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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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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 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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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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