Slow Cooker

Crock Pot Jambalaya – Slow Cooker Delight

Crock pot Jambalaya with hot garlic bread

This crock pot jambalaya is perfect for a cold winter’s night. I have eaten jambalaya many times when dining out but this is one of those recipes that I have not made at home. That is, until today.  I tackled this traditional dish by making this crock pot jambalaya and am delighted the way it…

Slow Cooker Tavern Style Pot Roast and Vegetables

Slow Cooker Tavern Style Pot Roast

This Tavern Style Pot Roast in easy to make in a Crock Pot. Once in a while, my husband and I go to Golden Corral for their buffet.  One of my favorite dishes on their buffet is their pot roast.  It is always very tender and the vegetables are also good.  This Slow Cooker Tavern…

15 Common Slow Cooker Mistakes – Crock Pot Errors

a crock pot is not just "set and forget." See these common 13 slow cooker mistakes.

Are You making one of these Slow Cooker Mistakes? The slow cooker, or crock pot, is certainly one of the most popular kitchen items.  Who doesn’t like the idea of dumping in a bunch of ingredients, turning it on and leaving it to cook?  But many cooks don’t use the crock pot correctly and the…

Beer Braised Pork Roast – Crock Pot Recipe

Beer braised pork roast

Beer Braised Pork Roast Printable Recipe There is nothing like coming into your home after a long day at work to the aroma of a pork roast that has been simmering all day long.  And if it has simmered in beer…all the better!  This Beer Braised Pork Roast is such a recipe. Cooking with alcohol…

Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with Chick Peas

slow cooker vegetable curry

Nutritious Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry is Flavorful and Inviting. Slow Cooker Vegetable Curry with Chickpeas is a perfect recipe for a busy week night. It is warm, comforting and packed with nutrients.  The recipe will work with just about any vegetables you have on hand. I make this dish all the time and rarely make…

Crock Pot Vegetable Curry with Apples

Crock pot vegetable curry

Fill the House with the Aroma of this Crock Pot Vegetable Curry. I love the smell in my house when a curry has been cooking all day long.  The aromas are fragrant and so inviting.  This recipe for crock pot vegetable curry is a remake of one that recently tried on my meat eating.   It…

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

Slow cooker chicke pot pie. Make the filling in the crock pot and just assemble at dinner time and bake.

It used to be that when the days get colder, my crock pot started getting regular use.  Now, it seems, I used it pretty much year round. There are so many different things that you can cook in a crock pot now.   But when the days start getting a bit cooler, I love to…

11 Recipes for a Slow Cooking Summer

These 11 recipes for the slow cooker will save you cooking time and keep your kitchen cool this summer.

I don’t know about you, but my crock pot is used year round.  In the winter I normally make casseroles and stews in it. During the summer, I still make these recipes but also make all sorts of main courses. side dishes, BBQ food and desserts in it too. It is so easy to place…

Savory Hearty White Bean Chili

Slow Cooker White Bean chili

We love chili at our house.  It does not matter if it is warm or cold outside, a big helping bowl of chili always hits the spot. This recipe can be made with ground beef, or for a really white chili look, and less calories, use ground turkey or chicken. All three work well.  I…

Slow Cooker Braised Chicken and Noodles with Wine & Tomatoes

Slow Cooker Braised Chicken and Wine

This recipe for wine and tomato braised chicken with noodles is full of flavor.  I used boneless skinless chicken thighs. Using the boneless thighs saves a lot of calories, but the hearty meat of the thighs is delicious, especially when infused with this rich tomato and wine sauce.  I used a Riesling.  Be sure to…

Savory Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

A roast of beef cooked in the crock pot has a flavor that cannot be beat.  The meat cooks beautifully, and ends up being fork tender and full of flavor. And did I mention how wonderful the house smells while it is cooking? This recipe uses chuck roast.  It is inexpensive to buy and has…

Easy Slow Cooker Crockpot Recipes

Why slave over the stove at dinner time? Try one of these delicious slow cooker recipes. Prepare in the morning and serve at night! See them all at http://thegardeningcook.com/easy-slow-cooker-recipes/

More of my favorite Slow Cooker Recipes What could be better than a recipe where you put the ingredients in a slow cooker and come home to a great meal at night?  Days and days of slow cooker recipes! I love to prepare slow cooker meals.  I do the work in the morning and then…

Crock Pot Chicken Tagine – Moroccan Delight

Crock Pot Chicken Tagine

Pear preserves, ginger, cinnamon, and cumin give this slow cooked chicken dinner a savory and sweet Moroccan flavor.  Normally, Chicken Tagine uses dried apricots but I did not have any on hand right now.  I did, however, have a jar of home made pear preserves and substituted them. The dish came out with the traditional…

Slow Cooker – Crock Pot Recipes – My Favorites

Slow cooker recipes

My Favorite Slow Cooker – Crock Pot Recipes Putting everything in a pot, turning it on and coming home hours later to a dinner all made.  Sounds like heaven, right?  If you use you slow cooker that is what happens.  My slow cooker is used year round, but I particularly love to cook in it…

Slow Cooker Vegan Chili with Three Beans

Vegan Slow Cooker Chili that meat eaters will love!

For Cooks in a Rush – Slow Cooker Vegan Chili Who doesn’t love the flower of a chili on a cool winter or autumn night?  This recipe for my Slow Cooker Vegan Chili has all of the flavor of a traditional chili but is great for those who don’t want to eat meat.   The…

Crock Pot Hearty Beef Stew with Herbed Dumplings

Crock Pot Beef Stew with Herbed Dumplings

Printable Recipe: Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Herb Dumplings This recipe for slow cooker beef stew with herbed dumplings is tasty and easy to do.  Just add everything to the crock pot in the morning and then make the dumplings when you come home from work. The dumplings make a perfect accompaniment to this delicious…

Crock Pot Taco Chili – Hearty Week End Meal

Crock Pot Taco Chili

Printable Recipe – Crock Pot Taco Chili There is nothing quite like lounging around on a lazy Sunday and then ending your day with a meal that has been simmering in the crock pot all day. This recipe for Crock Pot Taco Chili is delicious and simple easy as well. Just combine kidney and black…

Beef Stew with Root vegetables

beef stew with root vegetables

Printable Recipe – Beef Stew With Root Vegetables – Slow Cooker Many people enjoy stews in the fall when the autumn is cooler but I enjoy them all year round.  My main reason is because I can cook them in my crock pot. That saves me time and gives me a delicious stew as well.…

Tikka Masala Curry with Canneloni Beans and Cashews

Tikka Masala Crock pot curry from thegardeningcook.com

Tikka Masala Curry Crock Pot Recipe is easy to prepare. My husband and I love Indian curry and we love to eat this when we go out to our favorite Indian restaurants. Here in Raleigh, Indian restaurants seem to be jinxed. We just get a favorite one and then it closes.  So, it was up…