Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Deep Covered Baker

Alright people, we gotta take a few minutes to talk about my true love.... the Deep Covered Baker. There is seriously no better kitchen product out there, anywhere! Let me tell ya why.

The Deep Covered Baker is a stoneware piece with lid and comes in a beautiful maroon color. It is safe for the microwave and oven. This one dish changed the way I cook forever. I now can create delicious homemade meals for my family in the microwave in literally minutes.

I will post a few recipes that I have recently made in my Deep Covered Baker. If you do not have a Deep Covered Baker they may be hard to duplicate any other way which is why I will share them here.

Chicken Bruschetta Pasta 
I did not invent this recipe nor am I claiming it as my own. But I do feel that it is delicious and healthy enough that I would be selfish not to share it.

Ingredients
1 box of spaghetti
3 - 3 1/2 cups chicken stock
fresh basil
garlic
1/3 cup olive oil
3 plum tomatoes
Parmesan cheese

Preparation
  • Break spaghetti in half and place in Deep Covered Baker (DCB)
  • Cover with chicken stock
  • Place lid on DCB and microwave 8 minutes
  • After the 8 minutes give it a good stir and microwave another 8 minutes
  • Cut up tomatoes and place them in the Manual Food Processor (MFP) and pump
  • Using the Garlic Press, mince 2 cloves into the MFP and pump again
  • Cut up basil and place in the MFP and again pump  then add the 1/3 cup olive oil and pump away. Ta-Da! You just made your own pasta sauce. It is so easy that our 4-year old daughter made ours.
  • Pour your sauce on top of the spaghettit and mix it in. Throw in a meat of your choice like grilled chicken, shrimp, or smoked sausage (we had grilled chicken in ours).

Wasn't that an easy one? Took 16 minutes to make a delicious, healthy, home-cooked meal for our family of 5. How many times have you been able to say that?

29 Minute Chicken
Again this one is not my recipe but I use it all the time. I never knew cooking a full size chicken could be so easy.

Ingredients
Whole Chicken (3-4lb)
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
Rub or seasoning of your choice

Preparation
  • Clean all of the guts out of the chicken and feel free to make grossed out noises like I did when I had to do it. Rinse chicken with cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
  • Place chicken in DCB, you can tie its legs together if you want but I am honestly too lazy for that kinda thing.
  • Spread the oil on the chicken with a Silicone Basting Brush then cover with your favorite rub or seasoning.

  • Place the DCB in the microwave UNCOVERED and cook for 28 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165 degrees. And that's it! Ta-Da!

Impossibly Easy Breakfast Cassole
We have tried numerous breakfast casserole recipes over the years and it seemed like most of them were just tasteless. I really enjoy this one and so do Shae and the kids so it's a keeper. This one is originally a Betty Crocker recipe, I just switched it up Pampered Chef style. :)

Ingredients
2 packages breakfast sausage (we are a Jimmy Dean house)
1 medium bell pepper (we prefer red)
1 medium onion
3 cups frozen hashbrowns
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup Bisquick
2 cups milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper
4 eggs

Preparation
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees. Grease the inside of your DCB. Chop up your onion and bell pepper with the Food Chopper
  • Cook the sausage onion and bell pepper in skillet until done; drain
  • Stir together the sausage mixture, the hashbrowns and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese into the DCB
  • Stir Bisquick, milk, pepper, and eggs, until blended. Pour into the DCB.
  • Bake uncovered for 40-45 minutes and sprinkle with remaining cheese
  • Cool 5 minutes.

Just looking at this pic is making me super hungry. I may have to make Shae stop by the Commissary and pick up some sausage tonight. When you scoop some out it looks like this:

So hopefully these DCB recipes will get you all pumped into trying them at your house or maybe getting a Deep Covered Baker of your very own. I am absolutely in love with mine. If people enjoy reading this post I may take a day and post some dessert recipes for the Deep Covered Baker that I also know.

To see the Deep Covered Baker in my shop you can go to www.pamperedchef.biz/tarasteward

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for this list and pictures. I'm about to purchase one and was looking for real and tasty recipes. :)

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  2. These are great. thank you! I have a DCB, but I don't know how to use it.

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