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26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot - GOODEness Gracious

26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot - GOODEness Gracious
26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot The Crock Pot Exchange‘s recent Crock Pot Party and now all the Facebook chatter over the Crock Pot Girls, I got to ponderin’ about all the wonderful things one could do with a crock pot. I heart my crock pots. I mean what is not to love? They do all the work, clean up in a snap and have a very versatile range of awesomeness they can create, it doesn’t heat up my kitchen during the summer and it makes warm and toasty food for the soul in the winter. I have 3 that I use regularly… And my favorites are my programmable Smart Pots … admittedly partially because I just like saying smart pot (NOTE: I know some folks say they have trouble with them cookin’ hot, but both of my smart pots work just fine.) Anyhoo… with all this crock talk and fall a comin’ on, I decided to take pen to paper (and pin to Pinterest) to come up with a list of all the fantastic things you can do with the wonderful magical crock pot. 26 Things You Can Do With A Crock Pot Line them.

Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole - Recipes Whether you’re making a meal from scratch or adding instant flavor to your favorite meals, enjoying Jimmy Dean® is as easy as 1-2-3. Print the recipe of the week Make the recipe for your family Post a comment to let us know what you think! Slow Cooker Sausage Breakfast Casserole Warm your house with the smell of delicious breakfast, Jimmy Dean® Sausage, eggs and cheese slow-cooked to perfection.

One-Pot Mac and Cheese Well, I have to say, I LOVE this version of Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese! Why? You put the noodles in dry, uncooked!!! Yep, you read that correctly! For me, dumping in the ingredients and starting the crock pot is the whole point!! I don't like crock pot recipes that require other cooking steps first. Photo Credit: Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients: Cooking oil spray 2 cups skim milk 1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk 1 egg 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 1 1/2 cups pre-shredded sharp cheddar cheese 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni Directions: Spray the pot of the slow cooker or if using a liner bag, spray the bag well. Turn slow cooker on low and cook 3-4 hours, or until the custard is set and the macaroni is tender. Jans tips: between the 3-4 hour mark on low, the edges start to get that crispy, cheesy edge. The original recipe called for 1/4 tsp. salt , but I increased it for my own taste preferences.

How to make homemade LARA Bars I love LARA bars! I think they are the perfect mid-morning snack (or meal 2 if you are on any of the DAMY plans). My clients share my affection for these little bars of goodness as well. They are great for many reasons: They are easy to throw in your purse when you are in a hurry, you can pack them easily for the kids, and they satisfy the sweet tooth. LARA Bars are: GLUTEN FREE, DAIRY FREE, SOY FREE, and VEGAN. NEW – If you love LARA Bars you will love these creative LARA Bar-like Recipes. How to make homemade LARA Bars Here I have included the recipes for some of my favorite flavours of LARA Bars. I have also included a “build your own LARA Bar section” for you to get creative and make your own LARA Bar flavor creations. *Some of the lara bars recipes included fall more under the “treat” category (the varieties that include chocolate) but these are defiantly a healthy treat option. Peanut Butter and Jam Place the dates and cherries in a food processor. Blueberry Muffin Cashew cookie

The Finger Test to Check the Doneness of Meat Print Photography Credit: Elise Bauer There are two basic methods to test for how done your meat is while you are cooking it—use a meat thermometer, or press on the meat with your fingertips. The problem with the meat thermometer approach is that when you poke a hole into the meat with a thermometer, it can let juices escape, juices that you would rather have stay in the meat. My mother has been trying to get me to test meat with my fingertips for years, and for years, being somewhat of a scaredy cat (won’t it burn my fingers?) Then my friend David showed me up. Now the point of this story is not to embarrass David (though that would be fun, if it were even possible) but to encourage you, if like me, you’ve been shying away from trying this approach. This is one of those things that gets easier with practice. MethodHide Photos Open the palm of your hand. Now gently press the tip of your pinky and your thumb together. Press the tip of your ring finger and your thumb together. Hello!

How to To Make Your Food Taste Awesome | Easy Food Posted by admin on Aug 19, 2012 in Food Preparation | 211 comments In case you are not skilled with the food recipes and preparation, listed bellow are some of the easy food tips to make your meals delicious easy way. No matter you prepare breakfast, dinner or just a snack, the easy food tips are here to make your food even more attractive and awesome. Idea by Janice Kamide Images Source BuzzFeed Best Danged Beef Pot Roast ~ Crock Pot Ingredients: Small to medium size rump roast 1 envelope onion soup mix 1 envelope brown gravy mix 1 individual size serving apple sauce 2 cups water salt and pepper, to taste 1 small bag sliced carrots 2 medium to large size potatoes, cut up 1/2 yellow onion, sliced 1 stalk celery, sliced Directions: Sear the roast in frying pan with small amount of oil. Sear it well on all sides. Set crock pot on low and let it cook for at least 8-10 hours. If you'd rather use this recipe to make stew, simply cut the roast into bite size pieces, then sear in a frying pan the same as the roast. Source: Thrifty-Fun

Salt water taffy Making taffy is super fun. I will warn you though, your arms will get quite the workout. Especially if you cook it to about 265. Mine got really tough after a few minutes and by the end of the 20 minutes of stretching I was starting to sweat and my arms were starting to shake. Okay, maybe it wasn't that bad! If the stretching part seems intimidating, don't let it! Salt water taffyYields approx. 50 pieces/1.5 poundsadapted from here. Prepare a heat safe dish by lightly buttering it. In a saucepan, sift together sugar and cornstarch. When cool enough to handle, grease hands and pull the warm candy with fingertips, pulling out to about 12 inches at first. p.s. the color of the taffy was identical to this pretty nail polish so i had to put them side by side.

Save Food from the Fridge by Jihyun Ryou Although we seem to think and talk about food almost constantly, do we really know how best to preserve it or do we leave this responsibility to technology? Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Jihyun Ryou feels we no longer understand how to treat food. Her Save Food from the Fridge project involves placing certain foods on a group of "knowledge shelves" outside the fridge. Perhaps through a better relationship with our food we may be able to waste less and conserve more energy. The ethylene gas produced by apples keeps potatoes from sprouting. Storing root vegetables vertically keeps them fresher longer. The umpteen tiny holes on the surface of an eggshell allows odors from other foods to be absorbed, so keeping them out of the fridge will ensure their tastiness. The glass cup of water is used to test freshness: a fresh egg will sink and remain horizontal. Fruit vegetables such as zucchini, aubergines, peppers and cucumbers are better off outside the fridge, placed above a water tray.