31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Creamy Mushroom Beef

‘Tis the season for comfort food. And one of my favorite kinds of comfort food involves beef. I can’t help it. I am a carnivore and try to keep some red meat in my diet as part of maintaining my iron levels. Creamy mushroom beef is definitely one of my favorites. Let this cook all day in your slow cooker and make the house smell so warm and inviting. I prefer to serve it over noodles, but some may like it better over rice. Enjoy! Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Creamy Mushroom Beef”

The Sweet Pepper Cajun by J.A. Jackson with #Giveaway

Do you prefer your cooking to be a little more on the spicy or southern side? Then you need to check out this new cookbook, The Sweet Pepper Cajun by J.A. Jackson. Find all kinds of ingredients that have been passed down for generations. I’ve included a recipe for soft molasses cookies that remind me of the ones I used to make with my own mother and grandmother. It’s a great deal! Check out, follow the tour for more recipes, and enter the great giveaway!

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31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Corned Beef and Cabbage

We traditionally associated corned beef and cabbage with St. Patrick’s Day. I know I do. I look forward to the meal every year, especially the variations like corned beef sliders that I get down at the local pub for the holiday. But you can actually enjoy this meal at any time of year. In fact, I highly suggest it, because it is an easy and filling meal that everyone likes.  Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Corned Beef and Cabbage”

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Corn Chowder

There’s nothing I love more on a cold winter’s day than a nice, hearty meal. And if I can make in one pot, that’s even better, because it’s fewer dishes to have to clean when I am finished. And then if there are leftovers? It’s perfect for me to take to work for lunch. And this corn chowder made in the slow cooker is so easy to throw together and so tasty. Speaking of leftovers, it is also a great way to use up any extra ham you may have from a holiday meal. Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Corn Chowder”

Plum Overnight Oats

Oatmeal is definitely one of my favorite breakfasts to eat. I didn’t like it as much as a kid. But back then, I didn’t realize that there was a whole world out there beyond the boring plain envelope that you got in the box. Making your own oatmeal at home allows for a lot of creativity and flavor combinations that you’re never going to find in an envelope. For example, why not add plums to your oatmeal? The best part is, you can start making this at night so that it is ready to eat in the morning, saving your time and giving you a tasty and healthy start to your day.

Ingredients for Plum Overnight Oats

  • ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • ¾ cup water
  • 1 fresh plum, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Maple syrup
  • Ground cinnamon

How To Make Plum Overnight Oats

  1. Boil the water in a small to medium-sized pan.
  2. Reduce the heat and add in 3/4 cup of almond milk, salt, and the oats.
  3. Simmer for about 4 minutes.
  4. When completely cooked, remove the pan from the heat and scoop the contents into a bowl to cool, about 12 minutes.
  5. Stir in remaining milk.
  6. Add the maple syrup.
  7. Cover the bowl and refrigerate overnight.
  8. In the morning, stir the chopped up plum bites with a little bit of syrup and cinnamon.
  9. Add them over the oatmeal and enjoy!