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Recipes I've Shared:

Easy Shepherd's Pie

This easy recipe uses instant mashed potatoes to cut prep time and headache, but isn't high in sodium thanks to the other ingredients being reduced sodium or sodium free! A light broth replaces a heavy gravy.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Homemade No-Cook Strawberry Freezer Jam

This could not be easier! Even using real sugar, it comes out with less calories than the artificially sweetened jellies and jams at the grocery store.

Chocolate Banana Smoothie

My own copycat of the Starbucks Chocolate Vivanno smoothie. Make it at home and save $$! If you have protein powder, you can add it to up the protein content to equal the Vivanno version.

Very Good (1 rating)
Mom's Potato Salad

This tasty potato salad is easy to make yourself and far better for you than grocery store deli versions.

Very Good (29 ratings)
Slow Cooker Cabbage with Apples and Pork Roast

This recipe is easy, tasty, and cheap! Plus you get all of the vitamins and fiber from the cabbage and apples.

Homemade Hot Cocoa Mix

This recipe came from the Aldi Queen at, and is great for making gift jars or enjoying at home.

Nana's Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Not exactly the healthiest in the world, but it's a yummy comfort food that's been passed down in my family for several generations. It's full of calcium and protein too!

Vegetable Enchiladas

Easy, healthy enchiladas to help you get your veggies in while you enjoy a Mexican favorite!

Pulled Pork Barbecue

Great for sandwiches, this generously served pulled pork barbecue is an easy use for a small pork roast.

Slow Cooker Strip Steak

I created this recipe from ingredients in the pantry for our second anniversary dinner.

Very Good (1 rating)
Crock Pot Black Beans & Rice

This ultra cheap recipe came from, although it costs less than $2 to make. I modified it to add frozen corn instead of serving corn on the cob on the side.

Very Good (6 ratings)
Aztec Casserole

Create a healthy Mexican dinner with this easy lasagna-style casserole.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

An easy and practically fat free soup that cooks all day while you're at work!

Quick Chili

A cheap and quick chili recipe from Aldi.

Slow Cooker Pot Roast with Cream of Celery Soup

This recipe is a slight modification on my Slow Cooker Pot Roast for Two, using cream of celery soup instead of the onion soup. This recipe also stretches your grocery budget because you can buy a 2 lb beef chuck roast and cut it into four smaller roasts to use for four meals.

Slow Cooker Vegetable Soup

This recipe is incredibly easy and cheap to make, and despite using canned ingredients, has relatively low sodium.

Sticky Chicken Burritos

A quick and easy recipe to make with leftovers from SP's popular Sticky Chicken recipe.

Very Good (3 ratings)
Three Layer Chocolate Cream Cheese Pie

This is a modified version of a recipe for Double Layer Chocolate Pie from, which uses less pudding and utilizes the extra Cool Whip as a topping.

Vegetable Lasagna

A wonderful and tasty vegetarian lasagna -- my family prefers this over traditional meat lasagna.

Mixed Fruit Salad

We threw this together on Christmas morning to complement out blueberry bread and provide a healthy addition to breakfast to match our new healthy lifestyles.

Throw Together Chili

I threw together this recipe thanks to a chili craving on a cold day. It's easy to fix and has a thick texture and mild flavor. This recipe is also budget friendly and costs only about $1 per serving.

Apple Cinnamon Party Cookies - Healthy Homemade Dog Treats

Let your dog eat clean and healthy just like you do, by making him or her these yummy apple cinnamon cookies, naturally sweetened with honey.

Very Good (14 ratings)
Mom's Hashbrown Casserole

This recipe makes a half batch of my favorite potluck dish--perfect for a weeknight dinner.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Broccoli Slaw

This great tasting, fresh side dish is great for a cookout.

Incredible! (11 ratings)
Chicken & Fruit Salad

This cool salad mixes traditional ingredients with sweet fruits and a sweet vinaigrette dressing for a refreshing summer taste.

Chicken Fajita Stir Fry

A simple stir fry inspired by the yummy, sizzling fajitas you get at Mexican restaurants. A great source of healthy fats and lean protein, with lots of fiber!

Fajita Style Vegetables

These easy sauteed vegetables are a great side dish for Mexican nights!

Very Good (1 rating)
Sticky Chicken Taco Soup

This recipe is a great way to use up leftovers from SP's Sticky Chicken recipe, and it packs a low-fat, high-fiber, high-protein punch!

Very Good (2 ratings)
Tortilla Lasagna

This one-dish dinner--a Mexican take on an Italian favorite--can feed up to 8 people at a very cheap price.

Banana Chocolate Chip Bars

This 90-calorie dessert will feed your sweet tooth without breaking the calorie budget.

Upside Down Pizza Casserole

Better for you and more filling than pizza, this easy casserole provides protein and veggies.

Easy Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Pizza

Create your own version of this pizza delivery favorite!

Mini Pepperoni Pizza Pockets

These yummy pizza pockets make a great lunch or appetizer!

Pineapple Rice Casserole

A unique side dish that pairs nicely with ham -- great for Christmas or Easter dinner.

Strawberry Banana Oatmeal

This high fiber breakfast works great for those who don't like the typical texture of oatmeal

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Mediterranean Soup

This tasty and satisfying soup has only 2 Weight Watchers Points per bowl!

Very Good (3 ratings)
Chicken, Potato and Veggie Casserole

A simple, one-dish meal easily pared down for two.

Cornbread Cakes

This satisfying alternative to cornbread uses the same ingredients but has much less calories.

Ground Turkey Porcupines

If you liked my Mom's Meat Loaf recipe, this easy dinner will be a hit!

Chickpea Salad

A flavorful vegetarian sandwich spread or salad topping.

Very Good (1 rating)
Mom's Enchiladas

Craving a little indulgence? This tasty and easy enchiladas recipe is another dish from my childhood.

Beef and Noodles

A great way to use up leftover pot roast!

Creamy Salsa Baked Potato

A tasty and easy Mexican-inspired side dish for two.

Very Good (1 rating)
Pepper and Peach Fajita Chicken

Pair with my creamy salsa baked potato for a tasty and filling low calorie meal for two!

Very Good (17 ratings)
Slow Cooker Pot Roast for Two

This easy recipe makes a complete meal in the Crock Pot!

Very Good (13 ratings)
Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken with Cheese Soup

This is CHELLESHOCKED's top-rated recipe, pared down for two and prepared using cheddar cheese soup.

Incredible! (2 ratings)
Cowboy Cookies

Feed your sweet tooth and get a little fiber with these cookies!

Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs

Classic Italian comfort food -- straight from the Crock Pot!

Oatmeal with Peanut Butter & Honey

This combination is a great way to add flavor to your oatmeal in the morning.

Very Good (34 ratings)
Mom's Meat Loaf

This is one of my favorite comfort foods from my childhood--my mom's meat loaf. It's easy to put together and uses kid-friendly ingredients.

Very Good (1 rating)
Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup

This is KRNRJOCK67's recipe, pared down to 3 servings and made even better by using diced potatoes and real bacon crumbles.

Easy Apple Cinnamon Waffles

I created this recipe when my mom was visiting because I didn't want cereal for breakfast. It turned out quite yummy!

Incredible! (1 rating)
Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner

This tasty Crock Pot dinner is perfect for when you don't have a lot of time or a lot of ingredients on hand.

Very Good (2 ratings)
Shut Up and Eat Corn Dip

A yummy dip with a slight spice - great for snacks or parties! A guaranteed hit for your Superbowl party!

Banana Pudding Pie

This quick and easy dessert features lots of flavor without a lot of sugar.

Apple Cinnamon Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Wake up to a fragrant, healthy breakfast!

Garden Veggie Pizza

A great alternative to ordering pizza, and you can pile on the veggies!

Apple Barn Apple Butter Pancakes

Yummy comfort breakfast food from the Smokies!

Very Good (1 rating)
Autumn Harvest Stew

A different and very fall-like Crock Pot stew.

Recipe Collections I've Shared:

Recipes for the Small Slow Cooker
I love using my 2-quart slow cooker to make dinners that are perfect for my husband and I. There aren't enough recipes out there created for the small slow cooker, so I'd like to compile some for others who would like to make easy, convenient meals without so many leftovers.
Kari's Favorite Comfort Foods
This cookbook contains some of my favorite recipes that my mom used to fix when I was growing up. All straight from my mom's recipe drawer!