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5 New and Exciting Ways To Use Your Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker This Fall Season!

December 18, 2017
From dinner, to dessert, to an easy Holiday breakfast, and a spicy twist on a Holiday side; check out these recipes that you can make ALL in your Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker!#CrockPotFallFlavors #ad

This post is sponsored by the Crock-Pot® brand. All opinions are mine alone.

I absolutely love the Crock-Pot® brand!  For years, it’s been an amazing way to help with time management in the kitchen whenever I am short on time and need to get dinner on the table fast. Not only that, but it’s such a good way to cook those amazing soups and stews low and slow for maximum flavor!

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Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Double Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake

December 18, 2017
Ever made cheesecake in your crock-pot?! Well you can, and should start with this Double Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake. Easy and delicious!

This post is sponsored by the Crock-Pot® brand. All opinions are mine alone.

When it come to desserts I’m all about simple, not too hard ones to make. This double chocolate espresso cheesecakes is one of the reasons why I fell in love with cheesecakes. It’s so GOOD! And it’s so easy to make! But, get this…. I made it in my Crock-Pot® Lift & Serve Hinged Lid 6-Quart Oval Slow Cooker!! I know you’re probably shocked to read that I made cheesecake in a slow cooker, but it’s totally possible! I was surprised the first time I heard that it could be done, but when I thought about why it all made sense.

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Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Caribbean Sweet Potato Stuffing

December 18, 2017
I’ve given a spicy kick to your traditional potato stuffing! This Caribbean Sweet Potato Stuffing is the perfect side dish to serve for the holidays!

This post is sponsored by the Crock-Pot® brand. All opinions are mine alone.

I’ve given a spicy kick to your traditional potato stuffing! The name of this dish, Caribbean Sweet Potato Stuffing, can be confusing because it actually looks like mashed potatoes rather than a stuffing, but that’s what it always been called. Also, there’s only one sweet potato and two white potatoes, but they make an excellent combination. I only use one sweet potato to keep it from being too sweet.

This dish is amazing because it’s an awesome combination of spicy and sweet. I also love it because the potatoes are nice and creamy, but there are also bell peppers and raisins in it. The reason it has that red color is because I added tomato paste to it.

I used the Crock-Pot® 3.5-Quart Casserole Slow Cooker for the sweet potato stuffing and served it right out of the dish! This casserole dish is perfect for serving because it’s so beautiful! No fuss in having to transfer the stuffing into another dish!

Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Caribbean Sweet Potato Stuffing
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Cuisine: Caribbean
Serves: 4-6
  • 3lb of white sweet potatoes or (2 white potatoes, 1 sweet potato)
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ cup of onion, minced
  • 2 tbsp of celery, minced
  • ½ cup of red and green bell peppers, minced
  • 2tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 3tbsp of unsalted butter
  • ¼ cup of tomato paste
  • 1 tsp of thyme
  • ⅓ cup of raisins
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • ⅛ tsp of cinnamon (optional)
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  1. Wash and dry the potatoes.
  2. Peel the potatoes using a paring knife.
  3. Roughly chop the potatoes into chunks and add them to a large pot of salted water.
  4. Bring the pot to the boil and cook the potato chunks until tender, about 10-12 minutes.
  5. Drain the potatoes and use a potato masher to break down the potato chunks into a mash. Add the butter while mashing.
  6. Heat a medium saucepan on medium heat and add the oil.
  7. Add the bell peppers, celery and raisins once the oil has heated and saute for 2-3 minutes.
  8. Add the sugar, tomato paste, thyme, cinnamon, salt and black pepper to taste. The contents in the frying pan should take on a red hue.
  9. Continue to toss and rotate the pan for another minute before removing it from the stove.
  10. Pour the sauteed ingredients in with the mashed potatoes and use a folding technique to ensure that it is mixed well.
  11. Transfer the potato stuffing into your Crock-Pot® 3.5-Quart Casserole Slow Cooker.
  12. Set on high, and cook for 2 hours.
  13. Serve immediately.

A spicy twist to mashed potatoes, this Caribbean Sweet Potato Stuffing is loaded with raisins, bell peppers, and a spicy kick of heat! Made in my #CrockPot Casserole Crock makes entertaining a breeze because I can serve it straight out of this beautiful casserole dish. #CrockPotFallFlavors #ad


Crock-Pot® Slow Cooker Cajun Red Beans and Rice

December 18, 2017
Cajun Red Beans and Rice, a delicious version of this Creole classic made in your slow cooker crockpot! Super easy and a delicious!

Easily one of my favorite dishes to serve, I love having Cajun Red Beans and Rice around the holidays. It just makes me think of home and downright Southern comfort food. Growing up in Georgia, the first time I had this dish was at a local restaurant. I couldn’t help but think of how similar it was to a rice and beans dish that we eat in Nigeria, and I instantly loved it!

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Beef and Roasted Poblano Pepper Chili

January 18, 2016
Warm, hearty and packed with a lot of flavor and heat!

When it’s cold and rainy the last thing I want to be doing is running errands or having to be out and about. I’d rather nestle in on the couch with a big bowl of soup or chili and spend the whole day indoors watching movies and reading books. Last week’s rainy weather (thanks El Niño) inspired the making of this of my Beef and Roasted Poblano Pepper Chili.  Continue Reading