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Recipe: Beer Braised Chicken Stew

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It’s that time of year again!  You know what I’m talking about….slow cooker time!  I had mentioned in last week’s Fun Fact Friday that I’d be sharing my favorite slow cooker recipe (so far!), and I’m holding true to my promise!  Last year I was somewhat doubtful of this appliance that took up precious counter space in my tiny NYC kitchen.  However, once I saw how easy AND cool it was to come home after work to a piping hot meal waiting for me, I was sold.  I tried several recipes last year, and I look forward to trying a few more this season.  One that has stood out to me was this recipe for Sweet Beer Braised Chicken that I saw on nodakademic‘s blog.   I don’t usually drink, and beer even less so – but this stew had me sopping up the bowl. It was so delicious!  Looking to try some for yourself?

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Recipe: Ribs and Corn Pudding

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As the weather warms up in NYC, I’ll probably retire my beloved slow cooker for the summer (I previously blogged about yummy slow cooker Chile Verde). However, a few unseasonably chilly weeks ago, I put together some ribs and corn pudding.  The result was sooooo good and soooo easy! Seriously, you can’t mess this up!

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Recipe: Chile Verde

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So I think by now you know I looove kitchen gadgets – sieve? Sweet! Silpat? Sign me up.  One appliance that I had been neglecting was my brandy-new slow cooker.  There it was on the top shelf of the kitchen cabinet, woefully biding its time.  My feelings towards it were four-fold:

1. I LOVE kitchen gadgets.
2. But I don’t know what to cook in a slow cooker.
3. Well, I can learn.
4. But it takes up space. (My motto for 2011 – no appliances that make only one thing!  Ok, no more appliances that make only one thing)

In the end, Points 1 and 3 won out, especially after I saw my friend Cathy’s recipe for Chile Verde. I followed her recipe to the word except for some toppings at the end and some creative ingredient substitution.

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