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From: Hillsborough, NC US

Joined: March 11th, 2010

About me: I am an avid home cook. I am using this site to keep track of my favorite recipes from my cookbook collection.

Favorite cookbook: Fresh Every Day

Favorite recipe: Chocolate Brownies (Ad Hoc at Home)


Latest review:

October 6th, 2012

Easy Cheesy Chili Chicken from Eating Stella Style: Low-Carb Recipes for Healthy Living

My husband enjoyed this a lot. It was easy enough for a weeknight, but I will have to tweak the seasonings some, as it was just a bit too salty for my tastes. read more >

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Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook

By Beth Hensperger
Harvard Common Press - 2004

26th October 2011 (edited: 9th October 2012)

Carrot Soup with Honey and Nutmeg : page 83

A good soup, but very thick, almost more of a puree than a soup. Next time I might add a bit more stock. The touch of honey lent a subtle sweetness.

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27th November 2011

Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal : page 28

Total fail. I don't want to say what the finished product looked like, but it was not appetizing.

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4th November 2010

Easiest Black Bean and Brown Rice Chili : page 230

This recipe utterly failed for me. The rice was not cooked and the rest was blackened. I followed the recipe exactly but there clearly was not enough liquid to cook properly. I had to scrape it into the trash.

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25th May 2011 (edited: 9th October 2012)

Minestrone : page 63

An easy, adaptable recipe. Just throw in what you have on hand in terms of veggies, beans and pasta, and let it cook. The result is a very satisfying soup and lots of leftovers for freezing.

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7th January 2012 (edited: 6th April 2012)

Old-fashioned Buttermilk Cornbread : page 235

This is not a slow cooker recipe, but I had some buttermilk to use up, so I thought I'd try it. I thought it was a bit too cakey and sweet. Husband loved it. This would be a good breakfast cornbread. The recipe was very quick and easy to make.

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27th November 2011 (edited: 31st March 2012)

Rough Mashed Potatoes with Garlic : page 127

It took a lot longer for the potatoes to get tender than I expected. I think it is easier to make the mashed potatoes on the stovetop and keep them warm in the slow cooker. Good flavor of garlic, though.

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12th August 2010 (edited: 9th October 2012)

Salsa Mexicana : page 241

This makes a good restaurant-style salsa that is useful for enchiladas and burritos. It's probably too thin for dipping. I think the chili powder might be a tad excessive and would reduce the amount I used if I made it again.

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25th September 2011 (edited: 6th April 2012)

Twice-Crocked Stuffed Potatoes with Cheddar and Chives : page 125

I have to admit that I didn't make this in the slow cooker. It didn't seem worth it for only 2 potatoes, but I wanted to try the recipe, so I baked it in the oven. It was very good. I would definitely turn to this recipe if I ever wanted to make stuffed potatoes for a dinner party.

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