Friday, January 20, 2017

Personalized Party Omelets



For your next party treat your guests to a personalized omelet made simple with your portable NESCO Electric Burner. Here is a simple omelet recipe and a list of ingredients for the filling. The possibilities are almost endless. Choose the ones that are easiest for you, and ones you feel your guests will love.

Simple Omelet Recipe:
2 Eggs
1 Tbsp. of Water (to help makes eggs fluffy)
Dash of Salt and Pepper to Taste
1 Tsp. of Butter

Beat eggs, water, salt and pepper in a bowl

Heat a 7 to 10-inch skillet over your NESCO Electric Burner and add butter

Pour in beaten egg mixture into pan and cook until edges start to set. Push eggs gently with spatula and tilt pan to let uncooked egg mixture flow onto open pan area. Once eggs look cooked add approximately 1/4 cup of combined ingredients of filling to one side of omelet. Fold other side of omelet over filling and gently slide onto plate. 

If desired top with additional ingredients from the following list.

Suggested filling ingredients:
Chopped cooked ham
Cubed feta cheese
- Shredded cheese
- Cooked spinach
- Baby spinach leaves
Cooked diced onions and/or mushrooms
Chopped parsley 
Chopped fresh tomatoes
Cooked chopped red or green peppers
Jalapeno peppers
Chopped crispy bacon

Let us know what are some of your favorite omelet fillings.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Party Coffee Ingredients


For your next party treat your guest to a cup of Fresh Brewed Coffee from your NESCO 25 Cup Coffee Urn. In addition to having cream and sugar for added flavor, try having one or more of these added ingredients on the side. Your guest will love them.

- Chocolate syrup
- Whipped cream
- Cinnamon sugar or sticks
- Dark or light rum
- Almond or coconut milk
- Ice cream
- Cocoa powder

Let us know what you think, and what are some of your favorite coffee ingredients?

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Cheesy Spinach Dip

The NESCO 1.5 Quart Slow Cooker is perfect for making Cheesy Spinach Dip and keeping it warm on your party buffet table. To kick your Spinach Dip up a bit simply add the optional chopped Jalapeno peppers. 

8 oz cup Monterey Jack Cheese, cut into pieces
4 oz cream cheese, softened
5 oz frozen chopped spinach, thawed & thoroughly drained
1 large tomato, skinned, seeded, chopped
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup half-and-half
1 whole Jalapeno Peppers, chopped (optional) 
crackers, cocktail rye bread or fresh cut vegetables to serve.

Set NESCO Slow Cooker to HIGH. Lightly wipe cook pot with cooking oil.

In mixing bowl, combine all ingredients; stir until well blended. 
Spoon into preheated cook pot. Cover; bake 30 to 40 minutes or until center is set and edges are puffed. 

When heated, set control to AUTO. 

Serve warm with crackers, cocktail rye bread or your choice of cut fresh vegetables. 

Serves 8 to 10


Let us know some of your favorite slow cooker dip recipes.

Jet Stream Oven 2: The Perfect Frozen Appetizer Cooker

The NESCO/American Harvest Jet Stream Oven is perfect for making your favorite frozen appetizers. Enjoy everything from crispy egg rolls and mozzarella sticks, to breaded mushrooms and onion rings. Cooking in your Jet Steam Oven is convenient and saves energy over a large conventional oven. 

Try some of these tasty frozen food items in your NESCO/American Harvest Jet Stream Oven:

Crispy Egg Rolls
Pizza Rolls
Breaded Cheese Curds
Mozzarella Sticks
Breaded Mushrooms
Baked Pretzels
Onion Rings
Stuffed Potato Skins
Cream Cheese Wontons
Corn Dogs
Stuffed Taquitos
Mini Pizza Bites


Let us know some of your favorite frozen appetizers.


Party Mix


One thing guests love reaching for at a party is a big bowl of party mix. NESCO Roaster Ovens help make it simple and convenient. The possibilities of ingredients are almost endless. Here is a quick recipe along with suggested additions.

10 cups crispy rice squares cereal
10 cups crispy wheat squares cereal
1 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup Worcestershire® sauce
2 cups peanuts
4 cups thin pretzels

Preheat NESCO® Roaster Oven to 300º F. Place cereal in cookwell. Stir butter and Worcestershire® sauce together and pour over cereal. 

Cover and bake at 300º F for 45 to 60 minutes. Stir occasionally during baking. Add nuts and pretzels. Cool before serving or storing in airtight container.

Serves 50.

Try one these additions when melting the butter:
• 2 Tbsps. of taco seasoning
• 1 clove minced garlic

After cooling add one or more of the following ingredients for a tastier mix:
• Diced pieces of dehydrate fruits or veggies
• Roasted pecans, cashews or almonds
• Toasted pumpkin seeds
• Coated chocolate bites
• Granola clusters
• Toasted coconut 
• Cheese puffs
• Crispy Asian noodle pieces
Broken pieces of tortilla chips

Let us know some of your favorite party mix recipes or tasty added ingredients.


Friday, January 13, 2017

Delicious Sloppy Joe's


Sloppy Joe’s made in your 6 Qt NESCO Roaster Oven are perfect when having friends over to watch the big game. This recipe that serves 4 makes it simple and convenient using your favorite prepared barbecue sauce. For a larger group simply double the ingredients and make in a 12 or 18 roaster oven. Enjoy.

1 lb ground beef
1 small onion, chopped
3/4 cup prepared barbecue sauce
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
4 hamburger buns, split
American Cheese slices (optional)
Green bell pepper rings (optional)

Preheat NESCO® Roaster Oven at 425º F.

Reduce heat to 325ºF and place meat and onion in cookwell. Brown and crumble meat into 1/4” pieces. Pour off drippings. 

Stir in barbecue sauce, salt and pepper; heat thoroughly. Serve on buns with cheese and bell pepper.

Makes 4 servings


Let us know some of your favorite Sloppy Joe recipes.

Chili con Carne


A rich wholesome batch of Chili Con Carne made in your NESCO Roaster Oven is prefect for when friends come over for the big game. Made with beef or turkey, its comfort food goodness will be appreciated by all. 

2 lbs ground beef or turkey
1 green Pepper, chopped
4 medium onions, chopped
2 (1 lb 12 oz) cans tomatoes
8 oz can tomato sauce
1 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp chili powder
1½ tsp salt
2 (15½ oz each) kidney beans, drained (reserve liquid)

Preheat Nesco® Roaster Oven to 425ºF. 

Brown ground beef, pepper and onion; drain fat with a baster.

Stir in tomatoes, bean liquid, tomato sauce and seasonings. Cook until boiling around edges. Reduce temperature to 300ºF. 

Cover and simmer for 1¼ hours. Stir in beans. Simmer, stirring occasionally for about 15 minutes. 

Serves 12 to 14


Try some and let us know what you think. Also, let us know some of your favorite chili recipes.