Crock-Pot Skinny Spinach Artichoke Dip.

This is, without a doubt, one of my favorite recipes. Super easy and people are disappointed if it is not served at our parties! The morning of a party, I start this recipe by letting my crock-pot warm, then brown the onions in it, then add the rest of the ingredients in layers, then stir! By the party-time, it is warm and delicious.





  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • Small white onion, chopped
  • 13.75 oz Reese Artichoke Hearts 6-8, 14-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12) , drained & chopped
  • 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 cup fat free Greek yogurt or cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2/3 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 4 oz shredded part skim mozzarella cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Turn on Crock-Pot SCR300SS 3-Quart Round Manual Slow Cooker to high, add olive oil.
  • Chop your onion, salt and pepper it, then put onion in Crock-Pot after oil has had a few minutes to warm.
  •  Let it brown, stir infrequently.
  • In an hour or so, stir onions then layer the drained/chopped artichokes & spinach on top, (add salt/pepper, don’t stir).
  • In another hour or so, stir to mix ingredients and lower heat.
  • Then layer garlic, Greek yogurt or cottage cheese, sour cream, parm cheese and top with mozz cheese (don’t stir).
  • In another hour or so, stir it all together with an immersion blender; this will create a beautiful smooth texture.
  • Serve with fresh veggies or Stacy’s Pita Chips or whatever snacks you have one hand.
  • Enjoy!

French Onion Sausage Casserole.

Y’all, I love this recipe. It has evolved from various recipes for sausage gravy and stroganoff to become a delicious pantry-recipe, so you can easily keep these ingredients in your freezer & pantry and have a yummy meal when your fridge is bare! Next time, I will add mushrooms and post that recipe- but this is what I just made and its awesome!


  • Half bag of egg noodles
  • 2 T. EVOO
  • 2 small/medium Onions, chopped
  • salt/pepper
  • Tube/sleeve Bob Evans Maple Pork Breakfast Sausage
  • 1/2 cup AP Flour
  • Can of Campbell’s French Onion Condensed Soup
  • 2 or 3 dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • Half bag of white shredded cheese, (Swiss or mozzeralla)
  • Optional Hot Sauce, Sriracha and Sour Cream for toppings


  • Bring large pot of salted water to boil, cook noodles according to package. (I cook entire bag and let kiddos eat leftover noodles with butter.)
  • Preheat large skillet, add oil, wait 90 seconds, add onions, salt/pepper and cook until browned.
  • Move onions to one side of skillet, add Sauage and cook until browned- mixing with onions once meat has begun to darked.
  • Once everything is browned, slowly stir in the flour and cook for 2 minutes.
  • Then stir in the soup, one can of water and 2-3 dashes Worcestershire sauce.
  • Once it looks delicious and warm, stir in the half bag of cooked noodles, top with shredded cheese and enjoy! blogger-image-1120641458

Serious Sloppy Joes.

I would serve this to company, I would serve this to children, I would serve this delicious recipe to your mamma.


  • 1 lb. ground beef  (or turkey, if that’s your thing)
  • 1 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup mustard
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • Salt/pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  • Brown the meat, add salt/pepper and garlic, continue browning.
  • Add everything else, simmer for a few minutes.
  • Let cool for a few minutes to thicken… Enjoy!

Serve with whole-grain hamburger buns, sliced cheese, dijon mustard, pickles and mild banana pepper rings!

Carrots & Dip complete this healthy picnic meal.