Quick Meals: 15 minute beef stew

15 minute beef stew recipe

Cooler temps seem to require heartier food - but that doesn't mean I have time to slave away at the stove or tend to a pot for hours. Or sometimes I just forget to put stuff in the slow cooker, but we still want a warm meal to battle the blustery day. On those days, this is the meal I throw together: 15 minute beef stew. A quick stop at the grocery … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Asiago and Asparagus Risotto

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Hi there, Shabby Creek friends!  It's me Claire, from A Little CLAIREification, and I'm back for another installment of slow cooker inspiration. I actually thought last month's French Onion Style Mushrooms could be the end ALL as far as one of the most easy and delicious Crock-Pot dishes I'd ever made. However, this Slow Cooker Asiago and … [Read more...]

Creamy French Onion Style Slow Cooker Mushrooms

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I am so happy to be back this month with a new crock pot recipe and am pretty much in love with how GOOD these mushrooms are.  Seriously.  Straight up "drink the sauce" delicious. True story - when Mr. Claire and I met many years ago he hated mushrooms.  I have mentioned this before over on my blog, A Little CLAIREification and, in a nutshell, … [Read more...]

Low Calorie Slow Cooker Pork and Sausage Cassoulet

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Hi there and a big Happy New Year to all of my Shabby Creek friends!  It's me Claire from A Little CLAIREification and I am so excited to kick off  2015 with the first slow cooker recipe of the year. Every month I share a delicious crock pot recipe and today I bring you this amazing and easy Low Calorie Slow Cooker Pork and Sausage … [Read more...]

12 easy three ingredient dinners

12 ideas for three ingredient dinners

Is it dinner time, yet the pantry is bare? Don't stress! These easy dinner ideas take only three ingredients - and most of them are staples that you usually have on hand. From comfort food to a little more exotic - these three ingredient dinners are sure to help you out in a crunch - or maybe just inspire your next menu! Like three … [Read more...]

20 minute meal: Quick Homestyle Chicken Noodle Soup

chicken noodle soup

My family is a big fan of old school comfort food, and you can't get much more old school than chicken noodle soup. But let's be honest, it's not the fastest thing in the world to make from scratch. So, like most things in life, I had to figure out how to make it fast - oh and I wanted it to taste like the old fashioned stuff. Normally I don't … [Read more...]

Broccoli Cheddar Soup {a 15 minute meal}

Broccoli Cheddar Soup - a 15 minute meal using pantry & freezer ingredients

When temperatures start to fall, it seems like I can't wait to fill my tummy with warm soups, stews and chili. That yummy, soul soothing food is what I crave this time of year. But, with marching band season still in full swing, there's not a lot of time to make those things that take hours of simmering away on the stove. Which is why my 15 minute … [Read more...]

Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup | Easy CrockPot Meals

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Fall is here and as the cooler weather starts to move in I am always looking for hearty and delicious soup recipes to take the chill off.  Pair that with trying to find recipes that the entire family loves and it means I am constantly on the hunt. This Slow Cooker Bacon Cheeseburger Soup has officially been declared a favorite by ALL of my … [Read more...]

easy homemade marinara sauce

easy homemade marinara sauce

Maybe it's a southern thing, or a country living kinda thing, or maybe it's just a summer thing, but even though I don't have a single tomato plant (or a garden), I seem to have fresh tomatoes multiplying at my house. Neighbors, friends and even my mom always bring me "just a few" when they come over. A few here and a few there, and all of a sudden … [Read more...]

Crockpot Italian Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches

Crockpot Italian Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches

Happy August, Shabby Creek friends! It's me, Claire, from A Little CLAIREification, back with another slow cooker favorite.  This one is so easy you won't believe it which is perfect as Back To School time draws near. If there is one thing my Husband loves, it is Crockpot Italian Sausage and Pepper Sandwiches.  He works hard and is always … [Read more...]