Thursday, November 20, 2014

Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites ~ Recipes & Giveaway!!

Just in the "Nick" of time for the holidays!! The newest Christmas cookbook from Gooseberry Patch, full of recipes that will cook in your slow-cooker while you are out shopping, wrapping gifts and visiting with family and friends.

I love using my slow-cookers, so this review is perfect for me!

Easy Cheesy Chili Dogs
submitted by: Teri Lindquist of Gurnee, IL
1 lb. hot dogs
15-oz. can chili
15-oz. can black beans, drained
10-3/4 oz. can Cheddar cheese soup
4-oz. can diced green chilies, drained
8-10 hot dog buns, split
Optional: chopped tomato, diced onion, sour cream
Place hot dogs in a slow-cooker; set aside. In a bowl, stir together chili, beans, soup and chilies; spoon over hot dogs. Cover and cook on low setting for about 2 hours, stirring occasionally, until hot and bubbly. Serve hot dogs and sauce on buns, adding toppings as desired. Makes 8 to 10 servings.

Hearty Chicken Noodle Soup
submitted by: Elizabeth Watts of Nowata, OK
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
32-oz. container chicken broth
3 cups water, divided
1 cup celery, chopped
3 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. poultry seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 10-3/4 oz. cans cream of chicken noodle soup
3 cups wide egg noodles, uncooked
Put chicken in large slow cooker; pour in broth and 2 cups water. Add  vegetables and seasonings; stir. Mix chicken soup and remaining water in a bowl; stir into mixture in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low settings for 6-8 hours, until chicken is tender. Discard bay leaf. Remove chicken and shred with two forks; return chicken to slow cooker. Stir in uncooked noodles. Cover and cook for one hour longer. Let stand 10 minutes  before serving.
Cheesy Chicken Ranch Nachos
submitted by: Melissa Flasck of Sterling Heights, MI
1-1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breast or thighs
2 10-3/4 oz. cans Cheddar cheese soup
1-1/2 cup chicken broth
1 cup salsa
15-1/4 can corn*
tortilla chips
Garnish: ranch salad dressing
Optional: extra salsa or hot pepper sauce
Place chicken in a slow cooker; top with soup and salsa. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 hours, on high setting for 4 hours. Add corn in the last 30 minutes of cooking. Shred chicken with  two forks and return to slow cooker. To serve, cover dinner plates with tortilla chips; ladle chicken mixture over chips and drizzle with salad dressing. Top with salsa or hot sauce, if desired. Serves 4.
You can win a copy of Slow-Cooker Christmas Favorites!
Leave a comment on this blog post, tell me, what is it that you look forward to most this Christmas season? I look forward to baking some cookies with my daughter and decorating.
Make sure you leave an email address so that I can contact you if you are chosen!
Giveaway starts today, November 20 and ends December 18th at 9:00 p.m.
Good Luck!!


Pat said...

Love slow cooking, I'm looking forward to baking goodies for friends and family

Lynne said...

I'm thinking those Chili Cheese Dogs would be awesome for the Super bowl ! :-)

Terri Steffes said...

I agree with Lynne about the chili cheese dogs! Sounds yummy!

Catana West said...

Love using my slow cooker! I'm looking forward to new traditions have a lot of ideas to celebrate with my new family! :-)

Amy C said...

I look forward to eating my mama's cooking. She makes the best sweets for Christmas.
campbellamyd at gmail dot com

m k o said...

I love all the good food

Ruth Kumet said...

Love my slow cooker! Always looking for new recipes.

Anonymous said...

I have 5 grandchildren, ranging from 1 to 10. They are what I'm looking forward to this Christmas. But first and foremost, celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.

Lynda R said...

Sending Christmas cards to those dear, yet far away. And cooking foods from my childhood brings those long-departed loved ones back again.

Linda Lubbert said...

I am looking forward to baking and cooking and spending a whole bunch of time with my family and friends!!!

Anonymous said...

I look forward to decorating and spending time with my family! It truly is the most wonderful time of year!
jdluckymm at gmail dot com

Laura Clegg said...

Catching up with friends and family. Remembering fondly the Christmas' past, and family that is gone. I try to teach my children and tell them stories of old so they know the stories to pass on to their children. I have very little but am so grateful for what I do have, friends, children, grandchild and so with those blessings I always find away to give to the less fortunate. It is better to give than to receive. Thanks so much for the opportunity to enter the contest.

Lambie said...

I look forward to gathering with family & Friends :)
mauger86518 ~ @ ~

Brenda Peterson said...

I look forward to spending time with my family and watching their excitement when they get their Christmas trays full of cookies, breads and treats for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I look forward to spending time with family and of course, baking cookies.

Anonymous said...

Crock pots are one of the best inventions ever!! I look forward to spending Christmas with my family making memories especially my six year old who still believes :)

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