Pinto Beans and Ham with Homemade Buttermilk Cornbread

I grew up in the south. My mom was the best southern cook! We ate a lot of fried chicken, black eyed peas, corn bread, and lots of sweet iced tea. Talk about your belly filling comfort foods! Fall is my favorite season here. It is still the heat of the summer has ebbed away. I watched the first … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker BBQ Baked Beans from Scratch

What are your plans for Labor Day weekend? We are excited to have my husband off work on Monday, which is a treat. And in more ways than one. Not only do we have him home, we get some yummy food cooked on the grill. Don't get me wrong. I can man a grill, but not like my husband. He ROCKS the grill! … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Cookies Recipe

When it comes to cookies I am not picky, I love them all, but my favorite are no bake cookies! I love the taste of chocolate and peanut butter paired with oatmeal - it's the perfect combination! I wanted to share a fun new way to make no bakes with this Slow Cooker Cookies Recipe I think you guys … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili Recipe

Once fall starts coming around we start seeing Pumpkin Spice Everything! As soon as the first leaf falls in the northern climates it's a mad rush to grab the pumpkin. But it seems like almost all the foods using pumpkin are sweet. Why is that? Pumpkin is actually a vegetable and we usually see … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes Recipe

I love potatoes. And even though I'm a HUGE lover of potatoes, I think my sister is even a bigger lover of potatoes. Ever since we were little kids her #1 favorite thing to eat was a great big heaping mound of mashed potatoes. She would like to make what she called a "mashed potato oven" and put a … [Read more...]

Easy Crockpot Dulce de Leche Recipe

When it comes to something that is incredibly delicious, but also incredibly simple to make, I think it is really hard to top this easy Crockpot Dulce de Leche recipe! How simple is it? It only uses ONE ingredient!! That's right, all you need is cans of sweetened condensed milk - and a Crockpot of … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Summer is here and for many of us the weather is HOT!! We had 100 degree heat index warnings in Minnesota this week. While we may have air conditioners cooling our houses, there is no reason to fight them by heating up the oven - and that's where easy-to-make slow cooker meals come in! I love using … [Read more...]

Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa Recipe

One of my favorite things about eating at Chipotle is the ability to totally customize your meal. Choosing from the various salsas and other toppings lets you make something uniquely yours and delicious. Making your own burritos and bowls at home lets you customize things even more! This Copycat … [Read more...]

Vegetarian Crockpot Chili with Bulgur Wheat Recipe

My husband and I have a problem when it comes to chili. I love it and he doesn't. I had a hard time figuring out why he doesn't like it. He loves tomato-based dishes, he likes beans, he likes pretty much everything else that goes into chili. Then I figured it out. He doesn't like the taste of chili … [Read more...]

Easy Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

This Easy Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese Recipe is actually SUPER easy like the picture says. It's basically just dump everything in the crockpot and end up with oozy, cheesy goodness! I recommend stirring it a couple of times while cooking if possible (but not necessary) and start checking it every … [Read more...]