Everyday Good Thinking http://everydaygoodthinking.com The Official Blog of Hamilton Beach® Thu, 26 May 2016 15:18:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/26/slow-cooker-hawaiian-bbq-chicken/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/26/slow-cooker-hawaiian-bbq-chicken/#respond Thu, 26 May 2016 13:30:02 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=7462 May is coming to an end which means Memorial Day is right around the corner. Maybe you’re planning a red, white and blue backyard barbecue or attending a potluck in the neighborhood. Whether you’re cooking at home or taking something on the road, these Slow Cooker […]

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May is coming to an end which means Memorial Day is right around the corner. Maybe you’re planning a red, white and blue backyard barbecue or attending a potluck in the neighborhood. Whether you’re cooking at home or taking something on the road, these Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders are sure to be a hit.

Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

In the slow cooker crock, stir together pineapple chunks, brown sugar, teriyaki sauce, ginger and brown sugar. Add chicken once the ingredients are mixed. We used chicken thighs but you can use chicken breasts if you prefer white meat. Cook on HIGH for 2 ½ to 3 hours or on LOW for 5 to 6 hours.

Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

Shred the chicken once it’s cooked. Add a mixture of cornstarch and water to thicken the sauce and you’re ready to serve.

Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken

We liked the idea of serving Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken as sliders. We spooned the mixture onto potato rolls for an easy, hand-held option – after all, there can never be too many sliders at a cookout. The slight sweetness of the potato rolls compliments the pineapple and the brown sugar in this recipe. Serve plain or add red cabbage, grilled pineapple slices, barbecue sauce or hot sauce to spice up your sliders. You could even serve this over rice for an easy weeknight dinner.

Slow Cooker Hawaiian BBQ Chicken Sliders
Serves 5
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Ingredients
  1. 1 can (15 1/4 ounces) pineapple tidbits in juice, undrained
  2. 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  3. 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
  4. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  5. 1 tablespoon minced ginger
  6. 10 boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 3 pounds)
  7. 3 tablespoons cold water
  8. 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  9. Slider potato rolls
Instructions
  1. In a slow cooker crock, stir together pineapple with juice, brown sugar, teriyaki sauce, garlic and ginger.
  2. Add chicken and stir to coat.
  3. Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or LOW for 5 to 6 hours. Using two forks, shred chicken.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together water and cornstarch until cornstarch is dissolved.
  5. Transfer liquid from crock to a medium skillet. Stir in cornstarch mixture.
  6. Place skillet over medium-high heat. Cook about 3 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture is slightly thickened.
  7. Pour mixture over chicken and stir.
  8. Serve on slider rolls.
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Memorial Day is most importantly a day to remember our armed service members who have fallen, but it also unofficially marks the beginning of summer and ultimately, grilling season.

Memorial Dat Hot Dog Bar

If you and your friends, family, and neighbors plan on breaking out the grill, enjoying the warm weather, and throwing a Memorial Day cookout, put together this patriotic hot dog bar.

Memorial Day Hot Dog Bar

Amongst your miniature flags and red, white and blue plates, straws, and napkins, assemble an array of condiments and a tray of hot dogs straight off the grill so your guests can easily mix and match their favorite toppings.

Memorial Day Hot Dog Bar

We decorated our table with a red and white plaid tablecloth, red flowers, mini blue candle jars, a mini chalkboard, and a bright blue Party Crock filled with chili to top the hot dogs with. We filled mini jars with mustard, ketchup, onions, relish, Chow-Chow and banana peppers for our guests to pick from but feel free add as many condiments as your table has room for. The more the merrier in our opinion.

Memorial Day Hot Dog Bar

We think your guests will appreciate having something other than the usual suspects to put on their hotdogs and hopefully the kids will have fun finding their favorite combinations. Just make sure there are plenty of napkins near by, we have no doubt that a few of your guests will pile these toppings high.

For recipe inspiration, click here for Hot Dog Styles Across America. 

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Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Spiralizer Veggie Pasta http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/19/lemon-garlic-shrimp-and-spiralizer-veggie-pasta/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/19/lemon-garlic-shrimp-and-spiralizer-veggie-pasta/#respond Thu, 19 May 2016 15:00:28 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=7129 Spring has sprung and everyone is ready to put fresh fruits and vegetables on the table. You may have seen recipes for zoodles (zucchini noodles), but we love the idea of spiralizing a variety of vegetables to make vegetable noodles. For our Lemon Garlic Shrimp and […]

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Spring has sprung and everyone is ready to put fresh fruits and vegetables on the table. You may have seen recipes for zoodles (zucchini noodles), but we love the idea of spiralizing a variety of vegetables to make vegetable noodles. For our Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Spiralizer Veggie Pasta we spiralized three different veggies to leave you with a colorful, tasty dish both kids and adults can enjoy. 

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Spiralizer Veggie Pasta

Using your 3-in-1 Electric Spiralizer, spiralize zucchini, yellow squash, and carrots. We liked the combination of green, yellow, and orange on the plate but feel free to mix and match your favorite vegetables. Quickly blanch the vegetables and set them aside.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Spiralizer Veggie Pasta

In a large skillet, melt butter and add garlic, cooking for 1 to 2 minutes. Next, add the cornstarch and chicken broth mixture, shrimp, lemon juice, the remaining chicken broth (you could always substitute vegetable broth), and salt and pepper to taste. 

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Spiralizer Veggie Pasta

Once the shrimp are cooked and the sauce thickens, add lemon zest and capers. Serve over your veggie noodles and garnish with fresh parsley for the perfect spring meal.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Spiralizer Veggie Pasta

This meal is not only appealing to the eye (it’s almost too pretty to eat), it’s rich in flavor while still being figure-friendly. Whether you are trying to get your kids to eat more vegetables or having guests over for dinner and drinks on the patio, this Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Spiralizer Pasta fits the bill.

Lemon Garlic Shrimp and Spiralizer Veggie Pasta
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 2 large zucchini
  2. 2 large yellow squash
  3. 2 large carrots
  4. 1 pound (20 to 24 count) peeled and deveined shrimp
  5. 3/4 cup butter
  6. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  7. 1 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  9. 1/2 cup chicken broth plus 2 tablespoons, divided
  10. 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  11. 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  12. 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  13. 2 tablespoons capers, drained
  14. Chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Using a Spiralizer, make spirals of zucchini, yellow squash and carrot; set aside. In a large saucepan over high heat, boil water. Blanch veggie pasta very quickly, 15 to 30 seconds. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet over medium-high, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until tender, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve cornstarch in 2 tablespoons chicken broth. Add to skillet with shrimp, remaining chicken broth, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Cook until shrimp are opaque throughout and sauce is thickened, about 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in lemon zest and capers. Serve over veggie pasta.
  5. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
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5 Burgers Perfect for a Cookout http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/16/5-burgers-perfect-for-a-cookout/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/16/5-burgers-perfect-for-a-cookout/#respond Mon, 16 May 2016 13:30:21 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=7410 Is a Memorial Day cookout – or any cookout for that matter – complete without hamburgers? We don’t think so. We’ve compiled our 5 favorite burger variations to help you menu plan for cookouts from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Mexican Burger  These burgers are […]

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Is a Memorial Day cookout – or any cookout for that matter – complete without hamburgers? We don’t think so. We’ve compiled our 5 favorite burger variations to help you menu plan for cookouts from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Mexican Burger 
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These burgers are spiced up with cumin and jalapenos to create a Mexican spin on the traditional burger. Top with slices of fresh avocado and your favorite salsa and serve with tortilla chips for a south-of-the-border entree.

Basic Burger 

Basic Burger

This Basic Burger is just that – basic. Sometimes it’s best to leave off all the bells and whistles and let the meat do the talking. Ground chuck, salt, and pepper is all you need to perfect this recipe. Eat plain or dress this burger up with the toppings of your choice.

Grilled Greek Burgers with Cucumber Sauce 

Greek Burger

We took a nod from the Greeks when creating this delicious burger recipe. Instead of a hamburger bun, we opted for pita bread. Instead of ketchup and mustard, we were inspired by traditional tzatziki sauce, made from thick Greek yogurt, cucumber, mint and dill. Serve this burger alongside hummus and pita chips to put a Mediterranean spin on your backyard barbecue.

Grilled Teriyaki Pineapple Burgers 

Grilled Teriyaki Pineapple Burger

You can still grill a mean burger – even without the “ham.” These Grilled Teriyaki Pineapple Burgers combine marinated chicken breasts, grilled pineapple, provolone cheese and lime aioli for a lighter, extremely flavorful take on a run-of-the-mill hamburger.

Spicy Turkey Burger with Avocado Shallot Relish 

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If you’re a Parks and Recreation fan like I am, you know that Ron Swanson once said that turkey can never beat cow – but this burger might prove even Ron otherwise. These spicy turkey burgers are topped with avocado shallot relish and served on wheat buns. Trust me, none of your guests will leave before asking you for this recipe.

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Spiralizer Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/11/spiralizer-cheesy-au-gratin-potatoes/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/11/spiralizer-cheesy-au-gratin-potatoes/#respond Wed, 11 May 2016 15:30:55 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=7137 There’s something so comforting about cheesy potatoes. Whether you prefer baked potatoes topped with cheese and broccoli or creamy au gratin potatoes served alongside a steak, potatoes scream comfort food. We wanted to make au gratin potatoes using the spiralizer – and we’re glad we […]

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There’s something so comforting about cheesy potatoes. Whether you prefer baked potatoes topped with cheese and broccoli or creamy au gratin potatoes served alongside a steak, potatoes scream comfort food.

We wanted to make au gratin potatoes using the spiralizer – and we’re glad we did. The spiralizer cuts plain potatoes into beautiful ribbons that are satisfying to both the eye and the stomach. And it does it quickly – which is even better.

Au Gratin Potatoes

Spiralize two large potatoes and arrange them in a baking dish with melted butter, onion and garlic.

Au Gratin Potatoes

In a skillet over medium heat, make your sauce by adding butter, flour, mustard, salt and pepper. Once the mixture is thickened, stir in the good stuff – sharp cheddar cheese. Pour the cheese sauce over the potatoes and top with, yep, even more cheese, panko bread crumbs and butter. Bake until the potatoes are perfectly tender and the topping is bubbly and golden brown.

Au Gratin Potatoes

Serve these cheesy, rich potatoes alongside chicken or steak and your favorite greens. Whether you are feeding your family or guests, the potato ribbons are sure to be the star of the show. Pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy.

Au Gratin Potatoes

Spiralizer Cheesy Au Gratin Potatoes
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Ingredients
  1. 1 small onion, chopped
  2. 1 clove garlic, minced
  3. 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  4. 2 large russet potatoes
  5. 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  6. 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  9. 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  10. 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  11. 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Add onion, garlic and 2 tablespoons butter. Microwave on HIGH until butter is melted and onion is tender.
  2. Using a Spirializer, cut potatoes in ribbons. Arrange potatoes in baking dish; set aside.
  3. In a medium skillet over medium heat, melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Stir in flour, mustard, salt and pepper until smooth. Add milk. Whisk until smooth and thickened, about 4 minutes.
  4. Remove skillet from heat. Add 1 cup cheese and stir until melted.
  5. Pour cheese sauce over potatoes. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese. Using a spoon, press mixture into baking dish.
  6. In a small bowl in microwave oven, melt remaining 1 tablespoon butter. Stir in crumbs. Sprinkle over top of potatoes and cheese sauce.
  7. Bake until potatoes are tender, cheese is bubbly and topping is browned, 30 to 40 minutes.
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Get Inspired to Spiralize: Spicy Cucumber Salad http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/09/get-inspired-to-spiralize-spicy-cucumber-salad/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/09/get-inspired-to-spiralize-spicy-cucumber-salad/#respond Mon, 09 May 2016 14:30:28 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=7093 Have you ever heard of “zoodles?” Zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles, are spiralized zucchini that are often served as a low-calorie replacement for pasta.  While zucchini seems to be the spiralized vegetable of choice, there’s no need to pick just one vegetable. We spiralized […]

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Have you ever heard of “zoodles?” Zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles, are spiralized zucchini that are often served as a low-calorie replacement for pasta. 

While zucchini seems to be the spiralized vegetable of choice, there’s no need to pick just one vegetable. We spiralized six different vegetables to show you the range of colors, textures, and flavors that you can achieve when using a spiralizer.

Spiralized vegetables

In the test kitchen, we spiralized carrots, cucumbers, potatoes, yellow squash, beets and sweet potatoes. The finely sliced vegetables might do the trick for getting the kids to eat more vegetables, or wowing your guests at a dinner party.

Whether you are using spiralized veggies to top a salad or make an imitation pasta dish, like our Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Spiralizer Veggie Pasta, there are endless ways to use these bright spirals in the kitchen.

Spicy Cucumber Salad

For our Spicy Cucumber Salad, spiralize cucumbers into ribbons. Bring sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper to a boil. Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumbers and stir. Cool at room temperature and then refrigerate overnight so the flavors can blend.

Spicy Cucumber Salad

The cucumber ribbons in this salad are both beautiful and packed with tangy flavor. Serve Spicy Cucumber Salad at your next cookout as a light side dish alongside hamburgers, hot dogs, or grilled chicken.

Spicy Cucumber Salad
Serves 8
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Ingredients
  1. 6 medium cucumbers
  2. 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  3. 1 cup chopped fresh dill
  4. 1 1/4 cups sugar
  5. 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  6. 1 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
  8. 1/4 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Using the ribbon disc, add one piece of cucumber to food chamber. Process until completely sliced. Repeat process with remaining cucumbers. In a large bowl, add cucumbers, onion and dill.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring sugar, vinegar, salt, pepper and red pepper to a rolling boil.
  3. Stir and pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers. Stir mixture until well blended. Cool at room temperature.
  4. Cover and refrigerate overnight for flavors to blend.
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10 Recipes for Mother’s Day Brunch http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/06/10-recipes-for-mothers-day-brunch/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/06/10-recipes-for-mothers-day-brunch/#respond Fri, 06 May 2016 15:00:40 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=7502 Skip the inevitably crowded restaurants and prepare brunch at home this Mother’s Day. Not only can you prepare mom’s favorite recipes, you can also make sure her favorite cocktail is ready and waiting – because what’s brunch without champagne? These 10 recipes are sure to […]

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Skip the inevitably crowded restaurants and prepare brunch at home this Mother’s Day. Not only can you prepare mom’s favorite recipes, you can also make sure her favorite cocktail is ready and waiting – because what’s brunch without champagne? These 10 recipes are sure to wow mom on her day. Happy Mother’s Day to all the wonderful mothers, grandmothers, and moms-to-be out there (Hi Mom!).

Eggs Benedict

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Eggs Benedict is a brunch staple. The creamy hollandaise complements the salty ham and crisp asparagus. The dish is simple but delicious – perfect for a special Mother.

Blue Pom-Pom Mimosas

The Blue Pom-Pom is the perfect brunch cocktail - a mimosa with fresh blueberry pomegranate juice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

If your mom is like mine, she appreciates a good cocktail every now and then (after teaching for 34 years, I think she deserves it). These Blue Pom Pom Mimosas combine blueberries, pomegranate seeds and champagne to make a refreshing cocktail that is sure to add a pop of color to the brunch table.

Slow Cooker Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Slow Cooker Overnight Cinnamon Rolls

Want to spend time with mom and not stress in the kitchen on Mother’s Day? Make these Slow Cooker Overnight Cinnamon Rolls the night before and bake them in the morning. All you’ll have left to do is ice them before sitting down to eat.

Nicoise Salad with Grilled Tuna

Nicoise Salad with Grilled Tuna from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Nicoise salad is a French salad with tuna, hard boiled egg, green beans, potatoes, olives and other veggies served with a vinaigrette dressing. The salad is both appealing to the eye and surprisingly hearty. Take advantage of all the fresh spring vegetables that are in season and put this colorful salad on the table for Mother’s Day brunch.

Rice Cooker Cajun Shrimp and Grits

Rice Cooker Shrimp and Grits

Shrimp and grits is one of those perfect brunch dishes. Save on time and cleanup and make these flavorful Cajun Shrimp and Grits from start to finish in the rice cooker. While the cheesy, creamy grits are a classic Southern breakfast, the andouille sausage and spiced shrimp make this a meal.

Banana Stuffed French Toast

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The only way french toast could get any better is stuffing it with bananas. Satisfy mom’s sweet tooth this Mother’s Day and serve this Banana Stuffed French Toast piled high with whipped cream.

Slow Cooker Potato Leek Soup

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Impress mom with a twist on a classic. Bacon and a pinch of thyme introduce new flavors to this Potato Leek Soup and it comes together in the slow cooker. Serve with a bright salad and a baguette for a light meal.

Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee

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Instead of taking mom to her favorite coffee shop on Mother’s Day, make this Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee at home. Serve this treat either before or after brunch.

Turkey Club Panini

Turkey Club Panini
Break out the panini press this Mother’s Day and make dressed-up grilled cheese sandwiches for the entire family. This Turkey Club Panini combines turkey, tomatoes, sharp cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce to make a killer sandwich. Serve with iced-tea or an ice-cold beer and mom’s favorite chips or homemade french fries.

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Every mom deserves dessert on Mother’s Day. Take advantage of rhubarb season and celebrate mom by baking this delicate upside down cake. Serve with ice cream or whipped cream on top to finish brunch. Send mom home with leftovers – she can eat it the next morning with her coffee.

 

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Fiesta, Fiesta: Cinco De Mayo Recipes for a Crowd http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/04/fiesta-fiesta-cinco-de-mayo-recipes-for-a-crowd/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/04/fiesta-fiesta-cinco-de-mayo-recipes-for-a-crowd/#respond Wed, 04 May 2016 14:30:46 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=7421 Whether you are having friends over for a Cinco De Mayo themed happy hour or cooking your favorite Mexican dishes for the family, these 5 recipes are muy bien and perfect for any Cinco De Mayo celebration. Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos  You can’t celebrate […]

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Whether you are having friends over for a Cinco De Mayo themed happy hour or cooking your favorite Mexican dishes for the family, these 5 recipes are muy bien and perfect for any Cinco De Mayo celebration.

Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos 

Grilled Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos from @hamiltonbeach

You can’t celebrate Cinco De Mayo without tequila, can you? Add what you have leftover from making margaritas to this delicious shrimp marinade. Stuff tortillas with grilled shrimp and bell peppers and top with avocado, cilantro and a drizzle of our homemade spicy sauce. Treat yourself to one, two, or three. It’s Cinco De Mayo after all.

Mango Margarita 

Fresh Mango Margaritas - from 4 Delicious & Easy Frozen Margarita Recipes for Cinco de Mayo from @hamiltonbeach

Usually my go-to margarita is the classic lime, but there is no denying this mango margarita. Blend mango chunks, tequila, sugar, lime juice, triple sec and ice. Either salt or sugar would work on the rim. Brighten up your Cinco De Mayo with this festive cocktail.

Slow Cooker Salsa con Queso 

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Is it just me or are chips, salsa and queso the best part of eating at any Mexican restaurant? Skip the restaurant and make your favorite appetizer at home in your slow cooker. Cook and serve right from the Party Crock with your favorite tortilla chips for a festive addition to your Cinco De Mayo spread.

Chicken Chimichangas with Ranchero Sauce 

Chicken Chimichangas with Ranchero Sauce

While tacos and enchiladas are all well and good, why not impress your guests by breaking out the deep fryer and making chimichangas? The deep fryer adds the same texture and crunch that you’d find if you ordered the dish at your favorite Mexican restaurant and the ranchero sauce adds a nice spicy kick.

Mexican Burgers 

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Spending Cinco De Mayo in the backyard this year? Fire up the grill and make Mexican burgers. Spice them up with cumin and jalapenos and top with slices of fresh avocado and your favorite salsa. Serve with tortilla chips and an ice cold cerveza.

 

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Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/02/strawberry-rhubarb-upside-down-cake/ http://everydaygoodthinking.com/2016/05/02/strawberry-rhubarb-upside-down-cake/#respond Mon, 02 May 2016 13:45:38 +0000 http://everydaygoodthinking.com/?p=7475 What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day and the peak of rhubarb season than with a deliciously delicate cake? Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake is sure to steal the show this Mother’s Day. The moist, airy cake is decorated with pieces of strawberry and rhubarb. […]

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What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day and the peak of rhubarb season than with a deliciously delicate cake? Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake is sure to steal the show this Mother’s Day.

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

The moist, airy cake is decorated with pieces of strawberry and rhubarb. They turn the top of the cake a beautiful pink color and it’s not too sweet – it’s just right.

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

When we tasted it for the first time, the cake was still warm – right out of the oven – and it was divine. You could either serve this cake warm with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream on top or (if you can wait) serve room temperature and sift powdered sugar on top to make it even more appealing to the eye. I would gladly cut myself a slice the next morning to enjoy with my coffee, but it’s highly unlikely there will be leftovers.

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Show mom just how much you care by whipping up this Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake and serving it right after Mother’s Day brunch or dinner. Happy Mother’s Day!

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake

Strawberry Rhubarb Upside Down Cake
Serves 12
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Ingredients
  1. 3/4 cup butter, divided
  2. 1 cup light brown sugar, divided
  3. 1/2 cup sugar, divided
  4. 3/4 pound rhubarb, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  5. 1 cup hulled and halved strawberries
  6. 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 large eggs
  10. 1/3 cup milk
  11. 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  12. 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  13. 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 325°F. Spray an 8-inch square baking pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Melt 1/4 cup butter in oven, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup sugar over butter. Stir until well blended. Bake an additional 5 minutes or until bubbly.
  3. Add strawberries uncut side down and rhubarb to pan.
  4. In a large bowl, add flour, baking powder and salt. Stir until blended.
  5. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, beat in remaining 1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup sugar, eggs, milk, lemon juice and zest and vanilla extract until blended, about 2 minutes.
  6. Bake 55 to 60 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 15 minutes on cooling rack. Invert onto serving plate.
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While we love using the slow cooker to warm up with hearty soups and stews in the winter, the humble slow cooker doesn’t quite get the accolades it deserves as the temperature rises. Whether you don’t want to heat up the entire house by using your oven or it’s just too darn hot to stand outside by the sizzling grill, you can use a slow cooker to make a ton of warm weather recipes. From easy weeknight dinners to appetizers perfect for a neighborhood cookout, here are 16 of our favorite spring and summer slow cooker recipes.

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Sauce

Perfect World Cup party food! Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Coleslaw - Yum! everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach

Slow Cooker Balsamic Glazed Short Ribs from A Simple Pantry

Balsamic Glazed Short Ribs

Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak 

Slow Cooker Philly Cheesesteak

Slow Cooker Glazed Hawaiian Kielbasa from Sprinkle Some Sugar

Glazed Hawaiian Kielbasa

Slow Cooker Triple Berry Cobbler

Slow Cooker Triple Berry Cobbler

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese from Fit Slow Cooker Queen

Slow Cooker Mac & Cheese

Slow Cooker Barbecue Sauce 

Spicy Barbecue Sauce from @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com #BBQ

Brisket Tacos with Spicy Watermelon BBQ Sauce from The Fit Fork

Brisket Tacos with Spicy Watermelon BBQ Sauce and Pickled Rind Relish

Slow Cooker Corn on the Cob 

Corn on the Cob

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Slow Cooker Honey Sesame Chicken | @hamiltonbeach

Slow Cooker North Carolina Barbecue 

Slow cooker North Carolina style pulled pork bbq barbecue @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com

Slow Cooker Turkey Taco Chili from Mountain Momma Cooks

Slow Cooker Turkey Taco Chili

Slow Cooker Beer Brats with Peppers and Onions

Ohio State vs Oregon: College Football Championship 2015 Recipes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes 

Slow Cooker Sloppy Joes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dogs from Oh, Sweet Basil

Slow Cooker Chili Cheese Dogs

Slow Cooker Eggplant Caponata 

slow cooker caponata

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