crockpot spaghetti sauce

Imagine a crock pot spaghetti sauce so rich and flavorful that you won’t be able to go back to the jarred variety. With so many pre-packaged food options available in our local grocer, it’s pretty easy to find a jarred pasta sauce. The come in many brands with a generous variety of flavors and ingredients…

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Meatloaf Sandwich

A meatloaf sandwich is simply the best! Meatloaf is probably one of the few leftovers that actually gets eaten.  There’s nothing better or more satisfying than a well-constructed sandwich made from meatloaf. And I’m not talking about a piece of meatloaf slapped between two pieces of bread.  This is a well-crafted sandwich that equals nothing…

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how to make gravy

How to make gravy is an art. A really good gravy makes use of cooking juices and bits of meat from the pot it’s cooked in. This especially holds true if you are making a pot roast or oven roasting a chicken or turkey. With a fork tender pot roast or a slow roasting poultry…

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crock pot meatloaf

Crock pot meatloaf is an easy one pot meal that allows you to free your time for more important things like spending time with family. Your crock pot is your best “set it and forget it” friend in the kitchen. Did you know the Original Crock Pot started out as a bean-cooker back in 1970…nothing…

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stuffed meatloaf

Have you tried stuffed meatloaf? Adding a little stuffing inside often provides a nice surprise and a little more interest when it’s served at mealtime. Sometimes it’s nice to change up meatloaf night with something a little different than the traditional recipe. So how about trying stuffed Italian-style meatloaf? How can your family not enjoy…

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meatloaf seasoning

Meatloaf seasoning is pretty much like any other.There are literally hundreds of available spices and seasoning combinations for any type of food. Options are virtually limitless for selections you can add to your meatloaf especially if you are an adventurous cook. Your variations will also depend on what type of meat you are using for…

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Stuffed Red Peppers

Ever made a stuffed red peppers casserole? While stuffed green peppers are pretty common and easy to make, you don’t hear as much about their red pepper counterparts. I’ve come across a number of Mexican recipes for stuffed red peppers but wanted to try something a little different. If you’ve read any of my other…

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White Beans

White beans as a one pot meal option? Why not – they’re healthy! We know cooking everything from scratch is not always an option. If you actually look at the cost of some pre-packaged foods in the supermarket, you can quickly realize that it can cost you twice or even three times as much to…

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legumes

Legumes is not a word often spoken and many people are unclear as to what they really are. They are actually part of a vegetable classification that includes versatile and nutritious beans, peas and lentils. They are available in various forms such as dried, canned and frozen in supermarkets and grocers. With the current focus…

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Crock Pot Baked Beans

Crock pot baked beans can’t be any easier and pack a powerhouse of health benefits. There are as many varieties of baked beans as there are shades of gray, black or white and everybody has a favorite recipe. Baked beans have been around since the early 1500’s with all types of beans used in this…

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