dinner, recipes, slow cooker, soup

Slow Cooker Thai Curry Carrot Soup


I love Costco. They have a fantastic selection of organic produce at a great price. However, sometimes their package quantities are bigger than my family’s stomachs and we end up with more produce than we can eat before it spoils. Has anyone else been there? Continue reading “Slow Cooker Thai Curry Carrot Soup”

breakfasts, recipes, slow cooker, under 30 minutes

Slow Cooker Steel Cut Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal


It is officially autumn in the United States. Cooler days, crisp air, beautiful foliage, and family gatherings all signal it’s arrival. The world seems to slow down ever so slightly in the fall before the deep freeze of winter lays a glistening blanket of white snow over the sleeping land.

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breakfasts, kids, recipes, slow cooker

Slow Cooker Breakfast Barley

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Are you looking for a way to get a hearty breakfast into your family before they head to work/school? Do you want a breakfast that is easy, healthy, and budget friendly? Do you like the idea of breakfast cooking itself while you sleep and being ready when you wake up? Am I starting to sound like a cheesy (nutritional yeast-y?) infomercial?

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dinner, kids, recipes, slow cooker

Slow Cooker Lentil Sloppy Joes

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As a child I was a very picky eater. Picky might even be an understatement. I went through “phases” of eating only boxed mac and cheese, bologna and Kraft singles “roll ups,” and fruit snacks. Getting me to eat much of anything was not an easy task. So when it was time to go to the week-long 6th grade science camp, it wasn’t being away from home for a week that made me nervous, it was the prospect of eating unfamiliar food that really freaked me out.

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