Family Friendly Recipes

Slow Cooker Buffalo WingsBy Ginny's TeamThere's no better way to feed a hungry crowd at a Super Bowl party than with slow cooker buffalo wings! Deep frying can be messy and time-consuming; putting buffalo wings in the slow cooker is a hands-off way to make juicy, delicious wings. The meat will practically fall off the bone after spending a few hours in the slow cooker. Just make sure to have lots of napkins on hand for your guests! The best slow cooker buffalo wings are as messy as they are tasty.
Ghost PotatoesBy Ginny's TeamCelebrate Halloween with creamy and cute ghost potatoes. These adorable little treats are perfect for seasonal dinners or family Halloween parties. They're a nutritious treat to offset all that trick-or-treat candy, but have just enough holiday spirit to make kids and adults smile. Our mashed potatoes recipe is nice and creamy, but you can feel free to substitute this recipe with your favorite recipe. Then just add peas for eyes, and you have spooky little ghost potatoes!
Asian Chicken WingsBy Ginny's TeamTry Asian chicken wings in a slow cooker for a delicious yet hands-off Superbowl side. The wide variety of ingredients creates an explosion of flavor, while soy sauce, Sriracha sauce, and sesame seeds gives the recipe a distinctly Asian twist. Instead of worrying about baking or frying, simply add everything to a slow cooker and let the chicken wings soak in flavor for hours. The meat will practically fall off the bone of these Asian chicken wings!
Creamy Italian ChickenBy Ginny's TeamMake sure you can have comfort food at any time with creamy Italian chicken, frozen way ahead of time and then made in a slow cooker. You only need a gallon zip top bag and four simple ingredients: boneless chicken breasts, a package of cream cheese, dry Italian dressing mix, and a can of cream chicken soup. Combine it all together and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! We love how rich and flavorful this creamy Italian chicken is, and how the ingredients are all affordable and easy to find at any supermarket.
Spicy Buffalo Chicken DipBy Ginny's TeamThis spicy buffalo chicken dip is a great appetizer or snack for your next football tailgate party. Make it in the slow cooker for hands-off deliciousness, or use the oven to save on time. Everyone will love the creamy cheese and chicken flavored with a splash of hot sauce. After all, it's not football season without tasty snacks!
Country BBQ RibsBy Ginny's TeamPrepare to be amazed by simply delicious—and simply easy!—country BBQ ribs. Just get your hands on a gallon zip top bag and two—count ’em, two!—easy to find ingredients. Combine country style pork ribs with barbecue sauce in the gallon bag, and set it in the freezer for any time from a few weeks to a few months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! These country BBQ ribs have all the flavor of a summer barbecue on the farm with none of the usual effort that goes into making delicious ribs.
French Dip BeefBy Ginny's TeamMeet the easiest, most comforting meal you’ll make all winter: French dip beef. You only need a gallon zip top bag and two simple ingredients—yes, only two! Just combine four pounds of beef chuck roast and two cans of beef consommé soup in the gallon bag, and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! This French dip beef practically falls apart on the plate, and is just the right amount of tender and creamy.
Fruit SoupBy Ginny's TeamTry this delicious, low-maintenance fruit soup when you need to serve a crowd with a sweet tooth. Fall flavors like apples, cherries, apricots and cinnamon combine for the perfect chilly day soup. Chunks of pineapple and mandarin oranges simmer on low in the slow cooker along with other delicious fruit flavors, leaving you free to work on more complex main dishes or desserts. When you're ready to serve this fruit soup, just spoon it into small bowls and enjoy!
Berry BBQ ChickenBy Ginny's TeamBerry BBQ chicken is the best way to get the taste of winter without the any of the chilliness! You only need a one-gallon zip top bag and four basic ingredients: boneless chicken breasts, a can of cranberry sauce, Catalina salad dressing, and an envelope of Lipton onion soup mix. Combine it all together and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! The slight tang of cranberries adds an element of interest to this berry BBQ chicken.
Sweet and Sour Pork ChopsBy Ginny's TeamWe turn to these sweet and sour pork chops again and again, and it’s not hard to see why. It only takes a one-gallon zip top bag and five simple ingredients to make: boneless pork chops, apple cider, apple jelly, chicken broth, and balsamic vinegar. Combine it all together and let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! We love the mix of apple jelly and chicken broth in these savory sweet and sour pork chops.
Sweet Ginger ChickenBy Ginny's TeamWhen it comes to easy meals that you can make ahead of time, nothing beats this sweet ginger chicken recipe. You only need a one-gallon zip top bag and five simple ingredients: chicken breasts, honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger. Combine it all together and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! We especially love this sweet ginger chicken for the combination of sweet honey and salty soy sauce.
Slow Cooker FajitasBy Ginny's TeamHaving weeknight slow cooker fajitas has never been easier with this recipe that makes it easy to just have the right ingredients on hand! All you need are two one gallon freezer bags and a handful of easy to find ingredients, like beef round steak, diced tomatoes, onion, pepper, and spices. Combine it all together and then let it sit in the freezer for up to three months. When you’re feeling like a delicious, savory home cooked meal but don’t want to put it any effort, simply take out the freezer bag, dump the contents into a slow cooker, and let the appliance work its magic! Slow cooker fajitas are a great way to feed a crowd, and an even better way to add a little spice to an otherwise boring weeknight.
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