Crocking & dusting off the old blog....  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Hi ya'll! I have let this blog get dusty! It has been over a year since I last posted! Wow I am going to try to be better about that!

Well It is back to school time! This means that our schedules are CRAZY BUSY! Today I started to feed my freezer (no my freezer is not possessed!) with meals. My cousin in-law recently told me about The Crockin Girls cook bk. I knew about their FB page but did not know they had come out with this AWESOME cook book. 

Please head on over and show them some love! They are GREAT!

Time: 45min max
Made: 6 meals
1 for today and 5 for the freezer 
 (not all recipes are from their cook book, some are my own)

Here is the recipe for the one I made both for tonight and another time.  (click on the picture and then click again to make bigger)

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken: 

1 bottle of Teriyaki marinade 

1 20oz can of chunked pineapple

1/4 cup onion diced

2 minced cloves of garlic

4 frozen or fresh unfrozen boneless skinless chicken breast

I throw it all in my crock liner bag, then take a rubber band seal bag then place in a big ziplock freezer bag, lable and throw in the freezer! 

To use: take out of freezer (FROZEN!) in the morning, take inner bag out and rubber band off. Place liner bag in crockpot, cook on low for 8 -10 hours, and go enjoy a cup of coffee! Dinner will be ready around 6pm! You can always use the keep warm feature if your crock pot has one and eat later than that if needed.



I will be posting more crocking meals in the future. Real life is calling my name (Mommy!) at the moment. Hope you all have a great day! 


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Easy Pumpkin Cookies/Muffins  

Thursday, October 28, 2010

1 box spice cake mix, 1 (small) can of pumpkin

Mix ingredients with mixer. drop by tbsp. on baking sheet or in mini muffin pan.
350 degrees for 10-12 mins may be longer for mini muffins (baked mine for 15-16 minutes today).

I got this from a friend of mine, Melony Henry. It is very good and easy!


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Fall drinks  

Friday, October 22, 2010

Okay so I have a very good friend that does not like coffee; I am not sure how we are friends!LOL I love me some coffee and my friend has introduced me to Chi Tea. I have two recipes for you today one that I found and the other my friend found.

Famous No Coffee Pumpkin Latte

"This is a warm and creamy rich pumpkin drink that taste like a Starbucks® pumpkin Latte but with NO caffeine so it is very kid friendly or great at the mid day office Holiday party."
Prep Time:
5 Min
Cook Time:
10 Min
Ready In:
15 Min

Servings (Help)


Original Recipe Yield 4 servings


  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 quart milk
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract


  1. Combine pumpkin, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla in a large saucepan over medium heat. Use a whisk to blend well. Heat to a simmer; do not boil.

Nutritional Information open nutritional information

Amount Per Serving Calories: 202 | Total Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg

Recipe: Chel's Chai
BY: Jessica Olechowski
2 cups water
3 individual tea bags
2 cinnamon sticks (3-inches)
6 cardamom seeds, crushed
2 whole cloves
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
2 1/2 cups milk
1/4 cup sugar

In a small saucepan, combine water, tea bags, cinnamon sticks, cardamom, cloves and ginger. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in milk; return to a boil for 1 minute. Strain; discard tea bags and spices. Stir in sugar until dissolved. Pour into your favorite mug and enjoy! Yield: 4 servings.


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Top 30 Crockpot Recipes  

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Top 30 Crockpot Recipes

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Here are some of the most popular crockpot recipes and many recipes with high ratings and positive reviews. Recipes include main dish pork, beef, and chicken recipes, vegetable recipes, and even a recipe for a caramel apple treat.

Crockpot Paprika Pork
These boneless pork ribs are easy to prepare for the slow cooker, and they make a great everyday meal with potatoes and your favorite steamed side vegetable or tossed green salad.

Beef Pot Roast with Sour Cream
This pot roast is so easy to prepare, with garlic, vegetables, and sour cream.

Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder
It's hard to beat a pork shoulder for flavor and tenderness, and it's one of my family's favorite pork cuts. This dish is made with a boneless pork shoulder, slow cooked to perfection with a tangy mixture of apple jelly and mustard.

Slow Cooker Hash Brown Casserole
This is a tasty hash brown casserole, and it's easy to prepare and cook in the crockpot. Serve this flavorful hash brown casserole with meat or poultry, or serve it as a breakfast side dish.

Beef Stew
Here's a classic crockpot beef stew, made with potatoes, baby carrots, stew beef, and seasonings.

Favorite White Chicken Chili Recipe
This tasty chicken chili is made with canned white beans, chicken, bell peppers, and seasonings.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Recipe
This popular split pea soup is a perfect choice for the crockpot. Serve pea soup with cornbread or hot yeast rolls for a fabulous family meal.

Chicken Noodle Soup
A flavorful chicken noodle soup with vegetables and seasonings.

Caramel Apples for Crockpot
These caramel apples are easy to fix with a slow cooker and caramels. Great party food!

Rick's Crockpot Chili
A tasty chili made with ground beef, beans, tomatoes, chili powder, black olives, and seasonings.

Crockpot Chicken Barbecue
Easy barbecued chicken, using chicken breasts and homemade barbecue sauce.

Easy Cheesy Slow Cooker Chicken
This crockpot chicken recipe is so easy, made with cream of chicken soup and cheese soup, along with seasonings and chicken breasts.

Marie's Tortilla Soup Recipe
An easy crockpot tortilla soup from Marie, made with chicken breasts, tomatoes, and cheese, along with corn tortillas, chile pepper, and seasonings.

Tami's Vegetable Beef Soup
This crockpot vegetable soup is made with tomatoes, tomato soup, ground chuck, corn, and other vegetables and seasonings.

Beverly's Creamy Broccoli Chicken
This easy broccoli chicken is made with chicken breasts, broccoli, and cream of broccoli soup. Serve with hot cooked rice or noodles.

Favorite Crockpot Chili
A ground beef chili with onion, kidney beans, tomatoes, garlic, and chili seasonings.

Quick Fix Slow Cooker Pot Roast
It takes all day to cook, but only 3 or 4 minutes to prepare. Condensed French onion soup makes this pot roast quick to fix and the crockpot makes it a breeze to cook.

Joe's Crockpot Potato Soup
this is an easy potato soup made with potatoes, onion, butter, and milk. Serve this delicious soup with biscuits or crusty bread.

Old Fashioned Vegetable Beef Stew
Use vegetables on hand for this tasty slow-cooked beef stew. The condensed beef broth keeps it flavorful, and the wine adds a little zing. If you don't have the wine, more beef broth or water will work fine.

Beverly's Moist Crockpot Pork Chops
A quick and easy recipe for pork chops with stuffing, perfect for a busy day.

Home-Style Pot Roast
A home-style favorite, this pot roast is made with chopped vegetables, a little red wine or broth, and seasonings.

Crockpot Beef Stew With Vegetables
This beef stew with vegetables is cooked in the crockpot, with onion soup mix, carrots and potatoes, seasonings, and other ingredients.

Easy Chicken With Potatoes
Chicken breasts are cooked with Italian salad dressing, seasonings, Parmesan cheese, and potatoes.

Slow Cooker Apple Butter
This easy apple butter is made with applesauce, apple cider, and honey, along with spices.

Crockpot Chicken and Corn Chowder
This chowder is quick and easy to prepare, and the slow cooker makes it great for an everyday family meal. This recipe is easily doubled for a larger family meal.

Crockpot Swedish Meatballs
Flavorful meatballs are made with lean ground beef, sausage, seasonings, and an easy sour cream sauce.

Crockpot Italian Beef
This easy beef roast is easy to make with only 5 ingredients. Use the cooked, tender beef shredded for sandwiches.

Barbecued Spareribs
These easy spareribs have several 5-star reviews.

Pulled Pork Barbecue
This delicious pork is easy to make and it's always a hit.

Pork Chop Casserole
Sarah's easy pork chop recipe is made with just a few ingredients, and you probably have them on hand. Scroll down the page for a list of more pork chop recipes for oven, skillet, and crockpot. This delicious pork is easy to make and it's always a hit.


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You're in Charge of This Class!

Hi, this is Shelley from One Roast Vegetable.

I've just created a brand-new cooking for the freezer class called "Fresh From The Freezer: Healthy Meals for Busy People." Short video lessons, showing you step-by-step how to successfully use your freezer to help make meal preparation easy :)

I was originally going to sell this class for $42.

As you probably know, my 14-week Back to Basics Cooking Class sells for $37 and my Fabulous French Desserts class is $29. I could easily sell this new class for $45 or more.

But after more than 4 years of teaching cooking online, this time I want to do something SUPER SPECIAL. I want to give away the new "Fresh From The Freezer" class to ALL of my subscribers.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

Printed from COOKS.COM

1 cup honey
1 cup apple juice
mix and set aside,
10 cups oatmeal (uncooked)
1 cup Uncle Sam Whole-wheat Flakes & Flaxseed cereal
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (unsalted)
1/2 cup almonds, sliced or slivered
1/2 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 teaspoons cinnamon
Mix dry ingredients, then add liquid and mix well. Spread on cookie sheets and toast for 25-50 minutes at 375°F, stirring often.

Can add dry fruit.

Store in an airtight container. Enjoy.

Variation: Add dried cranberries and dried bananas - delicious!

Submitted by: MARY


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Beef Potpie Wedges  

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Marcus Nilsson

By: Rachael Ray
From: 30-Minute Meals

Dig into this warming dish to chase away the last of the season's chill.


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • One 2/3-pound piece skirt steak or flat-iron steak, thinly sliced on an angle and cut into pieces
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 white mushroom caps, sliced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 package (2 pieces) prepared piecrust
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

Serve this dish with a green salad.


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°. In a medium skillet, heat the EVOO over medium-high heat. Add the steak and cook until browned, 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Add the butter to the skillet to melt, then add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Stir in the beef stock, peas and Worcestershire sauce. Return the meat to the pan and cook until the sauce thickens and the peas heat through, 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper; remove from the heat.

  2. Unroll the piecrusts and halve them. Divide the cooled meat among the 4 piecrust pieces, placing a mound on 1 side of each piece and leaving a small border. Brush the edges of each piecrust piece with some of the egg. Fold the pastry over to enclose the filling, pressing down on the edges; crimp with a fork. Brush the tops of the dough with more of the egg and transfer the pies to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake until golden-brown, about 10 minutes.


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