Summer Outdoor Party Tips

Hot weather. Cool friends and family. It’s time for our outdoor parties and get-togethers. (I have a July party, so I especially love this time of year of celebrating outdoors!) You want to make sure that you and your guests are satiated and safe as you enjoy delicious drinks and foods. Here are some tips to help make your outdoor party a success.

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31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Spicy Peach Pork Chops

I love pork chops. It was one of the meats that we had the most when I was a kid. Mom traditionally made them with the Shake ‘n’ Bake coating and baked them in the oven and served them with homemade applesauce. Yum. But did you know that other fruits also taste good with pork chops? This Spicy Peach Pork Chops dish that you can make in your slow cooker has a bit of sweet and savory plus just a little bit of heat to it, if you are so inclined. Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Spicy Peach Pork Chops”

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Southern Beef Stew

Nothing says cold weather comfort food like a beef stew made in the slow cooker. And there are so many ways that you can make this classic meal! Today’s offering has a bit of a southern flair to it for something a little bit different. Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Southern Beef Stew”

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Slow Roasted Chicken With Vegetables

Chicken is consistently one of my favorite meals. It is such a versatile meat that complements so many flavors in dishes and can be made so many ways. I love the taste of roasted chicken and love it with vegetables. This particular recipe slow roasts the chicken all day with three of my favorite vegetables for some of my favorite flavors. If you actually have some leftover, you could use it for chicken salad or a soup the next day. Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Slow Roasted Chicken With Vegetables”

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”