Celebrate the arrival of fall with a delicious batch of pumpkin butter. If you make it in the crockpot, it’ll practically make itself. Here’s my recipe:
Free up some oven space and time by making your Thanksgiving stuffing in the crockpot. Here’s my recipe:
Start a batch of mashed potatoes in your crockpot, and let it do all the work for you. Here’s my recipe:
The best part of giving food gifts for Christmas (aside from the savings): the research. Definitely the research. I mean, you wouldn’t want to give a food gift without trying it first, would you? Nope, that would make you a terrible gift-giver. So, I think you need to take this crockpot candied pecan recipe for a test drive this week. You know, just to make sure it’s gift-worthy. Clearly it’s the responsible thing to do. [Read more…]
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…]