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Stephanie ODea
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Stephanie O'Dea is a NYT best-selling author, award winning blogger, and slow-cooking expert.
Stephanie O'Dea is a NYT best-selling author, award winning blogger, and slow-cooking expert.

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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes are gluten free. Please read all labels carefully each and every time, as manufacturers change ingredients/manufacturing processes quite often. If you aren't gluten free, just ignore my notes!
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There isn't anything wrong with jarred sauce---I use it quite often, but there isn't much to brag about when you open a jar.

This? This you can brag about. "oh yes. Of course I make my own pasta sauce."

I kept this simple, and did not add a lot of spices, or even onion and garlic.

I usually throw in onion and garlic whenever I make something using marinara, anyhow, and prefer the crunch when added freshly.

But like a lot of what I do: There are NO rules.

Throw in your favorite spices, and customize how you see fit. There are also no rules about the tomatoes.
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In the mean time, I hope your brand new year is off to a good start!

This year I'm going to focus on Going S.L.O.W.

I've crammed in an awful lot these past few years and while I wouldn't change any bit of it, I really want to breathe deep, cherish, and embrace it all.

How about you?

are you up for a bit of Slow Living sprinkled in here and there in the year to come?
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Slow Cooking equals Slow Living
Happy New Year, Slow Cookerers!! I hope you enjoyed your New Year festivities ---- I most certainly did. We just got back from a trip to Disneyland, and it was fantastic.  also, I unplugged myself for a few weeks -- which means that I'm TERRIBLY BEHIND in a...
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start 2018 off on the right foot with Hoppin' John with good luck and prosperity by eating Black Eyed Peas!!
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Like it or not, the Holidays are on the way and that means it is TIME TO GIVE GIFTS.

:-)

And the best gifts are the ones from the heart and the best way to show your recipient your gift is from the heart is to give a Handmade Gift.

Here is an AWESOME handmade gift -- sugared almonds made all by yourself, in the crockpot slow cooker.

enjoy!
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yummy, delicious, and SUPER EASY. :-)
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Stick with Friday Night Pizza, regardless of your eating plan. Here are some ideas to get your "pizza fix" even if you are gluten free, paleo, or keto. Enjoy!
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Alternative Ways to Get Your Pizza Fix
Hello there, Slow Cookerers!! It is FRIDAY and for many many many (many!) Americans (and probably other countries, too, but since I don't know for sure, I'm sticking with what I know. :-)  ) Friday = Pizza Night. Since we went gluten free back in 2006 due t...
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Have you ever seen the fondue kits they sell in the grocery store? Now flip the packaging over and read the ingredients....

hmm. There's a lot of stuff in there that's not all that pronounceable!! I am not a purist or a food snob in any way --- I'm happy with melting Velveeta down and mixing it with a can of Rotel! :-) But sometimes you want something a bit more sophisticated....
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