Ease supper scramble by prepping ingredients for meals ahead with 'The Big …

Ease supper scramble by prepping ingredients for meals ahead with 'The Big …

Lorelei Boschman and Deanna Siemens have devised a way to spend one day every few months stocking their freezers with hundreds of entrees they can simply thaw and bake, grill or slow-cook so they can feed their families a nutritious and different home …
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Stewing over vegetables

Today's recipes prove they don't have to contain meat to be sustaining and delicious. For my nicely spiced chili, I pulled out my slow cooker and used it to prepare a tomatoey creation rich with a mix of beans, small cubes of yams and other vegetables.
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Cooking with Trudy's easy fall comfort food recipes

Place in slow cooker with 1/2 cup water. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. One hour before the pork loin is done, combine ingredients for glaze in a small sauce pan. Heat and stir until the mixture thickens. Brush the pork loin with the glaze 2 or 3 times …
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Recipe Of The Day: Easy Short Ribs

Make this classic Hungarian stew easily in the slow cooker. To save on time, the recipe skips searing the meat. Instead the beef gets tossed in a spice mixture, which creates a mahogany crust on the meat. Serve over noodles, gnocchi or spaetzle …
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Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Lentil Stew Recipe from LaaLoosh

Submit Your Recipes: –If you're a food blogger with a good from-scratch slow cooker recipe you'd like to have featured on this site, here's how to submit it.
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Slow cooker recipes: Ribollita, applesauce

You can make some good desserts in your slow cooker as well; I have seen bread pudding done and some delicious curried almonds. I offer this recipe for applesauce made in a slow cooker . For me, my Crock-Pot has gone from a convenience to a treasured …
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No-Fail Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Six hours on “high” for my crockpot seems to do the trick. This recipe takes a little advance work and always makes a mess of my cook-top, but the end result of tasty, tender pot roast the whole family will enjoy is worth the clean up. Slow-Cooker Pot …
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  1. Crock Pot Duo 2.5 qt.ProsI loved the idea of having two smelalr crock’s for creating multiple dishes for dinner as a big positive for me and couldn’t wait to give my new fellas a try.I loved the Stuffed Baby Bell Pepper Recipe.If you are looking for a warming dish during a dinner party, then this is your piece. It includes a great slotted spoon holder on the pot.Cons- My biggest disappointment about this piece is the need for spoon slots .it totally effects the cooking process. There is a big difference between a slow cooker and a slotted heating dish. The entire nature of slow cooking is so there is no need for stirring during the process of cooking your dish, relying only on the slow and low heating to give us a wonderful, tender and tasty meal. Taking the lid off during the cooking process will cause it to lose a significant amount of this desired heat (Slow Cooker 101 from my large Crock Pot book) and effect the entire process, imagine what it’s like trying to cook with a large hole for a spoon handle, or for any purpose, between the lid and the crock can prevent the heat from building up to a safe and healthy cooking level. To me this piece is a great idea for a party warming dish only, but not a crock pot.Quote from my large slow cooker book bacteria in food is killed at a temp of 165 degrees and it’s important for beef to reach an internal temp of 170 degrees and poultry as high as 209 degrees so it’s important to keep the cover on your slow cooker during the cooking process . Sorry but I just don’t see the heat build up happening when there large is hole between the lid and the crock, nor do I want to take that chance. Under the Usage Notes section for this crock pot, bullet #5 states Do not remove the lids during the first two hours of cooking to allow the heat to build up efficiently: ..so I ask you, how is the heat going to build up with a large spoon slot between the lid and the crock? I use aluminum foil to try and close the gap and keep the heat in and if it wasn’t a gift I’d bring it back.- Next con, I don’t like winging my cooking based on Low and High , or cooking it on High for an hour then down to Low. I prefer knowing exactly how much slow cooking time (hour wise) and heat that I’m dealing with for a healthy dish. Even the little instruction book is too generalized about temps for my preference they say follow the recipe for cooking times, but when you’re adjusting a larger crock pot recipe to a smelalr 2.5qt crock, this info is important, especially when slow cooking has a fine line between bacteria and safe cooking. I’m not inexperienced at cooking, but other are and this is important information for them.Bottom line, I’m not sure where the designers heads were when they thought of creating a hole for heat to escape like this on a crock pot and it make no sense to me. But if the engineers were trying to create a PARTY WARMING DISH then they did a good job because this one comes with a slot to hold a spoon while still keeping the dish covered. : ) They really should rename it something other then a crock pot.I give it two thumbs down as a crock pot cooking piece..

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