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With spring underway, many moms and dads are rushing to get the kids to extracurricular activities. It’s not always easy to get dinner on the table quickly, but one-pot meals make it doable – especially when you can utilize the slow cooker as your at-home chef. While pot roasts are our most popular slow cooker recipes, we know you need some variety in your pot roast repertoire. So we decided to stick with the theme and change it up just a touch. This version of a traditional slow cooker pot roast is made special with the addition of savory rosemary and sweet apricots, and we used beef brisket instead of chuck roast. You can use whichever cut you prefer – we’re just happy to change things up a little bit and add a something new to your arsenal.

Rosemary-Apricot  Brisket Pot Roast from Everyday Good Thinking - @hamiltonbeach

Rosemary-Apricot Brisket Pot Roast

1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
3 teaspoons salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 (3 3/4 lb.) trimmed beef brisket
1 cup beef broth, divided
1 lb. baby carrots
1 lb. petite red potatoes, cut in half
2 medium onions, quartered
2/3 cup apricot preserves
3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
1/3 cup flour
Heat oil in stovetop-safe slow cooker cookware over medium-high heat.
Rub 2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper over both sides of beef. Add brisket to cookware; cook 8 minutes, turning at 4 minutes.
Remove brisket; set aside. Add 1/2 cup of broth to cookware; stirring until mixture is reduced.
Place cookware in base; add carrots, potatoes, onion, remaining salt and pepper. Top with brisket.
Stir preserves, vinegar, garlic, rosemary and remaining broth; pour over brisket.
Cover and cook on HIGH 4 hours or Low 7 1/2 to 8 hours.
Remove brisket and vegetables from crock.
Add flour to medium bowl; whisk in 1 cup liquid from crock. Heat crock over medium-high heat until mixture boils; gradually stir flour mixture into crock until mixture thickens.
Slice brisket before serving and serve with vegetables and gravy.
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The Hamilton Beach 6 Quart Programmable Stovetop Slow Cooker (33567) makes slow cooking browned meats a breeze and reduces cleanup since it can all be done in one pot.

Potato Latkes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

If you are celebrating Hanukkah (or maybe you just really love potatoes), we hope you are making these delicious potato latkes for breakfast, lunch and dinner – or at least as often as possible. They are truly a crowd pleaser. After all, who doesn’t like fried potatoes?

Potato Latkes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

Personally, I prefer my latkes topped with sea salt, sour cream, chives and a little squeeze of lemon, but you might like them topped with something sweet. Applesauce is very popular, but I bet they’d be good topped with Apple-Pumpkin Butter, Apple Ginger Compote with Toasted Walnuts or even this Lime Cilantro Avocado Sauce. You could also try cottage cheese, creme fraiche, caviar, scallions, pesto, lox, malt vinegar or hot sauce. The possibilities are endless. You could even create a latkes bar and let everyone make their own.

Potato Latkes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach

We sliced the potato strips perfectly thin in our Stack & Snap™ 10 Cup Food Processor (70720). Use a russet potato for a nice, firm texture in your potato strands. You could make these with a healthful twist by adding sweet potatoes or zucchini in with the potatoes.

There are many ways to enjoy this delicious potato dish. What’s your favorite way to eat latkes? Tell us in the comments.

Potato Latkes from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @HamiltonBeach 

Potato Latkes

1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 large eggs, beaten
1/4 cup matzo meal or all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil
Salt to taste
Using shredding blade, with food processor running, add potatoes to food chute. Process until shredded. Use paper towels to squeeze shredded potatoes until very dry.
Stir shredded potatoes, onion, egg, matzo meal and pepper in a large bowl until well blended.
Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat.
Using a 1/3 cup measure, carefully add latkes to preheated oil. Cook about 3 minutes on each side until crispy and golden brown.
Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle with salt to taste.
Serve with sour cream or applesauce, if desired.
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Thanksgiving Mashed Potatoes - Everyday Good Thinking - @hamiltonbeach

My mom and I always look forward to mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. Did you know they can be made easily in your slow cooker while you’re taking care of the green bean casserole and basting the turkey?

Sweet potatoes with cranberries are a welcome update to the marshmallow-topped casseroles of yesteryear. These can also be made in the slow cooker, and it couldn’t be easier. This might just become your signature dish for years to come.

Thanksgiving Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes | Everyday Good Thinking | @hamiltonbeach

Easy Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes
YIELDS: 10 servings

5 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 can (13.75 oz.) chicken broth
1/2 cup sour cream
4 ounces cream cheese
2 teaspoons onion salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Add potatoes and chicken broth to slow cooker cookware.
Cover and cook on HIGH 3 1/2 to 4 hours or until potatoes are tender.
Add sour cream, cream cheese, onion salt and pepper to crock.
Mash potato mixture; stir until creamy and well blended.
Reduce Slow Cooker temperature to WARM to keep potatoes warm for up to 1 hour.
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Cranberry Sweet Potatoes for Thanksgiving | Everyday Good Thinking | @hamiltonbeach

Cranberry Sweet Potatoes

1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 to 5 pounds sweet potatoes, washed, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
Combine all ingredients in slow cooker crock. Stir to coat sweet potatoes with butter mixture.
Cover and cook on HIGH 3 to 4 hours or until sweet potatoes are soft.
Mash sweet potato mixture. Set slow cooker on WARM to serve.
Test Kitchen Tip: Replace potatoes with canned sweet potatoes (drained). Reduce cooking temperature to Low
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