Slow Cooker Smoked Sausage Potato Cheese Soup Recipe

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*plus an unrelated note from Heather at the end* Bobbie says:"So, is it cold enough for ya?" I don't think I've made it through a winter in my entire life without hearing this lamest of questions at least once. I just smile and nod at the crazy person as I move along.  "Cold enough" implies that one looks forward to frigid temperatures. Anyone ...

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Braised Rutabaga: Fearless Friday Recipe #31

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Heather says:Fearless Fridays are about pushing our culinary boundaries, lately I've done well with purchasing seasonal vegetables, but the actually cooking the produce in a recipe part has been kicking my butt. I suppose I should cut myself a little slack, as I have been out of town. What have you done fearlessly in the kitchen? Please ...

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Wine Braised Pot Roast for the Crock Pot or Dutch Oven

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Heather says: Fearless Friday will return next week. I am a little behind on what I wanted to accomplish and this recipe is one of my favorites, there's no kitchen bravery to be found only a meal that whispers comfort drenched in red wine.A good friend of mine once asked what cut of beef should I use for a pot roast? There are several to ...

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Pot Roast: Back to Basics

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Heather says:Pot roasting beef is a great way to get a tender dish from a fairly tough cut of meat. Pot roast typically refers to tougher cuts of beef: chuck, rump, or brisket cooked by braising. Braising simply means a wet, slow cook. Slow cookers and Crock-Pots® work well for this type of cooking, but the oven is my favorite method. While ...

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Ground Beef and Cabbage Skillet

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Heather says:File this meal under pretty good comfort food. Mr. Heather filed it under "should make again" but he's from Minnesota and used to consider "hotdish" its own food group. Relax, I'm just teasing to pick on my in-laws. Everyone say hi to Nan and Gramps.Back to the food, it's important to remember this dish calls for uncooked rice. ...

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