Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Like many of you - I was a busy Mom.  I also bought the lie that when your kids are gone you will be able to breathe again. NOPE - our baby is 21 and I am still waiting to catch my breath.

Christmas time is always crazy in our house.  I am a type-A, overachieving, Martha Stewart girl.  I get so busy with decorating, cards, wrapping, running a business, and now blogging that when someone says, "what's for dinner?" - panic sets in.

Well, this blog post is my Christmas gift to you.  A weeks worth of some of my favorite crockpot recipes.  The crockpot should be everyone's best friend. The value of getting up a little early to throw some ingredients together in one pot is totally worth walking in the door after work to find the house smelling of deliciousness.  It is almost like having a live in maid - ALMOST.

So enjoy my little gift and get the kids to do the dishes!


Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup

This is soooo full of flavor and deliciousness.  Always a big hit with the kids.  Serve with a green salad and garlic bread sticks and you will have a happy family with full tummies.   GET IT HERE

Foxes Loves Lemons

Chicken Tortilla Soup

One of our very favorite soups is Chicken Tortilla.  You can save even more time by using a rotisserie chicken for this recipe.  Get ready for cheers from the family.  GET IT HERE

Lil' Luna

The Best Crockpot Beef Stew

Nothing says warm me up like beef stew.  For the Sexy Mexican I do add some chipotle chiles in adobo for a little spice.  Serve this with  biscuits and butter and enjoy!   GET IT HERE

Butter with a Side of Bread

Crockpot Mushroom and Artichoke Chicken

This recipe is great for a crowd.  Serve over angel hair pasta or zucchini noodles (zoodles)with hot french bread. Yum!  GET IT HERE

Dizzy Busy and Hungry

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

We adore Indian food and this recipe doesn't disappoint.  Serve with a green salad with garbanzo beans and warm Naan bread.  GET IT HERE

Real Simple


Jimmy Fallon's Crockpot Chili

YES, this IS Jimmy Fallon's recipe and YES it is super yummy.  Don't let the habanero pepper scare you - but do make sure you wear gloves when you are chopping it and thouroughly clean your knife and your cutting board when you are finished.  Serve this with corn muffins.  GET IT HERE

Martha Stewart

Slow Cooker Pork Chops

Oh for the love of pork chops.  I am always looking for a good pork chop recipe and this one certainly makes the cut.  If you love mushrooms toss in 8oz. of sliced mushrooms.  GET IT HERE

Campbell's Kitchen

So, there you have it.  One week's worth of great recipes to help you juggle the Holiday madness. If you love the sparkly mug above, as much as I do - you can find instructions to DIY Here - compliments of Nest of Posies. Who know's you might just find that Silent Night!

eat. love, live well

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  1. I finally tried the Chicken Artichoke and Mushroom dish and it was AMAZING! The boys even ate it all up and that is a true testament! Thanks.



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