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Old 03-20-2008, 06:16 AM
 
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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I haven't looked up the recipe yet, but Paula Deen had crockpot mac & cheese on yesterday. It looked so good.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Hampton Roads, Virginia
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On Sunday I had a big crowd to feed. I had to make 2 Corned Beef. I did one in the crock pot and the other on the stovetop. The crock pot one came out so much better!! 2 totally different textures - the stovetop one had to be cut, but the crock pot one was more 'stringy' and fell apart - much moister.

Also, for the whole chix - but add a few cans of the lemon chix broth for a little more flavor.
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:15 AM
 
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You can cook soups, stews, whole chicken or parts, roasts, all kinds of things. I make a great chili con queso dip in a crock pot. The best part is you throw it all in and forget about it. For the most part if they stay in an extra hour no big deal. Have fun!
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:21 PM
 
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I haven't looked up the recipe yet, but Paula Deen had crockpot mac & cheese on yesterday. It looked so good.
MMmmmmmmm now that would be soooo good I bet!
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Old 03-20-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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On Sunday I had a big crowd to feed. I had to make 2 Corned Beef. I did one in the crock pot and the other on the stovetop. The crock pot one came out so much better!! 2 totally different textures - the stovetop one had to be cut, but the crock pot one was more 'stringy' and fell apart - much moister.

Also, for the whole chix - but add a few cans of the lemon chix broth for a little more flavor.
I didn't know they made lemon chicken broth. That would make sense i guess.
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Old 03-16-2012, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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Default Slow Cooker questions

One thing I've been wanting to learn how to do for a long time is learn how to cook - it gets old having to rely on ramen noodles/fried eggs/tuna and other simple meals after the 1,000th time. I stumbled across a post on here mentioning the virtues of the slow cooker and being able to come home to a tasty hot meal: I'd like to follow up.

Are they versatile? I know you can make meat and stews in them, but what about things like ribs/BBQ chicken? What about other types of meals like pasta/rice/casseroles?

Are they safe? The idea of leaving something on making high heat while unattended seems like it could easily lead to you coming home to a burnt house.

Would they be a good way of learning how to cook - how can I find out more?

Does anyone use them regularly and have any comments?

Thanks in advance
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:02 PM
 
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I threw in some chicken legs (can do the same with chicken parts).Put potatoes in the bottom, didn't even peel them.Dumped a large family sized can of mushroom soup and an envelope of onion soup mix on the all, plugged the slow cooker in and was gone for over 8 hours. Delicious meal when I came home.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:11 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Yes they're safe. Just have clear space around it.

Pot roast and carrots.

Pot roast, cover with baby carrots and a mixture of Campbell's Golden Mushroom soup.
Cook all day on low.
Pull the roast and carrots, drain broth into sauce pan.
Add the water you boil potatoes in to the broth. Bring to a boil while mashing your potatoes. Add a mixture of corn starch and water to the boiling broth while stirring briskly. Bring back to a boil while stirring. You've just now made gravy without lumps,

Meatballs and sauce.
Make meatballs and microwave for around 9 minutes.
Put in the crock and cover with spaghetti sauce, refrigerate overnight.
Cook all day on low.
Turn off the sauce while your spaghetti is cooking.
I also add cooked sweet Italian sausage to the sauce and meatballs.
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:21 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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I am not very fond of slow cooker but found those interesting threads for you:

crockpot (for dummies)
Pretty sure I could live with a crockpot and rice cooker as my only appliances
Crockpot ideas for work holiday luncheon?
Crockpot confidential
Slow Cookers
http://www.city-data.com/forum/recip...t-recipes.html
Crock Pot / Slow Cooker Recipes

Enjoy!!!
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Old 03-16-2012, 07:36 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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Did a really nice lasagne a week or two ago in one. REALLY good.
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