Hi, I’m Jennifer

Hey there! I’m Jennifer, and I started this blog, Slow Cooker Gourmet, back in 2013 as a place to share wholesome yet simple slow cooker recipes! As a busy mom, I’m always looking for ways to get a healthy dinner on the table despite my crazy schedule.

Most slow cooker recipes I find on the internet utilize a lot of canned soups and other processed ingredients. I combine the best of both worlds and share recipes that are still easy to make, but use as many fresh and healthy ingredients as possible.

Fun Facts About Me

I’d rather be

at the beach

Listening to


grateful for


Favorite place

with my family

my weekends

in my garden

best snuggle buddies

cats and dogs

my husband’s favorite recipe

my kids’ favorite recipe

Where this all began

  • After being a tax accountant for 13 years, I took a leap of faith and quit my job in 2013 to focus on my family
  • I’ve always had a dream of owning my own business, I just never imagined it would be a blog!
  • I love to cook (important if you have a food blog! 🤣) but through this journey I’ve also found a passion for food photography and teaching others to blog as a business.
  • I live in Kansas City with my husband, 2 kids, plus our dogs and cats and probably some foster kittens too
  • I’m obsessed with my slow cooker, but I do love my Instant Pot and air fryer as well, and you can find my recipes for those on my other blog Garnished Plate.