Slow Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken

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Have you ever tried chicken tagine? Tagine is a Moroccan dish packed with aromatic spices. It’s absolutely delicious. And pretty time consuming to prepare…unless you use a slow cooker! I was running out of interesting things to put in my slow cooker and decided it was time to figure out tagine in the crock pot. It… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {October 26, 2014)

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Welcome to Shrinking Kitchen! It’s Sunday. The weekends go FAR too quickly around here and I’m left staring Monday in the face. It’s got an ugly mug. I try to make it a little less painful by keeping myself organized…which includes a meal plan. I already have my handy dandy healthy menu plan ready and… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {October 19, 2014}

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Leaves are turning brilliant colors and piling up in the yard. It’s dark when you leave the house and it’s dark when you come home.The buzz of Halloween is palpable and you’re probably freezing your behind off at the final soccer or football games of the season. Yup, the autumn chill is here and it’s… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {October 12, 2014}

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Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s edition of Menu Plan Your Butt Off! If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen, check it out: we’ve got an entire week’s worth of healthy dinners PLUS a printable grocery list.  All for free. Every gosh darn single week. Is this week’s plan not your cup of tea? No worries…. 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {October 5, 2014}

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A most glorious Sunday to you all! Welcome to Menu Plan Your Butt Off. If it is your first time visiting Shrinking Kitchen, welcome! We do a brand new, healthy and delicious dinner menu plan weekly. It’s free and includes a printable grocery list. Pretty rad, if I do say so myself! This week we’re featuring… 

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Slow Cooker Swiss Steak & Cauliflower Mash

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Swiss steak was always one of my favorite meals growing up. I never understood why my mom called it “Swiss” steak though. The only thing Swiss that I knew of was cheese and this had nothing to do with cheese. It did have a rich tomato gravy with green bell peppers and sliced steak. Every… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off: 7 Nights of Slow Cooker

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School starts this week round these parts. Not just my son in elementary, but the my youngest is starting preschool. I anticipate many hours in the car and not a lot of time at home. Slow cooker to the rescue! It’s the time of year that we dust off our slow cookers and thank God… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 3, 2014}

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It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious free menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! In this week’s Menu Plan Your Butt Off,  I’ve included some great recipes that are super yummy and maybe a bit exotic…blackened tilapia tacos, a delicious chicken pulao, some quick garlicky breadcrumb pasta and a comforting… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 13, 2014}

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It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious free menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! This week I’ve included some great recipes that are super yummy and perfect for summer…margarita shrimp, a cool basil avocado pasta, and a crockpot full of bbq pulled chicken…plus lots more. It’s all healthful and family… 

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Slow Cooker Char Siu {Chinese BBQ Pulled Pork}

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Two of my favorites, pulled pork and any kind of Asian food…in one dish. Yeah, I’m in love. Especially since traditional pulled pork can be pretty fatty and this absolutely isn’t. So I can eat it guilt free. YESSSS. This flavorful pork (char siu), after eight hours in the slow cooker, absolutely falls apart and… 

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