Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Red Wine & Wild Mushrooms

January 2, 2011.   Categories Chilis/Stews, Comfort Food, Slowcooker / Crockpot.

Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Red Wine & Wild Mushrooms

  Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Red Wine & Wild Mushrooms Ingredients: 3-4 lbs boneless beef chuck, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1-inch cubes 3 TBSP bacon drippings 1 large yellow onion, chopped 6 garlic cloves, chopped 1.5 cups good quality red wine 3 cups organic beef broth (approximate) 1 tsp dried thyme 8 small (ping pong ball sized) redskin potatoes, quartered 4 medium carrots, cut into 1 inch chunks 3 celery stalks, sliced to...

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Interview and Recipe – The Next Food Network Star, Aarti Sequeira

September 3, 2010.   Categories Aarti Sequiera, Contributing Chefs, Sandwiches, Slowcooker / Crockpot.

Interview and Recipe – The Next Food Network Star, Aarti Sequeira

Interview and Recipe – The Next Food Network Star, Aarti Sequeira Photo Courtesy of Food Network Scroll down to see three of Aarti’s Recipes from her new show “Aarti Party” on Food Network Like millions of others all over America, I watched The Next Food Network Star to see who was going to win this year’s crown.  But I sat on the edge of my chair with increased interest because I had a personal connection to one of...

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Spicy Chicken-Vegetable & Cilantro Sausage Soup

April 27, 2010.   Categories Comfort Food, Light / Healthy, Poultry, Slowcooker / Crockpot, Soups.

Spicy Chicken-Vegetable & Cilantro Sausage Soup Sorry, no photos.  I made this yesterday on a whim and wasn’t prepared for it to be this good! It’s really simple and feels more like “assembly” then “cooking.”  This recipe is only to share with you what I did…. however you can make your own substitutions and variations depending upon your availability of ingredients.  The...

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Smoky Red Chili . . . Ode to All-Clad

January 7, 2010.   Categories Chilis/Stews, Comfort Food, Kitchen Tools, Slowcooker / Crockpot.

Smoky Red Chili . . . Ode to All-Clad

Whenever it snows in Colorado, I get the craving to make chili.  Doesn’t matter whether it’s a traditional red chile, Texas style… New Mexico pork green chile – it’s all good.  Last night we received 10 inches of new fresh powder… so I broke out my new All-Clad slow cooker and made this variation of red chili.  The inclusion of peanut butter was recommended by my friend and incredible chef,...

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Simple Slightly Southwestern Slow-cooked Chicken-Vegetable Soup

October 6, 2009.   Categories Comfort Food, Poultry, Slowcooker / Crockpot, Soups.


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Simple Slightly Southwestern Slow-cooked Chicken-Vegetable Soup

Simple Slightly Southwestern Slow-cooked Chicken-Vegetable Soup How is that for a nice long name for a really basic soup?  I made this today at 6:00 AM for my son who has the flu… hence the “slightly” Southwestern.  He’s only 4 and doesn’t yet appreciate spicy foods.  This recipe is so simple and well…. simple, I almost didn’t write about it.  However, when I took a bite I quickly...

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Slow-Cooker Chicken with White Wine, Tarragon, and Cream

September 24, 2009.   Categories Poultry, Slowcooker / Crockpot.

Slow-Cooker Chicken with White Wine, Tarragon, and Cream Recipe by Cook’s Countrywww.cookscountry.com If cremini mushrooms (a.k.a. baby bellas) are unavailable, substitute portobello mushroom caps, cut into 1-inch pieces. Fresh tarragon, unlike its dried counterpart, has a distinctive anise-like flavor that is crucial in this dish. Serves 6 6 split bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (10 to 12 ounces each), or 12 bone-in, skin-on...

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