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Homemade Canned Cream Soup Recipes


The best thing about slow cooking is the convenience and ability to customize recipes to your health needs. If you’re looking for heart healthy recipes you can use low-sodium/low-fat soups or make homemade soup. If you’d like to take a step further (and you have the time), try making common cream soups at home! Here are two recipes to get you started.

Homemade cream of chicken soup
½ cup chicken broth
½ cup milk
2-4 tablespoons of flour
salt to taste

Homemade cream of mushroom soup
½ cup vegetable or chicken broth
½ cup milk
2-4 tablespoons of flour
½ cup finely chopped mushrooms
salt to taste

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Crock Comparisons


Wondering why you are boiling on low, or why that recipe didn’t come out quite right? Slow cookers are like any other kitchen appliance, you need to get to know how they cook so that you can adjust the way you cook in them. During  our Crockin’ Monday Test Kitchen Video (watch here) we tested the same recipe in different crocks. Check out the results below of our crockin’ experiment.

Crockin’ Pizza

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Crockin’ Essential Ingredients


Make dinner in a snap with these essential ingredients we pretty much keep in our pantry and fridge all the time.  They help us make a variety of recipes. And we make it even easier with this print off with recipes you can make with 5 ingredients or Less!! Print here.

Get your crock on!

Diced Tomatoes
Frozen Chicken Breast
Jar of Salsa
Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
2-3 Bags frozen veggies
Whole Wheat Tortillas
Shredded Cheese
Garlic (fresh cloves or refrigerated jar)
Taco Seasonings
Canned Beans
BBQ Sauce
Ranch Dressing Mix
Cream of Chicken
Can Corn

Meat Loaf Made Simple


This week we crocked two meat loaf recipes in our Crockin’ Monday video. This all-American meal is great for those meat lovers in your family. To make it even easier, try putting the recipe in mini foil loaf pans for your hubby to take to work or even cupcake liners to make dinner fun and different for the little mouths at the table. Enjoy y’all!