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A Year of Slow Cooking

Friday, January 2, 2009

2008 Flashback: The Entire Year, in order



In 2008, I made a New Year's Resolution to use my slow cooker every single day for a year.

Was I nuts? Probably.

Want to read all the posts in order? (because you have way too much time on your hands, or are incredibly bored? it's okay. I won't judge.)
















But Wait! There's More!



I have continued to use my slow cooker in 2009-2012, and update the site approximately once every 10 days (it's HARD blogging daily!).
You can see all of the recipes listed, HERE. There are over 600 listed. I also blog at Totally Together Journal and have written 3 cookbooks and  housekeeping shortcut book for moms [CLICK HERE to purchase books].

My books make excellent gifts for you or a friend, and I thank you greatly for your support. 


I never thought this would turn into my new "job," but it has, and I am so very, very thankful. Thank you for your support. 

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44 comments:

Hailey's Mimi said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful recipes. I think you are marvelous!
Hailey's Mimi

Thainie Creations by Annie said...

This is absolutely amazing!!!! Sooo inspiring, now have to get crocking!!! Thanks!!!

Cindy said...

Wow!! Thanks for being willing to share this. I am definitely going to do some slow cooking!!

Beah said...

Thank you for sharing, and your picture with the crockpot is so funny!

Deebi27 said...

What an amazing accomplishment...thanks for the blog listing. I see so many dishes that I know I would like to make! Gosh what a resource...Thanks again!

Anonymous said...

WOW! I am so impressed. So much time and effort went into these recipes. I have so many here I want to try. I never thought of doing ribs in a crock. Thank you so much!!

kimbensonfuger said...

Thank You so much for taking the time to share all of these!! I am so excited to try some of them. They all look amazing so it is hard to decide.

Monica said...

Glad I found this! (by someone else, through Pinterest) I love my crockpot and I once went throuh like 2 months of using it. My husband bought a slow cooker recipe book from a fundraiser. I like cooking something different everyday and I thought it'd be fun to make all the recipes in the book. I did! From beginning to end. I discovered there's so much you can make on it, it's amazing.

Can't wait to make your 2008's resolution my 2012. ;)

Thanks again!

Spare Mom said...

I am looking forward to trying some of these. Thanks so much for sharing!

Melanie B said...

You rock! How awesome is this! :)

Lalo said...

what in the world did you ever do with all of the leftovers?

Paige Walker said...

I noticed on one of your entries/recipes I just read that it said your daily had gone gluten free. Are all of these recipes gluten free???

Stephanie O'Dea said...

Hi Paige, yes. We happen to be gluten free because my (now 7) daughter has Celiac, and we've all decided to be GF at home. All the recipes are gluten free, but if you aren't you can simply ignore my notes. :-)

Amy C said...

You are awesome...for taking on this task AND for sharing it with everyone. I love to use my crockpot and I'm always looking for new recipes to try...guess I've got plenty to choose from now! Thank you!
Amy C, Monett, MO

The Nerdy Nurse said...

You have inspired the slow cooker in me

Chelsea said...

I have the same slow cooker as you and I have a question. Have you figured out a way to make it work with a delay timer? I am always gone at work for 10+ hours and I would love a way to make the cooking start a few hours after I leave the house.

Eryn Kurowski said...

Wow!!! I am impressed! Makes me want to break out my crockpot even more! (I'm already addicted to cooking with it.)

CherylK said...

Wow! What a great collection of recipes...(found you via Pinterest)!

adaynasmile said...

Thank you so much for your collection of recipes! I found you on pinterest and am featuring your blog on my blog. I <3 my crock pot so it is great to see that someone else does too!

adaynasmile.wordpress.com

Andrea said...

Thank you for the GREAT list of recipes! Chelsea this might help, at Home Depot they have a timer that you can set the time you want it to turn on and off. I'm sure other places sell them that's where I got mine.

Ellen said...

I am always looking for crockpot recipes. Thanks for making my life easier with your list!!

Kaye said...

Just ordered both books from Amazon. It will be so nice to have HUNDREDS of recipes that I DON'T have to check for gluten--woohoo!!! My husband and I got married 6 years ago and each brought a crockpot into the marriage. I plan to put them through their paces. You are a God-send!

17 day diet recipes said...

I have never seen so many slow cooker recipes in one place. You are my inspiration to cook more.

Ryan @ LifeFreshOut said...

Wow, this is amazing, I received my first slow cooker for Christmas and have been making the same 2 things in it since (pulled pork and chili). Now I have a world of ideas to choose from. Thanks.

Sarra said...

Thanks for all these recipes. I have to admit to sneaking on to this blog to look at the recipes all the time! I am going to start using my crockpot a lot more.. especially since this stay at home mom is going back to work.

Jasmine said...

I have just found your recipes and I now have to many ideas for dinner that I don't know what to cook! I find you recipes super easy, tasty and easy to adapt to suit my kids allergies.

Diane said...

A slow cooker! This is the answer to my question! This morning I told my husband I had to figure out a way that I can go visit our sons' families and not be glutened by a scratch in a pot or baking pan in their kitchens. All of a sudden, it seems I'm more sensitive to gluten than I was to begin with. The crock pot is the answer! A person can only eat so many salads and handfuls of nuts, ya' know. :>} I'm so excited to have found you today! Thank you for writing this blog and putting all these recipes on here.

bendiful said...

You are so inspiring I love your site!

livingwelldarla said...

can you feature vegan breads cooked in crockpot please?
I love bread and it has always been my downfall, it would be nice to have an assortment of vegan bread recipes for crockpot, since I don't have an oven and I am a vegan.
I will really appreciate it if you do, thank you in advance!

Christina Bryant said...

You are a saint, as a working mom with kids that are extremely busy with afterschool activities I need a blog like yours. This blog is exactly what I needed to have dinner ready when we all get home. Thanks for your experiment.

Patti G. said...

Steph, This is fantastic!! I will be sure to visit and check our your recipes. You are an inspiration! WOW!
Smiles, Patti

Anonymous said...

Of all years, had to be a leap year with the extra day!

Elizabeth said...

i LOVE this!!! lol please never ever destroy the link to this page!!!

Keisha said...

Pure Awesomeness! I have recently started using the crock pot as my main meal-cooking-source. It has changed my life! But the fam was getting tired of the same 3-4 meals... ha! Thanks for sharing this!

Weight a Minute said...

ever see those lists that say they have the BEST bla bla bla... and you look at the list and you say, "you gotta be kidding me!" yuck yuck yuck. well, this list IS NOT LIKE THAT!!!

i cannot wait to dive in and enjoy the yumminess on this list! thank you!!

carla m
portland, ct

hnelson310 said...

I can not tell you how much I appreciate these recipes. My husband and I both work 9-11 hour days, share a vehicle, and have a toddler. Needless to say, I don't have much time for cooking in the evenings. You are a life saver and my new hero. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

EncinoMom said...

Wow! Just discovered you and am looking forward to trying your recipes. Just the thought of using the slow cooker (and washing it out) everyday had earned my attention, respect and admiration!

The scope and variety you offer here is inspiring. Thank you.

Marla Jones said...

You made fried chicken on my b-day! yay!

Kat said...

This is absolutely amazing!! I just bought a crock pot and I have not known what to make in it, other then the same dish 3 times!

Suserl said...

What a nice idea! You are Julia Child the second ;-)

Greetings from germany,
Susi

Dina said...

As a busy nursing school student I rarely have time to cook good meals. I'm more likely to stop at a fast food joint or pop something in the microwave and my clothes are getting a little tight. I look forward to trying healthier meals that will taste delicious and not take 4 hrs to prepare! Thanks a million for willing to share!

Where_am_i said...

Love love love your photo with the crockpot. I feel the same about slow cooking; just so darn easy and delicious.

saludplataamor said...

Wow! This is great! Do you happen to have a "Best of..." list?

Malika Bourne said...

I love my crock pot and see You loved your ore. Yum! I am ready to try some new ideas. thanks for sharing. I found you on Pinterest.

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