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Crock Pot Apple Spice Cake

Crock Pot Apple Spice Cake #CrockPotFriday

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Crock Pot Apple Spice Cake The best way to finish off a good meal is with a delicious dessert recipe. A big piece of this Crock Pot Apple Spice Cake on a cold winter day is the best way to end a meal. I’ve been testing out a few new crock pot recipes and this slow…

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Marianne’s Warm Spiced Apple CakeThe warmth of the cake makes me think of the warm sun that shone pure light. Another words, this cake reminds me of a time I have never been in. Maybe you can find a little sweet elegance of Jane Austen in this cake, or maybe you’ll just like it. Either way, it will always remind me of Jane Austen.


Hamilton Beach 33473 Programmable Slow Cooker, 7-Quart, Silver, sized just right for feeding a crowd

Hamilton Beach 33473 Programmable Slow Cooker, 7-Quart, Silver

  • Easy programmable meals – no watching or stirring
  • Easy clean touch pad with removable, dishwasher safe stoneware & lid
  • Wraparound element for even heating
  • Temperature setting – choose warm, low or high; No watching needed, when cooking time is up it automatically shifts to warm
  • Time setting – select 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10 hours of cooking time

7 Quart programmable slow cooker offers flexible options by letting you control the temperature & cooking times.

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Create effortlessly delicious dinners. Hamilton Beach 7 Quart Slow Cookers are sized just right for feeding a crowd, satisfying the appetite of a large family, and saving leftovers for lunch. Each one is outfitted with oval-shaped stoneware that’s ideal for cooking a whole chicken or roast to tender perfection.

Several 7 Quart Slow Cookers are also designed for spill-resistant travel, thanks to a clip-down lid or Lid Latch strap. Taking them along is easy and cleanup is always trouble-free. That’s because every 7 Quart Slow Cooker by Hamilton Beach features a dishwasher safe stoneware insert and glass lid for fast, easy cleanup.



New Orleans Crockpot Vegetable Gumbo

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January 12, 2016

How to Make a New Orleans Crockpot Vegetable Gumbo


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A gumbo is a dish from New Orleans, Louisiana. It is a soup or stew and it is made mainly with broth, meat or fish and vegetables. Shellfish, poultry, or smoked pork can be used to make this exciting recipe. Duck, quail, chicken, crab, shrimp, or spicy sausage are popular additions but it is also possible to make a vegetarian version of this dish which is just as flavorful as a meat, poultry or fish-based variation. Other varieties include chicken and sausage, squirrel, rabbit, greens with or without meat, alligator, turkey and sausage and crawfish.

French Market Restaurant & Bar 1001 Decatur Street New Orleans, Louisiana

Creole seafood gumbo. French Market Restaurant & Bar 1001 Decatur Street New Orleans, Louisiana, photo by Elliot.

Bell pepper, onion, and celery feature in almost all gumbo recipes and okra is also a popular addition, especially if you are making a traditional dish. This meal is enjoyed throughout the year but it is especially popular in the wintertime.

This dish can be served with boiled or steamed rice and it makes a satisfying lunch or dinner. It is up to you whether you serve a little rice or a lot. Another possible side dish would be potato salad and this can be served instead of the rice. The German immigrants to New Orleans in the 1800s would have preferred potato salad to rice. Baked sweet potatoes, crackers, or fresh New Orleans style French baguettes are other possibilities.

Gumbo is a fusion meal. It was created in New Orleans, Louisiana, and you can trace the broth back to French bouillabaisse, the use of bell pepper, onion, and celery to Spanish cuisine and the use of sassafras leaves to Native American cooking.

Some recipes use okra to thicken them and others use sassafras powder. Okra used to only be available at certain times of the year. Cajun gumbos are made with a dark roux and do not call for tomatoes. Creole gumbos feature tomatoes because of the many Italian immigrants in the city.

Recipe for Vegetable Gumbo

The following recipe serves four to six people and the combination of fresh vegetables, spices, and herbs is amazing. You can use canned tomatoes and canned or thawed okra if you need to. Also, canned or thawed corn is fine to use here.

What you will need:

  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • Tabasco sauce, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 lb chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1 lb sliced fresh okra
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups cooked corn kernels
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil
  • Nonstick vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 chopped stalks celery
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

How to make it:

Add the garlic, celery, onion, broth, and green bell pepper to your slow cooker. Cover and cook for three or four hours on “low.” Add the tomatoes, corn, okra, and about quarter of a teaspoon of Tabasco sauce. Add the basil, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper too, then cover the crockpot and cook the mixture for two or three more hours.

Christine Szalay-Kudra is an author, food expert and mom of four boys. She is the owner of the Recipe Publishing Network, a group of sites dedicated to fine food and information for cooks. When not busy with her business you can find her sharing on one of these social networks at her own.


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