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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Giveaway: 101 Things To Do With A Slowcooker

 Years ago I attended a class on crockpots given by my neighbor, Janet Eyring. (She's not my neighbor anymore since I have moved.) She is the one who opened my eyes to what an amazing appliance the crockpot is. I heart my crockpot. (The only difference between a crockpot and a slow cooker is that crockpot is a trademarked name of the Rival brand product.) Recently I realized that May's almost over and I haven't done a giveaway yet. Let's fix that. I'm going to giveaway a copy of 101 Things To Do With A Slowcooker by  Stephanie Ashcraft and Janet Eyring. There are three ways to enter: 1 Become a follower of Secrets of Mom and leave a comment (If you are already a follower, just leave a comment saying so.) 2. Follow me on twitter and leave a comment here saying you did so. 3. Share your favorite crockpot recipe.  Giveaway ends May 31st. Best of luck to you!
 Here's a recipe from her book that she taught us in her class. It's so simple and delicious. It can also be found at her website along with a few others.

Easy Apple Crisp
2 cans (21 ounces each) apple pie filling
2 1/2 cups
granola cereal
1 1/2 teaspoons 
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter

1. Spray the inside of a 3&1/2 or 4 quart crockpot. Dump in pie filling. 2. Put in remaining ingredients in the order listed. 3. Cook on low heat for three hours. 4. Serve with vanilla ice cream.
 *(I made this and then realized I was out of ice cream. And sorry the one pic I took wasn't great. It was late. Personally I like to eat it plain and cold for breakfast.)


  1. This is a nice crockpot recipe. I think my twin boys are going to love this apple crisp especially with the ice cream, lol! I just wonder what it's supposed to look like. Anyway, thanks for sharing this recipe, I think this will make for a wonderful dessert.

  2. I am a follower of your blog. I love my crock pot.

  3. FR Tell you what, I'll make it tonight and take a picture for you.

  4. I love doing Applesauce in the slow cooker.


    • 12 cups pared, cored, thinly sliced cooking apples
    • 1/2 cup sugar
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 cup water
    • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
    1. Place apples in slow cooker.
    2. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Mix with apples.
    3. Stir in water and lemon juice.
    4. Cover. Cook on high 2 1/2-3 1/2 hours.
    5. Serve hot or cold.

  5. i follow via google reader

    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

  6. i follow you on twitter

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  7. our favorite crockpot item is baked potatoes...we prefer red potatoes~ wash & dry potatoes, wrap in foil, and bake in crockpot on low for 8 hrs. They get so soft & stay moist!

    ~eunice b
    rsmile2u @dejazzd .com

  8. Christie

    I love how forgiving my crockpot is! I throw a pork loin, water, ketchup, a squeeze of honey, cumin, paprika, s&p, whatever little bits of leftover green pepper, onion, celery, carrots I have on hand, and other spices as I see them and cook on low for 6-10 hours. Shred it, put in tortillas, it's amazing!!

  9. I'm a follower (now that I realized you have a blog)

  10. I apparently thought I was at work when I initialed that last comment, sorry....I have a very favorite crock pot recipe, but I'm too tired to type it out. I will email you a copy at work. I also cooked some of my black beans from my food storage (4 years old) using the instructions in I Dare You to Eat It and they turned out awesome!!!

  11. I'm a google follower.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  12. I am a google follower.