crockpot season

Hello Crockpot, welcome back to my life!  I hardly use my crockpot during the summer months because my kitchen is a 4×4 square that instantly becomes a hot box.

My two favorite go to crockpot recipes are French Dip and a Artichoke Bruschetta Chicken.

The french dip is a recipe my mom gave me when I got married that I make all the time.  I always serve it with mashed potatoes and a loaf of french bread.  Use the bread to soak up the delicious juice or just to pile some meat on top!  Super easy and fool proof!


French Dip:

  • 3lb Chuck Roast
  • 2 C Water
  • 1/2 C light soy sauce
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper (no salt)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Onion Chopped
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves- pressed
  • 1/4 tsp. rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp. thyme

Cook all day on low or 5-6 hours on high.  Take meat out and shred.

My next favorite is this Bruschetta Chicken with artichokes.  I made it one day when I had a bunch of family over and its become a staple around here.  Ridiculously simple and feeds a ton of people.


I start off by putting some oil in a pan with a little crushed garlic and take some chicken breasts or thighs that have been salt and peppered, lay them on the pan to brown them, adding like half a cup of white wine if you want.  Once slightly browned place the chicken and all the juices and browned bits  in the crockpot and then basically just add all the ingredients for some brushetta on top.  I throw two small cans of petite diced tomatoes, or a large regular diced (whatever your preference is), some sliced garlic, sliced purple onions, some basil or even a cube or two of pesto, some EVOO and balsamic vinegar.  Then I added a can of drained artichokes.  You want to make sure for how ever much chicken you have you add enough brushetta to just about cover the chicken.  Put it on for 8-10 hours on low or 6 hours high.   I usually serve it over spaghetti with some extra tomato sauce on the side.  Make sure you have some parmesan cheese to sprinkle on top, its a must!!

Here are some other crockpot recipes I am going to try this season.


Crockpot Carnitas Tortilla Burrito Bowl from the Half Baked Harvest blog.  I am a lover of all mexican food so this is something I have to try!


Crockpot Honey Sesame Chicken from The Comfort of Cooking blog.  This looks amazing, and I am thinking everyone would like it.  I would probably add a side of edamame to complete this dish.

I would love to hear your favorite crockpot recipes…

Have a great day, and happy cooking!



  1. Just tried this one yesterday and it was a hit with the family:

    Buffalo Chicken Sliders

    1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs
    2 tbsp butter
    2 tbsp minced garlic
    1 packet ranch dressing mix
    3/4 cup Frank’s Red Hot wing sauce (or any wing sauce)
    hot sauce to taste (I used 15 drops)
    1 package slider buns

    Place butter and garlic in the bottom of the slow cooker, and top with chicken.
    Cover chicken with ranch packet.
    Pour wing sauce over chicken and add drops of hot sauce, if desired.
    Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
    Shred the chicken and mix it with the yummy sauce.
    Place shredded chicken on buns and top with blue cheese or ranch dressing.
    Enjoy with a cold beverage and plenty of napkins!

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