Crockpot Cobbler

Crockpot Cobbler

When I woke up Sunday morning, I was craving dessert, but with the busy day I had planned, I knew I wasn’t going to have the time or energy to whip anything up at dinner time. So, I pulled out my crockpot, and threw in the ingredients for a blackberry cobbler. I’ve always made my cobblers in the oven, so this was a bit of an experiment. Would a cobbler turn out well in the crockpot?

Turns out the answer is yes. In fact, I think I’ll make all my cobblers this way now. It was nice to not have to be tethered to the oven, and downright magical when dessert was ready and waiting for me at the end of the day. It was almost as good as having someone else cook for me. Almost.

The fruit-to-biscuit ratio wasn’t quite to my liking with the first cobbler, so I made another one the next day. My poor family. Having to eat cobbler two days in a row. I just don’t know how they suffered through it.

The second cobbler came out just right. Lots of berries, balanced by fluffy biscuits, with no sogginess. And it made enough to feed a crowd. This would be perfect to take to a party, but if you were to make it for your family and then eat the leftovers for breakfast the next day, well, that would be pretty perfect, too. Not that I’ve done that or anything.

Ready to take my recipe for a test drive? Here it is. [Read more...]

Crabapple Butter Recipe

Crabapple Butter Recipe

Quick somebody make some biscuits. I currently have four jars of crabapple butter in my fridge, and I’m dying to crack one open. The smell. The taste. The color. It’s fall in a jar.

But don’t take my word for it. Make some, and see for yourself. Here’s my recipe. [Read more...]

Crabapple Sauce Recipe

Crabapple Sauce Recipe

We picked five gallons of crabapples the other night. Now I’m busy turning them into tasty things. Like this crabapple sauce. Isn’t the color gorgeous? And the house smelled so good when I was making it. If you have a crabapple tree that you’ve been eyeing, you have to make this recipe at least once. It’s a lot of work – I’m not going to lie – but the end result is pretty spectacular.

Ready to give it a go? Here’s the recipe. [Read more...]

How to Make Bread Crumbs

How to Make Bread Crumbs

Remember all that free bread that I’ve been getting? Today, I turned some of it into bread crumbs because it just pains me to pay $3-4 for a box of crumbs.

If you’ve never made bread crumbs before, you should definitely give it a try. Here’s what you do. [Read more...]

Crockpot Corn on the Cob

Crockpot Corn on the Cob

Yesterday, I bought 86 ears of corn, and when you have that much corn on your hands, you start to look for a few shortcuts. So, I decided to pull out a couple of my crockpots to see if I could successfully cook corn on the cob that way. I tested two different methods, and one of them was a winner. Here’s how I recommend doing it. [Read more...]