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Slow-Cooked or Slow Cooker Pot Roast

The Recipe: Three easy tricks for tender, moist and flavorful pot roast slow-cooked in the oven or in a slow cooker. The Conversation: The case for using your oven as a slow cooker. Three Points. Pot roast is one tasty but unsightly platter of sliced meat. My easy fix? Before browning the meat, cut it into smaller pieces, about two or three bites big, say. More upside: Smaller pieces means you can serve the pot rost right from the skillet, no slicing, no platter required. Even with richly marbled cuts of beef, a pot roast can turn out quite dry, drained dry of its internal moisture. My easy fix? Cook pot roast meat in a tightly covered pan atop a bed of vegetables, the veggies cut small for a refined look or in big chunks for something more rustic. More upside? Dinner's almost done, no need to cook a separate vegetable. Pot roast is made with less expensive but rougher cuts of beef. Cook it wrong, it will turn out not just dry but worse, dry and tough bot

Easy Almond Crackers

Easy homemade crackers made with almond meal (also called almond flour) or a mix of almond meal and pecan meal or almond meal and flax meal plus pantry ingredients – that's right, naturally gluten-free and no hard-to-find ingredients to invest in. Using nut flours instead of wheat flours means the crackers are low-carb but contain protein too. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Great for Lightweight, Healthy Travel Snacks. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real .

Cast Iron Meatloaf

Meatloaf cooked in a cast iron skillet, tender, moist and full of flavor thanks to milk-soaked bread crumbs and a pile of chopped vegetables that texture-wise, "melt" into the meatloaf. This is my go-to recipe for meatloaf, the one I make again and again. Great for meatloaf sandwiches? You bet! But here's a question. Would you (do you?) serve meatloaf for company? ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ Thank You, Meatloaf! Last fall, we invited some people to dinner. My dad's cousin and his wife were in St. Louis from out of town to organize a reunion between her aunt and her uncle, a sister-brother pair, the last of eleven children who grew up on a Missouri hard-scrabble farm. Now know this. Naomi, the aunt, is in her 80s, and Melburne, the uncle, he's 97!! Both are spry and definitely living the good life but I really struggled with what to make for such special guests. It turned out that we had such a good time that night. I swear, the meatloaf had some