Slow Cooker Lamb Biryani and Scallion Cheese Stuffed Naan

I recently checked out The Indian Slow Cooker cookbook from the library and found this recipe for Biryani, which is what I order at an Indian restaurant. The meat is marinated in ginger, garam masala, tumeric, cilantro, mint, and garlic, then topped with saffron-laced basmati. It is a fantastic big batch meal that we’ll add to the rotation. For … Continue reading

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Happy Barbacoa Birthday

This week KrausnicKitchen.com turns 1! As I look back, I’m so thankful for this blogging experience. It has been a useful tool in my own meal planning. Obviously, I’m not tracking everything that I cook, as that would be a long, mundane list of flops and mishaps. I’m simply posting the dishes that are deliciously … Continue reading

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Creole/Cajun Andouille Sausage in a Slow Cooker

Creole vs. Cajun? Hmmm…I’m not sure of the proper label for this one. (I need to read up on the difference between the two.) Regardless of how it’s classified, this big-batch meal is a flavorful hit, which features andouille sausage, red peppers, black beans, and a rich tomato sauce. It’s best served with a starch, such as rice, … Continue reading

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Slow Cookers Pulled Pork by Williams Sonoma

This Williams Sonoma recipe caught my eye because of its high rating (4.9 out of 5 stars). It’s a winner for several reasons. Presented here, in no particular order: 1. Two words: slow cooker! 2. It’s a big-batch main dish, which stretches for several meals in our house. 3. It doesn’t have a bunch of … Continue reading

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Pork Tenderloin with Figs, Apricots, and Shitake Mushrooms & Barley Mushroom Risotto

I wanted to make a special meal for my family so I settled on a Pork Tenderloin with Figs, Apricots and Shitake Mushrooms. And it’s from crockpot.com. This dish is simple, only eight ingredients and it cooks in three hours. I served it with Barley-Mushroom Risotto and No-Knead Rosemary Parmesan Peasant Loaves. Enjoy! Pork Tenderloin with Figs, … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Moroccan Chicken Tagine

Not to digress, but have I been living under a rock? It didn’t even occur to me that Williams Sonoma would have RECIPES online. WHAT!?! So much to cook, so little time! On to the Moroccan dinner… I was looking for another slow cooker recipe, so that I don’t have to cook wearing the baby sling … Continue reading

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Slow Berry Cobbler = Genius

Slow Berry Cobbler in a Slow Cooker

We recently attended a potluck barbeque and I wanted something summer-fruity and easy to make. This Slow Berry Cobbler was the answer! This recipe uses Bisquick. (Don’t have Bisquick? You can make your own.) The topping doesn’t turn golden brown because it’s cooked in a slow cooker, I’d recommend a high-quality ice cream or whipping cream to compensate. … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Indonesian Beef Curry & Homemade Naan

I am cookoo for coconuts. Maybe I come from an island people? My favorite asian dishes include coconut milk, curry, and lime, like Noodles & Company Thai Curry Soup and Tom Kah Gai. I was excited to find a slow cooker recipe which incorporates all of these flavors. I served with basmati rice, lime wedges, and plain … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooker Chili Tacos

I love chicken tacos, so I was delighted to find a slow cooker version in Everyday Food. Although this dish has few ingredients it has a complex flavor because of the chipotle chilies, which come canned for less than $2 in the Mexican food section. Freeze leftover chilies in a zip top bag for later. This … Continue reading

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Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

This is a great slow cooker recipe adapted from SouthernFood.com. This can be served sliced with rice. Or shred pork and serve it as a pulled pork sandwich. Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin 2 pork tenderloins, about 1 pound each (Or use other cuts of pork) 1 tbsp vegetable oil salt and pepper 1/2 cup beef stock … Continue reading

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