Simple Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder Roast

Slow Cooker Pork Shoulder Roast with apples and garlic couldn’t be a more delicious fall recipe and it’s simple to make!

We get tired of the same recipes over and over at our house, so I decided to create a new Pork Shoulder Roast Recipe that used some of the apples from our visit to the local apple orchard this fall.  Not only was this simple to make but it made the house smell amazing and have that warm and cozy fall feeling.

Finding Slow Cooker Recipes that aren’t full of cream of soups or ingredients that aren’t all that great for us isn’t always easy.  This a whole food recipe that uses pork, apples and seasonings. To be completely honest, this way of cooking is new to our family and is something we are working towards as a life change.


We love these easy Slow Cooker Recipes, there is nothing easier, in my opinion, than throwing ingredients in the slow cooker first thing in the morning and coming home to a meal that’s ready to go!  I swear there are days that I would never get dinner on the table if it wasn’t for my slow cooker and the convenience of our slow cooker meals!

Another one of our favorite recipes is our Crock Pot Chicken Fajita Recipe that uses chicken and vegies to make a yummy and flavorful fajita.  My kids love having these for dinner because they can decide how they want to top their fajitas and make them the just the way they want and love.

Be sure to check out the 25 Slow Cooker Recipes Round up with more ideas of recipes to add to your monthly menu! There you will find a bunch more recipes that you will want to serve your family because they are full of great taste and ingredients you know and trust.

Chrissy Taylor is a wife, Mom, blogger and property manager. She and her husband of 15 years are raising two active boys in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota. Chrissy enjoys blogging about cooking, crafts, gifts and household tips.

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Zoo Scavenger Hunt For Kids

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Spending a day at the zoo with my kids is one my favorite summer outings.  Being outside and getting the chance to see animals that we rarely see is such a treat for them.  We always seem to get through the zoo way too fast though! 

I decided to make a printable Zoo scavenger hunt for kids that my boys can use while we are there, they loved my nature scavenger hunt for kids last summer and I decided to use the idea and make another fun version for them. 

This zoo scavenger hunt shows not only the names of the animals but pictures of what they look like.  I thought this would be a great addition and make it useable for young children as well.  As you are walking through the zoo, have your kids point out the animals on the scavenger hunt and cross them off the list!


You can print out your own Zoo Scavenger Hunt that we have created and you will be set for a day of fun at the zoo with your kids!

My boys thought said these animals were some of their favorites and asked to have them on the scavenger hunt.  They weren’t sure if they would be able to find all of them, but I don’t think it should be too much of a problem.  This is a great way to keep them involved and interacting with myself and each other while we are at the zoo. 

I like to laminate our scavenger hunts so that I can reuse them again and again.  Plus, it is easy to erase a mistake if a child makes one!  The nature scavenger hunt for kids that I created last year has been used over and over, and is ready for more use. 


I love that these scavenger hunts are an easy and inexpensive activity for kids in the summer or any time of year to have fun and keep busy!

Be sure to check out my other scavenger hunt ideas!

Nature Scavenger Hunt for kids

Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt