I’ve had my beloved West Bend slow cooker for over five years now (I reviewed it back in July 2005!) but the knob on the lid just broke off. The base of the knob is still screwed in, so I can still use my slow cooker, but I have to use an oven mitt to grab the side of the lid in order to lift it off when it’s hot. It’s something of a safety issue, so although I’m not in a huge rush, I would eventually like to get the lid fixed or get a new slow cooker. I checked with West Bend and they don’t have any replacement parts available, though the customer service rep suggested I see if a hardware store might have a replacement handle that fits. I might try that, but I’m afraid that the base of the know won’t go back in if we remove it to see if a new handle fits.
I’m sorely tempted to get this 4-quart West Bend slow cooker,(it’s only $17.96!) but I’m thinking that as the boys get bigger, I’m going to want a 6-quart crock. Hopefully if I’m patient, the right deal will just fall into my lap! Disclosure: I’m an Amazon affiliate, so any purchase you make after entering Amazon through a link on Chief Family Officer supports this site at no additional cost to you. Thank you!
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The first 250,000 Facebook likers of Extra Dessert Delights Gum can get a free sample.
Growing Up Gabel has a recipe she highly recommends for Pizza Puffs, which sound like they’ll be perfect for a school lunch and something I can keep in the freezer.
One Unclutterer reader uses zip top bags as a filing system.
Creative-Type Dad made me laugh out loud with his pie chart of how his daughter’s brain changed upon entering kindergarten.
I have been making the same noodle kugel recipe for years (it’s like a bread pudding, but with egg noodles instead of bread). But next time I’m going to try Jane4girls‘ recipe, which sounds a little simpler and richer, and uses ingredients I am more likely to have on hand.
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