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Baked Chicken Parmesan with Homemade Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce is great over spaghetti or on a sub roll - perfect for quick, cheap and healthy family dinners. From Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Chicken parmesan is an Italian classic that can be served in many different ways. Whether on its own with a vegetable side, over spaghetti noodles or on a hoagie roll, it’s sure to be tasty. Our recipe below makes perfectly crispy, pan fried chicken cutlets which are then topped with fresh mozzarella cheese and placed under the broiler for five minutes. Once the cheese is melted and gooey, it’s topped with homemade slow cooker marinara sauce and freshly chopped basil, which adds a pop of freshness to the plate.

Baked Chicken Parmesan with Homemade Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce is great over spaghetti or on a sub roll - perfect for quick, cheap and healthy family dinners. From Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

This crispy chicken parm feels like it was made by grandma, so it’s comforting and the whole family will love it. It’s great for a chilly spring day or when you miss the taste of home. Serve it with a side of angel hair or spaghetti pasta or by itself on a sandwich or sub roll. It will remind you of your favorite Italian restaurant, but you’ll appreciate how quick and easy it was to prepare this delicious meal at home.

Baked Chicken Parmesan with Homemade Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce is great over spaghetti or on a sub roll - perfect for quick, cheap and healthy family dinners. From Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Chicken Parmesan with Slow Cooker Marinara Sauce
SERVES: 4

Ingredients
1/2 cup Italian seasoned Panko bread crumbs
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large egg, beaten
1 tablespoon milk
1 package (1 lb.) thin sliced chicken breasts
3 tablespoons olive oil
8 ounces fresh Mozzarella cheese, sliced
Grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
Place bread crumbs, flour, Parmesan cheese and garlic in a large resealable plastic bag. Seal and shake to combine.
In a large bowl, beat egg and milk. Dip chicken in egg mixture. Let excess drip back into bowl, then place in bag with crumbs.
Shake two pieces of chicken at a time in bag until coated. Remove from bag and place on a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken until all pieces are coated.
Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken a few pieces at a time until golden brown, turning once, about 4 minutes. Place cooked chicken in baking pan.
Heat Broiler on HIGH.
Spoon marinara sauce over chicken pieces. Top with Mozzarella cheese slices.
Broil 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and sprinkle with parsley.
Notes
Serve Chicken Parmesan over your favorite pasta or on a sub roll.
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For the cook who is busy all day but wants a home-cooked dinner at night, a slow cooker is the answer. And with the Set & Forget® Programmable Slow Cooker, technology takes a big leap forward from the outdated slow cookers found in yesterday’s kitchens.



Slow cooker Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

If you’re celebrating Easter, chances are you’re breaking bread with family or friends. Classic dishes like deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, asparagus, glazed ham and lamb will make an appearance on the buffet table. Pound cake, carrot cake, flavored coffee and mimosas may show up for dessert.

Slow cooker Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Slow cooker Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Instead of working extra hours in the kitchen, enjoy the Easter egg hunt and take pictures of the kids opening their Easter baskets this year. You can prepare your lamb dish in the slow cooker before festivities get underway, so you can enjoy the fun with everyone else.

Slow cooker Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow cooker Braised Lamb Shanks in Red Wine
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large sweet onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
4 medium carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
3 celery ribs, roughly chopped
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
4 (about 1 lb. each) lamb shanks
1 bottle (750ml) burgundy wine
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
2 dried bay leaves
Instructions
Heat oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic. Cook for 3 minutes. Stir in carrots and celery and cook for an additional 3 minutes. Transfer onion and carrot mixture to a medium bowl.
Shake flour, salt and pepper in a recloseable plastic zipper bag. Place lamb in bag. Seal and shake until lamb is coated.
Add coated lamb shanks to dutch oven to brown on all sides, cooking over medium high heat about 15 minutes. Add additional oil, if necessary.
Place lamb shanks in slow cooker crock. Top with onion and carrot mixture, wine, rosemary sprigs and bay leaves.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH 3 1/2 to 4 hours or LOW 7 to 8 hours until meat is tender.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning or sautéing, place cookware in base, cover and cook as directed in recipe.
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 Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Corned beef and cabbage is about as classic a St. Patrick’s Day dish as you can make. Corned beef is slow cooked and served alongside cabbage with optional ingredients like potatoes, carrots and onions. Though corned beef and cabbage is Irish at heart, it’s not something the Irish ate often back in the day. Instead, during the 18th century, the beef-producing country exported the expensive meat to neighboring countries and dined on pork, veggies and dairy instead. Who knew?

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Today, most Irish don’t consider corned beef a native dish. And believe me, we asked our resident Irishman. Rather, the salt-cured meat as we know it now is an Irish-American and New York delicatessen fusion. It’s become a St. Paddy’s favorite as part of Irish-American culture, since corned beef was a cheaper substitute for bacon in the traditional Irish dish bacon and cabbage. (Wikipedia)

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Regardless of its origins or authenticity, we’re big fans of corned beef – both in sandwiches and this corned beef and cabbage dish – so we’re happy to make it at home once a year each March. To keep things as quick and simple as possible, we make our recipe in the slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

The corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and onions go in the crock with some pickling spices and water until everything is cooked through but still vibrant. It smells amazing as it cooks, so you’ll be hungry all day. When the table is set, the meat and veggies get drained and served for a delicious St. Patrick’s Day meal.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

There’s only one pot to clean up and the leftovers (if there are any) make a delicious reuben sandwich. Serve the corned beef and cabbage with a good Irish beer. We’re not into the green beer, but prefer a nice stout to go with the theme: a deliciously hearty St. Patrick’s Day.

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
2 1/2 to 3 pound corned beef brisket
1/4 cup pickling spices
Water
1 small head cabbage, quartered
6 thin carrots, peeled and sliced lengthwise
12 small fingerling potatoes, halved
1 bag (8 oz.) pearl onions, peeled
Spicy brown mustard, optional
Instructions
Rinse corned beef and place in 5-6 quart slow cooker.
Sprinkle pickling spices over meat and cover with water.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 5 hours or LOW for 10 hours.
Add cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onions to slow cooker with corned beef and cook on HIGH for an additional hour. If using LOW, switch to HIGH.
Notes
To serve, cut corned beef across the grain and plate over cabbage.
Serve with spicy brown mustard or horseradish, if desired.
Pickling spices can be found in the spice isle of major grocery stores.
For variety, try yellow or purple potatoes.
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The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.

The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker includes five unique wraps, and the control knob is on the side of the slow cooker so you can show off your favorite pattern. It is large enough to cook a 6 lb. chicken or 4 lb. roast, perfect for family dinners, parties or other large gatherings. Now you can have stylish and festive pattern options for this versatile appliance in your kitchen.The Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker comes with five unique wrap sets, and Wrap & Serve™ Slow Cooker Extra Wraps let you add additional designs like these shamrock and pumpkin wraps perfect for St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween festivities. Additional patterns available online include holidays, birthdays, seasons, sports, bridal and baby shower.



Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Healthy and hearty slow cooker soups keep us feeling satisfied and sunny, no matter what news the weatherman delivers – and this lentil soup fits the bill perfectly.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

It’s a little bit spicy, quite a bit healthy and a whole lot hearty. It’s incredibly filling and flavorful for a vegetable and lentil soup, so vegetarians and meat eaters alike will love this slow cooker masterpiece. Top it with a little dollop of Greek yogurt, lemon and cilantro, and you’ll forget all about the chill in the air. This slow cooker lentil soup is as nutritious as it is delicious, so you’ll have plenty of spring in your step.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

TEST KITCHEN TIP: If you have a slow cooker with stove-top safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After browning or sautéing, place cookware in base, cover and cook as directed in recipe.

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup
SERVES: 10

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
16 ounces dried lentils, rinsed and drained
9 cups vegetable broth
1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper
Instructions
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until onions are translucent. Add carrots and celery; cook for an additional 3 minutes.
Add vegetables and remaining ingredients to slow cooker crock.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 3 1/2 to 4 hours or LOW for 7 to 8 hours.
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Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

If you’re like most people, an occasional last-minute party will pop up or you’re too busy to make a big dinner every night. Don’t worry, the Hamilton Beach® Programmable Stay or Go® 6 Quart Slow Cooker can easily adapt. You simply add ingredients in the morning and let the slow cooker finish the cooking automatically. Once the cooking time is up, it automatically switches to warm.

 

Slow Cooker Vegetarian Lentil Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach



Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

My family used to eat the popular canned version of cream of mushroom soup often. As an adult, I still love the simple soup, but it’s much more appetizing when made from scratch. The soup is creamy, and the tarragon really accentuates the earthiness of the fresh mushrooms. I love that it’s effortless to make in the slow cooker, so I don’t have to trade convenience for all that extra flavor.

Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

Cream of mushroom soup is a hearty, rustic dish, so we served it with a loaf of pumpernickel bread. It doesn’t get more satisfying than this when it comes to late winter comfort food.

Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach

If you can’t find tarragon, you can substitute thyme, and if you want to add extra depth, you can replace the vegetable broth with chicken broth. Add in some wild mushrooms (such as shiitake or portobello) and blend the soup more or less depending on how you like it. There are many ways to make this cream of mushroom soup recipe your own.

Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup from Everyday Good Thinking by @hamiltonbeach


Slow Cooker Cream of Mushroom Soup
SERVES: 6

Ingredients
1/2 cup butter
1 medium onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups (about 24 ounces) sliced mushrooms
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup dry white wine
1 teaspoon dried tarragon
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 1/2 teaspoons coarse ground pepper
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup cornstarch
Instructions
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onion and garlic. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until onions are translucent.
Add mushrooms and cook until tender. Add wine and cook 2 minutes.
Transfer mixture to slow cooker crock. Add vegetable broth, tarragon, salt and pepper.
Cover slow cooker and cook on HIGH for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or LOW for 3 to 4 hours.
In a small bowl, whisk cream and cornstarch until smooth. During last 30 minutes, stir cream mixture into soup in crock. Stir until smooth. If using LOW heat, turn to HIGH. Cover and cook until thickened.
Remove half of soup mixture with sliced mushrooms. Transfer remaining mixture to a blender or use a hand blender to blend mixture in crock until somewhat smooth. Combine with reserved mushroom soup mixture and serve.
Notes
If you have a slow cooker with stovetop-safe cookware, substitute the cookware for the skillet in the directions above. After sautéing, place cookware in base, cover and cook as directed.
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For the cook who is busy all day but wants a home-cooked dinner at night, a slow cooker is the answer. And with the Set & Forget® Programmable Slow Cooker, technology takes a big leap forward from the outdated slow cookers found in yesterday’s kitchens.