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A weeks worth of cooking 

I haven’t been cooking as much lately. Totally missed giving you a summary first week in June so I’ll try to bring you up to date this week!

On Friday the Second – I prepared Crockpot Cheeseburger Soup. This Cheeseburger Soup recipe is true comfort food. It’s a creamy and cheesy soup that is loaded with pure deliciousness. It will certainly be a new family favorite in no time at all.

On Wednesday the seventh – I cooked Skillet Chicken Ranch Fajitas. Blend in some flavorful spices and ranch dressing for an excellent 30-minute meal. These fajitas are excellent for a busy weeknight.

On Thursday the eighth – I prepared Slow Cooker Dijon Pork Chops. The side dish was Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts. The ease of preparation was a complete breeze and they were flavorful.

On Saturday the tenth – I baked Peanut Butter Cookies. The preparation was a fun and messy experience but they still turned out to be scrumptious.

Coming up this week on Cooking with Court

Baked Salmon with Lemon Caper Sauce

Slow Cooker Maple-Coffee Pulled Pork

Buttermilk Roasted Chicken
Three Cheese Asparagus Gratin

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SLOW COOKER DIJON PORK CHOPS & POTATOES

 

SLOW COOKER DIJON PORK CHOPS & POTATOES

Ingredients

1 can (10.75 oz.) condensed cream of mushroom soup 
¼ C chicken broth
¼ C whole grain Dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
½ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
6 medium red potatoes, sliced
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
6 boneless pork loin chops (about 1-inch thick)
1 tbsp olive oil for browning
Thickening (if desired):
3 Tbsp flour
¼ C water

Directions

1. In a large bowl, stir in the soup, broth, mustard, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Stir in the sliced potatoes and the onion. Toss everything into your 5-7 quart crockpot.

2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown chops well on both sides. Place chops on top of potato mixture and cook on low four-six hours or on high three – five hours (times are approximate)

3. If you want a thicker sauce, mix flour and water so there are no lumps; turn cooker to high heat. Remove chops and stir flour mixture into potatoes. Place chops back into the crock pot and cook on high additional fifteen-twenty minutes until sauce is thick and fully cooked.

Source Bake at midnite

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Slow Cooker Lemon Pork Chops

 

Do you need a simple slow cooker recipe that you can throw everything into your marvelous machine for those crazy busy weeknights and most importantly kid friendly? Well, let me just tell you that your whole family is going to love this zesty lemon pork chop dish. You are going to love it too as it requires little preparation and less than ten ingredients.

Lemon Pork Chops

1 Onion, sliced into thin rings

4 to 6 pork chops

2 lemons, juiced

1/4 C packed brown sugar

1/4 C ketchup

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

Hot Mashed potatoes or cooked brown rice, optional

Directions

Use a 4-quart insert. Separate the onion rings and place into the insert. Place the meat on top. In a small bowl combine, the lemon juice, sugar ketchup, salt, and pepper. Pour this sauce evenly over the top. Cover, and cook on low for five to six hours, or on high for three to four hours. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

Source 365 Slow Cooker Suppers

Slowly Cooked Sausage with veggies

I just love the idea of one pan/pot dinners. They require little preparation, most of them are ready less than thirty-five minutes and clean up is a breeze. I confess I can get pretty spoiled. As some of you already know, I usually come across these dinners on Pinterest. Whenever I do find one of these superb dinners on my go-to site, I immediately get motivated to want to cook the dish. 

Therefore, I’ve had this one Pot Sausage, Green Beans, and Potatoes Recipe in my ginormous cookbook that I found on Pinterest a long time ago. I too have been wanting to cook it for awhile, but I just couldn’t find the perfect timing until I finally had the opportunity to prepare it earlier this week. The food prep and clean up for it is about the same, just like with the other one-pot suppers that I have cooked this year.

However, I must say that the actual cooking time for this recipe requires at least four-six hours for it to be fully cooked because everything is being cooked in the crockpot. I know that sounds awful especially when supper time rolls around and you are super hungry. But I honestly can say that is one of the biggest perks about this dish cause for one your slow cooker will make everything taste amazing and two you don’t have to babysit your food while it’s cooking.

I promise you and your family are going to enjoy this Crock Pot Sausage, Green Beans, and Potatoes recipe. Here’s why: you seriously only have to do a little bit of preparation, it has good for you ingredients and last, but definitely not least it’s incredibly tasty!

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Crockpot Sausage, Green Beans, and Potatoes

INGREDIENTS

2 pkg of traditional rope turkey sausage, cut into half inch slices (I used venison and pork sausage) 

6-8 Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed

3-4 cans of green beans
1 small onion, chopped

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

1/8 tsp red pepper flakes optional

 

INSTRUCTIONS

Use a four or six-quart crockpot insert and lightly grease it with non-stick cooking spray. Place your potatoes into the bottom of your crock pot. Place the onion on top and combine the sausage and green beans. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and red pepper. Cover and cook on LOW for six-eight hours. Yummoelicious! 

Source Recipes that crock

I mentioned last week in my Cook. Eat. Sleep. Dream. Repeat. post that I would make this excellent Crockpot Taco Soup today, but other arrangements were made, plus we still have plenty of leftovers from last night’s meal. Oh well. Maybe I will make it next week. 🙂 However, I still intend on cooking this savory and really creamy Crockpot Chicken Rice soup on Saturday.

Also, within the past few years, it has been hot in Texas, both on Christmas eve and day and, Unfortunately, it’s going to get hot once again. But that’s totally cool with me because I chose to make the best of it and have a great attitude in regards to the crazy weather and make Vietnamese Iced Coffee on Christmas Eve. I am very excited!

A Twist On A Classic Favorite

On Wednesday I put my crockpot to work and prepared this Juicy Reuben Sandwich recipe as I have never made nor tried one. The preparations of this dish before putting my cooking friend to work (the crockpot) was very easy as usual, and after everything was finished cooking, slicing the meat was somewhat of a breeze. 🙂 Oh boy let me just tell you my sandwich was incredibly yummy!

For those of you who don’t know what a Reuben sandwich is it’s
an American hot sandwich made with corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and Russian dressing, grilled between slices of rye bread.

Are you an enthusiast of hot sandwiches? Are you craving for one? If you said yes to these questions then may, I recommend you satisfying hunger by preparing this savory sandwich. I promise you won’t regret it!

Juicy Reuben Sandwiches

You will need

1/2 lb corned beef, trimmed

2 C Sauerkruat drained

1/2 C Beef Broth

One small onion, sliced

One clove garlic, minced

1/2 tsp caraway seeds

4 to 6 black peppercorns

8 slices pumpernickel or rye bread

4 slices of swiss cheese

Russian dressing or Mustard, optional

Directions

1. Place corned beef, sauerkraut, broth, onion, garlic, caraway seeds and peppercorns in your crockpot. Cover, cook on LOW for seven to nine hours.

2. Transfer beef to a large cutting board. Use a sharp knife to carefully cut across grain into slices. Divide among four bread slices. Top each slice with drained Sauerkruat mixture and one slice of cheese. Spread mustard on remaining four bread slices; place on sandwiches.

Source CROCK-POT® I Can Make That in My Slow Cooker

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My favorite chicken and beef recipes

Parmesan Ranch Chicken Tenders 

One Pan Autumn Chicken Dinner 

A Messy Favorite 

Comfort Food Overload 

Chilly and Cloudy night = delicious soup

My family and I are huge soup eaters. We particularly enjoy it on the days when it gets really chilly and cloudy. On Wednesday we had another overcast and cold evening, a perfect night for a soup supper.

I made this warm, savory, and hearty Crock Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup. It’s a healthy, fast and easy crock pot recipe for those hectic nights and cold, cloudy days. Simply add the ingredients into the crock pot and then you can continue on with your day.

I’ve included some of my favorite soups and chili recipes towards the bottom that I have made this year.

Crock Pot Chicken and Wild Rice Soup

Ingredients

1lb chicken breasts
1/2 small onion, minced
2 carrots, minced
2 celery stalks, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp dried sage
1/4 tsp dried rosemary
One large or two small bay leaves
2 Tbsp butter
6 C chicken broth
3/4 cup wild brown rice blend

Directions

1. Place the chicken into the bottom of your 6-quart crock pot and put the rest of the ingredients on top. Then cover and cook on LOW for six-eight hours or until the chicken and rice is cooked through. The chicken will cook in the broth and add more taste to the soup.

2. About forty-five minutes or so before serving, shred the chicken then stir back into soup. Cover and continue cooking until you’re ready to eat.  Serve warm with crackers. Enjoy! 

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My favorite soups and chili

Skinny Butternut Squash soup

Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Soup

Not all non-spicy soups are tasteless

A Texans Favorite

Not Just For Cowboys

Goodbye November, Hello December

Now that Thanksgiving is over we can indeed focus on Christmas. I still cannot believe how fast this year has gone and that Christmas is literally upon us lol. It’s crazy! I have not decided on what I want to cook/bake lol, but when it happens, I will share it with you real soon. I’m very excited! 😀

I know that dish has nothing to do with Christmas, but since it’s still autumn and winter doesn’t officially start until the 21st, I want to share with you this moist and fall apart tender roast beef that has a delicious balsamic glaze topping that is so easy to make in your crockpot! 

Crockpot Balsamic Glazed Roast Beef

Ingredients

1 Tbsp olive oil
3 lbs Ontario Corn Fed Beef roast such as chuck, round, brisket
1 large onion, sliced
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1/8-1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 C beef broth
1/2 C balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsps Bragg or (or tamari)
2 Tbsps brown sugar
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 lb baby carrots (optional)
1 lb mini potatoes or diced potatoes (optional)
2 Tbsps flour + 2 Tbsps water

Directions

1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, add the beef and brown on all sides, approximately twenty minutes and set aside on a plate. Combine the onions and cook until tender, approximately two-three minutes, before combining the garlic and red pepper flakes and cooking until fragrant, about a minute.

2. Put the beef, onions, broth, balsamic vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, carrots, and potatoes into your crockpot, cover and cook on low for eight-ten hours or on high for three-five hours. (The beef will be coming apart tender when done!)

3. Remove the carrots, potatoes, and beef. Shred the meat with two forks. Remove any fat from the cooking juices, place it in a small/medium saucepan, bring to a simmer, add the mixture of the flour and water and cook until the glaze has thickened a bit. Put the meat and veggies back into the slow cooker, and pour the glaze over and let everything cook on low for about twenty to thirty minutes. Serve warm. Enjoy!

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The various ways to get your Buffalo Chicken Fix

This Buffalo Chicken is dangerously delicious and incredibly easy. Here are three different ways you can eat it to satisfy your craving: 1. Eat it by itself. 2. You can top it with some crackers. 3. Serve on toasted buns with a slice of cheese. Number three was my choice. Yummy! That’s what I love about this recipe; you can choose to eat it which ever way you want 🙂 I promise you won’t regret it and oh once the chicken touches your taste buds you will be hooked on this stuff. I know I was. Haha!

The World’s Easiest Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches

Ingredients

3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, rinsed and pat dry

Non-stick cooking spray

1 (1-oz packet) ranch salad dressing mix

1 (12-) bottle Frank’s Buffalo wing sauce

6 hamburger buns

6 oz cheddar cheese, sliced

Directions

Use a four or six-quart slow cooker insert. Lightly grease your crock pot with non-stick cooking spray and place the chicken into the insert. Pour in the salad dressing mix and the buffalo wing sauce. Cover and cook on low for six to seven hours. After the chicken is finished cooking shred the chicken completely with two forks, and serve on toasted buns with a slice of cheese, if desired.

Source  365 Slow Cooker Suppers

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Announcement: I wanted to let you ahead of time that since next week is Thanksgiving, I will be doing some cooking but will not be blogging as much. I’m going to write only one blog post in regards to roasting pecans.

The fun experience of using new cookbooks

I enjoy using new cookbooks. Whenever I buy a new one, I get full of excitement that I have a real hard time containing lol. Ha, it gets even more challenging when I hear certain cookbooks screaming out my name lol, while I’m shopping at my favorite bookstore Barnes & Noble or on Amazon.

Moreover, yesterday I had a blast using my new crockpot cookbook that I bought last week and made this Layered Mexican-Style Casserole. I at first was a little uncertain of how it was going turn out because I saw it was meatless, but to my astonishment, it actually tasted delicious. I am not kidding either this Mexican-Style Casserole was the Bomb.com. I for sure will give this meatless dish a 10-star rating.

Crockpot Layered Mexican-Style Casserole

Ingredients

1-2 cans (approximately 15 oz) Goya hominy

One can (15 oz) Goya black beans

One can (14 oz) diced tomatoes with garlic, basil, and oregano

1 C thick and chunky salsa, Mild or Medium

1 can (6 oz) tomato paste

1/2 tsp ground cumin

3-6 flour tortillas

2 C shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

1/2 C sliced black olives

Directions

1. Prepare foil handles (See Note). Coat inside of your crockpot with non-stick cooking spray. Combine hominy, beans, tomatoes, salsa, tomato paste, cumin in a large bowl; stir to blend. Press one tortilla into the bottom of your crockpot. Top one-third of hominy mixture and one-third of the cheese. Repeat layers

2. Press remaining tortilla on top. Top with remaining hominy mixture. Set aside remaining one-third of the cheese. Cover; cook on LOW for six to eight hours or on HIGH for two to three hours. Turn off the heat sprinkle with remaining cheese and olives. Cover; let stand for five minutes. Pull out tortilla stack with all oil handles cut into six wedges.

*Note: to make foil handles tear off six 18 x 2″ pieces of heavy duty foil or use regular foil. Get two strips and put one on top of the other, fold both ends together. Crisscross foil strips in spoke design and place in crockpot to make lifting of tortilla stack easier.*

Source CROCK-POT® I Can Make That in My Slow Cooker

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Million Dollar Buffalo Chicken Pasta

I am not surprised that I found another Buffalo Chicken recipe. And since I’m a huge enthusiast of anything buffalo flavor I, of course, wanted to try the dish. This recipe not only has Buffalo sauce, but it too has pasta. Yummy! As you can tell, I also love eating pasta as well. My favorite kind is penne and spaghetti.

Moreover, if you are the same as me and you honestly cannot help it but respond to the cry of a recipe that requests for the flavor buffalo call out your name and saying “could you please pretty please cook and devour me lol.” Then your immediate response should be “getting off of your couch, and going into your kitchen, doing these few simple steps; 1. grabbing your crockpot, 2. tossing a few ingredients into your slow cooker. 3. Wait a few hours then BOOM you have semi cooked lol yourself some delicious Buffalo Chicken Pasta using your crockpot.

Oh, don’t let this recipe fool you because although this recipe calls for affordable ingredients available at your grocery store, it tastes like a million bucks.

What is your favorite kind of pasta? 

Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

1 lb chicken breasts, chopped

salt and pepper, taste (Optional)

One can cream of chicken soup

1 can Rotel diced tomatoes with green chilies

1/2 C  Frank’s buffalo wing sauce or your favorite hot sauce

1 1/2 C. Mozzarella or cheddar cheese

1/2 C  ranch dressing

1 1/2 C Daisy sour cream

3 C  Barilla’s penne pasta, cooked

Directions

Season chicken with salt and pepper and put into the slow cooker. Combine the chicken soup, hot sauce, and diced tomatoes with green chilies; stir. Cook on LOW for four to six hours or on HIGH for two to three hours. Stir in shredded cheese, ranch dressing, and sour cream, then turn off your crockpot. Boil pasta according to package instructions; drain well and add to the slow cooker. Stir well. Enjoy! 😀 

Source The Crockin’ Girls Slow Cookin’ Companion

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