Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Monday, February 24, 2014


cups water
cup steel-cut oats
cup packed brown sugar
cup instant cocoa mix
teaspoon salt

Chocolate chips and additional brown sugar, if desired

Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In large bowl, mix water and oats. Pour into slow cooker.

Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 hours or until oats are cooked through and liquid is absorbed. Stir in 1/3 cup brown sugar, the instant cocoa mix and salt just before serving. Serve with chocolate chips and additional brown sugar.

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