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Slow Cooker Beef Enchiladas

SLow Cooker Beef Enchiladas

Craving comfort food?

I feel the same way when the weather gets slightly cooler this time of year. I like an easy weeknight meal like these beef enchiladas that I can tuck into on the couch with my Netflix queue or another episode of Portlandia.

Paul and I both work all day and we work from home and dinner usually crosses our mind at around 5pm when we start scrambling to figure out what we’re going to eat. If you’re looking for something easy and low-maintenance, bust out the slow cooker and try this Beef Enchiladas recipe from Canadian Living’s New Slow Cooker Favourites.

Serve up your beef enchiladas with a crisp side salad, pack up the extra for lunch the next day or freeze the leftovers: (more…)

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

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I’ve been eating baked beans out of a can for most of my life. So when I came across a recipe for Slow Cooker Baked Beans, I was excited to finally make the jump from canned corn syrupy stuff to the real deal.

With the weather getting cooler at night, I’ve been craving hearty and warm comfort foods like slow cooker baked beans. This recipe also makes a great side if you’re planning a BBQ or hosting a tailgate party. It’s also packed full of protein and fibre.

Instead of the Korean red chili paste in this recipe, I used a bit of chili sauce that I had in my fridge, but you can also sub in tomato paste for your slow cooker baked beans. Also make sure you use dry mustard and not my mistake of dijon, it can really overpower the dish. As well, you need to find a bag of dried Great Northern Beans – the canned stuff won’t work and will get mushy during the 7 hour cooking time.

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The slow cooker does all the work for you in this recipe from Cooking Light. Just add a side of crusty bread and a crisp green salad to your slow cooker baked beansand you have a pretty great dinner if you ask me. Your house will also smell delicious.

See the full recipe I used.

What types of food do you start to crave when the weather gets cooler?

 

Rock Your Crock Pot

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My new French Bull Crock Pot!

By: Lisa Ng

I am one of the laziest cooks that you’ll ever meet.

Which is why I swear by my crock pot aka slow cooker when the weather gets cold. I prep everything the night before, refrigerate overnight and then pop it into the crock pot to cook all day. It’s the working girl’s solution to delicious home-cooked food that lasts a couple days and makes your house smell awesome.

Grocery shopping this weekend? Buy everything on Sunday, do your prep and you have dinner ready for Monday night. Mondays are a weakness for me. I’m always so exhausted from the weekend that I end up ordering pizza or eating out. Here’s a round-up of my favourite slow cooker recipes that I’ve tried before and use over and over again: (more…)

2014 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is coming up next month!

Which means it’s time to go shopping for yo’ momma. I’ve compiled a list of fun Mother’s Day Gift Ideas from around the web:

Beauty Goods from Birchbox – Beauty subscription boxes are perfect for Moms who are looking to integrate a few new things into their daily routine. $60 buys Mom a 6-month subscription of beauty samples delivered right to her door from Birchbox. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

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Bespoke Ballet Flats – I am in love with these made to measure ballet flats (from $178) from Poppy Barley in Calgary. Is Mom always complaining about how her feet hurt? Treat her to a perfect pair of flats that she will cherish forever. A gift card allows her to customize for width, style, colour and of course the perfect fit. Poppy Barley will send along a measuring tape in the mail so you can measure and order instantly. (more…)