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Entries in slow cooker (13)

Monday
Sep012014

Steakhouse Chili Recipe & the Ultimate Chili Challenge

With football season around the corner, you may be interested in Riunite’s Ultimate Chili Challenge, a nationwide chili cook-off culminating in a Grand Prize trip to the Super Bowl next year. Home cooks around the country are spicing up their recipes and popping open bottles to compete for the best chili creation and Lambrusco pairing.

To help me become a part of the Riunite Ultimate Chili Challenge, I was sent a few things to get my chili cooking started:

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Wednesday
Aug062014

Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Holland House Cooking Wine

You can give your foods a flavorful punch with a simple, yet flavorful marinade using Holland House Cooking Wines.  Veggies (especially eggplant, zucchini, asparagus and mushrooms) and meats soak up the flavor and it's as easy as letting them marinate and then tossing them on the grill!

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Friday
Feb212014

Slow Cooker Maple-Dijon Pork Loin Chops

I'm part of the eMeals blogger network and as a part of that I receive a subscription from them so that I can try out their service and when I like something I can share it with you!  Last month eMeals launched a new Low Calorie Family Plan.  It has all the benefits of eating under 500 calories with the flavors and tastes of your favorite foods.

Eating slim doesn't have to mean cutting out your favorite foods. With the eMeals Low Calorie plan, you can enjoy a varied meal plan with your favorite dishes, from pizzas and pastas to salads and steaks, all with less than 500 calories per serving.

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Wednesday
Nov202013

Loaded Potato Soup an eMeals Slow Cooker Classic Recipe

My family and friends are posting pictures on Facebook of snow and and cold temps, and while it's just beginning to feel like Fall here (ha ha you all!), I know a lot of you are in the same boat (or maybe I should say the same igloo?!).

Well this is the season where our slow cookers get worked overtime, and we've got a delicious and easy recipe from eMeals to share with you:

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Thursday
Oct172013

Ultimate Party Meatballs

Our daughter loves meatballs.  It's one of her favorite foods to eat.  Maybe because they're a "mini" food, I don't know but if meatballs are on the menu, she's a happy girl.  Last May when her BFF graduated from high school, at her open house party there was a slow cooker full of meatballs.  Amber was in heaven, as a matter of fact she was talking about those meatballs all summer (yeah, she needs some more extra curricular activities apparently). 

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Wednesday
Oct162013

Beef Smoked Sausage Stew

In case you can't tell, I like the number 3. They say good things come in threes. I often feel like I'm being pulled in three different directons (hence, my blog name!). And of course my family is the perfect size for me, just the three of us.

So when I was told about an offer beginning today at our local Safeway affiliate store, Tom Thumb, for 'SAVE $3 when you buy ANY THREE (3) participating Hillshire Brands products' when using the rewards card...

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Monday
Apr222013

eMeals - New Slow Cooker Plan

Just before the year 2012 ended I shared about the eMeals Meal Planning site with you.  I'm going to be honest with you I pooh-poohed the idea of meal planning prior to this.  But seriously, it's one of the BEST things I've instituted in my homemaking since I started.

My three month trial ran out and I liked the service so much I was going to renew my subscription at my own cost, and then it was so nice that at Blissdom I met a contact from eMeals and they invited me to be a part of their blogger program. 

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Wednesday
Oct242012

Craving Stress-Free Holiday Cooking? Look No Further. Pork Loin with Wine Sauce Recipe.

What’s the secret to hosting a stress-free holiday gathering? A slow cooker.

Introducing “Holiday Slow Cooker,” a time-saving cookbook featuring easy and delicious recipes for a year of hassle-free celebrations.

It’s never been easier to craft perfect holiday dinners without breaking a sweat… like this Pork Loin with Wine Sauce for New Year’s Day (or even for 'any' day, like I made it!)

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Thursday
Sep272012

3 Heart-Healthy Recipes for Cholesterol Month

September is National Cholesterol Education Month, and high cholesterol can mean increased risk for heart disease. Those that are at risk for either or both, can lower their risk by making simple changes in their lifestyle.

One of those changes is to incorporate corn oil into your meals. Research shows that plant sterols, like the ones in corn oil, can significantly reduce the body's cholesterol absorption. It's also recommended that those at risk select choices that are low in sodium.

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Friday
Feb242012

Creative Slow-Cooker Meals: Use Two Slow Cookers for Tasty and Easy Dinners

Hello, Slow-Cooker! Seriously, why have I NEVER thought to make a meal using both slow-cookers I own?! I haven’t as far as I recall ever used a cookbook so much since I first got it as I have Cheryl Moeller’s Creative Slow-Cooker Meals: Use Two Slow Cookers for Tasty and Easy Dinners.

My family doesn’t like ‘casseroles’ much, so I generally am still making a side dish in the oven or in the microwave if I’m making my meat dish in the slow-cooker. But not anymore!

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