If you’ve ever been to a BBQ at my parents house in Oklahoma or my house in San Diego, there’s a 99.9% chance you’ve tried my Dad’s Famous Baked Beans. After dozens of requests for the recipe, I decided it was time I finally shared his recipe on the blog!
It’s simple. Nothing fancy here. Just good ol’ southern bbq baked beans!
His secret ingredient? Ground mustard! When cooked in the sauce of the baked beans it adds a delicious flavor to the dish.
This no-fuss recipe can be baked in the oven, cooked in a slow cooker or smoked on a smoker. Whatever is easiest for you, do that! If I’m making the beans to pair with a dinner like my Dad’s Famous Captain Crunch Fried Chicken, I cook them in the oven.
When I’m hosting a party or BBQ, I toss them in the crock pot so that people can eat them throughout the party. If I’m outside smoking meats, I cook them in a cast iron dutch oven right on the smoker next to my meat.
This recipe serves 4-6 people but is easy to double or triple for a bigger group. I highly recommend making more than you think you’ll need, because I’m telling you right now, people go crazy for these baked beans!
Slow Cooker Kale Turkey Soup is made with white beans and lean ground turkey. It’s a healthy, gluten free recipe that’s easy to make in a crock pot!
Crock pot soups are my jam! They’re so easy to toss together in the morning and such a delicious dinner to come home to!
Taco Soup is one of my childhood favorites, that I continue to make over and over again! And Kurt requests this French Onion Meatball Soup almost every week. But when it comes to a soup that’s light and flavorful, this Turkey Kale Soup is my go-to!
Lean ground turkey, fresh kale, diced onions and cannellini beans keep this soup light and healthy. While oregano, fennel seeds, garlic, salt and pepper add delicious flavor!
Serving this soup with a warm and crusty baguette for dipping is totally optional, but highly recommended!
Greek food is a type of Mediterranean cuisine and therefore focuses on fresh vegetables, olive oil, pasta and herbs. You’ll find lemon juice, oregano, onions and tomatoes in most greek dishes, including this Greek Turkey Soup!
A serving of this soup is only 461 calories and packs in 44 grams of protein! And one serving can easily be eaten as a meal.
This soup is delicious reheated. Toss it in the crockpot on Sunday or Monday, then eat it throughout the week for a healthy, delicious meal!
Vegetables, eggs and feta cheese are combined in this easy, healthy, vegetarian and gluten free Greek Crockpot Breakfast Casserole recipe! This low carb dish is perfect for meal prep to eat throughout the week. It’s also a great brunch recipe for a crowd!
I love brunch! So much so that I have a group of friends nicknamed the “SBC: Sunday Brunch Crew”. I love making brunch and going out to brunch. In my world, if the question is brunch, the answer is always yes!
I’ve made so many brunch recipes over the years that it’s impossible to pick a favorite. This Meatloaf Hash definitely ranks up there though!
Korean BBQ meatballs are made with a combination of ground beef & ground pork, then slow cooked in a crock pot in a scrumptious Korean BBQ Sauce for a totally tasty recipe!
Ever since my bestie PK introduced me to Korean BBQ, I’ve been hooked!
Korean BBQ is all about the marinades and sauces. Luckily for you, I’m sharing the most delicious Korean BBQ sauce recipe, along with this meatball recipe! The sauce is sweet and spicy and really easy to make!
I sous vide Korean BBQ Short Ribs, then poured the sauce over the short ribs. You can also pour the sauce over ground beef to make easy Korean BBQ Beef Bowls. Seriously, I can’t get enough of this scrumptious sauce!
Buffalo sauce adds a kick of flavor to this Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo recipe! The delicious sauce, chicken & pasta all cook together in a slow cooker for an easy meal!
There’s nothing I love more than a slow cooker recipe where everything cooks together in a slow cooker! That’s why I updated this classic blog recipe with a few tweaks and improvements, so now you can ditch the extra pots and pans and make this entire recipe in a slow cooker!
Fresh squeezed orange juice & bourbon make a delicious glaze on this super easy crock pot turkey breast recipe, great for Thanksgiving or dinner any time of the year!
Two simple ways to make cooking a turkey so much easier:
Cook a turkey breast instead of a whole turkey.
Make it in a slow cooker!
This is seriously the easiest turkey recipe you’ll ever make! You can simplify your Thanksgiving dinner by making this recipe, add it to your Christmas menu, or prepare it anytime of the year for a delicious and simple dinner.
The best Chicken Nachos are loaded up with shredded chicken, tomatoes, chilies, beans & spices all cooked together in an easy crockpot recipe!
Nachos are my jam! They combine crispy tortilla chips, with delicious toppings and lots of cheese, what’s not to love?!
Nachos are the perfect appetizer to share with all of your friends on game day, but can also be made for a Mexican Fiesta dinner during the week.
I’ve become known for my supremely loaded nachos at parties. It all started with these Ultimate Pulled Pork Nachos. I then made the Ultimate Low Carb Nachos on mini peppers instead of tortilla chips for all of my friends looking for a healthier nacho option.
Today I present Crockpot Chicken Nachos. Another totally loaded nacho recipe, made with scrumptious, slow cooked nacho chicken!
The chicken couldn’t be easier to make in a crock pot. It only takes 5 minutes ahead of time to prep, then the slow cooker does the rest of the work!
The best black pepper beef and broccoli recipe is made in a crockpot with a delicious Chinese black pepper sauce, then tossed with noodles for a simple slow cooker meal that only takes 10 minutes of prep time!
It’s hard to pick the best dish at Tasty Noodle House, our favorite Chinese restaurant in San Diego, but their Black Pepper Beef & Noodles is definitely in the top 3!
I decided to slow cook the beef in the Chinese black pepper sauce, so that the beef would be extremely tender, with a deep, rich flavor. There’s also no need to marinate the meat, as it cooks in the sauce for hours, so it soaks in all of the sauce!
The great thing is, you can set it and forget it, then toss the noodles and broccoli in at the end.
The sauce will cook the noodles right in the crock pot and the broccoli will be steamed in the slow cooker, so there’s no need for extra pots or pans!
The best four ingredient Slow Cooker Sausage Balls recipe is so easy to make! It’s the perfect party appetizer for Super Bowl, holidays, tailgate food or anytime! They’re also gluten free and low carb, at under 1 carbohydrate each!
There’s nothing I love more than a great slow cooker recipe with buffalo sauce!
I’m constantly receiving requests to bring these sausage balls to parties. I’m happy to oblige because they’re seriously so easy to make and always a hit! I pop them in my “Cook and Carry” Crock Pot with a locking lid. This makes transporting them to a party so easy!
No need to head to Chipotle when you can make mouth-watering beef barbacoa at home in a crock pot! This easy recipe is perfect for adding to tacos, burritos, tostadas, nachos or even eggs for breakfast!
This recipe for Pasta Fagioli soup is a delicious, gluten free copycat of the Olive Garden favorite. It’s easily made in a slow cooker or Instant Pot!
Growing up in Oklahoma, we’d drive to “the city” AKA Oklahoma City to go to Olive Garden on special occasions. (Because we fancy like that! 😉 ) My favorite thing was their pasta fagioli soup and breadsticks.
The soup name translates to “pasta and beans”, which means it’s usually not gluten free. If you switch out traditional pasta for gluten free pasta, then you’ve got a delicious gluten free spin on a classic Italian soup!
Whether you’re roasting a whole turkey or just a turkey breast for the holiday, I’m totally obsessed with the Oven Ready Turkey’s from Jennie-O, they make the main course the easiest part of the meal!
For this recipe, I’m helping you free up some oven space by cooking the turkey breast in a slow cooker. This recipe couldn’t be easier! In just 5 minutes, prep it in the slow cooker, then set it aside and forget about it while you make the rest of your Thanksgiving meal!
In this scrumptious recipe for Dr Pepper Pulled Pork Sliders, lean pork tenderloin is covered in a delicious spice rub, slow cooked in a Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce, then shredded & served on Hawaiian rolls.
In my world, there’s nothing better than simple slow cooker recipes. I’ve shared over 200 of them on the blog over the last 6 years and I’m always testing out new slow cooker recipes to share!
This Dr Pepper Pulled Pork recipe originally appeared alongside these Slow Cooker Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork Tacos in a blog post back in 2013, but with the popularity of both recipes, I decided they each deserved their own posts!
Slow Cooker Pulled Pork Tenderloin Chipotle Honey Tacos are a delicious and easy meal, perfect for weeknight dinners, game day or Taco Tuesday!
I first shared this recipe on the blog 4 years ago and it’s been one of the most popular recipes ever since. I decided it deserved some fancy new pictures and a video!
In addition to being totally Instagram-worthy, these tacos are so delicious! They’ve got smokey, sweet and spicy flavors going on in the chipotle honey pulled pork. They’re topped with creamy avocado and salty cotija cheese for the most perfect taco ever!
Garlic & herbs are rubbed on a beef chuck, then seared in bacon fat, placed in a crock pot & covered in red wine sauce for a tasty Slow Cooker Pot Roast!
While the rest of the country has had abnormally warm winter weather the last couple of weeks (I’m looking at you NYC & Chicago!) my lovely sunny San Diego has been drowning in rain for the last two weeks and much cooler than usual.
The one good thing about this “Freaky Friday” weather we’ve been having is busting out the winter slow cooker recipes to warm up!
I’ve been making everything from Spicy Chicken Enchilada Soup to Thai Peanut Meatballs to Slow Cooker Pot Roast to help get us through these brutally cold winter days in San Diego. (And by brutally cold, I mean lows in the 40s and highs in the 50s! 😉 )
A Make Your Own Taco Bar takes the hassle out of cooking while hosting a party & guests will love it! It’s perfect for Superbowl, birthday parties & more!
For as many years as I can remember, hosting a Super Bowl party has been a tradition at my house.
Since I love everything game day, from the game itself, to the commercials, to the delicious dips, chips and tacos that come with it, throwing a Super Bowl party has always seemed like the natural thing to do!
While I love to cook, (I think that’s pretty obvious by the whole food blogger thing! 😉 ) I don’t want to miss out on the touchdowns, puppy commercials or half time show by being in the kitchen all day, that’s why I started hosting the “Make Your Own Taco Bar” at my Superbowl Parties a few years ago.
This easy slow cooker recipe for Chicken Ragu takes only 10 minutes to prep, then slow cooks all day for a delicious dinner!
Well hello my friends and happy new year! Welcome to the first new recipe of 2017!
Who’s totally psyched for the new year? I know I am! I’ve got some exciting new projects for the new year including a web series, “29 Minute Meals” which premieres TOMORROW on YouTube, but you can watch the trailer right here, right now!
In 2017 I’ll be posting new recipes made in 29 minutes or less, in one pot or in a crock pot on the blog every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, with new episodes of “29 Minute Meals” premiering every Wednesday on my YouTube channel!
In case you weren’t counting, that’s four days of fun every single week in 2017!
A boneless pork loin is cooked in a delicious combination of chipotle, nutmeg, cloves, maple syrup & apple juice in a sous vide or slow cooker.
What started as a “what do we have in the refrigerator to put on pork loin?” meal, has ended up being one of my all time favorite recipes! The real game-changer in this recipe though, is the fact that it’s cooked in a sous vide!
I know, I know, I’ve been going on and on about how life-changing my sous vide is for almost three months now, but Pinterest totally backed me up last week! They released their Top 100 Trends for 2017 and Sous Vide was #2!
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 your 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!
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!
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!
This scrumptious crock pot dessert is made by filling easy, homemade taco cups with slow cooked summer fruit, vanilla ice cream and caramel syrup!
Alright y’all, it’s time for a moment of honesty here, I’m totally obsessed with slow cookers!
Yes, it’s true, I am now the proud owner of SIX slow cookers!
I literally own a slow cooker from the 80’s, a slow cooker from the 90’s and now four slow cookers from this decade! And no, I’m not giving any of them up, no matter how many times Kurt tells me it’s ridiculous to have so many slow cookers! 😉
For every party I throw, I cook up at least one, usually three or four recipes in my slow cooker. Slow cooking for parties allows me to prep everything the night before, then let the slow cooker 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 slow cookers the night before with different meats. Chipotle Honey Pulled Pork, Smoked Chipotle Brisket and Beef Barbacoa are always on the menu! I slow cook them overnight, then set up a taco bar for the party. This means people can eat whenever they would like and I get to watch the game!
This week I decided to put together the perfect summer crock pot fiesta, featuring an appetizer, entree and dessert, all made in crock pots!
In this recipe, a pork shoulder is slow cooked in herbs & spices, then shredded & pan fried to give it that delicious, crispy carnitas texture!
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!
Pepper jack & cream cheese are combined with fresh jalapeños, avocado & cilantro in this Slow Cooker Green Chili Queso Dip recipe, perfect as a side or snack!
If you thought about putting your Crock Pot 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!
Delicious Italian meatballs are slow cooked in a homemade marinara sauce with pasta for a scrumptious dinner that can easily feed the whole family!
If you regularly shop at Trader Joe’s, then I’m sure you have your favorite (or list of favorite) Trader Joe’s products. We all have them! My list includes their apricot stilton cheese, peanut butter granola bars and soy chorizo.
I recently found out that Kurt’s favorite item is their Mini Raviolis. Unlike most packaged raviolis that you find in the refrigerator section of the grocery store, Trader Joe’s sells theirs in the dry packaged pasta section.
The first time we ate them for dinner, I couldn’t help but thinking of Chef Boyardee cans of mini raviolis with meatballs, so I decided to recreate this childhood favorite. This slow cooker recipe that takes the dish out of the can and into a fresh, flavorful recipe that’s easy to make and sure to be a favorite for the whole family!
In this easy recipe, Swedish Meatballs are slow cooked in a delicious sauce, then served as an appetizer or over pasta for dinner.
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. Sometimes it’s a direct request from the boyfriend, i.e. Swedish Meatballs!
This Slow Cooker Mexican Egg Casserole recipe is easy to toss together, vegetarian & gluten free, it’s great for weekday breakfasts or weekend brunch!
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.
These scrumptious slow cooker chicken mole tacos are easy to prep in the morning and dig into for dinner, they’re also great for parties!
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!
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.
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 with slightly different herbs and substituting lean pork tenderloin for the beef.
This healthy White Chicken Chili recipe is easy to prepare in the morning, then slow cooked all day for a deliciously warm, tasty and gluten free dinner!
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!
This fall-inspired Crock Pot Pumpkin Apple Monkey Bread is easy to throw in the slow cooker at night, then wake up to a delicious breakfast in the morning.
It’s day two of “Thanksgiving Week” on the blog, 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 monkey bread recipe for the most important meal of the day, breakfast! Read the full post here!
This slow cooker beef ragu recipe has a ton of flavor with only a few, simple ingredients, it’s easy to toss in a crockpot in just a few minutes, it’s gluten free and delicious served with polenta or pappardelle pasta!
I’ve been quite excited to make this beef ragu 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 1100 recipes on the blog!)
Chipotle peppers and stout beer give this crock pot chili recipe a rich smokey flavor, it’s quick and easy to prepare in a slow cooker, making it perfect for weeknight dinners!
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!
Massaman Curry Crock Pot Chicken is an easy meal to toss in the slow cooker in the morning and serve over rice for dinner!
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.
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!
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!!!