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Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Legs

This is an updated post of a recipe I did a while back, but it desperately needed new pictures! It's still one of our favorites!



This is one of my go-to meals for Sunday mornings. I put it on in the morning before I go to church and it's done by lunch time! I will sometimes put potatoes and carrots in another slow cooker so that I have an entire meal waiting for me. It's even better if I use liners in my slow cooker and then I don't even have a mess! This is definitely a winner winner chicken dinner then!

I will sometimes make a double or triple batch of the seasoning mix so that next time I make this meal, it's already prepared, and makes the dish that much easier!

Slow Cooker Spicy Chicken Legs

6 chicken legs or 3 leg-thigh quarters
2 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1/4-1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (depends on how spicy you want it)
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder

Mix together spices. Liberally rub onto the chicken.

Cook in slow cooker on low fo…

Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

This is a recipe I created awhile back because my family isn't a fan of regular sloppy joes and I was wanting something similar. I looked up recipes but didn't find one to suit my family's tastes. So I came up with this one. It honestly resembles cheeseburgers more than cheese steaks. Maybe it should be called Cheeseburger sloppy joes? Either way, I hope you enjoy the recipe!




Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes

1 pound of ground beef
1 cup hot water
1 beef bouillon cube*
1/2 tsp chopped dried onion
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 slices American Cheese
Hamburger Buns, toasted

* You can substitute water and bouillon for 1 cup of beef broth if you prefer.

Dissolve beef bouillon cube in hot water.
Cook ground beef in a skillet. Drain.
Add the red pepper flakes, dried onion and black pepper to beef and stir. Add water and bouillon cube. Bring to a boil and cook for about 3 minutes to reduce the broth. Place cheese slices on top of beef mixture and wait until the cheese st…

Monday Meal Plan

Hi there! Hope you had a great weekend! I took the girls to see a Cinderella play at a local high school on Friday, and they loved it. I did too, to tell the truth! Then on Friday we went shopping for new sheets for our bed. We have a regular sized mattress, but we added a foam topper and a mattress pad and suddenly, none of our regular depth sheets fit. It's kind of hard to find deep pocket sheets that don't cost and arm and a leg! But we found a pair at Ross, and so far we like them and they are staying on!

Anyway, after all that fun stuff, I had to get down to business meal! It takes time to do meal planning, but it is so worth it when you have everything planned out for your suppers.

I have been making soup for my husbands lunch for probably about 3 or 4 years now. Maybe longer! He finally told me that he is getting tired of soup. So I am varying things up a bit with cold sandwiches, hot sandwiches and then I will make soup maybe every 3-4 weeks. So you will see some new …

Friday Lunchbox

I want to start a new weekly segment about school lunches, so I'll be calling it Friday Lunchbox. Every Friday, I'll share the actual lunches that I packed for my daughter for school. 
I wouldn't say my daughter is picky really, but she is 5 and she doesn't seem to like a ton of different foods even though I have tried! She doesn't want soup or things like spaghetti in her lunch. Although she has taken macaroni and cheese and chicken nuggets (of course, haha). I'm going to keep trying some different things but it will mostly be cold foods.
I use Easy Lunch Boxes which fit perfectly in her lunch box with room for a drink and an ice pack. I ordered a pack of four Easy Lunch Boxes from Walmart.com (not an affiliate link) and Rubbermaid Litterless Juice boxes which I purchased on Ebay but you can find anywhere. I use the flattest ice pack I have which is only about 1/2 thick but it is pretty large so it covers about half the size of her lunch box. I unfortunately …

Goodwill Outlet Haul & Tips for Your Trip!

Hi there! I'm back!

Today I'm sharing my latest Goodwill Outlet haul. If you haven't heard of Goodwill Outlet stores, you need to see if there is one in your area and go check them out! I have a blast going and digging through the bins to see what I can find. At $1.29/pound for clothes and $0.59/pound for homegoods even the regular Goodwill Store seems expensive! Sometimes I can't seem to find much, but most times I come away with a cart full of goodies and I rarely spend over $20!

This time I bought 27 things.


I play piano, so I bought this 40's music songbook just to play for fun.

This book is so neat! It has classic Christmas carols and then decorating and food ideas for those carols. For instance, the song "White Christmas" has decorations mostly in white and white or light colored food items. This is great for different Christmas decorating ideas or parties!

This is an older book, but I love home decorating and just enjoy looking and reading.

A chea…