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RECIPE: Creamy Chicken Chilli

I am not a fan of chilli so I found a modified version using chicken and a creamy cheese sauce. Easy to make and a cheap eat! Perfect for a big family to serve along side tortilla chips! One of the best cozy comfort foods I have had on a cold fall/winter night. Slow cooker recipes truly are a lifesaver for those busy moms! I placed all the ingredients in the crock pot before I spent my day running errands and just in time for dinner the chilli was ready! The amount that the recipe calls for is a lot so be prepared for leftovers!


What you need:

1 can corn, undrained
1 can Rotel, undrained
1 package ranch dressing mix
1 can of black beans
1 Tbsp chili powder
1 tsp onion powder
1 8 oz package light cream cheese
2 chicken breasts


1.  Place chicken breasts in the bottom of the crockpot.

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2. Pour black beans( drained) , corn ( undrained), and rotel tomatoes over top the chicken.

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3. Now add in onion powder and chili powder. Then ranch dressing packet.

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4. Lastly, put cream cheese in the crockpot- To help the melting process I cut the cream cheese down into three sections.

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5. Cover with lid and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Stir cream cheese into chili. Use 2 forks to shred chicken. Stir together and serve.

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Slow Cooker Enchilada Lasagna

This meal is perfect for a family – it cost under $10! And you literally throw it all in the crock pot and set it and forget it! Slow cooker meals are simple and easy to make for those busy working moms!

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What you need:

2 tablespoons EVOO – Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 pound ground turkey1 taco seasoning packet
1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped
2 teaspoon of minced garlic
1 cup of crushed taco shells
1 can of tomatoes with chilies (such as Rotel)
1 can black beans lightly drained
1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack Cheese


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1. In a medium saucepan, cook onion and garlic until onions are clear. Make sure you do not burn the garlic.

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2. Add ground turkey to pan, cook until no longer red and lightly brown. Ground turkey does not have as much fat in it therefore it becomes more dry in the pan so add a little  bit of water in it. Stir in beans.

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3. Add in taco seasoning. I did not use the whole packet- only about half. A little bit goes a long way.

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4. Pour in one can of Rotel tomatoes with chilies. Not a fan of spicy just get a can of crushed tomatoes or use a mild salsa.

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5. To assemble lasagna layer a third of the meat mixture down on the bottom of the a slow cooker pot, top with third of the cheese, then layer 3 corn tortillas on top. Repeat this layering method 2 more times, then place the lid on and cook, undisturbed, for 4 hours on high or 5 hours on low.

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Tip- for added crunch I sprinkled on a layer of taco shells. Or you can use corn chips!

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Slow cooker Kielbasa with Apples, Onions, Sauerkraut

My  boyfriend made this recipe for me for my birthday this past year. Because he is Polish and I am German, it would only be right to combine to two in a dish. Lets just say I was blown away by his cooking and this recipe! You can have this on top of roasted potatoes or just with a slice of toasted bread The apple aroma fit so well with the fall season outside!

Courtesy of twitter.com/tbicz :

“With this recipe I put a unique German spin on a traditional Polish recipe from my Great Grandmother from Krakow. This German version has a heightened taste of apple and more of a sweet flavor than the traditional Polish Kielbasa”


What you need:

3 packages of Kielbasa with 2 links in each package

1 package of Sauerkraut ( 2 ounces)

2-3 cups of apple cider ( less than 2 cups for less acidity, more than 3 cups for a sweeter flavor)

1/4 of an onion cut into thin pieces

2 tablespoons of brown sugar


Cut the 6 sausages into 5 pieces from each link. Turn the crock pot on medium and pour in the sauerkraut, apple cider, onions and brown sugar. Mix well. After ingredients are mixed together add in  the sausage cuts. Make sure they are fully submerged in the sauerkraut mix for up to 5 hours before serving.

After cooking the Kielbasa for 5 hours, the sausage will literally melt in your mouth over top the delicious sweetened  sauerkraut! Enjoy!

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