Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Sweet Potato

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Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Sweet Potato

Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Sweet Potato

Did you know you could make amazing sweet potatoes in the crock pot?  Yes, you can, and you can also experiment with seasonings to create some delicious flavor combinations that will make the everyday, boring sweet potato a thing of deliciousness.  I wanted something sweet with a bit of bite to it so I came up with this tasty  I love that I can throw it in the crock pot after breakfast for a healthy and yummy lunch, or late afternoon to accompany dinner.

Ingredients:

  • Sweet potatoes
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Cinnamon
  • Kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Wash sweet potatoes well with water.
    Crock Pot Sweet Potato
  2. Scrub potato dry with a paper towel.
    Washing Sweet Potato
  3. Coat well with Olive Oil.
    Sweet Potato Recipe
  4. Lay Sweet Potato on a sheet of aluminum foil
  5. Sprinkle generously with kosher salt, and cinnamon.
    Crock Pot Sweet Potatoes Recipe
  6. Sprinkle a lighter coating of cayenne pepper over skin of potato.
  7. Wrap tightly in aluminum foil and place in crock pot.
    Crock Pot Spicy Potatoes
  8. Cook on low for 4-5 hours, this vary based on the size of your potato and how many you are       placing into the crock pot.
  9. Remove potato with tongs, allow to cool until you can safely remove aluminum foil.
  10. Slice potato down the center, add a pat of butter or two, and a light sprinkling of cayenne and cinnamon.

Sweet and Spicy Crock Pot Sweet Potato

Try other seasonings in place of  Cinnamon and Cayenne to create unique variations like:

  • Chili powder, Cumin, and Lime juice.
  • Brown sugar and butter
  • Italian seasoning (or Basil, Thyme, and Rosemary)
  • Wrap potato in a piece or two of Bacon.
  • Drizzle potato with Maple syrup

Come up with your own flavors and let me know if you try it!

How to make Fried Green Tomatoes

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Fried Green Tomatoes

How To Make Fried Green Tomatoes

Ingredients:

  •  3-4 medium size green tomatoes, cut into 1/4” slices
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ C. milk
  • 1 ½ C. flour
  • 1 C. butter

 

Horseradish Sauce

Fried Tomatoes

Ingredients

  • ¼ C. mayo
  • 4 tbs. prepared horseradish + more to taste

 

Directions -

 

1. Crack the eggs and whisk in the ½ cup of milk and set aside.

 

2. Pour the 1 ½ cups of flour out onto a large plate or in a shallow bowl.

 

3. Salt and pepper the green tomato slices. Take one slice at a time and dip in the flour, coating both sides. Next, dip into the egg and milk mixture and then back into the flour.

 

Lay the coated slice on a large plate. Repeat this process with all the tomato slices laying them on the plate side by side (do not stack as they will stick).

 

4. Melt 4 tbs. of the butter in a large frying pan on medium-high heat. Once the butter is melted, lay the tomato slices in the pan and cook 4-5 minutes on both sides. They will turn golden brown – that is when to flip.

 

5. Add more butter to the pan as needed while cooking.

 

6. While the tomatoes are frying mix up the prepared horseradish and the mayo.

Recipe for Fried Green Tomatoes

Serve immediately. Makes approximately 4-5 servings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Slow Cooker Plum Butter

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Making a batch of slow cooker plum butter is so easy to do, and the best options for a busy home.

Slow Cooker Plum Butter

Once you have added everything to the slow cooker, you can it to cook for duration of the day– or even overnight– and only have to remember to stir every couple hours. It is also important to remember that unlike other fruit butters, you do not need to add a lot of sugar because plums, especially late season plums, are full of sugar.

Slow Cooker Plum Butter Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 3-4 pounds ripe plums
  • ½ – 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
Plums for Plum Butter

Pit and quarter your plums, leave the skins attached. Toss them into your slow cooker and set it to medium heat.

Add the water, ½ cup sugar and vanilla to the plums and stir it all together. Place the lid on the slow cooker and keep it on except for when you stop to stir it. The butter only needs to be stirred every couple of hours, making sure to scrape the sides so that nothing sticks or hardens.

As it cooks, the plums will begin to break down. Keep it cooking for six hours and then perform a taste test. If you want your plum butter to be a little sweeter, add the remaining sugar, but if the plums are sweet enough, you don’t need to add any more.

Easy Plum Butter

Your plum butter should cook for a total of eight hours to reach the right consistency. Leave the lid on, but set the lid so that it is raised a bit and some of the moisture can evaporate off.

Crock Pot Plum Butter

Allow plum butter to cool entirely before serving or jarring. Plum butter can last for up to two to three weeks in the fridge.

Easy Plum Butter

Tea Tree Oil Uses

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Tea Tree Oil Uses

Tea tree oil is an essential oil that has been around for ages! It is known to be used as a topical antiseptic, anti-fungal treatment and can help reduce infection. One thing you want to remember though is to never ingest it. It is only for use on the skin and should not be used on young babies under the age of six months. So now that you know what tea tree oil is let’s see about finding some great uses for the fabulous oil.

 

tea tree oil uses

Heals Cuts and Burns - Tea tree oil has long been used to heal cuts and burns on the body. Using a cotton ball, gently apply the tea tree oil to your cut or burn to aid in the healing process.

Pink Eye - Nobody wants to talk about pink eye. It’s just one of those things nobody wants to get but it is highly contagious. Steep a green tea bag for a few minutes and add a few drops of tea tree oil to the used to bag. Once it has reached a comfortable temperature lay the tea bag on your closed eyelid for about 20 minutes. Repeat several times a day.

Laundry Freshener - Your washing machine is a dark wet place that can often harbor mold and mildew. Add a few drops to your wash cycle to kill any organisms that may be hanging out in there. You clothes will be left with a nice crisp scent!

Acne - Acne can strike at any age, not just teenagers! Most of the products on the market are pretty harsh and will leave you skin dry and flaky. Tea tree oil will not do this and is not full of harsh chemicals. Dab a few drops onto a cotton swab and gently rub onto the blemish spot. If you have sensitive skin you can try diluting it with some olive oil first.

Boils - Boils can be very uncomfortable and not something anyone wants to deal with. Clean the area of your boil well and place a warm compress on it for about 5 minutes. Then apply a few drops of tea tree oil to the affected area. The boil should begin to rise to the surface. This may take a few applications.

Bug Be Gone - Bugs don’t like the strong smell of tea tree oil. Apply tea tree oil anywhere bugs are trying to enter and it will turn them right around making this a great use for tea tree oil!

Mosquito Bites - Apply tea tree oil directly to a mosquito bite to instantly relieve the itching!

Psoriasis - Blend 10 drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of olive oil and apply to affected area 2 or 3 times daily.

Warts - Apply 1 or 2 drops of tea tree oil directly onto the wart. Again if you have sensitive skin you may want to dilute with a little olive oil.

Mold - Combine one drop tea tree oil to a cup of water. Spray onto area where mold is growing. Some of the staining should be removed and it will kill the fungus so you won’t have to worry about it growing anymore. For stubborn wet areas, like your bathroom spray about once a week to keep mold at bay.

Toothbrush Cleaner - Have you ever thought about the fact that your toothbrush may need a little cleaning? Not only does it get full of germs from your mouth but it also hangs out in the dirtiest room of the house. Rub a few drops of tea tree oil on the bristles and rub gently with your fingers. Rinse well.

All Purpose Cleaner - Combine 2 teaspoons tea tree oil with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle and use in your kitchen and bathroom as an all purpose cleaner.

These are just a few uses for tea tree oil that you can try! There are countless ways to use it and you will quickly fall in love with it. So now that you know how to use it you are probably wondering where to get it. You can find it at many health food stores across the country. Right now Amazon has a 2 pack of tea tree oil with free shipping so you won’t even have to leave the house!

What other uses for tea tree oil have you heard of??

We would love for you to share in the comment below!

 

Pretty Paint Chip Calendar

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Pretty Paint Chip Calendar

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Easy DIY Fabric Flip Flops

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Easy DIY Fabric Flip Flops

DIY Fabric Flip Flops

 

Flip flops and summer go together like a hammer and nails. I personally think one can never have too many flip flops! They can be dressy, casual, or sporty. They are the perfect accessory for any summer outfit.

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