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I am so excited to spread the gospel of Pepperplate! I am a busy wife and mother of an energetic two year old, so it’s very easy for me to get lost in all the chaos of our daily lives. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve looked up to find that it’s 6pm and I have to come up with dinner from whatever is currently in our fridge. Well, that was before my Pepperplate app!! (if you do not have an apple product you can access the program directly at Pepperplate.com) With Pepperplate I can index new and old recipes electronically, form weekly or monthly meal plans and create shopping lists from my meal plans, and download recipes directly from supported websites. This has been such a huge stress reliever for me and I hope you find it useful too!

Specs from the website:

Manage your recipes –
Import and edit recipes from the most popular recipe sites by simply pasting a URL.
Add and edit your own recipes
Create your own unlimited categories to organize your recipe library.

Plan meals and create shopping Lists – (My favorite part & big time saver)
Plan menus for special events or regular meals.
Add meals and recipes to the calendar so you’re always on schedule.
Automatically arrange your shopping list the way you shop in the store.
Scale recipes to make the right amount.

Cook with ease –
Cook several recipes at the same time and set timers for each one.
iPad Cook Mode prevents screen from dimming.
Eliminate stacks of books and piles of paper in the kitchen.
Recipes, menus and schedules appear on the iPad without connecting to a computer.

Be mobile –
Carry your shopping list with you and add to it in store with your recipe collection (no internet connection required).
Monitor cooking time without being tied to the kitchen.
Track and update timers remotely.

I’m sure you can see all the reasons for my infatuation with this program! I encourage you to check it out. Enjoy!

Rainbow Slow Cooker Fajitas


I found this amazing recipe through my Pepperplate app. (If you have not heard about Pepperplate – you do not know what you are missing!) I will devote a separate post just on Pepperplate and all the reasons you will love it! Recipe title slightly adapted from the country cook, as seen on TastyKitchen.com, which is a fantastic recipe blog.

Rainbow Slow Cooker Fajitas
3 Bell Peppers, Sliced (Yellow, Orange, and Red)
1 Large Onion, Sliced
2 pounds Boneless Beef Sirloin Steaks Or Chicken Breast, Cut Into Strips
1 reg can Rotel
A few splashes Liquid Smoke (optional)
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
1 teaspoon Cumin
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
½ teaspoons Salt
½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
½ teaspoons Black Pepper
½ teaspoons Cayenne Pepper

Place peppers and onions in a slow cooker. Top with the beef, lime juice, Liquid Smoke, and balsamic vinegar. Mix dry spices in a small bowl then pour on top. Then, top with Rotel. Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours or until the peppers are cooked to your liking. Towards the end use tongs to mix. Servings 6-8





Serve with soft tortillas and any toppings you like. Ideas: fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, sour cream, and cheese. I wish I could add a link to how wonderful this smells! Enjoy!