Archive for 2013

Getting in Shape


Hey y’all! I had a lot of questions earlier this week about what I am doing to get in shape, so here it goes! I am not a hardcore dieter or workout fanatic, but I like to go at a steady pace and still enjoy myself with food and fun!

When Crockin’ Girls first started up my baby girl was just over three months old. Between carrying around some of my baby weight and the craziness of the Crockin’ whirlwind we were in, I couldn’t even think about taking time for myself to get back in shape! This past September when Stella was about 16 months old, I was finally ready to get back into my groove! Here are some of the changes I have made:

Slow Cooker Liner Love


What’s easier than slow cooking? Slow cooking with a liner! Yes, really there are liners made by Reynolds that can fit into 3 and 6.5 quart slow cookers to make clean up a breeze. We started using these when making desserts and traditional casseroles, but they work for any recipe; and well, they really take the work out of cooking. Your crock may miss it’s spa day soaking in the sink, but you won’t miss all that scrubbing and scratching!
You may already use these liners, you ol’ pro, and know how easy they make clean up, but if you haven’t get out there and get ’em (p.s. there’s a printable coupon on their website) They’re the best thing since … crockin’ of course!

Oh and p.s. watch our segment on Fox Good Day in Atlanta where we used liners to make simple sides and introduced the host to our love of the liner!

Easy Meatball Subs


It doesn’t get any easier or tastier than this! When you’re looking to feed your family on the fly or need an idea for a easy group gathering try this simple recipe and you’re set to go! We also have many more meatball recipes HERE that you can make into sub sandwiches.

1 (32-ounce) bag fully cooked, frozen Italian meatballs
1 jar spaghetti sauce (sometimes add in a little more sauce or some tomato sauce if necessary)
8 Sub rolls
1 package sliced provolone and Swiss

Cook on low for 4-6 hours or high for 3 hours. Serve on wheat or white sub rolls with your choice of cheese. Makes about 6-8 subs.

Easy Slow Cooker Freezer Meals


In our new Crockin’ Monday video we prepared two recipes that you can freeze and then crock in your slow cooker. It’s great for those who are out of time to prep in the morning or others who need longer cook times. Find a full list of Freezer Meals here. Here are some tips for getting through organized through Crockin’!

  • TAKE TWO – Double your recipe, crock one for dinner and freeze the other half. Or while you’re preparing the recipe bag half the ingredients to mix and freeze. That way it’s in the slow cooker for days when you’re strapped f