5 Simple Slow Cooker Recipes




Today I decided to go on a hunt online to find 5 SIMPLE Slow Cooker recipes.

Simple for me means little prep time and few ingredients needed.

These 5 Slow Cooker recipes will make suppertime an easy chore and something the whole family will love to try!



Simple Crock Pot Recipes

  1. Crock Pot Orange Chicken from The Frugal Girls
  2. Slow Cooked Veggie Lasagna from Spoonful
  3. Zesty Italian Crockpot Cheesy Chicken from Sippy Cup Mom
  4. Crock Pot Caribbean Ribs from Busy Cooks
  5. Ham and Broccoli Crock Pot Casserole from Food.com

Grilled Cheese & Bacon on a Pillsbury Crescent Roll Recipe




The other night I was trying to decide what to make for supper. I didn’t feel like a big meal but didn’t want take-out either. Then I decided on Grilled Cheese and Bacon but thought why not use the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls I have in the fridge waiting to be used.

So I made this very simple recipe and the kids loved it! I think I might change it up next time and add some tomatoes into it as well. A side salad went really well with this recipe. Below is the recipe but feel free to make it your own by adding what you like or try experimenting with different cheeses or meats.

Grilled Cheese & Bacon on a Pillsbury Crescent Roll Recipe


Grilled Cheese & Bacon with a side salad
Grilled Cheese & Bacon with a side salad


Grilled Cheese & Bacon on a Pillsbury Crescent Roll Recipe
Cuisine: Canadian
Author: Canadian Basics
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Serves: 4
A simple meal for nights you don’t have time to cook or don’t want Take-Out
  • 6 pieces of Low Sodium Bacon cut in half to make 12 pieces
  • 1 tube of Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 340g bar of Cheddar Cheese
  1. Cook bacon in frying pan until the texture you like.
  2. Shred cheddar cheese while bacon is cooking.
  3. When bacon is done set it on a paper towel on a plate to get rid of bacon grease
  4. Set oven to 375oF
  5. On a baking sheet roll out the Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  6. put one or two pieces of bacon in the rolled out Pillsbury Crescent Roll & sprinkle cheese on top.
  7. Roll the roll over. I also tucked the sides so the cheese wouldn’t ooze out.
  8. Do it for all the Crescent Rolls.
  9. Put in oven when the oven is at the required temp.
  10. Cook for 10-15 minutes until Crescent Rolls are golden brown.
  11. Serve with a side salad or some fries.
  12. Enjoy!


Simple Stuffing Recipe



This simple stuffing recipe is so easy and tastes great! You can use it by putting it in the turkey before it cooks or as a side dish from the stove!

Printable recipe below:





Simple Stuffing Recipe
Recipe Type: Side Dish
Cuisine: side dish
Author: Canadian Basics
Low Sodium Stuffing Recipe
  • 1/4 cup of butter
  • 1 large onion (chopped)
  • 2 cups of celery (chopped)
  • 1 loaf of day old bread chopped up in cubes
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1-2 cups of chicken broth (I use low sodium broth but any chicken broth is fine)
  • crushed sage to taste (lightly sprinkle)
  • crushed parsley to taste (lightly sprinkle)
  • crushed tyme to taste (lightly sprinkle)
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. On a cookie sheet at 300 degrees F I place the cubes of bread in the oven for about 10 mins to dry them out. (if you have a toaster oven you can do it in there too. ) If you use corn bread no need to place it in the oven.
  2. In large sauce pan place butter and celery and onion. Sauté until soft. Mix in bread cubes and egg and enough chicken broth to moisten. (you do not have to use the full amount listed above. Just use until bread is moist)
  3. Add sage, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper. Stir well. Stuffing should be moist not dry. (you can also add walnuts or pecans or mushrooms to this recipe)
  4. Once done place directly into turkey if you are stuffing it. Do not let it cool.

Corn Chowder Slow Cooker Recipe


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Corn Chowder (less than $2 a serving)


Corn Chowder Crock Pot Meal
Author: Canadian Basics
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Less than $1.25 a serving!
  • 2 cans of Whole Kernel Corn (15 oz each)
  • 3 Potatoes (peeled and cut into 1/2″ pieces)
  • 1 Onion (chopped)
  • 2 cups of Low Sodium Chicken Broth
  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  1. Place corn, potatoes, onion and broth in 4 quart or larger crock pot.
  2. Stir , cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours.
  3. Let it sit for 10 minutes.
  4. Puree half the batch in a blender then return puree mixture to the chowder.
  5. Stir in milk and butter. Cover and cook for 1 more hour.
  6. Garnish with chives if desired.



Crockpot Cola & BBQ Sauce Kielbasa #Recipe


A fun meal for the family.

Easy to make and great for parties!

Crockpot Cola & BBQ Sauce Kielbasa

Canadian Basics

Crockpot Cola & BBQ Sauce Kielbasa
Cuisine: Supper (large crowds)
Author: Canadian Basics
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A great meal to use for entertaining
  • 2 (13oz.) Kielbasa packages
  • 1 bottle of Sweet Baby Ray BBQ Sauce
  • 1/2 can of cola
  1. Slice kielbasa 1/3 inch thick
  2. place slices in crockpot
  3. In a bowl mix cola and bottle of bbq sauce together
  4. Pour mixture over kielbasa
  5. Cook on low for 2.5 hours
  6. Serve

Easy #DIY Fall Decorating Projects




Fall is in there Air!

Here are some easy DIY projects:

Make a leafy monogram to hang on your door for a touch of fall flair.

canadian basicsMake a papier-mache letter and paint it. let dry, then hot-glue dried or silk leaves to the layer in letters.

Hot-glue a wire loop to the back of the door for hanging.






In the top of a miniature pumkin, carve a small hole wide and deep enough to hold a votive candle.

For a rustic look, display your creation in a wire jar holder.canadian basics







Canadian BasicsClear glass containers show off both the flicker of candles as well as the colorful materials around them.

Nestle a candle in popcorn kernels or candy corn.








5 Easy #DIY Projects

5 Insanely Easy DIY Projects


1. Make a Sharpie Mug














2.Make Your Own Spray Paint

Mix 2 parts acrylic paint with 1 part water in a small spray bottle










3. Coffee Bean Tealights

The warmth of the candle makes the coffee beans smell amazing!










4. Sew 5 pillows together to make a body pillow!

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5.Glue wine corks in a picture frame to make a bulletin board.




Pizza Stuffed Potatoes




This is a GREAT kid-friendly recipe. 

Also very easy to make if you don’t feel like doing a big supper night. 


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Pizza Stuffed Potatoes 



4 medium  potatoes

1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/2 cup very finely chopped vegetables of your choice.

a handful of pepperoni slices, sliced thin and then chopped

1/2 cup pizza sauce (or more, depending on your preference)


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Poke holes in potatoes with a fork and bake for about 40-45 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

Once cool, slice around the inside of the potato and scoop out the flesh, be careful not to poke holes in the bottom (it’s okay if you do – it happens!). Put scooped potatoes in a bowl and mix with 1/2 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons each of peppers, mushrooms and pepperoni. Mix well. Scoop mixture back into potatoes and spoon pizza sauce over top. Add more toppings and cheese. Bake for 10-15 more minutes.



Raspberry Peppercorn Tenderloin Recipe

Raspberry Peppercorn Tenderloin



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1lb Pork Tenderloin

3Tbsp (50mL) Raspberry Jam

1Tbsp (15mL) Coarsely Cracked Pink Peppercorns (or black pepper)



Place raspberry jam and tenderloin in a sealable plastic bag for 30 mins or overnight.

Place peppercorns on a large dinner plate.

Remove the tenderloin from the bag and roll onto the peppered plate. Roll and massage the peppercorns into the tenderloin

Pre-heat barbecue to high heat and reduce to medium-high just before grilling.

Cook tenderloin for 5 minutes until all sides are done for a total of 15-20 minutes (or until internal temps reach 155 oF)

Remove from heat, let it rest under tinfoil for 5 mins to allow internal temp rise to 160 oF.

Slice and serve with desired side dishes.


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