Slow Cooking · Soup

15 Bean Soup & Johnny Cakes

In case you haven't noticed....it is HOT outside! The heat drains me. I can't breathe. The air conditioning is struggling to keep the house cool and it's too hot to stand over a grill cooking outside. So who in their right mind, would ever think soup would be a good idea in the summertime? Uhm...me. I'd… Continue reading 15 Bean Soup & Johnny Cakes

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Freezer cooking · Slow Cooking

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

I always try to straighten the freezer while putting groceries away after each shopping trip. Doing so, keeps it from becoming a monumental job once or twice a year. Last week, I discovered that I didn't have any more packages of cooked pintos beans. That meant it was time to break out the slow cooker. I… Continue reading Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Slow Cooking · Sweets & Treats

Slow Cooker Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce

I "discovered" homemade caramel sauce on Pinterest a couple of years ago and it's been on my list of things that I wanted to make ever since.  Not because we love caramel sauce so much, because I haven't even bought ready-made caramel topping in the last couple of years.  I just found it fascinating that… Continue reading Slow Cooker Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce