Category: Food

A Slow-Cooker Summer

  Like most mothers and wives, I spend most of my time in the kitchen preparing meals and cleaning up after those meals are done.  The insane amount of time these tasks takes is asinine, and to be honest with you, if there was an option that allowed us to subsist without food, I’d take […]

Posted June 17, 2018
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Slow-Cooker Baked Potato Soup

Slow-Cooker Baked Potato Sou..

Just when you thought it was okay to pull out the grill, it turned cold again. What can I say, that’s how things go in the fickle state of NC. But don’t be dismayed, I’ve got just what you need to stay warm and cozy on a rainy, less than ideal, day! So go shopping because […]

Posted February 17, 2018
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Strawberry Delight

Strawberry Delight

When it comes to cooking, there are two things that I love: slow cooking and semi-homemade recipes.  So today on While I Was Busy Thinking, I am sharing a semi-homemade recipe that one of my former students shared with me. Like me, she is now an educator, a wife, and a mommy, and we are […]

Posted February 11, 2018
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Soup, Glorious Soup!

Soup, Glorious Soup!

Slow-Cooker Beef Vegetable Soup The other day, I cooked one of my childhood favorites, Beef Vegetable Soup.  Ann, my other mother, used to make the best beef vegetable soup when I was growing up.  As soon as she came home from the store with stew beef, cans of Veg-all and tomato paste, I knew what […]

Posted January 18, 2018
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Meal Planning on Vacation

Meal Planning on Vacation

Last summer around this time, I was pregnant with my baby boy, and I was teaching summer school.  All the while, I was wishing I could be anywhere but where I was doing anything other than what I was doing. It was during that time, I made a promise to myself that next summer was […]

Posted August 1, 2017
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Friday Fajita Fiesta

Friday Fajita Fiesta

  In case you hadn’t noticed, today is Cinco de Mayo, and in its honor and also because I love Mexican food, I am going to share with you a quick fajita Slow-Cooker meal that will take you literally no time to whip up.  I love this recipe because everything you need is already prepared, you […]

Posted May 5, 2017
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Loving Slow Cooking

Loving Slow Cooking

  I am sure that I have mentioned more than once here on the blog that I love slow cooking.  It’s easy, and it helps me when I am in a crunch for time. Now that the baby is here, I know I’m going to be getting a lot more use out of my slow […]

Posted February 5, 2017
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Spicy but “Tasty”..

About a month ago, my sister’s sister in law tagged me in a Tasty video for slow cooker bbq ribs. The recipe looked like it would be very flavorful, so I decided to give it a go. I was pleased to see that I only had to purchase one of the ingredients required, and that […]

Posted February 21, 2016
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(Stove Top & in 1 Pot) ..

Okay, if you came here looking for the Slow-Cooker version of Chicken and Dumplings that I promised you, just nix that idea. Why? Because to be completely honest, I “jacked up” my slow cooker dumplings, lol! You see, when I was using my slow cooker, my dumplings were a little too doughy, a result I attribute to […]

Posted February 15, 2016
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Country Style Ribs

Just the thought of these country ribs makes my mouth water! I have only cooked baby back ribs in my slow cooker (and they are delicious), so I when I bought these county style ribs, I knew they would be great in the slow cooker as well. I went straight to Pinterest to find a recipe, and when […]

Posted January 6, 2016
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