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: Turkey Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie is one of those classic comfort meals that fill us with warm memories. And it is perfect for those colder winter days. Using turkey instead gives you a slightly different flavor experience. And making the filling in the slow cooker will save you time during the day so that you’re not slaving in front of the stove and oven on a busy night. You can even save yourself some time by cutting up ingredients ahead of time, like the night before. Then just put it all together in the morning and let it go all day long. Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Turkey Pot Pie”

31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Sweet Mustard Ham

Ham is something that my family traditionally ate only at Easter. Every once in a while, Mom would make it at other times of year. I admit that I don’t eat a lot of it when it is still warm, but there’s nothing better than the leftover ham in a sandwich or as a cold meal the next day. Even better, you can easily make it in your slow cooker, including the sauce! Try it this way and see what you think. Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Meals: Sweet Mustard Ham”

31 Days of Slow Cooker Recipes: Stuffed Peppers

I admit that I am not a huge fan of peppers. I’ll use them as an ingredient, but eating them as a main dish? It’s hard for me to do. And yet, I love stuffed peppers. I know, I don’t get it, either. So here is a tasty way to enjoy stuffed peppers that you can easily make right in your slow cooker! Continue reading “31 Days of Slow Cooker Recipes: Stuffed Peppers”

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”