• Enjoy this comfort food that is easy to make in the slow cooker! Beef Tips and Gravy will be great to cook while you are enjoying fall activities. #slowcooker #crockpot #recipes #comfortfood #thefrozenmind

    Slow Cooker Beef Tips and Gravy

    Cooler weather will be here soon, football season is finally here and it won’t be long and we will all be trying to get our Christmas shopping done. This slow cooker meal is perfect to have cooking while you are out enjoying all that the fall season has to offer. These beef tips will be melt-in-your-mouth delicious and the gravy is rich and savory. This dish will be great served over rice or mashed potatoes. HANDY TIP: Want to cook an entire meal while you are away? Put the Beef tips and Gravy in 1 large slow cooker, green beans in a smaller slow cooker and have the rice timed…

  • Smarter Kitchen Desserts: Brownie Surprise Cake - #dessert #recipe #baking

    Brownie Surprise Cake

    I let my followers on Twitter decide what type of recipe to post and a Dessert won!  I knew right away that this Brownie Surprise Cake would be my choice. When I bake cakes, I love to doctor up a cake mix because the possibilities are endless. It is so easy to do and it changes the texture and taste of an ordinary cake mix. No one will ever have a clue that this delectable cake started with a box mix! Don’t let the look of the recipe keep you from making this dessert. It really is not a hard recipe. With its brownie soaked in chocolate sauce and light,…

  • Rich & Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Fettuccine - #recipe #seafood #mushrooms #easycooking

    Smarter Kitchen: Rich & Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Fettuccine

    Here is a dish that isn’t for the crock pot but can be on the table in 30 minutes! This Rich & Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Fettuccine is definitely a way to work smart in the kitchen and this is one of my kids favorite meals! As most others, my recipes are inspired by recipes I have seen. I do not remember where I got the original recipe but I have added new ingredients, doubled the sauce recipe ingredients (almost) and added some other seasonings that I like. Since there is so much of me in this, I claim it as mine! What really makes this sauce special is that…

  • Jen’s Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew - #slowcooker #crockpot #recipe #food

    Smarter Kitchen: Jen’s Slow Cooker Brunswick Stew

    Nothing says comfort food like a nice big bowl of hearty Brunswick Stew! This traditional dish is famous in the south, so famous that there is a battle brewing over what state it belongs to. Brunswick, Georgia and Brunswick County, Virginia both lay claim to this rich stew. To find out more about this delicious feud, read this Southern Living Article. The good people of both the town of Brunswick, Georgia, and Brunswick County, Virginia, equally and passionately claim to be the point of origin for the eponymous stew. Some decades ago, Brunswick, Georgia, mounted a 25-gallon iron pot atop a town monument. The inscription declares the pot to be…

  • Smarter Kitchen: Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes

    I am always looking to find ways to do things that make life easier. “Work smarter, not harder” are definitely words I believe in and I try to implement this into life whenever possible. To mix things up a little, I want to introduce you to something that I have used to make my life easier long before I got sick. SLOW COOKER COOKING! These handy small appliances definitely makes getting to the table easy and fits into my “work smarter” attitude. I am known by my family and friends as the “Crock Pot Queen”. Why? Because I have 6 of them in varying sizes and there has been times when I…