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How to Make Whole Chicken Noodle Soup in the Slow Cooker

Whole Chicken Noodle Soup in the Slow Cooker

My hairdresser Christa Forgue told me she likes to make a whole chicken noodle soup in the slow cooker. This method is so easy and the flavor is just right—kind of like my Jewish grandmothers would have made if either of my Jewish grandmothers had been good cooks (they had lots of other good qualities.)

And for another great Slow Cooker Recipe, check out our Spicy Szechuan Ground Turkey and Green Beans recipe.  To see our how-to video, click on this:  Spicy Szechuan Ground Turkey and Green Beans video.

Watch the YouTube video:

Chicken Noodle Soup in the Slow Cooker 8 servings, about 1 3/4 cups Prep (30 minutes) + Cook (3 – 10 hours) 2 carrots, sliced (about 1 cup) 3 stalks celery, sliced (about 1 cup) 1/2 yellow onion, diced (about 1 cup) 2 garlic cloves, smashed peeled and coarsely chopped 3 1/2 lb. whole chicken, some or all skin removed, if desired 8 cups water 2 – 3 tsp. salt, to taste (3 works...
  Jan 3, 2017   Easy Dinners, Giveaway

Enter to Win an Instant Pot by Starting or Renewing Your Membership Now!

Enter to Win an Instant Pot:  Renew Your Membership Now! You’re going to want to pay close attention to this post for a BIG GIVEAWAY- a chance to win a brand new Instant Pot ($99 value) and a 1-Year Membership to The Scramble. Have you heard of this appliance sensation, or perhaps OBSESSION? So many people are going crazy for the Instant Pot. In one compact (and kind of adorable) machine, you get a slow cooker, pressure cooker, rice cooker, yogurt maker, soup cooker and warmer, steamer, sous vide machine.  This thing can probably even pack your kids’ lunches! You can either set it and forget it in the morning, or you can come home late and have:
  • frozen chicken ready to eat in 15 minutes
  • spaghetti squash cooked in 6 minutes
  • perfect easy to peel hard-boiled eggs in 6 minutes
  • beans cooked from scratch in 25 minutes
  • and so much more
I’ve been experimenting with my Instant Pot and am super impressed with all it can do. ...

She’s ONLY Cooked Family Dinners from The Six O’Clock Scramble for 8 Years!

I want to share this very special letter from a devoted mom who for 8 years has cooked nothing but Scramble recipes for her family dinners.  I love her dedication to healthy family dinners and am humbled that she chose The Scramble to make them happen. The holidays are an excellent reminder to focus on gratitude.  Scramblers, I am so grateful for YOU. For 13 years you have cooked with me, sent me encouraging letters, shared your feedback on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc., shared my cookbooks and The Six O'Clock Scramble online meal planner with friends and family, and have supported The Scramble’s mission to help more families enjoy healthy family dinners together in so many ways—including making family dinners a priority in your own homes!    I’m always eager to read your notes. Please send them my way at aviva@thescramble.com. Warmly, Aviva Dear Aviva, In 2008 I made my annual resolution to cook more at home. I went to my local library and found The...

Roasted Cauliflower Buffalo Bites with Blue Cheese Dressing

Roasted Cauliflower Buffalo Bites with Blue Cheese Dressing We love the flavor of spicy buffalo wings with cooling blue cheese dressing, but we wanted to make a vegetarian version that our daughter Celia could also enjoy, so I cooked up buffalo cauliflower bites with creamy blue cheese dressing instead. The result was so delicious that Celia and I gobbled up all 4 servings and made it again the next week. The combination of the tender, spicy cauliflower and the creamy, cooling blue cheese dressing is irresistible.  You can serve it with cooked chicken strips if you want a meatier meal. Watch the YouTube video and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more: Roasted Cauliflower Buffalo Bites with Blue Cheese Dressing Prep + Cook = 30 minutes 4 servings, about 1 3/4 cups 1 large head cauliflower, chopped into smallish florets (about 8 cups) 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil 1 tsp. smoked paprika 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 3 Tbsp. Frank’s Red Hot or other...

Scramble Kids’ Favorite Family Dinners

Scramble Kids' Favorite Family Dinners! When I created The Six O’Clock Scramble back in 2003, our children Solomon and Celia were 6 and 4, so they have eaten a lot of Six O’Clock Scramble recipes for their family dinners over the years.  I’ve created over 1,200 recipes—and that’s not including the hundreds that didn’t make the cut—and my kids and Andrew are the first official testers, for better or for worse. Like ours, the children of other members of The Scramble team have grown up on Scramble food.  Our editor Kathryn Spindel, whose kids were 5 and 7 when she joined the team, and are both now in college, thought it would be fun to share our Scramble kids’ favorite meals in case your kids want to try them, too.  So here is a very nonscientific list from our kids’ memories of their favorite Six O’Clock Scramble recipes that have nourished them over the years: ...
  Oct 30, 2016   Easy Dinners, Family Dinner, Recipes, vegetarian 1

Ravioli Soup with Grated Zucchini and Spinach

This 5-ingredient ravioli soup is takes just 10 minutes to make and so easy that you may even have time to let the kids help you make it—or make it themselves if they’re old enough Ravioli Soup with Grated Zucchini and Spinach Prep + Cook = 15 minutes 4 servings, about 2 cups each 15 oz. chicken broth 10 oz. refrigerated cheese ravioli (about 20 small raviolis) 1 zucchini or yellow squash (8 – 10 oz.) 2 ounces (about 2 cups) baby spinach 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, or to taste 1.    Pour the broth in a medium to large stockpot over high heat, fill the can with water (or use 2 cups of water) and add the water to the pot, and cover it to bring it to a boil. 2.    Add the ravioli to the pot, cover it to bring it back to a boil, then uncover it and let it cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. 3.    Meanwhile, grate the zucchini with a cheese grater.  When the pasta is one minute from being fully cooked, stir the zucchini...
  Oct 19, 2016   Easy Dinners, Uncategorized 3

15 Ideas for Baked Potato Toppings to Liven Up Plain Baked Potatoes

15 Ideas for Baked Potato Toppings to Liven Up Plain Baked Potatoes

Liven up your baked potatoes with these simple and fun ideas for toppings for baked potatoes. Plus, how to make baked potatoes in the oven, microwave and slow cooker.  

Watch the video and subscribe to the YouTube channel for more easy healthy recipe ideas for busy people: How to make Baked Potatoes in the Oven, Slow Cooker or Microwave: Pierce the potatoes in several places. To cook in the microwave: Cook the potatoes on high for about 10 minutes, flipping them once, until they are tender when pierced with a knife.  If they are not done after 10 minutes, keep checking every 2 minutes. To bake:  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. For more flavorful skin, rub the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle them with salt before baking.  Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake them for 50 - 60 minutes, or until tender when pierced with a knife, turning them once. Slow Cooker Directions:...
  Oct 18, 2016   Easy Dinners 1

Top Ten Meals for College Students: Free eCookbook for College Students

Ditch the Dining Plan: 10 Best Recipes for College Students (Free eCookbook for College Students) Download the free cookbook here. Read more in the Washington Post on Parenting: Ditch the College Dining Plan? 10 Ways to Make Off Campus Cooking Work by Aviva Goldfarb This cookbook contains the following recipes:
  1. Mango Chutney Chicken with Caramelized Onions
  2. Ravioli Soup with Spinach and Grated Zucchini
  3. Chili Non Carne
  4. Spinach Burritos
  5. Cheesy Pepper Jack Spinach and Egg Bake
  6. Fried Rice with Shrimp, Tofu or Chicken
  7. Broiled Salmon with Mustard-Soy Crust
  8. Tuna Melts with Sliced Avocado and Tomato
  9. Panko-Peanut Crusted Pork Chops or Tilapia
  10. Miraculous Macaroni and Cheese
Many college students are eager to live off campus, in part to have a kitchen, drop the dining plan and prepare their own food. They might want to cook because they don’t like the food in the dining hall, because of food allergies, health issues, family finances, or just...

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