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What's in your slow cooker today

Yes do tell! My kids would love this

Feb 05, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

So many slow cooker recipes are hit and miss aren't they? Very discouraging. Maybe if I use my Hawaiian luau one I'll doctor it up. If its as sweet as you say though I'm not sure how I'd fix that!

Feb 05, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

I agree! I posted this dish down thread. I actually bought my brother a slow cooker just so he could make it:) My families favorite way to eat this is with hot taco seasoning, black beans, and cream cheese. Its not that hot really, my toddler loves it

Feb 05, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

I have found that frozen chicken breast comes out better than thawed. Especially if you'll be away all day. Nothing worse than coming home to mushy chicken! I just made taco chicken using frozen chicken breasts. Chicken, black beans, salsa, taco seasoning mix(I used hot) and a block of cream cheese the last 30 min.
My husband is requesting this for the Superbowl. It's great with tortilla chips.

What's in your slow cooker today

I'm so curious about this too! I hope we hear back soon. Recently I tried a recipe from a CH and not only was the skin soggy the whole thing fell apart when i tried lifting it out!

Jan 29, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

Steamer rack in your slow cooker? How long do you cook a whole chicken? I've had bad luck cooking a whole chicken using this method..

Jan 28, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

looking for a white chicken chili recipes

I like most Ina Garten's recipe so I'll check it out

Jan 19, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

looking for a white chicken chili recipes

Good idea! I'm gonna try it out!

Jan 19, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

looking for a white chicken chili recipes

This looks fantastic! How many servings would you say it is? It looks like it would feed a crowd
TIA

Jan 19, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

Thx for all the detail:) I thought it might be too good to be true.. but for 50¢ its worth a shot right?!
My chicken in the slow cooker didn't turn out like I'd hoped.. mushy chicken is never good. Never.

Jan 18, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

What's in your slow cooker today

You'll have to report back how you liked the Campbell's slow cooker packet! I bought the Hawaiian luau because I had a coupon, but I'm always skeptical about such things:)
Anyway-- in my slow cooker today I have a whole chicken going. An idea I got from a CH thread. It smells delicious in my house! I rubbed the whole bird in an olive oil, lemon zest, garlic, rosemary paste. Breast side down, sitting on top of potatoes I'm using as a bed for the chicken. I also put a little white wine, and stock in the bottom which will turn into gravy.
Can't wait for dinner!

Jan 18, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

Meals in your regular rotation

globocity- what's in your teriyaki rice bowls? We love teriyaki around here!

true or false? nutrients cook out of vegetables in stock?

My MIL means well...lol she still rubs Crisco all over her thanksgiving turkey! I didn't think it was true, and knew I could count on some expert opinions here:)

Jan 06, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

true or false? nutrients cook out of vegetables in stock?

I read about adding vinegar to stock on a blog a long time ago but have been too afraid to try it!! I remember it being a very small amount of vinegar, like a few tbsp. But you have to cook the stock for a long time. A few people left comments on this blog about the stock tasting like vinegar:( yuck! They either didn't cook it long enough or put in too much.

Jan 06, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

true or false? nutrients cook out of vegetables in stock?

She said the nutrients would be cooked out of the stock as well. I found an article online stating the same thing. Will I change the way I've always made stock? Probably not

Jan 06, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

true or false? nutrients cook out of vegetables in stock?

So... i had chicken stock simmering on the stove when my mother in-law was over yesterday. She so politely told me I was making it wrong. She said to add the veg the last hour of cooking otherwise you cook the nutrients out of the stock. Is this true??
I could understand if I were planning to eat the vegetables. They would be a mushy tasteless mess after cooking for hours.
Any have any theories on this?

Jan 06, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

Demerara sugar hard as a rock. Gone online for ideas how to soften, so far nothing works.

I was totally gonna say this!!
A piece of bread or two in the bag. I do this with anything that has dried out. It started with Christmas cookies. I now put bread in all my cookie tins, by the next morning the bread is hard as a rock and cookies stay moist:)

Making stock/broth, do you peel the aromatics?

I read thst most nutrients are in the skin, like carrots. So a good washing is all they need. Skin on onions for color. Just remove the "scum" on top and it should turn out fine

Jan 03, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

Survey: Do you wash your poultry before cooking?

C
Never. Don't want to risk splashing bacteria everywhere

Penzeys adobo seasoning copycat

Has anyone had any luck making this at home? Or should I just buy it online.
I've seen adobo seasoning in the stores and either salt is the first ingredient or there are a lot of fillers
MO

Jan 03, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

Do you think that a guy should always pay for Dinner on the 1st date?

Great topic:)
If I asked a man out I would offer to pay. If he let me pay without even a little back and forth banter, I would call him cheap! Lol
My bosses daughter now... wouldn't even think of taking her out. That's got danger written all over it right? But if you must, pay the bill!

I didn't rinse the brine. Mistake?

I agree that it depends on preference. But also brine time and roasting method.

Jan 01, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

I didn't rinse the brine. Mistake?

How long did you brine the bird? Overnight?

Jan 01, 2014
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking

recommendations for dry red wine

Just found out she likes pinot noir.... a step in the right direction. I'm comfortable spending b/w 20-50 bucks on someone I've never met. She will be family soon enough right??

Dec 21, 2013
parkerjaxmollymo in Wine

recommendations for dry red wine

I second the good advice! Thx

Dec 20, 2013
parkerjaxmollymo in Wine

recommendations for dry red wine

Ha! This really made me laugh:) I've never met her! She's a uppity banker on my fiancé side. I asked her in a FB message if I could bring anything and her reply was "I like dry red wine"? So where to go from here; I have no idea!

Dec 20, 2013
parkerjaxmollymo in Wine

recommendations for dry red wine

I'd like to take the host of a holiday party a bottle of wine. She likes dry reds... any suggestions would be appreciated!
Thx in advance

Dec 20, 2013
parkerjaxmollymo in Wine

Meals in your regular rotation

All these sound great!

Meals in your regular rotation

While searching for recipes I came across this post! Do you have a recipe for the curried lentil veg soup? Or what kind of lentils do you use?
Thx

can we figure out a lost soup recipe together?? it was delicious:(

Thx so much!!! This is the closest version I've seen so far.

Dec 17, 2013
parkerjaxmollymo in Home Cooking