Hi! I'm Karen, a stay at home mom and blogger. Mostly I write about the new foods and recipes I've been making at my house. I like nutella, avocados, muddy buddies, mushrooms, tomatoes, peaches, berries, beans and rice, dark chocolate, cilantro, peanut butter, fried eggs and a million other types of foods. Most of the time, I like to make really easy and simple recipes--that's why I use my slow cooker a lot! I hope you find my posts helpful! Please comment and let me know when you make one of my recipes!

More from this author »

These are a few of my favorite things…

When the dog bites, when the bee stings, when I’m feeling bad.  I simply remember my favorite foods and then I don’t feel so baaaaaad!!!
Now that you have that song in your head for the rest of the day we can get on to business.  I have probably cooked, oh, about 500 different slow cooker recipes in the last 2 1/2 years.  I have my own system of rating each recipe (which you can read more about on my blog).  But just because I’ve rated something with 5 stars doesn’t mean I’ve made it a million times.  It just means I really liked it.  Why haven’t I made it again?  Well maybe the ingredients were a little hard to find.  Or maybe it just took too much time.  Or maybe I loved it but nobody else in my family did.  So I’ve decided to compile a list of my favorite recipes.  These have passed an important 3-pronged test:
1.  It tastes good
2.  It was fairly easy to make and the ingredients are easy to find
3.  My family liked it
These are the recipes that I keep coming back to.  I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!  (P.S.  What recipes do you just keep coming back to?  Links please!!)

Tags: , , , , ,

Leave a Comment

Comments (4)

  1. Christina 11/04/2011 at 9:35 am

    I’m looking for one of your rib recipe and I can’t find it! I dont’s see your search bar either.

  2. Pingback: Crockpot Breakfast – French Toast Recipe « « TodaysMama TodaysMama

  3. Christene 06/21/2012 at 8:40 am


    I was wondering if you could tell me what kind of crock pot you use….
    I am an American in Austria and about to venture into the world of cooking in a crockpot.
    However, I’d like to be armed with information on what to buy. I am a bit freaked out about the crockpot because of lead recalls too.
    Thanks so much in advance.
    warmest, Chris

    • Karen Petersen 06/26/2012 at 8:28 pm

      Hi Christene,
      I use a few different slow cookers. 2 hamilton beach and 3 rival crockpot brand. They all work fine for me. I’m not sure about the lead content. I think that All Clad brand is a safe bet for that…although I haven’t really researched it. Karen