The Food Brie Cooked and Baked

A record of every food cooked or baked in my kitchen in 2010

Posts Tagged ‘slow cooker

100. Colleen’s slow cooker jambalaya

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I do not know Colleen, but she makes a mean jambalaya.

This was very good, but mine was definitely too spicy – the kind of spicy that makes your nostrils burn when you smell it.

Next time, I’ll choose a milder sausage and cut down on the cayenne pepper.


Colleen's slow cooker jambalaya


Written by louise914

October 29, 2010 at 8:32 pm

99. Kathy’s roast and vegetables

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I’m still working on using up carrots from BP’s garden, and both BP and I love love love carrots cooked with a pot roast. We actually could care less about the roast – it’s all about the carrots in our house.

This recipe instructs you to sear the roast before placing it in the slow cooker. I highly recommend this step, as it does improve the quality of the roast, but if you’re short on time (as I was), you can just throw everything in the crock and it will still taste good.

This is a very easy, classic pot roast recipe for those days when you need a good, hearty slow cooker meal.

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Kathy's roast and vegetables

Written by louise914

October 25, 2010 at 7:42 pm

94. BBQ ribs and squash

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Can I just tell you how much I love my slow cooker? And butternut squash? (Yes, I suppose I can tell you. It’s my blog.)

I seriously love that I can put some food in my little kitchen appliance in the morning, and when I come home from work, it’s done! Love that.

And squash? Fall is just not fall without squash. This squash was picked fresh from BP’s garden.

These ribs were super easy. Put country-style ribs in the slow cooker with a bottle of BBQ sauce and turn it on low for the day. When you get home from work, eat.

For the squash, I cut a triangular hole in the large end (so it doesn’t explode) and bake at 400 for approximately one hour.

BP and I topped it off with some (store-bought) hot apple cider. Mmmmmmmm.

BBQ ribs and squash

BBQ ribs and butternut squash

Written by louise914

October 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm

93. slow cooker chicken taco soup

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Another good meal for a cool fall day.

I thought the flavor of the beer came through too strong, so next time I might use half beer and half chicken broth, or all broth. (I had a bottle of beer in the refrigerator that my dad left there a while back, and I was tired of it taking up space. Neither BP nor I actually drink beer, so I was glad to get rid of it.)

taco soup

slow cooker chicken taco soup

Written by louise914

September 27, 2010 at 4:50 pm

82. slow-cooked turkey dinner

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Recipe source: Fix-it and Forget-it Recipes for Entertaining by Pellman Good and Ranck

Ho-hum. Meat, vegetables and cream of mushroom soup.

And I know the title of the recipe says “turkey,” but the grocery store didn’t have any boneless, skinless turkey thighs, so I used chicken instead.

On the plus side, the onion and carrots were from BP’s garden.

chicken and veggies

slow-cooked turkey dinner (with chicken instead)

Written by louise914

August 22, 2010 at 4:36 pm

79. zucchini and turkey dish

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Recipe source: Fix-It and Forget-It Recipes for Entertaining by Phyllis Pellman Good and Dawn J. Ranck

Summer garden produce is starting to explode from our garden, and so I’m on the lookout for garden-veggie-heavy recipes. I also was looking for something easy I could put in the crockpot.

This was good, though not fantastic. BP had two helpings, and I thought the leftovers were better than the original.


zucchini and turkey dish


3 c. zucchini, sliced

1 small onion, chopped

1/4 tsp. salt

1 c. cubed cooked turkey

2 fresh tomatoes, sliced

1/2 tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. dried basil

1/4 c. grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 c. shredded Provolone cheese

3/4 c. Pepperidge Farms stuffing

Combine zucchini, onion, salt, turkey, tomatoes, oregano and basil in slow cooker. Mix well.

Top with cheeses and stuffing.

Cover. Cook on low 8-9 hours. (When I went home and lunch and checked it, I turned it to the warm setting for the rest of the day. I felt like it was plenty done in 4 hours.)

Written by louise914

August 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm

44. slow cooker chicken and dumplings

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Monday was one of those days when a quick, effortless meal was necessary.

It was the day after Easter, which meant BP and I got home late Sunday evening after a fun day with family, most of my cooking pots and pans needed washed, the countertop and sink both were full of dirty dishes, and I knew meal preparation time Monday evening was going to be short — real short. Plus, because I had so many dirty dishes facing me, I didn’t want to create a lot more work for myself by using more bowls/pots/pans/dishes than necessary.

This slow cooker meal was the perfect solution. Dump some chicken, onion, butter, soup and water in the slow cooker and turn it on. Get home from work, add some biscuits on top, come back an hour later and eat. That’s it.

If healthy eating is your only concern, this is not the meal for you. But if you’re willing to bend the rules occasionally in favor of something quick and easy, then check this out.

slow cooker chicken and dumplings

slow cooker chicken and dumplings

Written by louise914

April 6, 2010 at 8:03 pm