Clean Fingers Laynie’s Top 10 Recipes of 2019

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Here are the top 10 recipes Clean Fingers Laynie’s fans couldn’t wait to click and feast on in 2019. Find your new favorites or rediscover old ones!

When I decided to start the blog, I wanted to share my tried and true recipes with my family and friends. I never imaged how much I would learn or how much work it would be. But, I’ve connected with so many wonderful people who love food as much as I do, and I want to keep inspiring others to cook more at home.

On December 26, 2018, I clicked the purchase button to register my domain. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t very apprehensive and overwhelmed at the thought of maintaining a food blog for the coming year. But I pushed through my fears, and I couldn’t be prouder to say Clean Fingers Laynie is officially 1 year old!

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Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast

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Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast

Combine chicken, ranch dressing mix, au jus mix, butter, and pepperoncini in a slow cooker or Instant Pot for a flavorful and easy Mississippi Pot Roast! Sure to be your new family-favorite dinner!

When I first thought about starting a food blog, there were two recipes I couldn’t get out of my mind. I felt like the whole world needed to know about them! As you can tell, I started a food blog, and I shared the first recipe already: Salsa Verde Chicken. The second recipe is this one for Chicken Mississippi Pot Roast!

If you only make one thing from the blog, I highly recommend either one of these two recipes. Both of these recipes are so great for so many reasons!

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Slow Cooker Monkey Bread from Scratch

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Slow Cooker Monkey Bread Before Frosting

Ooey gooey, soft and buttery, cinnamon sweet Slow Cooker Monkey Bread from scratch is a great make ahead breakfast for the weekends or special holidays!

Why is cinnamon sugar so delicious? When it comes to some of my favorite breakfasts, many have that yummy flavor combo. One of my favorites is this Slow Cooker Monkey Bread made from scratch.

To make it, roll light and fluffy pieces of dough in melted butter and cinnamon sugar. Then, the layer the pieces in a slow cooker and bake. After it’s cooked, top it with homemade cream cheese frosting! Yum!

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Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake

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Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake in Slow Cooker and Ramekin

This decadent and easy Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake recipe uses only 4 ingredients and can be made in the oven or the slow cooker! Perfect no-fuss dessert!

Dump Cakes are named that way because the ingredients are literally “dumped” into the baking pan. While this Cherry Cheesecake Dump Cake recipe adds one extra step, it’s still quick and easy. Plus, it results in a moist and evenly cooked cake! On top of that, it can be made in the oven or the slow cooker.

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Slow Cooker Kalua Pork and Cabbage

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Easy 4-ingredient, Hawaiian Slow Cooker Kalua Pork and Cabbage tastes just as delicious without cooking it in the ground! You don’t need a whole pig either!

Kalua Pork is always my family’s go-to recipe for easy and inexpensive entertaining. More specifically, it’s great for mixed plates, or for potlucks, or luaus. Since it only requires 4 ingredients and cooks in the slow cooker, it comes together quickly! Plus, pork is a great protein to feed a crowd on a budget.

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Three Cheese Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

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Bowl of Three Cheese Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese

Three Cheese Slow Cooker Macaroni and Cheese is super creamy, cheesy, and slightly spicy! It comes together in 5 minutes, and it’s perfect for meal prep!

You know, when people ask you if you were stuck on an island, but you could have any food, what would it be? Mine is definitely macaroni and cheese. I once at it for 3 days straight. No joke!

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Easy Pork Carnitas Tacos

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Slow Cooker Easy Pork Carnitas Tacos

Easy pork carnitas tacos (Mexican pulled pork) cooks slowly in orange and lime juice and then is broiled or fried to create crispy and juicy flavorful bites!

So far during Mexican March, we’ve made a slow cooker meatless dish, a chicken dish, and a beef dish. To round out our slow cooker meat preparation, we have a pork dish: tacos filled with Easy Pork Carnitas!

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Slow Cooker Lazy Chile Colorado Burritos

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Lazy Chile Colorado Burrito and Spanish Rice

Lazy Chile Colorado Burritos with tender cubes of beef, enchilada sauce, cheese, and beans wrapped in a tortilla and smothered with more sauce and cheese!

If you’ve never had it before, Chile Colorado is a traditional Mexican dish of beef stewed in a red chili sauce. It’s often served with tortillas and a side of refried beans.

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Slow Cooker (or Instant Pot) Refried Beans

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Spoon of Slow Cooker or Instant Pot Refried Beans
Slow cooker refried beans topped with feta cheese and parsley.

Learn how to use your slow cooker or Instant Pot to make homemade and flavorful refried beans just like those found at your favorite Mexican restaurant!

If you know me, it’s no secret I LOVE beans! When I am eating in a low-carb phase, beans are one of the things I miss the most. I could never go low-carb for the rest of my life because I would miss beans too much. They are one of those foods that feels so good when I eat them, and they are so satisfying. Although, I know it’s not that way for everyone… haha.

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Salsa Verde Chicken (Slow Cooker or Instant Pot)

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Salsa Verde Chicken is a quick, easy, and flavorful protein made in the slow cooker with pantry ingredients! Great for meal prep and freezer cooking.

Welcome to the first post for Mexican May on the blog! In this post, I am sharing the recipe for one of my favorite proteins to meal prep, and I make this at least once a month (if not more often). Flavorful slow cooker chicken does not have to be hard!

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