The thing I love most about this recipe is its easy adaptability. The original version calls for black beans, but I had pinto and used those instead. Oh and did I mention that you can add the dried beans directly to the crock? They require no preliminary soaking! Seriously, if you have a slow cooker, make this chili — you won't be disappointed. Here's the recipe.
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I often forget that I own a slow cooker, but whenever I remember to use it, I'm in love with it. All I have to do is dump a bunch of stuff in the pot before I leave for work, turn it on, and I come home to a delicious aroma and a dinner that's ready to be eaten. The only catch for me is that I've got to be home at a certain time, otherwise my meat will get overcooked and tough.
For those of you who own a slow cooker, do you feel the same way?
If you are searching for something to serve a crowd on Super Bowl Sunday, think about making pulled pork sandwiches. Super-moist, melt-in-your-mouth pork piled high on a soft bun is both filling and celebratory. The pork is slow cooked and best made in advance, giving you plenty of time to enjoy company and the game. You don't have to be a chef to make these hearty sandwiches, a home cook with elementary culinary skills can master them. For two recipes — one easy and another that requires a little more time — read more
When Fall rolls around, a Crock-Pot is great to have, which is why I picked the 6-quart Crock-Pot Programmable VersaWare Slow Cooker ($79.99) as one of my October must haves. If you haven't gotten one yet, don't worry, because this week we're giving away TWO of these digital Crock-Pots to two lucky YumSugar readers. The cooker features an inner pot that can be used on the stove or in the oven, so it's perfect for no-hassle meals in the chilly months.
To enter to win one of the two Crock-Pots, all you have to do is log in and take the quiz below. (By the way, your eligibility is not based on getting the answers correct, just by taking the quiz once you are logged in.) You do, however, need to be a TeamSugar member to take the quiz. So if you're not already a member, just register here for an account. One quiz entry per person; all repeat quizzes will be ignored. Also, this part is important, you MUST be logged in for your quiz to count!
Apologies to our overseas readers, because this giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Interested in more details? Click here for the official rules.
The contest will end on Monday, Oct. 29, at 1:00 p.m. PDT, and then I'll randomly select two winners from among the quiz-takers. So, log in and take the quiz, and don't forget to e-mail this to all your friends and family so they can have a chance at it too!Take the Quiz
Although summer is over and fall is kicking in, there's still a lot of sunlight each day. During this time of year, where the weather is still nice — at least it is here! — but hearty fall flavors are calling your name, do yourself a favor and make a crockpot meal. Cooking with a crockpot — or slow cooker as it's also known — means that a filling meal will be waiting for you after a full day of playing outdoors. So gather up your ingredients, stick them in the crockpot and enjoy your day! To get the recipe for this simple, but delicious meal, read more
Browsing the Yum Market is one of my favorite activities at work. Not only do I get to see all of the amazing items you share, but I learn about new and exciting websites. This week I was looking for fun football related finds that can take a Super Bowl party to the next level. Here is what I L-O-V-E:
Crispet1 found this football shaped crockpot that actually functions! How crazy cool is that? I may run to Target the day after the game to see if they are on sale and send one to my sports-fanatical brother (seriously I call his apartment the ESPN zone!) as a half birthday gift.
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