Try It Tuesday

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Hey y’all! With the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, I’ve been relying on my handy dandy Crock Pot more than ever! And, thanks to Pinterest, I’ve been able to find A LOT of awesome recipes, let this one for honey garlic chicken!

Here’s what you need:

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4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (I used chicken breasts)

4 garlic cloves, minced

⅓ cup honey

½ cup low sodium ketchup

½ cup low sodium soy sauce

½ teaspoon dried oregano

2 tablespoons fresh parsley (I didn’t have fresh, so I used dried)

 

Place chicken in slow cooker. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk garlic, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, oregano, and parsley until thoroughly mixed.

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Pour the sauce over the chicken.

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Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours or on high for 3.5 to 4 hours.

 

When the time is right, serve with your favorite sides!

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I liked this recipe okay. I mean, it wasn’t the greatest meal ever, but it most certainly wasn’t the worst. What I really liked about it was that it was low in calories. And, paired with our organic brown rice, qunioa, and steamed veggies, it made a pretty healthy meal!

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Have you ever tried this recipe? What were your results? Share in the comments below!

 

Try It Tuesday

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Happy Tuesday, y’all! I’ve got a DELISH dish for you that is SUPER easy! And, of course, I totally found it on Pinterest! It’s Crock Pot Chicken Teriyaki!

Here’s what you need:

Try It Teryaki Chicken (1)

~1lb chicken (cubed or however)

~1c chicken broth

~1/2c Teriyaki or soy sauce ( with or without sesame seeds)

~1/3c brown sugar

~3 garlic cloves, minced

 

Pour all of the ingredients (except chicken) into a bowl and whisk. Then, toss in the chicken and coat. Pour everything into your Crock Pot.

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Cook on high for 4 to 6 hours or low 6 to 8 hours. Serve with rice and veggies (we chose edamame to stay “on theme”, ha!)

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This was SOOO good! And super easy! I’m definitely making this again when the newest addition to our family comes along!

 

Have you tried this recipe before? What did you think? Share in the comments below!

 

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Last week, I saw a video making the rounds on Facebook that showed a yummy apple cobbler-like recipe. It only had three ingredients and cooked in the slow cooker (which is awesome for a lazy cooker such as myself). So I decided to try it out!

Here’s what you need:

Try It Apple Slow Cooker (1)

~2, 20-ounce cans of apple pie filling

~1 box spice cake mix

~8 oz butter (two sticks)

 

First, drop the pie filling in the slow cooker and stir.

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Then, pour the cake mix on top and plop the butter on top of that.

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Cook on high for 2-2 1/2 hours. Then, top with ice cream and enjoy!

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This was really good! My ONLY complaint was that it was reeeeeaaaally buttery. Can you see the butter in the picture above? I think next time I’ll use a tad less butter. Like maybe 1 1/2 sticks instead of 2.

 

Have you ever made this before? Did you like it? Have you made it with different pie fillings? Share in the comments below!

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Yesterday was crazy-busy. I helped my sister and her family pack up the Penske to haul their stuff to their new house in Virginia. It was an exhausting (physically and emotionally) day. But, now they’re on the road to their new, BEAUTIFUL house in VA and I can sit here and eat my feelings. Which brings us to today’s Try It!

As you know, I have an obsession with my Crock Pot and I am always trying to find new recipes that are yummy and aren’t cream of something soup based. Enter, this delicious recipe!

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Here’s what you need:

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~One, 20-ounce package of Buitoni tortellini (frozen)

~One, 8oz package of cream cheese

~32 ounces chicken broth

~2 cans diced tomatoes (the original recipe called for the kind with oregano and basil, I got the plain kind)

~1lb ground turkey, ground beef, or ground Italian sausage, whichever you prefer!

 

First, brown the meat. Drain it and place the meat in your crockpot. Pour the tortellini over it.

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Then, pour the chicken broth and tomatoes in. Add in the cream cheese (diced into cubes) on top.

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Stir and let it cook on low for 3 1/2 – 4 1/2 hours and enjoy!

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This was probably the BEST soup I have EVER made! It was incredibly delicious, easy, and filling! I seriously ate a bowl and was STUFFED! Huff the Hubs loved it, too! This is definitely a Try It I will be doing A LOT!

 

 

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I have a new crush. He’s hot, he works all day long, and he makes my life so much easier. His name? Crock Pot.

My love for my crock pot runs deep and true. I love being able to just drop some stuff into the CP and not worry a pretty hair on my head about what we’re going to eat for dinner and if I’ll be able to balance a kid on my hip while I sautée. That is why I am loving all the crockin’ recipes on Pinterest; like this one! Its called Crock Pot Hawaiian Chicken!

Here’s what you need:

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~2-4 chicken breasts

~1 can pineapple (rings, chunks, crushed; it doesn’t matter!)

~2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce

~1 medium onion

~1/2 cup chicken broth

 

First, chop the onion. This is always the part I hate because my eyes get crazy watery and its just awful. But, I found a way around it:

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After you’ve chopped the onion, drop it into the crock pot.

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Plop the chicken on top and then pour the remaining ingredients on top.

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Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours (or on high for 4-6 hours). Then, serve over rice!

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On a scale of 1-10, I’d give this recipe a 5. It was good, it was just…not that flavorful. I think part of the reason for that was because I used low sodium chicken broth. It really needed some salt. Also, the chicken was a tad dry. If I were to make it again, I’d use the entire can of chicken broth (rather than just 1/2 cup) and I might toss in a little BBQ sauce as well.

Have you tried something similar to this? What did you use?

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Try It Tuesday

It’s fall, y’all! The temperatures are dropping (although in Oklahoma its felt like mid-summer today) and its time for some hoodies, scarves, and crock pot meals!

(I don’t know about you, but I LURVE my crock pot. I used to use it at least twice a week and not just in the fall and winter.)

I saw this on Pinterest and was super excited because 1. I already had everything to make it (meaning no need to go to the store) and 2. three words: Stove Top Stuffing.

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Here’s what you need:

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~One box Stove Top Stuffing

~1 can Cream of Chicken soup

~1/2 cup sour cream

~3-4 chicken breasts (thawed)

~1/4 cup water

~a crockpot

 

First, place your thawed chicken breasts into your crockpot. Then, cover the chicken with the stuffing mix.

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Grab a medium-sized mixing bowl and pour in the soup, sour cream, and water. Mix well.

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Pour the mixture on top of the stuffing mix in the crock pot. (Do NOT mix with the stuffing. Just pour the mixture on top.)

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Then, cover and cook on low for four hours!

Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of the finished product. Why? Because this dish was so stinking good that by the time I thought about taking a picture, every bit of it was GONE! It was sooooooo good! I’m DEFINITELY making this again!

 

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OMG you guys. Get ready for today’s Try it Tuesday! It. Is. AMAZING.

Seriously. Its not only delicious, its easy!

Here’s what you need:

~1 box chocolate cake mix
~1 1/4 C milk
~1/2 C vegetable or canola oil
~3 eggs
~1 (3.9 ounce) instant chocolate pudding
~2 C milk (I used skim)
~1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips
~parchment paper

 

According to the website, you’re supposed to start by lining the crockpot with parchment paper… we did not. The outer edges were burnt (womp, womp). Moral of the story? Always follow the directions. Moving on!

 

Line the crockpot with parchment paper and then spray it with cooking spray.

 

In a mixer, mix the chocolate cake mix with milk, oil and eggs. Beat on low-speed for about a minute. You can also do this by hand if you don’t want to dirty up the mixer. And, let’s face it, no one likes to clean those things. When the batter is nice and mixed, pour it into the crock pot.

You have my permission to lick the bowl.

You have my permission to lick the bowl.

 

After that, mix chocolate pudding with milk and beat it until the pudding thickens. This should take about 3-4 minutes. Then, pour the pudding over the top of the cake batter. Don’t stir it. Really, cross my heart and hope to die. It will cook up best if you leave the layers be.

 

The chocolate is never-ending with this thing.

The chocolate is never-ending with this thing.

Grab your bag of milk chocolate chips and pour the pretty little things all over the top of the pudding. Again, do not stir it.

Like pixie dust. Chocolate pixie dust.

Like pixie dust. Chocolate pixie dust.

Cover the crock and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours, or until the top of the cake is set.

 

Then, eat the deliciousness and try not to devour the entire crockpot. You’re going to want to, but resist the temptation. You will have eater’s remorse. Or you will have no remorse and eat three helpings like I did. Er…what? No…I didn’t eat three… Okay, I did. Its THAT good, people.

Behold, the loveliness.

Behold, the loveliness.