Chili purists will argue that adding beans is a definite no-no, and I actually prefer mine sans beans. However, adding beans not only helps stretch the meat, it also adds vegetable protein and fiber to the dish. Although I’ve used kidney and pinto beans here, feel free to use your […]
Luscious butternut squash soup has become a favorite on upscale menus these days, and it couldn’t be easier to make. This version adds apples for a touch of sweetness and melted Swiss cheese for a bit of tang. It’s the perfect starter to a winter harvest meal. The crockpot does […]
Classic risotto requires a lot of stirring and painstaking attention. Give your arm a rest with this crockpot version. There’s no lack of flavor thanks to leeks, Parmesan cheese, wine, and garlic. It’s the perfect side dish with meats, poultry, and fish, yet easy as pie to make. The Author […]
If you need something quick and easy for your next party or gathering, you can’t go wrong with spinach artichoke dip. This version is made in the crockpot and goes together in a snap. It’s hassle-free and guaranteed leftover-free. Your guests will scarf it up in a flash! The Author […]
A creamy lemon sauce is the perfect finish for this classic Greek combination of stewed lamb and artichokes. The recipe uses canned artichoke hearts, so no need to wait until artichokes are in season. The crockpot ensures the most tender lamb you’ve ever tasted. Opa! The Author Says: “This is […]
Most of us use our crockpots to cook savory dishes, such as meats and stews. It’s time to step outside of the box and try some desserts. This is a perfect example. Who would think a rich and delicious cheesecake could be outside of the oven? Yes you can! Drool […]
The crockpot is usually used for slow-cooking savory foods. You might be surprised that it also works for baking and desserts. Take a look at this irresistible raspberry chocolate chip bread, and I’m sure you’ll be looking at your crockpot in an entirely new light.
Apricot salsa salmon is a real treat. The glaze is made with two simple ingredients: apricot jam and salsa verde (store-bought or homemade with the included recipe below). It may sound like an odd combination, but it works!