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MinnesotaWife

*20-something *Married *Full-time employee *Child-free By choice *Slow Cooker connoisseur *Cook, not baker *Reformed vegetarian
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MinnesotaWife rated and reviewed the recipe Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Fajitas
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Fajitas
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"These have been a regular in our rotation for years. It is so easy to throw together before work. I use homemade taco seasoning instead of packaged fajita seasoning--it's more cost effective and cuts down on the sodium. I also use mango peach salsa. Yum! I recently made this for my sister, who didn't even sit at the dining table: she stood at the kitchen counter right next to the slow cooker, and kept re-filling her plate until she ate 4 helpings!"
Posted on 1/30/2013
MinnesotaWife rated and reviewed the recipe Oreo Balls
Oreo Balls
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"These are my favorite no-bake treats. They are very tasty, and always seem to disappear when I bring them to parties. However, I think this recipe asks you to jump through some unnecessary hoops. I just crush the whole package of oreos (outside and filling together), then mix the crumbs with the cream cheese. Don't worry about seperating the filling from the outside of the cookies--they'll taste just as good, and you'll save yourself some hassel."
Posted on 3/2/2011
MinnesotaWife rated and reviewed the recipe Black-and-White Truffles
Black-and-White Truffles
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"This is my favorite no-bake recipe. Like kallen, I omit the almond bark from the inner mixture. Also, one package of almond bark is MORE than enough for the whole batch, no need to buy two. I prefer chocolate almond bark, then swirling the tops with melted white chocolate chips. If I don't have the chips to decorate the truffles, I reserve a small amount of Oreo crumbs before adding the cream cheese, and sprinkle the crumbs on top of the truffles after rolling them in the almond bark. These are easy to make, and ideal for cookies exchanges because they can be divided up and transported easily!"
Posted on 12/4/2010
MinnesotaWife rated and reviewed the recipe Thai-Style Coconut Chicken
Thai-Style Coconut Chicken
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"I have made this recipe for years, and it's wonderful. It's fresh and fragrant, and unlike anything else I make. I love to make it for guests. My tip: do not use lite or low-fat coconut milk. It makes the dish watery. Regular coconut milk makes the sauce creamier and more flavorful."
Posted on 11/21/2010
MinnesotaWife rated and reviewed the recipe Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili with Hominy
Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili with Hominy
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"This is our favorite chili in my house. We make it at least once every few weeks. We love it with a dollop of sour cream, or sprinkled with cheese. And, as with most chilies, it's even better the next day!"
Posted on 11/21/2010

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Posted 1/30/2013 10:47:53 AM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Fajitas
Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Fajitas
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These have been a regular in our rotation for years. It is so easy to throw together before work. I use homemade taco seasoning instead of packaged fajita seasoning--it's more cost effective and cuts down on the sodium. I also use mango peach salsa. Yum! I recently made this for my sister, who didn't even sit at the dining table: she stood at the kitchen counter right next to the slow cooker, and kept re-filling her plate until she ate 4 helpings!
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Posted 3/2/2011 3:56:33 PM REPORT ABUSE
Oreo Balls
Oreo Balls
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These are my favorite no-bake treats. They are very tasty, and always seem to disappear when I bring them to parties. However, I think this recipe asks you to jump through some unnecessary hoops. I just crush the whole package of oreos (outside and filling together), then mix the crumbs with the cream cheese. Don't worry about seperating the filling from the outside of the cookies--they'll taste just as good, and you'll save yourself some hassel.
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Posted 12/4/2010 9:45:59 AM REPORT ABUSE
Black-and-White Truffles
Black-and-White Truffles
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This is my favorite no-bake recipe. Like kallen, I omit the almond bark from the inner mixture. Also, one package of almond bark is MORE than enough for the whole batch, no need to buy two. I prefer chocolate almond bark, then swirling the tops with melted white chocolate chips. If I don't have the chips to decorate the truffles, I reserve a small amount of Oreo crumbs before adding the cream cheese, and sprinkle the crumbs on top of the truffles after rolling them in the almond bark. These are easy to make, and ideal for cookies exchanges because they can be divided up and transported easily!
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Posted 11/21/2010 3:38:04 PM REPORT ABUSE
Thai-Style Coconut Chicken
Thai-Style Coconut Chicken
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I have made this recipe for years, and it's wonderful. It's fresh and fragrant, and unlike anything else I make. I love to make it for guests. My tip: do not use lite or low-fat coconut milk. It makes the dish watery. Regular coconut milk makes the sauce creamier and more flavorful.
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Posted 11/21/2010 3:14:20 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili with Hominy
Slow-Cooker White Chicken Chili with Hominy
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This is our favorite chili in my house. We make it at least once every few weeks. We love it with a dollop of sour cream, or sprinkled with cheese. And, as with most chilies, it's even better the next day!
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Posted 11/21/2010 2:20:47 PM REPORT ABUSE
Apple Cinnamon Butternut Squash Soup
Apple Cinnamon Butternut Squash Soup
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A couple weeks ago I was CRAVING butternut squash soup. This recipe absolutely hit the spot. The squash is a pain to peel, but it's well worth it. I didn't have large apples, so I used 2 1/2 small ones, and I liked the faint sweet tartness they added. I served it with toasted rosemary olive oil bread.
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Posted 11/21/2010 2:10:54 PM REPORT ABUSE
Pesto Parmesan Chicken
Pesto Parmesan Chicken
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I'm a pesto lover, and this recipe does not disappoint! I was hesitant to try this because of the mayo, which I generally dislike cooking with, but the flavor of the mayo was very mild and it complimented the pesto well. I serve this over pasta with alfredo sauce.
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Posted 11/21/2010 2:04:12 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Chicken Risotto
Slow-Cooker Chicken Risotto
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I was getting ready for work one morning, and was tossing things into the crock pot to make my favorite chili. After I tossed my chicken thighs into the slow cooker, I realized I didn't have a couple necessary ingredients. With 5 minutes before I had to walk out the door, I found this recipe. I appreciated the little prep time that went into this meal, and when I got home it smelled warm and inviting. The dish itself was fine, but a bit bland. I think next time I'll add some mushrooms and season it more. This also doesn't keep very well, since the rice absorbs so much of the cooking liquid and cream soup, so don't count on it for leftovers. I'll probably make it again in the future, but it isn't a family favorite.
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Posted 11/21/2010 1:55:05 PM REPORT ABUSE
Slow-Cooker Hot Beef Sandwiches Au Jus
Slow-Cooker Hot Beef Sandwiches Au Jus
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My husband LOVED this. I added some Worcestershire sauce to the au jus, which I thought added some extra complexity to it. I cooked it on high for 3 1/2 or 4 hours, then turned the temp. to low. About 90 minutes later, I took the meat out and sliced it up, then returned it to the crock pot for the last hour. I also sauteed some peppers and onions, sliced up some Swiss cheese, so when the meat was ready we made Philly cheese steaks. My husband couldn't stop raving about this meal! He said it was his favorite thing I've ever made him. This will definitely be a go-to recipe for our household.
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