German-Style Pot Roast {Sauerbraten}

Often marinated for days in vinegar and wine, German-Style Pot Roast is tangy, sweet and full of rich, beef flavor. In this recipe, the marinating process is replaced by the slow cooking process in a crock pot. Whether you call it German Pot Roast, Bavarian pot roast, or Sauerbratan, dinner is done in hours instead of days.

German-Style Pot Roast  {aka Bavarian Pot Roast or Sauerbraten} | That's Some Good Cookin'

I have a hobby. Well, actually, it is more than a hobby; it is an addiction. I LOVE genealogy, aka Family History. I love finding out about my family and their past, where they came from, what their lives were like and what may have brought them to America.

The earliest ancestors I can find came from England to the American colonies in the early 1600’s, on the next ships after the Mayflower, Continue Reading

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Slow Cooker Baked Beans

Low and slow” is often associated with great barbecue, but one great barbecue side can benefit from the same attention–baked beans. The flavor rewards are well worth some low and slow time spent in the slow cooker.
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French Dip Sandwiches {Slow Cooker}

French Dip Sandwiches {Slow Cooker} | that's some good cookin'

The best things in life are free. Take this recipe for French Dip Sandwiches, for instance–totally free!

It’s true, you know. The best things in life really are free. So often we get bogged down in the cost of living and get so wrapped up in our first world problems that we forget to just stop and be grateful.  Continue Reading

Ugly Enchiladas with the BEST Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Shredded Beef Enchiladas with the BEST Homemade Red Enchilada Sauce

Bah! I have seriously been working on this recipe for weeks. Here’s the low down:

  1. The first time I made it, I thought that I was so clever using a pressure cooker. Yea, umm, I was all set to post that one on the day of the Boston Marathon. The recipe was complete with great step-by-step photos using the pressure cooker and as I was preparing to take photos of the finished product, I learned about the bombings. Could my timing have been worse? Definitely could NOT post that one.
  2. The second time around, I decided to use the slow cooker. It worked great, but the photos of the finished product were disappointing.
  3. The next day as I was assembling some more enchiladas to make better “finished product” pictures, my daughter’s baby crisis started and I made the remaining enchiladas for her family, sans the photos.
  4. In light of everything that has happened in my life over the past week, it seemed ridiculous that I was stressing over posting ugly enchilada pictures. Let’s be honest, when you go to a Mexican restaurant, what does the food on your plate look like?????? Messy, ooey, gooey deliciousness, right? Say “yes”. You know it’s true.
  5. If you want to see prettier enchilada pictures, look at the pics on Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas and Cheese Enchiladas. The one above? It’s real life, baby; the way enchiladas really look when I make them for my family — every square inch covered in glory.

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Savory Mashed Potatoes {Slow Cooker}

Savory Mashed Potatoes {Slow Cooker}

I love making mashed potatoes in the slow cooker! It is one pot cooking for a really great side. Plus, you can make the potatoes and keep them warm for quite a while. Making potatoes this way works especially well for feeding a crowd.

As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I have two slow cookers. I made Pork Chops with Dressing and Creamy Gravy in one slow cooker and these Savory Mashed Potatoes in the other slow cooker. Everything was ready at about the same time and dinner came together very easily. With the addition of a nice tossed salad, I had a complete meal all ready to go with very little stress at the last minute.

These potatoes are so flavorful with sharp cheddar cheese, sour cream, smoked paprika (GO GET THIS), and, of course, our friend sea salt. Really and truly, if you have never tried smoked paprika, you are missing something wonderful. Regular paprika is not even on the radar anymore for me…well, hardly ever.

Savory Mashed Potatoes {Slow Cooker}

Recipe by Terri @ that's some good cookin'

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds potatoes (use a dryer potato such as russet or Norkotah)
  • 1 tablespoon salt or to taste
  • 4 ounces (weight) sharp cheddar cheese, greated
  • 1 cup sour cream (low fat is fine)
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon smoked paprika (The BEST)

Instructions

  1. Peel potatoes. Cut in half lengthwise; then crosswise into thick chunks. You don't want small pieces because they will cook into a watery mush.
  2. Add the salt. Then add enough water to nearly cover the potatoes.
  3. Cover and cook on high about 4 hours or until potatoes are easily pierced with a fork.
  4. Drain the potatoes well. Keep them in the slow cooker for the remainder of the prep.
  5. Mash the potatoes using an electric hand mixer. This is the easy way!
  6. Add the cheese and mix well with the hand mixer. Since the potatoes are hot, most of the cheese will melt. YUM!
  7. Add the sour cream and the paprika. Start out with the smaller amount of the smoked paprika, then taste. Correct seasonings and add-ins to taste. If the potatoes are too thick for your personal preference, thin them with a small amount of warmed milk.
  8. The potatoes can be kept warm in the slow cooker until ready to serve.
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Savory Mashed Potatoes {Slow Cooker}
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