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Slow Cooker Creamy Red Lentil Soup

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This post is brought to you by Redwood Hill Farm. I know we have yet to hit the New Year, but has anyone started their post-holiday detox yet?  I’ve been craving fresh fruits and vegetables (especially the mandarin oranges from my parents’ trees here in California) and not really wanting to even look at any [...]

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Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken + A $100 Crate & Barrel Gift Card Giveaway!

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Living in the United States, it can be easy to forget what seasonality is.  Fresh tomatoes in the middle of winter? Of course!  What isn’t easy to forget however, is how much better things taste when they are eaten during their season.  They are bursting with flavor.  It used to be that we didn’t have [...]

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Fuji Slow Cooker Pumpkin Chili

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Mother Nature is flat out fickle here in Utah.  When we arrived the weather wasn’t much different than the weather we left behind in southern California—warm and sunny—still summer weather.

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi (Rice Bowl) à la Ivan Ramen

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Pulled Pork & Roasted Tomato Donburi Makes about 4 servings Recipe Notes: This recipe makes more pulled pork than you will likely want for four servings, but I’ve found that if I use a smaller piece of meat it sometimes ends up a bit drier than I like.  The size of roast indicated will give [...]

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Fuji Mama’s Horribly Wrong, Yet Strangely Delicious, Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

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Fuji Mama’s Horribly Wrong, Yet Strangely Delicious, Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup Makes about 8 servings Recipe Notes: The cooking times indicated are normally more than adequate to soften split peas. They do not need to be pre-soaked. If you find that your peas are not softening, then you have one of two problems. Either [...]

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Slow Cooker Chicken Gohan Stew

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Slow Cooker Chicken Gohan Stew Makes 6 – 8 servings 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 – 4 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced 6 cups chicken broth 5 ounces frozen green peas, defrosted 5 ounces carrots, peeled and cut into thin matchsticks 3/4 cup uncooked Japanese rice 3 tablespoons soy sauce [...]

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Kalua Pig Tacos

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“Rational habits permit of discarding nothing left over, and the use to which leftovers (and their economic allies, the wild things of nature) are put is often at the heart of a cooking's character.” – Richard Olney (1835-1917) If you make slow cooker kalua pig, you are bound to have some leftovers, unless you are [...]

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Slow Cooker Kalua Pig

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Slow Cooker Kalua Pig Makes 12-14 servings 5-6 pound pork butt roast 1 1/2 tablespoons Hawaiian sea salt (coarse sea salt) 1 1/2 tablespoons liquid smoke flavoring 1. Pierce the pork roast all over with the tip of a sharp knife.  Place the roast in a large slow cooker and rub the salt all over [...]

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FM’s Creamy Crockpot Chicken

I was thinking about one of our favorite dinners, Mr. Fuji’s Creamy Crockpot Porky Chops, and an idea started to form in my mind. What if I applied some of the same ideas to chicken? Enter FM’s Creamy Crockpot Chicken. Ok, so not as fun sounding as porky chops, but still really yummy, I promise! [...]

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Mr. Fuji’s Creamy Crockpot Porky Chops

Yep, Mr. Studly Mashed Potato Mashing Man was back in the kitchen yesterday cooking for us. Yes ladies, you should be jealous! He took control of the kitchen yesterday like a pro and by the end of the day we had an amazing meal to feast on. Mr. Fuji grew up taking advantage of the [...]

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