Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,795
1/16/11 9:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I updated the threads on the team, so please put:

chicken recipes in the chicken thread,
vegetarian recipes on the vegetarian thread,
stew and soup recipes on the soup thread,
bean recipes in the bean thread,
pork recipes on the pork thread,
beef recipes on the beef thread,
etc.

I hope you enjoy the new threads, I hope this makes it easier for everyone to navigate, especially when you pull _____ from the freezer (or score a big buy on a sale at the store), and need some recipes for a specific thing.

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
HDMARTIN88's Photo HDMARTIN88 Posts: 634
1/15/11 7:01 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I cooked this recipe from SparkPeople today and it was good. My only recommendation would be to add Mexican Stewed Tomatoes to give it a little more flavor! recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.
asp?recipe=16385


Heather


 Pounds lost: 2.0 
 
0
15.5
31
46.5
62
MOMMASAB's Photo MOMMASAB Posts: 14
1/9/11 8:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Last night I tried out this recipe and it was Amazing!

Crock Pot Country Style Ribs

3.5 - 4 pounds Country Style pork ribs

1 cup Cattleman's Original BBQ Sauce

1/2 cup Kraft Honey BBQ Sauce

2 tbs Dales Marinade

1 medium onion

1/2-1 tsp. garlic powder (to your taste)

1 tsp. seasoned salt

1/2 tsp. Accent

Slice onion into rings and place in bottom of Crock pot.

Layer Ribs on top of onion.

Sprinkle ribs with garlic powder, seasoned salt and accent.

Mix together both BBQ sauces and Dales.

Pour BBQ sauce over ribs making sure to coat them well.

Cook on low for 7-8 hours. They will be fall apart tender.


 Pounds lost: 3.0 
 
0
3.75
7.5
11.25
15
JUST_KARI's Photo JUST_KARI Posts: 150
1/2/11 2:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Giving this one a try today:
Coconut Orange Chicken in a Crock

3 lbs chicken pieces, skin removed
2 tsp grated fresh ginger or 1/2 tsp ground
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 6 oz can frozen OJ concentrate
1 (11 oz) can mandarin oranges
2 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. lite soy sauce
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 C shredded coconut
2 green onions, chopped (optional)

Spray inside of crock with nonstick spray. Put chicken, ginger, salt, pepper, and frozen OJ in crock and cook 6 - 8 hours on low.

Put meat on platter and keep warm.

Drain oranges, reserving juice. Put juice from oranges and juice from chicken in a saucepan. Whisk in cornstarch, soy sauce and brown sugar. Bring to a boil. Stir until thickened.

Pour some sauce over chicken in serving dish. Arrange oranges around chicken. Sprinkle with coconut and green onions. Pass remaining sauce at table.

Yield 4 - 6 servings

(from Best of the Best from California Cookbook, book credits The 7 Day Cookbook for the recipe)

 Pounds lost: 89.5 
 
0
27
54
81
108
NWILKER's Photo NWILKER Posts: 2,240
12/31/10 2:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Made Marmelade Curry Chicken last night!
Got recipe at my fav site - A year of slow cooking - she rocks!
http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2010/08/
slow-cooker-marmalade-curry-chicken.html

I up-ed the heat to 1 tbl, used only 2 frozen chicken breasts and added red pepper flakes!

I love it - definitely use the "crappy" marmalade, the fancy stuff gets bitter!

Denver, CO (MST)
What good shall i do today!
Eat with purpose!


 current weight: 156.2 
 
156.2
150.15
144.1
138.05
132
EMSMOM4's Photo EMSMOM4 SparkPoints: (11,720)
Fitness Minutes: (2,579)
Posts: 639
12/30/10 11:13 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Today I have Beef Burgandy Going in one crockpot, and Garlic Smashed redskin potatoes in the other.(Hubby gave me a duel Crockpot for Christmas...

3lbs Small Redskin potatoes cut in half or quartered
2Tbs Olive oil
5 cloves minced garlic
1 small yellow onion chopped
2/3 Cup water
1/2 tsp each of salt and black pepper
Place all in crockpot on high setting stir to coat.Let cook 4 hours or until potatoes pierce easily with a fork.Smash potatoes with skins on until desired consistancy mix in one cup lowfat or fat free green onion or chive cream cheese,and enogh milk to make creamy.May keep in crock pot on warm setting until ready to serve!
I have the cooker on low and will see how long that will take, I'm hoping 8 hours as I am at work...I'll let you know how they turn out!

Monty, I'm originally from NH, but have been in Md for almost 20 yrs...Love the crabs down here, from softshell to fried hard crab, to fluff, can't get enough. I know you are having warmer temps where you are right now!

Kristen

It took awhile to figure out that she could run and when she did; she was long, long, long, long, gone. (Keith Urban)


 Pounds lost: 20.0 
 
0
9.5
19
28.5
38
DANDELION_WINGS's Photo DANDELION_WINGS SparkPoints: (4,503)
Fitness Minutes: (5,385)
Posts: 669
12/28/10 10:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
mexican veggie soup [ww points plus 1 per 1 cup serving]

1/2 onion
1 Tbsp. garlic, minced
2 carrots
3 celery stalks
1 can diced tomatoes n green chili's
1/2 bell pepper
2 zucchini
4 c. fat-free chicken stock
1 can tomato sauce
1 c. frozen veggies
1 packet taco seasoning mix
1 tsp olive oil

saute onion and garlic with olive oil in pan until soft. add carrots and celery. transfer into crockpot with the rest of the ingredients.

this was very filling and my partner has requested it as a staple soup with little point value.

a blog of my recipes with point plus totals, come join me: butterflytransitions.blogspot.com/


 current weight: 158.0 
 
171
159.5
148
136.5
125
HCARTZ1964's Photo HCARTZ1964 Posts: 812
12/28/10 1:14 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
had last night too wonderful not to share.

Angry Corn turkey soup.
2 cups leftover Turkey
2 cups corn casserole (scalloped corn./or cornbread)
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped jarred jalpenos
4cups broth.

I added 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper. There are no leftovers.

 current weight: 154.0 
 
175
168.75
162.5
156.25
150
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,795
12/21/10 3:52 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Crock Pot Pumpkin Puree:
www.food.com/recipe/pumpkin-puree-in
-t
he-crock-pot-395415


Monty I'm your neighbor to the north in Maryland.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
MIRAGE727's Photo MIRAGE727 SparkPoints: (177,636)
Fitness Minutes: (43,292)
Posts: 9,077
12/21/10 9:57 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Kristen!
The recipe sound like my kind of dish. I will definitely try it. Thanks for sharing.

Oh, my hometown is Arlington, Va and I was in The Pentagon for 23 years. Moved to the beach in 2009 and loving it now. Do not miss the DC traffic but do miss the beautiful Maryland crab fests.

emoticon


Monty Seidler
Dunedin, FL

Monty, Team Leader
*SP Class of June 3-9, 2012
*Spark Florida - The Official Team
*Spark Florida - Clearwater & Dunedin
*SparkPeople's Official 5K Your Way Running Program

Upcoming Races:
Hooters Duathlon 092214
Ft DeSoto, FL
Longleaf Triathlon 101214
Trinity, Fl
TriRock Clearwater Triathlon 110914,
Clearwater Beach, FL


174 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
45
90
135
180
EMSMOM4's Photo EMSMOM4 SparkPoints: (11,720)
Fitness Minutes: (2,579)
Posts: 639
12/21/10 8:49 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I made something really easy and quick the other day with Crock pot on high...

It's a variation of the WW cola chicken.

I took 3 boneless chicken breasts, sliced 1/2 yellow onin very thin and placed in my crock pot sprayed with cooking spray. Poured in 1 can diet pepsi and cooked on high turning once. When the chicken became fork tender (shredding) I added 1 small can of tomato paste, 1 tsp liquid smoke, 1 tbs cider vinegar, dash hot sauce and a tbs of chilli powder. (You can vary spices to taste) Shredded the chicken with 2 forks and mixed all the ingredients together. Serve on buns or a baked potato or even over brown rice. This can be a more convenient meal to cook on lower temp all day, when you get home from work add the remaining ingredients and shred. I really enjoyed this easy low calorie "pulled" chicken!
Tell me what you think!

Kristen

It took awhile to figure out that she could run and when she did; she was long, long, long, long, gone. (Keith Urban)


 Pounds lost: 20.0 
 
0
9.5
19
28.5
38
MIRAGE727's Photo MIRAGE727 SparkPoints: (177,636)
Fitness Minutes: (43,292)
Posts: 9,077
12/8/10 9:32 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Black Bean Chicken Chili

Well, I made it and, as a prior total Texas Chili aficionato, I can tell you this rocked. I took chances with all black beans, added chopped chili peppers, and carrots. If you like a little zing and not losing any flavor of the ingrediants, this is right up your alley.

Try it out. I hope you like and please feel free to comment. I'm so jazzed about crock pot cooking. I will do something at least once a week. Herre's the link:

recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai
l.
asp?recipe=1355292


Thanks to all of you for the inspiration!

Monty, Team Leader
*SP Class of June 3-9, 2012
*Spark Florida - The Official Team
*Spark Florida - Clearwater & Dunedin
*SparkPeople's Official 5K Your Way Running Program

Upcoming Races:
Hooters Duathlon 092214
Ft DeSoto, FL
Longleaf Triathlon 101214
Trinity, Fl
TriRock Clearwater Triathlon 110914,
Clearwater Beach, FL


174 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
45
90
135
180
MIRAGE727's Photo MIRAGE727 SparkPoints: (177,636)
Fitness Minutes: (43,292)
Posts: 9,077
12/2/10 4:14 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am losing it just by reading all these wonderful recipes. I only have one little request. If you know the calories per serving, it would be great. If you have the fat, protein, and carb breakdown, it's a bonus. Now pass the crock pot pie!

emoticon

Monty, Team Leader
*SP Class of June 3-9, 2012
*Spark Florida - The Official Team
*Spark Florida - Clearwater & Dunedin
*SparkPeople's Official 5K Your Way Running Program

Upcoming Races:
Hooters Duathlon 092214
Ft DeSoto, FL
Longleaf Triathlon 101214
Trinity, Fl
TriRock Clearwater Triathlon 110914,
Clearwater Beach, FL


174 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
45
90
135
180
ANNIELAV's Photo ANNIELAV Posts: 1,790
12/1/10 6:25 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I get most of mine from Spark People. I print them and put them in a 3 prong folder. I use it a lot.

 Pounds lost: 15.0 
 
0
18.5
37
55.5
74
ANGELMOM37's Photo ANGELMOM37 SparkPoints: (48,907)
Fitness Minutes: (23,195)
Posts: 5,299
11/30/10 3:38 P

Send Private Message
Reply
I am not sure about anyone else but if their are any recipe of mine you like you have my permission to copy and paste.Enjoy!

Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
MAMAEAGLE4's Photo MAMAEAGLE4 Posts: 283
11/30/10 12:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Where do you guys get these awesome recipes?? Am I permitted to copy and put in my cookbook at SparkRecipes?

Shari
emoticon

"I cried out to God for help; I cried out to God to hear me. When I was in distress, I sought the Lord..."
Psalm 77:1-2a


 current weight: 210.0 
 
210
197.5
185
172.5
160
ANNIELAV's Photo ANNIELAV Posts: 1,790
11/29/10 6:56 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
They all sound good. I think I am going to try the pot pie this week. The Tetrazini sounds good also.

Thank you!

 Pounds lost: 15.0 
 
0
18.5
37
55.5
74
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,795
11/29/10 2:03 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Any recipe that calls for cooked chicken, you can use the leftover turkey in, instead.

Here are some good ones, 5-10 recipes, not necessarily crock pot, though:
realmomkitchen.com/4468/day-after-th
an
ksgiving-turkey-noodle-soup/


It's a tradition in my family to make three things with Thanksgiving leftovers:

(1) Sweet n sour with the leftover turkey, instead of sweet n sour pork or chicken. I don't have a recipe though (given just for the idea's sake). It's nice to have an Asian dish after Thanksgiving, like sweet n sour.

(2) I started a new tradition that I NEVER have green bean casserole at Thanksgiving dinner. Instead I have it 2 days (or longer) afterwards, and make it a meal-in-one dish by adding turkey. I use leftover stuffing on top instead of French fried onions. I always look forward to green bean & turkey casserole afterwards. Thanksgiving is so rich and carb-filled that I try to use fresh green things during the dinner that are NOT in a heavy sauce, like green beans almondine, Brussels sprouts, steamed broccoli, etc; then I have the green bean casserole afterwards in a separate meal.

(3) Because I usually have crudite platter leftovers, such as celery and carrot sticks, I've found it's a great time to make split pea soup. I usually use ham or smoked turkey parts, not leftover turkey, for the split pea soup. I usually divide the leftover veggie platter veggies, using half of them in the turkey soup, and half for the split pea soup. Split pea soup is another item with completely dif taste from Thanksgiving stuff.

Same goes for Mexican, it's so nice to have something with a completely different taste after Thanksgiving. There are a ton of Mexican dishes you can make with leftover turkey: quesadillas, fajitas, enchiladas, tortilla soup, chicken black bean soup, etc. There are some Mexican recipe links in the link above.

I also freeze alot of my already-cooked turkey and chicken, all year long. Chicken curry salad, or chicken-grape-mushroom salad, is great made with frozen shredded or cubed turkey.

Besides the Turkey Noodle Soup, another standby is Turkey Tetrazini.

Some people make shepherd's pie with the leftover mashed potatoes and turkey, and add peas & carrots. It freezes well. Really nice to have in the freezer as a meal-in-one ready to slide into the oven on a night you don't want to cook.

Another idea is chicken pot pie (with turkey instead).

Other things I personally like are cobb salad with turkey, and BBQ pulled or shredded turkey sandwiches. The BBQ is so easy, just like you would do leftover pork, chicken, or beef: put it in the crockpot, add BBQ sauce, your fav seasonings and veggies (fresh onion & garlic & celery for me in BBQ), to taste.

Ree Drummond has a really good chicken spaghetti recipe you could make with turkey instead:
thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen/re
ci
pes/main-courses/chicken-spaghetti-2/


And when I went there just now to find her spaghetti recipe, I found these after-Thanksgiving recipes, as well:
thepioneerwoman.com/tasty-kitchen-bl
og
/


 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
ANNIELAV's Photo ANNIELAV Posts: 1,790
11/28/10 9:16 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Any good recipes for left over turkey?

 Pounds lost: 15.0 
 
0
18.5
37
55.5
74
ANGELMOM37's Photo ANGELMOM37 SparkPoints: (48,907)
Fitness Minutes: (23,195)
Posts: 5,299
11/15/10 2:22 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Breakfast Crock Pot Egg Casserole

32 ounce bag frozen hash brown potatoes
1 pound cooked ham, cubed
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped (optional)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1-1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
12 eggs
1 cup whole milk
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Spray inside of slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In small skillet, cook onion and green pepper in olive oil until crisp tender. Let cool about 10 minutes. Place one third of the frozen hash brown potatoes in the slow cooker. Add one third of the ham, onion, green pepper and cheese. Repeat layers, ending with the cheese.

In a large bowl, beat the eggs, milk and seasonings until well mixed. Pour over the ingredients in the slow cooker, cover and turn on low. Cook for 8-10 hours on low or until casserole is set and eggs are thoroughly cooked.


Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
ANNIELAV's Photo ANNIELAV Posts: 1,790
11/9/10 8:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here is a recipe that I got from SP

Crockpot Creamy Italian Chicken

1 block (8oz) philly cream cheese
1 can cream of chicken soup (98% fat free).
1 package Good Seasons Italian Dressing mix
6 boneless chicken breasts

Spray your crockpot with non stick spray. Place chicken n Crockpot, top with Italian dressing mix. Cut cream cheese into cubes, spread out over chicken. Pour can of soup all over. Cover, cook on low 6-8 hours or low 4-6 hours.

This is really good.

Hope you enjoy.

Annie

 Pounds lost: 15.0 
 
0
18.5
37
55.5
74
ANGELMOM37's Photo ANGELMOM37 SparkPoints: (48,907)
Fitness Minutes: (23,195)
Posts: 5,299
11/7/10 7:41 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Peachy Pork Chops

1 can cream mushroom soup
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ Cup water
½ teaspoon cinnamon
peach juice from 8 oz. can peaches
6 boneless pork chops
2 Cups fresh peaches or canned peaches

Combine cinnamon, soup, Worcestershire sauce, peach juice and water in bowl. Stir together. Place pork chops in crock pot and pour mixture over top. Place peaches over pork chops. Cook 4-6 hours.

Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
ANGELMOM37's Photo ANGELMOM37 SparkPoints: (48,907)
Fitness Minutes: (23,195)
Posts: 5,299
11/7/10 7:40 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Crockpot Roast Chicken

Chicken Squash

4 chicken breasts
2 carrots, peeled and chopped
2 parsnips, peeled and chopped
1 acorn squash, peeled and chopped
1 (14.5 oz) can chicken broth
1 clove garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 Cup honey

Peel and chop carrots and parsnips. Place on bottom of crock pot. Place chicken breasts on top of carrots. Place chopped squash on top. In mixing bowl, blend together broth, garlic, pepper, nutmeg and honey. Pour over all chicken and vegetables. Cook for 6-8 hours on low.



Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
KARLY47's Photo KARLY47 Posts: 4,702
11/7/10 3:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Boy that looks good...Thanks for the post..
and I am not a red meat eater ..

 current weight: 159.0 
 
274
245.25
216.5
187.75
159
LITTLEWIND53's Photo LITTLEWIND53 Posts: 15,108
11/7/10 11:42 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I cooked a roast a couple of days ago before I saw your recipe. So now I will have to wait until next roast day....

Thanks for the recipe. I have printed it so I will have it at hand for the next time.

Linda

Leader: Living with Diabetes
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i
ndividual.asp?gid=10080


YOU can do it.
You CAN do it.
You can DO it.
You can do IT.


 
128,586 SparkPoints
ANNIELAV's Photo ANNIELAV Posts: 1,790
11/7/10 8:18 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That sounds yummy. Going to try that one with the roast in the freezer. Thanks.

 Pounds lost: 15.0 
 
0
18.5
37
55.5
74
LONG35 Posts: 10,325
11/7/10 12:21 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Tracy, this one really looks good.
Fran

ANGELMOM37's Photo ANGELMOM37 SparkPoints: (48,907)
Fitness Minutes: (23,195)
Posts: 5,299
11/6/10 10:07 P

Send Private Message
Reply
BEEF WITH APPLES & SWEET POTATOES

2 lb boneless beef chuck shoulder roast
1 (40 oz can) sweet potatoes, drained
2 small onions, sliced
2 apples, cored, sliced
1/2 cup beef broth
2 minced garlic cloves
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. dried thyme
3/4 tsp. black pepper, divided
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
2 tbsp. cold water

Trim fat from beef and cut into 2-inch pieces. Place beef, sweet potatoes, onions, apples, beef broth, garlic, salt, 1/2 tsp. thyme, 1/2 tsp. pepper in slow cooker. Cover, cook on low for 8-9 hrs.
Transfer beef, sweet potatoes, and apples to platter, keep warm. Let liquid stand 5 minutes. Skim off fat.

In small bowl, combine cornstarch, remaining 1/2 tsp. thyme, 1/4 tsp. pepper, cinnamon, and water, stir into liquid in slow cooker.

Cook 15 minutes or until thickened. Serve sauce with beef, potatoes, and apples.

A very warming, fulfilling dish.




Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
ANNIELAV's Photo ANNIELAV Posts: 1,790
11/5/10 10:26 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
If you are asking about the meatball stew, I use two bags because I feed a lot and have a huge crockpot. There is usually 5 or 6 that eat this when I make it.

Glad to see others are posting here, I just happened to drop by. Will try to post another recipe soon.

Annie

 Pounds lost: 15.0 
 
0
18.5
37
55.5
74
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,795
11/4/10 3:34 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Crock Pot Pumpkin Puree
www.food.com/recipe/pumpkin-puree-in
-t
he-crock-pot-395415


 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
JSKIPPY11's Photo JSKIPPY11 Posts: 208
11/3/10 9:58 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Is this suppose to be two BAGS of Aldi's meatballs?

Today is the tomorrow you keep waiting for!

Central time Zone
175 by September 21


 current weight: 194.0 
 
200
187.5
175
162.5
150
LONG35 Posts: 10,325
11/3/10 7:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
The brands don't matter - don't think there's an ounce of difference between them.
I just looked at your 'page'. Don't know where you live, but it sure is pretty.
Fran

DRS510's Photo DRS510 Posts: 1,586
11/3/10 5:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Long35- No deli. I tried the grocery stores and I know I have purchased before so I am thinking I have always bought it in the spring for some reason. Or, they are cutting back on what they carry. I will just get a big supply come spring. Amazon has some by the pound but I don't know the brand. Thanks tho! Good luck on the tapioca!

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


 current weight: 131.6 
 
139
137.15
135.3
133.45
131.6
LONG35 Posts: 10,325
11/3/10 3:04 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
DRS - do you not have a deli in the area? Ralph's carries the matzoh crackers during the holidays, but the rest of the year I have to go to the deli. Even egg matzoh is almost impossible to find other than at the holidays. Guess we live in the wrong neighborhood?

I, too, had to ask for help in the grocery store when looking for Tapioca - and yes, they had 2 boxes hidden behind other things - but - - - it was Quick, not Small Pearl. There is a difference. The market doesn't carry anything but Quick, which is a quick cooking type of Tapioca, and not suitable for the crockpot.

DRS510's Photo DRS510 Posts: 1,586
11/3/10 1:55 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Long 35 - I agree that not everything on amazon is a good deal. I save items I want until I get a 25$ order because then the shipping is free. I like to get a new dvd, book or products not available in my area. I have looked in every store in town for matzoh crackers - no one sells them this time of year. Go figure. Not something I want 12 boxes of either, but there are times amazon fits the bill. Sorry this one doesn't for you. Good like finding your tapioca. Do you have a co-op near you? Might try them.

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


 current weight: 131.6 
 
139
137.15
135.3
133.45
131.6
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,795
11/3/10 2:01 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wrong coast, but here in Maryland regular tapioca is on every major grocery store's shelf. Are you sure it's not there in supermarket? It's in small cardboard boxes.

It is not a very popular product; kind of like asking for the location of the unflavored gelatin, molasses, bulgur wheat, tahini, or French fried onions, you usually have to ask for assistance in finding it, and it's usually tucked away very high or very low (the last place you'd look). It's usually lurking on the baking aisle since it's used alot as filler in pies. I used to make it all the time, loved it growing up; you are making me hungry for homemade tapioca pudding. I used to make it whenever I had milk close to it's date that needed to be used up.

 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
LONG35 Posts: 10,325
11/2/10 9:30 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks - tried Amazon. I can buy it in packs of 4 or 6, and the postage is more than the product. I'll probably find it in Henry's, or one of the other specialty food stores - just need time to go out and look. Since I collect rents - it won't be this week.

DRS510's Photo DRS510 Posts: 1,586
11/2/10 8:13 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Maybe try amazon.com?

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


 current weight: 131.6 
 
139
137.15
135.3
133.45
131.6
LONG35 Posts: 10,325
11/1/10 12:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Wanted to make Tapioca pudding in the crockpot tomorrow - but I couldn't find anything but the Quick Tapioca. Anyone know where to buy the real stuff in the CA area - or even on line for next time?


DRS510's Photo DRS510 Posts: 1,586
10/31/10 3:17 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
chicken tortilla soup is going in the crock pot! No last minute fixin' here!

When Jesus takes your hand, He keeps you tight. When Jesus keeps you tight, He leads you through life. When Jesus lead you through life, He brings you safely home. ~ Corrie Ten Boom ~

Nothing tastes as good as how being thin feels.

Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard.


 current weight: 131.6 
 
139
137.15
135.3
133.45
131.6
NWILKER's Photo NWILKER Posts: 2,240
10/28/10 12:48 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Curry Marmelade Chicken - found on Year of Slow cooking website: http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2010/08/sl
ow-cooker-marmalade-curry-chicken.html

The Ingredients.
serves 4

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves or thighs
1 (18-ounce) jar orange marmalade (it can be sugar-free organic if that's the kind of thing that makes you happy. it's all good.)
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (I didn't find this hot. if you've got a wussy palate, don't use so much.)
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 cup chicken broth

The Directions.

Use a 4 quart slow cooker. Put the chicken into the bottom of your slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the marmalade with the dry spices and chicken broth. You'll end up with a slimy orange gel that smells like ginger. Pour this on top of the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 7 hours, or on high for about 4. If when fully cooked the chicken isn't quite as moist as you'd like, you can cut it into strips, then return it to the pot to soak in even more of the yummy sauce. Serve over brown basmati rice.

I used a 24 ounce bottle of marmalade and think that overpowered my meal, i also only have a 3 or 6Q crock pot so went with the 3. It was tasty but none of the other flavors were too prevalent. I've got a bottle of apricot marmalade in the cabinet i might try it with that next time.

Denver, CO (MST)
What good shall i do today!
Eat with purpose!


 current weight: 156.2 
 
156.2
150.15
144.1
138.05
132
CAROLFAITHWALKR's Photo CAROLFAITHWALKR Posts: 15,795
9/27/10 10:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Holly none of mine have nutrition info, sorry, I do well to remember to specify size of crock used, time and setting.

Welcome!
emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Edited by: CAROLFAITHWALKR at: 9/27/2010 (22:11)
 current weight: 320.0 
 
320
277.5
235
192.5
150
LONG35 Posts: 10,325
9/27/10 8:06 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Doesn't matter how the food is prepared, slow, fast, crockpot, microwave - the nutricion details remain the same. If you put fat in the pot, you get fat out of the pot. Just use your regular recipe, add a little more spices because they tend to cook out when cooking in a crockpot, and all the information on your recipe should be accurate.

HEATLW's Photo HEATLW SparkPoints: (36,941)
Fitness Minutes: (47,671)
Posts: 734
9/27/10 12:44 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
well, I just joined the team. I need the nutrition information post - not the all the details, just the basic:

# of servings
Calories
sodium
fat
protein

That would be so helpful.

NOTHING tastes as good as thin feels


 current weight: 150.0 
 
198
186
174
162
150
ANNIELAV's Photo ANNIELAV Posts: 1,790
9/16/10 9:43 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I always use big so that I can take leftovers to work. At least that was always the idea, but usually when I get home my kids have others over and we have just enough. Maybe I should do 2 crockpots!

 Pounds lost: 15.0 
 
0
18.5
37
55.5
74
LONG35 Posts: 10,325
9/5/10 10:26 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thank you ladies. Most of the recipe books tell you what size pot to use. Otherwise we have to be able to visualize what the volume will be before starting to cook. I'm really bad at that. Since I will only be feeding 2, I think I'll take the small one, and make a 1/2 recipe - that should work.
Fran

LABEILLE's Photo LABEILLE Posts: 1,035
9/5/10 12:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ideally you use the smallest size crockpot that the food will fit in comfortably. It's supposed to be at least 2/3 full to work properly. If the volume of food is too small for the crockpot, the food will cook too fast and dry out.

I have heard you can overcome this be placing foil over the top surface of the food, but I've never tried it. That would be a solution if one of the recipes you plan to make will only fit in your big crockpot.

Crockpots also vary in their cooking temperature: the new ones cook hotter. I have a large one I've had for 14 years--in this it takes all day to get potatoes to cook soft, and even then they must be cut small. I know (from other people's recipes and advice) that that would be unusual with a newer crockpot. And then I have a "vintage" one acquired at a yard sale, that is smaller and cooks even slower--I aim to use it for a dish susceptible to drying out if I'll be gone 8-10 hours.

ANGELMOM37's Photo ANGELMOM37 SparkPoints: (48,907)
Fitness Minutes: (23,195)
Posts: 5,299
9/5/10 8:12 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Hi Fran, Sorry I use a 6 qt oval shape crockpot for all my crockpot recipes for my family size is 5 and we like left overs too! I hope this help.And theres more room to spread things out.

Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
LONG35 Posts: 10,325
9/4/10 11:00 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I have a comment. I have been looking at the recipes for weeks, and sometimes I am really puzzled as to what size crockpot should be used for a given recipe. I am going away for a few days, I have a vegan guest coming to to see me and I thought I would take one of my crockpots and make lunch, but I haven't a clue which crockpot to take. Looking at Easy Pork Chops and Apple Sauce, or the Lasagna perhaps. Can anyone fill in the information?
Fran

LAUGHLIVELOVE97's Photo LAUGHLIVELOVE97 Posts: 1,453
9/4/10 5:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
SLOW COOKER WESTERN OMELET


1 (2PONDS) PACKAGE FRONZEN SHREDDED HASH BROWN POTATOES
1 POUND COOKED HAM
1 ONION, DICED
1 GREEN BELL PEPPER, SEEDED AND DICED
1 ½ CUPS SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE
12 EGGS
1 CUP MILK
SALT AND PAPPER TO TASTE


LIGHTLY GREASE A 4 QUART OR LARD SLOW COOKER. PLACE ½ OF THE HASH BROWN POTATOES IN A LAYERON THE BOTTOM. LAYER 1/3 OF THE HAM , ONION, GREEN PEPPER AND CHEESE. REPEAT LAYERS 2 MORE TIMES. IN LARGE BOWL WHISK EGGS AND MILK. SEASON TO TEASTE. POUR OVER THE CONTENTS OF THE SLOW COOKER.

COVER AND COOK 10 TO 12 HRS

"i myself am made entirely of flaws, stitched together with good intentions "

"If your alone, I'll be your shadow. If you want to cry, I'll be your shoulder. If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile...but anytime you need a friend, I'll just be me."

co-leader Positive Mental Attitude

http://twitter.com/ LaughLiveLove97

xxxxx
~Kelly~


 current weight: 160.0 
 
180
168.25
156.5
144.75
133
NWILKER's Photo NWILKER Posts: 2,240
8/28/10 11:50 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Easy Corn on the Cob! Stole this from 365 Slow Cooking Blog:http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/
05/crockpot-corn-on-cob-recipe.html
Ingredients:
Corn on the cob
Butter/Margarine/etc
Season Salt
Cayenne Pepper

The Directions.

shuck the corn.
Cover the ear with butter (i put a bag on my hand and rub the butter all over the ear.
Sprinkle with spices
wrap each ear in aluminum foil

place the foil-wrapped corn in the crockpot

DO NOT ADD WATER

cover and cook on high for 2 hours.

Tastes great, no steaming up your kitchen!

Denver, CO (MST)
What good shall i do today!
Eat with purpose!


 current weight: 156.2 
 
156.2
150.15
144.1
138.05
132
ANNIELAV's Photo ANNIELAV Posts: 1,790
8/26/10 10:06 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
That sounds yummy!

 Pounds lost: 15.0 
 
0
18.5
37
55.5
74
ANGELMOM37's Photo ANGELMOM37 SparkPoints: (48,907)
Fitness Minutes: (23,195)
Posts: 5,299
8/26/10 9:34 A

Send Private Message
Reply
Curried Zucchini and Apple Crock Pot Soup

Ingredients

1½lb (700g) Zucchini – sliced
2 large apples - peeled, cored, chopped
2 large onions - diced
½ cup rice (we used white, but any should work)
4 cups Chicken Stock OR Vegetable Stock for a Vegetarian alternative
2 tspn Curry Powder
3 tbls per serve milk

Method
1. Mix curry powder and stock together.
2. Place all of the other ingredients into the crock pot.
3. Pour the stock over top.
4. Cover and cook for 8-10 hours on Low.
5. When ready to serve, puree soup in a blender or use a hand held device in the crock pot (saves washing another item).
6. Add 60ml (3 tbls) milk per serve and enjoy.
Notes
Serves 8-10
Freeze the excess, for an extra quick meal later.
Add the milk just as serving. Don't add milk if freezing.



Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
ANNIELAV's Photo ANNIELAV Posts: 1,790
8/26/10 7:31 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
My Family also likes this one.

Crockpot Cheesey Chicken

2 cans Campbell's Healthy request Cream of Chicken soup
1 can Campbells Cheddar Cheese soup
1 cup of water
1 tsp of garlic powder
4 frozen chicken breast

Directions:
place the chicken in the bottom of the crockpot. In a bowl mix the Cheddea, Cream of Chicken, water and garlic together. Pour over chicken and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours depending on the temperature of your crockpot. Serve on rice or noodles.

Serves 6

 Pounds lost: 15.0 
 
0
18.5
37
55.5
74
SAMANTHALEAHE Posts: 680
8/24/10 12:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Crockpot barbecued meatballs. Serve as an appetizer or main dish with rice.
Ingredients:

* 2 pounds lean ground beef
* 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
* 2/3 cup evaporated milk
* 1 envelope dry onion soup mix
* .
* Sauce:
* 2 c. ketchup
* 3/4 c. brown sugar, packed
* 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

Preparation:
Mix beef, 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce, evaporated milk and soup mix. Shape into balls the size of walnuts. Broil 4 inches from broiler for 12 minutes, or until meatballs are browned and cooked through. Turn several times to prevent burning. Mix sauce ingredients and bring to a boil; simmer for 10 minutes. Set slow cooker on low; add meatballs and pour sauce over. Makes about 50 meatballs.

Samantha Essmyer


 current weight: 202.0 
 
233
211.75
190.5
169.25
148
ANNIELAV's Photo ANNIELAV Posts: 1,790
8/8/10 1:09 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi I am new to this site. Looking forward to it.

That recipe sounds wonderful. Think I will try it.

Here is my family favorite.

Meatball Stew

I use 2 Aldi Turkey meatballs ( I have a family of 4 and like to take leftovers)
4 packets of gravy or make your own. Mix with 5 cups water.
1 package of frozen veggies.

Put everything in the crockpot and pour gravy over it. Let it cook for 4-6 hours (mine automatically turns to a warmer setting when the time is up) and when finished serve with egg noodles or rice.

Not sure where I got the recipe, but it is a favorite.

Enjoy and I look forward to collecting some recipes.

Annie

 Pounds lost: 15.0 
 
0
18.5
37
55.5
74
ANGELMOM37's Photo ANGELMOM37 SparkPoints: (48,907)
Fitness Minutes: (23,195)
Posts: 5,299
7/27/10 5:58 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Glad you enjoyed it SUSANSLIFE so did my family!I love to cook with my crockpot!

Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
SUSANSLIFE's Photo SUSANSLIFE SparkPoints: (36,526)
Fitness Minutes: (36,792)
Posts: 1,395
7/27/10 5:36 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Angelmom37, thanks for the great recipes! I finally got to try this one and it was wonderful. I used only 1/2 cup brown sugar and it was yummy!

emoticon

Crockpot Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

1 large chicken, cut into serving pieces
1 cup packed brown sugar
2/3 cup vinegar
1/4 cup Sprite or 7-Up pop
2-3 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp .pepper (regular black or cayenne)

Place chicken in crock pot. Mix all remaining ingredients and pour over chicken. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve over rice or noodles. You can thicken the juices after cooking with a little cornstarch.


Eastern Time Zone


 Pounds lost: 14.5 
 
0
27.5
55
82.5
110
ANGELMOM37's Photo ANGELMOM37 SparkPoints: (48,907)
Fitness Minutes: (23,195)
Posts: 5,299
7/11/10 10:53 P

Send Private Message
Reply
Easy Pork Chops and Apple Sauce

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinammon
8 oz can tomato sauce
1/4 cup applesauce
1/4 cup vinegar

Salt & pepper porkchops to taste, place in "Crock Pot". Place applesauce on top of the chops, then pour mixture over. Cover, cook on LOW 4-6 hours


Tracy -Guelph,Ontario


I'M ON MY WAY!

My highest weight: 303.4
Current weight : 180
Mini goal: 200
Goal weight : 140
Total weight loss so far:125.4 lbs
Team:
Eating on a Budget


 current weight: 180.0 
 
303.4
262.55
221.7
180.85
140
Page: 1 of (9)   1 2 Next Page › Last Page »

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Crock Pot Cooking & Recipes General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
I am so smart (and cheap) 6/16/2014 8:01:52 PM
What brand of slow cooker do you use? 3/25/2014 10:03:21 PM
Favorite way to measure your food 1/31/2014 4:45:57 PM
happy spring 5/5/2014 1:17:07 PM
Crock Pot Pork Loin 9/6/2014 9:50:54 PM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5523x12492193

Review our Community Guidelines