%<BR>20crock%20pot&e8=Quick%20Search&event1<BR>0=1&e7=Home%20Page <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 15 Aug 2012 12:40:21 EST just joined SP Hi all, love my crock pot and love to try recipes, looking forward to meeting new people and making new friends Mon, 13 Aug 2012 20:12:32 EST New Member Hello All, I am looking forward to meeting you all and trying new crock recipes ! I love my crock and yes even use it during the summer, too busy to cook most of the time ! I just picked a ton of tomatoes and bell peppers, I want to can more tomatoes, stuff the peppers for dinner tonight, hoping I will find a good recipe for crock peppers =) <BR> <BR> Enjoy you day eveyone ! <BR> <BR> Dee Fri, 10 Aug 2012 10:24:34 EST slow cooker hawaiian meatballs recipe with turkey Slow Cooker Hawaiian Meatballs Recipe <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 32 oz. package of precooked, frozen meatballs <BR> (you could use turkey meatballs) <BR> 13.5 oz can of unsweetened pineapple chunks <BR> <BR> (put juice aside) <BR> 1 large green pepper, diced <BR> 1 cup of brown sugar <BR> <BR> 2 Tbl. cornstarch <BR> 2/3 cup of white vinegar <BR> 2 Tbl. Soy sauce <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Place meatballs in crock pot and top with green <BR> pepper and drained pineapple chunk... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 13:26:05 EST corned beef n cabbage For St. Patrick's Day or any cold winter day, this recipe for classic Corned Beef and Cabbage in the crockpot is delicious and super easy too. If you want to cook your corned beef the traditional way, see Classic Corned Beef. And don't forget to check out Start With ... Corned Beef for ways to use the yummy leftovers. <BR> <BR> Prep Time: 25 minutes <BR> <BR> Cook Time: 11 hours <BR> <BR> Total Time: 11 hours, 25 minutes <BR> <BR> Yield: 8 servings <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> •6 carrots... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 10:44:36 EST new crockpot time out with the old and in with the new,i will miss you old friend,how many crock pots have you had in your life?? Sun, 5 Aug 2012 20:22:57 EST Beef and Potato Casserole <BR> 2 lbs. Ground beef, browned and drained 1 teaspoon pepper <BR> 1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce 2 cups mashed potato flakes <BR> 1 small onion, chopped 1 1/2 cup sour cream <BR> 2 cloves garlic, minced 2/3 cup water <BR> 1pkg. (10 oz) frozen mixed vegetables 1 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese <B... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 01:21:22 EST Help--I need healthy, fast and easy dinner ideas This is my third week at a new job and I need help figuring out that age old question--What's for dinner. I am walking through the door to my husband and two growing boy with not a hug from the bunch but instead the question--What's for dinner?--We are hungry! <BR> <BR> Do any of you have healthy, fast and easy dinner ideas that can be pre-made? My husband does not cook but he doesn't mind pulling something out of the freezer and putting it into the oven. I would prefer to make meals where I... Tue, 15 May 2012 01:22:03 EST beef burgundy 1 1/2 lbs beef round steak, cut into 1-inch pieces (or use stew beef) <BR> 1 (10 3/4 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup <BR> 1 cup red wine <BR> 1 onion, chopped <BR> 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced (or 4oz canned) <BR> 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix <BR> 1 tablespoon garlic, minced <BR> Directions: <BR> 1Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker. Cover; cook on LOW 6-8 hours or until tender. <BR> <BR> Read more:<BR>ndy-for-t... Wed, 9 May 2012 10:00:56 EST All Day Crockpot Chicken All Day Crockpot Chicken has 6 ratings, 5 of them thumbs up. I will also add this recipe to the chicken & poultry recipe thread. If you make this, be sure and tell us how it turned out. This recipe calls for breasts, which you typically can't cook all day; and the cooking time specified is 5-6 hours on low. So I'm not sure why it's called "All Day" chicken; I'm thinking because they're including the time to marinate. The reviews said it was delicious, anyway. <BR> <link>southernfood.a... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:00:42 EST Hamilton Beach 5-Quart Crock Pot $20, Red orSilver Hamilton Beach Portable 5-Quart Crock Pot in Red or Silver Color Only $19.94 <BR> <link><BR>lton-beach-portable-5-quart-crock-pot-<BR>in-red-or-silver-color-only-19-94/ </link> Tue, 24 Apr 2012 23:24:02 EST Slow Cooker Chicken Stew <BR> I cut this recipe in half and used 4 cups of vegetable stock instead of water. I also used fresh garlic rather than garlic powder. My partner and I really liked the results, and half the recipe made enough for two meals. ****/***** <BR> <BR> Number of Servings: 8 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 pounds chicken, without skin or bone <BR> 2 cups carrots, chopped <BR> 4 cups potatoes, chopped <BR> 1 cup celery, chopped <BR> 1 onion, chopped <BR> 8 oz mushrooms <BR> 1 tsp each garlic po... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 13:03:01 EST HAPPY SPRING WHAT'S COOKING IN YOUR POT FOR SPRING GET TOGETHERS? Sun, 15 Apr 2012 08:08:30 EST Hi Everyone I'm New !!! Hello Everyone, My name is Chaunda .. Just stopped by to introduce myself to the group. Feel free to stop by my page and say hello.. I'm looking for friends and support ... Thanks God Bless ! Tue, 10 Apr 2012 10:15:10 EST Easter Dinner in the Slow Cooker Drool-worthy pictures, from A Year of Slow Cooking, Stephanie O'Dea. <BR> <BR> I want to try the last 3: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ter-dinner-in-slow-cooker.html </link> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 20:04:40 EST Brand New Crock Pot! And my first time ever owning one :) Therefore I'm very limited on recipes. What are your favorites? Mon, 2 Apr 2012 18:33:20 EST Buying suggestions It is time to replace my crockpot. Suggestions??? Wed, 28 Mar 2012 09:56:17 EST Question about reducing amount of CP ingredients I have a few recipes that I would like to try, but most feed 6. Since it is just my DH & myself, how can I reduce the ingredients & know how long to cook them? Wed, 28 Mar 2012 07:51:48 EST Rice problem Hey everyone! <BR> this is my first post on this team so please be gentle! hehe. I purchased my slow cooker at the start of the year and there are still a few things I'm trying to get the hang of. Last night I attempted to make Crockpot Chinese Chicken with Rice from<BR>il.asp?recipe=113712 . the recipe calls for rice to be put in on high for half an hour. i did this, it didn't seem to want to play ball. i ended up cooking the rice for over an hour. ... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 03:42:57 EST Beans Cooked kidney beans in crock pot for the first time. Then I added ketchup (no hfc), some agave and baked in oven . They were low sodium/ low sugar and really quite good. <em>104</em> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 18:06:36 EST Spring Forward - Set Clocks 1 Hr Ahead Before Bed If you live in The States and if Daylight Savings Time applies to your location, set clocks forward one hour before you go to bed tonight. At 2am Sunday while we're asleep, the time will change to 3am. <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> <em>52</em> <BR> <BR> Which way do you move the clock? A way to remember is a play on words; you "Spring Forward" in the Spring, moving the hands ahead one hour, and losing one hour of sleep. <BR> <BR> In the Fall you "Fall Back"; so Spring Forward & Fall Back is ... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 16:49:00 EST 90 days ago........ Ninety days ago today I joined SP. I believe that was the best thing I ever did for myself. I am not the same person I was when I joined. I blogged about my journey today on my spark page. I invite you to read my blog and to leave a comment If you have been a member for longer, did these changes happen to you, did you feel this way. If you haven't been here for 90 days yet, watch to see if you notice any of these changes happening to you. Sat, 10 Mar 2012 09:57:28 EST Better Homes and Gardens - Skinny Slow Cooker Does anyone have a copy of the Better Homes and Gardens - Skinny Slow Cooker magazine type book that came out a little while back? <BR> <BR> If so, which recipes do you like and can we start a thread here to share. I have not been able to find this book. <BR> <BR> Thanks, H <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 08:40:19 EST Slow Cooker TV Dinners What a great post by Stephanie O'Dea, The Crockpot Lady! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. She also addresses freezer cooking. Click on this link: <BR> <link><BR>w-cooker-tv-dinners.html </link> <BR> <BR> to get: <BR> <BR> 10 Chicken candidates for Slow Cooker TV Dinners: <BR> brown sugar chicken, honey garlic chicken, margarita chicken, chicken adobo, cream cheese chicken, applesauce chicken, lazy chicken, green pepper chicken, apricot... Wed, 15 Feb 2012 18:36:54 EST Got a HB Set and Forget Crockpot So excited. Plan on using it every week...need recipes :) Wed, 8 Feb 2012 13:18:28 EST CROCKPOT CHICKEN PROVENCAL <BR> <BR> <BR> CROCKPOT CHICKEN PROVENCAL. <BR> <BR> <BR> by Whitney Kathleen on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 3:59am <BR> . <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 5Minutes to Cook: 420Number of Servings: 6 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients24 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast1 yellow bell pepper, diced1 red bell pepper, diced1 (16 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed1 (14.5 oz ) can petite diced tomatoes with basil and oregano or any style of canned tomatoes1 dash salt1 dash bl... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 04:03:53 EST NEW RECIPE ? ADD HERE PLEASE <BR> <BR> <BR> CROCKPOT CHICKEN PROVENCAL. <BR> <BR> <BR> by Whitney Kathleen on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 3:59am <BR> . <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 5Minutes to Cook: 420Number of Servings: 6 <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients24 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast1 yellow bell pepper, diced1 red bell pepper, diced1 (16 oz) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed1 (14.5 oz ) can petite diced tomatoes with basil and oregano or any style of canned tomatoes1 dash salt1 dash bl... Tue, 7 Feb 2012 04:01:50 EST Anyone have a really good Carnita recipe? Anyone have a really good Carnita recipe? I bought myself a new Hamilton Beach Set and forget excited but need this to come out as flavorful Fri, 3 Feb 2012 12:50:51 EST VALENTINE LOVE DAY RECIPES?? ?IDEAS??? CROCK POT BEEF BURGUNDY SERVED OVER WHITE RICE :) Tue, 31 Jan 2012 02:21:23 EST new today i love my slow cooker year round. looking forward to getting lots of ideas from here.. <em>4</em> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 16:43:02 EST Crock Pot Website Here is a great website loaded with healthy recipes for the crock pot and good information: <BR> <BR> Enjoy: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If you have a favorite crock pot website let us know.(Thanks) <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2012 17:23:13 EST Looking for a pork stew recipe. Can anyone share their? I have a pork leg roast that I'd love to make for tonight. Thanks. Wed, 11 Jan 2012 14:19:20 EST pork roast pork roast in crock pot anyone-any ideas -----come on chefs Mon, 9 Jan 2012 15:04:18 EST SIMPLE RECIPES WANTED,POST HERE LOOKING FOR QUICK N EASY RECIPES TO THROW IN MY POT??? Sun, 8 Jan 2012 06:39:35 EST Best of 2011 from Crockpot Recipe Exchange Top Crock Pot Recipes of 2011 <BR> <link><BR>op-crock-pot-recipes-of-2011.html </link> <BR> Crock Pot Cheesecake in a Jar <BR> &#65279;Crock Pot Balsamic Chicken <BR> Crock Pot Hamburger Patties <BR> Crock Pot Chicken, Broccoli and Cheese Tater Tot Casserole <BR> Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup <BR> Crock Pot Chocolate Chip Blondies <BR> Crock Pot Iced Cinnamon Biscuits <BR> Crock Pot Nutella Hot Chocolate <BR> <BR> And 2010's Best: <BR> <link>crockpotreci... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:55:12 EST New Years Black-eyed Pea Crock Pot Recipes Please add yours. Here are two from Stephanie O'Dea, The Crock Pot Lady. <BR> <BR> If you're a veggie, change the chicken broth to veggie broth, the sausage to TVP, tofu, or veggie sausage, and so on. <BR> <BR> HOPPIN' JOHN <BR> Hoppin' John is traditionally made on New Year's Day to bring good luck and prosperity throughout the entire calendar year (black-eyed peas, collards, sausage, rice). I've heard of this but never made it. I don't use rice, and I serve the greens on the side. Thi... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 20:36:43 EST Christmas Flash Mob I didn't have internet connectivity yesterday, so I'm sending my Christmas greetings to those on the team who celebrate Christmas, today. <BR> <BR> 5 mins and worth every minute. Click on link below. <BR> <BR> <em>460</em> Merry <em>445</em> Christmas <em>460</em> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_embedded&v=Vnt7euRF5Pg </link> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:52:22 EST Sweet and Sour Chicken I just made this the other day and it's even better as a leftover reheated. <BR> <BR> Chicken breast (deboned) <BR> 1 jar apricot <BR> 1 jar salsa <BR> 1 packet of Taco packet <BR> 1 cup of water. <BR> <BR> My husband liked it as well and he is a very fussy eater. Thu, 22 Dec 2011 11:26:26 EST Delani i'm new to this. any tips for me?? Tue, 13 Dec 2011 13:14:30 EST the batchelor pad crock pot Hello, I have a crock pot which ( I am embarssed to say ) I bought it over a year ago and still have not used it once. I live on my own and it would be good for me to plan my meals and on weekends make multiples serves of food that i can store in the freezer. <BR> <BR> I live in a one bedroom apartment and space is at a premium on the kitchen benches, I put my crockpot in the cupboard last summer after it had been on the bench unused all winter. <BR> I live in South AUstralia and it woul... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 07:47:06 EST SHARE YOUR HOLIDAY RECIPES FOR THE CROCKPOT I NEED SOME OF THESE PLEASE Fri, 9 Dec 2011 08:48:57 EST i am your new team leader lets go team,please visit my page Tue, 6 Dec 2011 05:51:50 EST Do You Need a Crockpot Meal Idea? Bookmark This. Here are 100 links to 100 crockpot meals, a wide variety and selection. Just another resource on one of those days when you have X on hand but don't know what to make with it; or a full pantry but no inspiration. <BR> <BR> Scroll down for the links. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>-in-your-crockpot.html </link> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 17:37:43 EST What are Your Fav Crock Pot Thanksgiving Recipes? Please post them here. <BR> <BR> Please provide an active link (a dynamic link others can click on) to the recipe if applicable. You can do this by clicking on the button that says, "ADD A LINK". Copy and paste the path / URL, into the window that opens after you click on the ADD A LINK button. <BR> <BR> The "ADD A LINK" button is located next to the "ADD AN EMOTICON" button. <BR> <BR> Whenever it's possible, please include size of crock pot, setting, how long, and nutrition info. I u... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 18:53:23 EST Are You Interested in Co-Leading with Me? I'm looking for potential coleaders who log on to SparkPeople daily, and who use their crockpot frequently - weekly, or at least a couple times a month. You do not have to be an expert at anything. Just genuinely interested in this team, and SparkPeople, and other SparkMembers' journeys. <BR> <BR> I recently didn't have internet access for 2.5 weeks, and it would have been nice to know someone else in a leadership position was able to help out during that time. <BR> <BR> Sparkmail me ... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 19:01:25 EST Slow Cooking for 2? Anyone out there had any luck scaling down recipes for smaller groups? I have a 2 and a 6 quart slow cooker. I use my 6 quart just about every time we have company, but I don't like leftovers. Are there any good recipes that call for a 2 quart slow cooker and don't have more than 4 servings (preferably with at least a 10 hour cook time)? Mon, 31 Oct 2011 16:42:16 EST HI I AM back <BR> <BR> I need to learn to make receipts I loved my slow cooker <BR> <BR> <BR> kathy from arizona <em>18</em> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 13:42:43 EST Halloween Slow Cooker Recipes from Stephanie O'Dea Please forgive my absence, I have no internet connection. <BR> <BR> I highly recommend Stephanie O'Dea, The Crock Pot Lady, A Year of Slow Cooking, all year around. But for Halloween she's helping us out with a few recipes. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>loween-slow-cooker-recipes.html </link> <BR> <BR> Witch's Brew <BR> Caramel Apples <BR> Autumn Sausage Casserole <BR> Chocolate and Marshmallow Fondue <BR> Jamaican Pumpkin Soup <BR> Mulled Wine <BR> Pizza Soup... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:05:08 EST Crockpot Soups ? Does anyone have good crockpot soup recipes out there ? The weather is finally getting cold now and it sure would be nice to have some home made soup once a week. Janice <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> Tue, 25 Oct 2011 16:57:21 EST Slow Cooker Trouble Shooting What an adorable picture. Not to mention wonderful, spot-on advice from Stephanie O'Dea, The Crock Pot Lady. <BR> <link><BR>w-cooker-troubleshooting.html </link> Sun, 16 Oct 2011 14:28:27 EST Crocktober 11 End of Summer Harvest Soup <BR> <link><BR>f-summer-harvest-soup-5-dinner-challen<BR>ge.html </link> <BR> <BR> Substitute any autumn veggies you have. This is a great Pantry Recipe, as well (pasta, diced tomatoes). Tue, 11 Oct 2011 11:08:45 EST Crocktober 10 Baked Apples <BR> <link><BR>bakedapples.shtml </link> <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 16:10:02 EST Crocktober 6 Yummy soup recipes! Many are crock pot (or can be): <BR> <link><BR>10/soup-recipes.html </link> Thu, 6 Oct 2011 12:45:57 EST Crocktober 3rd Butternut Squash Soup, Light & Healthy <BR> <link><BR>ckpot-butternut-squash-soup-recipe.html </link> Mon, 3 Oct 2011 21:10:39 EST Crocktober 1st In honor of Crocktober, I'm posting Stephanie's Crockpot Acorn Squash recipe, I have personally made it and it's terrific: <BR> <link><BR>died-acorn-squash-slow-cooker-recipe.html </link> <BR> <BR> A tip to cutting hard squashes (without harming yourself), complements of Leanne Ely, FlyLady's friend: after washing, prick all over with a fork. Microwave 1-3 mins, since squash vary greatly in size. The skin will peel very easily, or cut very easily, dep... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 18:26:24 EST Are You Ready for Crocktober? Question of the day: What month begins tomorrow? <BR> <BR> Nooooo! Wrong! Tomorrow is Crocktober!!! <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I got the terminology and idea from Stephanie O'Dea, The Crock Pot Lady. She is fantastic. I don't remember what she does, it will sure be interesting to follow her this month, but instead of posting a weekly recipe I'll be posting seasonal Autumn crock pot recipes for the team. <BR> <em>4</em> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 22:22:20 EST weekly crock pot recipe 9/25-10/1 Green Apple and Chicken Slow-Cooker Stew <BR> <BR> 1 lb. potatoes, peeled and sliced 1/4" thick <BR> 1 lb. carrots, sliced 1/4" thick <BR> 1 lg. tangy green apple (Granny Smith is ideal), with peel, thinly sliced <BR> 6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves <BR> 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped <BR> 1 T. dark brown sugar <BR> 1 t. salt <BR> 1/2 t. cayenne pepper <BR> 1/4 t. freshly grated nutmeg <BR> 1/8 t. ground cloves <BR> 1 c. unsweetened apple juice <BR> 2 T. fresh lemon juice <BR> <B... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 09:59:39 EST Weekly Crockpot Recipe Sept 19 - 24 I'm making Ree Drummond's aka The Pioneer Woman's, Italian Chicken Soup. I'm leaving the cream out to make it a lighter broth-based soup, and I'm converting it to the crock pot. Ree doesn't do crock pots (I know, I know; we have to convert her!!) <BR> <BR> I'm a little concerned about the zucchini and peppers; probably will add them an hour before the end. <BR> <BR> And I'm definitely adding Italian white beans, cannellini, because they are so healthy and because they're Italian and beca... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:08:04 EST Suggestions for a CP Chicken throw together! Happy Funday ya Yall! <BR> I had some bone in chicken breast, good size about 4-5. <BR> I threw them in the CP with Low Sodium chicken broth, chopped celery, chopped bell peppers (all colors) a little garlic clove and some old bay seasoning along with some garlic pepper seasoning. I have NO clue what this is gonna be like when it's done. Any suggestions on additions or what to serve this on, over or with? <BR> <BR> Thanks and I look forward to all the fall CP recipes we will be sharing. ... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:19:22 EST Hey there! ^_^ Hi All, <BR> I joined SparkPeople back in 2008 and completely forgot about it. I’d never been overweight, until I got married back in 2005 and started taking birth control pills. My Dr. took me off the pills not only due to weight gain, but due to other health issues as well. I’ve tried many times to start a weight loss program, but fail each and every single time. I get discouraged very easily. This time is different, however. I had my baby boy on December 2010, and he is my motivation! ... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 09:28:56 EST Weekly Crockpot Recipe Sept 11 - 17 Pork and Sweet Potatoes <BR> <BR> 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin, cut into 3/4-inch thick pieces <BR> 3 cups raw peeled and sliced sweet potatoes <BR> 1/2 cup chopped onion <BR> 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper <BR> 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes <BR> 2 tablespoons brown sugar <BR> 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, optional <BR> 1 teaspoon dried parsley <BR> 1/8 teaspoon black pepper <BR> <BR> Spray crockery with cooking spray. Combine pork, sweet potatoes, onion, and green bell pepper. Combine t... Sun, 11 Sep 2011 20:35:56 EST Join Me!! I started the Try Something New Recipe Challenge over at the message boards. You post a recipe that you haven't tried, then make it and review it. It will be nice motivation to try new healthy recipes and then we will have a big collection of tested/reviewed recipes to choose from. Check it out! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>oard.asp#Anchor25326163 </link> Tue, 6 Sep 2011 13:32:51 EST Weekly Crockpot Recipe Sep 5-9; Farewell to Summer BBQ Beef (CarolFaithWalkr's) <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=756821 </link> <BR> <BR> Potluck Beans (Stephanie O'Dea's) <BR> <link><BR>luck-beans-slow-cooker-recipe.html </link> Sun, 4 Sep 2011 15:30:49 EST In need of some healthy dinner recipes I just signed my kids up for Tae Kwan Do on Mondays and Wednesdays. They leave at 4:30, and don`t get back until 7pm. I need some good easy, fast, kid pleasing ( I know this is asking a lot lol) recipes, that I can make ahead, and just cook when I get home. As it is, they are eating before they go, but its stuff like Kraft Dinner, or hot dogs. <BR> <BR> Thanks. <BR> Wed, 31 Aug 2011 10:34:19 EST Weekly Crockpot Recipe Aug 28 - Sep 3: Yogurt This one uses Stephanie O'Dea's recipe (embedded link is provided). <BR> <link><BR>a%e2%80%99s-savings-with-slow-cooker-y<BR>ogurt.html </link> <BR> Stephanie O'Dea is The Crock Pot Lady, her site is A Year of Slow Cooking. When you click on the link to her site, read the comments at Stephanie's site. It tells you how to make the yogurt thicker (if desired). Sun, 28 Aug 2011 10:28:22 EST Fall Goals 4Q11 The fourth quarter of 2011 (4Q11) starts in a week. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the 4 remaining months of the year, what would you like to accomplish in your personal life before the Fall & Winter Holidays start, and before 2012 starts? <BR> <BR> And food-wise, do you have plans for Crocktober? September is the transition month, but many are already getting out their crock pots to help deal with time management issues from school starting up, as well as football etc. Wed, 24 Aug 2011 14:29:42 EST new bee Hi every one <BR> <BR> I am from sunny arizona <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to learning about crockpot dinners. I cook for hubby and I. <BR> <BR> Its hot. Too hot for the oven. I like the idea of making cooking Easier. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> what is the difference from a slow cooker ????? i have one of those. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 15:37:00 EST Weekly Crockpot Recipe Aug 21-27: Creole Crockpot Creole Chicken, Creole Black Beans, and Shrimp Creole <BR> <BR> ********************** <BR> <BR> Creole Chicken <BR> <link><BR>nfood_1_46.htm </link> <BR> What I like about this recipe is no extra-step cooking - you do it all in the crockpot. <BR> <BR> 1 pound boneless chicken thighs, skin removed, cut into 1-inch pieces <BR> 1 can (14.5 ounces) tomatoes with juice <BR> 1 1/2 cups chicken broth <BR> 8 ounces fully cooked smoked sausage, slic... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 13:53:10 EST Newly married and fallen in love with crock pot! Both my husband and I are incredibly busy with our work, but I love love love to cook! When we received a crock pot as a wedding gift I about died from happiness! The only bad thing was I was making the worlds most unhealthy recipes in it! I am hear to get some great recopies that wont make me feel like a terrible person for eating... EXCITED TO BE HERE! <em>334</em> Thu, 18 Aug 2011 18:11:54 EST Weekly Crockpot Recipe Aug 14 - 20: Freezer How To How to Buy in Bulk, Divide It, Season It, Freeze It, Then Cook It in the Crock Pot. <BR> <link><BR>feature=player_embedded </link> <BR> <BR> I DO do this same thing, as a single, it works great for large families but she IS correct it's also great for singles. <BR> <BR> Remember to match the size of your freezer bag contents, to the size of your crockpot. If you have a large crockpot it should be 2/3rds full; if you are single and have a small crockpo... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:58:56 EST Hello I'm looking forward to getting new healthy crock pot recipes. I really like cooking with my crock pot. <em>30</em> Sat, 13 Aug 2011 19:53:31 EST Healthy, Chicken Enchilada, Tortilla Soup! I LOVE this recipe and you can freeze it in containers and eat it for weeks. LOVE it! If you are a vegan, you can leave the chicken out. Also, add or delete any items you want. That's the fun of Crock Pot cooking I think. I will try to put the measurements in, but I usually eyeball everything. <BR> If there are any questions, please let me know. <BR> <BR> Enchilada Chicken Tortilla Soup! <BR> 1 box of Low Sodium Chicken Broth <BR> 1 can of black beans, rinsed. <BR> 1 can of chopped to... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 12:49:57 EST Hi Newbie to CP Team. Hi, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE CP cooking. It saves time and you can make such healthy and yummy food. I have some great recipes I have created and I look forward to posting them along with using the ones you have already posted. <em>4</em> Tue, 9 Aug 2011 12:34:39 EST Weekly Crock Pot Recipe Aug 3 - 13: BBQ Chicken Yes it's true, between job hunting, preparing to move, and having no internet or intermittent internet, I've been away from SP. <BR> <BR> But the good news is, I've been collecting some really good BBQ Chicken recipes. Each is posted here because of a different attribute. <BR> <BR> I cook a large crockpot full once, usually chicken leg quarters when they go on sale, and serve whole chicken pieces on the bone for a couple dinners a few days apart, like Mon dinner, Tues lunch, and Fri dinn... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 19:19:54 EST My Crockpot/S Slowcooker Web Site Hi if you would like to check out my Crockpot recipe website here is the URL....I have lots of YUMMY crockpot recipes....also lots of other categories too...ENJOY!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>1.html </link> <BR> <BR> I also have Tips and Information on Crockpot cooking on my Home Page <BR> <BR> Pattianne <em>213</em> Wed, 20 Jul 2011 19:39:57 EST Weekly Crockpot Recipe July 17 - 23 Summer Pasta Sauce with Fresh Basil <BR> <link><BR>ow-cooker-summer-pasta-sauce-with-fres<BR>h-basil/ </link> <BR> <BR> She writes: <BR> <BR> I fell in love with all the vibrant colors at the farmers market this weekend! There were various shades of eggplant from lavender to deep purple, peppers of all colors and heat, even Italian tomatoes in red, yellow, and orange. <BR> <BR> The colors memorized me into buying more eggplant than I can typically sn... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 06:43:19 EST Summertime Pantry Challenge Anyone? Just testing the waters to see if anyone is interested in a Summertime Pantry Challenge. <BR> <BR> In June, with the start of summer and family activities, coinciding with skyrocketing food and gasoline prices, a bunch of mommy bloggers and frugal bloggers I follow (tho I'm single, no children) decided to have a No Spend June Challenge. The goal was to not spend ANYTHING unless they absolutely had to. <BR> <BR> During June, the idea caught on and then morphed. <BR> <BR> Several blogger... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:35:38 EST Crockpot in the Summer?! I generally think of crockpot and thing soup and stew and cold weather foods. <BR> Can we post nice "summery" crockpot recipes here? Thu, 14 Jul 2011 00:15:27 EST Weekly Crockpot Recipe July 10 - 16 LIME CILANTRO CHICKEN <BR> <BR> Healthy Summer Slow Cooker Recipes <BR> <link><BR>summer-slow-cooker-recipes </link> <BR> Ready to try some summer slow cooking? Here is the first of five (click on link above to see the other four) slow cooker recipes to get you started. <BR> <BR> Lime Cilantro Chicken <BR> <BR> This recipe works great for chicken that you use for quesadillas or nachos, or you can simply serve the chicken with cooked brown rice and ve... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 04:42:15 EST 4th of July Crockpot Recipes Who is crock potting for the 4th of July in the States, 2nd of July in Canada? Please list them here. <BR> <BR> Have a Sparkling Fourth, and Keep Sparking Through It! <BR> <em>283</em> <em>236</em> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:49:26 EST Menu Plan Challenge *Post your menu plan <BR> *When possible include recipe links <BR> *Include at least one crock pot recipe Tue, 28 Jun 2011 17:19:59 EST Weekly Crockpot Recipe June 26 - July 2 Manhattan-Style Clam Chowder <BR> <link><BR>nfood_1_38.htm </link> <BR> 1/4 pound salt pork or bacon, diced <BR> 1 cup chopped onion <BR> 2 medium carrots, diced <BR> 3 ribs celery, sliced <BR> 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes <BR> 1 can (28 ounces) tomatoes <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons salt <BR> 3 cans clams (approx. 7 ounces each) minced clams with liquid <BR> 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper <BR> 1 bay leaf <BR> 1 1/2 teaspoons dried leaf thyme, crumbled <BR> ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 02:34:31 EST I Recommend This Team Member's Blog If you like it as much as I do, you might want to vote for it . . . <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4321690 </link> Mon, 27 Jun 2011 02:23:18 EST Weekly Crock Pot Recipe June 19 - 25 Happy Father's Day everyone! My heavenly Father adopted me and I'm very happy with Him. I'm back from my SparkBreak and have a recipe for you. Fathers may want some all-out meat dish like pulled BBQ beef or pork, or crock pot ribs, so since that's traditional I thought I'd share something that's not. <BR> <BR> So here is Ham and Bean Soup, from's weekly emailed crock pot recipe. <BR> <link><BR>up/r/cpweekly36.htm </link> <BR> This would... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 00:48:38 EST Kid-friendly: 100 Days of Summer Kid-friendly: 100 Days of Summer <BR> <link><BR>summer/ </link> Tue, 7 Jun 2011 16:36:08 EST 46 Freezer Meals in 4 Hrs for About $95 46 Freezer Meals in Four Hours for About $95 <BR> <link><BR>06/freezer-meals-on-cheap.html </link> Mon, 6 Jun 2011 15:00:12 EST "The Spark" is on SALE at Amazon for $1.99(kindle) Its on sale as a Sunshine Deal for those of us who have not yet been able to get it. Its only $1.99 right now (for kindle) I bought mine this morning! Thu, 2 Jun 2011 14:03:02 EST I'm Moving & on Spark Break FYI I won't be responding til approx June 8th. Keep Spark Crocking! Wed, 1 Jun 2011 19:42:27 EST Weekly Crock Pot Recipe May 29 - June 4 Welcome June! Happy Memorial Day every one! <BR> <BR> Well I'm moving so I won't be on SP, probably for the rest of the week. Have a great week every one! <BR> <BR> Here are some potluck and cook-out recipes that you can use your crock pot with during the Holiday if you so choose. See a recent blog of mine for homemade BBQ recipe. <BR> <BR> Crockpot Pulled Pork <BR> <link><BR>nfood_1_33.htm </link> <BR> Pork shoulder roast, about 4 pounds <BR> 2 med... Mon, 30 May 2011 07:13:19 EST Hey!!! Hi everyone! I am super stoked about this team because I absolutely adore my crock pot!! It is the best invention ever! Can't wait to start browsing through all the recipes! Thu, 26 May 2011 20:38:42 EST Weekly Crock Pot Recipe May 22 - 28 Chef Meg's Slow Cooker Beef Roast with Vegetables <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1245308 </link> <BR> <BR> Try using an English Cut Beef Roast. It is economical and flavorful. This cut of meat comes from the shoulder or neck area of the animal. Caution; don't try to roast this cut of meat in the oven without a liquid, it is best suited for slow cooking with a liquid, a slow cooker is ideal! Make sure you cut your vegetables to a medium to large dice - I us... Sun, 22 May 2011 01:18:46 EST Weekly Crock Pot Recipe May 15 - 21 Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=20706 </link> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 6 cups water <BR> 2 carrots, grated <BR> 1 cup celery, chopped <BR> 1 cup split peas, dry <BR> 1/4 tsp parsley, dried <BR> 1/4 tsp garlic powder <BR> 2 potatoes, diced <BR> 1/2 onion, diced <BR> Normally I would use diced ham, today I didn't have any so I used 2 chicken drumsticks, breaded and precooked. <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> Place all ingredients in t... Mon, 16 May 2011 01:50:21 EST Need a Crockpot greek yogurt recipie Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I know I saw a post for a recipie for making greek yogurt in a crockpot, but I cannot find it. Anyone have a link or a copy? Mon, 9 May 2011 13:58:34 EST Weekly Crock Pot Recipe May 8 - 14 Easy Garlic Thyme Chicken <BR> <link><BR>nfood_1_31.htm </link> <BR> Scroll down (after opening the link above) for more chicken recipes. <BR> <BR> 5 cloves garlic, minced <BR> 1 heaping teaspoon dried leaf thyme, crumbled <BR> 6 chicken breast halves, with bone, skin removed <BR> 1/4 cup orange juice <BR> 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar <BR> <BR> Wash chicken breast halves; pat dry. Place chicken in slow cooker; sprinkle with garlic and thyme then pour... Sun, 8 May 2011 17:18:44 EST Cinco de Mayo Yes, it's celebrated in the US more than it is in Mexico - kind of like St. Patrick's Day and the Corned Beef they don't eat in Ireland, and the meat many don't eat during Lent, you know? Nevertheless, it's fun, and I love Mexican food, TOO MUCH, whether or authentic or Tex-Mex doesn't matter. Do you celebrate? If so how do you celebrate? Check out the extra links and videos in these, as well: <BR> <BR> Quick and Easy Recipes for Cinco de Mayo <BR> <link> Thu, 5 May 2011 16:56:30 EST Weekly Crockpot Recipe May 1-7 I'm making these Spicy Pinto Beans in preparation for Cinco de Mayo on Thursday. Also, black beans with hot chilies are extremely good. Use them as a side, or burrito filling, or see the serving suggestions below. Also when you click on and open the article, see the recipe for Marie's Mexican Pinto Beans. <BR> <BR> <BR> Spicy Pinto Beans <BR> <link><BR>nfood_1_30.htm </link> <BR> Serve these pinto beans with cornbread and slaw for a great meatless di... Tue, 3 May 2011 18:53:14 EST Your Ideas: May Goals, Challenge, & Improvements? Okay would like to hear from you all; what's working, what could be improved, ideas you have for new Team Goals (where the red bars are on the Team Page), Challenges and Fun things, Improvements, what's working and what's not, etc. Post them here! All input welcome! Anyone interested in exercise challenge, weightloss challenge, crock pot challenge, etc.? If yes, share your ideas for them please. <BR> <BR> <em>250</em> <em>189</em> <em>4</em> <em>286</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <B... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:15:47 EST Heart Rate and Pedometer Monitor - I need Advice <em>213</em> Hello Sparky's <BR> <BR> Ok ... I have a problem and I need some opinions and advice. In recognition of my first year anniversary of quitting smoking my daughter bought me a set a resistance cords (which I love) and a NB Monitor and Pedometer. It is a watch but it's main purpose is to keep track of my heart rate (resting and during exercise); how many steps, miles, and calories I burn. This was no cheap gift .... it cost her $70. My issue with it is that the setup directio... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 15:18:15 EST Crockpot for One? <em>213</em> Hi, <BR> <BR> I just joined the team, but to be honest, I don't even own a crockpot yet. However, I am thinking about buying one. I'm just not sure if it's the right decision, because I live on my own. Most people that are using the crockpot, seem to be cooking for a family or at least a two person household. <BR> <BR> So my question is, does a crockpot make sense if you are cooking for just one person? What about freezing or re-heating the leftovers? I really like the fact ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 14:33:50 EST Easter Recipes for the Slow Cooker The Crock Pot Lady, Stephanie O'Dea, sent out an email, "Easter Recipes for the Slow Cooker". <BR> <link><BR>ter-recipes-for-slow-cooker.html </link> <BR> <BR> In it she lists links to the following crock pot recipes for Easter: <BR> <BR> MAIN COURSES: <BR> Honey Glazed Ham <BR> Maple Ham <BR> Lemon and Rosemary Lamb <BR> Traditional Leg of Lamb <BR> Leg of Lamb with Prunes <BR> <BR> <BR> SIDE DISHES: <BR> Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Crea... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:25:24 EST Aren't Crock Pots the best invention ever? I am excited about being part of this Sparks team. Thanks for all the great Crock Pot recipes. I could not manage my life without my Crock Pot. Love the Sparks Community! <BR> I need more friends! Wed, 13 Apr 2011 10:33:15 EST Easter & Seder 2011 Crock Pot Recipes Posted Here Is anyone crock potting for Easter or Passover this year? If so what will you put in your slow cooker? Please share and post your crock pot recipe here. <BR> <BR> <em>451</em> <em>286</em> <em>145</em> <em>449</em> <em>286</em> <em>450</em> <em>452</em> Tue, 12 Apr 2011 14:06:23 EST Daringold I don't like introducing myself. There is SO much to say... and nothing seems to really encompass all I mean, so... with that in mind... <BR> <BR> I usually eat in the work dining hall. I found SparkPeople through a friend on Facebook. I have started finding my way around (-: thank u DDOORN for welcoming me as soon as I joined, and answering my few of my questions :-). I started by tracking my water and veggie/fruit servings. I have also set a 1st step weight goal, and have started tracking ... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 16:21:38 EST Crock pot recipe cooking times I am very interested in starting to use my crock pot more but I always get caught up on the cooking times on recipes. There are some recipes that look really great but they say "cook on low" for any where between 4 - 6 hours. I work all day so would not be home when the recipe is "done" Will the recipe burn? Fri, 1 Apr 2011 11:18:08 EST 7 Quart Manual Crockpot $24.50 & $29.50 on Amazon What crock pots have you been eyeing, and why? What's the source of the best prices you have found? <BR> <BR> If I wanted a little one, for oatmeal, dips, gravy, or cooking for two, I'd buy one at Goodwill, they always have littles ones. I have my been eyeing a 7qt oval, however. I'd like to be able to do small turkeys, and my largest 5.5qt crockpot is round which makes it even smaller. <BR> <BR> Amazing price, I don't think I've ever seen a 7 qt even at Walmart for this price. There is ... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 18:32:04 EST Make Your Own Ingredients & Dairy Products Make Your Own Ingredients <BR> <link><BR>ningredients/a/Make_Ingredients.htm?nl=1 </link> <BR> <BR> How to Make Your Own Dairy Products (several of these can be done in the crockpot) <BR> <link><BR>ningredients/a/Make-Your-Own-Dairy-Pro<BR>ducts.htm?nl=1 </link> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 04:00:45 EST Happy St. Patrick's Day Happy St. Patrick's Day Everyone! <BR> <BR> Do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Why or why not? <BR> <BR> If today is a holiday you celebrate, how do you do so? Do you drink green beer <em>439</em> or the dark Guiness, and do the Irish dancing? Do you wear green? Did you decorate your home for St. Patrick's Day? What traditions do you have? <BR> <BR> Or is this a religious day for you; do you celebrate it as a holyday and celebrate the Feast of Saint Patrick? <BR> <BR> <em>437... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 07:00:33 EST Inspirational, Motivational, or Just Fun From tears to cheers, if you have have video, quotes, success story, etc please share it here if it will be encouraging to others. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 17:51:34 EST I am old But I am New I have been on Sparks for a while. I was doing great then I lost my way so now I am back with a stronger me. I am here to loose weight and eat healthy for me, my self and I first. I do love using my crock pot it makes it so much easier for me when I am working. I am from upstate NY. Wed, 16 Mar 2011 07:38:24 EST what crock pot should I buy for two need suggestions please. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 17:01:20 EST A Quick Look at the Best Slow Cookers A Quick Look at the Best Slow Cookers <BR> <link><BR>uick_look_at_the_best_slow_cookers </link> <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts on the content of this article? Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:28:27 EST Skippy Peanut Butter Recall How to Make Sure Your Peanut Butter Is Safe <BR> By Reader's Digest Editors <BR> <BR> Before you make your kids a PB&J for lunch tomorrow, check your pantry. Unilever, one of the world’s largest food conglomerates, has just announced a recall involving two varieties of its Skippy peanut butter because of fears of salmonella contamination. The possibly tainted products include jars of Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread that were so... Thu, 10 Mar 2011 14:24:42 EST Pasta, Rice, Risotto Baked Ziti with Pepperoni, Mushrooms, and Ricotta <BR> Source: Slow Cooker Revolution <BR> <BR> 2 T extra virgin olive Oil <BR> 2 onions, minced <BR> 10 oz white mushrooms, sliced thin <BR> 1 small green pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped <BR> 4 garlic cloves, minced <BR> 1 t dried oregano <BR> 28 oz rushed tomatoes <BR> 1/2 cup heavy cream <BR> 8 oz ziti <BR> 6 oz sliced pepperoni <BR> 1/2 t salt <BR> 1/2 t pepper <BR> 15 oz tomato sauce <BR> Hot water, as needed <BR> 1 cup Ricotta cheese... Wed, 9 Mar 2011 20:05:17 EST My Menu I wasn't sure where to post my dinner menu so I decided to make a new topic. <BR> <BR> Dinner will be: <BR> <BR> Pinto Beans <BR> Salmon Patties <BR> Collard Greens <BR> Seasoned Potatoes <BR> Cornbread Wed, 2 Mar 2011 11:47:36 EST Pantry Challenge 2011 <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <em>437</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> Let's have an eat-down-the-pantry challenge for the month of March! The holidays are over, and in March there will be lots of frozen food sales going on because March is 'Frozen Food Month' in grocery stores due to the cyclical nature of frozen foods production. <BR> <BR> You know that mystery package in the freezer you've been shoving to the back because you don't want to deal with ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 06:58:13 EST Coming Soon: March Pantry Challenge We have alot of new team members, so I decided to go ahead and announce we're having a March Pantry Challenge, to eat down our pantries. We'll "shop at home" from our pantries first, and only go grocery shopping for fresh stuff etc. as needed. Not all of the recipes from our pantries will be crockpot recipes, and that's perfectly fine and to be expected. <BR> <BR> We had a Feb Pantry Challenge and it was great but alot of us wanted to continue another month, yes we had that much stockpiled i... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:20:20 EST Sum It Up: Feb Pantry Challenge Summary For those who participated in the Feb Pantry Challenge, we still have 5 full days left, but please be thinking about what we learned this month and what we accomplished; then post it towards the end of the month on the Pantry Challenge Thread, here's the link: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=5025x5523x3<BR>9585142 </link> Wed, 23 Feb 2011 13:12:22 EST 1 or 2 serving recipes I have a Continental Electric 2-qt. Slow Cooker that I received as a gift last year. I have never used it because all the recipes I've seen out there are for the bigger crock pots or huge serving sizes. Most of the time it's just me who I want to feed. Are there any recipe websites or books out there for these smaller crock pots and smaller serving sizes (1-2 servings) I saw the one link for that would automatically adjust the ingredients, but it did not adjust the cooking time... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:45:55 EST Saint Patrick's Day 2011 Crockpot Recipes Potatoes. Cabbage. Corned Beef. Carrots & Onion. What else? <BR> <BR> I love the yellow St. Patrick's Rose, has tips of the petals that are slightly greenish, just a tinge, but the best thing about them is they have the most beautiful fragrance. I look forward to them every year. You know how many cultured roses smell like nothing at all, which is really disappointing? Safeway grocery store for those of you in the States, has a dozen long stem, large roses for $10 every day throughout the... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:12:09 EST Batch cooking and Cooking on the Fly Hi all! I am fairly new to the team and I have to admit I am more than a bit overwhelmed! I was looking on the Pantry Challenge thread and you all overwhelm me! Sheesh! I need to pick your brains for some ideas. I have never been a big one on batch cooking and would desperately like some ideas. What do you guys do to batch cook? How do you use the foods that you batch cook? <BR> <BR> I am expecting and my baby is due in August. My goal between now and then is to get my deep freeze we... Sun, 13 Feb 2011 21:54:58 EST Howdy!! Hi, guys and gals! I'm Mandy. I'm a work-outside-the-home, married, mother of two who knows that cooking dinner at home saves money and calories. I love my crock pot and want to use it even more than I already do! Was so excited to see how active this team is. <BR> <BR> Check out my spark people blog. I've been blogging about my kid friendly, busy mom dinners. <BR> <BR> Can't wait to check out more of this team! Fri, 11 Feb 2011 18:53:26 EST Stocking Your Pantry w/Superfoods on the Cheap 15 Superfoods For Under $20 (And How To Prepare Them): Stocking Your Pantry on the Cheap <BR> <link><BR>h/15-superfoods-for-under-20-stocking-<BR>your-pantry-on-the-cheap.html </link> <BR> <BR> You're invited to join us on the Pantry Challenge, it's never too late, just jump right in: <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=5025x5523x3<BR>9585142 </link> Wed, 9 Feb 2011 23:51:20 EST New team member from Ireland! Hi there team! I got a crockpot about a year ago from my local Freecycle group, but haven't used it much. I'm hoping to get lots of fab ideas here. <BR> <BR> See you around! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <em>4</em> Wed, 9 Feb 2011 08:09:38 EST Team Goal: Try a New Crockpot Recipe On the team page you'll notice 5 team goals. One of the 5 is to try a new crock pot recipe, and post about it. <BR> <BR> The following is something I've been wanting to try for awhile now, I will let you know how it turns out, and post it on the "Other" Recipe Thread if it's good. <BR> <BR> APPLE CINNAMON CROCKPOT OATMEAL <BR> *2 cups of oats - I'm using Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (not steel cut, not Irish) and will let you know what happens. <BR> *1 chopped apple <BR> * tsp. cinnamon <B... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 20:09:18 EST New to the team Can't really say that I'm a big crockpot cooker guy. My wife, Mama Joy, does the bulk of that. I do an occasional chili or whatever, but she does most of it. BUT, the reason I joined the team is that I like finding cool crockpot recipes for her to make. Really nice of me eh? Really, my wife is amazing and we're pretty much a team. <BR> So, anyway, we're a really, really, really busy family. So the crockpot stuff just works. <BR> I'm down wit it. Thu, 3 Feb 2011 20:01:46 EST New To The Team Hi! I'm Paula and am looking forward to learning new recipes and getting to know everyone! Wed, 2 Feb 2011 15:01:29 EST Pantry Challenge Feb 2011 THE CHALLENGE <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Let's have fun with this. Let's find creative, nutritious, healthy ways to use up all the excess ______ you have on hand, like my over abundance of pasta, for example. We all have something; or many somethings. We can do one-ingredient searches in SparkRecipes, AllRecipes, and in the linked list of crockpot websites, when you can't think of what to make with that ingredient you pulled out of the freezer or have in the cabinet. <BR> <BR> The goals are: <... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:18:04 EST Valentine Challenge: Spread the Love to TeamMates Saint Valentine was a Christian who was imprisoned for his faith. Before he was executed, he wrote a letter from jail expressing Christian love to a young blind girl, who was healed and her vision restored. In memory of Saint Valentine, a feast in his honor was held each year (St. Valentine's Day) and letters and notes of encouragement in the faith and God's love were sent to each other. <BR> <BR> So the true story of St. Valentine's Day was not about eros love or phileo love, it was about ... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 11:39:12 EST February Pantry Challenge Sign-Up Thread Let's have an eat-down-the-pantry challenge for the month of February! The holidays are over, and in March there will be lots of frozen food sales going on because March is 'Frozen Food Month' in grocery stores due to the cyclical nature of frozen foods production. <BR> <BR> So why don't we save a pretty penny by making use of what we've squirreled away, clean out our freezers, pantries, and kitchen cupboards; use up the old, and make room for the new? <BR> <BR> You know that mystery packa... Sat, 29 Jan 2011 19:40:11 EST RE: The New Fruit Challenge: Carol's Story One of the Team Challenges on this Team's Page is to buy a new fruit you've never eaten before, and post a thread on this team to share the experience. So this is My New Fruit Story. <BR> <BR> Verdict: **DO NOT EAT, BUY, OR TRY MEYER LEMONS!!!!** <BR> <BR> "Meyer Lemons are a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange. This unique fruit blends the traditional flavor of a lemon and the sweetness of an orange creating a refreshingly exceptional taste experience. It's rich, dark and aromatic... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 10:23:49 EST Hi everyone! My name is Sherry, and I'm addicted to my crock-pot <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> On a typical week, I use it for 2 to 3 meals! I'm also a stay at home mom to kids who are both in school. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you guys and finding some more yummy recipes through the group! <BR> <BR> Thanks for the warm welcomes already! Sat, 22 Jan 2011 01:41:41 EST I just got a crcokpot. Hey, <BR> I am trying to lose weight because a new stage of my life is coming, finshing my BS (bachelors of science)degree in biomedical engineering, getting my first house, and getting married next year. <BR> I work 2 jobs and go to school lots of time I get home around 1130pm and it is to late to cook. I bought a slow cooker with the hopes that I would cook more and stop relying on fast food for lunch. I could cook a meal all night. It would be ready in the morning, then I could take it w... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 19:31:04 EST Diabetic Crock Pot Recipes Posted Here Please post your diabetic crock pot recipes here and as always, when possible, provide as much info as possible: dynamic links others can click on, size of crockpot, setting, nutrition info including size of each serving and number of servings, etc. Sun, 16 Jan 2011 22:42:23 EST Vegetarian, or Conversion, CP Recipes Posted Here Please post any crockpot recipe here that is vegetarian. By conversion I mean there are instructions given in the recipe itself of how to convert it from carnivore to vegetarian. <BR> <BR> As always, please provide as much info as possible, such as: dynamic links others can click on, size of crockpot, setting, nutrition info including size of each serving as well as number of servings, etc. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 20:56:15 EST Kid-Friendly Crockpot Recipes Posted Here Please post any type of slow cooker recipe here (beef, soup, vegetarian, chicken, bean, etc) if there are comments such as: children ate it, kids liked it, picky eaters liked this, etc. <BR> <BR> As always, when possible please provide as much info as possible: dynamic links others can click on, size of crockpot, setting, nutrition info including size of each serving as well as number of servings, etc. Thu, 13 Jan 2011 20:45:52 EST Just for Fun: A-Z Give a Goodie to Team Member Go to Team Page, scroll down to bottom to team members section, click on "View All", find a teammember who's SparkName begins with the next letter of the alphabet. Leave them a goodie, identify yourself as co-member of The Crock Pot Team, and say something uplifting or encouraging. It can be as simple as, "Have a Nice Day, Carol from The Crock Pot Team", or "Thinking of You, Carol from The Crock Pot Team". <BR> <BR> Go through each letter of the alphabet, A-Z, then after Z do a team member w... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 23:31:03 EST crock pot recommendation I'm looking for a new crock pot. If anyone can recommend one that is fairly affordable. I'm looking for something in the $50 range, is programmable, and tempertaure would be nice but not a necissity. I need something I feel safe leaving when I'm at work. (is that safe?) Right now all I have is an old one that is on/off, high and low. Thanks! Wed, 12 Jan 2011 13:41:51 EST