Caramelized Onions in the Slow Cooker – 75 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes

I love this idea of making Caramelized Onions in the slow cooker! I would never have thought to do that. But if you’ve ever made them on the stove top, you know it can take a long time to get to the caramelized stage.


This recipe comes from Family Fresh Meals. Corey uses the caramelized onions to top all kinds of things. You’ll have to click over to check out all of her great ideas.

I’m planning to try using these onions to make French Onion Soup. As soon as our weather cools down, I’ll be testing this idea. I can’t wait!

Click here to see how Cory makes Caramelized Onions. You won’t believe how easy the recipe is!

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Easy Crockpot Beef Fajitas

One of the most popular recipes on my site right now is one of the newest – Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas by EaH writer, Rachael.

I’ve been wondering about a beef version and some of you have had that thought too.  So I decided to give it a try.  This could not be easier and it’s really delicious too.  The house smelled fantastic the whole time it cooked.

I used beef cut for Milanesa, which I found in Walmart.  It’s top round that’s been cut extra thin.  You could use other cuts of beef too, but I really liked this very thin beef for this dish.  I also used a packet of fajita seasoning instead of taco seasoning.

Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]


Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Chicken Fajitas in the slow cooker

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Who doesn’t love Mexican food? I don’t know anyone. Honestly, I could eat it every night. I discovered an easy way to make fajitas in the crockpot. The best part is all the flavors really cook well together. And leftovers are even better. We were so hungry the day I made these that I forgot to take a finished product picture. But you can imagine they were very yummy!

Here’s what you’ll need to make this quick, weeknight supper of Easy Crockpot Chicken Fajitas:  [Read more…]


Pesto Bruschetta Spread

Lately, we’ve fallen into a lovely routine of family dinners after church.  Even though all of our kids still live at home, the oldest two are busy with work, school and activities.  We often don’t see our daughter for several days, other than passing each other at breakfast.  And our son, who is a senior in high school is often working or busy with other things.

Family dinners are much rarer than they used to be.

But lately, we’ve all been home for Sunday lunch after church.  Most weeks, our daughter’s boyfriend joins us too.  I love having everyone gathered around the table, catching up with each other.

Last Sunday, I decided to try out a new slow cooker recipe for an Italian style chicken dish (recipe coming soon).  This Pesto Bruschetta Spread seemed the perfect thing to serve with it.

Everyone loved it!  It’s creamy and full of flavor, thanks to the PHILADELPHIA Creamy Pesto Cooking Creme.  The tomatoes on top were a perfect pairing with the pesto and cheese.  They’re big enough that the picky people could dip around them, leaving more for the tomato lovers.

This was quick to make, which made it doable for after church.  Here’s what you’ll need:   [Read more…]

Skillet Chicken, Peppers & Tomatoes

A few weeks ago I decided to make a recipe from Feast in 15.  But I didn’t have any cooked chicken in the freezer.  And it was way too hot to grill that day.  So I decided to use the skillet instead.

The result was an entirely new recipe.  I used chicken marinated in soy sauce and Italian dressing.  A quick thaw in the microwave and it was ready to go.  Browning the chicken in the skillet and then adding the veggies made for a tasty sauce, perfect for serving over couscous or pasta.

I don’t have an ingredient photo for you this time, because I thought I was making a recipe I’d already shared in Feast in 15.  Sometimes something new sneaks up on you.  [Read more…]

Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Soup – with variations to fit your pantry

This soup has a lot of things going for it.

It can be made entirely in the slow cooker.

The chicken cooks in the soup, so no need for an extra step.

Just like taco soup, there are a million variations.  Use what you’ve got available in your pantry.

Here’s what I used:  [Read more…]

Apple Cornbread Dressing

This is one of the tastiest dressings I’ve eaten.  The little bit of sweet from the granny-smith apple pairs up well with the onion, celery and other seasonings.  It tastes like Fall.

The best part is, it starts with a box mix.

A little side story – One of my sons thinks he hates apples.  I contend that he doesn’t know if he hates them, since he hasn’t tasted one since he was 2 years old.  He didn’t realize this dressing had apples in it and he loved the dressing.  Raved about it.  Had three helpings.

He was still talking about how good it was the next day.  I finally told him that he’d been eating apple.  He still swears he hates apples, but he had no problem eating the leftover dressing.  Crazy kid.

Here’s what you’ll need to make Apple Cornbread Dressing:  [Read more…]

Ingredient Spotlight: Onions

Where would we be without onions?  I put onions in nearly everything.  They add so much flavor.  I know some people don’t like them, but I was really shocked to read that Laura from I’m an Organizing Junkie almost always skips the onions in a recipe.  Apparently, they are happy, well-adjusted people who get along just fine with no onions.  (Maybe you just picked up a new tip to speed up your cooking.  If so, you might want to skip the rest of this onion-loving post!)

I even associate the smell of cooking onions with Disney World.  Pecos Bill’s in Frontierland, anyone?

Let’s get to the recipes!  Here are some of my favorites:  [Read more…]

Not Your Ordinary Ham and Cheese Sandwich

There’s something about church that makes everyone positively ravenous.  I can’t seem to get lunch on fast enough on Sundays.

Last week, I made these sandwiches.  The ham slices were pre-cut from the grocery, sold in the meat department.  I fried them on the griddle (because the gas grill was out of gas).  I topped the ham with thick slices of Monterey Jack cheese, sauteed onions and mild banana pepper rings.

What’s the best sandwich you’ve had lately?


Bowtie Pasta with Italian Sausage and Bell Peppers

There are nights when I stare into my pantry, wondering what I’m going to fix.  On this particular night, the contents of the pantry made me consider making Italian Sausage with Bowties but I didn’t have any stewed tomatoes.  I decided to change the recipe up a bit and came up with this.

Like the original, it’s a cinch to make and quick too.  This one gets an added taste boost from the peppers.  Here’s what you’ll need: [Read more…]