Peanut Butter Cheesecake Doughnuts with Salted Chocolate Bourbon Caramel.
Yesterday, the crockpot become my new best friend.
My oven is broken…again.
To a person who cooks all the time, this is the worst news.
Especially this time of year. All I want to do is roast this, bake that, broil this and toast that. To say I am bumming out is a major under statement. I guess it is not that bad, I do have a tiny little oven that does work… for now, but I am scared that since it is attached to the big oven – that doesn’t work – that it could go at any time. I am literally praying it doesn’t. This little oven though? It practically fits nothing! A 9×13 inch Pyrex pan just barely fits in (thankfully!). It’s just super hard to cook for eight plus people in an oven that fits only one Pyrex pan. Ugh.
For the next two weeks though (at least!), it’s all I’ve got and as I sit here typing this I am realizing, I should be thankful I at least have that!
You guys like small batch food?? My family is in for a surprise… and possibly smaller waist lines.
So ok, I am done with the complaints for today.
But at least you can understand why I now have all things crockpot on my brain. I guess it is kind of time to be breaking out the crockpot anyway. Some never put them away. I pretty much use mine all year round, but definitely in the fall and winter months the most. However much you use yours, the bottom line is – the crockpot rules. It’s high time I get myself a new one though, especially since I actually just sent mine down to Denver on Monday, full of this Gumbo, and I’m not expecting it back. I did it on purpose. My crockpot is horrible and I have decided I want one of those new fancy ones. Any suggestions? I clearly need one ASAP.
I actually made this Crockpot BBQ Beer Pulled Chicken a week or so ago, in an effort to shove corn into as many recipes as possible. Remember when I told you I was on a major corn bender towards the end of August? Well, I suddenly realized that almost all of my posts for that week contained corn. So I made the decision to spread a few out over September, because really September is one of the best corn months of the season.
But um, I may or may not have sliced up a pumpkin and made some puree today (in my tiny little oven – good thing those pie pumpkins are small!). I sort of feel guilty though, like I am cheating on the last few weeks of summer, but then I look out the window and make myself feel better because, here where I live, fall is in full swing. The leaves on the trees are turning a pretty shade of yellow and wow, it is getting so cold at night. We have also had a ton of rain, so that sort of helps with the whole “get into the mood of fall” thing too. And rain around here means snow on the peaks of the mountains. Yep, more fresh snow this morning up there.
I feel like this simple meal is a good mix of late summer and early fall. It’s got a little corn to keep things fresh, but the rest is all cozy, warm and the perfect food for a colder early fall night. And of course, Thursday night football.
Plus, the popovers?? I normally only make popovers on Thanksgiving and I usually just make them traditional, but corn filled cheesy popovers are so good! Very happy I stepped out of my comfort zone with these. They do not get to the height of a normal popover, but they still have that nice hole in the center. Perfect for filling with the best BBQ chicken.
I hate saying the best, but this pulled BBQ chicken really is SO good. It’s the sauce and the fact that it gets slow cooked all day long. Everything is better slow-cooked. So much flavor.
As for the left over chicken you may have (I didn’t have any – too many people here.)? I am thinking this needs to made into a beer bread grilled cheese.
Yes. Yes. Yes.
Next time I am so doing this.
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So saucy. I love it.
Can you use canned corn if fresh corn isn’t available? 🙂
Totally, that will work well for you! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope it’s delish! xT
Help! My popovers didn’t “pop” this time. Any suggestions?
Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, sorry to hear about your popovers! Was there anything you may have adjusted in the recipe? Did you preheat your muffin tin? Let me know how I can help! xT
I love you Joann.❤️?
Is the longer the better really true? In some of your recipies you cook the chicken only 1-2 hours. Can I make mistakes here?
I think this recipe is best in the crockpot. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
Could you make the chicken in an Instantpot?
Hi Allison! Please see below for the instant pot version of the chicken! I hope you love this recipe! xTieghan
This looks incredible! I am wondering if I can use my instant pot instead of a crockpot? How long would I cook it for?
Hi Liz! I am sure an instant pot will work well. I would cook on high pressure for 8 minutes. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan
Could this be made in the instant pot? If so, how long would the chicken need to cook?? Thanks!!
Hi Christie, See the below recipe link for the instant pot version of the chicken. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan
Hi, made this yesterday. Turned out great but very spicy. Is there a ya you would modify it to cut down on the spice? Thnaks!
Sure! Just reduce the chili powder to 1 teaspoon. that should be great! Happy Holidays ? ?
Delicious!! My family loved it! I will be saving this recipe for another day.
Great! I hope you love it when you make it Gina!
Really Great!!! Like summer/fall comfort food right here!!!
me and kids loved it, will make again.
Thank you so much Karen! I am thrilled you loved this!
Hi, I’m in the UK and have never made popovers. Is this plain all-purpose flour, or self-raising? Thanks!
Hey Becky! Plain all-purpose flour! Let me know if you have questions. Hope you love these! Thanks!
I’ve made this recipe several times now; it is always delicious! However, the popovers never pop. What am I doing wrong? I put all of the ingredients in the blender as directed then use the 2 temps during baking, but they always fall flat/cave in I the centers. Does it need a baking powder maybe? I don’t have a popover pan, so I am using a standard muffin pan. Would this affect the outcome?
Hey Amber! Popovers can be a little tricky. I would try using 1/4 cup corn and 1/3 cup cheese. Sometimes if you put too much heavy ingredients in the batter they will not pop. Let me know if you have questions. Thank you so much! 🙂
This is in the crockpot this morning, and I cannot wait to eat it later! Ive just come around to loving crock pot meals. We had your Philly Cheesesteaks last week and loved those, too. Please give us more crock pot meals!
Hi, Teighan. This sounds a little spicy with 2 tsp. Chipotle pepper and then the red pepper flakes. Could I use just regular chili powder and maybe half the red pepper flakes and still have good flavor? So want to try this. It looks yummy.
Of course! That will be great and I am sure much less spicy for you! Hope you love this and let me know if you have any other questions!
Hi, can I make this with pork butt? It looks delicious, and I already have the pork defrosted.
yes, that will be fine. Enjoy!