Friday, August 1, 2014

20 Cook-All-Day Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes featured on Slow Cooker from Scratch

20 Cook-All-Day Slow Cooker Dinner Recipes found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
Here are 20 Slow Cooker Dinners that can cook all day while you're at work!

I'm heading out today to go on a cruise to Alaska, and as promised I'm leaving a round-up of recipe ideas for you to try out while I'm gone.  I know many people want CrockPot recipes that can cook all day while you're at work, so for this post I've searched through the Cook All Day Recipes on Slow Cooker from Scratch, looking for the best ideas for cook-all-day recipes.   Hope you enjoy trying some of these while I'm off having fun!

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Slow Cooker Shredded Hoisin Beef Lettuce Wraps or Sliders from The Perfect Pantry

Slow Cooker Shredded Hoisin Beef Lettuce Wraps or Sliders from The Perfect Pantry found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
Hoisin Beef served in Lettuce Wraps is easy to make with the slow cooker! (Photos from The Perfect Pantry.)

I love everything about this recipe for Slow Cooker Shredded Hoisin Beef Lettuce Wraps, Sandwiches, or Sliders from The Perfect Pantry, including Lydia's suggestion that if you have a Ninja Cooker you can brown the beef right in the slow cooker.  But even if you have to brown the pieces of brisket on the stove, this delicious Asian-flavored beef cooks all day without heating up the house, and serving the meat inside lettuce sounds good for a hot summer day.  You can also make sandwiches or sliders if that's what works at your house, and no matter how you serve it, I think this sounds great for a Slow Cooker Summer Dinner!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
Beef brisket, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper, oil, onion, chopped garlic, grated ginger root, Hoisin sauce, rice vinegar.  For serving:  shredded radishes, shredded carrots, diced cucumber (all are optional.)

Monday, July 28, 2014

Slow Cooker Garlicky Lamb Greek Tacos from Foodie with Family

Slow Cooker Garlicky Lamb Greek Tacos from Foodie with Family found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
Lamb with Greek flavors is cooked in the slow cooker and turned into these delicious Greek Tacos.  (Photos from Foodie with Family.)

I'm home from BlogHer14 and busy writing posts for both my blogs so I can leave you something interesting when I go off again in a few days (on a cruise to Alaska!)  I spotted these Garlicky Lamb Greek Tacos on Foodie with Family and Rebecca made them as an idea for Superbowl parties, but personally I think this would make an amazing Slow Cooker Summer Dinner as well.  Lamb roast cooks in the slow cooker without heating up your house until it's fall-apart tender, and the tacos are served with cooling additions like Greek yogurt, cucumber, peppers, spinach, olives, and Feta Cheese.  Doesn't that sound amazing!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
For the lamb:  boneless leg of lamb, lemon, garlic, olive oil, dry oregano, salt, fresh-ground black pepper.  For the tacos:  Greek yogurt, cucumber, lemon, onion, fresh dill weed, garlic, baby spinach, Kalamata olives, bell pepper, Feta cheese, flour tortillas.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

20 Amazing From-Scratch Chicken Dinners to Make in the CrockPot

20 Amazing From-Scratch Chicken Dinners to Make in the CrockPot found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
Here are 20 Amazing From-Scratch Slow Cooker Chicken Dinners; I'd love any of these for a delicious meal!

I think most people who come here know that I also have a low-glycemic foods blog called Kalyn's Kitchen, and keeping up with both blogs is definitely more than a full time job.  Not that I'm complaining because I love blogging (best retirement job ever!)  But even bloggers need a vacation sometimes, and in the next couple of weeks I'm going to be taking two of them!

First I'm going to BlogHer14 in San Jose and spending some extra days hanging out with my friend Stephanie.  When I come home I'll have just a few days to get ready to go on a cruise to Alaska!  I don't want to spend my vacations trying to keep two blogs updated, so I've decided each time I'll leave you a round-up of tasty recipe ideas to check out while I'm off having fun.  This post has 20 Amazing From-Scratch Chicken Dinners to Make in the CrockPot.  Hope you enjoying trying some of these; I'll be back early next week with another new slow cooker from scratch recipe to feature.  (I'll make an effort to keep up on comments, questions, and social media, but if you don't get a reply as quickly as usual, you'll know why.)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Simple CrockPot Italian Chicken from Amee's Savory Dish

Simple CrockPot Italian Chicken from Amee's Savory Dish found on SlowCookerFromScratch.com
I love this idea for delicious chicken with Italian flavors, served over zucchini noodles!  (Photos from Amee's Savory Dish.)

There's a lot to love about this Simple CrockPot Italian Chicken from Amee's Savory Dish, starting with the way Amee uses a rack inside the slow cooker so the chicken doesn't turn into a soggy mess while it cooks.  I also love the generous amount of grated Parmesan that I'm sure makes this chicken taste amazing, and how it's served over zucchini noodles so the dish is gluten-free and low-carb.  I'd probably keep the zucchini noodles raw for a little crunch; I think this sounds perfect for a Slow Cooker Summer Dinner the whole family will enjoy!

Ingredients for this CrockPot Recipe:
Boneless and skinless chicken breasts, olive oil, mashed garlic cloves, chicken broth, Italian seasoning, sea salt and pepper, diced tomatoes from a carton or can, freshly shredded Parmesan cheese.  For serving:  Zucchini noodles.

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