Five 3-Ingredient Crock-Pot Dinners My Family Loves!

It’s getting to be busy fall time! Rehearsals, classes, practices–almost all of our afternoons and evenings are full. So, I don’t have time to spend in the kitchen getting dinner ready. I love crock-pot meals because they are fast and easy. But, they have to taste good and look good, too! Be sure to Pin It for later! Here are some easy 3-ingredient crock-pot dinners:  (Click through each title for the recipe, grocery list, and serving ideas.) 1. Turkey Breast Turkey {Read More}

35+ Winner Meals for Fall

This week I’ve been experimenting with some new recipes, and they haven’t gone over well.  I was trying the “make-ahead frozen and then put in the crock-pot” meals.  They’re too mushy and don’t “present” well.  So, my husband helped me go through my recipes to identify the winners and get a list ready for fall. Here are my best meals.  I hope to add some photos to the posts (and the rest of the recipes) in the coming months–but only {Read More}

Review of “Creative Slow-Cooker Meals: Use Two Slow Cookers for Tasty and Easy Meals”by Cheryl Moeller

  Last review of 2011:  Creative Slow-Cooker Meals:  Use Two  Slow Cookers for Tasty and Easy Meals by Cheryl Moeller. When Cheryl first told me about her cookbook and its focus on using two slow cookers, I had my husband buy us a second one as soon as they were on sale at Aldi!  This is such a cool idea.  The cookbook is divided into the following sections:  Breakfast, Shopping Local, Passport to the Nations, Simple Meals, Bulk Bargains, Parties, {Read More}

Canning Crock Pot Apple Butter- A Tutorial

**Jars of this delicious homemade Apple Butter would make an awesome Christmas gift! Subscribe to our mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name Are you ready to make some yummy apple butter? My husband LOVES it, so I’ve been making lots every fall for the past few years.  Here’s the recipe: Crock Pot Apple Butter 20 apples, cored and cut into pieces (keep skins on) 2 cups apple cider (or substitute apple juice or water) 3 cups {Read More}

Crock-pot Turkey Breast and Cranberry Sauce

Such an easy meal, and really good for the fall!  I made this yesterday. It’s one of the few meals that ALL my kids will eat!  One thing I do every November is buy lots (10-15) of bags of cranberries when they’re on sale around Thanksgiving.  No preparation needed–just throw them in the freezer.  I love to make cranberry sauce throughout the year.  We had that yesterday, too!  It’s also great for my Cranberry Roast recipe. How to cook a {Read More}

Wildtree Crock-Pot/ Freezer Meal workshop

Check out my Freezer/ Make-Ahead Recipes on Pinterest! The Wildtree Workshop is over, but head over to see 35+ Winner Meals for Fall. Are you ready to tame dinnertime?   In about 60 minutes you are going to have prepped 10 meals to stock your freezer!  What a time-saver! These meals are going to make your dinnertime less chaotic and much more enjoyable. It’s that time of year when life gets busy and meals can be caught between one activity and {Read More}

French Dip Sandwiches in Crock-Pot

French Dip Sandwiches Put a chuck roast in the crockpot.  Sprinkle a packet of Italian salad dressing mix over it, pour a can of beef broth over the dressing mix, and cook about 5 hrs on high or all day on low.  Shred the meat and mound the meat on a hoagie roll. Put provolone cheese on top, and put under broiler just long enough to melt the cheese.  Take the broth left from the roast and serve as dip {Read More}

Cranberry Roast in Crock-Pot

Crock-Pot Cranberry Roast 1 roast (3-5 pounds) 1 pkg onion soup mix 1 can cranberry sauce (canned, or I make whole-berry sauce from cranberries that I freeze each November.)   Place roast in slow cooker and sprinkle onion soup mix on top.  Spread the cranberry sauce over it all.  Cook on low for 10-12 hours, or on high for 4-6 hours. After roast in done, remove it from  the slow cooker and slice or shred.  Stir 2 T. flour into {Read More}

Apple Butter–made in your crock-pot!

  Click here for the crock-pot apple butter recipe. Pictures from our annual trek apple picking.