Baked Beans for the Slow Cooker

1 can (1 lb, 12 oz) baked beans
6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
2 tablespoons bacon drippings
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 can (1 lb.) stewed tomatoes
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon seasoned salt

Combine all ingredients in slow cooking pot. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.

Makes 5 to 6 servings.


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Bacon Mushroom Swiss Meatloaf

12 ounces bacon, diced
4 medium white mushrooms, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 1/2 lbs. extra lean ground beef
1 egg
1/4 cup evaporated milk or half and half
6 ounces shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup corn flake crumbs

Preheat oven to 350.

In a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp but not burned. Remove with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain and cool.

Remove all but a tablespoon of the bacon fat from the skillet and saute the mushrooms and onions until tender. Allow to cool slightly.

In a large bowl, mix the beef, egg, and milk. Add the mushroom/onion mixture, all but a few spoonfuls of the Swiss cheese and all but one tablespoons of the bacon bits. Add the corn flake crumbs and mix well until blended.

Shape into a loaf and place in a large loaf pan. Bake at 350 for about an hour, or until cooked through. Drain fat from the pan and sprinkle the reserved cheese and bacon on top. Bake an additional 5 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly. Allow to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

Yield: 4 to 6 servings.


Gourmet Basics by Mikasa Kaylee 8-Piece Stainless Steel Serving Set

Oatmeal Bread

(Bread Machine Recipe)

1 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
2/3 cup milk
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon margarine, butter, or shortening
2 1/2 cups bread flour
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

Select the loaf size.

Spread the oats in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until light brown, stirring occasionally. Cool.

Add the oats and the remaining ingredients to the bread machine according to the manufacturer’s directions. If available, select the whole grain cycle, or select the basic white bread cycle.


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Honey-Grain Bread

(Bread Machine Recipe)

1 cup water
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, cut up
1 2/3 cups bread flour
1 1/3 cups whole wheat flour
3/4 cup muesli
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

Select the loaf size. Add the ingredients to the bread machine according to the manufacturer’s directions. If available, select the whole grain cycle, or select the basic white bread cycle. If available, try the light-crust setting.


SKG Automatic Bread Machine 2LB – Beginner Friendly Programmable Bread Maker (19 Programs, 3 Loaf Sizes, 3 Crust Colors, 15 Hours Delay Timer, 1 Hour Keep Warm) – Gluten Free Whole Wheat Breadmaker

Harvest Bread

(Bread Machine Recipe)

1 cup milk
1 egg
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, cut up
2 1/2 cups bread flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

Select the loaf size. Add the ingredients to the bread machine according to the manufacturer’s directions. If available, select the whole grain cycle, or select the basic white bread cycle.


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Baked Chicken and Ravioli

1 (9 oz.) pkg. refrigerated cheese ravioli
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 lb. cubed chicken tenders
1 (26 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce
1 (9 oz.) pkg. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
1 cup shredded Muenster cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In large pot of boiling water, cook ravioli until tender.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook for 2-3 minutes. Then add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is done and onion is tender. Add spaghetti sauce and well drained spinach and mix well.

Drain ravioli when cooked and spread into 9″ glass baking dish. Spoon chicken mixture over ravioli. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees F for 20-25 minutes until bubbly. Uncover and sprinkle with cheeses. Bake 5-10 minutes longer until cheese melts.

Serves 4


Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware 9″ Square Dish, Cerise (Cherry Red)

Four-Grain Bread

(Bread Machine Recipe)

1/3 cup quick-cooking rolled oats
1/3 cup quick-cooking barley
1 1/4 cups water
2 tablespoons margarine or butter, cut up, or cooking oil
1 1/2 cups bread flour
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup cornmeal
1 tablespoon gluten flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

Select the loaf size.

Spread the rolled oats and barley in a shallow baking pan. Bake in a 350 degree oven about 15 minutes or until light brown, stirring occasionally. Let cool.

Place the toasted oats and barley in a blender container. Cover and blend until the mixture is the consistency of flour.

Add the mixture and the remaining ingredients to the bread machine according to the manufacturer’s directions. If available, select whole grain cycle, or select the basic white bread cycle.


Cuisinart 2 LB Bread Maker

Whole Grain Bread

(Bread Machine Recipe)

3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup water
1 tablespoon honey or molasses
1 tablespoon margarine, butter, or shortening
2 cups bread flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
3/4 cup four-grain cereal flakes
1/3 cup shelled unsalted sunflower seeds or chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast or machine bread yeast

Select the loaf size. Add the ingredients to the bread machine according to the manufacturer’s directions. If available, select the whole grain cycle, or select the basic white bread cycle.


Sunbeam Programmable Bread Maker, 2 Pound, White

Whole Wheat Bread

(Bread Machine Recipe)

1 cup milk
3 tablespoons water
4 teaspoons honey or sugar
1 tablespoon margarine or butter (I use oil)
1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cups bread flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon active dry yeast or bread machine yeast

Select the loaf size. Add the ingredients to the bread machine according to the manufacturer’s directions. If available, select the whole grain cycle, or select the basic white bread cycle.


Vegetarian Omelet

12 egg whites
1/2 cup of salsa
1 cup of cauliflower, sliced
1/2 pound of Italian green beans
1 package of frozen, chopped spinach, thawed
8 ounces of tofu
1 tablespoon of Butter Buds
1/2 teaspoon of basil
1/2 teaspoon of oregano
1/2 teaspoon of Veg-It seasoning
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 pound of mushrooms

Steam fresh beans and cauliflower over boiling water until crisp tender (4 to 5 minutes).

Drain tofu and cut into 3/4 inch cubes.

Heat Butter Buds in a frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and mushrooms; cook until onion is soft. Add beans, cauliflower, spinach, basil, oregano, and Veg-It seasoning. Cook until heated through. Add egg whites. Add tofu. Cook until eggs are set. Pour salsa on top.


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