Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Works-For-Me Wednesday: Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes

I keep hearing (when I say hearing, I mean reading of course) people talking on blogs and twitter about making slow cooker recipes.  I do love my slow cooker and thought I would share some of my favorite slow cooker recipes with you today.  It's a great way to have warm comfort foods in the winter and it's so nice to have your food all ready to go at dinner time!

I usually use 2 slow cookers at the same time so that I have extra food and can freeze some if possible.  It's not that much more work.

I've been making these in my slow cooker for several years:

Spaghetti Sauce

Old-Fashioned Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Stuffing

I really like both these versions of chili for the slow cooker:

Spicy Chili

Kickin' Chicken Chili (on my other blog)

And I was delighted to find a recipe for making snack mix in the slow cooker:

Crunchy Party Mix (on my other blog)

My friend Kim even has a couple of new slow cooker recipes on her cooking blog, like her recent Potato Soup.

All this talk of slow cooker recipes has given me an idea.  You know how I like my theme weeks, right (just look at the buttons on my sidebar)?  What if I have a slow cooker week?  I could have link-ups every day and share different categories of recipes each day - breakfasts, side dishes, dinners, snacks/drinks, and of course desserts (which would most likely contain chocolate!).  What do you think?  If there's enough interest, I'll plan to have one in the next few weeks.

Slow cooker recipes work for me!  Stop by We Are THAT Family to see what's working for everybody else!  And thank you all for your great budgeting feedback last Wednesday - so helpful!

I'm also linking this to Crock Pot Wednesday at Dining With Debbie - another good place to find more recipes!  And linking to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam - more yummy recipes!

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  1. You know that whatever you do, I'll participate in my friend. And I do love my slow cooker!
    That kickin' chicken chili looks fabuloso by the way.

    Big slow cooking is the new fast food size hugs to you!

    Have a great day my friend.

  2. Sharing "tried and true" slow cooker recipes sounds like a wonderful idea to me!

  3. Yum! I don;t have nearly enough recipesfor my slow cooker. I need to use it more!

    And ADORABLE blog design, by the way! I absolutely love it!!

  4. UM YEAH! A slow cooker recipe week sounds WONDERFUL!! I got a new Gooseberry Patch slow cooker cookbook for Christmas and so I'll try a few of those so I can be prepared to share ...

  5. I am trying that 3 packet pot roast recipe tomorrow. At least that is the plan, unless anyone has a tried and true recipe I should try first? I have a Bottom Round Roast in the fridge.

  6. Great idea! And I just had to copy that Kickin' Chicken Chili recipe. I'll have to try that one real soon. :)

  7. Yes, I am amongst the slow cooker lovers out there! I'm always looking for new recipes. Yours sound great! Thanks for sharing.

  8. Love these - keep them coming! Also I love that someone else used CORN in their Chili! YUMMY

  9. these look wonderful! I'd be in for a slow cooker week :)

  10. The crock pot is such a great tool that I don't use often enough:-)

  11. I love cooking Lamb Shanks in the slow cooker, they come out so tender. A great invention!!

  12. I think a slow cooker week sounds GREAT...I have never used mine, so I would love to learn from pros! :)

  13. Hi Lisa!
    Umm...those recipes look crazy good! And in case you haven't noticed on Twitter...but I LOVE slow cooker recipes! Love that kickin' chicken chili! Thanks so much for takin the time to comment at POM! Hope to see your around there your site!

  14. Slow cookers are super fun to use,aren't they? With just the 2 of us here, I don't use mine often, but they are great when I'm having company, or want to keep dinner warm when we go to the gym. :)


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