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Tender & Delicious Pot Roast Cooked In a Tagine

Wow, the weather has taken a serious dip in the Northeast. Tomorrow is going to be absolutely frigid, the morning will feel like 7 below 0 degrees F. The only bright spot is that next week, we should be back to more seasonable temperatures.

When the weather gets colder, I get into the mood to make hearty meals that stick to your ribs and warm you up. I love a good pot roast, beef stew, pasta fagioli and other flavorful stews and soups, on cold winter days.

If you have been following Mommy Ramblings for a while, you will remember my posts about the best way to cook hearty soups and how to make the perfect beef stew. The right cookware, and the way you cook, really make a difference in how your recipes turn out. I love trying new things in the kitchen and, I have always wanted to try cooking in a Tagine.

A Tagine is a cooking vessel that is used to cook food at a low temperature, for a long time. The unique shape of the Tagine lid allows steam to circulate, which works to keep all the ingredients tender and moist. This kind of vessel and cooking method, works so well with dishes like pot roast. The end result is that type of meat that just falls apart so beautifully, and melts in your mouth.

I just finished cooking my second pot roast in my Emile Henry Tagine, and I don’t think I will cook pot roast any other way. There are so many great recipes you can make in a Tagine. My daughter loves cooking chicken tagine. Any type of recipe that you can cook at a low temperature for a long time, will turn out well.

There are many different kinds of Tagines on the market, but I prefer the Emile Henry Tagine. This Tagine is made of their Flame Ceramic and can be used directly on the heat of the stove or in the oven. This is perfect, because I love starting off on the stove cooking my onions and garlic, browning my meat, and then transferring it all to the oven, to cook for several hours.

You can see the video I made the first time I used the Emile Henry Tagine to make pot roast

We love the Emile Henry Tagine so much, which is why you will find it on Mommy Ramblings’ 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. A gift of Emile Henry Cookware, is a gift any cooking enthusiast will treasure. I know, I certainly do! My Emile Henry Cookware and Bakeware are staples in my kitchen, and they make cooking and baking for my family and friends, easier and better than ever.

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The Best Way To Cook Soups & Stews! #HolidayGiftGuide #Giveaway

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The days are getting chilly and soup and stew weather is upon us. There is something about this time of year that makes it more comforting than any other time to enjoy a savory stew, flavorful soup or even a hearty chili.

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I love to cook stews and soups this time of year. One of my very favorites that I grew up with, is Pasta Fagioli which means pasta with beans in Italian. It is a warm-you-up, stick-to-your-ribs, bowl of deliciousness.

This weekend I cooked a huge batch of it in my brand new Emile & Henry Stewpot. I love this huge 7 quart, red covered stewpot. It is big and that is good because being Italian we never cook a little bit of anything. I believe it had to be an Italian that coined the phrase “Go Big or Go Home”. We just always have enough for anyone that stops by. I have a big family, but stews and soups are so good the next day and even to freeze.

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This huge stewpot is an entirely natural cooking vessel. This stewpot is part of Emile & Henry’s Flame® product line and can be used direct on heat  (gas, electric or halogen), in the oven, the microwave, even on the barbecue.  The cookware is highly resistant to thermal shocks and you can take it from the freezer and put right in a hot oven.

The cookware itself retains heat so your food stays hot longer. The cookware is wonderful for cooking simmered dishes like stews and soups but  recommended by word renown chefs to use when cooking caramel due to its even heat diffusion. This stewpot makes caramel quickly and easily. We are going to try that out as my husband has been going on about wanting to make a sea-salt caramel.

Flame® Cookware is produced using raw materials directly from nature like non-treated clay, sand, filtered water and mineral oxides for the colorful glazes. So you know you are cooking in total safety. There is no lead, cadmium or nickel in them cookware and so no risk of contamination when cooking. The cookware is made in France from high fired Burgundy clay.

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Since it is such an excellent heat diffuser as opposed to metallic cookware, it diffuses heat and does not conduct it. The cooking process is gentle and food does not burn, so you are left with the flavors of your food intact. Since it is such a great diffuser it performs well on lower temperatures. So very high temperatures are unnecessary and it is advised to start with low heat.

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The cookware is very sturdy and resistant to mechanical shocks that make it a great choice in restaurants. The glazes used are very resistant to the dishwasher and the most aggressive of detergents

While my Pasta Fagioli was simmering I made a nice crusty round bread in my Emile & Henry Bread Cloche. You may remember when I showed you those last year. They are still one of my favorite kitchen items and the only way I make bread now!

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When my Pasta Fagioli was done I served it with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and the fresh sliced bread. It was the perfect weekend dinner on a cold night for this family.

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We think the Emile & Henry Stewpot makes a gift that will delight any cooking enthusiast on your gift list. You will find it on Mommy Ramblings 2015 Holiday Gift Guide!

Emile & Henry is sponsoring a giveaway on Mommy Ramblings!  One lucky blog reader will win their own 7 quart Emile & Henry Stewpot ($240 ARV) . Thank you to Emile & Henry for this gorgeous stewpot and for sponsoring this awesome and extremely generous giveaway for our readers at Mommy Ramblings!!! Open to US residents.

 

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Celebrate National Soup Month With the Original SoupMan!!! #SoupManFan

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The SoupMan phenomenon started back in 1984, long  before the Seinfeld, Soup Nazi,  “NO SOUP FOR YOU!” classic punchline; there were soup lines outside of Al’s legendary NYC store.  This was soup worth waiting for, even in sub-zero winters. The innovative recipes, miraculously fresh ingredients and spices from Al‘s secret sources showed jaded New Yorker’s a whole new side of soup.

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The years may have changed but nothing about the small-batch soups have.  They are still made with the craft and relentless pursuit of excellence that defines perfectionism and creates legends.  The New York Times declares, Al creates “Art, not soup.” Available at over 500 Walmart locations, over 750 Stop & Shop, 1400 Safeway stores, Giant, Martin’s Supermarkets, plus other grocers across the nation, fans  can enjoy The SoupMan’s original recipes in the comfort of their own home. Find a store near you HERE.   Follow SoupMan on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Here in New York we are experiencing an Arctic Blast of bone chilling cold.  If any time was right for a steaming hot bowl of hearty soup, it’s now!  SoupMan soups are packed in cartons not cans and they are not condensed, so do not add water.  All you need to do is open, heat and enjoy!  I have been having SoupMan Soup for lunch the past few days and I really looked forward to soup time!

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The lentil was the first kind I tried and it is full of quality ingredients and packed with flavor.  The soup is very satisfying, no need to add a sandwich and will have you fueled and ready for the rest of the day no matter what the temperature is outside.

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I also tried the new Jambalaya and that was incredibly delicious.  I cannot wait to sample the Lobster Bisque, Tomato, Crab & Corn Chowder, Chicken Noodle and Chicken Gumbo.  Love that I can get the soups in my Walmart and how great that I won’t ever have to hear, “No Soup For You!”  With SoupMan there is soup for all of us!  Try some today and chase away the winter chills with a hot bowl of deliciousness as you Celebrate National Soup Month With the Original SoupMan! 

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This is a review in partnership with The Niche Parent Network & Conference as always all opinions and views expressed are 100% my own.

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Do You Bake? Review & Give-Away!!! {Give-Away Ended}

Do You Bake? is a great company that makes an extensive line of simple yet delicious beer breads, scones, biscuits, brownies, seasonings and dip mixes, with new items being developed constantly. You can also keep your dogs happy with their all natural healthy dog treats that are so simple to make you’ll love making them all the time for a happy canine pal. All  Do You Bake? products  are 100% natural. Each and every one of their products is hand-packed. Their ingredients are locally sourced, fresh and oh so yummy!

I was recently sent an assortment of Do You Bake? products to review.  I received the Classic Beer Bread Mix, Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares Mix, Garden Vegetable Dill Cheese Ball Mix, Chicken Tortilla Soup Mix, Tuscany Oil Seasoning Blend and the Sweet ‘N’ Spicy Pecan Date Cheese Ball Mix.

One of the first things I tried was the Chicken Tortilla Soup Mix.  I had a bunch of chicken breast that was just cooked so it was perfect to cut in cubes and add to the soup.  It was super easy to prepare and it tasted great with a kick of spicy.

Next, I made the Classic Beer Bread.  We used root beer and it turned out great.  It could not have been easier to prepare.  All you need to do is empty the contents in a bowl and mix with 12 oz of beer or your choice of carbonated beverage.  Then you just stir unitil mixed and pour into a greased loaf dish.  You pour some melted butter over the top and bake until golden brown.  It came out great!!!

If you are looking for some great shortcuts this Holiday Season you should check out the Do You Bake? line of products.  We are adding them to our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide under Products to Help You This Holiday Season.

More great news!!!  Do You Bake? is sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win the same great assortment of products that I did.  Thank you Do You Bake? for the review products and for sponsoring this delicious give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  Open to US residents.

Do You Bake? Give-Away on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

Mandatory Entry– Visit Do You Bake?, and let me know another product you would like to try.  Leave your answer in a comment on this post. (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted)

Extra Entries: (make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry or they will not count)

1. Like Mommy Ramblings on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

2. Like Do You Bake? on Facebook, and leave a comment on their wall about Mommy Ramblings and this give-away.  Then leave me a comment here that you did that.

3. Follow Mommy Ramblings on Twitter, and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

4. Follow Do You Bake? on Twitter, and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

5. Follow Mommy Ramblings by email, and leave me a comment here that you did.

6. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Picket Fence Blogs (Button is on the side of our blog, “We’re on the Fence) and leave me a comment here you did.  You can do this once a day, just make sure and leave a comment each time you do.

7. Rate Mommy Ramblings on Top Mommy Blogs (button is on the side of our blog) and leave me a comment here that you did. (Can only be used as one entry per give-away.)

8. Tweet this give-away on Twitter and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name. You can do this once a day, just make sure and leave a comment each time you do.

9. Like Blueberry Hill Photography on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

10. Write a review for Mommy Ramblings on Alexa.com (button is on our blog right under the We’re on the Fence button) and leave me a comment here that you did.  Can only be done once per give-away.

Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends December 10th at 12am EST.  Winner will be selected by Random.org.

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Do You Bake? Review & Give-Away!!!

Do You Bake? is a great company that makes an extensive line of simple yet delicious beer breads, scones, biscuits, brownies, seasonings and dip mixes, with new items being developed constantly. You can also keep your dogs happy with their all natural healthy dog treats that are so simple to make you’ll love making them all the time for a happy canine pal. All  Do You Bake? products  are 100% natural. Each and every one of their products is hand-packed. Their ingredients are locally sourced, fresh and oh so yummy!

I was recently sent an assortment of Do You Bake? products to review.  I received the Classic Beer Bread Mix, Chocolate Peanut Butter Squares Mix, Garden Vegetable Dill Cheese Ball Mix, Chicken Tortilla Soup Mix, Tuscany Oil Seasoning Blend and the Sweet ‘N’ Spicy Pecan Date Cheese Ball Mix.

One of the first things I tried was the Chicken Tortilla Soup Mix.  I had a bunch of chicken breast that was just cooked so it was perfect to cut in cubes and add to the soup.  It was super easy to prepare and it tasted great with a kick of spicy.

Next, I made the Classic Beer Bread.  We used root beer and it turned out great.  It could not have been easier to prepare.  All you need to do is empty the contents in a bowl and mix with 12 oz of beer or your choice of carbonated beverage.  Then you just stir unitil mixed and pour into a greased loaf dish.  You pour some melted butter over the top and bake until golden brown.  It came out great!!!

If you are looking for some great shortcuts this Holiday Season you should check out the Do You Bake? line of products.  We are adding them to our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide under Products to Help You This Holiday Season.

More great news!!!  Do You Bake? is sponsoring a give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  One lucky blog reader will win the same great assortment of products that I did.  Thank you Do You Bake? for the review products and for sponsoring this delicious give-away on Mommy Ramblings.  Open to US residents.

Do You Bake? Give-Away on Mommy Ramblings Rules:

Mandatory Entry– Visit Do You Bake?, and let me know another product you would like to try.  Leave your answer in a comment on this post. (If this entry is not done, all others will be deleted)

Extra Entries: (make sure you leave a separate comment for each entry or they will not count)

1. Like Mommy Ramblings on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

2. Like Do You Bake? on Facebook, and leave a comment on their wall about Mommy Ramblings and this give-away.  Then leave me a comment here that you did that.

3. Follow Mommy Ramblings on Twitter, and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

4. Follow Do You Bake? on Twitter, and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name.

5. Follow Mommy Ramblings by email, and leave me a comment here that you did.

6. Vote for Mommy Ramblings on Picket Fence Blogs (Button is on the side of our blog, “We’re on the Fence) and leave me a comment here you did.  You can do this once a day, just make sure and leave a comment each time you do.

7. Rate Mommy Ramblings on Top Mommy Blogs (button is on the side of our blog) and leave me a comment here that you did. (Can only be used as one entry per give-away.)

8. Tweet this give-away on Twitter and leave me a comment here that you did with your Twitter name. You can do this once a day, just make sure and leave a comment each time you do.

9. Like Blueberry Hill Photography on Facebook and leave me a comment here that you did.

10. Write a review for Mommy Ramblings on Alexa.com (button is on our blog right under the We’re on the Fence button) and leave me a comment here that you did.  Can only be done once per give-away.

Good Luck Everyone!!!  Give Away Ends December 10th at 12am EST.  Winner will be selected by Random.org.

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