Bits & Pieces of Ashley: The Crock Pot

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First up, let’s get some “house keeping” stuff out of the way:

1) I’ve added a “Bits & Pieces” tab at the top of my blog so you can easily access my Bits & Pieces of Ashley posts.

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2) The giveaway for a jar of Peanut Butter & Co. Dark Chocolate Dreams and the cookbook ends tonight at midnight – get your entries in! The winner will be announced on Monday, so check back here on the blog to see if it’s you!

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Let’s chat the beloved Crock Pot (aka slower cooker) today, mmmkay?

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This thing, right alongside my coffee pot, is by far my most favorite kitchen appliance. I’m not quite sure how I’d manage without it. Nope, not being dramatic – I mean it!

I call the Crock Pot the “magic worker”. You simply throw a bunch of stuff in there, and (most of the time) it comes out full of flavor and tastes delicious. We won’t talk about that one time that I came home to charred nuggets. In all seriousness though, very rarely do I have a bad experience with it. I use it at least 1-2 times per week, and the meals that come from it are some of my favorites.

About 6-8 hours before I want dinner on the table, I get everything all prepped, throw it in the Crock Pot, make sure there’s plenty of liquid in it (see above re: charred chicken nuggets as to why you need to make sure you have enough liquid in it), and let it cook.

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Some of my top favorite Crock Pot recipes:

Check out some other great Crock Pot recipes HERE.

I also love to do buffalo or barbecue chicken sandwiches. I cover the chicken breasts with water in the Crock Pot, and let it cook for about 7-8 hours. I drain the water, shred the chicken, and add the buffalo or barbecue sauce. Serve it on a bun, add some cheese, and eat! Super simple.

The Crock Pot is a brilliant thing. I’ve become even more of a fan since being a mom. I don’t have the time or desire to spend in the kitchen like I used to, so the Crock Pot helps me out in a huge way. We’re pretty much BFFs at this point.

What is your top favorite kitchen appliance?

Are you a Crock Pot fan?

How often do you use the Crock Pot?

What are some of your favorite Crock Pot recipes?

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