Slow Cooker Fully Loaded Chicken & Potato Soup

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Isn’t it nice to walk in the house after a busy day of work and activities to smell dinner almost done? Especially on a cold, rainy fall day where you just want to warm up with a bowl of soup. Well to make your life even easier, we have come up with some easy alternative cooking instructions, so you can make your Fully Loaded Chicken & Potato Soup in the slow cooker. Now it will be ready to go when you get home!

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Mardi Gras is March 4th!

Holidays | March 3, 2014 | By

seafood_cioppinoIt’s a flamboyant day of festivals, parades, and carnivals colored with purple, gold, and green. Join the fun and decorate your table with colorful masks, beads and crowns while you enjoy our Seafood Cioppino! It’s a hearty stew full of sea bass, shrimp and a kick of spices.

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Soup On My Mind

706_new_england_clam_chowder_medWhen I think of soup… I envision my family around our sturdy, oak table, leaning over big bowls of chowder. The light overhead envelops us in a scene we know as family while the windows hold out the blackness of night. My nose inhales the unmistakable aroma of sautéed onion lingering in the air as we tear into crusty loaves of sourdough.

My favorite soups to make are Ham & Split Pea, Turkey Vegetable, and ‘Amazing Soup’ (which is always different because it’s inspired from anything I have leftover in my refrigerator)!  What truly warms my heart are the people around me. Our conversation can range from ordinary to funny; yet, there’s something assuring about the security we find in being together.

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National Soup Month

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Recipes | January 20, 2014 | By

There’s no better way to warm up on a chilly winter day than with a steaming bowl of soup. In honor of National Soup Month, we’re sharing this recipe for Kielbasa Bean Soup, which is a hearty meal in itself. It’s perfect for throwing together while the kids are outside playing or putting in the slow cooker so it’s ready when everyone gets home from school and work.

Kielbasa Bean Soup
Serves 6
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups potatoes, ½-inch diced and par boiled*
  2. 2 10.5-ounce cans bean with bacon soup
  3. 2 15-ounce cans diced tomatoes
  4. ¾ pound kielbasa sausage, cut into 1-inch pieces
  5. 1 onion, chopped
  6. 2 carrots, diced
  7. 2 celery stalks, diced
  8. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  9. ½ teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine the potatoes, soup, tomatoes, kielbasa, onion, carrots, celery, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Transfer to a crockpot or large pot.
  2. Slow-cook in the crockpot, set on low heat, for 5 to 6 hours, until thick. Alternatively, simmer over low heat on the stovetop for 2 hours or until thick.
  3. Make sure to serve this with some crunchy bread!
Notes
  1. *To par boil potatoes: Scrub and wash unpeeled potatoes. Dice potatoes into ½-inch pieces. In a large pot, bring water to a rolling boil. Add diced potatoes and cook for 2 minutes. Remove potatoes from water. Rinse potatoes in cold water. Drain and use as directed in recipe.
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Crock Pot Instructions for Southern Chicken and Biscuits

True comfort food! You’ll love our version of this American favorite. Juicy, lean pieces of chicken breast, along with fresh carrots, celery, potatoes and peas, are gently simmered in a creamy sauce with the perfect blend of herbs. Topped off in true Southern fashion with home-style buttermilk biscuits.

Crock Pot Directions:

Do not  thaw biscuits . Bake them from frozen.

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