Easy Slow Cooker Root Beer Pork BBQ

Get everything going this morning and enjoy Easy Slow Cooker Pork BBQ for dinner. The secret ingredient is: Root Beer! 2 to 3 pound pork tenderloin or Boston Butt 1 (12-oz) can or bottle of root beer 1 (18 oz) bottle of barbecue sauce 8 – 12 hamburger buns Cut off any excess fat and put the pork tenderloin or Boston Butt in a slow cooker. Pour the root beer over the meat. Cover and cook on low about 6 {Read More}

About Vicki Huffman

Writer / Editorial Board. Vicki Huffman's latest book is The Jesus Moses Knew: How to See Christ in the Old Testament which, in an easy-to-understand way, takes the reader through much of the Old Testament looking at appearances and types of Christ. Her other books are: A Secret Hope (novel); Still Looking: Finding the Peace of God in Job Loss; Plus Living: Looking for Joy in All the Right Places, and The Best of Times. All are available in print and e-book on amazon.com. Vicki is a national award-winning author who has taught the Bible for many years. She was an editor for several Christian publishing houses, including Thomas Nelson and David C. Cook Ministries.

Crockpot Chicken & Dumplings

Winter is still looming in the dark clouds that bring rain and blustery wind here in Texas. For these chilly days, I have a comfort food that not only fills your belly, but also satisfies all your wintery blues! I’ve been making a version of this recipe since I was around 8 or 9 and literally—no one else dares to make Chicken and Dumplings in my family! Upon moving to Texas and buying my very own crockpot, I decided to {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Crock-pot Homemade Vegetable Soup

I am currently fascinated with all meals cooked in a crock-pot. I purchased a lovely one at Wal-Mart before Christmas and have since used it multiple times making dishes that I once thought could only be made on the stove. I will share my famous Chicken and Dumplings recipe soon! 1 big container of vegetable stock Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder, and thyme to taste 1 lb. ground beef, cook separately then add to crock-pot 1 package celery (I used the {Read More}

About Emily Beth Davidson

Emily Davidson is a country girl from Mississippi in the big city of Fort Worth, Texas and loving life! Married in August 2014 to the man God hand-picked for her, she spends her days working in a corporate office, trying out new Paleo recipes, decorating and rearranging her 650 square foot apartment, Instagramming and completing her seminary degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She and her Texan-husband spend Friday nights watching Redbox movies and Saturday’s antiquing. Follow her on Instagram @mrs.emilydavidson.

Crockpot: Southern Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwiches

My family absolutely loves this melt-in-your-mouth tangy pulled pork. This recipe is one of my go-to weeknight favorites, and I always have some on hand. It has just the right amount of tang to eat plain, on a bun, with a little bit of the vinegar-based juices drizzled on top. The next night we use the left over buns and change up the sandwich by adding our favorite bottled BBQ sauce on top. We also love this pork on soft {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Cheesy Noodle Crockpot Dinner

Kaesspaetzele (Cheesy noodles) Traditionally these noodles should be homemade, but I sacrifice a little traditional flavor for ease and simplicity. I am always on the lookout for these noodles at specialty food stores.  As an alternative, I recommend boxed elbow macaroni or packaged egg noodles, according to preference. Ingredients: 1 box or bag of pasta sliced or shredded swiss cheese onions, butter Prepare pasta according to package directions and drain. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a skillet. Dice the onion {Read More}

About Molly Evert

Writer Molly Evert is a wife and homeschooling mom to 6 kids, who range in age from 2 to 18. She runs an educational website, My Audio School (http://www.myaudioschool.com), providing access to the best in children's audio literature. She also blogs at CounterCultural Mom (http://www.counterculturalmom.com) and CounterCultural School (http://www.counterculturalschool.com).

Crockpot Lasagna

Want a homecooked meal this week, but you’re short on time? My friend Michelle shared this recipe for crockpot lasagna some ten years ago and it’s still a family favorite to this day. Last night while cooking supper I multi-tasked and put together crockpot lasagna in less than 30 minutes. When it was ready, I simply put the crockpot insert into the fridge. This morning I started the crockpot and for lunch we dined on homemade lasagna. Crockpot Lasagna 1 {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Grandma’s Steak & Potatoes Crockpot Casserole

Some of my earliest memories are of eating Sunday lunch with my Grandparents at May’s Restaurant in Winfield, Alabama. I always chose the same thing from the buffet line: country fried steak, mashed potatoes, English peas, and a dinner roll. Years passed, May’s closed, and Grandma was given a steak and potato crockpot recipe that became her favorite. She loved making this casserole because she could adjust the amounts easily for her and Grandpa. If she told me once, she told me a {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.

Monday Madness

It starts on Sunday evening. My stomach get tight, my brain starts working overtime, and I get a little anxious. This has happened to me since Kindergarten – you can ask my mom! It’s not because I don’t love Sundays – I do! As a matter of fact they are my favorite day of the week. It’s Mondays I’m not so fond of. Everyone is a little more tired on Monday than usual even if bedtimes were kept rigidly. We’re {Read More}

About Carla Anne Coroy

Carla Anne Coroy is a gifted storyteller and teacher with a contagious enthusiasm for life. Even the mucky parts. Her humorous and down-to-earth style quickly engages her audiences as she ignites God's hope in everyday situations. She speaks and conducts seminars on a variety of topics including parenting, marriage, organization, and biblical finances. Watch for her upcoming book for married moms who solo parent or check out her blog. Carla Anne is blessed to be homeschooling her kids. She and her husband of 15 years live in a quiet, rural neighborhood of Manitoba disturbed primarily by their four children, yappy poodle, and operatic budgie.

Salmon on Gingered Carrots

Here’s a fresh alternative for Easter or Passover dinner, succulent salmon on a bed of gingered carrots. Ingredients: 4 Tbsps. olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 – 16 oz. bags of  fresh baby carrots 1 tsp. ground ginger 2 lbs. fresh Salmon fillets Salt and pepper to taste 2 pieces fresh dill weed Preparation: Sauté minced garlic, carrots, and olive oil in saucepan on stovetop. Place vegetables in crockpot, and sprinkle with ginger. Place fish fillets over vegetables, and {Read More}

About Cheryl Moeller

Cheryl Moeller has been married to her best friend Bob for 30 years. They are the parents of six children, one son-in-law, and three lively dogs. She uses her over-the-counter-top stand up comedy at women's groups and retreats, prays like it's her full-time job, writes a syndicated humor column, blogs about life with lots of kids at www.momlaughs.blogspot.com, and authors books such as Keep Courting: 100 Ways to Keep Courting After Marriage (purchase on their website) and Marriage Miracle (Harvest House 2010). Bob and Cheryl's passion is to connect two hearts for a lifetime. They have co-founded For Better For Worse For Keeps Ministries www.bobandcherylmoeller.com.

Cuban for Dinner

My family of picky eaters fell in love with Cuban food last year. From black beans and rice, plantains,  to traditional Cubano sandwiches, we love our Cuban. Imagine my surprise when a friend shared a recipe for Cuban pork that looked easy for this culinarily-challenged gal to make. I popped the roast in the oven when I realized I had not read the instructions far enough to know it was (originally) a crockpot recipe. Looking down the barrel of a {Read More}

About Kellie Renfroe

Kellie and her husband Greg have been married 27 years and have four children ranging in age from 12 to 22. She co-founded Mentoring Moments for Christian Women in 2005. Kellie is a homeschooling mom who enjoys reading and studying the Bible, writing, photography, and learning how to cook.