Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Crockpot Taco Soup AND Crockpot Gumbo

(picture from the website: crockpot365.blogspot.com)
I know there are alot of Taco Soup recipes going around and I am not sure what the variations are because this is the first one I have made and it was GOOD! I have some left today and need to either freeze it or eat it...hmmm...tough call! I cooked this one exactly as the recipe stated. We loved it. I would call it Taco Chili, though, instead of soup, which is probably why we loved it so much! We LOVE Chili!
Go to her website and check out her recipes. She is great. If you do, come back and tell me what you cook. As I cook, I will post. I dog-eared A LOT of her recipes!
How do you cook your Taco Soup? Just wondering what is different!
(picture from the website: crockpot365.blotspot.com)
I have made several recipes now from this cookbook Mom gave me for Christmas and I have not made one yet that we did not like! So..here is another one! The picture above came from the website, but that is exactly what mine looked like! Thanks, Stephanie, for another great recipe!

Here is the link, but first, one quick note:

Her recipe calls for several different sausages. We had trouble with that part, so I just used two packs of turkey smoked sausage and added creole seasoning, since they were not cajun flavored. It was really good.

Have a great day!

Happy Cooking...thanks for looking!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Another Crockpot Recipe "Broccoli Beef"

Well, I found another good one!! Broccoli Beef! The sauce is so good and it really tastes like the Chinese Restaurant version of Broccoli Beef. I really like that. Of course, we ate it over brown rice to make it healthier and you could certainly add or take away items. I got a thumbs up and also a "Yes we would eat it again." from the family! I chose to just link to the Cookbook Author's site when I cook her recipes to make it easier and so you can find other recipes that interest you. In fact, the pic above is hers (figure I should give her credit). Ours looked exactly like that but with brown rice.


I am cooking gumbo in the crockpot today! It has shrimp, smoked sausage and lots of veggies with brown rice! 12 servings and the whole pot is just over 3000 calories! I calculated it! Watchin my calories these days for the weight loss contest!

I will post back tomorrow on the gumbo!

Happy Cooking....thanks for lookin!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Crockpot Peppercorn Steak

I just finished cleaning the kitchen after trying the first (of many) recipes from my new cookbook my Mom gave me for Christmas. Thanks, MOM! I just had to share this one. I have the ingredients for many of them, so as I love them, I will post about them!

This recipe is called Peppercorn Steak. It has a great sauce that I could actually see using on other meats. It was that good.

Along with the steak, which I WILL be making again, we had corn on the cob cooked in the crockpot, also from the cookbook. I just put it in foil like I would a baked potato and placed it in the crock pot for about 2 1/2 hours on high. It was so good. I will definitely make the corn again, too!
I am just going to link up to the Author, Stephanie O'Dea, since she has a blog. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this cookbook! It has tons of great recipes in it.

Here is the link. Enjoy!


Happy Cooking...thanks for looking!!