Cranberry Pot Roast
1 (1 ounce) envelope dry onion soup mix
1 (3 pound) beef chuck roast
1 (16 ounce) can jellied cranberry sauce
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Place onion soup mix in the bottom of a slow cooker. Place roast in the slow cooker, and top with cranberry sauce.
Cover, and cook 8 hours on Low.
Remove roast, and set aside. Set slow cooker to High. Whisk together butter and flour, and slowly mix into the liquid remaining in the slow cooker to create a thick gravy. Serve with the roast.

Hot and Sticky Wings
3 pounds chicken wings
1/4 cup ketchup
1 (18-ounce) jar apricot-pineapple preserves (recommended: Smuckers)
2 tablespoons citrus herb seasoning
2 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon chili seasoning
1 jalapeno, finely diced

Light broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil; set aside. Rinse wings with cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place wings on baking sheet skin-side up. Broil wings for 8 to 10 minutes while preparing sauce. NOTE: this step can be omitted, but produces a better tasting wing.
Place wings in the crock of 4 quart slow cooker. In a bowl, stir to combine remaining ingredients. Pour over 
wings and stir to coat. Place lid on slow cooker and cook on high setting for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours.

Chicken Scampi
4 ounces uncooked linguine
2 green onions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
1/2 cup chopped seeded tomatoes
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
grated Parmesan cheese

  • Directions
    1. Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute the onions and garlic in butter and oil until garlic is tender. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper; add to skillet. Cook for 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned.
    2. Reduce heat; cover and cook 4 minutes longer or until juices run clear. Remove chicken and keep warm. Stir the tomato, lemon juice and parsley into skillet; heat through. Drain linguine; toss with tomato mixture. Top with chicken and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.