Tagged: ‘chili’

The Microwave: Favorite Stuffed Potatoes

Although there are a few steps to making stuffed potatoes, it is time well spent. People adore them. Stuffing potatoes is an enjoyable way to showcase potatoes, and as a vegetable, potatoes end up as versatile as pasta. Also called twice-baked, or in our case, twice-microwaved, potatoes, the sky is the limit when creating them. They are a vegetarian delight.

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Summer in the Slow Cooker Tips plus Chinese Apricot Pork Roast with Buckwheat Soba Noodle Salad

It’s September and still hot as blazes. While we often think of the slow cooker for those long cooked winter stews, the slow cooker is the premier tool for summer cooking as well. Think of turkey breast, pork roasts, even lamb shanks.

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Buying Your First Slow Cooker and Universal Slow Cooking Tips

You can really have your choice of brands in buying a slow cooker. Any of the major brands are competitive–Rival, Kitchen Aid, Cuisinart, Hamilton Beach, but for families you want the right size. That is the super size 6 1/2 to 7 quart model. This will give you some leftovers and still feed a family. Most slow cooker cooks end up with three different sizes, all for different dishes.

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Hot Chili for a Cold Month aka Crock Pot Crowd Pleasers

All chilis are not made equal, at least not in my kitchen. I like a lot of variety in my chili–some days white-style with white beans and chicken, another day smoky-hot with ground beef and black beans, and even another day, no meat at all and just hominy and fresh vegetables. Some days I like it spicy-hot, other days, just mild enough to hint at the combination of spices. It is also one of the premier reasons to own a slow cooker.

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