Sloppy Joes for a Crowd

Sloppy Joes for a Crowd

The benefit of using a slow cooker for sloppy joes is its portability (potlucks!) and the ease of keeping food warm. Eating sloppy joes paleo-style with a couple of lettuce leaves gives “sloppy” a whole new meaning. We’ve branched out into making sloppy joe salads...

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Sweet Potato Foil Packet “Tacos”

Sweet Potato Foil Packet “Tacos”

This recipe won the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission’s Blogger Recipe Contest (Kid-Friendly Category) several years ago! I created it with my two daughters, who were about two and four years old at the time. They loved assembling their own packets. These would...

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Shredded Barbacoa Beef

Shredded Barbacoa Beef

Here’s another take on tender shredded beef. I guess you could say it’s a knockoff of the barbacoa beef served at the Chipotle Mexican Grill, a popular restaurant in North America and some parts of Europe. It’s spicy, but not too spicy, and the herbs and spices give...

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Asian Beef Short-Rib Lettuce Wraps

Asian Beef Short-Rib Lettuce Wraps

The first time I had beef short ribs, they were prepared in a manner similar to this. These deep Asian flavors mixed with the spicy, cool bite from the slaw is still my favorite way to eat them. If your short ribs aren’t so meaty, throw in a couple of extra ribs so...

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Prosciutto-Wrapped Drumsticks and Butternut Squash

Prosciutto-Wrapped Drumsticks and Butternut Squash

Wrapping a drumstick in prosciutto is a great technique—it’s as if the drumstick is getting a big, salty hug. The butternut squash below gets basted by prosciutto-spiked chicken juices. There’s some serious flavor sharing going on in this slow cooker. I don’t usually...

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Island Balsamic BBQ Shredded Chicken

Island Balsamic BBQ Shredded Chicken

Every slow-cooking repertoire needs a good shredded BBQ chicken recipe—and this is mine. I love the addition of fresh, sweet pineapple and how it mingles perfectly with the tart, smoky Balsamic BBQ Sauce. Making barbecue sauce from scratch is incredibly easy, and a...

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Easy Shredded Chicken for Tacos

Easy Shredded Chicken for Tacos

This chicken is really versatile. It’s great in tacos, but you can also use it in egg dishes, salads, or even a quick chicken taco soup. Save about two cups of chicken and make a soup by cooking it with a quart (946 ml) of chicken stock, a couple handfuls of diced...

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Rosemary Black Pepper Cashews

Rosemary Black Pepper Cashews

Without fail, between two and three o’clock every afternoon, I get the munchies and end up hunting in the cupboards for something to eat. When I have a bowl of these peppery, herby cashews on the counter, they always hit the spot. Prep time 5 minutesMakes 4 cups (548...

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