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Slow-Cooker Conversion


I don’t know about you all, but I have used my slow-cooker (crock pot) a lot lately.

 

I have found some great recipes on Pinterest.

But there are a bunch of recipes that I would like to try that are made for the oven.

 

 

Lucky for us I found this “Slow-Cooker Conversion Chart” in an old issue of Paula Dean Magazine.

 

Recipes for large cuts of meat, casseroles, soups, and stews are all terrific for slow cooking.

The main thing is to reduce the liquid to about 1/2 cup unless the recipe contains rice, beans, or pasta.

To figure the cooking time, use this guideline: 

 

~15 to 30 minutes conventional cooking time = 4 to 6 hours on LOW or 1 1/2  to 2 1/2 hours on HIGH.

 

~35 to 45 minutes conventional cooking time – 6 to 8 hours on LOW or 3 to 4 hours on HIGH.

 

Cook combinations of  raw meat and vegetables for at least 6 to 8 hours on LOW to give the flavors time to blend. 

 

I hope this helps you.

I am so very happy to have found this!

 

More later…………………………………..Sally 

  

Homemade Pizza and Grandkid Fun


Madison and I tried our hand at making pizza the other day.

I bought some pizza dough at Trader Joes and wanted to try it out.

One was called basil and garlic crust and the other was whole wheat.

Here’s a picture of  how Madison’s pepperoni pizza on basil and garlic crust started out. 

Big Ran didn’t think that it had enough pepperoni on it!

We just rolled out the crust in the shape that we wanted it, poured on the pizza sauce, and added our toppings.

Easy peasy.

The pizza that I made had hamburger, pepperoni, garlic, onions, green peppers, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, oregano, basil, salt, and pepper.

It was delicious. 

Madison’s pizza just had pepperoni and mozzarella cheese.

That’s the way she likes it.

This is the 4wheel riding crew.

Grandpa Randy, Gracyn, and Michael.

Here is the little guy who cried every time they came whizzing by.

Hudson.

 

           

Fun times.

Many blessings!

More later……………………….Sally

Caprese Pizza


I have never made or tasted this before.

I found this naan bread at Target and this recipe was on the back.

Sounded good so I thought I would try it.

IT IS DELICIOUS!!!! 

Here are the ingredients that you will need.

First you brush the olive oil on the garlic naan.

Then you are supposed to grill it, but I just cooked it in my Rachael Ray skillet.

Then I added the pesto and the sliced tomatoes.

Fresh mozzarella cheese is next.

Basil  on top of everything.

Back to the skillet until the cheese is melted.

Tasty.

Here’s the recipe:

I have found that the best recipes are usually found on the packages of the food that you buy.

I hope that you try this one.

 Oh yeah, Big Ran says, “Where’s the pepperoni”.

 

More later……………………………Sally

 

 

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