Crockpot Wednesday: February 14, 2018-

Catherine Garratt Fothergill, associate artistic director for Ballet Arkansas,  was on with us to talk about this cool event that is Saturday at Pulaski Technical College.

The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra

2/17 @ 2:00 PM @ Charts Theater Pulaski Tech

Ballet Arkansas presents Benjamin Britten’s popular “The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra.” This narrated and interactive production introduces children of all ages to the joys of music education, and the beauty of classical dance. Join us for crafts, and a meet and greet with the dancers after the show. This is the perfect event for a Saturday afternoon with the family.

Slow Cooker Valentine’s Day Bread Pudding
  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus more for greasing
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk, divided
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 4 cups white bread cubes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
  • 3/4 cup granulated natural sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • A handful of raspberries and blackberries
  • Lightly oil the insert of the slow cooker with butter, or spray it with nonstick cooking spray. Heat 1 1/2 cups of the almond milk in a saucepan until it is just ready to boil. Take the pan off the heat and stir in 1 2/3 cups of the chocolate chips. Stir until the chips are melted, then set aside.
  • Spread the bread cubes in the prepared slow cooker. Sprinkle with the nuts, if using, and the remaining 1/3 cup chocolate chips.
  • Heat the remaining 1/2 cup almond milk in another saucepan. Add the sugar, cocoa, salt, and vanilla, stirring to dissolve, about 2 minutes. Combine the cocoa mixture with the chocolate chip mixture, then pour it all over the bread in the slow cooker. Press the bread cubes down so that they are submerged in the chocolate mixture. Dot the top of the bread pudding with bits of the butter. Cover and cook on low until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  • Remove the lid, turn off the cooker, and let stand for at least 15 minutes before serving. Drop a few berries on top. Serve warm or at room temperature.


Just Add Chocolate and Marshmallows and Go Bananas!

Just Add Chocolate and Marshmallows and Go Bananas!

Tear a square piece of foil that is about 12-inch by 12-inch. Place peeled banana on foil and slice it lengthwise about 3/4 of the way through. Spread it apart and fill with marshmallows and chocolate chips. Tightly wrap banana in foil. When ready to cook, place wrapped banana on hot grill or over fire…

Crockpot Wednesday: June 13, 2018-Go! Mile

  Erin Taylor from Go! Running in the Heights was on to talk about the 8th annual Go! Mile race.  It’s a fundraiser and a really fun family event.  Here’s the link to the event. Slow Cooker Quinoa Breakfast Casserole with Tomato and Spinach (from the Slow Cooker Gourmet) Ingredients 1/2 cup quinoa rinsed well and uncooked 1 1/2 cups milk…

Crockpot Wednesday: June 6, 2018: Urban Farm Fest

Ellen Brown from Heifer International was on with us to talk about their fun event tomorrow.  Here’s the link to Urban Farm Fest.  Pulled-Pork Tacos Prep Time: 15 Mins Other Time: 8 Hours 15 Mins Yield: Makes 6 servings Recipe by Real Simple with some additions and alterations by Ellen Brown   Ingredients 2 cups…