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Lori8481

Wife, business woman, and mom to two small children living it up in the Lone Star State!
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Lori8481 rated and reviewed the recipe Slow-Cooker Chunky Chicken Chili
Slow-Cooker Chunky Chicken Chili
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"I've already rated this previously, but wanted to post again to answer a question in the reviews. I disagree with the previous reviewer that says to thaw the chicken. I NEVER thaw meat before putting it in the slow cooker, which is much of the appeal of cooking that way, and I always have delicious, succulent meat at the end of the day. I guess it's personal preference, but I wanted to put it out there that you definitely to HAVE to thaw the meat, especially in this recipe. Hope this helps!"
Posted on 3/5/2012
Lori8481 rated and reviewed the recipe Chili-Mac Soup
Chili-Mac Soup
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"Delicious and EASY!!! I subbed an entire 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes for the diced because that's what I had on hand, and I omitted the olives out of family preference. Also used frozen chopped onion and bell pepper for convenience, and the soup was to die for. My mother stopped by for a bowl and said she preferred it over her normal stew recipe she's been making for decades! New family favorite... thanks Betty!"
Posted on 11/15/2011
Lori8481 rated and reviewed the recipe Beefy Italian Ramen Skillet
Beefy Italian Ramen Skillet
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"I only modified the recipe a bit by adding chopped onions and green bell pepper while browning the beef/pepperoni. Also included both seasoning packets--can't imagine how bland it would have been without them both. Personally, I loved it and so did the kids, though the husband said it could have had more "kick". When I make it again, which I most certainly will, I'll probably add a little basil or italian seasoning while the meat is cooking. However, for the price of the entire meal and the complete ease it was to prepare, I'm giving it 5 stars as is! "
Posted on 11/9/2011
Lori8481 rated and reviewed the recipe Slow-Cooker Chunky Chicken Chili
Slow-Cooker Chunky Chicken Chili
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"We had this for dinner last night and it was delicious! I only used one can of hominy and added some pinto beans cooked earlier in the week. Next time, I will double the recipe so we have more left over. It doesn't make as much as most slow cooker recipes I'm familiar with. To the commenter asking about white meat: you could easily sub boneless, skinless breasts. The meat wouldn't be as fork tender, but would still be great. In fact, next time, I think I will use both! (white and dark meat)"
Posted on 11/8/2011
Lori8481 rated and reviewed the recipe Slow-Cooker Italian Meatball Soup
Slow-Cooker Italian Meatball Soup
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"My picky family LOVED this meal. Several reviewers commented on the cooking time being too long, so I just threw the meatballs in the crock still frozen and found 8 hrs on low/2 hrs on warm (how long I was gone for the day) to be perfect cooking time, no need to thaw them. I did't have any cannellini beans on hand, so I just used one can of kidney beans and a can of garbanzo beans, and I used two cans of tomatoes just because. It still turned out perfectly! I ate mine as a soup, but threw in some cooked rotini noodles to make it a little easer for the kids to eat. A new family fave!"
Posted on 9/15/2011
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Posted 3/5/2012 10:43:54 AM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Chunky Chicken Chili
Slow-Cooker Chunky Chicken Chili
Rating:
I've already rated this previously, but wanted to post again to answer a question in the reviews. I disagree with the previous reviewer that says to thaw the chicken. I NEVER thaw meat before putting it in the slow cooker, which is much of the appeal of cooking that way, and I always have delicious, succulent meat at the end of the day. I guess it's personal preference, but I wanted to put it out there that you definitely to HAVE to thaw the meat, especially in this recipe. Hope this helps!
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Posted 11/15/2011 10:35:09 AM REPORT ABUSE
Chili-Mac Soup
Chili-Mac Soup
Rating:
Delicious and EASY!!! I subbed an entire 28 oz can of crushed tomatoes for the diced because that's what I had on hand, and I omitted the olives out of family preference. Also used frozen chopped onion and bell pepper for convenience, and the soup was to die for. My mother stopped by for a bowl and said she preferred it over her normal stew recipe she's been making for decades! New family favorite... thanks Betty!
This reply was: Helpful  Inspiring
 
Posted 11/9/2011 8:35:15 AM REPORT ABUSE
Beefy Italian Ramen Skillet
Beefy Italian Ramen Skillet
Rating:
I only modified the recipe a bit by adding chopped onions and green bell pepper while browning the beef/pepperoni. Also included both seasoning packets--can't imagine how bland it would have been without them both. Personally, I loved it and so did the kids, though the husband said it could have had more "kick". When I make it again, which I most certainly will, I'll probably add a little basil or italian seasoning while the meat is cooking. However, for the price of the entire meal and the complete ease it was to prepare, I'm giving it 5 stars as is!
This reply was: Helpful  Inspiring
 
Posted 11/8/2011 4:25:52 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Chunky Chicken Chili
Slow-Cooker Chunky Chicken Chili
Rating:
We had this for dinner last night and it was delicious! I only used one can of hominy and added some pinto beans cooked earlier in the week. Next time, I will double the recipe so we have more left over. It doesn't make as much as most slow cooker recipes I'm familiar with. To the commenter asking about white meat: you could easily sub boneless, skinless breasts. The meat wouldn't be as fork tender, but would still be great. In fact, next time, I think I will use both! (white and dark meat)
This reply was: Helpful  Inspiring
 
Posted 9/15/2011 2:40:37 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Italian Meatball Soup
Slow-Cooker Italian Meatball Soup
Rating:
My picky family LOVED this meal. Several reviewers commented on the cooking time being too long, so I just threw the meatballs in the crock still frozen and found 8 hrs on low/2 hrs on warm (how long I was gone for the day) to be perfect cooking time, no need to thaw them. I did't have any cannellini beans on hand, so I just used one can of kidney beans and a can of garbanzo beans, and I used two cans of tomatoes just because. It still turned out perfectly! I ate mine as a soup, but threw in some cooked rotini noodles to make it a little easer for the kids to eat. A new family fave!
This reply was: Helpful  Inspiring
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