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Taste of Home February - March 2016

Every issue is jam-packed with 100+ delicious, home-style recipes & tips—all made with easy, everyday ingredients—and all shown in FULL COLOR!

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2 min.
winter’s on a roll

When winter gears up, my slow cooker rarely gets a rest. Ask my family what our go-to slow cooker meal is, and their answer will be swift and declarative: Where’s the Beef. I first tried the dish—and got a kick out of its silly name—years ago during a summer adventure in Texas. I spent a couple of years experimenting until I finally landed on the right blend of ingredients that turns a simple beef chuck roast into tender, tangy sandwiches. Where’s the Beef (below) has since been my standard for gatherings year-round because, I’m proud to say, it’s pretty delicious. On one family vacation, my Army officer nephew, Patrick, ate it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Where’s the Beef is particularly irresistible during winter months, while cozying up for sporting events, game…

1 min.
recipe star

Get Social! 54,306 total shares Hot on Facebook: Cheesy Ham Chowder from Jennifer Trenhaile of Emerson, Nebraska, went over big with our friends online. Like us at facebook.com/tasteofhome for more recipes that’ll keep you toasty from now till springtime. Hey, Instagrammers! Follow @tasteofhome on Instagram for loads of recipe ideas to perk up your potluck, like these Chicks-on-the-Ranch Deviled Eggs. Get Pinspired Hop to our Easter Treats Pinterest board for gorgeous spring cakes, bunny-shaped goodies and plenty more. It’s at tasteofhome.com/eastertreats. You could be next! Here’s what we’re looking for: VALENTINE’S DAY TREATS What do you bake up to make Valentine’s Day even sweeter for your near and dear? Dish out those special desserts with a lovey-dovey twist. SLIMMED-DOWN CLASSICS Send us your favorite original recipes that are big on comfort but easy on your waistline. 1st recipe published! SHARE YOUR STORY Tell us all…

1 min.
chocolate break

NEW THIS ISSUE! Dessert FIRST! SEE RECIPE page 10 Semisweet Chocolate Mousse Scatter a handful of raspberries on top just for fun. Then grab two spoons. —JUDY SPENCER SAN DIEGO, CA PREP: 20 MIN. + CHILLING MAKES: 2 SERVINGS ¼ cup semisweet or dark chocolate chips 1 Tbsp. water 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten 1½ tsp. vanilla extract ½ to 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1 Tbsp. sugar 1. In a saucepan, melt chocolate with water; stir until smooth. Stir a small amount of hot chocolate mixture into egg yolk; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Cool, stirring often. 2. In a small bowl, beat ½ cup whipping cream until it begins to thicken. Add sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Fold in cooled chocolate mixture.…

1 min.
taste the rainbow

FAST FIX Rainbow Spritzer This drink gets its bubbly goodness from ginger ale and puckery lemonade. —OLIVIA THOMPSON MILWAUKEE, WI TAKES: 20 MIN. • MAKES: 4 SERVINGS ½ cup fresh blueberries ½ cup chopped peeled kiwifruit ½ cup chopped fresh pineapple ½ cup sliced fresh strawberries or fresh raspberries 1 cup chilled ginger ale ½ cup chilled unsweetened pineapple juice ½ cup chilled lemonade In four tall glasses, layer blueberries, kiwi, pineapple and strawberries. Mix remaining ingredients; pour over fruit. Serve immediately. PER SERVING 91 cal., 0 g fat ( 0 g sat. fat), 0 mg chol., 8 mg sodium, 23 g carb., 2 g fiber, 1 g pro. Share snapshots and stories with us at editors@tasteofhome.com. Please write “Kids in the Kitchen” in the subject line. SEND YOUR PICS!…

2 min.
the big dipper

59% SPINACH-ARTICHOKE vs QUESO 41% LIFE OF THE PARTY Taste of Home Facebook fans gave us the scoop on their favorite dip— spinach-artichoke creamed its competition. I could eat spinach-artichoke dip for breakfast, lunch and dinner! —CATHY RAYE CHILDERS JOHNSTON HURRICANE, WV Spinach-artichoke dip! Because it’s spinach, and that’s healthy, so it’s like I’m eating a salad. Right? —LORI CURLEY STANLEY CENTERVILLE, OH I put spinach-artichoke dip on a baked potato with bacon, making it even better. —JEANNE ABBOTT COOS BAY, OR My oldest grandson and I share spinach-artichoke dip on his birthday every year. —BARB CATER BURLINGTON, ON Give me spinach-artichoke with some jalapeno thrown in and I’m a happy camper. —MELISA PHILLIPS MCNEELY PHOENIX, AZ SLOW COOKER Slow Cooker Spinach & Artichoke Dip With this cheesy dip, I can get my daughters to eat spinach and artichokes. We serve it with chips, toasted…

3 min.
seriously the best chicken soup

FIND THEM! Le Souk Ceramique Qamara 4-piece Soup/Cereal Bowl Set $55 kohls.com and The Pioneer Woman Timeless Beauty 5-qt. Cast Iron Dutch Oven $49 walmart.com SEE RECIPE page 16 The Ultimate Chicken Noodle Soup My first Wisconsin winter was so cold, all I wanted to eat was soup. This recipe is in heavy rotation from November to April and has some devoted fans. —GINA NISTICO TASTE OF HOME FOOD EDITOR PREP: 15 MIN. COOK: 45 MIN. + STANDING MAKES: 10 SERVINGS (3½ QT.) 2½ lbs. bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 1¼ tsp. pepper, divided ½ tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. canola oil 1 large onion, chopped (about 2 cups) 1 garlic clove, minced 10 cups chicken broth 4 celery ribs, chopped (about 2 cups) 4 medium carrots, chopped (about 2 cups) 2 bay leaves 1 tsp. minced fresh thyme or ¼ tsp. dried thyme 3 cups uncooked kluski noodles or other egg noodles (about…