Slow Cooker Orange Fig Pecan Oatmeal

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I love orange flower water and once I got my hands on a bottle I was hooked. It has a very delicate, sweet, floral fragrance and a delicious taste when used sparingly. If you use too much you’ll feel like you’re eating perfume. If you can get to a Middle Eastern Store it’s surprisingly cheap, so get […]

Slow Cooker Orange Carrot Cake with So Delicious “Icing”

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So for the first time in my brief, but intense, oatmeal career I am asking you to do something different from the picture. My vanilla Greek yogurt has met a sad demise and I didn’t know until this morning. (Feel free to leave your sympathy posts here.) So I used what I had on hand – Pina Colada regular […]

Slow Cooker Strawberry Orange Mint Oatmeal

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I don’t know about where you are, but we can finally get local strawberries here in NC. I love them in everything from smoothies to salads and, of course, oatmeal. If you are using frozen or not-so-ripe strawberries you may need to add a little extra sweetener. But if you’re lucky they’ll be so sweet […]

Slow Cooker Mango Margarita Oatmeal – It’s 5pm Somewhere, Right?

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 Ok, before you get the wrong idea there is no tequila in this oatmeal. Even on my worst days I would not bring in alcoholic oatmeal to work. But it is Monday and the first work day after daylight savings time is always a little tough for me. So I thought I’d start my […]

Slow Cooker Creamsicle Oatmeal – Orange Vanilla Goodness

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Welcome to day 2 of love your oatmeal week! The taste of orange and vanilla together bring back childhood memories of hot summer afternoons. You can almost feel the sticky on your hands from your melted push-up if you close your eyes. Why did those things always leak anyhow? Creamsicle Oatmeal 2 to 3 servings **This […]

Slow Cooker Citrus Black Bean Soup

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This soup is a great start to a dinner party. I don’t know about you, but before slow cooking I used to spend too much time in the kitchen at my parties. Using my slow cookers means I can hang out with my friends more. Now I even have enough slow cookers to make all […]