Monday, August 31, 2015

MomLid's "Famous" Creamed Corn in the Crockpot

Famous, you ask? Sort of - I do get asked to bring this to a lot of potlucks, my children would disown me if I didn't make this for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and my husband might divorce me if I didn't make it periodically . Truth be told, this is quite easy to make and I'm happy to oblige. It's so simple that if you blink, you'll miss it. I threw this recipe together using 2 of my favorite ingredients, I'm almost embarassed to call it a recipe. Almost, but not quite. This recipe can be halved, doubled or tripled, and you can always add cheese. Here it is: 2 lb frozen corn, white corn preferred 16oz cream cheese sugar, to taste (optional) salt & pepper to taste - I don't add any I use a 6-qt crockpot (This is not my photo - used a stock photo. Sorry, but it always gets eaten before I can take a picture) 1. Mix together in crockpot 2. Heat 2-4 hours on high or low until all is blended and mixed together 3. Many times I will mix and heat up in the microwave and then just keep it warm in the crockpot 4. Enjoy! See - I said it was easy, and quite impressive!

Monday, March 2, 2015

MomLid's Meatloaf

One of my husband's favorite meals is meatloaf. It's such a simple comfort food, especially in colder weather. Discovering that I can make an excellent meatloaf in the crockpot means that we can even make it in warm weather without heating up th kitchen. I took a little from here & a little from there to make this my own! Not necessarily pretty, but beautiful to eat. MOMLID'S MEATLOAF! OVEN VERION: 1-1/2 lbs ground beef 1/2 lb ground pork 2/3 cups bread crumbs 1 envelope onion soup mix 1 tsp dried thyme 2 cloves garlic,chopped 2 ribs celery with leaves, finely chopped. 1/4 red onion chopped (optional) 2 t prepared mustard 2 t Worchestershire sauce 1/4 cup milk 1. Mix all together thoroughly - I totally advocate using your hands to moosh everthing together! (remove rings first or use gloves) 2. Form into a loaf in a pan sprayed with cooking spray. 3. Top with glaze: 1/2 cup ketchup & 1/4 cup brown sugar mixed 4. Cook at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from oven, let sit 10-15 minutes before slicing CROCKPOT VERSION:
1. Form into a loaf and place on foil in crockpot. 2. Place the cover on your slow cooker and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 3-4 hours (until meat thermometer reads 160) Note: Cooking times are just a guideline. Slow cookers cook differently depending on size and make/model. It is recommended that you test times in your slow cooker for all new recipes.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS! Brown Sugar Holiday Ham

Today we will be with Miracle on 6th Street in Norco, CA feeding people & giving gifts to those less fortunate. Afterwards, here's what's for dinner! Brown Sugar Holiday Ham Serves: 10-12 Prep time: 5 mins Cook time: 6 hours Total time: 6 hours 5 mins Ingredients 7 lb Cooked Bone-In Cooked Ham or Spiral Cooked Ham 1 Cup Brown Sugar 2 Cups Pineapple Juice ½ Cup Maple Syrup Instructions Place ham in a large slow cooker flat side down. Rub brown sugar over all sides of the ham. Drizzle with juice and syrup. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Crockpot Creamy Pesto Chicken

Spent too much time away, and using Pinterest instead of this blog. Found many more wonderful recipes and am happy to share! has an amazing blog with some great ideas, here's one to share. I love easy recipes and I love using my crockpot, this one is one of the best! I buy my pesto already made at Costco and the best part is you just freeze whatever pesto you don't use. The jar looks small, but I've gotten 3-4 meals out of each jar - it goes a long way. 4-5 boneless chicken breasts (I like to use both breasts & thighs), thawed 1 cup pesto 3/4 cup sour cream 1. Cook chicken in covered crockpot on high 3-4 hours. (3 hours if breasts only, more for thighs) Drain liquid. 2. Mix together pesto & sour cream 3. Pour over chicken, cover and cook 30 minutes more. Serve over rice or noodles

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Pistachio Pudding Cake Recipe

Ingredients 1 package yellow cake mix (regular size) 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix 4 eggs 1 cup club soda 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup chopped walnuts ICING: 1 cup cold heavy whipping cream 3/4 cup cold 2% milk 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant pistachio pudding mix 2 teaspoons confectioners' sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts Directions In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, soda and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in walnuts. Pour into a greased and floured 10-in. fluted tube pan. Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to a wire rack to cool completely. In a large bowl, beat the cream, milk, pudding mix and confectioners' sugar on high until stiff peaks form. Frost cake. Sprinkle with walnuts. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12 servings.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Key Lime Bundt Cake

Ingredients 3 Eggs 1 {6 oz} Key Lime Yogurt 2 Yogurt Cups of Sugar 3 Yogurt Cups of Flour 1½ tsp. Baking Soda 1 Yogurt Cup of Vegetable Oil 2 tsp. lime zest 1 Tb lime juice 1 {3oz.} Box of Lime Jello 1 Pillsbury Creamy Supreme Key Lime Frosting Instructions In a medium size bowl mix the eggs, sugar, oil and yogurt together using a hand mixer. Add the flour, the lime Jell-o powder, baking soda, lime zest and lime juice to the mixture and blend everything together. Bake at 350ยบ and let it cool for five minutes before placing the cake on a platter. Open the Creamy Supreme frosting and warm it up in the microwave for 15 seconds or until it is lightly melted. Pour the frosting on top of the cake and sprinkle some more lime zest on top of it. Notes Use the yogurt container to measure the flour, sugar and oil. Author: Desiree @

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Orange Rolls

2 tubes refrigerated biscuits (the smaller biscuits or the Grands biscuits) 1 cube (1/2 C.) butter or margarine 1 C. sugar Zest and juice of 1 orange Combine the butter or margarine, sugar, zest, and orange juice in a small saucepan and heat until sugar is dissolved and butter is melted, stirring frequently.I really liked using these Pillsbury Grands! biscuits with the flaky layers. You didn't have to have a whole biscuit if you didn't want to. You could just peal off as many layers as you wanted. Fantastic! But they really would work just fine with the smaller biscuits too. Using a fork or tongs, dip each biscuit into the sauce, scooping some of the zest onto the biscuit. Place into a well-greased bundt pan. Pour remaining sauce over the biscuits. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 35 minutes. When done, immediately turn onto a platter and serve. I place the platter on top of the rolls, then flip the whole thing over