Kitchen Workhorse: The Slow Cooker

I’ve long felt crockpots get short shrift.  While true epicures may look down their noses at the provenance of slow cooker meals, you cannot deny the crockpot is a kitchen workhorse, especially for cooks short on time. I rely on my crockpot a lot, probably at least a couple of times a week on average.  … Continue reading

Frito Pie

Article first published as Frito Pie on Blogcritics. Where I found the recipe(s): I rely on my slow cooker A LOT. The Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook has become a kitchen standard as I search for ways to to get hot meals to the table at a reasonable hour, especially on busy weeknights What I thought: Frito Pie, a tasty … Continue reading

Slow and Easy BBQ Ribs

Slow and Easy BBQ Ribs: Adapted from Taste of Home magazine (Makes 4 servings) 2 lbs. boneless country-style pork ribs 1 can (6-oz.) unsweetened pineapple juice 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 1 garlic clove, minced 2/3 cup barbecue sauce 1/3 cup plum jam (or experiment with other varieties of jam/spread) Brown ribs over medium-high heat … Continue reading

Mouthwatering . . . Succulent . . . Cranberry Pork Roast!

I first made Cranberry Pork Roast right after Christmas, and I’ve made it two more times since. I found the recipe in my Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook (slow cooker recipes). I’m quite enamored of this roast, which is why I’ve made it three times in about six weeks. Great flavor doesn’t get much easier. A … Continue reading