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Easy Breakfast Burritos


Mornings can be an absolute blur! Husbands need to get out the door, but they forgot their keys. Kids need to get dressed, but they can’t find the other shoe. You get the idea. You’re so rushed they end up with a frozen waffle in their mouths and you don’t stop to even think about eating until lunch.

Do your mornings differently with this tip. Crock up a breakfast egg casserole (find recipe here) and use it to make breakfast burritos. Either keep them wrapped up in the fridge or you can freeze them too. In the morning, grab and quickly heat up one for the hubby, two for the kids and one for yourself! Everyone will start their day with protein to keep their day going strong and you’ll feel like a millionaire mom (feeding her family on a budget). Use fajita sized tortillas, one serving will make 9-10 burritos depending on how much egg you use in each. Happy Crockin’!

A Crockin’ Halloween Party!


BOO, y’all! This Monday we’re sharing our Rockin’ Topin’ Chili recipe that will please all your little ghouls and goblins! This is a very mild chili we made for our kiddos to gobble up on Halloween evening. It is the perfect dish for a party or anytime gathering! Find the recipe here.

As Spooky Surprise we crocked up a witches’ brew in the slow cooker! It’s so simple and our kids loved it!

What you’ll need:
Dry ice
Hot water
Large non-plastic bowl

Using gloves, place dry ice in a large bowl (glass works best). We used a slow cooker, but it was cast iron. Pour hot water to cover dry ice and watch smoke forming.


1st Anniversary Show & Tell Contest


And the WINNER of our 1st Anniversary Contest is….

Julie Wagner of Beaverton, Oregon!!! Here is how Crockin’ has changed her lifestyle! Thanks to EVERYONE who entered. It was such a joy to read stories and see your photos.

“Slow Cooking gives me more time to play WITH my kids vs. spending hours in the kitchen cooking FOR my kids. With five kids ages one to seven, I need all the help I can get! It also gives me an easy way to introduce new foods to my kiddos and hubby.  The house smells so good all afternoon everyone is always ready for dinner. :)  Not having to cook dinner during my kids’ “witching hour” 5-6pm, makes for a happy Mommy.  If Mommy’s happy, everyone’s happy!”

Julie and her kitchen helper getting Mandy’s Big Mess started in the crock for dinner!

This is what Julie does while the Crock is doing the cookin’!

Concan Lovin’


We LOVE us some Concan, TX! This is where my Nanee and Pop met. She was working at Neal’s cafe during the summer when in walked my Pop and it was love at first sight. They were married three months later and married over 50 years. This was the very first time we have been to Concan without my Nanee. We lost her July 2011 and there isn’t a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t think about her. She was my best friend! So this trip was very bittersweet for all of us. This picture is taken right outside the cafe and is another tradition of my family’s!

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