Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Recipes for Two
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Nearly 60 percent of American households today consist of only one or two people, yet most cookbooks don't reflect this trend, with recipes designed for large families, yielding 6-8 servings. For individuals and small families who want to cook hearty, healthful meals but don't want to deal with all the leftovers, Beth Hensperger has the solution. The James Beard Award?winning author follows up the best-selling Not Your Mother's® Slow Cooker Cookbook with Not Your Mother's® Slow Cooker Recipes for Two, a collection of 125 new recipes specially designed for the small slow cooker. As always, Hensperger's innovative recipes call for fresh, healthful ingredients and continue to prove that the slow cooker can produce amazing meals. While the recipes yield the perfect amount for two or three people, there is no shortage of flavor with dishes such as Quick Hominy and Zucchini Chili, Moroccan-Spiced Tomato Chicken with Almonds, Lamb Stew with Lemon and Garlic, and Vegetable Polenta with Mascarpone Cheese. The slow cooker is an essential countertop appliance for busy cooks, and this is the only book on the market specifically written for the increasingly popular 1 ¿- 3 ¿-quart slow cooker. Not Your Mother's® Slow Cooker Recipes for Two is great for the growing population of empty-nesters, working couples, singles, and small families who want the convenience of small slow-cooker cooking without sacrificing wholesomeness and flavor.
are the exception; they remain shapely no matter how long they are cooked. Always check your beans toward the end of the cooking time and add more boiling water if they look too dry. If the beans are to be used in another dish, such as chili, soup, vegetable stew, or a cassoulet, you will want to cook them al dente rather than allowing them to become totally soft. The white varieties of beans, all very different in appearance, include garbanzos, navy beans, baby white beans, Great Northerns,
crock with nonstick cooking spray, and arrange the chicken breasts in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. In a small bowl, combine the Alfredo sauce and the pesto sauce; stir to combine, then pour over the chicken. Cover and cook on HIGH for 2½ to 3 hours, until the chicken is tender and cooked through. The chicken will make its own juice and thin the sauce. Serve hot. Variations In place of pesto, you could try: Chicken with Lemon Cream Sauce and Olives: Add 6 to 8 whole
salt, pepper, and flour in a plastic bag. Add the shanks one at a time and shake to coat. In a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, heat half of the butter and oil until very hot. Add one shank and brown on all sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker. Repeat the browning with the remaining butter and oil and the remaining shank. Lay the shanks side by side in the crock. To the drippings in the pan, add the onions, carrots, and garlic and cook for 1 minute, then add to the crock over
1 lemon, cut off in strips 2 cloves garlic, peeled ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley In a small bowl, soak the dried mushrooms in a few tablespoons of hot water to cover, until soft, about 10 minutes. Finely chop the mushrooms, reserving the soaking liquid. Pat the veal dry with paper towels and coat with the flour, salt, and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, warm the oil until very hot. Add the veal and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker, positioning
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