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I made soup tonight and carmelized the onions this time. I preferred it to just tossing the onions in.

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hey all, does anyone know if you have to sweat the onions before putting it in the crock pot for soups and such?

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u guys r great and thanks for all hits.
I'm new to ur team .

Does anyone have the recipie for the apples in the crock pot and apple sauce in the crock pot????

I would love to make my own apple sauce (if I can do it).
I've been eating it with taking my pills since my fill

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7/24/09 12:18 P

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I've done frozen turkey breasts ( not the whole turkey!) in the crockpot,on low, all day, with great results! Of course, it was a large crock pot, but you can find them to fit just about any size crockpot except the minis, just eyeball it. And here's a tip from my mom, who cooks whole turkey breasts in her 20 year old round upright standard size crock pot - the turkey breast is always too long for the lid to fit, but she doesn't sweat it - she inverts a pot on top of the turkey that just fits inside the lip of the crock pot, and it roasts it perfectly! She's done that with roasts that were just a little too large, as well. A little ingenuity goes a long way! emoticon

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7/24/09 12:06 P

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My mom has made baked apples and applesauce in the crockpot - really easy and really tasty! Then if you have a crockpot with an insert, you could put a crumb or streusel topping on the apples, and pop it in the oven to get crispy on top. I bet it would also work with peaches! oooh, or what about bread pudding? I think I'm gonna have to try that one, I'll let you know how it goes!

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Does anyone have any good desserts that they have done in the crockpot? I've never tried doing a dessert in there before.

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I don't know about the skim milk since my dad doesn't like skim and I'm trying to cut back on the cholesterol in his diet too. But thanks for the tip anyway.

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Spark Recipes has several good mac & cheese recipes. You use 2% cheese, skim milk, eggs as a binder (and/or flour) to make the cheese sauce (not in that order; follow the recipe). You boil the pasta to varying degrees per the recipes, put it in the crock, add the cheese sauce, and cook for 3 hours.

Search with the words: macaroni, cheese, crockpot.

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Does anyone know of a cheese that is lower in fat, calories, and sodium that is also easier to melt in a mac and cheese than Velveeta? Or is there a healthier Velveeta? I made mac and cheese a week ago today for a picnic for the cardiac rehab group that my dad and I are a part of and the only thing healthy that we had in the mac and cheese was the whole wheat pasta. I'm hoping to find something that is a bit better than what I'm using. This is also made in the crockpot. Any ideas?

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emoticon Wow, Carol! You have lots of great ideas!!! emoticon
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3/22/09 7:57 P

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Grancy you can try a lamp timer, make sure it's rated for lamps up to 450watts. The lamp timers are inexpensive. Have a staff person demonstrate it's use on one of their disply lamps, if needed (some are tricky, some are not). They won't know either but you can figure it out in the aisle together, then when you get home you'll know already. No need to tell them you're going to use it for your crockpot.

Or you can try adding the chicken frozen instead of fresh or thawed. I actually buy a lot in bulk when on sale, then wash and freeze individual pieces. So adding it frozen would work nicely.

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Thanx, Carol. I had a feeling that was what it was... but when you "set it & forget it" when you leave for work, you can't check it until you get home... Haha. So... mush it is, unless it's a w'end! (it's all about the flavour anyway, right??? If we wanted presentation, we would do it the HARD way!!)

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Hello Grancy, welcome!

Cook it not quite so long, if you don't want shredded. All recipes have to be tinkered with, re, timing, since there are many makes and models and sizes and heats. So if you follow the recipe and get shredded, time it so you can check it an hour (maybe even two) before the recipe's stated time to cook it. Of course if not cooking with the recipe, you would do that same thing - check it before you think it should be done, to see if it is.

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Hi. I'm brand new to this team! Here's my...
emoticon We love to cook chicken in the crock pot, but it always gets really shreddy. The pix in the cookbooks always show these beautiful, intact breasts & thighs. We get shred. Any way to avoid the shred? (Not that I mind it, but when the serving size is, say, 2 thighs, & all we have is mush, it's pretty hard to tell what a portion is...)


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I've not used mushrooms much unless it's in a major sauce where the color wouldn't have been an issue.

Let me research my crockpot cookbooks and see what I can come up with

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Hi everyone,

I recently made two crock pot recipes that called for fresh mushrooms; one was stroganoff and one was hot & sour soup. I followed the directions for both, and they both came out delicious. But does anyone know how to prevent the mushrooms from turning black? They don't taste bad. They just look . . . well, awful and really horrible to tell the truth. I know the mushrooms were fresh and good when I started, so I'm still eating it anyway, in fact the soup was so good it's gone. But if there's a way to prevent a recurrence I'd like to learn before I make another crockpot dish with fresh mushrooms. Especially the ones like stroganoff & hot&sour, where mushrooms are integral and not an add-in. Thanks.

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If the turkey and foil will fit in the crockpot then I would try it.

If it's too big for the crockpot,then I would oil it down with olive oil, place it breast side down on a roasting rack, cook it at 350 for an hour then turn it down to 200 for about 20 hrs (nope it's not a typo) You won't get too many drippin's from the turkey for gravy, but the meat will be very moist and tender.

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2/19/09 3:21 P

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I have a frozen turkey. I think it will fit in my crockpot. I didn't even think to do it until I read about the whole chicken below. My question though... would you cook the turkey in the same way? With the foil balls and the seasoning? By the way, I've never cooked a turkey before so I'm not sure how you would season for a roasted turkey.

If the turkey doesn't fit into my crockpot... I guess I'll be cooking it on a weekend when I'm not working.

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Thanks Seamyst, I went ahead and switched over to a yahoo address like the article on e-mail problems suggested. Of course, that won't fix the streak record-that must be a site problem.


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I don't know the answer to that, but will get the questions and what you've attempted to do over to tech support.

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Does anyone know how to restore e-mails? I was getting them-then a little after New Year, they just stopped. Someone said to uncheck all my preferences, then re-check. I have tried that now twice with no success. It seems to have lost part of my statistics as well when I check the "streaks". I have checked in everyday since December, and it says like 5-6 days for that streak (they could check my posts since you have to sign in to post).


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1/6/09 4:59 P

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emoticon Thank you so much! That is some concept, I never would have thought of it.

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Don't laugh - but wad up balls of foil (about 3-4) or you can use something turned upside down to sit the chicken on. Season it the way you would for roasting. Place it on top of the "prop". low 8-10 hrs or high about 4. If you're concerned about moisture dripping down from the lid then place a tea towel across the top and under the lid.

If you have any room left, you could nestle some small potatoes &/or carrots/onions in around everthing so the veggies "roast" - I don't usually have space so have to have a 2nd/3rd pot going for the sides/dessert

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1/5/09 10:04 A

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Does anyone have a recipe for cooking a whole chicken in a crockpot, without it being a stew or a soup?

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I'm sorry to be so slow to respond, but have been extremely caught up in working.

The liners are very nice. When I think to buy them I've used them with a lot of recipes and no problem. I'm not as fond of them for soup/stews since there are folds to fit the bag into the pots and stuff gets into the crevices of the folds. My son got aggressive with a spoon and ripped one of the bags, but otherwise we eat, toss the bag and rinse the pot in hot water.

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Has anyone tried the new crock pot liners (to me, they look like a big plastic bag)? I'm curious how well they actually work. I'm concerned about them melting if I'm gone all day at work.

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11/30/08 6:36 P

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I am now encouraged to begin making meals during the week in the craockpots so at least I can have healthy meals!

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I figure it out and they came out great! I did end up putting them in the oven for awhile because I hadn't started them as soon as I should have.

I did the cheesy potaotes in the crockpot too and they came out better than they did last year!

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6 - 8 hours on low or 3 - 4 hourse on high

I would lean toward the lower number of hours because of the higher sugar content in the yams plus if there's fat in the recipe since sugar/fat conduct heat.

Depending on the recipe you may need to reduce some of the liquid and/or place a tea towel across the top under the lid so you don't have condensation dripping back down on the food.

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If a yam recipe calls for baking 45 minutes in a 350 oven how long would I cook them in the crockpot?

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10/16/08 9:32 A

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ha! you are too funny! thanks so much.. I wish I could send you a care package!
what a great idea to chunk it up.. and make it like a stir fry..
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If it's already cooked, then I don't think I would cook it too long in the crockpot. I think I would chunk it and add some pineapple, different colors of bell peppers some sliced carrots and some of the pineapple juice. Right before serving I think I would thicken it with some cornstarch so you end up with something similar to sweet 'n sour (just not breaded and fried - fewer calories) and then serve all of this on top of steamed rice.

I would also use some of it in omelets and then maybe a wee bit of it in both beans and then some greens depending on the glaze you used originally.

If I've not used it all up then you could freeze small packages of it or send it my way!

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Hi friends!
I'm new here.!!! I have part of a ham roast in the fridge.. any ideas about a glaze or something i could put on it and throw it in my crock pot before it goes bad?? SOS!

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Hi friends!
I'm new here.!!! I have part of a ham roast in the fridge.. any ideas about a glaze or something i could put on it and throw it in my crock pot before it goes bad?? SOS!

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