Monday, September 1, 2014

Crunchy Candy Clusters Crockpot Recipe

Crunchy Candy Clusters Crockpot Recipe



Ingredients needed:

* 2 lbs. white candy coating, coarsely chopped
* 1 1/2 cups of peanut butter
* 1/2 teaspoon of almond extract, optional
* 4 cups of Cap'n Crunch cereal
* 4 cups of crisp rice cereal
* 4 cups of miniature marshmallows

Preparation steps:

* Place candy coating into crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 1 hour. Add peanut butter. Stir in extract if desired.
* In a large bowl, combine the cereals and marshmallows. Stir in the peanut butter mixture until well coated. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until set.
* Store at room temperature.

Enjoy

Banana Pudding Cake Crockpot Recipe

Banana Pudding Cake Crockpot Recipe



Ingredients needed:

* 3 cups of cold milk (2%)
* 1 package of instant banana cream pudding mix
* 1 package of banana cake mix
* 1/2 cup of creamy peanut butter
* 2 cups of peanut butter chips
* 1 cup of chopped dried banana chips

Preparation steps:

* In a small bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 2 minutes or until soft. Transfer to a greased crockpot.
* Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions, adding peanut butter prior to mixing. Pour over the pudding.
* Cover and cook on low for 3 hours or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with moist crumbs.
* Sprinkle with peanut butter chips; cover and let stand for 20 minutes or until partially melted.
* Top with banana chips.

Enjoy
(Serves 10 to 12)

Lemon Red Potatoes Crockpot Recipe

Lemon Red Potatoes Crockpot Recipe



Ingredients needed:

* 1 1/2 lbs. medium red potatoes
* 1/4 cup of water
* 1/4 cup of butter, melted
* 3 tablespoons of minced fresh parsley
* 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
* 1 tablespoon of minced chives
* Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation steps:

* Cut a strip of peel from around the middle of each potato. Place potatoes and water into crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 hours or until tender; drain.
* In a small bowl, combine the butter, parsley, lemon juice and chives. Pour over the potatoes and toss to coat.
* Season with salt and pepper.

Enjoy
(Serves 6)

Pizza and Ravioli Mix-Up Crockpot Recipe

Pizza and Ravioli Mix-Up Crockpot Recipe



Ingredients needed:

* 1 1/2 lb. bulk Italian pork sausage
* 1 1/2 lb. ground beef round
* 2 medium onions, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
* 2 tablespoons of finely chopped garlic
* 2 jars of tomato pasta sauce (1 lb. 8 oz. each)
* 1 bag of frozen cheese-filled ravioli (25 oz.)
* 3 cups of shredded Cheddar Monterey Jack cheese blend
* 1 package of sliced pepperoni (3.5 oz.)
* 1/4 cup of sliced ripe olives
* Fresh basil sprigs, if desired.

Preparation steps:

* Spray bottom of crockpot with cooking spray. Line side of crockpot with foil; spray foil with cooking spray.
* In a 12-inch skillet, cook sausage over medium heat for 10 minutes, breaking up sausage with spoon, until no longer pink; drain. Place sausage in large bowl. In same skillet, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium heat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked and onion is tender; drain. Add beef mixture and 1 jar of the pasta sauce to bowl with sausage; stir to combine.
* In crockpot, spread half of remaining jar of pasta sauce to cover bottom. Layer with half of the ravioli and half of the meat mixture. Sprinkle with 1 1/2 cups of the cheese and half of the pepperoni. Repeat layers.
* Cover and cook on low for 3 hours.
* Sprinkle with olives before serving. Garnish with basil.

Enjoy
(Serves 10 to 12)

Bacon Topped Macaroni and Cheese Crockpot Recipe

Bacon Topped Macaroni and Cheese Crockpot Recipe



Ingredients needed:

* 3 cups of uncooked elbow macaroni (about 12 oz.)
* 1/4 cup of butter or margarine, cut into pieces
* 1 can of evaporated milk (12 oz.)
* 1 1/2 cups of half-and-half
* 3 cups of shredded mild Cheddar cheese (12 oz.)
* 8 oz. Velveeta Cheese product, cut into cubes
* 2 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
* 1/4 teaspoon of salt
* 1/4 teaspoon of pepper
* 1/2 cup of chopped packaged precooked bacon (about 8 slices)

Preparation steps:

* Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Cook and drain macaroni as directed on package, using minimum cook time. Place macaroni into crockpot; immediately add butter and stir until melted.
* Add evaporated milk, half-and-half, 2 1/2 cups of the Cheddar cheese, the cubed cheese, mustard, salt and pepper; stir to blend well.
* Cover and cook on low for 2 1/2 hours, stirring once halfway through cooking time. During the last 15 minutes of cooking, sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Cheddar cheese and the bacon.

Enjoy
(Serves 6)

Rustic Italian Chicken Crockpot Recipe

Rustic Italian Chicken Crockpot Recipe



Ingredients needed:

* 12 boneless skinless chicken thighs (about 2 lbs.)
* 2 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
* 1 medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
* 1 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms
* 3 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
* 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
* 1/2 teaspoon of salt
* 1/2 teaspoon of pepper
* 1 can of crushed tomatoes, undrained (28 oz.)
* 3 1/2 cups of uncooked penne pasta
* Shredded Parmesan cheese, if desired
* Chopped fresh parsley, if desired

Preparation steps:

* Spray crockpot with cooking spray. Place chicken into crockpot. Top with remaining ingredients except pasta, cheese and parsley.
* Cover and cook on low for 7 hours. About 30 minutes before serving, cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
* Serve chicken with pasta. Garnish with cheese and parsley.

Enjoy
(Serves 6)

Pepperoni Pizza Soup Crockpot Recipe

Pepperoni Pizza Soup Crockpot Recipe



Ingredients needed:

* 2 cans of Italian stewed tomatoes, undrained (14 oz. cans)
* 2 cans of reduced-sodium beef broth (14 oz. cans)
* 1 small onion, chopped
* 1 small green pepper, chopped
* 1/2 cup of sliced fresh mushrooms
* 1/2 cup of sliced pepperoni, halved
* 1 1/2 teaspoon of dried oregano
* 1/8 teaspoon of pepper
* 1 package of refrigerated cheese ravioli
* Shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese and sliced ripe olives

Preparation steps:

* In crockpot, combine the first 8 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low for 8 1/2 hours.
* Stir in ravioli; cook, covered on low for 25 minutes or until pasta is tender.
* Top servings with cheese and olives.

Enjoy
(Serves 6)