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successful slow-cooking SuCCeSSful slow-CookinG Not so fast! Put your slow-cooker to work to make delicious, easy-prep entrees. slow-cooker tips: • Make sure to fill the slow cooker at least half way for best cooking results. • When using root vegetables such as carrots, cut into small pieces and place them on the bottom of the slow cooker: add meat, seasonings and other vegetables and liquid on top of the root vegetables. • Add dairy products near the end of the cooking time so they do not curdle. • For easy cleanup, coat the inside of the slow cooker with cooking spray before adding food. • Try spinning the glass lid, rather than removing it, during cooking; vapors will fall off and give you a clearer view inside the slow cooker. Removing the lid releases heat and increases cooking time by about 20 minutes. Stirring is not necessary. • It’s not necessary to brown meat before slow cooking, except for ground beef. • Cooked food can be held up to an hour on the Low setting without overcooking. streamlined preparation: For quick assembly in the morning, prep slowcooker recipe ingredients the night before: • Cut up vegetables such as carrots and onions and store them overnight in a covered container or sealed plastic bag. • Mix herbs and spices in a plastic bag or small bowl. • Measure out broth and juices; cover and refrigerate. tasty toppers: In the slow cooker, flavors meld together deliciously but the colors of the ingredients can fade with the long cooking time. Dress up each serving or platter of food with a colorful garnish such as: • Chopped green onions, parsley, chives or fresh herbs • Diced red, yellow or green bell peppers or tomatoes • Shredded cheese • A dollop of sour cream or plain yogurt • A sprinkle of paprika or chili powder • Crushed tortilla or corn chips Pillsbury Most Requested Recipes™ 

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Casseroles

Casserole Know-How
Successful Slow-Cooking
Family Favorite Casseroles
Special Feature: Make Ahead Casseroles
Side-Dish Casseroles
Slow-Cooker Specialties
Nutrition Information