Freezer cooking · Slow Cooking

How to Cook Pumpkin in a Slow Cooker

Is it too soon to start talking about pumpkins? It's still hot where I'm at, with temperatures averaging between 85° and 90°. The calendar says autumn is fast approaching though, as we make plans for Fall Festivals and fall-decorated events around my community. I'm sure looking forward to some cooler weather! Unfortunately, I never did… Continue reading How to Cook Pumpkin in a Slow Cooker

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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

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