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February 1, 2013

Crock Pot Pork Ribs


The Super Bowl is basically here and I’m a little late in the game (HAHA get it?) with suggesting ideas for you to serve at your partay. Here I go anyway: RIBS. 

It’s funny how easy these are. All we did was rub the ribs with some rib rub, let them marinate for a bit (because we started them too late in the day) and tossed them into the crock pot at around 3:30am (don’t ask).

We literally took them out of the fridge, placed them on their sides into the slow cooker and turned it on to low for 10 hours. Then passed out in bed and woke up to a house smelling of ribs and excited that lunch was already prepared!



Since we are only two people, we have leftovers! Hurray! I hope everyone has a fun Sunday enjoying football (if you enjoy that part of the Super Bowl), commercials or whatever and the FOOD!

Crock Pot Pork Ribs


  • 2-3 lbs pork ribs
  • 1 packet of your favorite BBQ rub (we used this one from McCormick and it was great!)
  • Barbecue sauce (optional)


Remove ribs from package and cut them into smaller racks so they fit in the crock pot. Evenly distribute the rub all over the ribs. Place ribs into crock pot, on their side if possible, and cook on low for 8-10 hours.

Remove from crock pot and serve with barbecue sauce, if you like.

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{Other Super Bowl ideas}


1. Nachos – This one is an obvious choice.

2. Soft Pretzels (vegan) – Make them into smaller bites if you need to feed a small crowd.

3. Buffalo Chicken Quesadillas (with sriracha) – A pretty basic quesadilla with buffalo chicken but I love the addition of Sriracha. 

4. Buffalo Chicken Dip – Well…yeah!

5. Panko Fried Pickle Chips – This one is for my sister-in-law. She loves them and I think you will too! The panko makes them extra crunchy!

6. Baked Coconut Shrimp – I could probably eat 143 of these. Light, crunchy, delicious and easy. What else can I say?

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October 29, 2012

Crockpot Beef Stew


This was a very good, very easy meal. I always want to try and use the crockpot more often but for some reason I never do. (By the way…Is it crockpot or crock pot? Now they both look funny to me.)


I was excited to make it when I saw it on Eat Live Run. Jenna made it with butternut squash and mushrooms with an addition of soy sauce. I left out the mushrooms because my husband is not a fan and for some reason I didn’t pick up a butternut squash SO I just made a basic beef stew. Mine also has some different ingredients mainly because I used what I had on hand.


The beef was very tender and the vegetables were cooked perfectly. I purchased the potatoes at a local farmer’s market and they had that fresh, melt in your mouth taste.

So here’s what you need and how you do it!




Crockpot Beef Stew {Adapted from Jenna’s Crockpot Beef and Butternut Squash Stew}


  • 1.5 lb beef stew meat
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 6-7 small potatoes, chopped
  • 3-4 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Pinch chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 cup flour


Place the flour in a shallow dish with beef. Toss well to coat.

Heat the oil over medium high heat. Add onions and sauté for 5 minutes. Add the beef and garlic and continue sautéing until beef has browned. 

Place onions, beef and garlic at the bottom of crockpot. Next add bay leaf, carrots and potatoes. Pour broth over and add worcestershire, soy sauce, sugar, paprika and chili.

Place the lid on, set to low and cook 8-10 hours.

Remove bay leaf, add salt and pepper before serving.

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