The crock-pot is a wonderful invention and I love to use mine as often as possible. I am always, thinking and looking for new recipes . This one is easy and smells great while it is cooking.
6-7 bone in chicken thighs
3-4 tablespoons olive oil
4-5 chopped garlic cloves
1/4 cup chopped onions
1/2 green, yellow, orange bell pepper, chopped
salt and pepper
1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
1 (14 oz) can black beans, rinsed
Rinse and pat dry thighs, cut off excess fat.
Pour olive oil in skillet and let the oil get hot, brown both sides of the thighs and set aside.
Put peppers, garlic, onions, diced tomatoes and black beans in crock-pot. Stir. Sprinkle both sides of thighs with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper, how much is up to your taste. Place thighs in crock-pot.
Set crock-pot on high for 4 hours.
Serve over rice.
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To continue our celebration of foods from Ireland, I wanted to make Cottage Pie. The bottom is a meat-vegetable mixture with a generous portion of mashed potato topping. Sounds wonderful doesn't it?
1 pound of ground beef
3-4 Tblsp olive oil
1/2 cup sliced carrots
2 celery stalks, chopped
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves
2 Tblsp flour (use cornstarch to make it gluten-free)
2 Tblsp tomato puree
2 Tblsp Worcestershire Sauce
2 bay leaves
2 cups beef broth
3-4 thyme sprigs
Salt and pepper to taste
Fry ground beef in 2 Tblsp oil, break up while it is browning. When cooked remove from pan, add 2 Tblsp oil, carrots and celery, cook until soft. Add garlic, flour and tomato puree and cook for a few minutes, add beef, Worcestershire Sauce, bay leaves and thyme, bring to a simmer and cook until thick, add salt and pepper. Place in 9 x 9 casserole dish, set aside.
4-5 medium potatoes
1/2 stick butter
1/4-1/2 cup milk
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 1/2 cup cheese (I used mozzarella, cheddar could be used)
Peal potatoes, dice, place in saucepan, cover with water, a little salt and bring to a boil until, potatoes are tender. Drain, add back to pan, add butter and 1/4 cup of milk, using a hand mixer beat until fluffy, adding more milk if needed. Add salt, pepper and nutmeg, mix again. Add 1 1/4 cup cheese and mix by hand, spoon over meat mixture, spreading evenly, sprinkle remaining cheese on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
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I wanted to serve Baked Beans with ribs, it needed to serve three people with hopefully leftovers. I reduced my normal recipe, the beans were just as good and we had some leftover for the next day.
28 oz Baked Beans
2 Tblsp olive oil
1/4 bell pepper chopped
1/4 chopped onions
1/2 cup cooked, drained and crumbled ground beef
1/4 cup BBQ Sauce
1 Tblsp mustard
1 Tblsp brown sugar
Drain almost all of liquid from baked beans, pour into 4 cup casserole dish.
Saute bell pepper and onion in olive oil, until onion is translucent. Add to Baked Beans, mix. Add in ground beef, bbq sauce, mustard and brown sugar, mix well. Bake 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes.
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Pictures of roasted whole heads of cauliflower keep floating around the internet, popping up in my instagram and pinterest feeds --- I finally decided to try it myself!
There are so many variations, but I had these ingredients on hand - so why not?
Lemon Caper Roasted Cauliflower
1 head cauliflower
1 Tb minced garlic
2 Tb capers
Salt & Pepper
1. First prep the cauliflower by trimming any greens still attached, and carefully cutting out a bit of the core.
2. Rub olive oil over the entire head - get dirty! Sprinkle top and bottom with salt and pepper.
3. Place cauliflower in a cast iron skillet and cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.
4. Remove foil & increase oven temperature to 425 F. Continue baking cauliflower till it is slightly browned on top and it is fork tender on the bottom.
5. Carefully remove the head from your skillet and set aside. Move skillet to stove top and medium heat. Saute garlic in a couple teaspoons of olive oil, till soft & fragrant. Add capers & lemon juice. Add cauliflower back to the skillet and spoon the pan sauce over the whole head.
6. Serve hot! You can remove it from the pan to slice and serve - or bring the skillet to the table!
Review?? My husband and I LOVED this! We almost ate the entire head in one setting -- and it was a side dish. This is now in regular menu rotation and I'm playing with different flavors. Also, it could easily be the main part of the meal- not just the side dish!
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A few years ago Casserole Gals Rhonda and Kristen had a testing of Dipping Apples. We tried several different types of apples, candy, chocolate and caramel. We had a blast and our family enjoyed our experiments.
We used Gala, Braeburn, Honey Crisp, and Fugi apples.
How good does this look? We melted caramel, dipped the apple, stuck as many mini marshmallow to it as we could and drizzled it with milk chocolate.
We used crushed graham crackers after we dipped the apple in melted caramel, drizzled it with melted milk chocolate and add a gummy worm on top.
Crushed M & M's make this caramel dipped apple colorful and a very enjoyable treat.
If you love pecans you will love this one. Melted caramel, rough chopped pecans and melted milk chocolate.
We even experimented with white chocolate, sugar crystals and sprinkles. You can make them gluten free and easily be careful of any other allergies.
We used treat bags and ribbon to decorate our apples. These would make a very welcomed treat for your guests for the holidays, a birthday party or teacher gifts! This is a great project for older kids.
Let your imagination go, try different candies, maybe chopped candy bars, more than one flavor of melted chocolate, different colored cellophane, bows, ribbon, have fun!
I have been seeing a lot of black bean brownie recipes around the internet and I finally gave them a try! The flavor of these are really good, although the texture was still very bean-like. I think the next time I make these Black Bean Brownies, I will add chopped pecans and chocolate chips. I did find that these were best warmed up for a few seconds in the microwave and topped with chocolate ice cream and chocolate chips.
15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup melted butter
Put everything in food processor and process until smooth. Line an 8x8 or 9x9 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Pour brownie batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the middle should come out clean.
It's summer and we all need a cool dessert! This sherbet is only 3 ingredients and you don't have to have a ice cream machine.
1 pound frozen strawberries
8 oz Cool Whip Frozen
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
Mix ingredients in a food processor or blender. Serve immediately or pour into a 9 x 9 casserole dish. Freeze. When ready to serve, set sherbet out to thaw slightly, mix up and serve.
Try this sherbet with our Vanilla Cake with Whipped Buttercream Frosting
Cantaloupe Sherbet it may sound strange but, if you like cantaloupes you will like this sherbet. Plus, only 3 ingredients!
1 ripe Cantaloupe, peel and cut up in large chunks, freeze
8 oz Cool Whip, Frozen
1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk
Mix together in a food processor or blender, serve immediately or pour into 9 x 9 casserole dish and freeze. When ready to serve, let thaw slightly, mix up and serve.
Tip: After it is frozen I have used the sherbet in smoothies.
I also, made this using Strawberries. Three Ingredient Strawberry Sherbet
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Apples, Oatmeal and Cinnamon make these Mini Apple Crisp a simply delightful dessert! Just enough for two and it smells wonderful while it is baking.
2 apples, diced
5 Tbsp Agave sweetener
1/2 stick butter, soften
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup uncooked oatmeal
Place 1 diced apple in each lightly greased dish, mine are 5 inches wide and 1 1/2 inches deep. Pour 1 Tbsp sweetener and 1/2 tsp cinnamon over apples in each dish.
In a small bowl mix butter, cinnamon, oatmeal and 3 Tbsp sweetener. Divide mixture over berries, place dishes on baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream.
This is the same recipe for my Mini Berry Cobblers, I just replace apples for the berries and added more cinnamon.
I have been wanting to make my own Bar B Q ribs for a long time. I researched several different recipes and came up with my own. I have already made this 3 times in one month and plan to make it again in another week. I use my oven and grill, which makes them tender and as my husband says they are magnificent.
5-6 lb package Pork Spare Ribs
Rub of your choice, I use Head Country
Bar B Q of your choice, I use Head Country
Apple Cider Vinegar
Wash ribs with water and then wash with vinegar. Place in a large casserole pan, liberally sprinkle with rub and rub in. Cover tightly with aluminum foil and refrigerate overnight or at least 8 hours.
Keep covered with aluminum foil and place in 350 degree oven for 2 hours. The meat should fall off the bones. Let the ribs cool enough to handle and cut in 3 large sections. Coat ribs with Bar B Q sauce and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side. Take off grill and cut into individual ribs.
Note: Coat your grill with a non stick spray to keep your ribs from sticking.
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