Tag Archive | Crockpot

Crock Pot Pumpkin Dump Cake

Found this recipe on Pinterest, plus it looked quick and easy to put together and cook in the Crock Pot. This was the first time I’d ever made a dump cake, and since I love pumpkin, it seemed like a perfect recipe to try out. I had no idea what to expect, but the flavour was good…though it could’ve used a bit more pumpkin spice for my liking. What I didn’t expect is how soft and moist it was. I didn’t mind it though, since it didn’t take away from the flavour. We added a scoop of vanilla ice cream and it was a perfect combo. Not sure I’ll make this particular recipe again, but will definitely try another Crock Pot dump cake recipe in the future.

Crock Pot Pumpkin Dump Cake

Bon Appetite Everyone!! 🙂 

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Big Pot Meal This Week…Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Mmm…omnomnom!! Chicken and dumplings…one of our uber favourite comfort foods. Which is why I don’t make it too often…especially because it’s so high in sodium. The recipe calls for Cream of Chicken soup, but I opted to use Campbell’s Light Cream of Mushroom soup instead, and it’s still pretty high in sodium. So, you could only imagine how bad it is with the Cream of Chicken, the recipe calls for. The Pillsbury Country Biscuits, called for in the recipe, doesn’t help the sodium tally either. Whenever I’ve made it on the stove, I’ve been able to make a broth and biscuits from scratch, which have helped in keeping the sodium lower. As of yet though, I haven’t found a crockpot recipe that doesn’t use canned soup or tube biscuits. If any of you have one, I’d love to hear from you though!!

Easy Chicken and Dumplings

Bon Appetit Everyone!! 🙂

Crockpot Chicken With Black Beans in Cream Sauce

Remember, how in my last dinner post, I told you we had bought mutant chicken breasts from T&T? Well, I took the last 2 pieces we had, and made this recipe. At first, I wasn’t sure about making it, as it’s pretty high in sodium, but I went for it anyway. When I read that I would need ‘Neufchatel cheese’, I was like what IS that?! But, I quickly found out it’s very similar to cream cheese. Otherwise I wouldn’t have bothered making this recipe, if I had to go out of my way to find this cheese LOL I personally have never seen this cheese, in the grocery stores I shop at, but I wasn’t looking for it either? The added cream cheese (which looking back now I should’ve only added 3/4 of the brick), makes it turn the not so pretty colour above, but don’t let that fool you. Next time I’ll add more colourful veggies, to bump up the pretty factor 🙂

So, after making it on Friday, we finally had it tonight over some basmati rice. First off, I tasted it while it was cold, and it tasted like chicken salad with a kick. I could definitely eat this cold!! But, tonight we did heat it up, and it was NUMMY. Now the salsa makes it slightly (in our taste) spicy, so if you’re sensitive to it, just use a mild or green salsa instead. If you’re in the mood for a quick to prepare crockpot meal, I’d definitely say to give this one a try!!

Crockpot Chicken With Black Beans in Cream Sauce

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!!

So, the brining is done, and now it’s on to the slow cooking goodness of the crockpot!! I layered the crockpot with small potatoes, carrots, onions, mushrooms and garlic. Then placed the brisket on top with sliced cabbage around it. Added a tablespoon more of the pickling spices, 1 can of Kilkenny ale and water until almost covering the brisket. I then set it on LOW for 8hrs.

Once it was done, it wasn’t much to look at, but the brisket turned out really yummy!! The veggies were good too, but next time I’ll cook them less. I’ll definitely make this again, for the pure simplicity of it, and the omnomnom goodness!!

Bon Appetit Everyone 🙂