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Oriental Cashews


Mar. 2, 2017 3:38 pm



More and more you read how nuts are a good source of vitamins and nutrients. This recipe for Oriental Cashews made in your NESCO/American Harvest® Food Dehydrator is great tasting as well as a healthy snack. Also try these delicious cashews on a salad for a wonderful crunch.

Let us know what you think. What are some of your favorite snacks you like to make in your NESCO/American Harvest® Food Dehydrator?

12 oz can dry-roasted whole cashews
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 Tbsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp powdered ginger

Place nuts in a 9 inch square pan. Combine remaining ingredients and pour over nuts. Let sit at room temperature overnight. Drain liquid from nuts and place on Nesco®/American Harvest® Dehydrator tray. 

Dry at 145? F for 3 to 5 hours or until nuts are crunchy. 


Store in an air-tight container.

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Spaghetti Dinner


Mar. 2, 2017 3:36 pm



This recipe for a wholesome spaghetti and meatball dinner is extremely easy in your NESCO® 6 Quart Pressure Cooker. Simply add all the ingredients in the order of the recipe, lock the lid and set. In only 10 minutes you have a wonderful meal.

Let us know what you think. What are some of your favorite meals you like to make in your NESCO Pressure Cooker?

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups spaghetti, break in thirds
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups spaghetti sauce
16 frozen meatballs
1 cup sliced black olives, or whole
2 tsp olive oil
Optional: Top with Parmesan Cheese

Pour all ingredients in the order listed into the cooking pot of your Nesco® Pressure Cooker. 

Lock lid into place and set the pressure regulator knob to SEAL. Cook on High for 10 minutes.


4-6 servings

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Easy Cheesy Broccoli & Cauliflower


Mar. 2, 2017 3:34 pm



The NESCO® 5 Quart Steamer with Rice Bowl makes this Cheesy Broccoli & Cauliflower recipe simple and tasty. The rice bowl is used here to make the creamy cheese sauce that is oh so delicious. The sauce is made right inside the steamer along with your perfectly cooked vegetables. 

Try it and let us know what you think. Also, let us know what are some of your favorite foods you like to make in your NESCO Steamer.

1 lb broccoli, cut into florets
1 lb cauliflower, cut into florets
4 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 cup soft Cheddar Cheese Spread
1 cup prepared white sauce
1 tsp white pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced red peppers (optional)

Place 1 cup water in water reservoir (base of unit) of Nesco Electric Food Steamer. Place broccoli, butter and cauliflower in lower Steamer basket. Cover and steam for 20-25 minutes. 

Mix together cheese spread, white sauce and pepper and pour into rice bowl. Place in upper Steamer basket approximately 10 minutes before end of steam cycle to soften. To serve, pour cheese sauce over vegetables.


Serves 6

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Personalized Party Omelets


Jan. 20, 2017 2:23 pm



For your next party treat your guests to a personalized omelet made simple with your portable NESCO Electric Burner. Here is a simple omelet recipe and a list of ingredients for the filling. The possibilities are almost endless. Choose the ones that are easiest for you, and ones you feel your guests will love.

Simple Omelet Recipe:
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp. of Water (to help makes eggs fluffy)
Dash of Salt and Pepper to Taste
1 Tsp. of Butter

Beat eggs, water, salt and pepper in a bowl

Heat a 7 to 10-inch skillet over your NESCO Electric Burner and add butter

Pour in beaten egg mixture into pan and cook until edges start to set. Push eggs gently with spatula and tilt pan to let uncooked egg mixture flow onto open pan area. Once eggs look cooked add approximately 1/4 cup of combined ingredients of filling to one side of omelet. Fold other side of omelet over filling and gently slide onto plate. 

If desired top with additional ingredients from the following list.

Suggested filling ingredients:
Chopped cooked ham
Cubed feta cheese
- Shredded cheese
- Cooked spinach
- Baby spinach leaves
Cooked diced onions and/or mushrooms
Chopped parsley 
Chopped fresh tomatoes
Cooked chopped red or green peppers
Jalapeno peppers
Chopped crispy bacon

Let us know what are some of your favorite omelet fillings.

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Party Coffee Ingredients


Jan. 19, 2017 4:10 pm


For your next party treat your guest to a cup of Fresh Brewed Coffee from your NESCO 25 Cup Coffee Urn. In addition to having cream and sugar for added flavor, try having one or more of these added ingredients on the side. Your guest will love them.

- Chocolate syrup
- Whipped cream
- Cinnamon sugar or sticks
- Dark or light rum
- Almond or coconut milk
- Ice cream
- Cocoa powder

Let us know what you think, and what are some of your favorite coffee ingredients?

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Cheesy Spinach Dip


Jan. 18, 2017 2:05 pm

The NESCO 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker is perfect for making Cheesy Spinach Dip and keeping it warm on your party buffet table. To kick your Spinach Dip up a bit simply add the optional chopped Jalapeno peppers. 

8 oz cup Monterey Jack Cheese, cut into pieces
4 oz cream cheese, softened
5 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed & thoroughly drained
1 large tomato, skinned, seeded, chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup half-and-half
1 whole Jalapeno Peppers, chopped (optional) 
crackers, cocktail rye bread or fresh cut vegetables to serve.

Set NESCO Slow Cooker to HIGH. Lightly wipe cook pot with cooking oil.

In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients; stir until well blended. 
Spoon into preheated cook pot. Cover; bake 30 to 40 minutes or until center is set and edges are puffed. 

When heated, set control to AUTO. 

Serve warm with crackers, cocktail rye bread or your choice of cut fresh vegetables. 

Serves 8 to 10


Let us know some of your favorite slow cooker dip recipes.

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Jet Stream Oven 2: The Perfect Frozen Appetizer Cooker


Jan. 18, 2017 2:04 pm

The NESCO/American Harvest Jet Stream Oven is perfect for making your favorite frozen appetizers. Enjoy everything from crispy egg rolls and mozzarella sticks, to breaded mushrooms and onion rings. Cooking in your Jet Steam Oven is convenient and saves energy over a large conventional oven. 

Try some of these tasty frozen food items in your NESCO/American Harvest Jet Stream Oven:

? Crispy Egg Rolls
? Pizza Rolls
? Breaded Cheese Curds
? Mozzarella Sticks
? Breaded Mushrooms
? Baked Pretzels
? Onion Rings
? Stuffed Potato Skins
? Cream Cheese Wontons
? Corn Dogs
? Stuffed Taquitos
? Mini Pizza Bites


Let us know some of your favorite frozen appetizers.


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Party Mix


Jan. 18, 2017 1:46 pm


One thing guests love reaching for at a party is a big bowl of party mix. NESCO Roaster Ovens help make it simple and convenient. The possibilities of ingredients are almost endless. Here is a quick recipe along with suggested additions.

10 cups crispy rice squares cereal
10 cups crispy wheat squares cereal
1 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup Worcestershire® sauce
2 cups peanuts
4 cups thin pretzels

Preheat NESCO® Roaster Oven to 300? F. Place cereal in cookwell. Stir butter and Worcestershire® sauce together and pour over cereal. 

Cover and bake at 300? F for 45 to 60 minutes. Stir occasionally during baking. Add nuts and pretzels. Cool before serving or storing in airtight container.

Serves 50.

Try one these additions when melting the butter:
? 2 Tbsps. of taco seasoning
? 1 clove minced garlic

After cooling add one or more of the following ingredients for a tastier mix:
? Diced pieces of dehydrate fruits or veggies
? Roasted pecans, cashews or almonds
? Toasted pumpkin seeds
? Coated chocolate bites
? Granola clusters
? Toasted coconut 
? Cheese puffs
? Crispy Asian noodle pieces
?
Broken pieces of tortilla chips

Let us know some of your favorite party mix recipes or tasty added ingredients.


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Delicious Sloppy Joe's


Jan. 13, 2017 3:43 pm


Sloppy Joe's made in your 6 Qt NESCO Roaster Oven are perfect when having friends over to watch the big game. This recipe that serves 4 makes it simple and convenient using your favorite prepared barbecue sauce. For a larger group simply double the ingredients and make in a 12 or 18 roaster oven. Enjoy.

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
3/4 cup prepared barbecue sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
4 hamburger buns, split
American Cheese slices (optional)
Green bell pepper rings (optional)

Preheat NESCO® Roaster Oven at 425? F.

Reduce heat to 325?F and place meat and onion in cookwell. Brown and crumble meat into 1/4" pieces. Pour off drippings. 

Stir in barbecue sauce, salt and pepper; heat thoroughly. Serve on buns with cheese and bell pepper.

Makes 4 servings


Let us know some of your favorite Sloppy Joe recipes.

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Chili con Carne


Jan. 13, 2017 3:42 pm


A rich wholesome batch of Chili Con Carne made in your NESCO Roaster Oven is prefect for when friends come over for the big game. Made with beef or turkey, its comfort food goodness will be appreciated by all. 

2 lbs ground beef or turkey
1 green Pepper, chopped
4 medium onions, chopped
2 (1 lb 12 oz) cans tomatoes
8 oz can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 (15 1/2 oz each) kidney beans, drained (reserve liquid)

Preheat Nesco® Roaster Oven to 425?F. 

Brown ground beef, pepper and onion; drain fat with a baster.

Stir in tomatoes, bean liquid, tomato sauce and seasonings. Cook until boiling around edges. Reduce temperature to 300?F. 

Cover and simmer for 1? hours. Stir in beans. Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. 

Serves 12 to 14


Try some and let us know what you think. Also, let us know some of your favorite chili recipes.

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Cheese Sauce Toppings


Jan. 12, 2017 4:43 pm

Nothing says "Party" more than a NESCO 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker filled with a warm creamy cheese sauce. Great for spooning over nacho chips, fresh steamed vegetables or potatoes; tasty cheese sauces are always a hit on any party buffet. 

To kick things up try some of the these suggested toppings:

Roasted pumpkin seeds
Cooked bacon bits
Chopped black or green olives
Chopped fresh tomatoes
Diced jalapeno peppers
Chopped marinated artichoke hearts
Roasted tomato salsa
Shredded romaine lettuce
Diced apples tossed in lime juice
Steamed broccoli tips
Chopped green onions
Fresh guacamole
Diced marinated cooked shrimp
Beef or chicken chili
Chilled marinated cooked black beans
Crumbled feta cheese
Marinated chopped celery and onions
Diced radishes 
Chopped cilantro 


Let us know some of your favorite cheese sauce toppings!

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Freeze Your Own Homemade TV Dinner


Dec. 28, 2016 3:08 pm


NESCO/American Harvest Vacuum Sealers are ideal for storing all types of food items. Vacuum sealing locks in freshness and flavor. Ordinary storage methods trap air in with your food causing it to loose nutrition and taste.

NESCO/American Harvest Vacuum Sealers are great for frozen plan-ahead meals and single serving meals, or, as we like to call them TV Dinners. Unlike prepackaged store dinners you get to decide the food items and amounts in each meal. At the same time you can avoid unwanted ingredients often found in premade processed foods. And, you'll be saving money!


Try making up your own TV Dinners with a Vacuum Sealer from NESCO/American Harvest. Let us know some of your favorites.

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Holliday Hot Wings


Dec. 28, 2016 11:14 am


Using your NESCO 11 Quart Pressure Cooker this recipe for Chicken Wings is simple and fast. Adding honey to your favorite Smokey BBQ sauce gives the wings that right touch of sweetness.

Ingredients:

12-14 chicken wings cut into pieces
1 cup of water
1 3/4 cups of smoky BBQ sauce divided
4 tablespoons of honey divided

Cut 12-14 chicken wings into 3 pieces - the drumettes, wingettes (often called flats) and the tips. For this recipe we'll use just the drummettes and wingettes. Save and freeze the tips for next time you make homemade chicken stock.

Add wing pieces to you NESCO Pressure Cooker with ? cup of your favorite smoky BBQ sauce, 1 cup of water and 2 tablespoons of honey. Lock lid and set regulator knob to SEAL. Set for ten minutes on High Pressure and cook.

When wings are finished after 10 minutes of cooking remove to lightly greased cookie sheet. Place under broiler for 5 minutes or until crispy brown. Remove from broiler. Combine remaining BBQ sauce and honey and brush wings lightly. Enjoy.

NOTE: Wings may vary in size when purchased. Larger wings may require extra cooking time to be fully cooked. If so reset your pressure cooker and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes. Repeat if needed.


Try this recipe and let us know what you think. Also, let us know some of your favorite NESCO Pressure Cooker recipes.

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Healthy Avocado Toast with Eggs


Dec. 28, 2016 10:58 am



Hard cooked eggs have never been easier with the NESCO deluxe Egg Cooker. Add the eggs to avocado toast for a healthy way to start your day.  

Healthy Avocado Toast with Hard Boiled Eggs

8 eggs
2 avocados
chia seeds
sunflower seeds
1/4 teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Wholegrain bread
fresh basil leaves

Measure the amount of water for hard boiled marked on the measuring cup and pour water into base.   

Use the pin on the measuring cup and prick each egg before placing on the tray (reduces cracking egg shells).

Remove the eggs and peel the egg shells under cool running water. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise. Toast the bread and spread mashed avocado over the toast. Garnish with basil, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, salt to taste.


Place the halved hard boiled eggs on top. Sprinkle with fresh pepper and serve. Makes 8 slices.

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White Chicken Chili


Dec. 27, 2016 12:07 pm

When it comes to making great White Chicken Chili NESCO makes it simple with their line of versatile Pressure Cookers. This recipe is hearty and healthy, one the whole family will love. 

White Chicken Chili - Pressure Cooker

1 lb cooked chicken
1 packet of McCormick White Chicken Chili Seasoning Mix
1 cup water
1 cup fresh chopped tomatoes
1 can of corn drained
1 can white beans un-drained
Sour cream and chives

Put chicken, water, beans, corn, tomatoes and seasoning in pressure cooker and cook for three minutes on HIGH pressure. Set regulator knob to SEAL. 


When complete, gently stir and serve with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of fresh chives.

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Cooking Tips Using Bacon Fat


Dec. 27, 2016 11:35 am



Almost anyone you talk with will tell you they love the taste of bacon. Here are a few bacon flavor tips when cooking with your NESCO 12" Electric Skillet.

?  Next time you make fried or scrambled eggs try substituting bacon fat in place of butter or oil.

?  After you fry bacon in you NESCO Electric Skillet use the drippings to make hot bacon dressing. It generally is served over spinach however other greens can work just as well.

?  Bacon drippings are also great for cooking greens such as kale and Brussels sprouts.

?  Next time you saute shrimp or scallops try using a bit if bacon fat.

?  People often like to use bacon fat when making pancakes for a light smoky flavor.  And the perfect side to those pancakes - crispy bacon of course.

?  Bacon drippings also add a nice flavor to homemade skillet corn bread.


Try some of these bacon fat tips and let us know what you think. Also, let us know some of your favorite ways to cook with bacon drippings.

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