Friday, February 22, 2013

Slow-Cooker Chocolate Pudding Cake

 



Once again I get the pleasure of reviewing the newest cookbook from Gooseberry Patch; Slow Cooking All Year Round.  Having four kids involved in extracurricular activities there are plenty of nights that I turn to my slow cooker to have dinner ready for us when we return home.  I'm sure a lot of you can relate!  When I review a Gooseberry Patch cookbook I always like to give something "extra" to go along with the book.  It's my way of saying thank you for reading Flour Me With Love.  This time I knew the perfect gift would be a slow cooker and Hamilton Beach has graciously sent me the Deluxe Set & Forget 6 Quart Digital Slow Cooker and they are also offering one to you.  You can win the cookbook and slow cooker!   






I have a lot of recipes for my slow cooker, but not a cookbook...until now!  Gooseberry Patch has dedicated an entire cookbook (with more than 225 recipes) to slow cooking.  I love how they divided the contents into seasons too!  You have Warming Winter Dishes, Simply Speedy Springtime, Slow & Easy Summer, and Hearty Harvest Favorites.  They also offer time saving tips for every season that will inspire you all year around.  I got straight to work reviewing the recipes.  They're easy, they use every day ingredients and the directions are simple!  Today I'm going to feature the Chocolate Pudding Cake and another recipe at the end of the week.



Ingredients are as follows:

3 C milk
3.4 oz. pkg. cook & serve chocolate pudding mix
18 1/2 oz. pkg. chocolate cake mix (plus the ingredients on the box to prepare it) 

optional garnish:
frozen whipped topping, whipped cream, or ice cream


Directions:

Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. 

Whisk together the milk and dry pudding mix.

 
Pour into the slow cooker.


Prepare cake mix according to package directions.


Carefully pour batter into the slow cooker; do not stir!


Place a paper towel on top of the pot to absorb the excess moisture, secure the lid and cook on high...


 for 2 1/2 hours...I love the digital features!


The cake is done and you can see some pudding!


Spoon some cake out, garnish, pour a little bit of pudding on top and enjoy!


As you can see this is just one of the fabulous recipes in Slow Cooking All Year Round. There are so many more and I'd love for you to win the cookbook plus this fancy slow cooker.  All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what your favorite slow cooker recipe is :) Please note: since there are so many comments only a certain number are shown.  You will see a "load more..." underneath the comment box; click here to see your comment displayed.


Contest Closed!  Congratulations to:

Our families favorite crockpot recipe is cheesy chicken and rice!

Amy
amyallen77@comcast.net

Thank you all for entering, it is greatly appreciated! 

For additional (optional) entries, leave a separate comment for each that you've completed.  If you comment anonymously, please leave your email so I may notify you if you win!


 

 This contest ends on March 3rd, the winner will be notified via email; you have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  Due to shipping we can only ship to U.S. addresses; no P.O. boxes. 
Please note that I was provided with a Gooseberry Patch cookbook to review, however opinions stated are my own.  I was also provided with a Hamilton Beach Slow cooker to review and the opinions expressed are solely my own.



507 comments:

  1. My favorite slow cooker recipe is anniversary chicken! Yum!

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  2. i like gooseberry patch on facebook
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  3. My favorite slow cooker recipe is the one you left above - the chocolate pudding cake.
    susan fletcher
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  4. I "like" GB on facebook!!
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  5. My favorite recipe is cheesy chilio dip
    sue g

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  6. Try this again...lol...Love all recipes but I too have to go with the Anniversary Chicken! But this one looks like it will be a fav too...lol.
    Brenda
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  8. I "liked" Hamiltion on facebook.
    susan fletcher
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  9. I 'liked' Flour Me With Love on facebook.
    susan fletcher
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  10. I love Flour Me with Love and I am a follower. Thank you for the chance of winning this great slow cooker...crossing my fingers! Have a wonderful weekend.
    FABBY
    PS: I have an American address.

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  11. My favorite slow cooker recipe is 1 can chicken stock, 1 small log of velveeta and two cooked head of broccoli chopped up.....best cheesy broccoli soup ever!

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  12. My fav recipe in the slowcooker is pizza potatoes....mmm yum. This has me wanting to make them now!

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  13. Of course I alreadu Liked you in Facebook :)

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  14. And I already liked Gooseberry Patch on Facebook :)

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  15. Went and liked Hamilton Beach on Facebook....

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  16. And last but not least, I shared this on my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ThemisAdventuresOfABornAgainFarmGirl?ref=hl

    Thanks so much for an amazing giveaway!
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  17. I love making a peach cobbler in my slow cooker. I didn't know Hamilton Beach had a slow cooker with a probe. My daughter was just saying the other day that she is tired of her food always being too overcooked when she gets home from teaching, this would be perfect for her!

    I already follow your blog...follow you on FaceBook, Pinterestand here on your blog...sorry I don't Twitter. I have liked Hamilton Beach FB. I've followed GooseBerry on Fb for quite some time now. I will share this post on my FB.

    Thanks for the chance to win this! Have a great evening. Ü

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  18. My favorite recipe is ham and beans in the crock. Yum!

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  19. I'm a fan of Hamilton Beach on Facebook

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  20. I'm a fan of Flour Me With Love on Facebook

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  21. I'm a fan of Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

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  22. I follow Flour Me with Love on Pinterest

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  23. My favorite slow cooker recipe is chicken and dumplings. I just mentioned this to my husband last night. I believe it will be on the menu for our dinner this Sunday!

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  24. I did all of them and shared too :-)

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  25. Forgot to do seperate comments....so here goes. I liked Hamilton beach FB.

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  26. I shared this post on my FB. Doris Styles Henson

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  27. My favorite slow-cooker recipe is Beef & Vegetables.

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  28. I like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook

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  29. I love Crockpot cooking so much I am surprised it hasn't burned out yet. Today I am making Clam Chowder in it. One of my favorite Gooseberry Patch cookbooks is Flavors of Fall.

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  30. I like Hamilton Beach on Facebook.

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  31. my favorite slow cooker recipe is chili!

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  32. I like Flour Me With Love on Facebook.

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  33. Sorry didnt leave my email address is tartz63126@aol.com

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  34. I follow Flour Me With Love on Twitter.

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  35. I follow Flour Me With Love on Pinterest.

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  36. My favorite slow cookerr recipe is salsa-style chicken, but I'm thinking this chocolate pudding cake recipe is a close second! Wow!

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  37. Probably just cooking chicken breasts! so easy.

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  38. Favorite slow cooker recipe thus far is pork sirloins slow cook with BBQ sauce. Pull apart the tender meat and cook some more for pulled pork on a bun! Thanks!

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  39. I have 'liked' Flour Me With Love on Facebook.

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  40. I have 'liked' Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

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  41. I have 'liked' Hamilton Beach on Facebook, and left a comment.

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  42. I am following Flour Me With Love on twitter and sent a tweet.

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  43. I am following Flour Me With Love on Pinterest, will you follow me as well?

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  44. I have 'shared' this giveaway post on my Facebook news feed/profile page.

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  45. my favorite recipe is the cheesy chilio dip. i love anything with cheese in it, so it was a difficult choice. I followed flour me with love on facebook! thanks Garilyn Bardash dragonlover257@gmail.com.

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  46. my favorite recipe is cheesy chilio dip. I liked Gooseberry Patch on facebook. Garilyn Bardash dragonlover257@gmail.com.

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  47. I liked Hamilton Beach on facebook. my favorite recipe, as is anything with cheese is the cheesy chilio dip. Garilyn Bardash dragonlover257@gmail.com.

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  48. I liked flour me with love on facebook. my favorite recipe is cheesy chilio dip. Garilyn Bardash dragonlover257@gmail.com.

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  49. Soup! I love a good soup in the crockpot! As we speak I have a stuffed pepper soup simmering away :)

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  50. I am following flour me with love on pinterest! cheesy chilio dip is my choice! Garilyn Bardash dragonlover257@gmail.com

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  51. I shared your great contest on my facebook page. cheesy chilio dip is my favorite since it contains lots of cheese! Garilyn Bardash dragonlover257@gmail.com

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  52. My favorite slow cooker recipe is Best Beef Dip Ever, from Allrecipes.com. It has unusual ingredients, but its the most delicious Beef Dip Sandwich recipe we've come across, and our family loves them!

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  53. My favorite slow cooker recipe is 6 can taco soup. Super easy and delicious! slsmpsn@charter.net

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  54. One of my favorite go to slow cooker recipes is beer can chicken (minus the can!) Delish

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  55. I already like Gooseberry Patch - could us a "love!' button.

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  56. I also like Hamilton Beach on FB. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  57. My favorite recipe is slow cooker lasagna. I like you on Facebook! Thanks for the chance!

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  58. I like doing cheese Ravioli in the crockpot.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  59. another lovely recipe as usual. love all your easy and delicious recipes. thanks.

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  60. My favorite slow cooker recipe is for hot ham sandwiches!

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  61. I just love the cheesy chilio dip. mistyt@dogmail.org

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  62. I "like" Flour Me with Love on Facebook!

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  63. I also "Like" Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!

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  64. My favorite crock pot recipe is ...hard to choose...I guess my Cornbread Dressing. Also love doing dip, soup, Creamy Italian Chicken..I have 3 crocks, and use them a LOT! Never can have too many! Thanks for the chance to win..

    Deb
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  65. I liked Gooseberry Patch on facebook! Thanks because it looks like a page I am going to love!

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  66. I liked Hamilton Beach on facebook!
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  67. Just opened an account and started following you on Twitter!
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  68. I liked Flour Me With Love and have been a fan for a while. Love your page!
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  69. Flour Me with Love I'm already following all on Pinterest!
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  70. My favorite crock pot recipe is pot roast with vegetables.
    Keri
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  71. I'm going to share this right now! Thank you for the fun contest!!! :)
    Keri
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  72. Wow, such a hard question! I love a slow cooker meal. Pulled pork always gets great reviews, so I will go with that. Today anyway. :)

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  73. I liked Flour Me with Love on Facebook

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  74. I sm following Flour Me With Love on Pinterest

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  75. I love making BBQ Chicken ( for Sandwiches ) in the Crockpot, and.. your recipe for Chocolate Pudding Cake sure sounds good!

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  76. I follow you on twitter, @RecentBooks.

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  77. I follow you on Pinterest!

    Thanks!
    Melissa

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  78. My favorite Slow Cooker food is Beef Stew!
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  79. I like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook
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  80. I like Hamilton Beach on Facebook
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  81. I follow you on Pinterest
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  82. I follow you on twitter
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  83. I like you on Facebook
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  84. I shared this giveaway on Facebook
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  85. I love lasagna in the crockpot. Can't wait to try the recipe above!!!

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  86. i love to make chili in the crockpot. thanks
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  87. I like you on facebook as carol wegs
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  88. I shared on facebook https://www.facebook.com/carol.wegs/posts/426157140803086
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  89. I like gooseberry patch on facebook as carol wegs
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  90. i like hamilton beach on facebook as carol wegs
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  91. I follow you on twitter @carolwegs
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  92. I love to make vegetable soup. It cooks all day and scents the house so great. I love to come home to dinner made after a long day at work.

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  93. My favorite slow cooker recipe is pulled pork
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  94. I love so many recipes in my crockpot, but most of all I love using it to make homemade yogurt

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  95. A sour cream bacon chicken recipe I stumbled upon years ago and my family loves!!

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  96. I love cooking white chicken chili in the crockpot and lots of different desserts, this chocolate cake looks delish, will be trying this tomorrow. Sheriwv75@frontier.com

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  97. I'm not a great cook but everything I make in my slow cooker turns out; probably because I put it in and then leave it alone so I cannot spoil it. I've never tried a cake, but now I will have to since I have a recipe and what could be better than chocolate?

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  98. My favorite recipe is shredded beef for tacos. Since my crockpot is over 25 years old, I hope I can win this one. Love the digital.

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  99. My favorite use for the crock pot is baked potatoes but my I love a Crock Pot Chilli also. :)

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  100. I liked Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

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  101. I liked Hamilton Beach on Facebook.

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  102. I Shared this on Facebook. Thanks :)

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  103. I love pork carnitas in the crock pot

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  104. "Like" Hamilton Beach on Facebook

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  105. "Like" Flour Me With Love on Facebook

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  106. Follow Flour Me With Love on Pinterest

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  107. Love this recipe and all the GoosePatch books..
    robbie_cross97@yahoo.com

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  108. My favorite slow cooker recipe is Pulled Pork!!!
    kcpartyof5@aol.com

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  109. I like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook!
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  110. I like Hamilton Beach on Facebook.
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  111. I like Flour Me With Love on Facebook.
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  112. I follow Flour Me With Love on Twitter.
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  113. I follow Flour Me With Love on Pinterest.
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  114. My favorite slow cooker recipe is Sweet and Sour Pork.

    candice.zeller@yahoo.com

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  115. I "like" Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.
    candice.zeller@yahoo.com

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  116. My favorite crockpot recipe is granola. Here it is: http://everythinghomewithcarol.com/making-granola-in-the-crockpot/
    My email is
    carol at everythinghomewithcarol dot com.

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  117. I liked Flour Me on FB.
    carol at everythinghomewithcarol dot com

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  118. I followed Flour Me on Twitter
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  119. I followed Flour Me on Pinterest
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  120. I "like" Flour Me With Love on Facebook.
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  121. I "like" Hamilton Beach on Facebook.
    candice.zeller@yahoo.com

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  122. I follow Flour Me With Love on Pinterest.
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  123. I follow Gooseberry Patch on Pinterest.
    candice.zeller@yahoo.com

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  124. I shared this giveaway on Facebook.
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  125. My favorite slow cooker recipe is Cranberry Onion Pork Roast.
    freepres@netscope.net

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  126. I like Flour Me With Love on Facebook.
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  127. I like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.
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  128. I like Hamilton Beach on Facebook.
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  129. I follow Flour Me With Love on Pinterest.
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  130. I love to make homemade Cinnamon Applesauce in my little slow cooker.

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  131. I shared this on Facebook.
    freepres@netscope.net

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  132. I'm following Flour Me With Love on Pinterest.

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  133. My favorite slow cooker recipe so far is Bacon-Wrapped Apple BBQ Chicken

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  134. My favorite recipe to make in a slow cooker is pot roast.

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  135. I like Gooseberry Patch on facebook (Amy Masters Leach)

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  136. I like Hamilton Beach on facebook (Amy Masters Leach)

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  137. I follow you on Pinterest
    Link to my page: http://pinterest.com/amylou61/

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  138. I like taking a pork roast and a small beef chuck into the crock, season well, and add raw onions on top! Choose how long you want to wait! When it's finished you have the perfect meat for shredding for bbq's or making gravy and having with mashed potatoes!!

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  139. I think this will be my new favorite slow cooker recipe. Looks amazing! lc1117@yahoo.com

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  140. Chili is definitely my favorite thing to make in the crock pot!

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  141. My favorite slow cooker recipe is beef stew. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

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  142. I like Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.

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  143. I like Hamilton Beach on Facebook.

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  144. I like Flour Me With Love on Facebook.

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  145. I follow Flour Me With Love on Pinterest.

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  146. My favorite recipe is BBQ pulled pork

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  147. Follow Flour Me With Love on FB: carolyn gonzalez

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  148. Follow Hamilton Beach on FB: carolyn gonzalez

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  149. Follow Gooseberry Patch on FB: carolyn gonzalez

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  150. I am a facebook fan of Gooseberry Patch. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
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  151. I am a facebook fan of Hamiln Beach.Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
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  152. I am a facebook fan of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
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  153. I am a pinterest follower of yours. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
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  154. I think anything with the word chocolate in it would be my favorite recipe in my slow cooker :)

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  155. Soups or shredded pork for sliders.

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  156. I've liked Gooseberry Patch on FB!

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  157. I've liked Gooseberry Patch on FB!

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  158. Soups or shredded pork for sliders.

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  159. One of my family's favorite recipes is for slow cooker Reuben Dip.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  160. I follow Gooseberry Patch on Facebook.
    (Rhonda Gaines Desgranges)

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  161. I like Hamilton Beach on FB.
    (Rhonda Gaines Desgranges)

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  162. I like Flour Me With Love on FB.
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  163. I follow Flour Me With Love on Twitter.
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