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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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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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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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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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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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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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