Easy Crockpot Meal & Autumn Cheesecake for Dessert


Easy Crockpot Meal for Busy Moms & Autumn Cheesecake for Dessert Miami Moms Blog

Have you ever tried preparing a meal using a crockpot? It’s a game changer! Ahhhhh, just imagine with me…..you’re coming home from a busy day of work, you’re exhausted, BUT dinner is almost ready! Thanks to the Crockpot!

This Zesty Chicken recipe is one of our family favorites and it’s so easy because of our friend the crockpot. Put it in before you leave for work or when you’re home for lunch and dinner will be ready with very little effort. Don’t own a crockpot? Do yourself a favor and buy one NOW!

Easy Crock Pot Meal Autumn Cheesecake for Dessert Miami Moms Blog
Zesty Italian Crockpot Chicken

4 Chicken Breasts
1 Package Zesty Italian Dressing Seasoning
8 oz package soft cream cheese
2 cans Cream of Chicken soup

  1. Cut each chicken breast in 3 pieces and place in crockpot.
  2. Sprinkle Italian Dressing seasoning over chicken breasts.
  3. Pour 2 cans of chicken soup into crockpot.
  4. Cut cream cheese into one inch slices and lay over soup and stir.
  5. Cook on High for 3 hours, or Low for 6+ hours.
  6. Shred chicken in crockpot and simmer on low for one more hour. (Have a glass of wine, change into comfortable clothes, set the table and call the family to dinner!) 

Serve with your choice of vegetable and make-ahead rice. Leftovers are even better!

We promised you an easy make ahead meal but what meal is complete without dessert? This delicious dessert can be made ahead too!

Autumn Cheesecake


1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 Tablespoons sugar
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon margarine


(2) 8 oz packages cream cheese
½ cup sugar
2 eggs
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ teaspoon vanilla

(3) peeled apples, sliced very thin
¼ cup chopped pecans

  1. Combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, cinnamon & margarine.
  2. Press into bottom of 9 inch pan. Bake at 350, 10 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese & sugar mixing at medium speed on electric mixer until well blended.
  4. Add eggs, blend in vanilla and cinnamon.
  5. Pour mixture over crust.
  6. Toss apples with combined sugar & cinnamon. Spoon apple mixture over cream cheese layer; add pecans.
  7. Bake at 350 for 1 hour.
  8. Enjoy! *No guarantee there will be leftovers! 😉 


Need another quick dessert recipe? Try Whitney’s One Bowl Pumpkin Brownies!


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Tonya Harbour is a Miami mom to 2 teenage daughters – 16 & 18. She grew up moving around the United States with her dad, mom and 2 younger sisters. Having many adventures along the way with her own mom, from whom she learned a lot! Starting out in Los Angeles, CA and then moving 12 times in 7 different states from West coast to East coast and all over the middle. She went to a Norwegian boarding school in Minnesota, college in New York, a semester abroad at Oxford, and had her 2 daughters in St Louis, Missouri. Traveling the US has given her a unique perspective of children’s opportunities and activities around this great country ...and now Miami!! Currently she LOVES working in PK3 at a preschool. One of Tonya's Top 3 Miami Favs - Playing with the Lemurs at Jungle Island!