Pressure Cooker, Pork Roast, and Summer Meals

Are you preparing your summer menus already?

May temperatures are climbing quickly, an indication for home chefs to begin alternative cooking methods besides the stove and oven. Local hardware stores suggest it’s time to get out the grill, and we can’t resist their urging. The unbeatable two-pack charcoal sales prices make it impossible to pass up. Supermarkets tempt meat lovers to grab the hot sales on ribeye steaks, hamburgers, chicken, and hot dogs. But wait! Grilled is good but not seven days a week. Let’s check out those alternatives. Read more

Southern-Style Light Peach Cobbler – a Slow Cooker Recipe

  • A Light Peach Cobbler Treat

Feel like eating something sweet but can’t have the sugar? Try out this Southern-Style Peach Cobbler light dessert made in a slow cooker.

peach cobbler, slow cooker
Southern-Style Light Peach Cobbler

Pattycakespantry.com published Canned Fruit Cobbler this month, and it is a fantastic recipe. I’ve actually been craving peach cobbler for weeks, so I enjoyed every bite of Patty Cakes’ cobbler.

Lighter Version of Canned Fruit Cobbler

I decided to make Patty Cakes’ recipe but with a variation. Southern-Style Light Peach Cobbler is a lighter version and cooked in the slow cooker. The texture is a little different, and it isn’t as sweet as the Canned Fruit Cobbler. But if you’re looking for a peach cobbler that is on the lighter side, consider making Southern Style Light Peach Cobbler.

Prefer the regular delicious sweet peach cobbler? Try out Patty Cakes’ Canned Fruit Cobbler. It’s incredibly yummy.

Southern-Style Light Peach Cobbler Recipe:

 

Southern-Style Light Peach Cobbler - a Slow Cooker Recipe

A light peach cobbler made in the slow cooker

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 2
Calories 320 kcal
Author Angie Horn

Ingredients

  • 14 packets Splenda or Sweetener made with sucralose
  • 1 cup Unbleached, Unbromated Natural White Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 3/4 cups Fat Free Evaporated Milk
  • 1/4 cups Organic Coconut Oil
  • 1 can No Sugar Peaches

Instructions

  1. Melt coconut oil in the microwave and pour into the bottom of slow cooker. 




  2. Mix 8 packets of the Splenda, flour, and baking powder.


    light sugar dessert
  3. Stir in the evaporated milk.


    cobbler
  4. Pour batter evenly on top of the coconut oil. 


  5. Place the canned peaches evenly over the batter. 


  6. Sprinkle four packets of the Splenda evenly on top of the peaches.
  7. "Bake" in the slow cooker for 1 hour and 45 minutes on high.

    peach cobbler, slow cooker

Recipe Notes

This peach cobbler recipe makes enough for four people to have one serving. Or, it's the perfect dessert for two people to have a serving plus one to put in the fridge for the next day. 

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving:  320 calories, 14.5 fat, 11 sugar, 41 carbs, 7 protein.

You can use sugar instead of Splenda if you prefer. Twelve packets equal 1/2 cup sugar. 

 

 

 

Want to see more slow cooker desserts? See Kitchen Southern Hospitality’s Mango Bread Pudding recipe. Mango and peaches. It must be a spring thing. Everything with mango and peaches sounds good. Cooking the desserts in the slow cooker is easy and doesn’t take but a couple of hours.

 

 

 

Slow Cooker Baked Chicken & a Chicken Avocado Sandwich Snack for Two

Make a Sandwich from a Slow Cooker Baked Chicken

Bake a chicken in your slow cooker. Then see how many meals you can get out of it. Start with a nutritious chicken and avocado sandwich. Enjoy the whole sandwich yourself, or cut it in half it and share a snack with someone.

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Chicken Sandwich & Apple

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Mango Barbecue Ribeye Slow Cooker Dinner for Two

Mango Barbecue Ribeye & Veggies

The weather is warming up now, a great time for barbecuing ribeye steaks on the grill. But for those busy days when you and your honey don’t have time to grill, do slow cooker ribeyes. Grilled is good, no doubt about it. The slow cooker way works great, too. Give it a try. Add a mango in for a new flavor. Oh, and don’t forget to include the veggies!

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Barbecue Mango Ribeye Slow Cooker Dinner for Two

Cooking Vegetables in the Slow Cooker

slow cooker vegetables
Vegetables with Mango
  • yellow squash
  • eggplant
  • asparagus
  • cabbage

Root vegetables:

  • onions
  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • garlic
  • yams

I’ve cooked potatoes, carrots, yams, and onions in the bottom of the slow cooker with steak. Usually, however, I like to place them inside the foil-shaped bowls to keep the steam inside. Plus, I don’t like to cook the meat in with the softer veggies like cabbage, squash, or eggplant. The foil works great.

Now for that ribeye. You can also put steak inside foil and seal it. I have done that. For the most part, though, I put the steak in the bottom of the slow cooker.

This recipe includes a barbecue and seasoning rub for marinating at least an hour. Marinating overnight is fine, too.

Ribeye Recipe

 

 

Barbecue Mango Slow Cooker Dinner for Two

Barbecue ribeye steaks and vegetables in the slow cooker with mango

Ingredients

  • 2 each Ribeye steaks
  • 2 teaspoons Santa Fe Seasons Six Seasonings* * Purchase this online, or mix your own favorite spices.
  • 2 teaspoons Mesquite Seasoning
  • 1/4 cup Manic Mango Balsamic vinegar by Beautiful Olive* * Purchase online, or use a different balsamic vinegar of your choice.
  • 8-10 each Brussels Sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 1 each Mango
  • 1 each Eggplant

Instructions

  1. Mix Mesquite, one teaspoon Six Seasonings (or your own spices) and Mango vinegar together, and rub on both sides of each steak.

  2. Place steaks into the bottom of the slow cooker then cut the mango slices. 

  3. Put most of them on the bottom of the slow cooker and on top of the steak but save a three or four small slices to go in with the vegetables.

  4. Place a long sheet of foil (if it's the thin kind, I double mine), put on top of the meat, and shape into a bowl.

  5. Peel the eggplant, and slice about 1/4"-1/2" thick, then put inside the foil.

  6. Wash the Brussels sprouts, cut the ends off, cut the Brussels sprouts in half, then put them beside the eggplant in the foil.

  7. Cut the butter into small pieces and place around the Brussels sprouts and eggplant then season the vegetables with one teaspoon of the Six Seasonings (or you own spices).
  8. Plug in the slow cooker, turn it on to high, and cook 5-1/2 hours.

You can order the Six Seasonings online at applecanyongourmet.com. Of course, it’s perfectly all right if you get creative and add your own personal touch of spices.

Enjoy the ribeyes!

 

Amazing Mango Bread Pudding Slow Cooker Dessert for Two

Cooking a Slow Cooker Dessert for Two is Easy with this Mango Bread Pudding

If you like mango, try this quick and easy bread pudding dessert in a slow cooker. Enjoy the richness of a southern sweetness without all the loaded calories and carbs. It’s a creamy delight and only takes two hours to cook.

People who are careful about eating healthy food but who like dessert might hesitate at making a bread pudding dessert because bread:

  • has a lot of carbohydrates
  • makes you feel bloated
  • can cause weight gain, if too much is consumed
  • when it’s a dessert, only makes you want more

Some people on a strict diet refuse to eat any bread. Of course, too much of any food can cause weight gain. Eating moderately is the key. In case you are an individual who is looking for a light dessert and trying to be careful about the carbs, you might want to try this mango dessert out. Here’s why:

This recipe includes a fat-free product, slices of fresh fruit, and is on the lighter side in regard to nutrients.

Years ago, a friend of mine, Kelly, worked for an elderly couple. The older lady would make her special bread pudding recipe for Kelly nearly every time she went over to the couple’s house. I had a taste of it and fell in love with the incredible flavor. It was different than the kind I was used to with raisins. It was made with peaches.

I never did get that recipe. The story is quite a sad one because my sweet friend passed away several years ago at a young age. However, I have wonderful memories of fun times we had. We both liked to cook and bake and would bring our favorite recipes to share on fun outings with our children. Of course, one of the best desserts was the peach bread pudding that she had learned to make.

Often, I’ve wanted to make that peach bread pudding dessert. Recently, however, I have gone crazy over the way mangoes taste. So juicy and tasty. I wondered how it would be to make that dessert but with mangoes instead. I tried it. It is amazing. Wait ’til you find out the secret to that southern sweetness I mentioned earlier.

My Recipe

 

Slow Cooker Mango Bread Pudding

Make this super easy and amazing mango bread pudding in the slow cooker.

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 3 Each Thomas Nooks and Crannies English Muffins (light 100 calories, multigrain)
  • 1 Each Mango
  • 1/2 Cup Simply Orange juice, high pulp, not from concentrate
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1/2 Can Fat Free Evaporated Milk
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons Cinnamon
  • 3 Packets Splenda
  • 2 Tablespoons French Vanilla Creamer, liquid

Instructions

  1. Butter the bottom and sides of the slow cooker.

  2. Slice each muffin into four slices, then cut the slices into bite-size chunks.

  3. Peel the mango and slice.

  4. Place the muffin pieces into the bottom of the slow cooker.

  5. Place the mango slices on top of the muffin pieces.

  6. Beat together the eggs, orange juice, evaporated milk, Splenda and cinnamon.

  7. Pour the egg and milk mixture on top of the muffins and mangoes.

  8. Cook for two hours on high.

  9. Now, here's the secret: place the bread pudding into serving dishes and drizzle French Vanilla creamer on top. YUM GOOD!

Substitutions

Consider making the following substitutions to the recipe:

  • peaches instead of mangoes
  • sugar-free vanilla-flavored creamer
  • include a teaspoon of vanilla in the recipe, and top with whipping cream instead of the creamer
  • add pecans

Try the recipe just like I did, make it with the substitutions above, or choose your own version by adding a different ingredient. Whichever way you decide to make it, will you do me a favor? Come back and comment about how you liked it. I’d love to hear from you.

Like Kitchen Southern Hospitality? Tell your friends about my blog, and invite them to visit. Coming soon is my new Southern Style Summer Cookbook. 

 

Slow Cooker Chuck Steak & Potatoes Meal for Two

Easy Steak & Potato Meal for Two

Inviting a friend over? Prepare a simple steak and potato slow cooker dinner.

One steak is all you need unless you and your friend are big eaters. My friend invited me over for a write-in.

We’re both writing books and working hard to meet deadlines. When I arrived, she surprised me with the announcement that she was cooking our dinner in the slow cooker.

I couldn’t resist peeking to see what was cooking. Four potatoes and a steak.

 

Steak in the slow cooker
Steak & Potatoes for Two

The nice thing about cooking four potatoes is that my friend has leftovers. We only ate one potato each. She saved half of her steak half (yep, that means I ate ALL of my half😉).

Steak leftovers can be made into sandwiches, chili, burritos – or just steak.

My friend seasoned the steak perfectly, and she has a great way to cook the potatoes. She cuts the end off and hits them hard three times with a sharp knife to break the skin. That way, the potatoes don’t explode. Pretty cool, huh?

  1. Ready for her recipe? Here you are:

    Slow Cooker Chuck Steak & Potatoes

    Chuck steak and baked potatoes in the Slow Cooker 

    Course Main Course
    Cuisine American

    Ingredients

    • 1 Each Chuck Steak
    • 4 Each Russet Potatoes

    Recipe Notes

    Seasonings used were:

  • Sweet Ginger Garlic
  • Garlic Powder
  • Chopped Onion
Steak seasoning
Chuck Steak Seasonings

Dinner was superb! My friend Barbara and I accomplished a good bit of work.

The day had started out for me with frustration due to Internet technicalities – not fun for a blogger.

In addition, I took photos with my phone camera. The pictures are sideways. That also adds more setbacks to a food blogger.

In spite of the technical Internet and phone problems, any stress was outweighed by the delicious steak dinner and team writing.

 

 

Beef Shank Steak Slow Cooker Dinner for Two

 

Steak & Veggies Dinner in the Slow Cooker

Cook this easy beef shank steak veggies for two. It’s an easy slow cooker meal. Go to work all day, and come home to the aroma of dinner waiting. 

slow cooker steak
Beef Shank Steak for Two

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Slow Cooker Pork Sirloin Chop Dinner for Two

A Pork Sirloin Chop Meal Served with Broccoli Apple Salad

Want an easy dinner ready to serve when you come home from work? Cook pork sirloin chops in the slow cooker. You can also cook the sirloins on high and have them ready for lunch on the weekend.

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