The Slow Cooker: A Writer’s Best Friend Blog Hop

Hi everyone! You ready for a fantastic blog hop today? We’re a small group, but I think that’s all the better, because it means we won’t lose our entire Saturday to it ;).

So, without further ado . . .

Original photo by Janineomg (, adapted by Rebekah Loper (

I’ve narrowed down my three favorite slow cooker recipes, and I do hope you’ll enjoy them!

1. Campbell’s Slow-Cooker Chicken & Dumplings
This is my go-to super-easy comfort food recipe. I haven’t yet had a chance to play with it and make it healthier (IE: no condensed soup), but I love chicken and dumplings so much, and at least this way I don’t have to spend hours over the stove with it.

2. Azorean Stew
This is probably the most taste-bud tantalizing beef stew I’ve ever made. The ingredient that almost put me off from trying it? Cinnamon. But believe me, it’s delicious.

3. Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup
I’ve played with this recipe the most, but the version we like best substitutes 2 cups of frozen corn for the can of corn, and 2 cups of chicken broth for the can of beer. I’ve extra cumin before, but it’s not necessary. This is a favorite of both hubby and me, and makes a very regular appearance on the dinner menu :D.

Hope you enjoy at least one of these recipes!

And don’t forget to hop around to the other participants – there’s lots of yummy recipes up for grabs today!

1. The Barenaked Critic
2. Rebekah Loper, Writer
3. The Merry Mennonite
4. Fairbetty’s World
5. Sue Ann Bowling
6. Thoughts of a Visual and Verbal Artist
7. Write Backwards – Jamie Dement (LadyJai)
8. Bonnie Rae, Just Words