How to Caramelize Onions in a Slow Cooker

How to Caramelize Onions & Peppers in a Slow Cooker

Learn How to Caramelize Onions in a Slow Cooker…it’s so easy you won’t believe it! I really had no intention of writing a post about this, but my Instagram and Facebook share last week of me using my slow cooker to caramelize onions and peppers created such a stir and frenzy of people wanting to […]

Slow Cooker Italian Vegetarian Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Italian Vegetarian Bean Soup

Hi There Friendly Friends! I’m Christine from Cook the Story here to tell you about my easy and tasty Slow Cooker Italian Vegetarian Bean Soup. This soup has the flavors of Italian sausage but without the sausage, making it a healthy but oh so satisfying weeknight meal. I’ve never been much of a slow cooker […]

Pumpkin Rice Pudding

Pumpkin Rice Pudding

I have to be honest, I had never had rice pudding before I made this.  I’ve always wanted to try it, but just never have.  And in the spirit of the season, I opted for a Pumpkin Rice Pudding to try in the slow cooker.  Have you been following along this week during Crocktoberfest?  I’ve […]

Baja Chicken Soup

Slow Cooker Baja Chicken Soup

The weather is starting to cool off a bit and it’s so nice to get out.  So, last weekend we went hiking in the Superstition Mountains for five hours to see some hieroglyphs.  The hike was amazing, even though it was slow going with the kids but really who cares because the views were amazing […]

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Overnight Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal in the Slow Cooker

When the weather starts to cool off and pumpkin stands pop up all over, then I know it’s time to dig out this family favorite recipe. I love to make my own pumpkin puree and pumpkin butter from scratch and then we roast up all those yummy pumpkin seeds. There are never enough for in […]

Cook Once, Eat Twice! Black Bean Soup & Enchiladas

Cook Once, Eat Twice! Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup & then make Enchiladas with the leftover soup!

I love easy weeknight meals that can be transformed the next day into something totally different.  It just doesn’t feel like leftovers that way and the kids are excited even though in reality it is leftovers.  So, I challenge you to cook once and eat twice with these super easy and affordable recipes using black […]

Praline Pecan Crunch Snack Mix

Praline Pecan Crunch Snack Mix

I love easy snack mixes.  They are fun for parties, after school, movie snacking, and midnight munchies.  I also love my slow cooker, so creating a snack mix that can be made in a slow cooker (instead of the oven) is a winner in my book. When I was pregnant with my oldest (she’s gonna […]

16 Surprising Foods You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

16 Surprising Foods You Can Make in a Slow Cooker

 I love my slow cookers!  I have about 5 or 6 of them in different shapes and sizes.  I use them all the time and I’m always shocked when someone mentions that they don’t have one, don’t use the one they have, or hate the food that comes out of one.  I have dozens of […]

Buffalo Meatballs with Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

Buffalo Meatballs with Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

I love all things with buffalo sauce! Really, just the mention of it makes my mouth water and start to jump for joy. I needed a super quick and easy appetizer for a recent party a couple weeks and I came up with this gem. I think these Buffalo-Style Meatballs would make a great addition […]

Freezer Meal Packets

freezer crockpot meals

I realized that I’ve never shared how I make my freezer meal packets! It’s one reason I started AMFT, to share with my friends how I make my freezer packets.  They are always hounding me to share the details with them. For under $200, I made 14 suppers, 20 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 20 smoothie […]

Soup Rewind

Chicken and Corn Soup

My family is sad since soup seasoning is quickly coming to an end.  It’s been in the 70′s and I’m not big on soup when it’s hot.  I will still make it for them, but not as much.  However, I realize that for many of you it’s still really cold and wintery…..maybe you should move […]

Kitchari

Kitchari

Last week I attended the 2nd annual Kenmore Blogger Summit with about 40 other bloggers.  I had such an amazing time and met some great bloggers too.  Before I post all about the trip and the cool new innovations from Kenmore, I had to share this recipe with you.  Watch for my post later this […]

Not Your Mama’s Pot Roast

Not Your Mama's Pot Roast

I love my husband!  He is so supportive of everything that I want to do and totally embraces it.  He’s always given his suggestions on what he wants for supper, but ever since I started blogging he discusses cooking and recipes with all sorts of people.  I think he is secretly trying to get more […]

Hot Cocoa

Homemade Hot Cocoa

Happy New Year!  I’m so excited to continue my blogging journey this year.  I plan to focus on great recipes and less on filler content.  I will still do some giveaways and reviews, but they are now in their own area and not in my main feed.  I’m hoping y’all will like what I’ve done. […]

Slow Cooker Egg and Sausage Casserole

Slow Cooker Egg and Sausage Casserole

I love having breakfast waiting for me when I get up. This was so easy to throw together and only takes about 5-6 hours, so it’s perfect for brunch or a really early breakfast. Or, if your are like me, make it the night before in the crock and put it in the fridge. Set […]

8 Can Soup

8 Can Soup

We love this soup.  The entire family just eats it up and it’s super easy to make.  Again, this is another budget/pantry meal.  It’s also a perfect meal to have around if you are a prepper as all the ingredients for this soup and cans of things, so all the items will store nicely in […]

3 Packet Pot Roast

3 Packet Pot Roast

On really busy weeks, I look for recipes that can be easily turned into leftovers.  However, I really hate leftovers that taste and look exactly the same as first night…so I have to be able to make something totally new out of the leftovers. This easy 3 Packet Pot Roast does the trick!  It has […]

The Best Chile con Queso

The Best Chile con Queso

I got this recipe from my husband’s Aunt and I have no idea where she got it, but it is so easy and tasty. It’s always a big hit at parties. I made a few changes to the recipe that I was given to make it quicker and easier. The addition of spices and other […]

Our Traditional St Paddy’s Day Meal & More

K making Irish Soda Bread

I’m starting a new series called “Kids in the Kitchen”.  Somehow, my blog got away from me and became only recipes.  I want to try to get it back to my vision which still includes TONS of recipes, but lots of ideas for the family, tips in the kitchen, favorite products, etc.  Kids in the […]

Mexi-Cali Meat Burritos

Mexi-Cali Meat Burritos

If you haven’t figured it out by now, my family loves almost all Mexican food. I found this recipe over at Food.com many years ago and we fell in love with it. I’ve adapted the recipe just a bit.

This makes a TON and freezes extremely well. We easily get 3-4 meals out of this one. I freeze it in zip-top baggies in amounts that my family generally would eat in one meal. I love that it has the beans built into the recipe.

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Easy Weeknight Lasagna in the Slow Cooker

Easy Weeknight Lasagna in the Slow Cooker

I love, love, love lasagna. But I hate how long it takes to make it, especially on our busy weeknights. A couple days, I was really craving lasagna, but I didn’t have the time and I didn’t have all the ingredients either. No time to hit the store, so I started rummaging around the pantry and freezer and this is what I came up with.

Not only is it an easy supper, it only took about 3-4 hours in the slow cooker, it is the perfect Sunday lunch. Put it in before church and it will be ready when you get home. Read More…