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    Recipe: Banana Blueberry Crockpot Oatmeal

    How would you like to wake up to a steamy hot bowl of oatmeal? This recipe is a slow cooker version of the Brunch Oatmeal Bake and is extra easy to make the night before. It’s also versatile so you can change up the ingredients with what you have on hand. Ingredients: 1 1/2 Cups oatmeal, rolled or steel cut 3 1/2 Cups water 1 Cup milk 1/4 Teaspoon salt 2 Tablespoons sweetener (brown sugar, honey, maple syrup, etc…) 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon 1 Banana, browning preferable, sliced 1 Cup frozen or fresh blueberries 1 Tablespoon coconut oil, optional 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract, optional Method: Rub coconut oil along base of…

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    How to Cook Beans in a Slow Cooker

      Cooking dried beans is an easy way to save money. All it takes is a little prep time and a day of crock pot cooking. Supplies: 16 oz dried beans 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced Pepper, cumin, chili powder, red pepper flakes. Whatever spices you like. Use a teaspoon or 1/2 teaspoon of each of your favorites. Crock pot Method: Rinse and soak dried beans in a large pot over night.

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    Apple Butter

    I love apple butter and this recipe is incredibly easy and can be made in your slow cooker all day long. This is a simple and delicious recipe. 12 Large Apples, peeled and chopped 1 Cup brown sugar 1 Cup apple cider 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 1/4 Teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 Teaspoon ground allspice 1/2 Teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 Teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract. Place apples in the crock pot. Mine filled pretty much to the top of my crock. Combine other ingredients in a small bowl or measuring cup. Pour mixture over apples and give them a quick stir to coat the apples. Cook on low for 16 hours. Stir…

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    How to Make Vegetable Stock

    Buying vegetable stock in stores can be quite pricey. The good news is that stock is so easy to to make at home! Use this method to make soups, season rice, crock pot meals or add to any dish that might need extra flavor. It’s incredibly flexible so add whatever left over scraps you have on hand. Keep in mind it will effect what you’re making for example bell pepper scraps. Save onion, garlic, carrot, and celery scraps from your weekly meals. Place each of these in a large freezer bag and store in the freezer. When the bag is full, place all frozen vegetable scraps in a large stock…

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    Green Split Pea Soup

    As I promised yesterday in my Green With Envy post, I’m going to share my favorite Green Slip Pea soup recipe. Green Split Pea Soup Ingredients: 1 Medium onion, chopped 2 Cloves garlic, minced 2 Stalks celery, sliced 3 Carrots, sliced 3 Potatoes, scrubbed and chopped 1 Bag or 2 cups green split peas, picked through and rinsed 6 Cups vegetable broth 1 Teaspoon marjoram 1 Teaspoon basil 1/2 Teaspoon parsley 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Combine Ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low 6-8 hours or high 4-5 hours. Serve with bread to dip and a garden salad. Note: if you’re anxious to get…

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