Here are our esteemed winners and
all the entrants to our "What a Crock" recipe contest. It
was very difficult to pick a winner and we had lots of input from many tasters
of all ages.
Congrats to our winners and thanks a lot to all the people who took the time to
Mexistrone with Cornmeal Dumplings
This fabulous recipe is from
one of our regular entrants, Elaine Sweet, from Texas. She never fails to
send recipes that
have everyone drooling. This is her first time as the top winner.
For a nice, meat free dinner
this just can't be beat.
Deli Dagwood Soup
This comes from Rosemary Johnson in Irondale,
If you don't want any carbs but want to be filled up, this pastrami and cheese
soup is just the
ticket. Our tasting panel was wild about this recipe.
In spite of the fairly plain name to this recipe it is sure to be a family
favorite. My husband has asked for this recipe already. If you love
meat and potatoes and want
it easy on top of that. This is the recipe. This is also a big first
for mom-mom. This recipe is
courtesy of John Wilder from Rosemont, MN. John is the first male winner
of a recipe contest
here at the site. Just goes to show we love Dads too.
And here are all the entries--Try
them all and choose your favorite.
Awesome Burritos As with
many of our entries, this one is blissfully simple. We owe thanks
to Angie from Xenia, OH. If you love Mexican food this is a must have
Beef and Potato Stew This
submission did not have a name to it, but we tried it anyway
and found it a nice addition to our collection. With red wine in the
recipe, the meat was
very tender and the sauce flavorful.
Beef Enchilada Casserole
Jenni from Phoenix, AZ has sent us another
Mexican style recipe.
My kids loved this and it's very nutritious with corn and beans in the mix.
Best Ever Franks and Beans
Melissa from Burnaby, BC, Canada has
sent this recipe that
is not only a kid favorite but thrifty as well. This one has everything it needs
to be a classic.
Crockpot Cabbage Rolls
Stephanie from Harrisburg, PA has sent in a new twist on
Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
Francesca from Pennsylvania sent this easy way to
prepare an Italian classic. We like to add mushrooms to this recipe.
Chili in a Crock Another
anonymous recipe for an outstanding chili recipe. Chili is
a perennial favorite, now it is easier.
Coconut Curry Beef Stephanie
from Oakland sent us this exotic recipe that was enjoyed
by all the tasters. Great for when you are in the mood for something a
Company Crockpot Chicken
This recipe, from Mary in Cape Coral, FL, has all the classic
Asian ingredients for a satisfying dinner for family or company.
Confetti Chicken Marla from
St. Paul, MN sent in this recipe that has everything to make
it a regular on the dinner menu and is very colorful on your dinner plate.
Country Feast Patsy from Florida
sent in this traditional Southern recipe that uses black-
eyed-peas. If you haven't made them before, try using Patsy's recipe.
This is good for
a main course or a side for a barbecue.
Cranberry Mango Chicken
Carole from Ohio sent in this colorful
recipe. If you are looking
for ways to pack more nutrition in a meal, this one is packed with antioxidants.
Crockpot Chili Judith
from North Carolina sent us this chili recipe that is brimming with
different kinds of beans.
Enchiladas This recipe
came from Cara in West Virginia. The kids loved it and it is
easy to keep the ingredients on hand.
Greatest Spaghetti Sauce
Christi from Washington swears by this sauce
very flavorful. Since almost everyone loves spaghetti with meat sauce,
this recipe is
sure to be used over and over.
Beef and Macaroni Francesca
from Pennsylvania submitted this recipe that earned
raves from the kids. They have asked for it twice already.
Italian Sausage and Peppers
Francesa, out Italian expert has also
sent us this recipe which
uses potatoes instead of pasta for starch.
Kidney Bean and Kielbasa Soup
This one is very easy and low calorie since it uses Turkey
Kielbasa. I almost fell over when I got a submission from Julie Winslow in
MA, that used to
be my married name.
Meatballs and Rice Robin
from Michigan sent this kid pleaser recipe. Looks like you could
use store bought meatballs or make them ahead of time.
Mexican Sloppy Joes Jennifer from
Charleston, WV sends us this twist on a classic that
makes an easy family recipe even easier.
Roast Melissa from
Canada sent in this recipe that really couldn't be easier. This is
a good one to teach an older child or even a spouse.
Pasta Vegetable Stew
Francesca from PA sent in this nice
vegetarian recipe and the only
contest entry to have eggplant.
Philly Cheesesteak and Potato Stew
This recipe was one of the contenders
for the prizes.
It is very easy and everyone liked it.
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
Janelle swears by this spaghetti and our
judges agreed. This is
an easy way to serve excellent spaghetti (or any pasta of your choice) for a
Sweet Potato Risotto
Risotto can be very time consuming, but it is
a snap with this wonderfully
zesty recipe from Sally in Michigan.
Tomato Beef Stew Louise from
Canada sent in this recipe and it will have a place among those
I make regularly. You can use just a few items that can be kept on hand
and throw them in the
pot in the morning and forget it.
Soup While this
submission from Judith in North Carolina isn't technically a recipe,
it is a wonderful guide for making a great soup and saving money.