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Geo. McCalip says ...
As a vegetarian I really appreciate the vegetarian recipes. But, unless you can show me the root system on a chicken, the white chili recipe does not belong in that category.
09/26/2012 5:01:38 PM CDT
Mom says ...
check it out
09/26/2012 5:21:54 PM CDT
MsRoxy says ...
Can't wait until this time of the year.Slow Cooker Time!!
09/26/2012 5:33:59 PM CDT
jennie toney says ...
Thanks for the slow cooker recipes.
09/26/2012 5:39:47 PM CDT
NW girl says ...
Recycling at it's best: there is a great selection of slow cookers at Thrift shops. Just be sure the cord is in good shape, the ceramic isn't chipped inside, and the lid fits. Nothing like coming home to dinner already done!
09/26/2012 7:21:03 PM CDT
DE says ...
I make my meatballs in the slow cooker. Just form them and layer them in the crockpot. You don't need any liquid. They will be done in about 3 hours on low. They will not turn into a big meatball - and no fat, no standing over the frying pan, no heating up the house, your oven stays free for other things. If you are making stew or something else calling for wine, reduce the wine by about half - the crockpot will not permit the alcohol to burn off the way that it would in the oven or on the stove. The reducing will concentrate the flavor and really make a better tasting dish. I brown my meat even if a recipe does not call for it. If you are really pressed for time, take your roast and brown all the sides and then cut it up into cubes - and do not forget to deglaze the pan with some wine (good time to reduce it also) or a bit of broth. Add a little vinegar or lemon juice towards the end - long cooking can make the taste a bit tired, and this helps perk it up. Many recipes you find are for the original crocks that cooked at a lower temperature. Check the dish an hour or two early to check for doneness. I know, this makes the dump it in the morning and eat in the evening not quite so doable - but do you really want your roast cooked to mush? I cook chickpeas, beans in the crockpot - done in about 4 hrs on high - and freeze in one and two cup portions. So much better tasting than canned. Wrap potatoes, sweet potatoes or beets - well scrubbed - in foil and cook in your crockpot. Your oven stays free. Hope this helps!
09/26/2012 9:34:59 PM CDT
Leslie says ...
Crock Pot was the brand name of a pot shaped slow cooker. Most slow cookers today are oblong shaped. Not as deep as a crock pot. Most recipes I have seen are for 6 Qt crock pots. I just reduce the ingredients to make it for my 4 QT. Just make sure it is not more than 2/3 full.
09/27/2012 12:40:54 AM CDT
Chris Harris says ...
Please send any mor slow cooking tips! Thank you! My husband brought me a slow cooker cuisart last year so this is the year to break it in!
09/27/2012 6:48:33 AM CDT
Donna Mae says ...
I use my slow cooker to do my steel cut oatmeals for breakfast from the night before with cut up fresh apples or pears and sometimes raisins or dried cranberries with a piece of cinnamon stick in it. It turns out so good and ready to go for busy morns. Hope this helps those that are pressed for time for a wholesome breakfast. Its delish.
09/28/2012 1:00:53 AM CDT
lt says ...
Hope this info will be in the next cookbook.
09/28/2012 12:50:34 PM CDT
Mona says ...
How's about some vegetarian recipes for fall!
09/28/2012 2:14:38 PM CDT
Alyce says ...
something I will surely try...thanx for the hint
09/28/2012 4:06:27 PM CDT
Zach says ...
How come no chicken, turkey or fish recipes for the semi-vegetarian!
09/29/2012 11:30:18 PM CDT
Zach says ...
How come no chicken, turkey or fish recipes for the semi-vegetarian!
09/29/2012 11:30:20 PM CDT
joyce bannon says ...
This is such a great idea I dont have a slow cooker and I will invest in one soon. It will save time and money standing over my gas stove for hours watching a stew. Always heard of a slow cooker but never had one. thanks.
10/01/2012 1:21:59 AM CDT
Starr says ...
The 'Slow Cooker" recipes sound great! Can't wait to try a couple!
10/01/2012 10:45:26 AM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ZACH - I found a few chicken options for you. I am guessing that with certain types of fish, the end result would end up pretty mushy. I did find one with shrimp though and you could sub a chicken sausage! SLOW COOKER CHICKEN WITH SAGE AND STUFFING (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/1937); CHICKEN GUMBO WITH FRESH OKRA (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/367) and SAUSAGE AND SHRIMP GUMBO (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/1930). Enjoy!
10/04/2012 1:54:09 PM CDT
Dena Leon says ...
Perfect for Fall! Very nice article, well written. I love my slow cooker and I am always looking for new ideas. I enjoyed all the information and will add the recipes into my meal rotation. Thank you!
10/13/2012 12:10:40 PM CDT
Cheryl LeDoux says ...
Made my first meal in the new slow cooker, Swiss Steak, and it was absolutely delicious. Hubby gave it a thumbs up. My new favorite way of cooking.
10/15/2012 4:45:32 PM CDT
Elizabeth says ...
Hi friends, would you please let me know where I can buy a bpa free, lead / cadmium free slow cooker? Thanks! Elizabeth
09/02/2013 7:51:18 PM CDT
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@ELIZABETH - Hopefully one of our readers has a great recommendation for you!
09/03/2013 10:42:07 AM CDT

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