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I know Spring is here and hot, summer days are quickly approaching but there’s still some time to get some use out of your trusty slow cooker before you store it away for the winter months. Here are some delicious recipes you can try before the heat wave strikes!

Honey Garlic Chicken

chicken

INGREDIENTS
8 chicken thighs
1 pound baby red potatoes
1 pound baby carrots
1 pound green beans
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
4 cloves minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

PREPARATION
1. In a large bowl, mix honey, soy sauce, garlic, basil, oregano, red pepper flakes and pepper.
2. Place 4 chicken thighs in the bottom of a 6-qt slow cooker. Pour half of the soy mixture over the chicken. Throw in the baby red potatoes, carrots, then the other 4 chicken thighs. Season the top layer of chicken to taste, then pour the rest of the soy mixture over the chicken.
3. Cover and cook on low heat for 7-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours. Feel free to baste midway.
4. Add green beans during the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Optional: Broil the cooked chicken thighs, skin side up to brown and crisp the skins, about 3-4 minutes.

Beef Stew

beef

INGREDIENTS
3 pounds beef chuck roast
⅓ cup flour
1 tablespoon salt
½ tablespoon pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 cup red onion, diced
1 celery stalk, diced
1 carrot, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
28 ounces plum tomatoes, canned
2 cups red wine
1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped
1 bay leaf
½ tablespoon salt

PREPARATION
In a small bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper.
Rub the flour mixture on the beef, making sure it is covered entirely.
Heat oil in large skillet. Sear the meat on every side until golden brown.
Transfer meat into slow cooker.
Add onion, celery, carrot, garlic, tomatoes, wine, herbs, bay leaf, and salt.
Cook on low for 8 hours.
Serve it with your favorite side dish and sprinkle some freshly chopped parsley.
Enjoy!

Ribs

ribs

INGREDIENTS
2 cups bbq sauce
1/4 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon chili powder
3 pounds baby back ribs
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste

PREPARATION
Combine bbq sauce, brown sugar, cider vinegar, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, cayenne pepper and chili powder in a small bowl.
Salt and pepper the ribs. Place ribs in slow cooker, cover in sauce. Cook low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
After the ribs are done, spoon the bbq sauce in the slow cooker over the ribs before removing. Cut the ribs, serve with bbq sauce. Enjoy!

Enjoy this nice weather before it gets too hot!

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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BRRRR… Happy Friday everyone. If you’re in Austin, TX today then you’re probably freezing your butt off like I am. I can’t wait to go home after this long work day and snuggle up by the fire. The only thing that would make that better is if I had some hot dinner to go along with it. Here are 3 slow cooker recipes sure to warm the soul and your hands this cold and chilly weekend.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

pot-roast

INGREDIENTS
3 pounds chuck roast
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
1 ounce dried onion soup mix
1 onion, diced
3 gold potatoes, diced
3 large carrots, chopped
½ cup water

PREPARATION
1. Place the chuck roast in a 7-quart slow cooker.
2. Sprinkle on salt, pepper, and onion soup pack. Top with vegetables and water.
3. Cook on low for 8 hours, or high for 4-5 hours.
4. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Chicken & Biscuits

chicken

INGREDIENTS
3 chicken breasts, diced
Salt, to taste
Pepper, to taste
2 cups broccoli florets
2 cups baby carrots, diced
21.5 ounces condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can refrigerated biscuits

PREPARATION
1. Place the chicken in a 7-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle on salt and pepper.
2. Add the veggies and condensed soup and mix thoroughly.
3. Cook on high for 3 hours.
4. Rip biscuit dough into small pieces and drop evenly over chicken. Cook an additional hour.
5. Enjoy!

Slow Cooker Cornbread Chili

chili

INGREDIENTS
2 pounds pork shoulder, diced
1 tablespoon seasoned salt
1 tablespoon cumin
1 can kidney beans, drained
½ cup tomato, diced
½ onion, diced
½ cup red enchilada sauce
1 box cornbread mix, prepared according to instructions
Cheddar cheese to top, optional

PREPARATION
1. Place the pork shoulder, seasoned salt, cumin, kidney beans, tomato, onion, and enchilada sauce in a 7-quart slow cooker. Mix thoroughly.
2. Cook on high for 3 hours.
3. Dollop prepared cornbread evenly over mixture. Cook an additional hour.
4. Top with cheddar cheese if desired.
5. Enjoy!

Go start that crock pot and crank up the fire. It’s going to be a warm and cozy weekend with these recipes in your hand.

Your Realtor and Friend for Life~ Kathy

 

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It’s winter which means colder weather and snuggly blankets. No one wants to be in the kitchen for hours preparing dinner so why not just throw everything into a crock pot and lay on your couch with your loved ones while the aroma wafts through the room. check out these easy crock pot recipes that will warm you and your house up this winter!

Ham and White Bean Soup

Slow-Cooker Ham and White Bean Soup

Recipe: http://damndelicious.net/2015/11/03/slow-cooker-ham-and-white-bean-soup/

Pork Tacos

Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos

Recipe: http://www.cookingclassy.com/2015/09/slow-cooker-pork-tacos/

Chicken and Corn Chowder

Slow Cooker Chicken and Corn Chowder

Recipe: http://damndelicious.net/2015/10/15/slow-cooker-chicken-and-corn-chowder/

Sausage and White Bean Ragu with Gnocchi

Crockpot Sausage and White Bean Ragu With Gnocchi

Recipe: http://www.halfbakedharvest.com/crockpot-tuscan-sausage-white-bean-ragu-buttered-gnocchi/

Black Bean Soup

Slow-Cooker Black Bean Soup

Recipe: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-black-bean-soup-recipe/

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

Recipe: http://www.gimmesomeoven.com/slow-cooker-chicken-tortilla-soup-recipe/

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Crock-Pot Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Recipe: http://pinchofyum.com/crockpot-chicken-gnocchi-soup

 

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