Quick Kitchen Tip: Crock Pot Liners

Hi everyone! I have discovered something incredible for cooking with Crock Pots/Slow Cookers recently and I wanted to share it with you: Crock Pot Liners. I use my Crock Pot literally at least twice a week and the idea of not having to clean it out each time is immensely appealing to me.

Last Christmas, I received a new Crock Pot from Jason and along with it he also gave me a case, not just a box, but a CASE of Crock Pot liners! So I learned how to use them and I was very impressed with how well they work! You can read more about them here: Crock Pot Liners   (Please note: This is a page where you can purchase them, but I have no association with this company and my blog does not benefit from you viewing or purchasing.)

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Easy Crockpot Beef (or Turkey) Chili Recipe

Soup is a staple in our house, especially during winter. We usually have a different kind of soup each week, depending on how our menu works out. I love to make soup because it is easy and we almost always have leftovers. Leftovers are great because then I don’t have to do as much cooking for the next nights dinner! I’m all for that! Feel free to check out my other soup/stew recipes here: In The Kitchen, Soups & Stews

So I thought I would share with you my recipe for Crockpot Beef Chili. I’ve been making this recipe for probably at least 10 years. It feels so strange to say that, 10 years. It seems like just yesterday that I was a newlywed just learning how to cook…my how time flies!

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The Best & Easiest Crockpot Ham Bone Soup Recipe in the World!

It has been a really long time since I’ve posted a new recipe, so I thought it was about time! With Fall and cooler weather just around the corner, I’m going to share with you one of my favorite recipes for Ham Bone Soup. You are going to love this one, it is so easy and it takes no time at all to throw this in the crockpot! I found this recipe online more than 5 years ago and have been revising it ever since to suit our tastes and sometimes depending on what I have in the pantry.

Whenever I cook a ham, I always save the ham bone for this soup. Even if I’m not going to make the soup right away, I will freeze the ham bone and it works just as well. It’s almost like getting a free meal when you take it out a few weeks later and just add the veggies! Plus with our family, we usually have leftovers so this can even last for 2-3 meals!


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Banana Bread Recipe

Who doesn’t love banana bread? I know I sure do, it smells so good coming out of the oven! I love having it warm with butter or even for a snack with peanut butter on it. Today I thought I would share with you my favorite recipe, as I know there are so many different ways to make it.


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Tuna Casserole Recipe

I have a new recipe for you today! I first found this recipe in one of my favorite cookbooks years ago and have changed it over the years to adapt it to the way our family likes it. Tuna Casserole is one of those go-to recipes of mine when the budget is getting low. Tuna and pasta are very inexpensive! This recipe is so easy and if you love cheese, you really should give it a try!


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June Monthly Dinner Menu Plan


It’s hard to believe it’s summer already! Last night I worked on our dinner menu plan for the month of June and I thought I’d share it with you. I talked a little about menu planning in my Dollars & Sense post on Saving Money at the Grocery Store if you want to check it out HERE. You can also check out my post about How I Do Menu Planning HERE.

So here is my dinner menu plan for our family for the month of June:

Keep in mind we’re very flexible and our plans change a lot! Also, you will see that I do plan for leftovers as well as on days when I know we’re going to be busy (like weekends) I do plan for frozen dinner type of meals. I know that some people prefer to have everything fresh, but this works best for our family right now and planning ahead at least helps us not to spend more on fast food! Also please note that I have linked any recipes that I’m using that are on the blog so all you have to do is click on them and you can see my recipe.

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