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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Slow Cooker Taco Casserole

Slow Cooker Taco Casserole--all the familiar flavors of tacos but in a casserole form and (even better yet) it's made in the slow cooker!
Slow Cooker Taco Casserole--all the familiar flavors of tacos but in a casserole form and even better yet it's made in the slow cooker!
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What's more family friendly than tacos? It's the perfect meal to satisfy everyone from Daddy to Baby. I love this version that's made in the slow cooker. It's a great dish to whip up before a busy afternoon/evening ensues. The slow cooker is able to offer you the freedom of eating a hot meal when you need it and if necessary your family can eat in shifts and everyone can still eat a hot meal (no microwaving needed).

We all scarfed this taco casserole down. I love the idea of adding a dollop of sour cream and guacamole on the top! I used my casserole crock to make this recipe but a normal slow cooker will work too.
Slow Cooker Taco Casserole--all the familiar flavors of tacos but in a casserole form and even better yet it's made in the slow cooker!
Taco Casserole is a family friendly meal and can be made in the slow cooker or the oven!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles

Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles: Moist, bite-size pieces of chicken and tender pieces of red bell pepper surrounded by a creamy, peanut sauce with a hint of lime. It sounds exotic but it's so easy pretty much anyone can make it :)
Slow Cooker Thai Chicken and Noodles: Moist, bite-size pieces of chicken and tender pieces of red bell pepper surrounded by a creamy, peanut sauce with a hint of lime. It sounds exotic but it's so easy pretty much anyone can make it :)
Recipe and photos updated from March 2009
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This recipe is originally from March 2009 (2 months after I started blogging). At the time, I was so super excited by the results of this dish because to me it was so exotic and different than the good old casseroles that I was used to making. I felt so accomplished!

This was the first recipe that I made on TV. I was so nervous for that TV spot that I don't even want to go through the archives to see if I can find the video (too nerdy and nervous). I do remember the TV host saying how the chicken was super moist and I was so proud.  I made it again to re-picture it and was pleased by the results. Still a good recipe, still worth making!  I love the moist bites of chicken, the fresh element of the red bell peppers and the cilantro, and the crunch of the peanuts.  I think you'll like it too!  Give it a shot :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

15 Freezer Crockpot Meals from Around the World

Here's an idea, let's travel the world and eat dinner in every nation in 15 days! Would be nice, right? On a more realistic note, how about making dinner from every nation in 15 days? Now there's an idea! All of these recipes can be prepared and frozen ahead of time and when you're ready for an authentic dinner, simply thaw it the night before, pour ingredients into your crockpot, cook for several hours, and you're good to go!
15 crockpot freezer meals from around the world

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Greek Steak Pita Pizzas

This recipe and blog post has been sponsored by Walmart, as always all opinions are my own.

Pita bread is the crust, tzatziki sauce (yogurt-cucumber sauce) is the pizza sauce, and tomatoes, feta cheese, purple onions and marinated grilled steak are the toppings. These Greek Steak Pita Pizzas are the perfect family meal and cooking them won't heat up your kitchen because the steak is cooked on the grill!
Pita bread is the crust, tzatziki sauce (yogurt-cucumber sauce) is the pizza sauce, and tomatoes, feta cheese, purple onions and marinated grilled steak are the toppings. These Greek Steak Pita Pizzas are the perfect family meal and cooking them won't heat up your kitchen because the steak is cooked on the grill!

One of the very best things about my house is our patio. It is covered and faces east, so we can enjoy the evening summer hours in the shade. We have a nice patio table and chairs and of course a grill. We also had our friend install speakers so we are able to stream our Pandora radio to the speakers (this just brings such a party feel to dinner). Although I typically slow cook many of the foods I make there is something really awesome about cooking on the grill and bringing that summer feel and smell to dinner. While dad is cooking dinner on the grill, the kids are jumping on the trampoline or swinging on the neighbors swings and I am setting the patio table and enjoying the delicious grilling smells :)