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May 19, 2017 11:49 am

Bruschetta with Dehydrated Tomatoes:

Bruschetta served as an appetizer to
Parmesan-crusted chicken
Ingredients:
1 baguette loaf, thinly sliced
2 cups parmesan cheese
Dehydrated tomatoes (see below)
1 Tbsp olive oil plus extra for brushing
1 clove of garlic
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
Fresh Basil, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste


Brush baguettes with olive oil and place on baking pan and broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden brown. In a bowl, mix tomatoes, olive oil, salt, pepper and balsamic. Place 2 Tbsp cheese and a spoonful of tomato mixture on each slice of baguette. Top with fresh basil. Garnish with a sprig of basil and serve as an appetizer to an Italian meal (like Parmesan-crusted chicken), or as a healthy afternoon snack.



Dehydrated Tomato Prep:

Cut 12 Roma tomatoes into thin slices and brush one side with olive oil. Sprinkle with Italian Seasoning. Dehydrate in your favorite Nesco Dehydrator at 135? for 6-12 hours (time depends on tomato thickness, amounts and size). Any extra dehydrated tomatoes can be saved for salads, pasta garnishes or to be eaten by themselves. 

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45 Minute Ribs and Coleslaw


May 16, 2017 1:32 pm

Classic Fall-off-the-Bone Ribs

Ribs are a classic American dinner that everyone loves. The only problem with making ribs for the whole family is the time it can take to cook them to the perfect tenderness. Let Nesco cut down your cook time with our Pressure Cooker, available in multiple sizes. For the perfect dinner, serve these ribs with a side of homemade coleslaw (although we cheated and used pre-made dressing).



10 lbs. bone-in ribs, defrosted and cut up
2 bottles Smoky Barbecue sauce
2 cups ginger ale
1 Bay leaf

Place rack in Pressure Cooker. Layer ribs and barbecue sauce in pressure cooker, using about ? cup of sauce in between each layer. Add ginger ale and bay leaf. Set Pressure Cooker to HIGH and timer to 30 minutes for tender ribs, or 45 minutes for fall off the bone.
When timer is done, release pressure and carefully remove ribs from Pressure Cooker. Brush ribs with remaining barbecue sauce and serve.

Coleslaw:
1 Large head white cabbage
1/2 Head red cabbage
2 Cups baby carrots
1 bottle coleslaw dressing

Using the shredding attachment on your Food Processor, slowly feed cabbages and carrots until all are shredded. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and add coleslaw dressing. Mix well. 

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Mother's Day Frittata


May 12, 2017 4:40 pm

Mother's Day Frittata Recipe

1/2 Cup of fresh or fully cooked maple sausage links, sliced and browned
1 Cup of diced potatoes, browned until tender
6-8 large eggs
1/3 Cup milk
1/3 Cup dehydrated mushrooms
1/3 Cup dehydrated tomatoes
1 Tbsp of Italian Seasoning
1/2 Cup of cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste


On medium heat brown the sausage and potatoes and set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and milk together. Add all ingredients to the skillet and stir just until everything is mixed well. Set temperature to medium heat and cook for 5-7 minutes, or until center is firm. Remove from Skillet, cut and serve fresh. 

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Chicken Mole and Mexican Rice


May 5, 2017 8:36 am



Chicken Mole

Ingredients:

Chicken:
6-8 Boneless chicken breasts, defrosted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
2 cups water

Mole Sauce:
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups finely chopped onions
? cup chili powder
3 Tablespoons light brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of ground cloves
1 16 oz. can diced tomatoes
3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
3 Tablespoons peanut butter
2 cups water


Add water to 11 qt. Nesco® Pressure Cooker. Place chicken breasts on wire rack in cooker and set regulator knob to PRESSURE. Set Cooker to HIGH temp for 5 minutes and press START. Timer will not begin counting down until ideal pressure is reached. Ensure that internal temperature of chicken reaches 180 for doneness. When finished, release the pressure but leave chicken in Cooker to keep warm.

In Nesco® 8" Electric Skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until onions slightly are browned, about 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in chili powder, brown sugar, cloves and cook for 2 minutes, continuing to stir. Mix in tomatoes, cocoa powder, peanut butter and water. Let simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes, or until desired thickness is achieved.
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Mexican Rice

2 cups white rice
1 Tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon garlic
1 teaspoon cumin
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
16 oz. tomato paste
4 cups water
2 cups frozen peas and carrots


Preheat Skillet to medium-high and add oil. Reduce heat to medium, add rice, stirring constantly until lightly brown, about 3 minutes. Stir in garlic, cumin, salt, tomato paste and water. Raise heat to medium-high and bring to a boil. Cover and cook until rice is tender. Add peas and carrots, and cook for another 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork and serve. 


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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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