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Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

EASY CHEESY FONDUE

1 tbsp butter
1/4 cup finely chopped sweet onion
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tbsp all-purpose or whole-wheat flour
3/4 cup low-fat milk
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 small pkg (3-oz) cream cheese, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
dash of ground red pepper
4 to 6 (depends on your heat quotient) drops hot sauce
Assorted fresh vegetables, crusty breads sticks or whole-grain crackers for dipping

In a slow cooker or crockpot combine the butter, onion, garlic, flour, milk, all cheeses, red pepper, and hot sauce; stir to combine well.  Place lid on cooker and cook on low setting for 2 to 3 hours, stirring a couple of times during the cooking process.  Fondue is done when the cheeses are melted and smooth.  Increase the temperature to high and cook another 1 to 1 1/2-hours or until heated through. 

To serve, place fondue in a warmed bowl and serve with the vegetables, bread sticks, or crackers.
                                      

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