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Crock-Pot Applesauce (No Sugar Added)

According to Merriam-Webster crock-pot is a hyphenated word, did you know that? I had to look it up since my spell-check always tells me I made a mistake when I write “crockpot”, but “crock pot” just seems funny, and I know not everyone uses the phrase “slow cooker”. I’m glad we all learned something today. One of the things I’ve been most excited about having a “real fall” is apple…

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Slow Cooker Recipes/ Soups & Stews

Slow Cooker Chili

I have a confession to make darlings. I nearly got into an altercation, at the farmer’s market, over the crockpot. Not really, but it sounds more dramatic if I tell it that way. What actually happened was that the Godfather and I ventured out to the farmer’s market last Saturday to pick up some local produce. There was a poultry vendor at the market, and so we stopped by to…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Slow Cooker Recipes

Clean Eating Cuban-Style: Slow Cooker Cuban Chicken

We are heading into our first “real” winter. The Godfather and I have never actually lived somewhere with “seasons” in the traditional sense. We knew rainy season and not so rainy, blistering hot, and the beach at Christmas – not snow. I really don’t want to think about that right now. I want to cling to the last few rays of warm sunshine, revel in the amazing fall colors and…

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Blog Recipes/ Slow Cooker Recipes/ Soups & Stews

Chicken Pesto Slow Cooker Soup

Delicious, healthy, comforting, and filling! This slow cooker chicken pesto soup is a hearty meal perfect for chilly weather!

This post updated October 2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project. There are no old photos because apparently I was so embarrassed that I removed them previously and left the post without pictures.  Baby Girl entered our lives just under twelve weeks ago. Some things have changed dramatically, and other things have stayed the same, but the one thing that absolutely floors me is how quickly the time is passing. I saw…

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Blog Recipes/ Main Dishes/ Slow Cooker Recipes

Slow Cooker Ropa Vieja (Cuban Shredded Beef)

Ropa vieja is one of the Godfather’s favorite “comfort foods”. When his mother or grandmother would make extra on a day he was home, he would occasionally bring it back to the dorms celebrating that we had a few meals where we weren’t relying on good old Chartwell’s (the cafeteria management company), dining out, or whatever we could concoct in a microwave. We would eat it with leftover rice (if…

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Blog Recipes/ Breakfast/ Slow Cooker Recipes

Overnight Chocolate Oatmeal

Healthy steel cut oats in the slow cooker... with chocolate! Recipe on

The photos in this recipe were updated 6/18/2015 as part of the #ThrowbackThursday photography project. Pictures were shot in natural light using a Canon 40D with either a 50mm/1.8 lens or a 100mm macro. Original photo was taken on a phone… scroll down to the bottom of the post see the totally embarrassing original photo.  I just realized that I have only shared one sweet recipe on this blog! It’s only been in existence a…

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