Sunday, November 16, 2014

Chex Marshmellowy Goodness

Alicia shared this recipe with me several years back! It is so so yummy! I decided to post it so we didn't lose the recipe!
2 cubes butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 bag mini marshmellows
1 Box Rice Chex Cereal

Continoulsy stir the first three ingredients together until melted. After these are melted, add ONE entire bag of mini marshmellows. Once Marshmellows are fully melted, continue to stir for exactly two minutes. NO MORE THAN TWO MINUTES! Add at least 6-8 cups of rice cereal and stir until coated. Pour into buttered 9x13 pan.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Jake and I tried this recipe last night and it was so yummy! We just had the chicken on it's own with some sides, but next time I want to shred the chicken and put it on some buns. Yum!

The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken

2 lbs boneless, skinless  chicken breasts
1 cup  BBQ sauce
1/4 cup Zesty Italian dressing
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
salt to taste


1. Season chicken breast lightly (a small pinch per breast)  with some sea salt and place in your crockpot.
2. In a mixing bowl combine BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well combined.

3. Pour over chicken, cover and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours

4. Once time is up, you can serve the breast whole, or shred with 2 forks. If shredding, recover and let cook in sauce for about 10-15 more minutes to soak up all that delish flavor.

The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken -- --

Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs

This recipe is so yummy! Jake and I had the meatballs with fried rice, but I am sure you could serve them on their own or with some pasta.

Honey Garlic Crockpot Meatballs
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup ketchup
2 TB soy sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28oz)  bag fully cooked, frozen meatballs

1. In a medium bowl, mix together brown sugar, honey, ketchup, soy sauce and garlic.

2. Place frozen meatballs in a 3-4 quart crockpot and pour sauce over meatballs. Stir so all meatballs are coated evenly. Cook on LOW for 4 hours, stirring occasionally.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Cheese Sauce (for broccoli or whatever you like!)

This sauce is so easy to make! I was pan frying some broccoli, zucchini and chicken together, and thought to myself, this needs a cheese sauce! So I found this recipe and drizzled it over. It was delicious!

Here's the recipe:

Servings 6

2 Tbs butter
2 Tbs all-purpose flower
1 cup milk
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat; whisk flour into butter mixture until smooth. Pour milk into butter mixture and stir until mixture thickens, about 2-3 minutes. Add cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Season with salt and pepper.


Monday, October 20, 2014

Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole

This was delicious, but also made more than I anticipated. I don't have a very big crock-pot so the full recipe would not fit. So I just cooked half of it, froze the other half, and there was still some left overs for Jake and I.

Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole
1/4 cup diced onion
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp Mrs. Dash
1 lbs small red potatoess, sliced thin (about 4-5 small red potatoes),
1 can of cream of mushroom soup
1 lb ground beef browned and drained
1 can of diced tomatoes with liquid
1 cup canned corn
1 can dark red kidney beans
1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese

Cheesy Crockpot Cowboy Casserole _
1. Place  all of the ingredients except the cheese in a 4- 6 quart crockpot and stir well.

2. Cover and cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 7-8  hours. Uncover crock-pot and sprinkle shredded cheese over top and recover and let cook an additional 30 minutes.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Crock-Pot Freezer Meal: Black Bean Taco Soup

Jake and I loved this soup. I bet you could cook it just fine in a pot too, and it would not take that long. I also split this recipe in half, but Jake and I finished it all and so if you want leftovers maybe just cook all of it.

Black Bean Taco Soup-
1 lb Ground Beef
1 Onion Chopped
Taco Seasoning
16oz Black Beans (rinsed)
16 oz Corn (I've used frozen or canned)
2 cans Stewed Tomatoes
8 oz Tomato Sauce
4 oz Diced Green Chilis

Brown meat & onion (Don't have to cook it all the way through).  Let meat cool.  Mix all ingredients together in a bag.  Cook 2-3 hours low, 1-2 hours high.  Serve with chips, cheese, sour cream, guacamole, etc.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Crock Pot Freezer Meal: Orange Chicken

This made the chicken really sweet, almost too sweet in my opinion. But if you are a fan of really sweet chicken, go for it! Next time I am going to try regular orange juice instead of frozen to see if it makes a difference.

Orange Chicken-
3-4 Chicken Breast
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
3 T Ketchup
6 oz frozen Orange Juice concentrate
4 T Brown Sugar

Cook on low 5-6 hours, high 2-3 hours.  Serve with rice