Chilaquiles Mexican Crock Pot Chicken Soup

Chilaquiles Mexican Crockpot Chicken Soup

Hello again, my sweet Shabby Creek Cottage friends, and very happy Spring to you all!  It's me, Claire, from A Little Claireification here to bring you your monthly installment of slow cooker deliciousness and today we are going a lil' South of the border with this amazing Chilaquiles Mexican Crock Pot Chicken Soup. I haven't had time to … [Read more...]

Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops | Slow Cooker Meals

Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops

Hello again and Happy March!  It's me, Claire popping over from A Little CLAIREification to bring you another easy slow cooker recipe that will hopefully help take your mind off of the crazy Winter weather for a bit. These Crock Pot Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops are packed with flavor and the meat just falls off the bone.  You could use boneless pork … [Read more...]

Easy Crock Pot Beef Burgandy | Slow Cooker Meals

crock pot beef burgundy

A HUGE hello to all of you fabulous Shabby Creek Cottage readers!  I'm Claire and I blog over at A Little CLAIREification.  I am so thrilled to be here sharing with you once a month as a new Food Contributor. Here's a little bit about me before we get into this delicious Crock Pot Beef Burgundy recipe: I am a working Mama to three boys and I am … [Read more...]

20 minute meal: Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup

When I posted my freezer meals experiment a few weeks ago, I mentioned that in between the frozen meals that we'd be eating freshly made meals - including my Bacon Cheddar Potato Soup. It's my family's favorite quick meal - one that even my pickiest eater approves of (*cough*cough*Bre). Besides the fact that everybody in my casa loves this … [Read more...]

the epic tale of freezer meals + shopping list

freezer meals tips

Last week, on an absolute whim, I decided it was time to try my hand at freezer meals. I figured if I could learn to declutter the rest of my day, it was time to simplify supper time. It happened innocently enough: I was making chicken & dressing for dinner and realized I'd made way too much for us for one meal. I thought "why not put half in … [Read more...]

20 Best: Slow Cooker Recipes


When the weather turns cool and the days get shorter, it always seems like I'm trying to use as many slow cooker recipes as I possibly can. Even though the clock really rules the day, it never seems that I can get as much done, so making the most of every minute becomes more vital. Today's post is all about the best slow cooker recipes, so you can … [Read more...]

Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos

Chili's Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos Recipe

Chili's Spicy Grilled Shrimp Tacos is hands down my absolute favorite food on earth. Like for reals. They're outrageously addictive, as my husband (who has to take me to Chili's weekly) will tell you. I would gladly eat them every single day, however my wallet doesn't agree that it's sensible to eat out daily. Not to mention that it's 45 minutes … [Read more...]

Easy Dinner Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Easy Dinner Recipe: Buffalo Chicken Tacos | The Shabby Creek Cottage

In my book, the ultimate bar food is buffalo chicken. The heat draws me in every single time, but the calories, oh the calories... they're scary high. Since I'm on a mission to get healthier, wings kind of went by the wayside. Sometimes a girl just has to get creative to soothe those cravings, which is why I made Buffalo Chicken … [Read more...]

Chicken and Broccoli Pasta with Garlic Cream Sauce

Nothing says comfort food to me like pasta. I can eat it almost every way under the sun, but I'm trying to eat a little healthier these days, so tons of cheese just doesn't fit on my plate anymore. Of course, I still want the creamy consistency, though! So, to feed my creamy pasta cravings, I make this easy chicken & broccoli pasta with garlic … [Read more...]

Easy sweet & sour chicken

In my fast paced world, I need fast paced food. Unlike most southerners, we’re not a fried chicken every night kinda family – but I do like a good chicken recipe – like this sweet & sour chicken. With only 3 ingredients, it’s fast, easy & budget friendly, too! For the chicken part, all you need is boneless skinless chicken (whatever parts you … [Read more...]