Rocky Road Chocolate Fondue – 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Want to see something sweet?

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If you’re looking for a party hit, or to create the perfect date night, this Rocky Road Fondue won’t let you down.  Making it in the slow cooker means that the fondue is a bit less fussy (And probably a lot less messy) than a double boiler. And if you don’t have a fondue machine, but always wanted to try making your own fondue, I think this is the way to go.

I like fresh fruit with my chocolate fondue. But there are so many things that I can think of that would be amazing dipped in this chocolatey goodness. I’m pretty sure that either a dinner party or a romantic date would be extra sweet with this as a star on the menu.

Click here to get this recipe and satisfy your sweet tooth! 

If you love using your slow cooker, check out our All Slow Cooker Weekly Meal Plan.  It’s got all the planning done for you (including the grocery list) so you can go enjoy summer!

This is day 74 in our 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes series.  Find the other posts by clicking here.

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Easy Shredded Taco Beef – 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Here’s how you make tacos so easy that you may be tempted to have taco night every night.

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This Shredded Taco Beef  is one of those recipes that really hits the mark on all the reasons we love using our slow cookers. It’s time saving, money saving, and sanity saving. You can cook it up and serve it hot out of the crock if you like, and it’ll have done all those things. But you can also make a big batch and portion it out and freeze it. If you forget to start your slow cooker, or you have been gone on vacation for a while, you can then always count on having at least something to thaw and serve. And everybody loves homemade tacos!

Click on over here to get the recipe and instructions for making this yourself. 

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White Bean and Garlic Hummus

Want a great, easy snack for the kids (and you!)?

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I loved the idea of using white beans as a spin off of the classic garbanzo bean hummus. White beans are mild and creamy and make great dips. This recipe has just a few ingredients and is a good, healthy dip for snacks…or a meal, if you like!  I like to spread it in a pita and layer in veggies for a good, fresh summer lunch.

You can click here to get the recipe. 

If you love using your slow cooker, check out our All Slow Cooker Weekly Meal Plan.  It’s got all the planning done for you (including the grocery list) so you can go enjoy summer!

This is day  72 in our 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes series.  Find the other posts by clicking here.

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Chipotle Chile Chicken Nachos with Chipotle Sour Cream – a 15 Minute Meal

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These nachos!  They didn’t last long.

A giant platter of nachos full of chicken, bell pepper, tomatoes, black beans and seasoned with McCormick Chipotle Pepper Chile is an automatic hit in my house.  Bonus points for topping it with Chipotle Sour Cream.  Oh. My. Goodness!

This is comfort food at it’s finest.  At least, in the opinion of my family.  We polished off this huge tray of nachos in no time.

Did I mention that this meal takes about 15 minutes to get on the table?

The key to that is having the chicken already cooked.  I love keeping cooked chicken in the freezer for fast recipes.

McCormick Chipotle Chile Pepper brings a hint of smokiness to the dish.  I like substituting Chipotle Chile Pepper for regular in some dishes.  It has a bit more heat, but the smokey flavor is extra special.

Have you ever tried it on watermelon?  It’s fantastic!

In fact, watermelon and this Grilled Corn on the Cob with Chipotle Honey Butter along with the nachos would make a fantastic summer meal.

Is your mouth watering yet?

Here’s what you’ll need to make the Chipotle Chile Chicken Nachos:   [Read more...]

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Chicken Gyros – 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Summer might be wrapping up, but there’s a lot of warm days left for picnics!

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I love pita sandwiches. They are so much fun to stuff! I think this Chicken Gyro would be perfect picnic fare. Fresh tomatoes from the garden tucked in with the chicken and you’ve got it made!

Click here to get the recipe.

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Coconut Milk Poached Fish Fillets – 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

When you taste a good fish recipe, you know it.

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I agree with the creator of this Coconut Milk Poached Fish recipe that poaching is really underrated a lot of times. It’s such a great way to get that melt in your mouth feel and put some really great flavors into the fish at the same time. Plus, poaching in the slow cooker is super easy!

Click on over to see what you need to make this recipe.

If you love using your slow cooker, check out our All Slow Cooker Weekly Meal Plan.  It’s got all the planning done for you (including the grocery list) so you can go enjoy summer!

This is day 70 in our 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes series.  Find the other posts by clicking here.

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Scalloped Peaches – 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

I don’t think that dessert has to be complex in order to be delicious.

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One of my favorite scents of summer is the scent of fresh, sweet peaches. I love fresh peaches. And I love how simple this recipe for Scalloped Peaches makes a great Summer favorite that incorporates not only peaches (which are easy to get locally in a lot of the country right now!) but a scoop of another one of my favorite things- ice cream!

Really, there’s not much to the recipe and yet it is way too good. You can make your own ice cream if you want, or buy it. Either way, I think you’ll agree that this is a perfect summer breakfast…er, dessert.

Click here to get the instructions for this recipe.

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Ice Cream, Pedometers, Becoming, Pigs

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No.  Not becoming pigs.  And not in that order either.

Let’s Start with Pigs

That photo is of my brother-in-law, George.  He and his wife have started a small farm with pigs, chickens, ducks, and turkeys.  These pigs went to market earlier in the week.  Half of one of them will be filling my freshly, cleaned out freezer.  Here’s to farm raised meat!

Becoming Conference – Want to Come?

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I’m really excited about going to this conference with a local friend in a few weeks.  It’s not a blogging conference, but there will be some bloggers there who I’m excited to meet.  My friend, Jen of Beauty and Bedlam is one of the organizers.  I’m looking forward to seeing her again.  And I can’t wait to meet Christy of Southern Plate.

Mostly, I’m looking forward to doing something that feeds my creativity and provides rest for my soul.  The conference takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains near Asheville, NC.  There’s still time to register and the prices are very affordable.  I’d love to meet you there!

My New Pedometer

I decided to buy a pedometer in an effort to encourage myself to walk more.  Before I bought it I even googled, “Does using a pedometer make you walk more?”.  Turns out it does, as long as you write down the number of steps you take each day.

I liked the price of this Omron pedometer and it has great reviews on Amazon.  It’s easy to use too.

I’ve been walking in the mornings and being able to see how many steps I’ve taken (or how few) encourages me to keep going.  I’m surprised at how few steps add up in my day-do-day living.  If you want to hit 5000 or 10,000 steps goal that gets promoted so often by health experts, you really have to be intentional.  It’s a lot harder to do than I expected.  Even with taking a long walk in the morning and sometimes a second walk in the evening, I’ve yet to hit 10,000.

Ice Cream, You Scream

Have you ever wondered about the difference between ice cream and gelato?  The Kitchn has the answer for you.

I love any kind of ice cream or gelato or anything closely related.  Love, love, love!  This Sunday, our local Graeter’s ice cream store is having a sale on their cones.  $1.40something each to celebrate 140ish years of Graeter’s.  I know what I’ll be doing Sunday afternoon.

What will you be doing this weekend?

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The Cuban Sandwich – 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

One can never know too many ways to make a sandwich in the summertime!
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Meet the Cuban Sandwich. Inspired by real cuban flavors, this is a slow cooker twist. The great thing about this is you can make up extra batches of the meat filling and pop it in the freezer so that you can make these in a near-jiffy whenever you get in the mood. These are a pressed sandwich, and pack up great for a picnic!

Click here to get this sandwich recipe.

If you love using your slow cooker, check out our All Slow Cooker Weekly Meal Plan.  It’s got all the planning done for you (including the grocery list) so you can go enjoy summer!

 

This is day 68 in our 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes series.  Find the other posts by clicking here.

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Hard boiled Eggs – 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

Hard boiled eggs in a slow cooker?

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The first thing I thought of when I saw this was, aren’t hard boiled eggs already easy? Well, yes. It’s fairly simple to put an egg into water and boil it. But if you’re trying to avoid heating up the kitchen, or if you need to do a large number of hard boiled eggs at a time (deviled eggs for a summer potluck, for example! I think this slow cooker trick is pretty nifty. Plus, you don’t have to watch your pot or worry about cooling them down just so. It’s another great example of how the slow cooker lets you toss and go in so many ways. Though of course, with eggs, you’d want to toss gently. ;)

Click here to read more about hard boiling eggs in your slow cooker.

If you love using your slow cooker, check out our All Slow Cooker Weekly Meal Plan.  It’s got all the planning done for you (including the grocery list) so you can go enjoy summer!

 This is day 67 in our 100 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes series.  Find the other posts by clicking here.
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