Better Than Mom’s Slow Cooker Recipes Cookbook giveaway

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This giveaway is part of the Ultimate Blog Party!
If you’re visiting via 5 Minutes for Mom’s Ultimate Blog Party, you’re in the right place. So please come on in and make yourself comfortable. Stay a while. Today is the first day of spring and here in New Jersey we had snow at 8am, rain a little later and now it’s about 40 degrees and overcast.
I’ll also be holding giveaways on my personal/family blog, Mom Knows It All, as well as my review blog, Val’s Views, this week. My Mom is also hosting her very first giveaway on her blog, Here and There.
Thanks for visiting!


The winner will receive a new copy of the BHG cookbook “Better Than Mom’s Slow Cooker Recipes”.


Leave a comment on this post telling me what your favorite crockpot meal is. If you haven’t ever tried anything made in a crockpot name something you’d like to try.


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1 – Visit  HereAndThere.US (my Mom) and leave a comment on any post (except a giveaway post) there. Then return here and leave a comment on this post telling me one thing you read or learned on my Mom’s blog. (That’s two comments you need to leave for this bonus entry, one there and one here.) Unlimited entries for this method of entry.

Leave an additional comment for each entry you qualify for. You must have completed the first entry according to the instructions to be eligible for any bonus entries.


US addresses only please. This contest will end on Friday 03/27/09 at 11:59 pm est. Only comments containing all of the requested information will be eligible for entry. The winners will be selected randomly. The winner must contact me within 2 days to confirm they wish to receive the prize. Good luck to everyone!

Ultimate Blog Party 2009


There are so many cool prizes to be won at this 2009 Ultimate Blog Party, but my top picks (so far) are:

15 — a pair of ChicBud Earphones with Swarovski Crystals from The IE Mommy (value $45.00)

19 — a $50 gift certificate to Target Stores from  Shoot-Me-Now

41 — choice of Simply Precious Photo Tile Necklace ($110) or clasp style Boston Locket ($185) from Elemental Memories

58 – Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer (value $349.99) from  Moms Who Think


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Kati March 20, 2009 - 8:48 am

Ahh! I love the crock pot.. except my recipe base is small. My hubby like pulled pork and chili and I like to make a roast!

I am a night college student.. so we LOVE our crock pot!

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Tonya March 20, 2009 - 9:43 am

I love making beans and ham,so ordinary,I know.But I am a hometown girl at heart:)

Tonya March 20, 2009 - 9:45 am

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Selene M. March 20, 2009 - 10:42 am

My favorite crockpot meal is pot roast with carrots and onions.

Selene M. March 20, 2009 - 10:46 am

I commented on your mom’s blog and found out that we are close in age and share many of the same memories.

Thanks for the giveaway.

3carnations March 20, 2009 - 12:42 pm

My favorite crock pot recipe is chili.

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ChristieC March 20, 2009 - 1:03 pm

My favorite crockpot meal is roast with potatoes and carrots! YUm

Nicole March 20, 2009 - 1:35 pm

I love the classic pot roast with carrots and potatoes, but I tried chicken breast with bbq sauce, turned out YUM. Thanks for the contest!

Kathleen W. March 20, 2009 - 2:07 pm

Yum! I just got a crock pot last year and have made lentil/rice soup and mac and cheese that were both great! I’d love to find some new recipes in here, and am a big fan of BHG.

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Shawna March 20, 2009 - 3:58 pm

Nice to meet you. I have a huge crockpot, but only make a few things — chicken and rice, BBQ, frozen crockpot meals!! I like the recipes to be easy and quick.

I have two blogs, but I’m participating with the party at my book blog — Teen Lit Review. I’d love it if you stopped by.

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Amydeanne March 20, 2009 - 4:34 pm

neat blog! glad you joined the party! 🙂

Jodifur March 20, 2009 - 7:01 pm

I’m party hopping! Hope to see you at my party!

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mindy March 20, 2009 - 8:25 pm

potted beef with veggies thanks for the giveaway

Gayle March 20, 2009 - 9:27 pm

My favorite crockpot recipe is for barbecue meatballs

julie March 20, 2009 - 10:59 pm

I love USING my crockpot, but don’t have too many love-it recipes. I do have one really great one, though, for a pot roast. You brown the roast, then brown onions and cook them just a little bit in red wine before throwing it all in the pot with a packet of onion soup mix. It’s some serious yum.

Victoria March 20, 2009 - 11:15 pm

Never used a crock pot but it’s on the to-buy list and I’d love to learn how to make BBQ brisket in it. Thanks!

julie March 20, 2009 - 11:16 pm

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Shellie Seering March 20, 2009 - 11:23 pm

My fovorite is cooking a cheap roast with onion soup mix for hours until I can pull it all apart and put it on sandwich buns. I need help in the recipe department!

julie March 20, 2009 - 11:24 pm

I blogged about this giveaway!

Great prize – thanks again!

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Deborah R March 20, 2009 - 11:29 pm

My favorite crock pot recipe is split pea soup.

julie March 20, 2009 - 11:29 pm

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Renee G March 21, 2009 - 12:06 am

I love crockpot chili.

Beth A. March 21, 2009 - 1:04 am

I love making pot roast with potatoes, carrots, and onions….and I can’t resist making pulled BBQ pork…ok-it just has BBQ sauce, but it still tastes really good when it’s too icky outside to grill!

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Beth March 21, 2009 - 1:14 am

I love my crock pot. But I need to use it more. I’ll usually pull it out when I make chili or my Hawaiian chicken. It’s so good!
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jacque March 21, 2009 - 9:08 am

I love ribs in a crockpot. That is probably one of our favorite meals. Beans and ham are good too. thanks

Mindie W March 21, 2009 - 9:48 am

I love roast in the crockpot! I use an onion soup mix and some water and it is good to go! Easy and my kids eat it up!

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Michelle March 21, 2009 - 10:05 am

We are country people, so the old pot roast with potatoes and carrots is our favorite. Pretty much anything with meat and gravy is my husband’s favorite! ;o) I sure would like some new ideas!

MaryAnne March 21, 2009 - 10:22 am

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cheryl kellery March 21, 2009 - 10:50 am

We love stew and pot roast in the crock pot! Would love to try new recipes in this book!

Leilani March 21, 2009 - 12:25 pm

I love making ribs and baked beans in my pot!

cari k March 21, 2009 - 3:05 pm

Our favorite crockpot meal is barbecue ribs. After 6 hours they fall right off the bone and melt in your mouth.

Stephanie March 21, 2009 - 3:11 pm

My favorite thing to make in the crock pot is herbed chicken breasts.

Stimey March 21, 2009 - 4:01 pm

I make a lot of pot roasts in my slow cooker.

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Natalie March 21, 2009 - 4:32 pm

crockpot turkey & stuffing is a favorite! perfect for sunday dinner.

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Amy L. March 21, 2009 - 4:35 pm

Roast & veggies is my favorite. Makes the house smell so good. Thanks for the great giveaway!


Chefdruck March 21, 2009 - 4:47 pm

Would love some more crockpot recipes!

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Chefdruck March 21, 2009 - 4:48 pm

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lorene March 21, 2009 - 4:48 pm

My family loves chicken breasts in the crock pot with fresh and canned tomatos

Kim/hormone-colored days March 21, 2009 - 5:17 pm

I’m still looking for that great crockpot recipe that makes me love using my crockpot. I made black-eyed pea soup earlier this year that was pretty good. I’d love a cookbook to guide me toward more adventurous one-dish meals.

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susan March 21, 2009 - 5:18 pm

My sister makes this beef with sauce that is just delicious over rice! I don’t know the name but it sure comes out so tender and juicy.

susan March 21, 2009 - 5:20 pm

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Cortney March 21, 2009 - 5:26 pm

I like to make Crockpot Lasagna. It’s so easy for when I’m in a rush.

Cee March 21, 2009 - 5:34 pm

My favorite crockpot meal is beef burgundy. It is so good, especially with french bread. Yum!

Tonya March 21, 2009 - 6:00 pm

I like pot roast in the crock pot or chili. Nice to meet you!

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Baba March 21, 2009 - 6:38 pm

Crockpot cooking can be so fun. Chili, Soups, Stews. That is if my husband doesn’t steal the crock pot for cleaning rocks. Agghhh.

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Baba March 21, 2009 - 6:38 pm

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jubilee March 21, 2009 - 8:12 pm

I’d like to try pork chops in the crock pot. Maybe with cranberries. Can that be done?

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Carol M March 21, 2009 - 8:18 pm

I just got a crock pot and the only thing I’ve made is Farmhouse Fricassee which is a vegetable stew with tempeh which is a soybean product.
I would love to win this cookbook! Thank you!

Carol M March 21, 2009 - 8:19 pm

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Carol M March 21, 2009 - 8:26 pm

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Jennifer March 21, 2009 - 8:32 pm

My husband makes a yummy cashew chicken dish in the crock pot.

Melissa March 21, 2009 - 8:37 pm

I love making ham and potatoes in my crockpot.

Aimee L. March 21, 2009 - 8:39 pm

Oh yum – I’m SUCH a fan of crockpot cooking and sure could use some new recipes!! I usually make chili the most in my crockpot – that’s definitely the favorite at our house!!

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Jess March 21, 2009 - 9:01 pm

I love making Pizza Fondue in my crock pot.

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Christine Jensen March 21, 2009 - 9:24 pm

My favorite crock pot recipe is a Chicken and stuffing dish! Super simple and a family favorite!

Helene March 21, 2009 - 9:28 pm

I love my crockpot!!! My family’s favorite crockpot recipe is sticky chicken (a whole chicken cooked on low all day long…yum). I also make a really good chicken and dumpling recipe in my crockpot!

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kim v March 21, 2009 - 9:51 pm

I like to make a pot roast in the crockpot.
Thanks for the giveaway!

Michelle March 21, 2009 - 10:28 pm

i love making chicken with las palmas enchilada sauce in a crockpot. It is so simple and we just put the chicken in a tortilla, pour the sauce over and top it with cheese….yummy!

Stacie Haight Connerty March 22, 2009 - 12:04 am

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debby March 22, 2009 - 12:30 am

i love BBQ chicken made in the crock pot

Hudson's Mom March 22, 2009 - 1:00 am

My favorite crock pot meal – the oldie, but goodie, POT ROAST with carrots, potatoes and onions. Yum!

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Janet F March 22, 2009 - 2:41 am

I like to make Crock Pot Beef Stew.

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Tiffani March 22, 2009 - 3:47 am

I would like to make a beef stew.

becky March 22, 2009 - 6:29 am

mmmm i looove when my husband makes a roast with apple cider and fresh apples and we also love to make pulled pork!

Carrie March 22, 2009 - 8:46 am

i make a chicken, pineapple and pepper dish in the crockpot. So good!

Maureen March 22, 2009 - 9:31 am

I would love this cookbook, The very first giveaway I ever won was for a Crock Pot, I love it. How does anyone cook without one? I always have something going in the Crock Pot. Thanks for hosting this fantastic giveaway.

Carol S March 22, 2009 - 11:34 am

Since my husband and son could eat pot roast every day I would have to say pot roast-it makes it so much easier. Thanks.

Tara March 22, 2009 - 12:21 pm

I love white chicken chilli. Yummy.

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Brea's Mommy March 22, 2009 - 12:41 pm

I would love to learn how to make ribs in the slow cooker! I received one for Christmas but don’t have any recipes. Nice to meet you! Hope you are having fun at the party. I would also like to invite you to participate in Show off your blog Saturday! I would love to read your favorite post! It is never too late to link

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Katy Lin March 22, 2009 - 1:29 pm

i love crockpot dishes that i can use for more than one meal. i like to do a bog roast, then use half of the leftovers for bbq beef and half for tacos/burritos 🙂 – i use my crock pot a lot since both hubby and i work a lot of hours

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Shirley March 22, 2009 - 2:28 pm

Our favorite meal is Roast beef with potatoes, carrots and onions.

Carol March 22, 2009 - 4:12 pm

I make a whole chicken in my crockpot at least 3x a month, delcious!

brandy w March 22, 2009 - 4:44 pm

my fav so cooker meal would be pot roast, so yummy. and no need to worry about it.

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Elissa March 22, 2009 - 4:54 pm

My favorite crockpot meal is Pasta Fagioli soup. I’m making some tomorrow!

Naomi March 22, 2009 - 6:07 pm

Hmmm…so hard to choose my favorite. I love to use my crockpot to make chili and homemade baked beans. I also like to throw in a few chicken breasts with frozen vegetables and cover with whatever salad dressing I have on hand.

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Angela C March 22, 2009 - 7:24 pm

I love making meatballs in my crockpot.

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Sue March 22, 2009 - 8:16 pm

Pork roast – cooked with salsa and chilis it makes great pulled pork burritos.

Beth March 22, 2009 - 9:44 pm

I love making chili in the crock pot.

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Christie March 22, 2009 - 9:56 pm

Chicken Stroganoff is my favorite, it is so easy and my family loves it.

Terri March 22, 2009 - 11:16 pm

My favorite is BBQ brisket. It comes out almost falling apart, ready to shred for sandwiches.

momgateway March 23, 2009 - 1:39 am

Braised short ribs will be it! Thanks for your giveaway.

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Deborah March 23, 2009 - 1:53 am

Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.


T Selig March 23, 2009 - 4:43 am

Boiled dinner made with pork hocks
Great slow cooker meal

Candice March 23, 2009 - 6:39 am

Hi, there. Stopping over while blog hopping. I’m enjoying the UBP party. It’s in the wee hours of the morning but I have a migraine so can’t sleep. It’s nice to meet you and your blog. My blog list keeps growing. Blogs are my favorite “me” time. I have a toddler learing blog at So nice to meet you!

TheDreamer March 23, 2009 - 9:27 am

We make so much in the crockpot – I’d love to learn to make more. Our favorites are Beef Roast, Ribs & Chicken & potatoes

Jill W March 23, 2009 - 11:27 am

Since I found the blog 365 crockpots a few months ago, we have been using our crockpot 3-4 times a week. It’s just so easy. I made a chicken and salsa recipe on Saturday-frozen chicken breasts, a packet of taco seasoning, cream of mushroom or chicken, some frozen corn, and salsa. High for 6 hours and it was delicious! Had the leftovers last night! I am constantly looking for new crockpot recipes, so this book would be fantastic, thanks!

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Jill W March 23, 2009 - 11:27 am

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Lindsay V March 23, 2009 - 11:51 am

My hubbie makes Kalua pork…liquid smoke, sea salt, and a pork rump. That’s it! Let it cook for 8-10 hours. Add cabbage on top at the last hour of cook time.

Maria March 23, 2009 - 11:58 am

I like to make chili in the crockpot! 🙂

Paula H March 23, 2009 - 12:26 pm

I love making a Coke Roast. You use a can of Coke, pack of dry onion soup mix and a can of mushroom soup. Mix together and pour over the vegetables and roast then cook for 8 hours. It’s so good and so tander.

I have a Pork Butt Roast in my Crock Pot right now. I’m making barbecue sandwiches 🙂

sarah March 23, 2009 - 2:27 pm

I’d like to try making corned beef in a crock pot.

Tamara B. March 23, 2009 - 2:43 pm

My favorite to make in my crock pot is a pot roast or chilli. I would love to make sweddish meatballs.

Tamara B. March 23, 2009 - 2:52 pm

I went over to your mother’s blog and posted on 3/22/09 comment. What I learned about your Mom is she is one #$%% of a great shopper with the steal of a deal Kitchenaid mixer 🙂

Liz L. March 23, 2009 - 4:28 pm This is my favorite crockpot recipe. It’s one of those ‘just can’t get enough’ recipes!

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Carolyn S March 23, 2009 - 5:33 pm

The only meal I know how to cook in a crockpot is a roast with carrots and potatoes and some lipton onion soup. It is delicious, though. thanks for sharing

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carma March 23, 2009 - 8:11 pm

I’d like to try vegetarian chilli Stopping by from UBP to say “hi” – party on 🙂

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Roxanne March 23, 2009 - 8:24 pm

I love the classic pot roast and vegetables

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Danielle March 23, 2009 - 10:00 pm

My favorite crock pot recipe is for BBQ pulled pork.

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JamericanSpice March 24, 2009 - 4:44 am

Nice to meet you!

Talk about a party!

I’m quite intrigued and am learning how to get around!

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beastmomma March 24, 2009 - 5:50 pm

I love vegetarian chili. It is hearty and makes me place smell wonderful.

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melissa March 25, 2009 - 1:26 am

I’ve never made these but I’ve had crock pot deserts that were wonderful. I’d like to try something sweet!

Carla March 25, 2009 - 11:03 am

Hi Val
good to ‘meet’ you. I came via the UBP—so good to find someone else who is as into crafts and cooking as I am!

Look forward to visiting your blog often

Julie March 25, 2009 - 1:51 pm

Chili is our fave crockpot meal around here…but I’ve used the crockpot to make quite a few things.

Lisa March 25, 2009 - 9:58 pm

Hi there! I’m here with the party. I love ribs in the crockpot! We do a half rack and it is yummy…they fall off the bone.

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Rebecca C March 26, 2009 - 1:30 am

I just like pot roast in it, or beef stew

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Sandra K321 March 26, 2009 - 9:28 am

So far I’ve just tried making one thing in my crockpot, spare ribs. They came out pretty good but now I’m looking for some new recipes.

dianad March 27, 2009 - 9:42 am

I have a black bean chili recipe that I do in a crock pot that is my favorite. Thanks for having the wonderful giveaway.

Brooke March 27, 2009 - 6:41 pm

I LOVE Beef Stew in a crockpot.

Brooke March 27, 2009 - 6:42 pm

I left a comment on the “I Can’t Believe the Deal I Got” post. She got a great deal on a stand mixer and I had no idea that the sales at Kohls could be that good!

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