Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Crock Pot Blog

HERE's a nice crock pot blog as well.  I haven't tried any of the recipes, but I have friends that have and they have been pleased.  

I think I might be trying THIS soon!!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

New Blog

A lady in our ward shared THIS blog with me, and some of the recipes look pretty good.

Slow Cooker Chicken

This is a favorite in our house. So inexpensive and EASY! I like to make a side of roasted potatoes and a green salad with this on the first day and then turn it into a tortilla soup or something the next.

1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken
salt and pepper to taste
1 teaspoon paprika
Lemon- cut into wedges
2 Garlic cloves in skin

1. Wad three pieces of aluminum foil into 3 to 4 inch balls, and place them in the bottom of the slow cooker.
2. Rinse the chicken, inside and out, under cold running water. Pat dry with paper towels. Season the chicken with the salt, pepper and paprika. Stuff chicken with lemon wedges and garlic clove. Place in the slow cooker on top of the crumbled aluminum foil.
3. Set the slow cooker to High for 1 hour, then turn down to Low for about 8 to 10 hours, or until the chicken is no longer pink and the juices run clear.

Crock pot recipes??

I'm in need of some good crock pot recipes--especially ones that don't have beef. Any suggestions?

Thursday, September 18, 2008


3 cups fresh basil leaves
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
4 cloves garlic, peeled
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

In a food processor, blend together basil leaves, nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pour in oil slowly while still mixing. Stir in salt and pepper. If you want to freeze some, add a bit of lemon juice to prevent it from browning.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Basic Granola

This is yummy granola that makes a huge batch, but nice if you want to have a lot on hand--I have to give credit to Darrell's mom for this one!

8 cups rolled oats
6 cups rolled wheat
2 cups wheat germ
1 1/2 cups brown sugar
1 1/2 cups each sesame seeds and sunflower seeds (optional)...I add flax seeds
mix together in a large bowl

1 cup honey
1 cup oil
1 cup water
2 Tbs cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
heat in saucepan until dissolved, then add 1 Tbs vanilla
poor into oats mixture until evenly coated bake on cookie trays in oven for 30 minutes at 325 degrees, turning/stirring at 15 minutes. cool

for variations: you can add whatever nuts (1-2 cups each) of whatever you like, and/or add raisens, or other dried fruit as desired
low fat variation: add only 1/2 cup oil and add an extra 1/2 cup water, or only add 1/3 cup oil and add an extra 2/3 cup water
less cinnamon variation: add only 1 Tbs cinnamon and add an extra Tbs vanilla