For the next few weeks this blog is going to bounce back and forth in between fun and fancy recipes for the holidays, and super duper easy meals you can make in between those holiday events. Because we want to save all our strength for the stream of dinners and parties and friends and family fun that is right ahead of us, and that means having an arsenal of easy peasy suppers for those other days…and that is where this so very simple, so very scrumptious recipe for slow cooker honey chicken comes in. So grab that slow cooker I know you have somewhere and let’s make it!
Of all the many soup recipes I have on this site (and I have 88 – I just counted), I think the ones I make in the slow cooker are my favorites. There is something about the low and slow process of simmering gently all day long that gives soups and stews such a rich, homey, comforting flavor. And so while I do love my various and sundry chicken noodle soup recipes, I figured it was high time I gave this comfort food classic a whirl in the slow cooker. And yep, it was a good, good thing. Ready to slow cook everyone’s favorite comfort food soup? Let’s make it!
We are heading into fall, the season of pumpkins, sweaters, and (in my house) warm and cozy suppers cooked up in my trusty slow cooker. There’s nothing quite like tossing a bunch of ingredients into the slow cooker, trundling off to work and coming home to the delectable aroma of supper being just about ready.
And one of the current slow cooker faves in my house is this recipe for slow cooker chicken taco soup. All the flavors of chicken tacos – including the toppings! – in a cheesy, creamy, dreamy, spicy soup version. Ready for some warm and wonderful slow cooker soup deliciousness? Let’s make it!
Oh, this recipe for slow cooker shepherd’s pie! If I had to name my top ten favorite word combinations, “slow cooker” and “shepherd’s pie” would definitely be in that top ten. Shepherd’s pie is one of my all time favorite things to make – I have various and sundry variations of it on this here blog – but a shepherd’s pie that cooks itself up in the slow cooker? Hello, heaven!
So are you ready to make one of the best comfort foods in the universe? Grab your trusty slow cooker and let’s make it!
I adore – adore! – this recipe for slow cooker beef with broccoli for many reasons (not the least of which is that it is a scrumptious conglomeration of cheery broccoli and tender steak in a silky sauce)…but here are two of the top reasons. First of all, it lets me enjoy one of my favorite take-out treats without any of the suspicious extra ingredients I always wonder about when I eat that take-out version. Nope, only fresh ingredients in this recipe, all pronounceable and not that many of them! And second, it cooks up in the slow cooker, so on those days when I have a feeling that I am going to walk in with a burning desire to order dinner in, I pop this in the slow cooker instead and voila! All the deliciousness in a pretty healthy version, and courtesy of my favorite kitchen appliance. Ready to toss that take-out menu? Let’s make it!
You didn’t think I was going to sit out the craze that is Mississippi Roast, DID YOU? Nope, not this girl. Anything that is beef and slow-cooked and shredded and taking Pinterest by storm is absolutely going to make an appearance on my table. And while my mama did the initial research by making the original version, I of course needed to mess with success just a teeny tiny bit. Meaning that I followed the lead of the version in the New York Times and switched out some of the packaged ingredients for some fresh ones. Meaning that I served it on a bed of polenta, because I will take any excuse to serve things on a bed of polenta. But overall, this is pretty close to the real thing, so with great thanks and admiration to the inventors of this deliciousness, here’s my spin on Mississippi roast. Let’s make it!