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6/13/10 8:05 P

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yeah anything with milk will burn on the bottom if you don't watch it. Thankfully in the crock pot I didn't have any problems with it burning.



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6/12/10 11:17 P

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I made the bake potato soup...I think could be a side dish when made stove top (burns on the bottom very easy so really watch...but JB thought good too...

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4/27/10 2:58 P

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The thing is this stove isn't even that old, only like 7 years! It was brand new. But, it was bad since the beginning. Spits oil all over the kitchen, it's pretty repulsive, and stinks to high heaven! (you can always smell the gas when it's on!) It's never been a good oven/stove. ;(



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Crockpot recipes aren't a favorite but I do make Taco Chicken meat by putting frozen chicken breasts (about 4), 1 cup chicken broth and taco seasoning mix in for 8 hours on low. It shreds easily when cooked.

We once bought a secondhand stove that slowly shut down one burner and oven at a time. I used the microwave, electric skillet and toaster. We had to be careful we didn't use too many things at once or a fuse blew.

The recipes Randella shared sound good.

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4/26/10 11:32 P

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Yeah I noticed that about the crock pot and heat. I asked one time and was told what kind she used, but now I can't remember at all. I wish I had wrote it down in my book!

but, I found when I started using a smaller crock pot that helped a lot.

I love the tofu shirtaki noodles. Also if you cook the noodles before putting them in, then they don't get mushy, only when they go in uncooked do I get mushy ones.

We had a toaster oven, but I went with pretty and got a stainless steel one, and it seemed to burn every thing around it! burned electrical cords even! So I put it in my inlaws garage and it looks bad now. So either I'm going to clean it up and try to find a "safe" place to use it. Or buy a new one, NOT stainless steel on the outside! lol

I'm also going to buy a electric burner. I was going to get a electric skillet as we use them a lot camping and stuff, but as my husband brought out we can do more on a burner (like his favorite thing popcorn!). So, I'm going to try. We're just trying to save up money for every thing. I bought a george forman grill which is helping for now. I'll probably buy one item a month. I don't want to invest in another stove as we will be moving in august to my dad's and he lives in the country and doesn't have gas available. We will need electric, but there is no electric stove that runs on 110, only 220 and our appartment only has 110 outlets. So we're just not going to have a oven (besides toaster when we buy it) till August. I do like to cook in the toaster oven. I had one for 12 years that I LOVED, bought it for 50 cents at a garage sale, and used it every day for 12 years! lol haha They sure don't make them like they used to! I wish I would of kept that one and just seen if some one could fix it! I think I would of been better off, but I wasn't thinking and threw it out when it broke and went and bought the aformentioned stainless steel one. I wasn't nearly as happy with it and it cost 80 dollars! UHG I miss my 50 cent garage sale one! Probably just needed a new element, crazy me! I've looked high and low at thrift stores for another one like it, but it doesn't seem like thrift stores like to sell much of that kind of stuff any more. :(



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4/26/10 9:22 P

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Reading Randella's post made me think, I never use my oven I bake in my toaster oven. Maybe one of those would work for you. I can't do 9x13 pans in mine but other than that I do all my baking in it.

I hope you find alternatives that make it easy for you.

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4/26/10 9:02 P

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I don't see why not to use the rice noodles. I don't know how they would cook up in the slowcooker, never used them, but perhaps stir them in at the last if they are cooked might be doable.

Those fresh noodles that Hungry Girl suggests would be great, especially for the Asian type dishes to be served over instead of over rice. I can't remember the name of the noodles. they are the ones found in the produce Asian foods section.

also, got to thinking. The slowcookers today cook hotter than the older ones. I don't know which slowcooker JoAnna tested her recipes with, but perhaps that's why some of the pasta and rice dishes turned a little mushy?

Do you have a rice cooker? I've used mine in place of a stove burner before. it works great. perhaps that might help with your cooking? what about an electric skillet?

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4/26/10 8:47 P

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They sound great! I'm not much of a rice eater though. My daughter loves rice (gets that from my mom and my father in law! lol They both love rice too.) but dh and I aren't much for rice. BUT, we do like rice noodles, do you think that rice noodles would be a good substitute for the rice?

The baked potato soup is in A Potful of Recipes page 95, it's also in A deluxe potful pg. 115.



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4/26/10 5:53 P

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Here's a few more to add to the list:


From Another Pot:

Baked Chicken and Gravy p.181. 5 stars. This is really VERY good. Try not to over cook. I cooked it on HIGH for 4 hours.

Grandma's Chicken and Dumplings p.182. 5 stars. I love this recipe. It needs garlic, but other than that, good as is.

Roman Chicken Pot p.184. 5 stars. Everyone loved and DS didn't pick out the veg either. Very filling.

Supper's Ready! 4-5 stars. This is like a ground beef stew. Needs garlic bad, even a dash of tobasco. with those, its 5 stars.

James' Pot Roast p.218 5 stars. Add garlic and Worcester sauce. 2 tsp horseradish is nice in there too. Do cook all 8 hours I noted.

Fall Festival Pork. p.222 4 stars. DH loves this.

In JoAnna's Kitchen Miracles Book:
Perfect Pot Roast p.117 5 stars. I added 1 -4oz can of drained mushrooms and 2 tsp horseradish.

I hope this helps.


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4/26/10 5:50 P

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Oh you poor dear!

You might want to consider the microwave to cook in too.

From One Pot:
Microwave:
Pizza Hot Dish p.67. 4 stars. This is very good. I added olives.

Lasagna Casserole p.68 5 stars. This is soo easy and very good -and uses UNcooked lasagna noodles.

For the Slow cooker:
"Roasted Veggie Trio Pot p.169. 5 stars.

From Grandma Jo's Soup Kettle:

Beef and Barley Soup p. 5+ stars. I used shreds instead of raw potato, I shred the carrot instead of diced, browned ground beef instead of roast beef, and I added a tad of beef bullion and a dash of liquid smoke. My fave soup /chowder type dish. Very, very good. Do put it on for a full 8-10 hours like it says, so plan on it! Not like me who thinks 6 hours is enough to start this one! :)

From Potful:

Dilled Turkey Chowder p.103. 5 stars. I used chicken. I also used frozen shreds instead of raw potato. It thicken nicely using those. Everyone loved it.

Slow Cooker Stew p115 3.5-4 stars. I noted that it was good but needed to be thicker. I also noted to add 3 Tbsp of tapioca and a dash of liquid smoke next time. I haven't tried that yet in this recipe, but have added it in other stews and I like how that makes it.

Chicken and Corn Hash p.197 4 stars. Very good, like pot pie filling.

Baked Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce p.198. 4 stars. Very good and the sauce is good too. Don't overcook.

Almond Chicken p.199 3 stars. This is good and has lots of crunch. It needs to be served on rice.

Sweet and Sour Meat and Rice p.233 4-5 stars. EASY! I added 2 tsp garlic and 1 tsp ginger. I reduced the Brown Sugar Twin by half. A tad sweet for me. The family loves this!

Home Style Pot Roast p.246 4 stars.

Creole Crock Jambalaya p.259 4 stars. I didn't have shrimp, but we didn't miss it. I added cajun seasoning and 1/2 pound frozen okra. Very, very good.

(more in next post. :)

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Hi Heather,

What book is the potato soup in?

I'm gonna have to do some thinking on the crockpot recipes. I have made several because it is a good way to cook in hot weather.

Sorry about your stove, hope you get another soon. I remember once ours went out and we bought a hot plate to cook on. UGH!



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4/26/10 4:14 P

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Our oven died last month, and even the stove top doesn't work very well. So I'm gonna have to resort to using the crock pot a lot till we can buy a new oven. I know I bought a oven last fall, but come to find out wouldn't work in our kitchen because we don't have 220 plug in. So we kept our old gas one and then it died.

Any way, what's your favorite HE slow cooker recipes?

I think mine might be the Baked Potato Soup-has bacon bits, and sour cream, and all kinds of yumminess! I also like the ravioli, but the spinach kills my kidneys. UHG!



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