Crock-pot/Slow Cooker December


Howdy followers and readers. Or should I say Merry Christmas. It’s that time of year again! Lights, music, Mall Santa‘s, of course awesome recipes. I decided this month, since I have a lot on my plate to preview some of my favorite crock-pot/slow cooker recipes. If you are like me, you have relatives arriving in a week, with several other Christmas events in the community you must also be prepared for. So let’s commence Operation Crock-pot/Slow Cooker December. With some other recipes thrown in there for kicks.


A lot can be had with that pot you plug into the wall. And with little to zero prep. If you don’t have a crock-pot, these recipes can be adapted to be slow cooked on the stove or in the oven. Don’t you worry your pretty little head. You will truly love these recipes. You will believe the kitchen Elves came in while you weren’t looking and made a gourmet meal.

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Just a hint: but that bag is the best thing ever. Requires little to no cleanup for you. Hence why Crock-Pot/Slow Cooker Recipes are so awesome.


Prepared to be awed. Check out my next post: Crock-pot Pot Roast!

I will be making a category solely for Crock-pot/Slow Cooker Recipes just for your ease and comfort.

If you have any requests in mind, please email me or comment here. (I welcome the Spam lol)




Rothenburg Ob Der Tauber’s Finest Schneeballen (Can you figure that word out)


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  Rothenburg has it’s unique charms. Romantic, picturesque cobblestoned streets, Christmas Stores galore, Teddy Bear Stores, even a creepy doll Museum.

It is famous for many reasons. But many people don’t forget these:  SCHNEEBALLEN (SNOW BALLS)

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Which is basically a pastry dough that has plum schnapps in it, which is then  rolled out, cut in strips. The strips are then interlaced over a spoon, or stick. The stick is pulled out, and the dough is scrunched into a ball, put into a metal ball form, and fried in oil.

The traditional Schneeballen is dusted in powdered sugar (probably why its called a snowball)

Although throughout the years variations of the traditional form have been popular. Its over 300 years old in tradition. The Schneeballen is a great souvenir as it has a shelf life of 8 weeks.

I have tried it, although I didn’t really like it.  But I think it’s one of those things you have to try just to say you have. Especially when they have been making it for over 300 years.

So feel free if you’re ever in Bavaria to visit Rothenburg, you won’t be disappointed. There is lots to do and see.  And of course eat!