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Crockpot Chicken Fajitas

Crockpot Fajitas

Stars of the recipe:

  • 2 to 4 chicken breasts (depends on the size of the chicken breast – Mine were huge, so I used only 2.)
  • 1 green pepper, sliced
  • 1 yellow, red, or orange pepper, sliced
  • 1 small onion, cut into rings
  • ¼ c. water
  • 2 Tbsp. homemade taco seasoning or storebought fajita seasoning packet


  1. Place chicken breasts in a 4 quart crockpot.
  2. Place peppers and onions over the chicken.
  3. Sprinkle the taco seasoning or fajita seasoning over the chicken and veggies.
  4. Pour water over the chicken and veggies.
  5. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or high for 3 to 4 hours.  
  6. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken.
  7. Serve on a tortilla with cheese and sour cream.

Click here for a printable version of the recipe.

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Lesser Known Recipes – 2010

I started my blog in 2010 and then stopped it for a year and a half in 2014 until September 2015.  I’m going through all the recipes I’ve posted in the last 5.5 years.  According to the stats, these are the lesser-known recipes on my blog.  Some of them need pictures which I hope to get on the blog soon.

Onto the list:

  1. Easy Peasy BBQ Chicken – Only 3 views – There is no picture of this recipe.
  2. Quick Pizza Sauce and Quick Pizza Dough – Only 3 views

  • Sauerkraut and Sausage Skillet – Only 4 views – There is no picture of this recipe.
  • Microwavable Chex Mix – Only 9 views – There is no picture of this recipe.
  • Whipped Fruit Dip and Strawberry Fruit Dip – Only 14 views – I’ve recently reposted the whipped fruit dip as a pudding fruit dip with a picture.
  • Sweet and Salty Halloween Treats – Only 15 views – Again there is no picture of this recipe.  This was a favorite at my church.
  • Brown Sugar Carrots – Only 17 views – One of Hubby;s favorite ways to eat carrots.Brown Sugar Carrots


  • Saltine Chocolate Pieces – Also known as Christmas “Crack” – Only 18 views – There is no picture of this recipe.
  • Sweet and Sour Chicken or Pork – Only 20 views – There is no picture of this recipe.
  • S’Mores Snack Mix – Only 23 views – I have stock pictures but no real pictures of this mix.  This is one of the boys’ favorite snack mixes.  They love making mini S’Mores.
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    Weekly Ramblings – October 10 and 31 Days of Slow Cooking (Day 10)

    Welcome to day 10 of the 31-day Writing Challenge, which means we are halfway through the challenge.  This week I’ve shared a LOT of recipes.

    Here are the recipes I’ve shared this week.  Click on the picture to go to the post with the recipe.


    Queso Dip
    Queso Dip


    Pinto Beans and Ham
    Pinto Beans and Ham


    Baked Potatoes
    Baked Potatoes


    Pumpkin spice latte
    Pumpkin spice latte


    Pumpkin Chili
    Pumpkin Chili


    “Oniony” Pork Chops

    I also shared my menu plan for this week.  Click on the graphic to see our menu for the past week.

    Menu Plan Monday
    Menu Plan Monday

    The highlight of this week is the homemade brownies I baked on Sunday for dessert.  Imaginative One was craving brownies, so he was happy when we had those for dessert.

    This is how much was left on Monday.  The boys were fighting over who got the pieces stuck to the bottom of the dish.  (Click on the picture to go to the recipe.)

    Homemade Brownies
    Homemade Brownies

    We followed the menu plan for this week except for the side dishes on Monday and Tuesday.  On Monday, we had pasta roni instead of rice a Roni; on Tuesday, we had regular cornbread instead of pumpkin cornbread.  It was nice following the menu.  It made getting dinner on the table easier.

    Every year a local land trust plants sunflowers.  People flock to the sunflowers for pictures.  This year they bloomed later.  We had a rainy June, so they were planted later in the season.  We ate dinner on Wednesday evening and went out to see the sunflowers.  Afterward, we went to our local dairy for ice cream.

    me and the boys
    cherry sorbetto
    cherry sorbetto
    pumpkin ice cream
    pumpkin ice cream
    Peanut butter cup - Yum in a  bowl.
    Peanut butter cup – Yum in a bowl.

    Onto the slow cooker recipe for the day:

    I'm Hungry
    Click on it to go to the landing page for the series.

    An hour south of us in Cincinnati.  Cincinnati is known for the Bengals and Reds.  Most of all, Cincinnati is known for its chili.  It’s a sweet chili instead of a spicy chili.  So if you are looking for a different chili, try the Skyline chili.

    Skyline Chili
    Skyline Chili

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    Happy eating,

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    Eating Around the Apple Fest

    Hubby, the Wee One, and I went to the Apple Fest at one of our local places.  I go there every year and enjoy tasting different foods.  There are some foods I look forward to Eating, such as gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches.  Yum!

    Here is what I ate at the Apple Fest:

    My gourmet grilled cheese sandwich - sharp white cheddar on honey oat
    My gourmet grilled cheese sandwich – sharp white cheddar on honey oat
    The Wee One and his hot dog
    The Wee One and his hot dog
    The apple dumpling and ice cream Hubby and I shared
    The apple dumpling and ice cream Hubby and I shared
    Apple Cider slushie that Crazy One and I shared
    Apple Cider slushie that Crazy One and I shared
    Corn on the cob
    Corn on the cob

    I also had some freshly pressed apple cider and some apple butter.  We bought a bag of kettle corn to share with the Imaginative One when he returns from his camping trip.

    I hope you enjoyed seeing what I enjoyed at the Apple Fest this year.

    Happy Eating,

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    Random Ramblings

    This blog has been around for five years (June 2010).  However, I stopped writing about it in Feb. 2014.  I tried to pick it up on the blogger platform until August 2014 but stopped.

    Now I’ve decided to restart the blog.  I need ideas of what topics to write about.  If you could please comment on this post or on my Facebook page.

    That’s the other things I wanted to talk about.  I created a Facebook page for this blog back in 2010.  I don’t do much with it because I only have 64 likes on the page.  I really would like to have more likes on it.  It’s named Ramblings of my Crazy Life after my second blog.  Here is a link to it.  Please go and visit it and post what you would like me to blog about, either cooking or life-wise.  If it’s done with cooking or feeding my family, I’m putting it on this blog.  I’ll post it on the other blog if it’s about life.

    I also have a Pinterest account for this blog.  Since I haven’t used this blog lately, I haven’t put anything new on it.  I’m not a big Pinterest user, so I don’t go on there often.

    My ultimate goal for this blog is to be like a recipe book for my boys when they are young men and start off life cooking for themselves.

    I cannot believe that they were only 5 and almost 7 years old when I started this blog.  They are now 10 and 12 years old.  They still will ask me, “What’s for dinner?” when I come home from work.

    Here are some pictures of some foods I cooked or whipped up this week:

    Applesauce Overnight Oats

    Easy Peasy Garlic Bread

    Copycat Frosty

    Have a great week.  Oh, and the link to my Facebook page is on the sidebar.  Please go over and check it out.

    Happy cooking,


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    My Favorite Disney Picture

    So my family has decided we are going to Walt Disney World at the beginning of April.  Yesterday we hunted for the pictures we took during our last trip to Disney in 2009 when the boys were 3 and 5.  We finally located the majority of the pictures.  There was 1 picture I really wanted to find because it is hilarious.  I was taking a picture of the German Pavilion in Epcot.  When I looked at the picture later, there was a teenager in the middle of the picture, and his expression was like, “Just take my picture already.”  It looks like I was taking a picture of him instead of the German pavilion.  

    Here’s the picture: