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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 WorcestershireŽ sauce
2 cups peanuts
4 cups thin pretzels

Preheat NESCOŽ Roaster Oven to 300? F. Place cereal in cookwell. Stir butter and WorcestershireŽ 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 NESCOŽ 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 NescoŽ 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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Toast Topping Tips


Dec. 23, 2016 12:57 pm

We all know of our traditional toast toppings such as our favorite butter, PB&J, cream cheese and so on. However it's fun to venture out.  Next time you make perfectly done toast in your NESCO Two Slice Toaster try one or more of the following. Let us know what you think, or some of your favorite or unusual toppings.

1. Peanut butter and mayo
2. Cold meatloaf and ketchup
3. Cheddar cheese and apple butter
4. Fried Spam and sliced pineapple
5. Peanut butter with a few drizzles of chocolate syrup
6. Cake frosting and crushed dried fruit
7. Cream cheese, cinnamon and thin sliced apple
8. Chocolate frosting, kiwi and pomegranate seeds
9. Chocolate frosting, marshmallows and pomegranate seeds

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Chicken Roasting Tips


Dec. 23, 2016 12:56 pm


There are many great tips when roasting chickens in your NESCO 18 Quart Roaster oven. Here are a few to try.

1. Cook more than one chicken at a time. Your 18 Quart Roaster Oven can hold up to the chickens at a time. You can have one now and save the others for various recipes that call for cooked chicken, like chicken tacos or tasty chicken salad.

2. Some people like to tie the wings and legs down then cook their whole chicken breast side down for about twenty minutes. Then they turn it breast side up and finish cooking until done. It helps make for juicer white meat.

3. Try rubbing dried herbs under the breast and leg skin for a wonderful flavor. To do so take your fingers and very carefully separate the skin from the meat leaving skin attached in the back. Then sprinkle in and lightly spread your favorite dried herb over meat. Dried tarragon is great. Press skin back over meat. Tie legs together, roast and enjoy.

Try some of these tips and let us know what you think. Also let us know some of your favorite tips.

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Candied Sweet Potatoes


Dec. 23, 2016 12:55 pm



If you like yams you'll love this recipe for Orange-Flavored Candied Yams made simple in your NESCO 11 Quart Pressure Cooker. Grated orange zest really adds to the overall orange flavor. Brown sugar adds just the right amount of sweetness everyone will love.

Give this recipe a try and let us know what you think. Also let us know what are some or your favorite NESCO Pressure Cooker Recipes.

1 cup orange juice
2 large sweet potatoes (yams) 
salt, to taste
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp grated orange zest
2 Tbsp butter

Pour the orange juice into the NESCOŽ 6 Qt. 3-in-1 Digital Pressure Cooker. 

Peel the sweet potatoes and cut them in half lengthwise. Arrange in a steamer basket (if available) and sprinkle with salt, brown sugar and orange zest. Dot with butter. Lower the steamer basket into the pressure cooker. Lock the lid in place and turn regulator knob to SEAL. Program for HIGH pressure and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.

When cooking is complete, use the Quick or Natural release method and open the lid. Lift out the sweet potatoes boil down the sauce until thickened and pour over the sweet potatoes.

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Tips for Whipping Egg Whites


Dec. 1, 2016 3:16 pm


Whipping egg whites can be quick and simple with your NESCO Digital Hand Mixer. 

When whipping egg whites it's best to use a metal bowl such as stainless steel or copper. Avoid an aluminum bowl as it can alter the color of your eggs. 

Adding a half teaspoon of cream of tarter for two or more eggs will help keep the whipped egg whites firm.

When making meringue add 2 tablespoons of white sugar for each egg. Add sugar slowly while beating eggs. Whip until stiff peaks form.


Try some of these tips and let us know what you think. Also, let us know some of the recipes you make with your NESCO Hand Mixer.

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Stir Fried Vegetable Delight


Dec. 1, 2016 3:07 pm



This vegetable packed dish is quick and simple with your NESCO 12 inch Electric Skillet. You'll love the depth of flavor and the freshness of all the vegetables. A touch of lemon juice adds just the right amount of brightness. For seafood lovers simply add the optional precooked shrimp.

Try and let know what you think. Also, let us know what other recipes you like to make in your NESCO Electric Skillet. 

1 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 lb green beans, sliced diagonally in 1 inch lengths
2 green or red peppers, seeded and sliced
1 carrot, coarsely grated
3/4 lb (30 medium) mushrooms, sliced
1 small bunch bok choy or chard
1-3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh ginger root, grated
1 small red onion, sliced
1 zucchini, sliced
1/4 lb tofu, cubed
1 1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp thyme
3 Tbsp minced parsley
1 tsp lemon juice
3 Tbsp soy sauce or to taste
6-8 Medium pre-cooked or fresh shrimp (optional)

Combine oil, garlic, ginger root, onion, peppers, beans and carrot and place in the preheated NESCO 12 inch Electric Skillet for 3 minutes.

Add mushrooms, bok choy, zucchini, tofu, herbs and shrimp. Pour lemon juice and soy sauce over vegetables and cook 3-5 minutes. 

Serve over rice. Serves 1-3.


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Heating Up Your Holiday Drinks


Dec. 1, 2016 3:01 pm





The NESCO 1.8 Liter Glass Water Kettle is ideal for making delicious hot holiday drinks. It boils water faster than a microwave and uses half the energy of a stovetop. 1500 watts of power quickly heats water for all your drinks like Tom & Jerry's, hot toddies, spiced teas and hot instant cocoas.

For great Tom & Jerry's the Internet offers dozens of delicious recipes. The base of hot water, whipped eggs and liquor makes the perfect foundation for a rich creamy drink. From there the added flavor combinations are almost endless. Grated nutmeg and cinnamon are a favorite. Try a few and let us know what you think. Also let us know what are some of your favorite uses for your NESCO Glass Water Kettle.


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Cinnamon Coffee


Nov. 29, 2016 4:50 pm



For your next party treat your guest to a cup of Fresh Brewed Cinnamon Coffee from your NESCO 25 Cup Coffee Urn. Simply add two to three teaspoons of ground cinnamon sprinkled over your favorite coffee grounds before brewing a full urn. Not only does it add a light wonderful flavor, the aroma is absolutely heavenly. For a creamy and sweeter flavor, serve with half-and-half and your favorite sweetener on the side. Your guests will love it.

Experiment with various amounts of cinnamon, or other additions such as a dash of nutmeg. Let us know what you think. Also share with us some of your favorite coffee tips. 

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Tea Tips. Yummy Good.


Nov. 29, 2016 2:24 pm

This holiday season try using dehydrated fruits for a boost of flavor to your cup of tea. Start with a cup of hot water from your NESCO Glass Water Kettle and your favorite tea. Then add ground dehydrated dried oranges and dried cinnamon apple slices. This also works great with cider or plain hot water. Start with small amounts and adjust to your liking.

Another favorite of ours is just plain hot water with dried lemon slices from our NESCO/American Harvest Food Dehydrator and a mint leaf . . . mmm good.

Try one of these tips and let us know what you think. Or if you have a tip to share we would love to hear.

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Whipped Mashed Potatoes


Nov. 29, 2016 11:00 am



Delicious fluffy mashed potatoes are a holiday staple. Use your NESCO Hand mixer this season to whip up some potatoes in no time!

5 medium sized potatoes
1/8 cup millk
3 T butter

Boil a medium size saucepan half full of water, and add a pinch of salt. Add potatoes to pot; the water should cover the potatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are easily pierced by a fork. Drain.

Transfer potatoes to a large mixing bowl. Add butter or margarine and milk, and mash with a potato masher. When well mashed, whip for a minute or two with NESCO hand mixer set on medium speed.

5 servings.

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Add Color to Your Buffet Table with NESCO's Slow Cookers!


Nov. 28, 2016 12:00 pm



Keep your holiday appetizers and sauces tasty and warm in colorful 1.5 Qt Slow Cookers from NESCO. From rich brown meatballs and honey wings, to golden cheese sauces and hot bean dips, NESCO Slow Cookers helps make your table more festive.

Lets us know what recipes you like to make in your NESCO 1.5 Qt Slow Cooker.

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Whole Cooked Lemony Chicken


Nov. 28, 2016 11:59 am



Next time you cook a whole chicken in your NESCO 12" Electric Skillet try this tip if you like lemony chicken. Simply take one whole lemon and pierce six to eight times with a fork to let flavor come through. Place inside the cavity of the chicken after adding a dash of salt and pepper. Tie legs shut and cook until done.

For an added tasty flavor take one-half or whole tablespoon of dried tarragon and sprinkle half of the amount in the cavity of the chicken before adding the salt, pepper and pierced lemon. Take the remaining tarragon and sprinkle over the bird and cook until done. Enjoy.

The drippings make the base for a fantastic sauce.

Try this lemony tip and let us know what you think. Also, let us know some of your whole chicken cooking tips.

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