Tips for Using Your Slow Cooker
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soup and meatballs using my slow cookers for a big poker party. It worked out great. All the prep was done ahead of time, and the food was hot whenever we wanted to take a break. Richard Dickson, Los Angeles, CA 11. I always thought using a slow cooker to keep homemade Chex mix warm for the party was pretty clever. As addictive as it is when it’s cooled, I can’t stop eating it if it’s warm—and the aroma fills the house. Richard Dickson, Los Angeles, CA 12. We used to avoid grilling hamburgers
not overcook and the consistency comes out great. I then use a hand-held immersion blender to blend it the cooked fruit into butter. Kathaleen Jones, Rancho Cordova, CA 27. I make jams, fruit butters and sometimes chutneys in it, depending on the recipe. I hate standing by the stove, so this way is much easier, much faster, and the results taste great. I cherish my slow cooker —I can’t imagine life without it! Kathaleen Jones, Rancho Cordova, CA 28. Homemade apple butter works great in the
found it was possible! I used spices I had on hand and by the end of the day, my family had pumpkin butter that tasted like pumpkin pie! They prefer it over apple butter. Sheryl Gudgeon, Chambersburg, PA 23. My family and co-workers would all have to agree my best recipe is a tie between my chili recipe or my beans. They ask for them both a lot! What could be better than a warm comfort food cooking and filling up the house with cooking scents? I think those two recipes benefit the most from
breaking it up and stirring it around every minute or so until all is cooked through. You are also removing the fat by using this method of cooking ground meats. Deb Slater, Stilwell, KS 15. I brown my meat first to caramelize the outside of the meat and create a flavor the slow cooker can’t. Suzanne Steinbaecher, Lancaster, PA We include tips from various viewpoints so you can make your own fully-informed decision. For example, some cooks brown meat and some do not. Think of this book as a
four other slow cookers: for yams, pumpkin pie, hot fudge pudding cake and wassail. Colleen Larson, Plain City, UT 20. When I buy boneless, skinless chicken breasts at a good price, I throw some in my big slow cooker with some broth and cook them on low overnight. In the morning, I take them out and let them cool a bit, then put them in my Kitchen Aid stand mixer and it shreds the chicken perfectly. I freeze it in bags and it is so handy for recipes in the slow cooker or oven. Julie Hamilton,