Slow-Cooker Baked Potato Soup

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Spicy but “Tasty” Slow Cooker Ribs

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 […]

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(Stove Top & in 1 Pot) Chicken and Dumplings

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 […]

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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 […]

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