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What Are Dump Dinners, And Which Recipes Are Easiest?

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For tired moms and busy nights, dump dinners are a lifesaver. But what are dump dinners, exactly? Dump dinner refers to putting most of the ingredients into one pot, like a crockpot or casserole dish, and having most of the work done already. You can make a dump dinner with your oven, stovetop, or, my […]

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Great Beef Recipes Using a Crock Pot

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Great Beef Recipes Using a Crock Pot   Swiss Steaks with Onions and Mushrooms     Tangy Crock Pot Meatballs     Mexican Tamale Pie     Slow Cooker Lasagna   Chinese Beef Strips     French Dip Sandwiches     Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes        

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How to Precook Frozen Chicken in a Crock Pot Recipe

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 How to Precook Frozen Chicken Using a Crock Pot When a recipe calls for cooked chicken, it extends the prep and cooking time quite a lot if you don’t have cooked chicken on hand. You can buy it at the supermarket, but it can be expensive to buy prepared foods. A simple solution is to […]

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Top 20 Crock Pot Recipes

Top 20 Crock Pot Recipes

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  Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipe Basil Garlic Whole Chicken with Vegetables Basil Garlic Whole Chicken with Vegetables Crock Pot Chili Crock Pot Chili Bacon Wrapped Apple Barbecue Chicken Easy Crock Pot Pulled Pork Recipe Slow Joes Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes Cowboy Chicken Cowboy Chicken Savory Beef Stew Recipe Savory Slow Cooker Beef Stew […]

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German Sauerbraten with Cabbage and Apples Recipe

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German Sauerbraten with Cabbage and Apples Ingredients: 2 cups fat-free, low-sodium beef broth 1 cup water 1 cup cider vinegar ½ cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon ground ginger ½ teaspoon ground cloves 1 (4 pound) top round roast or eye-of-round roast, all visible fat discarded 2 teaspoons canola […]

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Crockpot Rice Corn and Spinach Casserole Recipe

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Crockpot Rice, Corn, and Spinach Casserole Ingredients: 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach, partially thawed but not drained 1 1/2 cups white rice, uncooked 10 3/4 ounces condensed cream of mushroom soup (canned or homemade) 2 cups water 4 ounces diced green chiles 1 can (15 1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained 1/2 teaspoon garlic […]

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Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole Recipe

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Crock Pot Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole Ingredients: 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in tomato puree 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chunky salsa 6 ounces tomato paste 1 can (30 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (15 1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained 4 ounces diced green chiles 1 1/2 tablespoons ground cumin 1/2 […]

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Slow Cooker Italian Ravioli Stew Recipe

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Slow Cooker Italian Ravioli Stew   Ingredients: 2 cups sliced carrots 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 (14 ounce) cans vegetable broth 2 (14 ounce) cans Italian style diced tomatoes, undrained 15 ounce can cannellini beans, rinsed and drained 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 9 ounce package refrigerated cheese […]

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Potato Stuffed Cabbage Recipe

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Potato Stuffed Cabbage   Ingredients: 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1 large head cabbage 5 pounds potatoes 2 small onions 1/2  cup rice, uncooked 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 2 Tablespoons butter, melted 1  (28 ounce) can Italian style tomatoes, undrained 1 large apple, peeled and sliced 1/4  teaspoon ground ginger Directions: 1. Add […]

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Hearty Crock Pot Cabbage Soup Recipe

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Hearty Cabbage Soup Ingredients : 2 medium carrots, peeled and thickly sliced 2 green bell peppers, cored, seeded, chopped 5 stalks celery, chopped 8 ounce can whole peeled tomatoes, undrained 1 small head cabbage, chopped 1 Tablespoon vegetable boullion granules 24 ounces tomato sauce 3 cups vegetable stock 2 cloves garlic minced Directions: 1. Place […]

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Meatless Sweet Potato Chili Recipe

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Meatless Sweet Potato Chili Ingredients: 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 14 ounce can diced tomatoes 2 Tablespoons chili powder 1 Tablespoon ground cumin 2 teaspoons paprika 2 Tablespoons dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch chunks 1 clove garlic, minced 15 ounce can kidney beans 15 ounce […]

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Crock Pot Vegetarian Pot Pie Recipe

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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Pot Pie Ingredients : 1 cup vegetable broth 2 large potatoes, cubed 1 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed 1 small onion, diced 1 1/4 cups water 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 […]

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Penne with Italian Eggplant and Mushroom Sauce Recipe

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Penne with Italian Eggplant and Mushroom Sauce Ingredients: 1 medium eggplant 1 medium onion, chopped 1 can Italian-style tomatoes (28 ounce), cut up 1 can tomato paste (6 ounce), Italian-style 8 oz. mushrooms sliced and lightly sautéed 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 cup dry red wine 1/4 cup water 3 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed 1/2 […]

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Asian Barley with Cashews

Asian Barley with Cashews Recipe

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Asian Barley with Cashews Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup hulled barley 3 cups vegetable broth 1 cup chopped celery 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and chopped 1 yellow onion, peeled and minced 1 clove garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup finely chopped cashews Directions: 1. Heat skillet over medium heat […]

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Crock Pot Caponata Recipe

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Crock Pot Caponata Ingredients: 4 cups eggplants cut into 1-inch cubes 1 large onion, diced (about 1 cup) 10 3/4 ounces condensed cream of mushroom soup (canned or homemade) 14 1/2 ounces diced tomatoes 2 stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup) 1/2 cup sliced green olives 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 Tablespoon tomato paste 1 […]

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Corn Bread and Bean Casserole Recipe

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Corn Bread and Bean Casserole Ingredients: Filling: 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 medium green bell pepper, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 15 ounces red kidney beans, rinsed and drained 15 ounces pinto beans, rinsed and drained 14 ounces diced tomatoes 8 ounces tomato sauce 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Arroz con Queso

Arroz con Queso Recipe

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Arroz con Queso Ingredients: 8 ounces canned whole tomatoes, crushed 15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained 1-1/2 cups uncooked converted long-grain rice 1 onion, chopped 1 cup ricotta cheese 4 ounces chopped green chilies 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 3 teaspoons minced garlic 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese, divided   Directions: 1. Combine tomatoes, […]

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Meatless Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Meatless Sloppy Joes Ingredients: 2 cups thinly sliced onions 2 cups chopped green bell peppers 15 ounces canned kidney beans, drained and mashed 8 ounces tomato sauce 2 Tablespoons ketchup 1 Tablespoon yellow mustard 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 teaspoon chili powder 4 sandwich rolls, split Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients (except rolls) in […]

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Manchego Italian Eggplant Recipe

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Manchego Italian Eggplant Ingredients: 4 large eggplants 1 cup flour 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon minced garlic 25-1/2 ounces roasted garlic flavor pasta sauce, divided 3 Tablespoons Italian seasoning, divided 1 cup grated manchego cheese, divided 24 ounces marinara sauce, divided Directions: 1. Peel eggplants and slice horizontally into 3/4-inch-thick pieces. 2. Place flour […]

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Southwestern Stuffed Peppers

Southwestern Stuffed Peppers Recipe

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Southwestern Stuffed Peppers Ingredients: 4 green bell peppers 15 ounces black beans, rinsed and drained 6 ounces shredded pepper jack cheese 3/4 cup medium salsa 1/2 cup frozen corn 1/2 cup chopped green onions 1/3 cup uncooked long grain white rice 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin sour cream (optional) Directions: 1. Cut […]

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Gratin Potatoes with Asiago Cheese and Broccoli Recipe

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Gratin Potatoes with Asiago Cheese and Broccoli   Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons olive oil 6 medium baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 1 small (approx. 10 ounce) package frozen broccoli florets 1 cup grated Asiago cheese 1 cup Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 2 cups heavy cream Directions: 1. Boil potatoes over […]

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Penne Pasta Zuppa Recipe

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Penne Pasta Zuppa Ingredients: 15 ounces white beans 2 medium yellow squash, diced 2 ripe tomatoes, diced 2 small red potatoes, cubed 2 leeks, sliced lengthwise into quarters then chopped 1 carrot, peeled and diced 1/4 pound fresh green beans, washed, stemmed and diced 2 fresh sage leaves, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black […]

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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

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Creamy Macaroni and Cheese Ingredients: 6 cups macaroni, cooked 2 Tablespoons butter 4 cups evaporated milk 24 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper sliced mushrooms (optional) Directions: 1. Toss macaroni with butter in large bowl. 2. Stir in evaporated milk, cheese, salt and pepper. Add mushrooms if using. Place mixture […]

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Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

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Mushroom Fettuccine Alfredo   Ingredients: 32 ounces cremini mushrooms, cut into thirds 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 16 ounces cream cheese, cut into chunks 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese, plus additional for garnish 1 1/2 cups whole milk 1 cup butter, cut into pieces 1 pound fettuccine chopped fresh Italian […]

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