Tag Archives: crock pot

Slow Cooker Cornbread

This slow cooker cornbread recipe makes preparing cornbread easy without the use of an oven, and it only takes 10 minutes to prep!

This slow cooker cornbread recipe makes preparing cornbread easy without the use of an oven, and it only takes 10 minutes to prep!

With chili and soup season in full swing, I felt like it was time to introduce a new cornbread recipe to dip in, crumble on and serve with all of those deliciously warm soups and chilis!

Now I know that you all are familiar with making soups and chilis in the slow cooker, but have you ever made slow cooker cornbread? It’s so easy, frees up space in the oven and makes a perfectly moist cornbread in no time at all!

If you’re oven is full of turkey, stuffing and brussels sprouts this Thanksgiving, how are you going to bake your cornbread? That’s right, in the slow cooker!

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Slow Cooker Chorizo Corn Chili

Chorizo sausage & corn chili is a spicy, flavorful slow cooker recipe, easily whipped up with only 15 minutes of prep & perfect for cool fall & winter days!

Chorizo sausage and corn chili is a spicy, flavorful slow cooker recipe, perfect for cool fall and winter days!

It’s a rainy, cool day in San Diego, which means it’s finally starting to feel like fall, and when it comes to recipes, nothing says fall to me more than a big bowl of chili!

During the fall and winter months growing up in Oklahoma, my Mom would put on a crock pot of chili once a week, I loved smelling the delicious aromas from the chili when I arrived home from school!

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Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs

Turkey meatballs are slow cooked in Thai peanut sauce, then served over rice & topped with fresh cilantro, carrots & peanuts in this tasty rice bowl recipe!

Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs

Earlier this week, I was dreaming of my favorite Thai Peanut Sauce, and thinking of new recipes that I could incorporate the sauce into. During this dreaming/brainstorming process, I was also cooking up Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs for the Cox Smart Home event I was catering and Snapchatting live from this week.

That’s when I got the idea for Slow Cooker Thai Peanut Turkey Meatballs!

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Crock Pot Brownies

Crock Pot Brownies are an easy way to bake up a delicious dessert without the use of an oven, throw in a Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirl for a festive fall treat!

Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Crock Pot Brownies

Tomorrow, tomorrow, fall is finally here tomorrow!

You guessed it, the first day of fall is… tomorrow, but I won’t lie, for the past two weeks I’ve totally been cheating and eating everything apple, pumpkin and squash I could get my hands on! I also may or may not have also been trying to rock boots, scarves and sweaters even though it’s totally still 80 degrees outside! 😉

What can I say, fall is my favorite time of the year and I couldn’t wait to start sharing all of my favorite fall recipes on Instagram, like Apple Butternut Squash Bruschetta & Pumpkin Chili, as well as introducing new fall favorites on the blog, like these Pumpkin Cheesecake Swirled Crock Pot Brownies!

I mean, what says fall more that pumpkin, baking and a slow cooker!

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Slow Cooker Smoked Chipotle Brisket Tacos

Brisket Tacos are slow cooked in a smokey chipotle rub and stout beer, shredded and served in tortillas with Roasted Corn Salsa & Creamy Chipotle Sauce.

Smoked Chipotle Brisket Tacos Recipe

Oh hey there! Happy Taco Tuesday!

I recently asked my Facebook friends to share the first thing they thought of when they thought of my blog, and one of my friends said TACOS!

I had to laugh, because it is totally true, I do share a lot of taco recipes!

And this recipe for brisket tacos is definitely a new favorite!

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Slow Cooker Peach BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

In this delicious pulled pork recipe, a pork shoulder is slow cooked in homemade peach bbq sauce, shredded and made into sandwiches for a scrumptious lunch or dinner!

Slow Cooked Peach BBQ Pulled Pork Sandwich

Last summer I created a Grilled Peach Balsamic BBQ Chicken Recipe, and for months after, I dreamed about that sauce, that sweet, smokey, flavorful sauce that you basically just want to eat with a spoon!

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Turkey Taco Soup

Cheesy Turkey Taco Soup Recipe

It’s August y’all, and with that comes back-to-school for my friends with kids!

Since I don’t have kids myself, whenever I’m brainstorming back-to-school recipes, I think of the things that I liked eating as a kid, and my Mom liked making.

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Crock-Pot® Crock-Squad Party Recipes

Crock Pot Dessert Fruit Taco Cups

Alright y’all, it’s time for a moment of honesty here, I’m totally obsessed with Crock-­Pot® Slow Cookers! Yes, it’s true, I am now the proud owner of SIX Crock-­Pot® Slow Cookers! I literally own a Crock-­Pot® Slow Cooker from the 80’s, a Crock-­Pot® Slow Cooker from the 90’s and now four Crock-­Pot® Slow Cookers from this decade, and no, I’m not giving any of them up, no matter how many times my boyfriend tells me it’s ridiculous to have so many Crock-­Pot® Slow Cookers! 😉

For every party I throw, I cook up at least one, usually three or four recipes in my Crock-­Pot® Slow Cookers. Slow cooking for parties allows me to prep everything the night before, or the morning of the party, then let the Crock-­Pot® Slow Cookers do all of the work while I enjoy the party!

My Superbowl party is the perfect example of this. Each year, I prep 4-5 Crock-­Pot® Slow Cookers the night before with different meats, slow cook them overnight, then set up a taco bar for the party, which means people can eat whenever they would like and I get to watch the game!

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Crock-­Pot® Slow Cooker Carnitas Tostadas

Slow Cooker Carnitas Tacos Recipe

Is there really anything better than Fridays in the summer? How about Fridays in the summer that also include Carnitas Tostadas?! Yes, those Fridays are the best Fridays & that Friday is today!

Could I mention the word Friday anymore? Friday Friday Friday! Yes, I’m super excited that it’s Friday and I’m super excited for beach picnics this weekend and catching up with friends and enjoying the super lovely summer we’re having in San Diego, all with a side of Carnitas Tostadas!

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Crock-­Pot® Slow Cooker Green Chili Queso Dip

Slow Cooker Green Chili Queso Dip Recipe

If you thought about putting your Crock-­Pot® Slow Cooker away for the summer, think again!  Summer is the perfect time to use a slow cooker because it eliminates the need to turn on the oven and heat up your entire house.

Today, I’m sharing a delicious new recipe twist on queso dip, with no velvetta or rotel required!

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Beef Ragu Lasagna

Beef Ragu Lasagna Recipe

Well hello everyone and happy Friday!

Just a few hours ago, I landed back home in San Diego after 4 whirlwind days in NYC!

I was meeting with PR agencies, TV corporations, publishing and tech companies, which means, yes, exciting new opportunities will be announced very soon!

In the mean time, you can check out behind-the-scenes action and sneak peeks of the exciting news on Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter!

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Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Alfredo

Crock Pot Buffalo Chicken Alfredo Recipe

It’s Fri-Yay, and I couldn’t be more excited to introduce this new recipe just in time for the weekend!

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Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Cumin Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Cilantro Lime Cumin Chicken Tacos Recipe

Last weekend I joined my friends at Litehouse Foods to serve up tacos & cocktails at their booth at the Natural Products Expo in Anaheim.

I had so much fun meeting their team, trying new products and sharing this super simple taco recipe with the thousands of attendees at the expo!

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Slow Cooker Coffee Guinness Brisket

Coffee Guinness Brisket Sandwich Recipe

One of my all time favorite recipes is Coffee Crusted Tri Tip with Balsamic Stout Reduction. The boyfriend and I made it for Valentine’s Day, and with the leftovers, he made sandwiches for lunch, which gave me the idea for this recipe!

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8 Crock Pot Recipes To Satisfy Your Taco Cravings

Taco Crock Pot Recipes

If your most-used emoji is the taco, your favorite day of the week is Taco Tuesday and you’ve ever used the phrase “tacos are bae”, this post is for you!

These 8 tasty crock pot recipes will feed your taco cravings while also making it possible to live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday!

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Slow Cooker Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya

Slow Cooker Jambalaya Recipe

Mardi Gras is coming up in less than a week, and all I can think about is jambalaya, beignets and gumbo!

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Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs

In this easy recipe, Swedish Meatballs are slow cooked in a delicious sauce, then served as an appetizer or over pasta for dinner.

Slow Cooker Swedish Meatballs Recipe

Where do my recipe ideas come from? A question I am asked quite regularly, and to be honest, I always answer the same, the ideas come from everywhere!

Sometimes it’s recipe inspiration from a restaurant, or recent trip, sometimes it’s a recipe twist on an old family favorite, and sometimes, it’s a direct request from the boyfriend, i.e. Swedish Meatballs!

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Slow Cooker Taco Macaroni and Cheese

Slow Cooker Taco Macaroni and Cheese

Today I’m combining 3 of my favorite things in life, the almighty slow cooker, tacos and macaroni and cheese!

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Slow Cooker Mexican Egg Casserole

Slow Cooker Mexican Egg Casserole Recipe

Happy 2016 everyone!! I’m so excited for the new year, new adventures, and of course, to introduce you all to delicious new recipes!

In 2015 the 10 most popular new recipes on the blog consisted of two gluten free Chinese favorites, three slow cooker recipes, two salads, Greek tacos, and two vegetarian recipes!

I counted down the Top 10 on Instagram, so you can check out all of the new recipes that made the cut there!

In 2016, I’d love to hear what new recipes YOU would like to see on WhitneyBond.com! More slow cooker, gluten free or vegetarian recipes? One pot meals, recipes with 5 ingredients or less, quick and easy recipes? You tell me! Comment below and let me know what new recipes you’re looking for in the new year!

To start the ball rolling, I’m sharing a new version of one of the most popular recipes of 2015 on WhitneyBond.com, Greek Eggs Crockpot Breakfast Casserole. This time, I put a Mexican spin on the recipe, while still keeping it simple, gluten free and vegetarian.

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Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stuffing

Let this delicious sweet potato stuffing recipe slow cook while preparing your Thanksgiving meal, leaving extra space in the oven & saving you time!

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Stuffing Recipe

Welcome to “Thanksgiving Week” on WhitneyBond.com where I’ll be sharing 5 new recipes to get you ready for the big dinner next week!

The line up goes a little something like this:

Seriously, my mouth just started watering thinking about all of these delicious recipes I got to chow down on last week, and I’m so excited to share them with you all!

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Sriracha Honey Pulled Pork Tacos

Slow Cooker Sriracha Honey Pulled Pork Tacos Recipe

On a scale of 1-10 of how much I love tacos, I’d have to save that I’m at about a 12!

When I was 18 years old, I moved to Southern California from Oklahoma and quickly realized that Mexican food in Oklahoma was very different than Mexican food in California!

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Chipotle Chicken Tortilla Soup

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Now that I’m back in school in the evenings, I’ve been trying to come up with recipes that I can easily take and microwave in our sweet little break room for dinner.

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Buffalo Crock Pot Mac And Cheese

Buffalo Crock Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe

Now that football season is in full swing, I’m all about the “game day grub”! When it comes down to my favorite recipes to make while watching football, I’m a big fan of anything you can put in the crock pot, and anything you can add buffalo sauce to!

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Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers

Slow Cooker Italian Stuffed Peppers

It’s the first day of fall y’all! Time to bust out the slow cooker and start making some new fall recipe favorites!

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Slow Cooker Mushroom Ragu

Slow Cooked Vegetarian Mushroom Ragu Recipe

With fall peeking right around the corner, I decided to take my most popular slow cooker recipe, Beef Ragu, and make it vegetarian & vegan friendly!

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Slow Cooker Chicken Mole Tacos

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole Tacos

I LOVE mole sauce! A slightly spicy, slightly sweet sauce made with tons of peppers, spices and CHOCOLATE, what’s not to love?!

The one thing that I don’t love about mole sauce is how much time it takes to make. Last week I set out on a mission to create an easier mole sauce recipe that takes way less time to make, yet is still totally delicious!

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Chipotle Maple Shredded Chicken Sliders

Slow Cooked Chipotle Maple Shredded Chicken Slider Recipe

Today is the 1st of September, which means football season starts in just 5 days!!!

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Slow Cooked Chipotle Apple BBQ Brisket Sandwich

Chipotle Apple BBQ Brisket Sandwich Recipe

It’s hard for me to put into words how much I love this new recipe!

Like, I want to describe it, but when I try, the word yum just keeps coming out very loudly with a bunch of mmmm’s on the end! 😉

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Slow Cooked Blackberry Jalapeño Pulled Pork Tacos

Blackberry Jalapeno Pulled Pork Tacos

A couple of years ago I combined blackberries and jalapeños for the first time in a margarita recipe, and it was a match made in heaven!

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Slow Cooked Rosemary Tri Tip French Dip

Slow Cooked Rosemary Tri Tip French Dip Recipe

As a full time, recipe developing, food blogger extraordinaire, one of my jobs is to try new restaurants for recipe inspiration (tough job I know 😉 )

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Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos

Chicken breasts are slow cooked in a delicious Korean BBQ sauce, shredded and added to tortillas in this scrumptious taco recipe topped with Asian slaw!

Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Chicken Tacos

This sauce y’alll!!!! Seriously, that’s all I have to say.

Ok, maybe I have a few more things to say 😉

I was recently on a flight with no WiFi (I know, the blasphemy!) so I busted out my handy little notepad and actually WROTE new recipe ideas out with pen and paper… it was like a flashback to 1999!

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Slow Cooked Tacos Al Pastor

Slow Cooked Tacos Al Pastor Recipe

Tacos, one of my three favorite food groups, the others being cheese and pizza, of course 😉

Tacos Al Pastor, one of my brothers favorite kind of tacos, and a recipe that he’s been requesting on LLB for a while now!

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Slow Cooked Pork Ragu

This Pork Ragu recipe is slow cooked in Italian herbs, red wine and tomato sauce for a delicious meaty dish, perfect served with pasta or polenta.

Slow Cooked Pork Ragu Recipe

Many of you who read the blog regularly know about the crazy popularity of the Slow Cooked Beef Ragu recipe that I created last fall.

After appearing several times on The Huffington Post, this recipe has gone totally viral and I totally love that! It’s one of my favorite recipes that I’ve made several times and will continue to make over and over again.

That being said, I decided to put my own little twist on the dish wish slightly different herbs and substituting lean pork tenderloin for the beef.

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Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Meatballs

Slow Cooked Korean BBQ Meatballs

A few months ago I had my first real Korean BBQ experience at an authentic Korean restaurant with a Korean family, like no one spoke English and I had no idea what I was eating half the time, lol!

My bestie PK is Korean, his family was in town visiting and they invited me to come along for the real Korean BBQ experience.

My mind… or should I say my taste buds… were blown!

The smell and taste of the flavorful meats and sauces were out of this world!

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Slow Cooked Beef Barbacoa

Slow cooked beef barbacoa is an easy, gluten free meal to make at home and perfect for adding to tacos, tostadas, nachos or eggs!

Slow Cooked Beef Barbacoa Recipe

About 10 weeks ago I released a recipe for Slow Cooked Beef Ragu. It was a recipe inspired by one of my favorite dishes at Davanti, an Italian restaurant in my neighborhood.

About 8 weeks later, that dish was named one of The Best Recipes That Came From Food Bloggers in 2014 on Huffington Post.

Say whaaaaat?!? I couldn’t believe my eyes! I mean, I loved the recipe, yes. I’ve had many friends and fans of the blog make the recipe at home and love it, but for it to make that list was truly an honor and one of my proudest moments to date as a food blogger!

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Slow Cooked White Chicken Chili

Healthy White Chicken Chili Recipe

Living in San Diego, we have a very interesting view of what “cold weather” is, but last week parts of northeast San Diego actually saw SNOW, which is practically unheard of in San Diego!

On New Years Eve I flew back to San Diego after spending the holidays in Oklahoma with my family. I planned on returning home from the 19 degree temperatures of Oklahoma to 75 and sunny in San Diego… that was not quite the case.

It was definitely “San Diego cold” meaning below 50 degrees at night, which meant it was time for me to whip up something warm to eat!

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Orange Bourbon Crock Pot Turkey Breast

Orange Bourbon Crock Pot Turkey Breast

In a food bloggers life, as soon as one holiday hits, it’s time to start preparing recipes for the next! After Halloween, immediately comes Thanksgiving, after Thanksgiving, immediately comes Christmas, and so on and so forth!

Before the leftover Thanksgiving turkey was even out of the fridge, I began brainstorming ideas for Christmas turkey recipes.

I went to my Facebook friends with a few ideas, and I had an overwhelming response for this Orange Bourbon Turkey Breast!

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Crock Pot Three Bean Taco Vegan Chili

Crock Pot Three Bean Vegan Chili

Right now, if you’re anywhere in the country besides Southern California or Florida, I’m guessing you’re cold! With the onslaught of chilly fall weather this week, what better time to turn “Taco Tuesday” into Taco Chili Tuesday 😉 Read the full post here!

Crock Pot Pumpkin Apple Monkey Bread

Crock Pot Pumpkin Apple Monkey Bread

It’s day two of “Thanksgiving Week” on LLB, and today I’m not focusing on the main meal, the big shebang, the winner winner turkey dinner, instead I’m introducing you to an amazing new recipe for the most important meal of the day, breakfast! Read the full post here!

Mexican Chipotle Sweet Potato Casserole

Mexican Chipotle Sweet Potato Casserole

There’s nothing I love more than a delicious slow cooked one pot meal that’s super easy to make and super healthy… which is why I’m totally obsessed with this new dish!

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Slow Cooked Beef Ragu

This slow cooked gluten free beef ragu recipe has a ton of flavor with only a few, simple ingredients, perfect served with pasta or polenta!

Slow Cooked Beef Ragu

I’ve been quite excited to make this recipe for some time now and last week it finally happened!

And O-M-G was it worth the wait! Literally top 5 recipes I’ve ever made (and that’s saying a lot since there are over 600 recipes on the blog!!)

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Chipotle Stout Crock Pot Chili

Chipotle Stout Chili Recipe

Is October “National Chili Month” because if it isn’t, I think it should be!

Ok, just verified, Food.com says National Chili Month is October 14th… um what?  Wait, isn’t that a day, not a month? I’m a little confused, so I’m just going to use the powers vested in me (AKA my magical imaginary food blogging powers) to pronounce October, National Chili Month!

Yay, there we go, all settled 😉

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Healthy Greek Turkey Soup

Healthy Greek Turkey Soup

It’s the first day of fall, making it the perfect day to bust out the crock pot and cook up this seriously amazing soup!

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Pumpkin Pulled Pork

Pumpkin Pulled Pork Sandwich Recipe

Oh pumpkin season, you have arrived, and I am not upset about it at all!

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Coffee Crusted Balsamic Pulled Pork Tenderloin

Coffee Balsamic Pulled Pork Tenderloin Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

So I’ve totally been a little Crock Pot Crazy lately and I’m not upset about it at all!

Let me take a minute to break down my love of crock potting:

  1. Recipes are usually simple, just toss everything in the crock pot and let it do all of the work!
  2. Slow cooking gives food a ton of flavor!
  3. It makes the entire house smell amazing!
  4. And most importantly, dinner is ready and waiting for you!

Now I bet you’re ready to get Crock Pot Crazy with me, huh? 😉

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Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Tortilla Lasagna

I know that it’s back to school time for a lot of families, and that’s why I’ve created this super simple and delicious new crock pot recipe!

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Greek Eggs Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

Greek Crockpot Breakfast Casserole

I was lucky enough to spend this Father’s Day with my Dad.  With him living in Oklahoma, and me living in San Diego, we don’t usually get to spend Father’s Day together.

This year it worked out for him & my Mom to take their summer trip to San Diego over Father’s Day weekend, so of course I decided to throw him a brunch!

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Crock Pot Thai Beef Sliders

Crock Pot Thai Beef Sliders

Summer is officially here, yay for pool parties, BBQ’s, beach bonfires and most importantly, lots and lots of grilling!

To kick off the summer here at Little Leopard Book, I’m launching a summer-long Instagram contest, pairing up two of my summer favorites on the grill, Sliders and Skewers.

Whether you’re a fan of food on a stick or food on a miniature bun, they’re both delicious and they’re both perfect for summer cooking and grilling!

Sliders vs Skewers Instagram Contest

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Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

Slow Cooked Sweet and Sour Pork Tenderloin

Last week I was in Oklahoma visiting my family and decided to make my Slow Cooked Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tenderloin Tacos. I knew this was an easy recipe that I could put in the crock pot in the morning and the family could eat for dinner that evening.

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Stuffed Peppers

Cilantro Lime Chicken Stuffed Peppers

If you’ve been thinking that there’s a “healthy trend” going on this week on LLB, then you would be correct! After all of the cheesy dips for Superbowl and sugary sweets for Valentine’s Day, I decided that it was time to take a turn for the healthy this week on LLB!

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Massaman Curry Crock Pot Chicken

Massaman Curry Crock Pot Chicken



A big thank you goes out to my brother, Tyler Bond, for inspiring me to make this recipe!  I tried Massaman Curry for the first time when he ordered Thai take out while I was visiting him in Washington DC in November.

One bite and I was hooked!

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Black Bean Quinoa Taco Soup

Quinoa Taco Soup



I couldn’t think of a more perfect recipe to share on Meatless Monday than this Black Bean Quinoa Taco Soup! This soup is not only vegetarian, it’s also vegan… and most importantly, it’s so delicious!

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Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin Tacos and Sliders

Crock Pot Chipotle Pulled Pork Tacos

Today is a trifecta of awesomeness: it’s Taco Tuesday, Two-Fer Tuesday and it’s the first day of October, which also means it’s the first day of “Porktober”! And to top it all off, I’ve got a GREAT giveaway in this post for all of you… so I guess you could say it’s actually a SUPERFECTA of awesomeness!

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Italian Baked Potato Soup

Italian Baked Potato SoupFor my Housewarming party last weekend  I went with a new menu planning approach.  I went to the grocery store with no list, no ideas and simply let the ingredients do the planning for me.

I arrived home with two giant bags of potatoes. Potatoes are an excellent way to feed a lot of people on a budget. One three-pound bag of potatoes was $.99.  You just don’t see those kind of prices anymore!

Then it was time to decide what I was going to do with those potatoes! I knew I wanted to make a couple of crockpot recipes for the party as they’re easy to put on in the morning and ready when guests arrive. That was when I got the idea for baked potato soup.  Of course it had to be Italian style as that was the theme of the party!

Italian Baked Potato Soup

The result was a creamy, rich, flavorful soup that would be perfect for upcoming fall evenings and cold winter weekends!

Italian Baked Potato Soup IngredientsIngredients

  • 3 lbs potatoes
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 10 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp rosemary
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup diced pancetta
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • ½ cup parmesan cheese

Start by dicing the potatoes into cubes.

Italian Baked Potato Soup RecipeNext, add the potatoes, onions and garlic into the crock pot.

Italian Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Then pour in the chicken stock.  There should be just enough chicken stock to cover the potatoes.

Italian Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Next add in the thyme and rosemary.

Italian Baked Potato Soup Recipe

Cook on high for 4-5 hours or until potatoes are soft when poked with a fork.

Ladle out 2 cups of the chicken stock.

Italian Baked Potato Soup RecipePour in the milk, sour cream and butter and blend with an immersion blender or hand mixer.

Italian Baked Potato Soup RecipeStir in the mozzarella, parmesan and pancetta.

Italian Baked Potato Soup RecipeCook on low for an additional 2 hours.

Italian Baked Potato Soup Recipe

This is one of those recipes that makes the whole house smell like rosemary thyme amazingness!

Italian Baked Potato SoupLets zoom in…

Italian Baked Potato Soup

… then dig in!

Italian Baked Potato Soup

♣ Vegetarian Option: Omit the pancetta and replace the chicken stock with vegetable stock to make this recipe vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Pumpkin Chili

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili is the perfect gluten free fall recipe combining tons of spices and flavor for a delicious dinner, requiring only 15 minutes of prep!

Pumpkin Chili Recipe

Oh my poor neglected blog 🙁 Mr Rodas, the math professor I like to refer to as the “Grim Reaper”, does not realize that his 40 hours a week of pre-calc homework is affecting more than just those 15 dwindled down suckers still left in the class after the first two exams created by the math devil himself! It’s affecting the thousands of my loyal blog followers that have not gotten to enjoy my witty sense of humor, delectable recipes or insight into my favorite things for an entire week! But no need to worry, I’ve made my grand entrance back into the blogosphere with an AMAZING new recipe for you all to enjoy in this, my favorite, fall season!!!

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