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8 College Apartment Kitchen Essentials You’re Probably Forgetting

Moving on your own for the first time can be tough. Not only do you have to figure out how to use a washing machine on your own, you have to fully stock the place with all the essentials a college student needs. When you’re trying to get ready for the big move and a new school year, it’s easy to forget things, so we’ve come up with a list to make it easier: Pots and Pans: A staple of any kitchen, pots and pans should be one of the first things you buy for your first kitchen. You don’t need [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:27:40-05:00August 2nd, 2017|NESCO, NESCO Everyday|Comments Off on 8 College Apartment Kitchen Essentials You’re Probably Forgetting

Queso Blanco Dip

  This Queso Blanco Dip has just enough kick to keep things interesting, but it's mild enough for anyone to love. It's perfect for parties, tailgating, or just hanging out on the weekend. The salsa verde adds a certain chunkiness and heat, while the cream cheese and sour cream give it a smooth texture and a balance to the spice, giving it a full flavor, without an actual burn. If you're a spice lover, adding diced jalapeños takes things up a notch. Ingredients: Nesco® 1.5 QT. Slow Cooker 16 oz. cream cheese 32 oz. salsa verde (medium) 7 cloves minced [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:00-05:00July 10th, 2017|Cooking with NESCO, NESCO, Slow Cooker|Comments Off on Queso Blanco Dip

Party Coffee Ingredients

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?

By |2018-09-20T13:30:32-05:00January 19th, 2017|NESCO, NESCO Tips|Comments Off on Party Coffee Ingredients

Cheesy Spinach Dip

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 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:31:06-05:00January 18th, 2017|NESCO, Slow Cooker|Comments Off on Cheesy Spinach Dip

Party Mix

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 300º F. Place cereal in cookwell. Stir butter and Worcestershire® sauce together and pour over cereal. Cover and bake at 300º F for 45 to 60 minutes. [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:31:16-05:00January 18th, 2017|NESCO, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on Party Mix

Freeze Your Own Homemade TV Dinner

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 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:31:48-05:00December 28th, 2016|NESCO, NESCO Tips|Comments Off on Freeze Your Own Homemade TV Dinner

Cooking Tips Using Bacon Fat

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 sauté [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:32:38-05:00December 27th, 2016|Electric Skillet, NESCO, NESCO Tips|Comments Off on Cooking Tips Using Bacon Fat

Toast Topping Tips

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 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:03-05:00December 23rd, 2016|NESCO, Toast, Toaster|Comments Off on Toast Topping Tips

Chicken Roasting Tips

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 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:32:45-05:00December 23rd, 2016|Chicken, NESCO, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on Chicken Roasting Tips

Candied Sweet Potatoes

  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 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:03-05:00December 23rd, 2016|NESCO, Pressure Cooker, Yams|Comments Off on Candied Sweet Potatoes

Tips for Whipping Egg Whites

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 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:32:57-05:00December 1st, 2016|Cooking with NESCO, Hand Mixer, NESCO, Recipes|Comments Off on Tips for Whipping Egg Whites

Heating Up Your Holiday Drinks

    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 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:33:14-05:00December 1st, 2016|NESCO, NESCO Tips, Water Kettle|Comments Off on Heating Up Your Holiday Drinks

Tea Tips. Yummy Good.

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 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:04-05:00November 29th, 2016|NESCO, NESCO Tips, Water Kettle|Comments Off on Tea Tips. Yummy Good.

Whipped Mashed Potatoes

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 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:04-05:00November 29th, 2016|Cooking with NESCO, Hand Mixer, NESCO|Comments Off on Whipped Mashed Potatoes

Dill and Cucumber Salad

The NESCO 8 Cup Food Processor is the ideal helper when it comes to making this Dill and Cucumber Salad. It slices cucumbers evenly and fast, cutting preparation time to a fraction of hand slicing. The sweet and sour dill dressing is perfect with the cucumbers and will surely be loved by everyone. Ingredients 4 large cucumbers 1 onion 1 tablespoon dried dill weed 1 cup white sugar  1/2 cup white vinegar 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon salt (optional) Directions Using the slicing blade, slice cucumbers in the NESCO Food Processor. Remove to a large bowl. Next cut onion into [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:33:37-05:00November 1st, 2016|Cooking with NESCO, Food Processor, NESCO, Recipes|Comments Off on Dill and Cucumber Salad

Garlic and Herb Portabella Mushrooms

The NESCO Reversible Grill and Griddle works great for making Garlic and Herb Portabella Mushrooms. Equal amounts of shallots, garlic, basil and chives give the mushrooms an elegant savory flavor. Enjoy these tasty Portabella Mushrooms as a meaty main course or as a delicious side dish. Garlic and Herb Portabella Mushrooms 4 portabella mushrooms, stems removed, rinsed and dried well 3 teaspoons olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons diced shallots 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic 1 1/2 teaspoons finely diced fresh basil 1 1/2 teaspoons finely diced fresh chives Salt and pepper as desired Preheat electric griddle to medium. Place griddle [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:04-05:00November 1st, 2016|Grill, NESCO, Recipes|Comments Off on Garlic and Herb Portabella Mushrooms

Creamy Herb Pasta

  The NESCO 18 Quart Roaster Oven is ideal for roasting up to a 22 lb turkey. It’s also perfect for large size recipes when you have a sizable group to cook for.  This recipe for Creamy Herb Pasta serves 25 guests and is extremely easy to make. Simply add all the ingredients, cook for 45 to 50 minutes, and enjoy. 3 lb wide egg noodles, cooked, drained 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 2 cups half and half 1/2 cup parsley, chopped 2 cups milk 1/4 cup chopped chives 4 Pkg (8 oz ea) cream cheese, softened, cubed 1 - 2 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:04-05:00November 1st, 2016|NESCO, Pasta, Recipes, Roaster Oven, Winter|Comments Off on Creamy Herb Pasta

NESCO 8 Cup Food Processor Easy Tomato Salsa

The NESCO  8 Cup Food Processor makes fresh salsa fast and easy. The recipe below includes green bell pepper for bit of crunch and color along with its zesty flavor. However many people prefer to use a yellow or red pepper for its slightly lighter taste. Also, for less heat simply remove the jalapeno seeds before finely chopping. Ingredients 3 cups tomatoes 1/2 cup green bell pepper 1 cup onion 1/4 cup fresh cilantro 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice  4 teaspoons chopped fresh jalapeno pepper (including seeds) 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:05-05:00October 22nd, 2016|Cooking with NESCO, Food Processor, NESCO, Recipes|Comments Off on NESCO 8 Cup Food Processor Easy Tomato Salsa

NESCO Dehydrator Special Apple Snacks

People love these Special Apple Snacks made with the NESCO/American Harvest Snackmaster Dehydrator. Pineapple juice combined with a touch of sugar and cinnamon give these apple chips a wonderful flavor to be enjoyed everyday whether at home or on the go. 4 apples 1/4 cup pineapple juice 1 Tbsp sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon Peel apples. Cut into 1/4” thick rings or slices. Dip slices in pineapple juice for 1 minute. Place dipped apples on a mesh-lined Clean-a-Screen® positioned on a Nesco®/American Harvest® dehydrator tray. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of apples. Dry for 6 [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:33:44-05:00October 21st, 2016|Dehydrator, NESCO, NESCO American Harvest, Recipes|Comments Off on NESCO Dehydrator Special Apple Snacks

Seasonal Pumpkin Bread in the 18 Qt Roaster Oven

The NESCO 18 Quart Roaster Oven is ideal for roasting up to a 22 lb turkey. It's also perfect as an energy saving oven for making your favorite breads. This Seasonal Pumpkin Bread recipe can be made year round. However it's especially appreciated during autumn and the holiday seasons. 1 cup canned pumpkin 2 eggs 1/2 cup corn oil 3 Tbsp water 1¾ cup flour 1½ tsp pumpkin pie spice 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp salt 1½ cup sugar Preheat NESCO 18 Qt Roaster Oven to 350º F. In a bowl, combine pumpkin, eggs, oil and water. Mix well [...]

By |2018-09-20T13:17:05-05:00October 20th, 2016|NESCO, NESCO Tips, Pumpkin Bread, Recipes, Roaster Oven|Comments Off on Seasonal Pumpkin Bread in the 18 Qt Roaster Oven