slow cooker

What's with the Coke-in-a-crockpot search?

Posted by on May 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

It’s amazing how many people want to pour Coca-cola into their slow cookers. At least that’s my takeaway from the statistics on You Ate That??? Keyword searches for “cola,” “slow cooker” and “corned beef” — or any combination thereof — appear to be one of the most common paths for random visitors to find this […]

Cola corned beef brisket and oh, that cabbage …

Posted by on March 16, 2010 at 5:45 pm

It didn’t take too much encouragement from readers for me to try the Coca-cola-stoked corned beef dinner in the slow cooker. I couldn’t find a full recipe for this cola concoction on the web, so I adapted this one. With  potatoes, carrots and onions, along with the brisket, can of Coke (real, not diet, not […]

Sunday with the slow cooker

Posted by on January 24, 2010 at 9:25 pm

Tonight’s dinner was mediocre in my book. I loved pulled pork. I’m not a big fan of slow cooker recipes but the Real Simple recipe seemed oh-so-easy. I should have trusted my instincts: the abundance of oregano and cocoa was just weird. I did substitute one ingredient — stewed tomatoes with extra hot sauce instead […]