Crock Pot

Stews and Heart Soups

It feels like Winter. So it is time to eat hearty soups and stews!

As geeky as it sounds, I am ecstatic about my new recent purchase. A crock pot. I have been contemplating buying one for quite some time, but never got around to it. Finally, with the winter weather here in NYC, I decided to take the plunge and invest in the crock pot. I claimed it was a “you-are-a-great-papa-present” to my husband, but in reality, it was for me. (That is how most presents seem to work these days. oops).


All-Clad Deluxe Slow Cooker

Crock pots, also known as slow cookers, are ideal for cold and chilly days. I love the fact that you can just plop things into a container, press a button or three, and then forget about it for several hours. And then, voila! Dinner is ready! Not sure why, but the slow cooker makes everything richer; saturated with a deeper and solid flavor. There are a myriad of recipes online for crock pots — for veggie lovers or meat eaters. So many different options in one little container!


Deliciousness in a bowl!

You can buy the All-Clad Deluxe Slow Cooker at Williams-Sonoma or even at Target (for a fraction of the price).


The first recipe used on the crock pot. I like to add sour cream (real or non dairy sour cream) and some sliced avocado. DELICIOUSNESS.

Here are my favorite recipes for my new purchase that I have made in the past AND/OR want to make in the near future.

Moroccan Chicken Stew

Chicken Curry

Enchilada Casserole


Pineapple Chicken

Indian Spiced Eggplant


Warm crock pot meals are the perfect meal for a winter day!

Do you have any favorite crock pot recipes? Hook me up with them, as I know it is going to be a long winter and we all need to stay warm!

Have a great weekend!

–AYN, The Josie Girl


Josie Girl


    • EM! Definitely! I am seriously obsessed with the new crock pot — in one week alone, we have used it THREE times! My absolute favorite so far is the Moroccan chicken. What are yours? SEND me them!!! xo

    • OOOOHHHHHH looks delicious. I have another recipe that I need to post about squash and root vegetables that brown in the crock pot. the flavors are unbeatable in the crock pot. I seriously dont understand the science behind it, but I LOVE it. Thanks for the recipe! Cant wait to try! xo

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