chicken parmesan sliders on a cutting board

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Sliders

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One of our easiest freezer meals: Chicken Parmesan Sliders. Just put a few ingredients into the crockpot and you'll have one of your favorite meals for a busy night. Great meal idea for large groups too! "I…

Slow Cooker Chicken Fiesta Soup

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This delicious, slow cooker chicken soup is not only gluten free and dairy free (if you don't add cheese at the end), but it freezes beautifully either before cooking or after. Packed with fresh flavor,…

Slow Cooker Apple Butter

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An 80 year old family apple butter recipe adapted for the slow cooker. With just a few simple ingredients, this crock pot apple butter recipe will have your home smelling like a slice of autumn heaven! Growing…

Slow Cooker Chicken and Cheese Chimichangas

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Freezer-friendly homemade chimichangas? From the slow cooker? Why yes! It's possible! We've tweaked the classic deep-fried Tex-Mex favorite, making it quite a bit simpler (and a little less fried).…

Slow Cooker Sausage & Tortellini Soup--Simple Creamy Goodness!

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Am I the only one who is a bit skeptical of slow cooker recipes? While we do have some fabulous, healthy slow cooker recipes in our recipe index, I for sure have tried MANY others that have turned out…
Slow Cooker Steak Chili is a super easy dump and go meal but is full of Tex-mex flavor! Delish! #freezermeal #realfood

Slow Cooker Steak Chili

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Three cheers for the slow cooker! I love this set it and forget it Slow Cooker Steak Chili because I don't have to do anything but dump it in, set the timer, and walk away. Seriously. Several hours…
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken with Veggies - An easy and healthy weeknight dinner.

Slow Cooker Whole Chicken and Veggies

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Between baseball games, multiple school drop offs and pick ups, working two part-time jobs, and pretending to keep up with laundry...I am ALL ABOUT my slow cooker these days. For sure the best meals…
Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

Slow Cooker Whole Wheat Spinach Lasagna

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I tried the great "slow cooker lasagna" experiment last week for my family, thinking that it would be fun to try but not something I would actually do in the future. Scratch that! I'm sold on this Slow…

Cooking Potatoes in the Crock Pot

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Guess what. Well you probably already know what I'm going to tell you considering you had to scroll over my picture of potatoes cooking in the crock pot. But in case you are moving a little slow today,…

Incredibly Easy Crock Pot Cinnamon Apples {Freezer Meal}

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I came home with a bag of peeled and chopped up apples from Apple Butter Weekend and was trying to figure out what to do with them. After poking around on a few recipes I figured I could cook them…

Slow Cooker Baked Apples

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  I LOVE recipes that make your house smell good - especially in the fall and winter time. There is just something so comforting about your home being filled with the wonderful smells of home cooking.…
crock pot cran-apple sauce recipe

Crock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce Recipe

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Hi everyone! I'm Sarah and I blog at The Pajama Chef. I am so excited to be guest posting today at Thriving Home. When Rachel contacted me to ask if I would share my Crock Pot Cran-Apple Sauce, I was…
Easy Cheesy Mexican Chicken - A slow cooker recipe

Easy Cheesy Mexican Chicken: A Slow Cooker Recipe {Freezer Meal}

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Desperately trying not to go to the store again, last night's dinner was another "use up what's in the freezer, refrigerator and pantry" meal. Thankfully, it turned out quite good and was very filling…
Slow Cooker Pot Roast has no processed ingredients. Just real food that's really good!

Slow Cooker Pot Roast (Sans the Processed Stuff) {Freezer Meal}

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I try my hardest to cook from scratch and avoid processed foods when possible.  My favorite Pot Roast recipe from the past included a brown gravy packet mix and Italian dressing packet mix...bummer!…