Thursday, July 26, 2007

Slow Cooking Thursday!!!

Welcome to my weekly Crockpot Recipes Exchange. It's such a great way to share your avorite dishes or to learn some new ones to make for your family.
What do you think??? Do You have some great recipes to share, or perhaps you're looking for some delicious ones to give you a reason to pull out the ol' crockpot???
Time to pull out those crockpots and put them to good use. If you want to join in, just grab the banner and add your name to Mr Linky :)

Here's another from the Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook.


1 pound sweet italian turkey sausages, casings removed and crumbled (I've made it using maple sausage too, it's good)
One 26- to 28- ounce jar tomato pasta sauce
1 pound rigatoni, uncooked
Freshly grated or shredded Parmesan cheese for serving

Coat the slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.

In a medium-size skillet over medium-high heat, brown the sausage.

While the sausage is cooking, pour the pasta sauce into the cooker. Fill the empty jar with water and pour it into the cooker. Add the rigatoni and cooked sausage; gently stir with a
rubber spatula to combine well. Cover and cook on LOW until the pasta is tender, 31/2 to 4 hours. Stir once halfway through cooking.

Do not cook more than 4 hours because the sides will dry out and burn. Serve immediately sprinkled with Parmesan cheese.

Ginger-Nut Apple Betty with Warm Eggnog Custard

Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 3 hr 20 min Makes: 8 servings

2 Tbsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
8 medium apples (about 2 lb.), peeled, cored and sliced
12 NABISCO Ginger Snaps
2/3 cup quick-cooking oats
1/3 cup PLANTERS Chopped Pecans
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, melted
1 pkg. (4-serving size) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
2 cups milk
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg

MIX sugar, flour and cinnamon in large bowl until well blended. Add apples; toss to evenly coat. Place in bottom of slow cooker. Place cookies in food processor or blender container; cover. Process until finely crushed. Pour into medium bowl. Add oats, pecans and butter; mix well. Sprinkle over apples; cover with lid.
COOK on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours or until heated through. Serve warm or transfer to large bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
EMPTY dry pudding mix into medium heatproof bowl; set aside. Bring milk just to boil on medium-high heat. Gradually add to pudding mix, beating with wire whisk until well blended. Stir in nutmeg. Spoon over individual servings of dessert. Cover and refrigerate any leftover sauce and/or dessert.


  1. These both look yummy! Thanks for hosting SCT!


  2. Yummy, the rigatoni looks like something my boys would love thanks!

  3. wow! The two you picked for this week are awesome!! YUM. Thanks for another great week of hosting.

  4. Ohhh! Those look so good! Thanks for hosting!

  5. That dessert looks simply amazing! Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful day!

  6. Sandra,

    Both recipes sound delicious! We'll definitely be trying them out. Thanks for hosting this meme. I have come across so many great slow cooking recipes that I am using my slow cooker at least 2-3 times a week! Not so bad in this hot summer heat. Have a great day!

  7. thanks for hosting's wonderful seeing all the yummy recipes that everyone posts.have a great day,

  8. Oh Sandra that dessert sounds yummy! I am so making this!

  9. You find the best recipes. Thanks for hosting this - I am getting a great collection.

  10. YUMMO!
    I finally got it together today and did a recipe. it's been a while!

  11. I have all the ingrdients for the rigatoni and sausage recipe! Think I'll be making that this weekend :)

  12. Oh sure, post this scrumptious sounding rigatoni recipe the week that the movers have taken away our household goods. *sigh* Can you guess what I'll be trying out when we get to CA, get housing, and get our stuff?!?! I can't wait to try this!

    The Apple Betty reminds me of Peggy's apple brown betty on King of the hubby will probably laugh me out of the kitchen if I make this. *chuckle*

    Hope you guys are settling in well in your new place too.


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