Hello my name is LA and I am addicted to my crock pot.
I have used my crock pot to make everything from appetizers to meals to homemade baby food. Seriously, I use it all the time.
In honor of today’s crock pot blog hop I thought I would share a few of my favorite recipes.
Buffalo Chicken Dip- perfect for a party
- 2 (10 ounce) cans chunk chicken, drained (please don’t be grossed out, it makes it easy you can use chopped cooked chicken too)
- 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup Ranch dressing
- 3/4 cup hot sauce (We LOVE Crystal’s hot sauce)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
Literally toss it all in together and set to low it will be ready to devour in a hour or less. I typically serve with homemade bread pieces (store bought french bread works well too), apple slices and celery.
Amazing Pork Tenderloin- perfect week day dinner
- 1 pork tenderloin
- 1 package of Beefy Onion Dressing Mix ( I recommend Liptons)
- 1 can of Cream of Mushroom Soup
- 1 cup of water or Red Wine
- Fingerling Potatoes
- Bag of Carrots
Mix the Beefy Onion Mix, Cream of Mushroom Soup and Red Wine together. Place the potatoes and carrots in the crock pot, layer the pork tenderloin on top with a dash of salt and pepper. Pour liquid over the pork and vegetables (it will be very thick and chunky).
Cook on Low heat for 8 hours or High for 4 give or take a little depending on the size of your meat.
Homemade Applesauce- its just perfection, plain and simple
- 1 bag of Red Delicious Apples
- Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Cloves
In our house the boy is very, very thin. Which is mildly hysterical because he eats nonstop. Don’t ask I have no idea where it goes. So after the doctor requested we try to fatten him up a bit, I came up with an applesauce recipes that may not be great for the hips but let me tell you is so good that it’s worth the extra calories. And it smells amazing, amazing!! That alone makes it worth it to me.
I cheat with my trusty apple slicer and then peel the apples. Throw them all in to the crock pot then sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon over the apples, a dash of nutmeg and dash of cloves. Sprinkle about 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of butter sliced. Cover and turn on low heat for 8 to 10 hours. The longer you cook it the softer it will be, if you leave it long enough you will not even have to run it through a food processor. I taste it as I go and add spices as needed. Its really good, I promise!