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Slow Cooker Mondays: Chicken Corn Chowder

by Holly Duce on October 31, 2011

Today I made Chicken Corn Chowder in the Crockpot.  I love being able to smell dinner cooking all day and looking forward to just dishing up rather than cooking.  This is the first time I made this recipe which I found at Cooking with Sugar.  There are some changes that I’ll probably make next time which I’ll note below.  Here’s how I made it today:

Ingredients:

Ingredients:

  • 8 boneless skinless chicken tenders cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 3 cups frozen whole kernel corn
  • 3 large new potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 carrots chopped
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 1 packages (3oz) cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 can (4.5oz) chopped green chiles
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch
  • Salt and pepper to taste

I love how colorful it is!

Directions:

Chop all of your veggies and toss all of the ingredients except the whipping cream & corn starch into the Crockpot.  Cook on high for about 4 hours or low for around 8.  Once everything has cooked and the potatoes are tender, whisk the corn starch and whipping cream together, add to the Crockpot and stir to mix.  Cook another 15 minutes or so.

I tend to “garnish” everything with cheese but you can use bacon or fresh parsley.

Note:  For my own family’s tastes, next time I would omit the red pepper and perhaps replace it with a second can of chilies.  Other than that, great, easy and delicious recipe!

Be sure to check out all of the posts in the Slow Cooker Mondays series for more yummy recipes for fall.

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Slow Cooker Monday: Beef Stew

by Holly Duce on October 24, 2011

Carol‘s recipe for this week’s Slow Cooker Monday post is beef stew.  Be sure to check out all of the posts in the Slow Cooker Mondays series for more yummy recipes for fall.

Ingredients

2 pounds of beef for stew, cubed
4 cups of beef broth
1 tsp of salt, pepper to taste
3-4 potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 carrot stalks, 1 inch pieces
3 celery stalks, 1 inch pieces
1 medium onion, diced
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp water
1 tsp parsley

Directions

1. In a large skillet, brown the cubed meat. Season with salt/pepper if you like.

2. Add meat, salt, pepper, potatoes, carrots, celery, onion and parsley to the slow cooker on low.

3. In a medium sauce pan, add broth and water on medium heat. Slowly add in your flour while stirring. Should thicken up a little bit after 5-10 minutes. Add to your slow cooker.

4. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, or until your potatoes and carrots are done.

5. Serve! Maybe add a tiny bit of parsley as a garnish.

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Slow Cooker Mondays: Beef Stroganoff

October 17, 2011

Carol cooked up a Beef Stroganoff recipe that’s perfect for a cold Fall day for this week’s Slow Cooker Monday post.  Be sure to check out all of the posts in the Slow Cooker Mondays series for more yummy recipes for fall. Ingredients: 1 cup of beef broth 2-3 steaks cut in 2 inch strips 2 tablespoons of […]

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Slow Cooker Mondays: Hawaiian Meatballs

October 10, 2011

This recipe is great for parties (think football Sundays) as well as a weeknight meal when served over rice.  Be sure to check out all of the posts in the Slow Cooker Mondays series for more yummy recipes for fall. . Hawaiian Meatballs 2 pounds of frozen meatballs 1 c. brown sugar 1/4 c. cornstarch 16 oz. can […]

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Slow Cooker Mondays: White Chicken Chili

October 3, 2011

Welcome to our second post in the Slow Cooker Mondays Series.  This week I made a White Chicken Chili.  There’s nothing better to warm up with on a fall day than a nice warm, hearty chili and this one is my favorite!  Be sure to check out all of the posts in the Slow Cooker […]

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Slow Cooker Mondays: Creamy Potato Soup with Dumplings

September 26, 2011

It’s here!  Our first post in the Slow Cooker Mondays series.  Each week we’ll be bringing you a new slow cooker recipe to try — Perfect for the fall weather!  This week Carol made Creamy Potato Soup with Dumplings.  I’ll definitely be trying this one myself because it sounds delicious and I’ve always wondered how […]

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