This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Lipton. Slow cooker sweet potato and black bean chili is a creative twist on traditional chili recipe that’s a filling meal with sweet potatoes, black beans and a hint of cinnamon. We only get about 3 months of[…]

Slow cooker French dip sandwich recipe is made using a simple chuck roast cooked in beef broth and spices. Serve topped with cheese and a side of au jus straight out of the Crock Pot. Years ago I had a conversation with my neighbor about making French dip[…]

Braised in a red wine marinade all day in a slow cooker, beef short ribs fall right off the bone. Serve this delicious meal for company.

Slow cooker beef short ribs become an easy and elegant meal when cooked in a wine sauce in the slow cooker.  I used Hearty Burgundy wine provided by Gallo Family Vineyard, as part of Mom It Forward Blogger Network, to cook the ribs low and slow for a[…]

Tired of your boring pot roast recipe? Try this easy German pot roast, or Sauerbraten recipe for an easy dinner!

An easy sauerbraten recipe is perfect for a pot roast dinner on a lazy weekend. Cooked in OXO’s new stainless steel casserole pot, making this a one pot dinner recipe, sauerbraten is sure to become a favorite family dinner recipe.  Thank you to OXO for providing me with[…]

coney dogs

  This coney dog recipe is the closest I’ve found to the taste and texture of the coney dogs I grew up eating in Michigan.  Coney dogs vary by region, but they all have the same basic ingredient.  This is my favorite coney dog recipe along with some[…]

Easy Classic Lasagna ~ Growing Up Gabel

One night, about six or seven years ago, my sister called me asking questions about making lasagna.  She called about ever two minutes until I finally just went to her house and helped her make one!  The thing about lasagna is that it seems like it should be[…]

Chili Cheese Mac

Chili, cheese, and pasta… does it get much better than this?  This dish is the epitome of comfort food.  When I first saw the recipe, I pinned it knowing it would be a hit.  But then I started doubting myself and almost didn’t make it.  Boy, am I[…]

This dish is classic Julia Child.  I was so excited the first time I made it because of the fancy name.  My husband took one taste and exclaimed it was the best beef stew he’d ever had.  HA!  This is pretty much beef stew, but it’s the best[…]

I love recipes with a lot of flavor and this one is full of it!   This is one of those dishes that is just down home good and filling.  Beef, gravy, pasta and a side of green beans make for an excellent family dinner.  Chop everything before you[…]

This recipe was my first attempt at a beef curry.  We love chicken curry, but I was ready to try something new.   So I left the recipe with my husband and took my kids on a play date!  I looked over the recipe, penciled in the changes I[…]