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Slow Cooker Bananas Foster Bread Pudding from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

Realizing you can make delicious desserts in the slow cooker has to be one of my favorite discoveries. If you think low and slow moist heat is only good for soups and stews, there’s a whole new world for you to discover. This world contains some of the best sweet treats you can find, like this bread pudding with a twist.

It tastes like the moistest banana bread you’ve ever had, and it’s perfect served as breakfast, dessert or a brunch side dish. It would be an impressive contribution to a potluck, and best of all, it’s incredibly easy to make.

Slow Cooker Bananas Foster Bread Pudding from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

The “hard sauce” served on the side is like a cross between frosting and glaze. The sweet cinnamon flavor adds a lot to the bread pudding, like the glaze on top of a cinnamon roll. The banana flavor is fantastic, but you could substitute any other mashable fruit, like fresh berries, cooked apples or stone fruit.

Slow Cooker Bananas Foster Bread Pudding from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach


Bananas Foster Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Hard Sauce
SERVES: 12

Bread Pudding
3 medium very ripe bananas
8 large eggs
3 cups milk
2 cups packed dark brown sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 (20 oz.) French bread loaf, cut into 1-inch cubes
Cinnamon Hard Sauce
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 2/3 cups confectioners’ sugar
2 Tablespoons light rum or milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
To make the Bread Pudding
Puree bananas and eggs in food processor bowl.
Spray slow cooker crock with cooking spray and place in slow cooker base.
Pour banana mixture into crock. Stir in milk, brown sugar, vanilla and 2 teaspoons cinnamon until well blended.
Fold in bread cubes until bread is coated.
Cover and cook on HIGH 2 1/2 to 3 hours or LOW 5 1/2 to 6 hours.
Serve with Cinnamon Hard Sauce.
To make Cinnamon Hard Sauce
Using a stand mixer, beat butter in small bowl until creamy. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, rum, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and salt until smooth and well blended.
Notes
Any leftover Cinnamon Hard Sauce would be great over pancakes, waffles, or French toast. If serving without Cinnamon Hard Sauce, sprinkle with a mixture of 1 Tablespoon confectioners' sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.
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Heritage Dish: Kenyan Chicken Curry and Pilau Rice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

In Kenyan culture, there are many different indigenous people with a variety of ethnic traditions. Kenya has had a long-standing relationship with foreign settlers for decades. This makes the food quite exciting as we draw our cooking methods, flavors and presentations from different regions, most commonly Arabic and Indian influences.

Heritage Dish: Kenyan Chicken Curry and Pilau Rice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

While nearly all Kenyan tribes have their own staple foods, there are certain meals that continue to be present at every function, no matter the tribe. Growing up, it was not a gathering unless there was pilau, chapati and some kind of curry. These foods bring all tribal cultures together.

It was no different in our household. My siblings and I lived for those special occasions when we had guests, because we knew that we could have all three dishes as part of the same meal.

Perfecting the art of making these foods took me a long time. My sisters and I started out as helpers in the kitchen. As young girls, we were allowed to crush ginger and garlic using the pestle and mortar. (Today, I use a chopper, but the taste is definitely not the same. Mom always said the flavors are well drawn out when you crush ginger or garlic instead of chopping them.) Then, we learned to use knives safely and could peel potatoes and cube meat. By the time we were teenagers, we were able to cook the meal perfectly and let mom enjoy her guests without worries about what was going on in the kitchen.

Heritage Dish: Kenyan Chicken Curry and Pilau Rice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

Pilau is a rice dish that sometimes had beef in it. Whether we made it with or without meat, there were a couple of secrets mom and the neighborhood women taught us if we wanted the perfect Pilau rice that didn’t stick together. “If it sticks together, people will be able to tell an amateur cook made it,” Mom would say. The first secret was to make sure the rice was well coated with olive oil before adding the water. The second was to let most of the water absorb into the rice, and then introduce low heat both above and below the pot.  Traditionally, that means using a Jiko and taking half of the hot coals to put on top of the cooking pot lid, which would then provide the heat from above. In modern day, we use convection baking or a rice cooker to allow uniform absorption of the liquid into the rice.

Heritage Dish: Kenyan Chicken Curry and Pilau Rice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

 

Heritage Dish: Kenyan Chicken Curry and Pilau Rice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

While my family always preferred chicken curry (mainly because the Pilau rice often had beef in it), variations include beef, lamb, fish, beans or eggplant. The key to curry is to let it simmer slowly so all the flavors are assimilated into the dish. You should not be able to taste the ginger, the garlic, or the spices distinctly. Rather, they should marry to create the curry flavor.

To this day, I make pilau, chicken curry and chapati when I have guests. If there are vegetarians in the group, I substitute the chicken for beans or eggplant, and it’s still delicious. These dishes will always be a major part of entertainment for me, thanks to my Kenyan heritage.

Heritage Dish: Kenyan Chicken Curry and Pilau Rice from Everyday Good Thinking, the official blog of @hamiltonbeach

 


Kenyan Chicken Curry
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
3 garlic cloves
2 oz. fresh ginger
1 1/4-1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 small onion, chopped
1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes with basil, garlic and oregano
1 cup coconut milk
1 chili cube
1 Tablespoon curry paste
1 Tablespoon tomato paste
1 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 bay leaves
Instructions
Place garlic and ginger in pestle; press with mortar to make a paste. Add to slow cooker crock.
Stir remaining ingredients into paste until well blended.
Cover and cook on HIGH 2 1/2-3 hours or LOW 4 1/2-5 hours.
Serve with Pilau Rice.
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33567The Stovetop-Safe Programmable Slow Cooker makes preparing a delicious family dinner easy. For starters, it comes with die-cast aluminum cookware that goes right onto the stove top for easy browning and sautéing. After that, creating a flavorful meal ahead of time is a simple matter of adding the other ingredients and setting the time and temperature.

 


Pilau Rice
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1 ½ cups Basmati rice
1 Tablespoon olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tablespoons fresh grated ginger
1 1/2 teaspoons Pulao masala
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
Place rice in rice cooker pot. Stir in olive oil to coat.
Add garlic, ginger, masala, cumin, turmeric and salt. Stir until well blended.
Add 4 cups water to cooking pot.
Cover and cook. Serve with Chicken Curry.
Notes
If using the plastic rice measurer included with the Digital Simplicity™ Rice Cooker and Food Steamer, 2 measures of rice will equal 1 ½ cups. When adding water, fill to the 2-line mark inside the pot.
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Easy Slow Cooker Asian Beef Sandwich @hamiltonbeach

I love recipes that can be used in many different ways, and this simple Asian-style beef is no exception. Just add all the ingredients to the slow cooker, no marinating or pre-browning required. It cooks for a few hours while I’m off doing fun summer things, like going to the pool or taking a walk in the park with my dog. When I get home, I’m usually pretty hungry and want to fix up something tasty but quick. It’s easy to toss some juicy beef onto a roll with fresh veggies like radishes, carrots and herbs for a unique summer lunch. Leftovers can be served over rice and broccoli for a quick and healthy one-dish dinner. I might even put the beef in an Asian-inspired taco or lettuce wraps – there are a ton of ways to use this recipe, so it’s okay to be creative.

Easy Slow Cooker Asian Beef Sandwich @hamiltonbeach

 


Asian Beef Roast
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
3 1/4 to 3 1/2 pound sirloin tip roast, trimmed
6 Tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
2 Tablespoons white vinegar
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Instructions
Place roast in slow cooker crock.
Stir together soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes. Pour over roast.
Cover and cook on HIGH 2 to 2 1/2 hours or LOW 4 to 5 hours.
Remove roast from crock and thinly slice. Return beef to crock and toss with sauce mixture. Let stand 10 minutes.
Notes
Sliced cucumbers, carrots, radishes, cabbage and herbs can be added to create an Asian beef sandwich. The beef roast is also great served au jus over steamed broccoli and rice.
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Mother's Day Gift Guide from Everyday Good Thinking @hamiltonbeach

For “one-pot” simplicity, nothing beats slow cooking. But when it comes to bringing hot meals to parties and potlucks, spills can be a concern. With the travel-friendly Set & Forget® Slow Cooker, messes aren’t an issue.



Don’t put away your slow cooker now that summer is here. Slow cooking is a great way to prepare homemade meals for your family without having to stand over the hot stove all day. These hand-picked recipes are perfect for summer suppers and highlight our favorite flavors of the season.

Spicy Barbecue Sauce from @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com #BBQ

Spicy Barbecue Sauce

Lemon Triple Berry Cobbler

Lemon Triple Berry Cobbler 

Corn on the Cob

 Corn on the Cob

Slow Cooker Greek Gyro from Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

Greek Gyros

Slow Cooker Baked Beans @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com

Baked Beans

Slow cooker chipotle turkey barbecue #bbq @hamiltonbeach everydaygoodthinking.com

Chipotle Turkey Barbecue

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

 North Carolina Pulled Pork Barbecue 

Vegetable Ragout from Everyday Good Thinking | @HamiltonBeach

Vegetable Ragout

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Pork Carnitas Tacos

Slow cooker flank steak fajitas @hamiltonbeach

Flank Steak Fajitas

Intellitime Slow Cooker from @hamiltonbeach

Hamilton Beach® Slow Cookers take the convenience of slow-cooked dishes a giant step further. Several models of slow cookers, such as the Stay or Go® Slow Cooker, address one of your greatest concerns—getting your finished dish to a potluck or party without messy spills.

 



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

Buffalo chicken sliders are the perfect food for watching football (and by football, we mean World Cup soccer) in front of the big screen, but don’t relegate these delicious sandwiches to just game day. They’re perfect for potlucks, cookouts and weekday lunches. We love how the spiciness of the Buffalo-style chicken is cooled off by the blue cheese slaw, and we think you’ll love them, too.

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

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

Best of all, these sliders come together easily after you make the chicken in the slow cooker and the slaw in the food processor. The chicken is a set-and-forget slow cooker recipe, perfect for summer days that call for fun in the sun rather than hours inside at the hot stove. It keeps well in the fridge, so plan on enjoying leftovers for lunch tomorrow.

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


Buffalo Chicken Sliders with Blue Cheese Slaw
SERVES: 10

Ingredients
3/4 cup hot sauce
3 Tablespoons butter, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Slider buns, split
Blue Cheese Coleslaw
1/2 cup mayonnaise
4 teaspoons hot sauce
Instructions
Combine 3/4 cup hot sauce, butter, salt and pepper in slow cooker crock.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 10 minutes or until butter is melted; stir until blended.
Add chicken breasts, turning to coat with hot sauce mixture.
Cover and cook on HIGH for 1 1/2 to 2 hours or LOW for 3 to 4 hours or until chicken is fork tender.
Remove chicken from crock; reserve 1 1/2 cups liquid. Shred chicken and return to crock with reserved liquid.
Stir mayonnaise and 4 teaspoons hot sauce until well blended.
Spread mayonnaise mixture on bottom of buns, top with chicken mixture and Blue Cheese Coleslaw.
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Intellitime Slow Cooker from @hamiltonbeach

 

If your Buffalo chicken recipe calls for 4 hours on low, but you’ll be out of the house for 8 hours, the IntelliTime™ 6 Quart Slow Cooker will adjust accordingly. This way, your food will be perfectly cooked when you want to eat rather than when the recipe says.

Blue Cheese Slaw - goes great with Buffalo chicken! everydaygoodthinking.com @hamiltonbeach


Blue Cheese Coleslaw
SERVES: 10

Ingredients
3/4 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons cider vinegar
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 small head green or red cabbage, shredded (about 5 cups)
1 container (8 oz.) crumbled blue cheese
Instructions
Stir mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, salt, celery seeds and pepper in a large bowl until well blended.
Add cabbage and blue cheese, stirring until cabbage is coated.
Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight.
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70579Hamilton Beach® Food Processors rely on robust motors to chop, slice, shred, mix and puree just about anything you put in the bowl. Fast and easy to use, these versatile food processors incorporate smart ideas—especially this Big Mouth® Duo 14 Cup Food Processor with Second Bowl model, with its extra-large feed tube for slicing whole fruits and vegetables.