Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Beef Lasagna

Several years ago Weight Watchers featured a recipe for beef lasagna cooked in a slow cooker. Despite a hefty dose of skepticism (aren’t slow cookers only good for stews and soups?) I gave it a try. No need to use no-cook lasagna noodles here, just regular uncooked noodles, which makes prep easier. Truth be known, I half-expected […]

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Chili

It’s going to get cooler next week here in the American Midwest, time to start thinking about warming soups, stews and chili. Early this year I posted an awesome recipe for slow cooker turkey chili for Super Bowl Sunday. According to Southern Living, it’s their most popular chili recipe, which speaks volumes since Southern Living […]

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Slow Cooker Italian Turkey-Zucchini Meatballs

I first posted these meatballs in November, 2016, when the weather was turning cold and a plate of spaghetti and meatballs was just the thing to warm one’s soul. It’s now Spring, 2017, and last night we enjoyed them again, only this time we ate our meatballs with zucchini noodles (zoodles) instead of pasta. I’m not stupid — heavy sweater […]

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Slow-Cooker Turkey Chili

In anticipation of this Sunday’s Super Bowl, I am reprising Southern Living’s most popular turkey chili. This is a perfect game-day recipe because you simply combine everything in your slow cooker and set-it-and-forget-it until half-time. Then dig in and — shh! — don’t tell anyone it’s healthy. Honeysuckle White makes a 93% lean ground turkey that’s 1.2 lbs., just […]

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Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup

There’s nothing like a steaming bowl of soup with pasta and vegetables — aka Minestrone — to warm both body and soul in December. It’s the most comforting winter dinner I can think of. This soup ramps the comfort level up a notch because it’s another slow cooker set-it-and-forget-it marvel. I’ve posted several slow cooker recipes in […]

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