Archive for 2013

Summer Time Crockin’!


The New York Times’  Mark Bittman is a fan of summertime crockin’! Check out his article about the benefits of crockin’ when the temperature is getting hot, hot, hot!

From the Pantry


One of the great things about crockin’ is the chance to be creative! It’s fun to just open up the pantry, start throwin’ things together, and discover a new recipe or two! To do this though, it’s important to keep some essentials in the pantry. Here’s a list of key ingredients we find helpful when it comes to making  a variety of recipes. Keep these on hand and you’ll find crockin’ just became even easier!

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Rotel
  • Canned Beans (pinto, black, ranch-style)
  • Cream of Chicken
  • Cream of Mushroom
  • Cheese Soup
  • Stock/Broth
  • Canned Corn
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Jar of Salsa
  • Jar of Spaghetti Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Noodles/Pasta
  • Rice
  • Variety of Tortillas
  • Velveeta
  • Garlic (fresh cloves or refrigerated jar)
  • Taco Seasonings
  • Italian Dressing Mix
  • Onion Soup Mix
  • Ranch Dressing Mix
  • Gravy Mix
  • Potatoes
  • Onion
  • Variety of Spices and Herbs


Here are FIVE Recipes that are made easier with a well-stocked pantry:

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Creamy Italian Chicken

Beef Stroganoff

Most Amazing Pork Chops Ever

Simply Tasty Chicken


25 Crockin’ Recipes for Valentine’s Day!


We LOVE Valentine’s Day but hate the crowds and waiting forever at a restaurant. This day should be about spending time with those you love not waiting an hour to be seated!  We’ve come up with a list of some of our favorites that will help you have a relaxing and romantic evening with your special someone. XOXO

Main Dish
Mushroom and Onion Steak Dinner
Tilapia with Garlic Cream Sauce and Asparagus
Lemon Pepper Tilapia with Asparagus
Crockin’ Lasagna
Salisbury Steak
Gold Medal Ribs
Jaci’s Caribbean Chicken
Angel Chicken
London Broil
Chicken Marsala
Balsamic Chicken
Blue Cheese Flank Steak
Triple C

Side Dishes
Spinach Artichoke Dip
Freshly Baked Artisan Bread
Crockin’ Carrots
Sweet Green Beans
Baked Potatoes
Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Cheery Cherry Dessert
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Lazy Lemon Delight
Sopapilla Cheesecake
Turtle Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Lava Cake


35 Favorite Slow Cooker Recipes


Over the last year we’ve crocked a lot of delicious recipes! Our cookbook has over 150 slow cooker recipes that we personally tasted and tested and continue to make weekly. We also have new recipes we develop weekly for our Crockin’ Monday Videos. We thought it was time we added some of these recipes to our ever growing favorites list. For the full list, visit the  FAVORITES recipe category. Get to Crockin’ y’all!

Main Dish:
Taco Stew

French Dip Sandwiches

Meatball Subs

Chicken in a Hurry

Seasoned Ribs

King Ranch Chicken

Chicken Fajitas

New Year’s White Chicken Chili

Cabbage Patch Soup

Little Meats and Gravy

Beef Stroganoff
White Spaghetti
Chicken Tortilla Soup

For the full list, visit the  FAVORITES recipe category.