Crockpot Review – how I like it + what I have already cooked with it…

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Hi guys and happy Friday, 

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since Halloween is officially over it is okay to get excited over all things Christmas am I right? I can´t wait to get started on my Christmas decoration.

But since it is Food Friday I am sharing a food related post with you today. This year on the Amazon Prime Day I finally pulled the trigger and got myself a Crock Pot. I have been dying to get one and this years offer has been to good not to get. 

I got the 5,7 liter one which can hold food for up to six people. I initially wanted the red version but ended up getting the black with beautiful stainless steel front. 

The operation of the slowcooker is super easy. I have never had or used one before and it only took about 5 minutes to know all the features. The Crock Pot has a low as well as a high cooking button and you can also warm up your meals 

It also holds a ton of food. I have tried so many different recipes and have to admit they were all a real hit. There wasn´t one dish we didn´t like. My favorite feature is of course the slow cooking function. I can make dinner in the morning or during lunch time and it is ready when my husband comes home from work.

 These are some of the recipes I have already made and were a real hit:

beef stew / chicken parmesan / chicken tortilla soup / shrimp sausage gumbo / thai peanut chicken 

Do you have some recipes you love or are you thinking about getting a slow cooker ? You can even make deserts with it. Definitely have to try out more and I will also keep this list updated.


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Halloween Themed Sugar Cookies…

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Happy Friday guys,

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I finally have another Food Friday post for you today. I have been kind of undecided by what to share in terms of recipes. I have cooked a bunch of Crock Pot recipes but want to try out some more before posting my review. So in honor of the first big upcoming holiday I decided to make these fun Halloween inspired sugar cookies with royal icing. 

The reason I have decided to use royal icing for my cookies is that other than frosting it dries hard and doesn´t smear all over the other cookies. 

I have never worked with royal icing before. It wasn´t to hard but you definitely have to get adjusted to working with it and it´s also a time race as it starts to get hard the minute you stop stiring. I got a big package of white royal icing and colored it with Wilton Icing Color – these are my favorites. I bought a whole set including a ton of different colors. The colorful lines on the bats and smaller pumpkins are made of chocolate. I got different colored chocolate pens to draw on the cookies. And since it is made of chocolate is cool very quickly and doesn´t smear.

The sugar cookie recipe is from Rachel Parcell´s blog Pink Peonies and it is enough for plenty of cookies. It is enough to make about 6 to 7 batches. 

This is my Halloween contribution for this year. I wanted to make a really cool and spooky drink for you guys but just haven´t had the time to figure something out. But I will definitely have one for you next year. 

If you are decorating your sugar cookies like I did make sure to tag me on Instagram @madame_schischi. 

Have a great weekend you guys. See you on Monday.

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2 awesome side dishes everyone will love…

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Happy Friday you guys,

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I am by now out and about on my way to go brunching with a dear old friend but of course I do have a delicious treat for you – in fact I have two.

Who else doesn´t love side dishes ? In fact I love them more than my main dish at 90 % of the time so I love to try out new ones and if they are delicious there is nothing better than sharing with you guys. But for today I have not only one, but two great sides.

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Corn Salad

Ingredients:

 – corn

 – purple onion

 – feta or mozzarella cheese

 – bacon

 – olive oil

 – vinegar

 – parsley

 

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White Bean Mash

Ingredients:

 – a can of white beans

 – cottage cheese

 – red pesto

 – parsley and chick peas to garnish

 – salt and pepper for seasoning

 

Both are quick and easy made. Each is under 10 minutes , I promise. Just throw eyerything together and enjoy. If you are planning on making one or both let me know or tag me.

Have a great weekend. See you.

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Food Friday – Southern Buttermilk Pie…

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Happy finally Friday,

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I haven´t posted a Food Friday post in a long time and I really don´t know exactly why. The last couple of weeks were really hard for me in terms of finding delicious meals to cook cause it was just to hot for me and I am not hungry at all with these temperatures so I made my usual meals and tried nothing new. But then my Crockpot arrived from the amazon Prime Days and the temps also dropped so I got back my sense and happiness for cooking and saved so many new recipes I wanted to try. Absolutely going to write a full review on my Crockpot but that is another post.

Anyways since this pie is no Crockpot recipe it is a total different theme here today. I am a lover of all things pie. In my opinion these are the most versatile cakes. Just fill your crispy pie crust with whatever you crave that day. For me it was a simple but also as delicious buttermilk pie. We love a gooey cake at the Reisinger house so this was so perfect and also tasted super fresh for summer time.

I got the recipe from the Southern Living blog and you can view it here. They also share the story about this totally underrated pie we love so much. Definitely going to make this pie again.

If you interested in more recipes make sur to check out my Food tab here.

Wishing you a great weekend. Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

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