Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Marinara

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The grill—which I use nearly the whole year ‘round as it is—will be sharing my affection this spring and summer. Because my slow cooker isn’t going anywhere Not when it makes meals like this one. All saucy and comforting. I have to say—I don’t usually like slow cooker recipes that require pre-cooking. It just seems to…

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Easy Mexican Chicken Soup in the Slow Cooker

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I made this recipe for my family two weeks ago and, silly me, figured that by doubling it, there would be enough leftover the following day that I’d be able to photograph it for a recipe post. You know, because I’m neurotic and will only make lovey dovey food pictures in the light of day,…

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Slow Cooker New England Pot Roast

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This pot roast is one of my favorite easy meals to throw together. There’s no need to sear the beef in a pan before adding it to your slow cooker, as most recipes advise- it will be tender all the same. The acidity of the tomatoes helps to sweeten and soften the meat into strands…

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Slow Cooked Chili Steak Fajitas

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The last five days have meant Crispy bacon cheeseburgers with frizzled onions, the size of the fullest moon Ancho chili dusted fries, frenched and dipped in chipotle aioli Cupcakes in shades of s’mores and carrot cake and red velvet Buttered buttermilk pancakes Pumpkin custard pancakes swimming in molasses caramel Lasagna, saucy and six-layered Fresca Porchetta…

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Slow Cooked Smoky Chipotle Brown Sugar Chicken

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When I slipped into my hostess *dress and threw a Mexican fiesta meets late ‘80s slumber party, this smoky chipotle brown sugar pulled chicken stole the show. I glanced ‘round my dinner table and smiled, my friends licking sticky fingertips while I, well, I licked the chipotle glaze that dripped, saucy and sweet, down my…

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Two Simple Recipes to Make Life Easier

This week I whipped up two super simple, super satisfying recipes for Foodista that I’d love to share. The first is a silky, smooth cheddar cheese sauce that comes together in under ten minutes. You read that right: Ten minutes. I can barely count to ten in ten minutes, so you might consider this one…

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Slow Cooked Turkey Meatballs

I have often wondered whether the slow cooker is the answer to nearly every food-related question I have in life. How can I walk in the door from work and have dinner waiting patiently to be plated? How on Earth can I transform an inexpensive cut meat into something fall-apart-tender and juicy? How can I…

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Pulled Pork with Tart Apple Slaw

I have a sneaking suspicion that Paula Deen is the second coming of Christ. Think what you will, but the woman simply can’t be of the human world. Anyone with that much buttery, ooey gooey, just-add-cream- power is certainly divine. Tell me I’m not the only one who has come to this realization. And then…

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