Category Archives: Crockpot

Meal Idea Monday: Potato-nacho sliders

Big (football) night here at Cookin’  Up Life HQ, so this will be fast. I wanted to share a meal idea with y’all that was a hit for us (including Tripp, with a few modifications). 

Potato Nacho Sliders


  • Roasted Potatoes (sweet and white)–> cut into 1/4 inch rounds (roasting method below)
  • Shredded chicken
  • Toppings of choice–> guacamole, lime, sour cream, cilantro, salsa, cheese, jalapeños 


  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. While that’s preheating, cut then toss the potatoes rounds in salt and avocado oil. 
  2. Roast your potato rounds until soft and a little brown (roughly 35-45 minutes). 
  3. While those are roasting, prep your shredded chicken. I like pressure cooking a lot at once, so I usually have this on hand. But if you don’t, sauté or bake some chicken and shred. 
  4. Prep your toppings. The fun part 🙂 I did chicken, sour cream, and salsa. Then a touch of lime. 
  5. Assemble and enjoy 🙂 

If you have anything new you’ve tried lately, comment below! I love to hear from you.  

Friday Favorites

Hey everyone! Just wanted to pop in before the weekend and share some things that have made my life easier this week 🙂 Yall, I even purchased a few Christmas gifts! I am bad at purchasing early because I end up getting SO excited about giving the gift that I tell the person. Haha. Enjoy some of my Friday favorites below.

  • Instant Pot- buy here from Amazon. The InstantPot has been a life saver lately. I love doing a big batch of shredded chicken for the week in it. I use the pressure feature for this, but you could slow cook it as well. Here is the pressure method that I follow then season however I need to when I reheat it (Italian, Mexican, garlic, etc.).

  • RXBAR– order them here from Amazon. I have had this everyday for a mid-morning snack. I needed chocolate and a little mint action because TEETHING. I have needed all the extra coffee this week too (thanks to my little teething buddy!).

  •  Everything in this cute little gift set has come in handy this week! I use the charcoal cleansing bar every night, I am really liking the body wash and lotion, and the shampoo and conditioner smell SO GOOD! I have ordered a few of these to gift to some special people. I think this gift set just rocks. And they are travel friendly 🙂 BeautyCounter has put together some other good looking gift sets too– look at them here.

Now, can yall believe we are days away from Thanksgiving week?? Crazy. I noticed sweet Danielle with Against All Grain shared her prep timeline… HERE. I will be using that as we plan for Thanksgiving at the farm. 

That was dinner last night– pork chops with apples, greens, and a buttered sweet potato. So good!! 

And Leo. Even though he’s acting like a teenager… he’s still my favorite dog in the world! 

Y’all have a wonderful weekend 🙂