Cooking with Quail Ridge Press

Recently I found a great source for some amazing cookbooks that can be ordered online and be directly mailed.  Quail Ridge Press began nearly 40 years ago and continues to publish and showcase many regional and national cookbooks. I have been cooking from Picnics, Potlucks & Porch Parties and have been enjoying every recipe that…

sesame orange pork ribs

Are you ready for another great tasting meal for the slow cooker? Here is an easy recipe that has great flavor and is made with boneless country-style pork ribs. And, it is not made with barbecue sauce.  These ribs have an Asian flavor. I purchased two packages, but the recipe may be increased based on…

Warm Pears and oranges

Tender pears and Mandarin oranges prove to be a delightful dessert when warmed in a slow cooker.  As I have shared in previous posts, fruit desserts are some of my favorites. Of course, they can also be served with a slice of pound cake, a scoop of vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, or even…

Slow cooker sesame chicken

The weather is cold and comfort meals are still on the menu at our house.  I love using a slow cooker for an easy delicious meal, especially when I have a busy day of activities planned.  This Asian recipe is very easy and quite tasty to make and enjoy. It will serve four people or…

Lasagna in a slow cooker

This was my first experience of preparing a lasagna in a multi-cooker.  It turned out perfectly. The recipe is super simple and easy to make, but allow at least 6 hours for cooking the meal. Assemble these ingredients:  1 pound ground beef, 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning, 28 ounces pasta sauce, 1/3 cup water (optional) 8-10…

October apple crisp in a slow cooker

Fall is here in Michigan, which allows me to welcome back my slow cooker for everyday recipes.  I have two different Cuisinart cookers, as they accommodate different recipes throughout the year. The multi-cooker is a larger version of the traditional slow cooker. This recipe makes about eight small servings of apple crisp and I was…

Bistro onion soup

French onion soup is one of my all-time favorites.  I have tried several recipes over the years and have three other onion soup recipes already posted on this blog. However, this recipe is made in a slow cooker. I prepared the onions at the start of the day, turned on my Cuisinart slow cooker and…

Gina Neely chicken

Recently I found this recipe for a delicious and easy chicken dish which can be made in a slow cooker.  I have the Cuisinart all in one pot, where I am able to brown the chicken first and then switch to the slow cooking option.  This allows me to prepare this dish in one pot….

Easy slow cooker chicken wings

  March madness is here and everyone needs an easy recipe for entertaining all those men who get hungry while watching the games. This recipe cooks in the slow cooker for 3 1/2 hours and then just needs to be broiled for 6 minutes in the oven prior to serving.  SO EASY and SO DELICIOUS….

Slow cooker dessert: apple butterscotch crisp

Here is an easy recipe for a slow cooker dessert that I happened to try this past weekend.  The fall flavors appealed to me as well as the ease of preparation. The taste was excellent and comparable to any of my baked apple crisp or cobbler recipes.  It is nice to be able to prepare…

brownies in a slow cooker

After experimenting with a few different slow cooker recipes for a chocolate fudge brownie dessert, I created this recipe for brownies in a slow cooker. The closest recipe came from an online recipe found at Taste of Home.  Although I have several different types of slow cookers, many of them larger than what is needed…

easy crock pot macaroni and cheese

  making macaroni and cheese in a crock pot can be a bit tricky.  the challenge comes from using milk and cheese in a crock pot.  these ingredients tend to curdle when not treated properly. i have been researching recipes, as i have wanted to have a fool-proof way to make this dish without running…