BHG Slow Cooker

BHG Slow Cooker Winter 2017

'Tis the season to let your slow cooker do the work for you! Take the heat off of your oven and make it your go-to appliance for appetizers, soothing drinks, company-ready breakfast, and special stews. Then surprise guests with fresh baked bread, cinnamon rolls, sweet Thanksgiving pies, and delicious food gifts. The holidays have never been so easy with Better Homes and Gardens® Slow Cooker!

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Meredith Corporation


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mashed potatoes 4 ways

If you use sweet potatoes, reduce broth to ¾ cup in this basic recipe and the Bacon, Cheddar, and Chive and Smoky Mexican variations, opposite. BASIC MASHED POTATOES PREP 15 minutes SLOW COOK 6 to 8 hours (low) or 3 to 4 hours (high) 3 lb. russet, red, gold, or sweet potatoes (tip, left) , peeled (if desired) and cut into 1-inch pieces 1¼ cups reduced-sodium chicken broth ½ cup half-and-half or milk ½ cup butter, cut up ½ of an 8-oz. pkg. cream cheese, cut up 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. black pepper 1. In a 4- to 6-qt. slow cooker combine potatoes and broth. Cover and cook on low 6 to 8 hours or high 3 to 4 hours, stirring once halfway through cooking. 2. During the last 30 minutes of cooking, allow half-and-half, butter, and cream cheese to…

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a note from the editor

About a year ago I noticed my slow cooker was in pretty shabby shape. The lid had broken and I (being thrifty) had corrected the problem with duct tape. Not cool. Right about that time, we (the Better Homes & Gardens editors and Test Kitchen staff) spent some time testing multicookers with both slow-cooking and faster pressure-cooking functions. I considered the options and finally purchased one of my very own—I love it. So when it came time to plan this magazine, we created a whole new collection of tender braised recipes for pressure cookers (page 34). No worries if you have a standard slow cooker—we give directions for both types of cooking. We know the holiday season is busy, which is why your slow cooker was designed to help with every…

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put an egg on it

DISH IT Our trick for getting the eggs neatly into the sauce? Crack each egg into a small dish, taking care not to break the yolk. Press the bowl bottom into the sauce, then gently slide the egg out of the bowl and into the indentation. BUTTERNUT SQUASH SHAKSHUKA PREP 25 minutes SLOW COOK 11 to 12 hours (low) or 5 ½ to 6 hours (high) + 25 to 35 minutes (high) ¾ cup chopped red sweet pepper 1 small onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 medium fresh jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped (tip, p. 25) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed 1 tsp. ground cumin ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. black pepper 1 2-lb. butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped (6 cups) 1 15-oz. can or ½ of a 28-oz. can crushed tomatoes 1 8-oz. can tomato sauce 6 eggs ¾…

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mac & cheese roundup

BUTTERNUT SQUASH MAC AND CHEESE PREP 15 minutes SLOW COOK 2 hours + 5 minutes (high) ½ of a small butternut squash, seeded, peeled, and halved 5 cups dried multigrain shell pasta 1 14.5-oz. can vegetable broth 1 cup water ½ cup bottled roasted red peppers, drained and chopped ½ tsp. salt ½ tsp. black pepper ¼ cup semisoft cheese with garlic and fines herbes, broken into small pieces 8 ¾-oz. slices American cheese, torn Milk (optional) 1. Using a food processor fitted with a shredding disk or using a hand grater, coarsely shred enough of the squash to measure 2 cups. In a 4- to 5-qt. slow cooker combine shredded squash and next six ingredients (through black pepper). 2. Cover and cook on high 2 hours, stirring once halfway through cooking. Stir in semisoft cheese; top with American cheese (do not stir). Cover…

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4 ways with pretzel candies

PEPPERMINT PRETZEL CANDIES PREP 25 minutes SLOW COOK 45 minutes (low) 1 20- to 24-oz. pkg. vanilla-flavor candy coating (almond bark), coarsely chopped 6 oz. white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped 3 Tbsp. butter-flavor shortening ½ tsp. peppermint extract 1 15- to 16-oz. pkg. pretzel twists, coarsely crushed ¾ cup coarsely crushed striped round peppermint candies 3 oz. dark chocolate, coarsely chopped 1. In a 3 ½- or 4-qt. slow cooker combine vanilla candy coating, white chocolate, and shortening. Cover and cook on low 45 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring once and giving crockery liner a half-turn after 30 minutes, if possible. Turn off cooker. If possible, remove crockery liner from cooker. Stir in peppermint extract until smooth. Stir in pretzels and peppermint candies. 2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Drop mixture by tablespoons or a small…

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simmer sauces

BALSAMIC BBQ SIMMER SAUCE PREP 15 minutes 3 cups ketchup 1 ½ cups apple cider ½ cup balsamic vinegar ½ cup molasses ¼ cup honey 4 tsp. onion powder 4 tsp. chili powder 2 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. black pepper 1. In a large bowl whisk together all of the ingredients. Divide mixture into three 1 ¾-cup portions and place in airtight containers. Refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze up to 2 months. To use frozen portions, thaw in refrigerator overnight. Makes about 5 cups. PER 2 TBSP. 43 cal., 0 g fat, 0 mg chol., 166 mg sodium, 11 g carb., 0 g fiber, 10 g sugars, 0 g pro. BALSAMIC BBQ PORK Trim fat from one 2- to 2 ½-lb. boneless pork shoulder roast. Place meat in a 3 ½- or 4-qt. slow cooker, cutting to fit if necessary. Add…