SparkPeople cc*Slow Cookers and Pressure Cookers*cc Team Messageboard Yay for anything that adds convenience to our busy lives! Plz join in the discussions of slow cooker & pressure cooker recipes SparkPeople cc*Slow Cookers and Pressure Cookers*cc Team Messageboard 2 Ingredient Recipes Since many cannot go out, I thought sharing 2 ingredient recipes would be helpful. Items already in our pantry. <BR> <BR> I am sharing a recipe I have made twice so far that I found on YouTube. <BR> <BR> Mix softened cream cheese with salsa. <BR> <BR> Dip whatever you want! Tortilla chips, vegetables, potato chips, crackers, etc. <BR> <BR> I even threw in a can of black beans. <BR> <BR> I hope you like. <BR> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 15:50:35 EST QuickPot Recipes <link><BR>rley-soup/ </link> <BR> <BR> Jersey Girl Cooks: Vegetable Barley Soup in the Power Quickpot Fri, 5 Apr 2019 14:06:50 EST Plz stop in & tell us how your day is... It's been a whirlwind week for me. Went on a bus trip, the other day. Helped our son move, the next. Lots of time spent on the road. Lots of eating out. Believe it or not, I actually prefer eating at home! Eating out has its conveniences and can be very nice...variety, change of pace, no dishes to wash, etc. I just like that I have more control over how the food is prepared when I fix it myself. I don't mind the dishes TOO much. <BR> <BR> Oh, but, with the week as busy as its been...... Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:36:48 EST HEALTHY RECIPE CHANGES YOU'VE DISCOVERED To continue what I mentioned about specialty diets and tweaking recipes, if you've found some good ways of making favorite recipes healthier??? Please share your ideas. <BR> <BR> So far, I'm just tweaking in simple ways. Like, if a recipe has ham in it, or any kind of condensed soups, AND also has salt mentioned as an ingredient??? I never add that extra salt. It is never missed. I use FF plain yogurt, instead of sour cream. I use low-fat or FF, when it's available. <BR> <BR> Wh... Sun, 20 Jan 2019 06:50:59 EST CHOOSE ONLY 3 FAVE FALL ACTIVITIES: Which are your favorite 3?? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 09:10:09 EST Plz share an encouraging word <img src=""> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:04:53 EST Q: Favorite TV show? Plz tell about it! Q: Do you have a favorite TV show or series? <BR> <BR> DH likes Survivor, so I usually watch it with him. <BR> What I've been getting hooked on, lately, is a show called 90 Day Fiance' . It's interesting, entertaining, sometimes aggravating (as the relationships tend to be train-wrecks that they somehow can't see for themselves.....) but, somehow, its just the kind of diversion that I like watching. Sat, 15 Sep 2018 06:20:34 EST What did you spin on the SP wheel/s ?? What are your SP spin and Bonus spin numbers, today? <BR> <BR> For me, it was 5/10 <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> Wed, 5 Sep 2018 16:55:40 EST Q: Surprised to like a certain food? Maybe it's a way that you fixed something. Or, maybe, it's a food that you always thought you "hated". Maybe, you just THOUGHT you'd hate it, but, were SURPRISED to find that you actually like it.... <BR> <BR> What food did you try &amp; discover that you actually LIKED, instead of disliking it??? <BR> <BR> (Borrowing what I just mentioned in another thread). I've always liked fresh baby carrots. What surprised me, was when I decided to cook them. DD &amp; I both really liked them cook... Wed, 5 Sep 2018 16:26:43 EST Recipes? <em>524</em> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Just wondering what sorts of recipes you'd like to see posted? What are some of your favorite foods? Are you good at throwing together food concoctions that end up being the next family favorite? Would you like to share some of those concoctions with us? (Oh, plz do! There are recipe sections down below, you can add to.) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Aug 2018 06:27:00 EST SHARE a pic of one of your slow cooker meals How 'bout sharing a pic you've taken of one of your slow cooker meals?? <BR> <BR> I scrolled thru ALL my pix &amp; found this one of the "pizza" recipe my BIL shared with me. Anyone remember fixing that one? I remember some conversations about it! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 24 Aug 2018 21:36:23 EST Favorite summer activity and favorite summer foods Do you change your activities and cooking due to the summer heat? <BR> <BR> I've had friends who don't use their oven in summer months. Or, using the oven late at night, if they needed to bake anything. Idk. I like whatever is easiest. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I do my walking when its cooler, but, that's hard to work around. <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Jul 2018 18:46:36 EST Q: Do you like to wear hats? Q: Do you like to wear hats? Would you wear something formal? Colorful? A fascinator, perhaps? Maybe just a cap? Tell us about it &amp; share pix, if you want!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 May 2018 10:33:53 EST Q: Specialty boxes; once a month gifts?? I'm not sure how it got in my social media newsfeed, but, for awhile there...I was ALWAYS seeing those ads for the fun prescript specialty once-a-month gift boxes full of "great' stuff. Do you know which I mean? I know there are ones geared towards pets. I've heard about those, and the dogs I know that receive them...just LUV em (rip those boxes apart in NO time!) I'm talking about the ppl boxes. Oh, they might have some special lotion, a soft throw blanket, a nice mug, maybe a cool bag,... Sun, 6 May 2018 15:05:59 EST Do you like to join challenges? Do you like team challenges? If we had one, what would you like it to be? What speaks to you, on this topic? Plz share! Sat, 14 Apr 2018 14:10:51 EST Hello Just introducing myself before I start making random posts in various threads :P <BR> <BR> I discovered recently that a big reason I'm overweight isn't necessarily because I consume too many calories, but because the calories I do consume are mostly unhealthy. This is because I'm single with a full time job, and also extremely lazy. But! I feel this makes me a perfect pairing to slow cooker meals since they're so easy and quick to prepare, and mostly easy to clean up afterwards, especially i... Tue, 3 Apr 2018 13:23:11 EST Q: Do you add a veggie or fruit to every meal? Q: Do you add a veggie or fruit to each meal? Which are your favorites? <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:37:34 EST Your favorite easy recipe to share? We're all in a hurry. Do you have a favorite go-to slow cooker recipe/meal that you like to fix? I'm using the term "recipe" loosely b/c sometimes it's not a recipe....sometimes, the quickest "recipes" are actually just a little of this and a little of that....thrown in together. LOL. Do you have a favorite to share? We'd love to hear it. I'd love to try it. <em>4</em> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 20:16:44 EST Q: Fave exercise/ activity? Q: Which is your favorite? Walking, bicycle riding, swimming, any particular sport? Maybe its aerobic dance, ballroom dance. What is your favorite? Plz share. <BR> <BR> Ever since I can remember, I've like to walk. Bicycle is nice. I like aerobic dance. Water aerobics is fun. I have walking DVDs, or Yoga. I don't use those as much as I have in the past....but, I am glad to have them when I need them. <BR> <BR> My motto is to keep moving, but, not to over-do anything. Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:16:18 EST Q: What is your favorite springtime activity? Q: What is your favorite activity, as the weather finally gets warmer? <BR> <BR> I am feeling more like doing things, without worrying that it'll be too cold. THAT is encouraging! I'm concentrating on exercise &amp; healthier eating. Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:24:44 EST Q- What does your SP name mean¿ Question- What does your SP name mean? <BR> <BR> Me, I'm still having keyboard issues 'n needed to switch name to one I can actually type; can't use any of the uppercase symbols [above the numbered keys] . What my name MEANS...I like Mondays. <em>334</em> Tue, 6 Feb 2018 18:21:17 EST Conversation about slow cooker safe temps If you've noticed the conversation up above, about safe cooking temps, that's what this thread is about. <BR> <BR> The question was asked if its safe to warm up leftovers in the crockpot. After an online search, I read that it is not recommended b/c the slow cooker temps don't rise quickly enough to be considered safe. <BR> <BR> Then, the question came up whether it is safe to cook the usual foods &amp; recipes that one would normally put into their slow cooker. What about the raw mea... Tue, 30 Jan 2018 09:36:30 EST Question about using pot for warming up? Like the topic title? lol <BR> <BR> It is safe to warm up fridged spaghetti sauce with noodles in a crockpot? If so, how long would it take? <BR> <BR> Need an answer SOON! Thank you! Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:22:19 EST What do you think of all the diff size crockpots?? Until recently, I didn't know that you could get a 9 x 13 crockpot! When I started an online search, I started to find all different kinds and sizes. I'm feeling like a kid in a candy store! I have a 1 1/2 qt that has no temperature adjustments. If it's plugged in, it is cooking on "low". Then, I have another 3 1/2 qt one that is the average &amp; basic kind...nothing fancy. Thankfully, they're both the kind with removable crocks. Still, am really intrigued with the casserole shaped on... Thu, 25 Jan 2018 12:28:24 EST Q: Midnight snack. Yay or Nay?? Q: What about those times when you've eaten all the meals for the day, and you're STILL hungry? I admit that this issue has been happening at my house; DH has commented that he's extra hungry, lately &amp; not sure why. What is your favorite snack to keep away the hunger pains? Do you indulge in the late night snack or ignore it? What do you do when you're hungrier than usual? <BR> <BR> This is more than "one" question, so you can take your pick. <em>41</em> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 20:50:14 EST Making improvements, one habit at a time. Q: What is one change you can make, right now/this week, towards your goal of making healthier choices? <BR> <BR> I may need some time to think about this one, myself; will get back to you. Looking forward to hearing your ideas. It doesn't have to be a big, major change. I'm talking more about a simple, do-able thing. <em>48</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 20:42:08 EST Q: Have you ever went to a Mardi Gras party? I admit that I'm asking this b/c I need some ideas. LOL. Have you ever attended a Mardi Gras celebration &amp; what type of food was served? Asking for a friend. <em>246</em> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:25:34 EST Q: EASY recipes? My new goal is to figure out some super easy recipes for someone who is either just learning to cook, or simply has no time to cook. One criteria will be using only a few ingredients. Again, think 'super easy/simple.' My question is, do you have a favorite recipe that fits this category? Feel free to share with us. I have a young person I'm trying to help, with this subject, and I'm not there to show them. So, it def has to be very simple. Plz share <em>4</em> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 09:38:22 EST New Years change-o -habits? I won't call them resolutions. I rarely make them. I don't keep them, anyway. DH likes to plan a date when he's going to change a bad habit &amp; make better choices. I usually worry that the plan for change will be forgotten, but, he's actually good about sticking to it. <BR> <BR> What are some of your plans for the new year? What kind of healthier choices are you aiming at? Mon, 25 Dec 2017 08:13:10 EST Q: What is your fave pot luck dish to bring? What is your fave dish to bring to a pot luck? Is it something you get recipe requests for? <BR> <BR> Myself, I've been trying to be creative with what I bring to a pot luck; especially trying not to bring a dessert. Nothing against desserts. It's just that there was a once-a-month craft night I used to attend &amp; more ppl brought desserts as their dish-to-pass, then anything else. They were all delicious, of course, but they weren't a good substitute for a meal. <BR> <BR> Some of t... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:06:08 EST Q: Tell us some of your holiday decorating ideas! Have you already decorated your house for the holidays, or are you still thinking about it?? Would love to hear some of your decorating ideas! Plz share, if you'd like: <BR> <BR> I haven't started any decorating, yet, but am gathering some ideas. I have a friend whose been making a lot of creative handmade decorations...all very clever &amp; inexpensive (altho, you'd never know that by looking at them! They are all really cool!) Mon, 4 Dec 2017 20:51:22 EST SHARE SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR DAY/WEEK I may not be on here next week, as I'll be with DD as she recovers from surgery. I'm stressed, but looking forward to the time we'll have together, just the 2 of us. Maybe we'll put up decorations. She's asked me to cook/bake her a few things. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 14:40:06 EST Spinach Brown Rice & Tilapia I have my spinach brown rice cooking as we speak and I added extra veggies such as broccoli and brussel sprouts to bulk it up. I will only have to bake the tilapia once I get home. Super excited for dinner tonight. :-) Mon, 13 Nov 2017 12:07:11 EST NOVEMBER 2017 - RECIPE FOR THE MONTH! Since the holiday season is coming up. This would be a good recipe for entertaining. While it calls for meatballs you could use those little sausages. <BR> <BR> Bourbon Peach BBQ Meatballs <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 2 lb.plain, frozen meatballs (not Italian) <BR> <BR> 19 oz. smoky sweet BBQ sauce (I use Heinz Kentucky Bourbon BBQ) <BR> <BR> 11 oz. peach jam <BR> <BR> 1/3 cup brown sugar <BR> <BR> 1/4 teaspoon to 1 teaspoon chipotle powder (depending on how spicy you like it) <BR>... Thu, 9 Nov 2017 09:39:21 EST Q: Do you like the leftovers from a large recipe? Q: Do you like fixing a large family sized recipe, even if that means there might be lots of leftovers? If so, what do you do with the leftovers? OR, do you prefer to fix smaller recipes that won't produce all those leftovers? Mon, 30 Oct 2017 08:33:43 EST Healthy food substitutes What are some of the healthy food substitutes that you use <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> I like to use FF plain yogurt, instead of sour cream. <BR> <BR> Sometimes (depending on the recipe) I'll use a scant amount of canola oil, instead of butter. <BR> <BR> What are some of your favorite substitutes <em>38</em> <BR> <BR> Please share Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:55:34 EST Did you enter something in the fitness tracker? Do tell! Do tell! <BR> What was one of the exercises you entered into the fitness tracker, today? <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> <em>549</em> <em>313</em> <em>108</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Oct 2017 18:46:03 EST OCTOBER 2017 - BONUS RECIPE This sounds pretty good. <BR> <BR> Saucy Ravioli with Meatballs <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> Nonstick cooking spray <BR> 2 - 26 ounce jars spaghetti sauce with mushrooms and onions <BR> 2 - 24 ounce packages frozen ravioli <BR> 1 - 12 ounce package frozen cooked Italian meatballs, thawed <BR> 2 - cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 ounces) <BR> 1/2 - cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> Lightly coat a 5 1/2- or 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add 1 cup o... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 10:02:30 EST Q: New foods you've tried What are some of the new (healthier) foods you've tried, that you may've THOUGHT you wouldn't like them...until you actually tried em? Are they just ok, or did you find some new favorites?? <BR> <BR> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 20:55:28 EST OCTOBER 2017 - RECIPE FOR THE MONTH! i saw this and it's easy to make and change it to your taste. <BR> <BR> Crock pot Hamburger Potato Casserole <BR> <BR> Ingredients you need for crock pot hamburger potato casserole: <BR> 5 small potatoes <BR> 1-2 lbs of ground beef, browned <BR> 2 cans of cream of mushroom soup <BR> 1 cup of milk <BR> salt and pepper to taste <BR> 1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese (used cheddar but any kind would be great too) <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Brown your ground beef and set aside <BR> Peel and slice... Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:40:26 EST Q: Encouragement you would tell yourself... Q: If you could tell the younger you a bit of advice &amp; encouragement, what would it be?? Sat, 30 Sep 2017 16:50:36 EST Q: Ol' family fave recipe? Q: Do you have an ol' family favorite recipe (perhaps thats been passed down thru the generations, but, can also be one that you found elsewhere &amp; like fixing for your family.)?? If so, what is it? (You don't have to share the whole recipe, just sharing the name will do.) IF you happen to have one of those old old favorites &amp; would like to share a story that goes along with it, would LOVE to hear that too! <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:05:28 EST SEPTEMBER 2017 - BONUS RECIPE I found this recipe by Sarah Olsen, and thought I would share it since pumpkin season is upon us. Would be good for a party. <BR> <BR> SLOW COOKER PUMPKIN SPICE LATTES <BR> <BR> PREP TIME <BR> 15 mins <BR> COOK TIME <BR> 1 hour <BR> TOTAL TIME <BR> 1 hour 15 mins <BR> <BR> Author: Sarah Olson <BR> Serves: 8 <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> • 7 cups hot brewed coffee(measure it after it is brewed) <BR> • 1 cup canned pumpkin puree <BR> • 1½ cups half and half or heavy cream <BR> • ½ tsp. groun... Tue, 12 Sep 2017 10:12:13 EST Q: Plz tell us how you discovered SP. Plz tell what brought you to SP, or share a story of one of your favorite SP moments. <em>347</em> <em>252</em> <em>593</em> Mon, 4 Sep 2017 08:00:20 EST SEPTEMBER 2017 - RECIPE FOR THE MONTH! SLOW COOKER SUMMER MINESTRONE SOUP <BR> You can make this totally vegetarian by using vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. Or you can add shredded chicken to it. <BR> <BR> PREP TIME <BR> 25 mins <BR> COOK TIME <BR> 8 hours <BR> TOTAL TIME <BR> 8 hours 25 mins <BR> <BR> Serves: 10 <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> • 1 small white onion, diced <BR> • 2 cups cut green beans <BR> • 1 red bell pepper, diced <BR> • 1 (15.25-oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained <BR> • 1 (15-oz.) can white beans, drained... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 15:45:59 EST Q: What is your fave about this time of year? Q: What is your favorite thing about this time of year, with fall approaching?? Tue, 29 Aug 2017 16:28:02 EST Q: Where were you during the solar eclipse? Did you see the solar eclipse? Did you travel somewhere to watch it, or did you see if from home? Tue, 22 Aug 2017 21:22:31 EST AUGUST 2017 - BONUS RECIPE SLOW COOKER CHICKEN WITH BACON GRAVY <BR> <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 1.5 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breasts <BR> ¼ tsp. pepper <BR> 1 tsp. dried thyme <BR> 1 tsp. minced garlic <BR> 6 slices bacon, sliced and cooked <BR> 2 (0.87-oz.) packets chicken gravy dry mix <BR> 1¼ cup water ~ that's all, not the amount of water the gravy packets say <BR> &amp;#8532; cup heavy cream (ADD AT THE END) <BR> <BR> Slow Cooker Size: <BR> 3-quart or larger <BR> <BR> INSTRUCTIONS <BR> Add the chicken t... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:01:04 EST Q: Fave summer foods/meals? In trying to beat the summer heat, what types of foods do you like to fix during this time of year? I have a good friend that vows not to use her oven during the summer, at all; so she is usually cooking something on the grill. I've used the crockpot, before, thinking that it wouldn't heat up the house as much as my oven. What are the favorites, at your house? Sun, 13 Aug 2017 15:02:36 EST Q: Favorite back-to-school item to purchase? Let's walk down memory lane, for a minute. I braved the crowds, yesterday, so I could get some good deals. Back-to-school shopping is in full swing. <BR> <BR> Q: SOOO, think back to when you were doing that.....what was your favorite thing to purchase; what did you look forward to, the most? <BR> <BR> I did more of that type of thing, with my kids, then when I was younger. I remember that they always looked forward to finding just the right pocket folders, markers, and pens/pencils. ... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 08:37:36 EST AUGUST 2017 - RECIPE FOR THE MONTH! CROCK POT CHICKEN ENCHILADA CASSEROLE <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS: <BR> <BR> 3-4 chicken breasts <BR> 2 tablespoons of Homemade Taco Seasoning <BR> 1 can of Rotel <BR> 28-ounce can green enchilada sauce <BR> 8 - 16 ounces shredded Monterrey jack cheese (depending how much cheese you like) <BR> 12 - 16 corn tortillas <BR> <BR> INSTRUCTIONS <BR> Boil chicken until cooked through. Shred using a stand-up or hand mixer. <BR> Slice corn tortillas into quarters each using a large knife or pizza cutter.... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 10:27:46 EST Q: Summer adventures; making good food choices <em>524</em> Sorry, I've been MIA. I've had some summer traveling adventures (which is what this latest question is about.) <BR> <BR> Q: When you are traveling/camping/vacay, how do you plan your meals? Do you still use the SP food tracker? Do you NOT use the tracker, but, do your best to eat healthy/sensibly? <BR> <BR> We've just gotten back from visiting long distance family &amp; went out to eat a LOT. Just that thought alone was scary, to me, in that I KNOW how high in calo... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 18:51:56 EST July 10: Happy & proud moments Please tell us about something that makes you happy &amp; proud! Maybe it's a recent accomplishment, or kind gesture you witnessed.... anything. If you'd like to share it, we'd love to hear it. Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:00:18 EST JULY 2017 - RECIPE FOR THE MONTH! Cabbage Kielbasa Supper Recipe <BR> <BR> TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 8 cups coarsely shredded cabbage <BR> 3 medium potatoes, cubed <BR> 1 medium onion, chopped <BR> 1-3/4 teaspoons salt <BR> 1/4 teaspoon pepper <BR> 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth <BR> 2 pounds smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, cut into serving-size pieces <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the cabbage, potatoes, onion, salt and pepper. Pour broth over veg... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 11:48:25 EST JULY 3rd Q: What are you working on, right now? What is it that you're working on these days? This could include anything, whether its an object you're actually working on, a food change, or ANYthing. <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Jul 2017 00:04:19 EST Q: What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten? June 25th, Q of the week: What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?? <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Jun 2017 14:01:12 EST LAST letter FIRST letter recipe titles game! Here's a little twist on a game you may've seen before. Since this is a recipe team, I'm using RECIPE NAMES as the theme for this game. If you use a crockpot recipe title, that's even better (but, not required for this game.) <BR> <BR> I'm going to start with the name of a recipe. Next person will need to USE THE LAST LETTER of what I share as the FIRST letter for what they share. It'll go on and on, from there. Here goes &amp; please have fun. If you're stumped, feel free to look so... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:55:21 EST Share Pasta recipes here: I'm looking thru the forums @ older posts &amp; thought I would share pasta recipes that I've found. Please feel free to share some of your own recipes here, as well. This is a MAC A CHEESE recipe a member shared a couple years ago: <BR> <BR> 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... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:06:02 EST A FEW CHANGES <em>524</em> everyone! Just making a slight change with the forums. This way, there is a place for things like a weekly question, word games &amp; such. <BR> <BR> Hope you're enjoying the weekend. Happy SP'ing, everyone! <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> <em>367</em> <em>579</em> Sun, 18 Jun 2017 14:00:58 EST June 18th Q: Healthy substitute ingredient Good morning! We've been doing our best to eat healthier, but don't want to give up on some of our favorite recipes. This weeks question: <BR> <BR> What is your favorite/best healthy substitute ingredient/s that you use in recipes, to make them healthier? Sun, 18 Jun 2017 07:03:23 EST Weekly Question June 12: Favorite go-to recipe? What is your favorite go-to recipe? (it can be a new one you discovered, or an old favorite) You don't have to share the whole recipe with us (unless you WANT I'm sure others would love to hear it), but can just share the name of it, if you'd like. <em>4</em> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:31:10 EST It's an alphabetical PASTA WORD GAME! Plz join in Since there are so many different kinds of pasta noodles &amp; pasta dishes, I thought it would be fun to name them &amp; in alphabetical order. Altho, if you're completely stumped on a certain letter &amp; even after an internet search, it's totally ok to skip to the next letter. Let's see how many we can come up! <BR> <BR> I'll start with A for Angel hair pasta. <BR> <BR> Who has one for the letter B <em>38</em> Mon, 5 Jun 2017 09:11:56 EST QUESTION OF THE WEEK- June 4, 2017 <em>524</em> How about we have some fun with answering a question now &amp; again? <BR> <BR> <em>249</em> I'm going to start this out by asking 'What is your favorite thing about the month of June? What do you look forward to the most, during this time/month of year?' <BR> <BR> When I lived in a colder climate, June also meant that I could enjoy time spent out in the yard &amp; garden. Each year, I'd add just a few more plants to my perennials. <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> <em>... Sun, 4 Jun 2017 15:38:24 EST JUNE 2017 - RECIPE FOR THE MONTH! I've made this recipe for years. At first in a cast iron pan but it does really well in a Crock Pot. <BR> <BR> Tomato Swiss Steak <BR> <BR> 1 round steak, cut up in serving pieces. About a couple of pounds. <BR> 1 can of diced tomatoes, 15 oz <BR> 1 can of tomato sauce 15 oz <BR> 1 med onion sliced <BR> 1 green pepper diced <BR> garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste <BR> <BR> Cornstarch, 1/2 cup &amp; 1/2 water mixed to a slurry. This is after it's done to make the gravy. <BR> <BR> Plac... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 09:16:43 EST MAY 2017 - Bonus Recipe! I love fruit and sometimes I like it warm and cook. You can either eat it like it is or put some over plain cake or ice cream. <BR> <BR> Slow Cooker Stewed Fruit <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 16 ounces prunes, pitted <BR> 8 ounces dried apricots <BR> 8 ounces dried pears <BR> 3 cups water <BR> 1/2 cup granulated sugar <BR> 1/2 vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla <BR> 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest <BR> 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice <BR> <BR> Instructions: <BR> <BR> Combine all... Tue, 16 May 2017 11:41:01 EST MAY 2017 - RECIPE FOR THE MONTH! This recipe is pretty simple and I've made it since I got my first crock pot. <BR> <BR> Pork Chops &amp; Potatoes <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 4 - 6 boneless pork chops <BR> 1 large onion, sliced in half long wise and then sliced into half circles <BR> 4 medium potatoes, peeled and sliced into planks <BR> garlic powder, salt &amp; pepper to taste <BR> 1 can of cream of mushroom soup <BR> 1 can of chicken broth <BR> <BR> Place 1/2 of onion on the bottom of crock pot. <BR> Top with pork chop... Mon, 1 May 2017 15:08:08 EST Mississippi Pot Roast in Crock Pot Has anyone tried the recipe for Mississippi Pot roast? It uses a few ingrediants like ranch dressing mix and pepperocini peppers. I want to try it but was wondering how it it? Sun, 23 Apr 2017 12:51:30 EST APRIL 2017 - Bonus Recipe! Here is a bonus recipe for April. It's a dessert that's easy to do. <BR> <BR> Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 2 cans of cut peaches (21 oz each) <BR> 1 box yellow cake mix <BR> 6-oz butter cut into small chunks <BR> 1/3 cup walnuts, crushed (optional) <BR> 1 teaspoon cinnamon <BR> 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> 1. Pour out canned peaches with all the juice into a 6-quart slow cooker. <BR> 2. Evenly pour out cake mix over peaches. Then sprinkle walnuts, ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:41:39 EST Introducing myself Hi everyone <BR> Love my crockpot and I am always looking for good recipes. Nice to know there is a whole team of Spark People who feel the same way. I love soup and there is no better way then in a crock pot. Thu, 6 Apr 2017 13:01:14 EST Lentil hummus I have not tried this yet but it looks promising. Will add parsley. <BR><BR>ooker-Garlic-Lentil-Hummus Wed, 5 Apr 2017 09:40:25 EST APRIL 2017 - RECIPE FOR THE MONTH! This is a Crock Pot Vegetarian Taco Soup. You can also add some cooked ground beef or chicken if you wish. <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 1 can each, 15.8 oz, of Pinto beans, kidney beans, black beans,corn <BR> 1 can of Rotel (diced tomatoes with green chilis) the heat depends on how hot you'd like it <BR> 1 can of diced tomatoes, 15 oz <BR> 1 can of diced green chilis, 4 oz <BR> 1 packet of Ranch seasoning, <BR> 1 packet of Taco seasoning, <BR> <BR> Instructions: <BR> Place all ingredients i... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 18:17:10 EST Question about the foods you eat. I was wondering what type of foods do you typically eat? Are you a vegan, eat meat and vegetables, low starchy carbs? Knowing would help me better plan out the recipe for the month and bonus recipe. <BR> <BR> Also what is your favorite food? Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:19:00 EST March 2017 - Bonus Recipe! I found this recipe and thought I'd share it. It could be made as vegetarian by using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. I hope you all enjoy it. <BR> <BR> Spicy Pinto Beans <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS <BR> 1 lb. dried pinto beans (soak these overnight, see below) <BR> 1 (32-oz.) container chicken broth <BR> ½ cup finely diced white onion <BR> 1 Tbsp. diced jalapeño <BR> 1 tsp. chili powder <BR> ½ tsp. onion powder <BR> ½ tsp. garlic powder <BR> ¼ tsp. pepper <BR> <BR> INSTRUCTIONS <BR> ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 19:19:54 EST Slow-Food options So, in our house we have a crockpot, and a water-sealing slow-cooking pot, and we have a roaster oven used like a giant crockpot/slow cooker. There is the multipurpose "instant pot", as well as the retained-heat cookers of every variation (fire-pits, Amish haybox, wonderoven, fireless cooker, etc.) And of course there is bbqing brisket and other hot-smoking foods that need long, slow temperatures. <BR> <BR> The idea of "Fix it and forget it" is quite appealing. <BR> <BR> I have confessed in... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 13:54:13 EST Dinner plans What are your dinner plans for tonight? <BR> <BR> I had planned on making zoodles with sauce but I didn't sleep well and a tornado warning went off on our phones at 5:30 am so we couldn't get back to sleep. I'm wiped out so I have chili in the crockpot now. I don't have to make dinner now and it cleaned out my cabinet a bit, win-win! Wed, 1 Mar 2017 11:38:57 EST March 2017 - RECIPE FOR THE MONTH! Here is the recipe for March 2017. Please try it and let us know if you liked it or even if you didn't. Don't worry as we all have different tastes. Also if you changed anything let us know that too and how it came out. Since this is the first one I am keeping it simple. <BR> <BR> Crock Pot Pot Roast <BR> <BR> 3 - 4 lb Chuck Roast <BR> 4 Med. russet potatoes, peeled and cut up in chunks <BR> 6 carrots, peeled and cut up in chunks <BR> 1 medium onion, peeled and cup up in chunks <BR> 4 clove... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 08:33:35 EST Emoticon How You Feel Today Post an Emoticon on how you are feeling today. Wed, 1 Mar 2017 08:21:05 EST 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 What Can You Do With A Pound Of Potatoes? Potato Salad! Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:52:39 EST What Can You Do With A Pound Of Pasta? I can't make up my mind!!!!! Mon, 21 Mar 2016 16:50:57 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 Good Crock Pot Meat Recipe Links I will share soon. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 13:06:02 EST Good Crock Pot Potato Recipe Links I will share soon. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 13:02:46 EST Share A Potato Recipe I will share soon Sat, 27 Feb 2016 13:01:37 EST Good Crock Pot Pasta Recipe Links I will share links soon Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:59:49 EST Share A Pasta Recipe I am organizing the forums. Will share soon! Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:57:40 EST Are You Doing A Meat Recipe Today? Not sure yet. Sat, 27 Feb 2016 12:55:55 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 Favorite Crock Pot Recipe? Pizza Soup! Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:52:12 EST What Do You Love About Crock Pots? They do all of the work and tastes yum! Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:48:51 EST Introduce Yourself Hello! I am new co-team leader! Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:46:15 EST Emoticon How You Feel Today <em>4</em> Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:44:20 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 Crock Pot Chat I am organizing our forums...I hope you like when I am finished! Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:29:25 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 Message Removed Message Removed 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 WHAT'S COOKING AT YOUR HOUSE? put your new ideas here.I am bored of the same old stuff :) Thu, 12 Jan 2012 03:20:50 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