Crock Pot Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

      
Crock Pot Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 173 – Crock Pot Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal) Crock pot baked oatmeal is now in my regular breakfast rotation. I like it much better than traditional porridge-like oatmeal. Probably because it’s more like eating a muffin. A moist, dense, not-too-sweet muffin that keeps me energized for hours. If […]

Slow Cooker Moroccan Vegetarian Stew

      
Slow Cooker Moroccan Vegetarian Stew

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 151) Before I forget, the winner of my most recent crock pot giveaway is Kenna Routh. Congratulations, Kenna! And thanks to everyone who participated. I’m planning to have the next giveaway to celebrate when my Facebook Page reaches 5,000 fans. We’re getting really close. Last time I checked […]

Savory Slow Cooker Brown Rice and Lentils

      
slow cooker brown rice and lentils

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 150) As I was stirring together the ingredients for this savory slow cooker brown rice and lentils, it dawned on me just how much my eating habits have changed over the past several years. As soon as I saw the recipe in Betty Crocker Whole Grains: Easy Everyday […]

Slow Cooker Carrots with Apple Glaze

      
Slow Cooker Carrots with Apple Glaze

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 138) Here’s an easy side dish with only 4-ingredients that will help jazz up any meal. These slow cooker carrots with apple glaze were a big hit when I recently served them alongside a yummy crock pot beer braised beef (that I will get posted soon). Sweet and […]

Easy Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

      
Easy Slow Cooker Italian Wedding Soup

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 136) We had this easy slow cooker Italian Wedding Soup for supper last night. Both Rod and I thought it was delicious. Hearty, but not heavy. And full of flavorful. Rod declared it, “A definite do-over.” This easy slow cooker Italian wedding soup is the first homemade wedding […]

Cheap & Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Broth

      
Slow Cooker Vegetable Broth

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot cooking Day Here’s a great recipe for when you’re feeling frugal: Cheap and Easy Slow Cooker Vegetable Broth. Every time I make slow cooker vegetable broth, I ask myself why I don’t make it a regular habit instead of depending on the kind you buy in the store. It’s easy […]

Slow Cooker Curried Carrot Soup

      
Slow Cooker Curried Carrot Soup

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 89) My post-holiday soup kick continues with slow cooker curried carrot soup. Creamy, colorful and flavorful, this slow cooker curried carrot soup is comfort in a bowl. Gorgeously golden, subtly sweet, with just a hint of spice from the curry powder, both Rod and I agreed that it […]

Slow Cooker Saint Nicholas Soup

      
Slow Cooker St Nicholas Soup

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 87) Have you recovered yesterday’s festivities? Are you feeling as full as I am? If you are, I’ve got the perfect antidote: Slow Cooker Saint Nicholas Soup, a simple pureed winter root vegetable soup. I don’t know about you, but my body is always relieved when I serve […]

Slow Cooker Root Vegetables Sausage Stew

      
Slow Cooker Root Vegetables

Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 76) We enjoyed this slow cooker root vegetables sausage stew for dinner Friday night, with Mac and my brother, Peter. Served with crusty French bread, it made a hearty, satisfying meal, perfect for this time of year. All four of us agreed that it was tasty and worthy […]

Slow Cooker Bean Barley Soup

      
Slow Cooker Bean Barley Soup

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 76) Here’s an easy slow cooker bean barley soup, healthy and satisfying, that comes together in minutes and can simmer in the crock pot for hours. It’s perfect for this hectic time of year. To save time in the morning ,  you could toss everything into the crock […]

Slow Cooker Thai Beef

      
Slow Cooker Thai Beef

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 62) The recipe for this slow cooker Thai beef comes from More Make It Fast, Cook It Slow: 200 Brand-New, Budget-Friendly, Slow-Cooker Recipes, by  Stephanie O’Dea. It’s short list of ingredients – beef, satay peanut sauce, coconut milk and carrots –  and easy fix-and-forget-it instructions caught my eye […]

Olive Garden Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli Recipe

      
Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking, Day #5) This Olive Garden Slow Cooker Pasta Fagioli Recipe  is just slightly adapted from Stephanie’s A Year of Slow Cooking version. (She adapted it from a recipe for Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli on Food.com) It got lots of rave reviews on her website and facebook page, where she posted […]

Easy Carrot Apple Slaw

      
Weight Watchers 5 Ingredient 15 Minute Carrot Slaw

I love the tasty simplicity of this easy carrot apple slaw. And that it’s made with two ingredients I always have in the refrigerator: carrots and apples. Shredded carrots and diced apple are tossed with fresh lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt and freshly ground black pepper. It’s a lot like the French Shredded Carrot […]

St. Patrick Irish Cheddar Soup

      
St Patrick Irish Cheddar Soup

Temperatures have begun to rise into the 80s here in Phoenix which means another soup season is quickly winding down. So I took advantage of what remains of March to make this Saint Patrick Irish Cheddar Soup for St. Patrick’s Day. Creamy and flavorful, I served it with smoked salmon and whole grain Irish soda […]