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Thu, 19 Nov 2015 05:59:38 -0600Here's another crock pot (slow cooker) meal idea tied directly to the holidays that is simple to make yet yields a tasty ham your family will truly enjoy. As for the leftover idea, this is the first breakfast idea presented here but can easily be used for a nice lunch treat too! Many people enjoy breakfast-type dishes throughout the day so here's an easy way to use any of the leftover ham in a tasty omelette melt.
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 06:13:06 -0600In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday, here's a fantastic meal utilizing the handy-dandy crock pot, aka slow cooker, that makes it a breeze preparing a delicious tasting turkey. Plus, there's an easy-to-make leftover idea appropriately titled Turkey Thanksgiving Delights you can use if you happen to find yourself with some food still afterwards. This is a great way to have the entire taste of Thanksgiving in the palm of your hands when you have to head to work the following day!
Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:30:26 -0600Loving your new slow cooker? Put it to good use and make nutrition-packed meals for the whole family!
Fri, 25 Sep 2015 15:04:20 -0500Here's an easy-to-prepare meal using your wonderful slow cooker that may likely be sitting sadly in the corner of your kitchen waiting patiently to be called upon. When planned accordingly, this meal can be all ready to eat when you return home especially if the rice and corn variety you purchase is the microwave type variety. Not to worry if you don't have those or want to spend the extra money on them since the rice and corn will only take about 20 minutes to prepare. For the leftover meal, you'll have a great handheld treat weighing in only around 250 calories each if prepared as described below.
Wed, 09 Sep 2015 09:18:13 -0500Anyone who owns a crockpot enjoys slow cooking delicious meals. Why not add a little nutrition to your recipes by adding some healthy herbs and spices?
Thu, 04 Jun 2015 20:30:06 -0500Food is a large expense for everyone. So finding ways to save money in the kitchen puts more money in your pocket. I have the solution. Why not try slow cooking? It is a healthy alternative to fast food and pre-packaged foods you buy in the supermarkets. It is a great tool for the busy person or someone who want good healthy meals at an affordable price.
Fri, 29 May 2015 15:17:52 -0500Slow cookers, more popularly called crock-pots, have recently made a comeback. So if you have one lying around your kitchen, take it out and make healthy and delicious dishes!
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 13:48:10 -0500Learn how to bake with your slow cooker. We have 3 great recipes for you to try.
Fri, 10 Apr 2015 11:59:56 -0500A simple, easy and delicious chicken or turkey soup that anyone can make will be a family favorite. In 4 easy steps you can have a moist and tender chicken or turkey dinner with an amazing soup for tomorrow's dinner. The best and easiest homemade soup you'll ever make.
Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:32:24 -0500Are you in desperate need to improve your nutrition? If you haven't had the chance to explore many of the easy crock pot recipes that can be made with a slow cooker, or if you've forgotten all about the convenience these appliances provide, hopefully this article helps inspire you to jump back on board the crock pot express.
Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:37:31 -0600Crockpots kind of make me think of grandma's or a mom with 7 kids. Being neither of those, it took me a while to get a crockpot and use it. If you are still in the, "I don't want to be domesticated" phase of your life, I suggest you get over it and go buy a crockpot immediately.
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:22:47 -0600I'm not a fan of complicated recipes. Don't get me wrong, mama taught me well and I can certainly cook.
Mon, 24 Nov 2014 07:14:38 -0600With the cold weather facing us, I know you're thinking of what new, easy meals you can prepare for your family! And if you're like most of us, time is of the essence! I come from Boston, and beef stew was always a cold weather mainstay in our home growing up.
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:43:22 -0600This article will provide much-needed tips to get the most out of your slow cooker. I did not use mine for many years; seemed too much of a bother when I could just pop foods in the oven or cook on top of the stove. However, once I learned to use it, I will never go back. Although it takes foods longer to cook, it is still a time saver as it requires not attending while it cooks; no pots and pans to clean.
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 05:06:23 -0500Simple ways to make the most of your crock pot or slow cooker. Guidelines for how to load the food using your own recipes, and the need to plan ahead.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:56:41 -0500The best food to be cooked in a crockpot is a stew. Stews are cooked on low heat for several hours often overnight if you are using beef as a main ingredient of the dish.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 10:48:36 -0500Warm up your slow cooker rather than your kitchen. With an initial investment of only 20 minutes plus four hours and a few minutes later, you can enjoy this great spaghetti dinner.
Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:10:37 -0500Discover how slow cooking is an easy, fast way to make healthy meals for your family, even if you are a household of 1 or 2. Most slow cooking recipes take about 10 to 15 minutes to prepare; then you are free to go about your day. Whether you are home all day or away when the hunger pangs hit at dinner time there is nothing better than the aroma of a delicious, healthy meal waiting for you.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:03:17 -0500This risotto recipe belongs to the family of the seafood risottos and it is an interesting one because it shows how to make a fantastic dish with very few ingredients. People usually think that to make a good seafood risotto you need to have lots of different fish varieties; this is not true!
Thu, 06 Feb 2014 12:54:01 -0600In an attempt to avoid processed foods and ingredients such as High Fructose Corn Syrup I have been successful in making my own home make ketchup. My family prefers this over the processed ketchup from the grocery store. After filling a bottle of ketchup and took the leftovers and made my own BBQ sauce.
Mon, 23 Dec 2013 13:40:43 -0600Crock pots are for more than just cooking stew and meat. In this article you'll find information on crock pots, the difference between them and slow cookers, and one of my favorite healthy crock pot recipes.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 10:33:17 -0600Healthy crock pot cooking allows families to prepare their meals, have it cooked and be ready at dinner time with little effort. Once all the ingredients have been combined into a slow cooker (crock pot) you can easily set the meal to cook while away at work, or out enjoying other activities. In fact, foods cooked in a crock pot tend to have more intense flavors because of the extended cooking time. Having the ability to control all added ingredients can enhance the nutrient content of every family meal.
Wed, 30 Oct 2013 11:25:37 -0500A few weeks ago I got myself a new tool. I'm sadly attracted to shiny new tools. But this is one that I've been eying for quite some time. And when I saw it sitting on the store shelf by itself with its price tag slashed three times, I knew it was time to take action. I swooped in, dropped some bills, and was told that I just grabbed the last unit in the store. Meant to be. I stuffed it in my car, drove back carefully to my apartment like I was bringing home a new born, and unpacked it with such a love and care to make sure it stayed in supreme condition. This is how I continue to treat my brand spankin' new slow cooker - the original Crock Pot. But what's the big deal right? A tool is just that - a tool. Nobody cares about tools. You don't care about tools. You care about what one can do with those tools.
Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:20:37 -0500Have you ever wanted to make your own yogurt at home? It's easier than you think! All you need is some milk, yogurt, and a crockpot! You'll never want to buy yogurt from the store again.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 12:01:25 -0500It's hard to believe some people can't cook as simple as cooking is. I think a lot of people make cooking harder than it is or maybe it's just laziness. Some people may feel there is a lot of work involved with cooking.
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:59:06 -0500Nothing says comfort like a hearty stew topped with hot buttered biscuits. Comfort foods make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside causing you to forget about the bad things that have happened in the day. That is why so many people go to a place of comfort when eating.
Fri, 11 Oct 2013 08:14:39 -0500Soups and stews are a favorite meal to cook at my house. When the cold weather comes I like to make plenty of soups and stews in a Crockpot and freeze them for when I don't feel like cooking. I use a 2 quart slow cooker, but a larger size such as a 6 or 7 quart would be best to use if you want to stretch your meals.
Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:22:55 -0500My love for the crock-pot, and the easiest crock-pot recipe in the world. There are a lot of variations for it, but it is one of my family's favorite dinners.
Tue, 08 Oct 2013 13:54:44 -0500Pinto beans are the most common bean in the USA and are often eaten whole or refried which makes them a great filling for burritos. Eating beans is a good source of fiber and protein and doesn't contain fat, sodium, or cholesterol. A half of a cup of beans is about 120 calories.
Tue, 24 Sep 2013 08:20:59 -0500It is officially fall my favorite time of the year, and that means it is time to watch some football with a big bowl of spicy hot chili. One knows its autumn when everybody around is cooking chili at their house or bringing it to work in their lunch. It is something about that cool chilly weather that screams soups, stews and chili.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:16:50 -0500I am a southern girl who loves her collard greens. I still remember when I made my first pot of greens not really knowing what I was doing. I recall watching my grandmother on how she made hers and that's how I made my first pot of greens without a recipe.
Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:42:47 -0500I love using the Crockpot to create my meals. I think it is the best invention. No one should ever complain about not knowing how to put together a healthy or not so healthy delicious one pot meal.
Wed, 03 Jul 2013 16:23:42 -0500We hear it everyday from our Personal Trainers or workout buddies... "eat more protein!" But it's not always that easy to come up with original high protein recipes. If you're a cardio fanatic focused on weight loss and losing some belly fat, or a serious gym rat looking to pack on slabs of muscle this is sound advice! Meal bar replacements and protein shakes are great quick fixes but they don't take the place of a hardly, nutritional meal... enter your crockpot!
Thu, 18 Apr 2013 10:28:37 -0500Anyone who has a freezer probably has freezer-burned meat. How do you cook this dry, spotted food? Take out your slow cooker, mix up some tasty sauce, and slowly simmer the meat. This tasty recipe will please all palates.
Mon, 11 Mar 2013 13:42:04 -0500Seafood includes a great variety of species. People love to include seafood in their daily diets. They love to make different types of recipes from it.
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 09:43:26 -0600The purpose of this article to show you how to make some delicious stuffed bell peppers using a crock pot. Prepare stuffed bell peppers before work and come home to a tasty meal.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:51:35 -0600This article is about sharing family chili recipes for July 4th or on any occasion of a family get-together. Bring out your competitive spirit and win the cook-off.
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:39:08 -0600Slow cookers (also referred to as a Crock-Pot) offer a perfect opportunity to prepare a variety of delicious and nutritious meals. Save time by preparing a chosen recipe at the start of the day, placing the ingredients in the appliance, and leaving it to prepare the meal throughout the course of the day.
Wed, 28 Nov 2012 09:23:10 -0600Amidst a fray of high tech blenders, food processors, microwave ovens and state of the art cookers, the rustic crock-pot still holds its pride of place in the kitchen. After all, nothing can replace the aroma and flavor of a well-cooked meal after you come home from a long day on the job or to commemorate a momentous occasion in your life with friends and family.
Thu, 06 Sep 2012 12:51:53 -0500It's that time of year again when the kids go back to school. You have to start getting up a little earlier every morning to get breakfast going and make your children's lunches. But your work does not stop there.
Wed, 25 Jul 2012 13:32:05 -0500Summer is a great time for crock pot recipes. It may be hot and humid outside, but you still need to make dinner for you and your family. With that in mind, I present to you some easy summer crock pot recipes for you to try.
Fri, 25 May 2012 14:08:07 -0500If you haven't yet discovered the wonderful world of using a slow cooker, now's the time. It's a care free way to fix it, forget it, and then come home to a delicious meal already ready for you. Below you'll find all kinds of great information about slow cookers and crock pots.
Tue, 08 May 2012 15:49:37 -0500One of the greatest kitchen appliances is the slow cooker. It allows busy individuals to make time saving recipes that taste great. It can be used to create delicious and healthy vegan recipes as well.
Tue, 27 Mar 2012 11:13:07 -0500OK so it's wintertime. It's cold outside and it's good to be warm inside with something good to eat.
Tue, 31 Jan 2012 07:50:14 -0600Slow cookers are amazing kitchen appliances that prepare mouth-watering crock pot recipes, like slow-cooker braised tenderloin pork. This is the small appliance which should be a staple in your kitchen. Find how a slow cooker can provide you healthier and tastier home-cooked meals, save you time and money, and guarantee a wealth of slow cooker recipes. Good Housekeeping Institute recently gave its Stamp of Approval on one of these slow cookers, Crock Pot's Smart-Set, which makes it a very reliable buy! Check out the benefits of this and all brands of slow cookers and learn how fast a slow-cooker dinner can await you.
Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:38:56 -0600Have you ever noticed how some cast iron dutch ovens have little legs on the bottom of them and how others don't? Ever wonder what purpose those little legs serve? Well, believe it or not, those little legs make the difference of how you are going to cook with your cast iron dutch oven.
Thu, 19 Jan 2012 13:09:03 -0600Three cooking essentials that each cook needs in their kitchen are: a slow cooker, a quality skillet and a knife set. With these in your kitchen, you will be able to a prepare healthy, nutritious, easy meal. Using a knife to trim away fat from a beef pot roast, and then using a skillet to brown the roast is all the preparation needed to place the roast in the slow cooker (you can also add vegetables, if desired). After about 6 hours, you will be able to sit down to a delicious meal. Cleanup is minimal because only one pot has been used.
Wed, 18 Jan 2012 20:48:25 -0600It is almost impossible to find anywhere in the big wide world a richer experience than the extravaganza of the Hawaiian recipes. Gathering the influences from all the continents and cultures, enjoying the opulence of fruits and exotic vegetables, awesome spices and, last but not least, the Mai Tai cocktail, this corner of the world was blessed with the gift of explaining to the entire universe the bliss of diversity.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 20:37:18 -0600If you're looking for ways to make dinner easier, then consider your crock pot slow cooker. Dinner time is often a hurried and dreaded time of day because finding new ways to create tasty and easy meals gets harder all of the time.
Tue, 08 Nov 2011 08:48:10 -0600God bless the French for introducing the world to fine cuisine! For if it weren't the French, the world would have never known about the different gourmet sauces, the different cooking techniques and of course the huge variety of cheese (almost 400 of them)!
Thu, 03 Nov 2011 10:52:18 -0500Are you looking for a Hamilton Beach Slow Cooker 33967? If you are, you're not the only one. People everywhere are looking for this fabulous slow cooker at a great price. This Hamilton Beach Set 'n Forget Slow Cooker has some great features and gets you cooking healthy, home cooked meals, no matter how busy your schedule.
Wed, 02 Nov 2011 16:17:41 -0500If you need to make a healthy dinner for your family, but do not have the time, then you may want to look into cooking in a crock pot. They cook your food extremely slowly, over the course of hours, but that allows you the time to do the prep work at night after things around your home have slowed down. You can start cooking first thing when you get up in the morning.
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:46:47 -0500We all look for, and need short cuts to achieve our goals. Whether it's concerning our daily obligations to our families, or in our field of work. Here is one such short cut that many of us already use on an almost daily basis. Once used it will be hard to do without.
Thu, 06 Oct 2011 13:23:34 -0500Perhaps the pork month puts you in the mood for some barbecue. What sounds more appetizing is a super tender textured pork meal with taste of a real smoked barbecue - pulled pork. Pulled pork is usually a nice pork shoulder or butt that is smoked for hours at a low temperature.
Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:52:06 -0500Some days after work the idea of putting dinner together is something you just don't want to think about. Need a solution? Try this delicious recipe for quick and easy crockpot pork barbecue sandwiches!
Thu, 04 Aug 2011 13:42:48 -0500Isn't it gratifying to know that your family can be having a great dinner of prime rib after a hectic day without much of a bustling commotion and not worrying leaving the oven or the pot over a stove top unattended for so many hours? Well, you only have crock pot cooking to thank for making dinner preparation that simple and easy.
Fri, 15 Jul 2011 15:09:16 -0500It's easy to make mouth watering, fall off the bone pork ribs when you're cooking with a crock pot. Here are some easy recipes for crock pot ribs that you can make in your home without the use of a grill.
Mon, 11 Jul 2011 13:00:08 -0500Trout and salmon are almost revered as superb eating but the catfish is deliberately avoided by many people. When they are challenged privately it usually transpires that they have never tried it, but firmly believe that catfish cannot be a good food to eat. Because of this prejudice they are missing out on a wonderful dish. Perhaps it is because the catfish cannot claim to top the beauty stakes when it comes to looks. But beauty is in the view of the beholder.
Thu, 09 Jun 2011 09:06:33 -0500Naturally, many folks love the other classic macaroni and cheese that's baked in the oven. Of course that's a great dish, but creating it requires heating the oven. Using your slow cooker or crockpot saves energy and time. So you'll just need a good macaroni and cheese crock pot recipe.
Tue, 07 Jun 2011 10:01:37 -0500Everyone loves a good home cooked meal, but not everyone wants to spend time in the kitchen after a hard day at work. The answer to this is not processed, pre-packaged food, but slow cooked food. Get out your slowcooker and get ready.
Mon, 06 Jun 2011 13:19:09 -0500Pork ribs are a favorite meal, but sometimes cooking them exactly right can be a challenge. If you have ever tried your best to cook pork ribs but still failed, then you really should take a look at this yummy slow cooker pork rib recipe.
Thu, 19 May 2011 10:33:31 -0500Crock pot has definitely made cooking for dinner easier especially for busy housewives who only want to prepare a healthy and sumptuous dinner for the family in spite of a hectic schedule. Having found a place in modern kitchens, this can be left unattended for hours at a time while away attending to other tasks and can be back with a warm meal waiting. One dish that is best cooked in a crock pot is meatloaf.
Tue, 03 May 2011 16:20:00 -0500Healthy Crock Pot Recipes are easy and time-saving. All you need to know are the ingredients and most of the time you put them all in the crock pot at the same time.
Mon, 11 Apr 2011 14:56:59 -0500Restaurant secrets to braising meat. The easiest way to do it is in a QUALITY slow cooker. Culinary theory and history are huge factors in braising meat. Slow cooking is so trivial once you know how to work with food.
Fri, 08 Apr 2011 20:22:53 -0500The slow cooker, or crock-pot, is one of the most convenient ways to cook food. And cooking chili in a crock-pot is no different. Seriously, how convenient is it to just throw all the ingredients in one cooking device and let it sit for several hours, or even overnight?
Sun, 03 Apr 2011 16:36:37 -0500There are many food items that can be created in crockpots and thanks to the different sizes and shapes of slow cookers that have been created, the cook is able to make the amount needed for the family or guests. Sometimes a filling soup is just right for lunch or dinner and there are quite a few crockpot soup recipes available. While looking through different easy crockpot recipes, check for some of the flavorful soups that cook in two hours, such as taco soup.
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 15:47:33 -0500Have you been wondering what slow cooking is about? If you don't have much time in hand and still want to prepare tasty recipes to your family, than this is a topic you should investigate. Slow cooking is a way to economize time, produce healthy food and still enjoy the fabulous taste of natural cooking.
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:12:00 -0500It is amazing what can go into a crockpot to fix a meal. Looking through the recipes, you will find that nearly anything that can be cooked on the stove or in the oven can be slow cooked in the crockpot. It is important to remember that many crockpot recipes give you a choice for cooking on HIGH or LOW heat and that often we choose the slower method because we will be out all day. Either way, the food will come out tender and tasty, a welcomed event at the end of a busy day.
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:10:24 -0500Because crockpot recipes are so popular around the world, many tips have been circulated to save others time and the chance of a cooking mistake when making crockpot recipes. These tips help ensure that fun remains in the cooking area and that both beginning and experienced cooks enjoy the preparation and results of their favorite foods. You will see tips when browsing through recipes and sometimes be surprised by what they say.
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 13:06:21 -0500Now and then the weather gets rainy and cold and if you are looking for a warm, filling meal to make things seem cheerier, crockpot chicken recipes are the ones to pick. You can find a great variety of crockpot recipes that offer fantastic selections for many different meals, but one of the all-around favorites is chicken stew.
Fri, 01 Apr 2011 12:47:00 -0500Some foods just naturally sound like soul mates to the crockpot, among them chili and chicken. Think of how easy crockpot recipes have made life for all of us. Meals are done while we are away from home and with some of the modern crockpots, the temperature will automatically set to warm when the cooking time is over, keeping the meal ready until you are. The standard round pot has been joined by an oval pot, and there are sizes for small families and large. Some families have more than one crockpot that is used on a regular basis, creating main dishes in one and sides or desserts in the other.
Tue, 29 Mar 2011 13:08:00 -0500Do you want an easy to make, crockpot chicken breast recipe that meets all the requirements of a healthy bodybuilding meal? Maybe on that when you eat the chicken literally flakes apart with eat mouthwatering bite? If the answer is YES! Save me from yet another boiled, tasteless, dry chicken meal, then Tuscan Chicken is the answer.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 15:49:18 -0500It is stone crab season in Florida, a time that makes me thankful the yacht I work on has returned to this part of the world. We have just come back from a year and a half in the Mediterranean, and although seafood abounded, I had missed stone crabs. When most people think of Florida, they think of Disney, the beaches, and the endless strip malls. But when I think of Florida, I think stone crab.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:38:11 -0500Crockpot cooking is such a healthy way to prepare meals. Between the created steam, the direct heat from the pot and the length of the cooking time, the risk of bacteria is decreased. Another healthy point is that when ingredients are added directly to the crockpot rather than being precooked, little or no butter or oil will be used. Also, if you are simply adding ingredients rather than precooking anything, you are going to use very little, if any, oil or butter. Skillets require the use of fat to avoid meat and vegetables sticking, whereas the liquid added to crockpot recipes prevents sticking to the sides and bottom of the crockpot dish.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:59:21 -0500While experimenting with slow cooker recipes you will notice that even though the recipes have a lot of variety there are still some common features. One of the most noticeable features is that crockpot recipes always have some type of liquid. That stops food from drying out. International crockpot recipes usually call for broth or wine, although some list water as an additive. Crockpots have a very clever design that results in their delicious, efficient way to cook things. The liquid heats up and evaporates, and when the steam hits the lid on the pot, it is sent back down as liquid, adding flavor and moisture to the ingredients.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:57:38 -0500When it comes to slow cooking, nothing is quite as nice as knowing how much easier he crockpot has become and how many easy crockpot recipes exist to take the guesswork out of preparing an incredible meal. Advancing quite a bit from when it was invented, the crockpot has several heating selections, including a WARM category. With crockpot recipes, preparation and cooking instructions are presented to make it easier for today's busy people to create healthy and savory meals and desserts.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:56:22 -0500Thank goodness for crockpot beef stew and other types of stew, which used to be started on the weekend and served Sunday after everything involved with preparation and separate cooking times was done. With the crockpot, food is cooked slowly for several hours, with even the cheaper cuts of meat turning out flavorful and tender. It is really not magic; it is just the result of slow cooking breaking down the tough fibers of the less expensive cuts of meat. Of course, all the delicious flavors of vegetables, meat and seasonings are going to combine and result into one of the most delicious stews you have ever served family or guests.
Mon, 28 Mar 2011 09:55:26 -0500Often people wonder about the heat rating of a crockpot, especially when the directions on the recipe indicate the ingredients should be cooked on LOW. The low temperature on a crockpot is 200 degrees F, which is high enough to cook just about any food and since a lot of crockpot recipes call for the low setting, should ease your mind about whether or not the food will cook properly. A good measurement to remember is that high heat cooking is about twice as fast as cooking on low, so a recipe is correct if it instructs you to cook on high for 3 hours or low for 6 hours.
Tue, 22 Mar 2011 11:50:47 -0500A Ham bone can be a portion of the butt or the shank. It can also be the whole or half of the leg that includes the hip, thigh and shank bones that remain as part of the ham. The bone-in hams can either be smoked or unsmoked but all the same ham bones are very flavorful especially for soups as this requires long hours of boiling.
Fri, 18 Mar 2011 14:57:01 -0500The Crock-Pot brand is proud to introduce the new Crock-Pot eLume Programmable Slow Cooker. The ultimate in slow cooker convenience and style. This slow cooker's modern design is evident with the new eLume touch screen user interface, polished stainless steal exterior and stylish metal handles with a silicone wrap.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 15:46:29 -0500Those looking for easy Crockpot recipes will find that there are simple choices out there than anyone can do and create a meal that will always be remembered. Just because you might be cooking in a new manner, does not mean that you are not able to create a dish that people will remember. While you can certainly understand the initial hesitation you will find that a number of people are pleasantly surprised when they are able to make some delicious meals, without too much trouble at all.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:03:52 -0500Many people still look at the term "white chili" and wonder what is involved in making it. It really is not a big secret. White chili recipes leave out the tomato, resulting in a white rather than red color. Instead of using red beans, white beans are used, such as great northern white beans, one of the crockpot recipes favorites. The recipes are designed for chicken or turkey and white beans. If your dinner guests include vegetarians, leave out the poultry and replace any meat stock that might be requested with vegetable stock.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:01:11 -0500Nothing can create a meal like a few seasonings, a bit of liquid, meat or beans, and a crockpot. Whether you enjoy beef, pork, and poultry, or want to create the best dishes this side of the garden, the crockpot is the answer to your dreams. If there is a good recipe for what you are craving, the results are perfect. There is no turning, watching, or stirring. Some crockpots have timers, and will shut off when they have completed their cooking cycle.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:00:33 -0500Vegetables are healthy to eat and add great flavor to crockpot meals, especially crockpot beef stew. Tomatoes, corn, green beans, potatoes, and onions are common to most of us. Not so common are some unusual vegetables that make nutritious add-ins. Make it easier to get your family to eat the foods resulting in a healthier lifestyle.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 11:00:10 -0500Three cheers for the crockpot, which gives us the opportunity to make thousands of different recipes that we might not ever dare cook in a skillet or oven. Because of the low and high heat options, the less expensive meat cuts turn tender and avoid shrinkage in the crockpot. Spaghetti sauce, stew, and soup have high moisture content, perfect for crockpot cooking. Food should always be cut into small pieces so it cooks completely, and defrost meat before you add it to the crockpot.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:59:25 -0500Crockpot chicken recipes can come in a number of different varieties and what many people find is that each dish has the potential for becoming some of the best meals around. However, from time to time you might find that your chicken is rubbery, dry or in some cases still raw. How you handle the chicken in the Crockpot will determine your overall success.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:48:33 -0500While you are cooking your Crockpot white chicken chili, you might be concerned by the final dish. It tends to lack color and in some cases, it might not be visually appealing. However, there are some little things you can do to spark flavor and color into this dish. In no time, you will have a dish that your entire family will not only love eating...
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:43:59 -0500The crockpot produces healthy, delicious meals your family. Because the foods are cooked slowly, at low temperatures, flavors have time to blend and send an appetizing aroma through the house. There will be times you are glad that you have two crockpots. You may be slow-cooking one of your favorite crockpot chicken recipes and decide to fix dessert, too.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:20:57 -0500Chances are that when you are making a Crockpot beef stew that you are already pressed for time. You want to be able to create the perfect meal for your family, but you do not want to take too much time making this dish. Instead, you just want to toss it together and move on to the next thing on your list of chores.
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 10:20:28 -0500Sometimes when we look for the best Crockpot recipes, we need to take a moment to consider some important things. While we know the basics of what we can cook in this slow cooker, we often overlook some other delicious ideas. It is because of this that we need to break the mold and start trying to make delicious dishes that the entire family will be able to enjoy. One of those is meatloaf and while it is often a favorite made in the oven, it can be brought to life in the slow cooker as well.
Mon, 14 Mar 2011 08:11:23 -0500Sauce Creole sounds intimidating. Once you figure out that it is a variation on traditional tomato sauce, it becomes a way to impress guests and wow your family. The following can be made with cooked boneless chicken, either breast or thigh meat or shrimp or craw fish tail meat. It is also a good way to use up leftover cooked pork. Different meats will require slightly different cooking techniques and time.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 15:11:28 -0600Beans are a staple in a lot of traditional Mexican recipes and there are many different types to choose from, including kidney, pinto, navy, black beans and more. This ingredient can be paired with meats like beef, pork, or chicken or used to make vegetarian meals more filling.
Wed, 09 Mar 2011 08:07:50 -0600Eating out has become a national past time with the average family spending $200 to $400 plus dollars a month on food prepared by someone else. Our busy lifestyles have almost made this a necessity for making sure that our families have an opportunity to eat a warm meal. But nutritious and healthy meals are not a top priority for most restaurants and our national health has suffered as a result. A smart crock pot provides a viable solution for preparing your family healthy, nutritious meals that are ready when you walk in the door at night. Here are the advantages to owning a smart crock pot and making them a main stay for preparing your family's meals.
Mon, 07 Mar 2011 08:26:57 -0600Today, more and more people are making great use of their crockpots while cooking meals for themselves or for their families. Using your crockpot to make meals and snacks for your family is a real time saver whether you work away from home or not. When you make use of your crockpot, you simply add the ingredients you need for the recipe and then cover with the lid. You set the heating temperature and then you let it cook for the amount of time needed to blend the flavors and cook the ingredients until they are tender and delicious.
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 17:06:12 -0600There are tons of good recipes available now days, but how do you know which are the best crockpot recipes? Should you select chicken or beef, soup or stew, spaghetti or pizza? We've taken some of the guess work out of it all and provided a few of the best crockpot recipes (in our opinion anyway.)
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 15:52:22 -0600Make your next family get-together or potluck a success with easy crockpot appetizer recipes. For many of us, the slow cooker is a must for taking food to office, church or family gatherings. With all of the innovations in crock pots, there's no reason to dread the pot luck anymore.
Tue, 01 Mar 2011 13:15:03 -0600Most people are acquainted with crockpots for fixing dinner, but have you ever considered using your slow cooker to create delicious desserts? Yes, you read it correctly, crockpot dessert recipes. They're just as easy as making a nice pot of chicken soup, only sweeter!
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:51:07 -0600A large number of vegetarian slow cooker recipes contain beans or peas in their ingredients. This is because slow cooker favors the cooking of beans and peas like no other. Most of the beans, except chickpeas and soybeans, become tender in a slow cooker within 6 to 8 hours of cooking, provided they are presoaked. Black-eyed peas, lentils, and red lentils cook quickly. You need not presoak them either.
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:44:01 -0600There are thousands of vegetarian crock pot recipes. On this page, you'll come across four recipes that are some of the easiest to put together. There is no match for their nutrient content and taste. Try them.
Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:37:03 -0600There has been a very high demand for healthy slow cooker recipes in recent times. More and more people have discovered that crockpots are not only a healthier cooking alternative, but they can also be used to make a number of mouthwatering dishes. They can also prove to be much more economical in terms of power consumption and the money spent on buying raw materials. However, it's always important to remember that cooking with crockpots is different than conventional cooking. This means that healthy slow cooker dishes need to be made by following certain guidelines in order to be a success.