I use tapioca in the slow cooker to thicken sauces…. Because it’s easy.
I add regular tapioca at the beginning, and if the sauce needs more at the end, I add instant tapioca.
It never occurred to me that tapioca could be used as a … Continue reading.....
I did this in my small slow cooker – it was just big enough.
Yes, I know all the experts say to brown everything first and pre-heat the slow cooker and do this and do that….
To be honest, I just can’t be bothered.
I … Continue reading.....
Yes, I got out the slow cooker.
No, I did not use it over the summer to ‘keep the kitchen cool’.
I keep my kitchen cool by sending mon mari out to the barbecue to do the cooking… Much more efficient.
But the … Continue reading.....
This is it.
The last one of the season.
Both slow cookers have been put into summer hibernation, not to be seen again until fall.
The smoker and all three grills have been moved out of the barn and are in use.
Summer, or, at … Continue reading.....
I’m starting to wrap up slow-cooker season so I decided I needed to get the rest of the recipes posted.
Someone, who shall remain nameless, is contemplating getting the grills out.
Soon, I hope.
In the meantime he’s been wrestling with rocks / boulders in … Continue reading.....
One of the comments I have occasionally seen about using a slow cooker is that the flavors tend to dissipate with the long, slow cooking time.
On reading those comments my thoughts were: Use more / stronger flavors!
So that’s what I’ve been doing.
This … Continue reading.....
I was meandering around the internet, looking for inspiration, and ran across a recipe for Thai Pork.
It sounded interesting, except for the bird’s-eye (very hot) peppers…. and the fact that it was made in an Instant Pot.
I don’t have an Instant Pot.
I’m … Continue reading.....
It’s like not looking at an accident. I don’t want to but I look anyway.
After discovering that the bright pundits of the day decry using wine in the slow cooker one would have thought I’d learned my lesson.
One would be wrong.
I googled … Continue reading.....
The addition of peanut butter gives this dish a bit of Thai flavor.
One could also add hot peppers if one was so inclined. I believe those should be added near the end of the cooking time to retain the best flavor.
Contrary to the … Continue reading.....
I was looking for slow cooker recipes online the other day.
I came across a site that said not to use wine in the slow cooker as it doesn’t ‘cook-off’ like it would in a skillet or Dutch oven.
The article stated that the … Continue reading.....