Crock Pot Hot Dulce de Leche Chai

Today I am excited to have Marnely guest posting for us!  Marnely is the amazing food writer and blogger behind Cooking with Books. Marnely is a trained chef who has done a bit of everything. You can find out more about Marnely by following her Facebook, Twitter, and by checking out her blog Cooking with Books

This Hot Dulce de Leche Chai is sure to warm you up on these cold winter nights. Simmered in the slow cooker, it’s as easy as pouring all the ingredients in the crock and letting it simmer away! 

photo-Hot Dulce de Leche Chai

I’m excited to be a part of “Crockuary” – a full month that Tammilee has dedicated to recipes made in the slow cooker. It’s amazing how dependent we become on this appliance during the winter months specially, although throughout the year it’s a time saver for busy weeks. When brainstorming what to make in my slow cooker, I decided on a hot drink: it’s trendy to make small batches of drinks in slow cookers, it’s super simple, and the results are fabulous!

And sure, everyone will love a cinnamon-spiced hot chocolate as you welcome them into your home, but how about serving up mugs of this Hot Dulce de Leche Chai? It’s sweet, decadent, and takes it less than 5 minutes to throw together!… 

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Crock Pot Pear Butter Recipe

I am deeply in love with this Crock Pot Pear Butter Recipe! I already loved the crock pot but you add in the sweet smell of pears and I am sold!

With John sick this week I needed to use up a ton of pears that I had for his lunches. I decided to try my hand at making pear butter. I of course had to use the crock pot to make the recipe. I am absolutely hooked on crock pot recipes. There is nothing quite like getting the Crock Pot set up and walking away from it. The Crock Pot does all the work and you get the satisfaction of an amazing meal to serve to your family.

Crock Pot Pear Butter

Are you ready to make your taste buds very happy?… 

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Crock Pot Bourbon Banana Bread

Oh my yumminess is how I would describe this Crock Pot Bourbon Banana Bread! This bread is decadent, rich and oh so tasty! The house smells so good while this is baking. The bourbon adds a nice rich flavor to the banana bread with a bit of crunch from the pecans.

I am so glad we picked up a bottle of bourbon while we were in St. Thomas on our cruise a few weeks ago. I am looking forward to making many fall recipes with the bourbon. I really like the smoky rich flavor it added to this Bourbon Banana Bread. Do you have any recipes you love for Fall?

Now that the weather is cooling off here in Spokane I am starting to think about heartier recipes. I see a lot of crock pot recipes coming up on the blog over the next few months. The house smells so good all day while the crock pot is going. This is a dangerous benefit/temptation when you work from home.

Crock Pot Bourbon Banana Bread Tammilee Tips

Crock Pot Bourbon Banana Bread… 

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Quick Family Meal Slow Cooker Hickory BBQ Beef Recipe

Thank you to Kraft and Collective Bias for sponsoring today’s Quick Family Meal recipe for Slow Cooker Hickory BBQ Beef Recipe.  This recipe is so easy to make and turned out amazing! I am honestly not sure I can call it a recipe it is that easy!

Kraft Recipe Maker Hickory BBQ Beef #Shop

 When I heard about the new Kraft Recipe Makers I was so excited to try them. Anything that helps speed up dinner and produces an amazing meal I want to try. John and I headed to Walmart to decide on which one we were going to try. We had a hard time deciding on which flavor to try and actually purchased a couple of them. For the first meal we made the Slow Cooker Hickory Barbecue Beef. This recipe is so dang easy to make!… 

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Crock Pot Cuban Pork Sandwiches with Cilantro Mayonnaise

I have a confession to make…..I bought a triple slow cooker during a Black Friday sale a couple of years ago and I have never used it. I use our large crock pot all the time but was never really sure what to make in the triple slow cooker. That all changed this week with the arrival of the Triple Slow Cooker Entertaining Cookbook! I am so excited to start sharing amazing recipes from this cookbook. The first recipe I made was these amazing Crock Pot Cuban Pork Sandwiches with Cilantro Mayonnaise.

These are so easy to make and taste like you slaved over the stove for hours! When in fact you maybe spent 10 minutes total to whip up an amazing Crock Pot Cuban Pork Sandwiches with Cilantro Mayonnaise!

Crock Pot Cuban Pork Sandwiches Tammilee Tips

These Crock Pot Cuban Pork Sandwiches turned out amazing. The pork shredded so easily after being in the crock pot all day. The left overs tasted great also. John has been enjoying these for lunch all week and said they are just as good as day one.

Crock Pot Cuban Pork Sandwiches with Cilantro Mayonnaise… 

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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese Recipe

I am really excited to share Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese!  I love using the Slow Cooker to make quick and easy dinners! There is nothing quite like setting it up and forgetting it until dinner is ready. I love how great the house smells while it is cooking. I set the goal this year of trying to use our slow cooker at least once a week. So far I have made Fall off the Bone Ribs, Spicy Buffalo Ranch Chicken, and now Mac and Cheese. This recipe turned out great. John said it reminded him of German Spaetzle which is one of his favorite German dishes.

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

 Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese… 

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Slow Cooker Nacho Chicken Recipe

This Slow Cooker Nacho Chicken is perfect for game day meals and a quick dinner with the family!  John keeps telling me that I am stuffing him with chicken. I am hooked on making chicken dishes in the Slow Cooker. I love that I can set and forget the Slow Cooker for the day and when we are ready for dinner it is ready to go. This recipe is being added to our favorite slow cooker recipes including Fall off the bone ribs and Spicy Buffalo Chicken!

 Slow Cooker Nacho Chicken

 Slow Cooker Nacho Chicken


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Fall off the bone Slow Cooker Ribs!

One of John’s favorite restaurants is Texas Roadhouse. He absolutely loves their ribs. Every time we are there he talks about how they fall off the bone and are amazing.

The closest Texas Roadhouse is 45 minutes from us. I have a hard time driving 45 minutes for dinner. I decided to see if I could make fall off the bone ribs at home.

After doing some research I decided to try them in the slow cooker. I figured the long slow heat would make the meat more apt to fall off the bone….and I was right!

Amazing Fall of the Bone Slow Cooker Ribs

 This Slow Cooker Rib recipe is so dang easy and turned out amazing! I cooked the ribs overnight in the slow cooker for 10 hours.


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Slow Cooker Tuscan-Style Chicken Sandwiches Recipe

Slow Cooker Tuscan-Style Chicken Sandwiches


1 1/4  lb. (about 6) boneless skinless chicken thighs
2  garlic cloves, minced
1/2  cup roasted red bell pepper (from a jar), cut into bite-sized strips
1/2  teaspoon salt
1/4  cup mayonnaise
3  tablespoons purchased pesto
1  (10-inch) focaccia (Italian flat bread)
6  slices tomato
1. Place chicken thighs in 3 1/2 or 4-quart slow cooker. Sprinkle with garlic, roasted pepper strips and salt.
2. Cover; cook on Low setting for 6 to 7 hours.
3. Just before serving, remove chicken from slow cooker; place on large plate. Shred chicken with 2 forks; return to slow cooker and mix well.
4. In small bowl, combine mayonnaise and pesto; blend well. Cut focaccia into 6 wedges; split each in half. Spread cut sides with mayonnaise mixture. With slotted spoon, place about 1/3 cup chicken mixture onto bottom half of each focaccia wedge. Top each with tomato slice and top half of focaccia.
This recipe was found on the Pillsbury Website HEREMake sure you check out Klippin Krazy Koupons Slow Cooker Sunday Post.

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Alfredo Stew


1  jar (16 oz) Alfredo pasta sauce
3/4  cup water
1/2  teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2  teaspoon salt
4 cups refrigerated cooked diced potatoes with onions (from 20-oz bag)
1 1/4  lb boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch-wide strips
1  bag (1 lb) Green Giant® frozen mixed vegetables
In small bowl, mix pasta sauce, water, basil and salt.
 Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, layer half each of the potatoes, chicken strips, frozen vegetables and pasta sauce. Repeat layers ending with pasta sauce.
 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
This recipe was found on the Pillsbury Website HERE

Slow Cooker Sunday -Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Tostadas

Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken Tostadas


1/2  large jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped
5  cloves garlic, finely chopped
1  tablespoon Mexican chili powder
1  tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon lime juice
1  teaspoon salt
1  package (1 1/4 lb) boneless skinless chicken thighs
5  tostada shells
1/2  cup shredded lettuce
1/2  cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1/3 cup Old El Paso® Thick ‘n Chunky salsa
  Sour cream, if desired
Mix jalapeño chile, garlic, chili powder, oil, lime juice and salt in 1 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add chicken; coat with oil mixture.
2 Cover; cook 4 to 5 hours.
3 Remove chicken from cooker; place on cutting board. Shred chicken, using 2 forks. Return chicken to cooker and mix well. Using slotted spoon to remove chicken mixture from cooker, place 1/3 cup chicken mixture on each tostada shell. Top with lettuce, cheese, salsa and sour cream.
This recipe was found on the Pillsbury Website HERE.
Make sure you check out Klippin Krazy Koupons Sunday Slow Cooker Post