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Slow-Cooked Savory Cheese

Ingredients
3 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
1 small onion, chopped
1 large carrot, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
2 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup cold water
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed and softened
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (12 ounces) beer, optional
Optional Toppings: croutons, popcorn, crumbled cooked bacon, sliced green onions

Directions
In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first eight ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours.

Combine flour and water until smooth; stir into soup. Cover and cook on high 30 minutes longer or until soup is thickened.

Stir in cream cheese and cheddar cheese until blended. Stir in beer if desired. Cover and cook on low until heated through. Serve with desired toppings. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe found here: Slow-Cooked Savory Cheese

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Cheddar Spirals

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) spiral pasta
2 cups half-and-half cream
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cheddar cheese soup, undiluted
1/2 cup butter, melted
4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the cream, soup and butter until smooth; stir in the cheese and pasta. Cover and cook on low for 2-1/2 hours or until cheese is melted. Yield: 15 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe found here: Cheddar Spirals

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Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Bake

Ingredients
7 large sweet potatoes (about 6 pounds), peeled and cubed
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup orange marmalade
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground ginger

TOPPING:
12 oatmeal cookies, crumbled
6 tablespoons butter, softened

Directions
Preheat oven to 400°. Place sweet potatoes in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook just 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Mash potatoes with butter. Add marmalade, orange juice, brown sugar, salt and ginger. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Toss cookie crumbs with butter; sprinkle over the top.

Bake, uncovered, 20 minutes or until browned. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Contest-Winning Sweet Potato Bake

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Harvest Squash Medley

Ingredients
6 cups water
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 small apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add squash and return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain. Place squash and sweet potatoes in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

In a small saucepan, combine the honey, orange juice, butter, orange peel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over squash and potatoes.

Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover; stir in apples. Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe found here: Harvest Squash Medley

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Swiss Cheese Potatoes

Ingredients
8 large potatoes, peeled and cubed (about 4 pounds)
1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
2 cups chopped celery
3/4 cup chopped onion
1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese, divided
2/3 cup 2% milk
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Place potatoes and 1 teaspoon salt in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Add celery and onion; cook 10-15 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender. Drain; transfer to a large bowl.

Mash potato mixture, gradually adding 3/4 cup cheese, milk, butter, pepper and remaining salt. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking pan; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 5-8 minutes or until cheese is lightly browned. Yield: 12 servings (3/4 cup each).

Recipe found here: Swiss Cheese Potatoes

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Comforting Potato Casserole

Ingredients
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
5 green onions, sliced
1 package (32 ounces) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the soup, sour cream, cheese and onions; add in potatoes; toss to coat.

Transfer to a greased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1-1/2 hours or until potatoes are tender. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Recipe found here: Comforting Potato Casserole

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Cheesy Ham Chowder

Ingredients
10 bacon strips, diced
1 large onion, chopped
1 cup diced carrots
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 cups milk
1-1/2 cups water
2-1/2 cups cubed potatoes
1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
2 teaspoons chicken bouillon granules
Pepper to taste
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups cubed fully cooked ham

Directions
In a Dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. In the drippings, saute onion and carrots until tender. Stir in flour until blended. Gradually add milk and water. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Add the potatoes, corn, bouillon and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Add cheese and ham; heat until cheese is melted. Stir in bacon. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe found here: Cheesy Ham Chowder

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