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How many pots and pans? How many slow cookers? etc....Essentials?!

Wow! These lists are fascinating! Its helping me decide what my next purchases should be! LOL!

Jan 31, 2014
lilmomma in Cookware

How many pots and pans? How many slow cookers? etc....Essentials?!

How many things do you cook with on a regular basis? How many pots and pans? Slow cooker? These are the things I use almost daily.

6Q crock pot
deep 14" fry pan
2Q sauce pan
3 cup rice cooker
vitamix
toaster oven
2 L electric kettle

(I have many other fry and sauce pans but I hardly ever use them. I don't use my processor, my mixer, pressure cookers, very much. My mandoline is still in the box. My bread maker, ice cream maker, electric griddle and electric skillet are used a couple times a year. I go on spurts when I do use my george foreman alot.)

Jan 30, 2014
lilmomma in Cookware

What's in your slow cooker today

Is the recipe in the thread? I can't find it.

Jan 30, 2014
lilmomma in Home Cooking
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What are your remedies after eating too much?

What is the name of the candy?

Jan 30, 2014
lilmomma in Not About Food

Can I have your secret family recipe?!?!?

Yes please!

Jan 30, 2014
lilmomma in Home Cooking

Where do you go for "authentic" Chinese food in the Northern Suburbs?

We just had dim sum at Jockey Wok and Roll in Rolling Meadows. Golf and Roselle Road. Loved it!

Jan 29, 2014
lilmomma in Chicago Area

Corned beef and other meats for slow cooker

How do you season the flank? How long to cook? I just bought a beef brisket. I need some recipes without onion soup mix please. Kids don't like it.

Jan 29, 2014
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

Has anyone made turkey or chicken with stuffing in crockpot?"

Jan 29, 2014
lilmomma in Home Cooking

Slow cooker brisket recipes please!

I want to make a brisket in my slow cooker! Recipes please. Thank you.

Jan 24, 2014
lilmomma in Home Cooking

Can I have your secret family recipe?!?!?

Do you have a secret family recipe that you could share? I want to know what recipe in your family has satisfied generations! :)

Jan 24, 2014
lilmomma in Home Cooking

I am on a tea kick.

Can anyone recommend their favorite bagged teas, caffeinated and non caffeinated alike. Nothing too fancy. Just stuff I can get at a regular store.

Jan 24, 2014
lilmomma in General Topics

Food served too cold, pet peeve

I don't like cold butter.
I don't like cold fruit.
I don't like cold salad.

Jan 24, 2014
lilmomma in General Topics
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Corned beef and other meats for slow cooker

What are your favorite cuts of meat for the slow cooker?

Last night I made a corned beef. It was very rubbery and chewy. I had cooked it on low for about 8 hours. As an experiment, after dinner (of course, I forced everyone to eat it for dinner! :) ), I put the leftover chunk back in the slow cooker and cooked it for 4 more hours on low. It was crazy good, melt in your mouth yummy!

Now I am beginning to think that my past failures at the slow cooker meats were because I did not cook them long enough! So now I want your recommendations for your favorite cuts of meat for the slow cooker. I happen to love the collagen, gristly types. Not too lean for me! Thanks.

Jan 24, 2014
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What are your remedies after eating too much?

What do you do when you feel like you are so full and need to decompress?

I have been eating way too much. Probably since Thanksgiving. I had a cup of Starbucks yesterday which I rarely drink because I am sensitive to the caffeine. Cleaned me right out!

I feel much better! LOL!

What are your remedies?

Jan 05, 2014
lilmomma in Not About Food

Cosi Healthy cookies

good to know. thanks.

Sep 08, 2013
lilmomma in Home Cooking

Creamy tortilla soup recipe. Help.

maybe you add corn tortillas, not flour. Sorry.

Apr 16, 2013
lilmomma in Home Cooking

Creamy tortilla soup recipe. Help.

I made a creamy tortilla soup that was with chicken broth and you added flour tortillas and they dissolved into the soup and made it creamy. The soup had a kick, maybe from rotel. I cannot find the recipe. Does anyone know of a recipe that sounds like this?

Apr 16, 2013
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

I have two cornish game hens in there all day. I am going to take the birds out and take the meat off. CHill the broth overnight and get out the fat. Then just add veggies and the meat back and make soup with it.

Jan 19, 2013
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

Today, I put bl sl chicken thighs with kale carrots and celery. SOme Italian dressing on top. Some kind of stewy concoction! We will see how it tastes! LOL!

Jan 15, 2013
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What are you making in your crock pot these days?

Dec 02, 2012
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

Mama chef. fresh dill? Sounds yummy.

Dec 01, 2012
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

sorry...just saw this now.

It is basically just cut up onions, potatoes, carrots, or whatever you have.
I add some cut up cooked sausage that was leftover. Maybe a can of beans, like cannellini beans.
Let it go on low for 4 hours. The last hour, I add my chopped up escarole. I sometimes put the escarole in at the start, but the color is better if you throw it in at the end.

Nothing fancy, but the kids eat it up!

Dec 01, 2012
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

recipe please il divo.

Dec 01, 2012
lilmomma in Home Cooking

please help me salvage beef short rib soup

me too!

Nov 16, 2012
lilmomma in Home Cooking

what to do with a rump roast!?

How long are you cooking the rump roast in the slow cooker? I put on at 9am this morning and it was 195 degrees by 2pm. My husband says it is hard a s a rock but the thermometer says 165. I am at wokr so I dont know how it looks. But I dont know if its is overdone and hard. Or it is not done enough. What should I do?

Nov 16, 2012
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

Today I put a rump roast in with a bottle of beer, gardiniera, a packet of Italian dressing seasoning and chopped onions. I saw somewhere that you should shut it off when the temp is 135 degrees but in 7 hours it already got to 195 degrees. I hope it is not too dry. The directions said to cook it on low for 10-12 hours. Who knows.

Nov 16, 2012
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What do you like to eat with turducken?

lol! I need to come up with something that I can really make! (sweecarrocorn was a joke right? If not, I definitely need the recipe!)

Nov 12, 2012
lilmomma in Home Cooking

I want "hot dish" recipes!!!

My mom used to make it when I was a kid. I don't know the recipe exactly. Browned ground beef with celery and onion. Then put in a 13x9 with rice and cream of mushroom soup. Does that sound right?

Can I have YOUR hot dish recipes?

Nov 12, 2012
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What do you like to eat with turducken?

My sisters hosting THanksgiving and she is making turducken. What sides can I bring that go well?

Nov 12, 2012
lilmomma in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

I cut up onions and put in a turkey leg with bbq sauce.

Nov 12, 2012
lilmomma in Home Cooking