The Wonders Of The Cuisinart Slow Cooker

Celebrating Mardi Gras at home, in New Orleans or at a party; no Mardi Gras celebration would be complete without the rich flavors of Louisiana and these recipes are no different. Choose from an easy slow cooker recipe for Red Beans and rice to a deliciously decadent Carnival Crab Meat Dip. Each of these recipes features some of the most well know foods of Louisiana from Crab and Shrimp, Beans and Rice and even the French make an appearance in a Mimosa recipe. Each one of them is straight from the some of my favorite Louisianans' kitchen.

There will be live Irish music by Bostonians Pasty & John. They'll roll out the Authentic Beamish Irish Stout, Seamus Irish Red Ale & O'Reilly's Irish Stout from Sly Fox Brewery in Phoenixville in addition to Chocolate Leprechauns. Hearty Irish dishes including Bangers & Mashed (Irish sausage and mashed potatoes), Shepherd's Pie, Irish masterfoods recipe base slow cooked lamb casserole and Corned Beef with Cabbage. (through March) will be served.

While the decor and woodwork help set the scene, what makes D'Arcy's a good place is the beer (a great pour on the Guinness) and the very affordable Irish food. While the food is not particularly adventurous it includes good Irish staples such as Bangers and Mash Shepherd's Pie and Fish n Chips for entrees and affordable sandwiches and slow cooked lamb casserole wraps as well.

You, my friend, get to have a delicious bowl of sweet potato beef stew every day of the week. Simply throw a portion into a small cooking pot, heat it up on the stove top (sorry, I don't use microwaves), and enjoy the variety of flavors and textures!

A similar situation occurred recently at a local fraternal lodge building. We decided to have a soup supper and guests had their choice of bringing soup, salad or dessert. Each attendee was asked to bring the recipe for their selected item.

Queen of Sheba, 6665 Olive Blvd. will give you a great introduction to Ethiopian cuisine. Here you eat in the traditional matter: with your hands from a communal plate, using injera bread as a utensil. The menu features key wat, which is a sort of beef stew, and a lamb stew called yebeg wat with berbere sauce. The sauce is an interesting blend of spices that is sometimes hot, sometimes sharp and spicy. If you can't decide what to order, there are several combination platters to chose from.

Bring the stew to a boil, then turn down the heat and simmer it for a couple of hours. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Stir in the bouillon granules and tomatoes. Cut the top off the sugar pumpkin and take out the pulp and seeds, leaving an inch thick wall. Chop the pulp and add it to the beef stew.

So, I have spent countless hours and years figuring out this recipe and now others will benefit from it. It is has a fabulous flavor and would be a great for anyone. If you are looking to cook all natural, this recipe is for you. It especially works great for food allergies. The hunt for great tasting gluten-free recipes is over. Here is the Homemade Beef Stew lamb stew crock pot red wine that is sure to warm up those freezing cold winter days!