A Letter From Suzanne

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Well, this is what we have all been waiting for—a website where my oldest customers who listened to my descriptions over the telephone and, in good faith, ordered anyway! And still do!!! Now you have photos—will it still seem like Christmas when you open your box of Warm Hugs this year?

As always, this new season brings all new packaging—still whimsical, amusing and downright practical as well as delicious.

I am excited to share my new line with you this year. And, while I am working on this season’s items, I am processing next years ideas—(lots of think time as I fill bags and tie bows!) I have absolute confidence you will love your purchase and, best of all, be excited about giving it!

I send an incredibly huge and, of course, warm hug to all of my past repeat customers/friends. I am truly grateful for your continual business. You have encouraged me in so many ways and I say thank you from the top to the bottom of my heart. Without you…wow, my heart is full.

Here’s a hug!

Suzanne

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Recipes and Crockpot Conversions

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Of course, everyone has their ideas, please feel free to improvise for your family!

We have so many great suggestions for crockpot!  The following are a few simple to do’s….

For all of the soup mixes with beans… soak beans overnight.  Rinse beans and place in crockpot with all other ingredients and put on low all day.

Other suggestions:

For Taco Soup
Soak dried beans overnight. Dump the water and rinse the beans and place in a pot on the stove. Cover the beans with 2-3 inches of water. Bring the beans and water to a boil. Simmer on medium about an hour plus (for softer beans). You should have ready to put in the crockpot the beans and maybe 3-4 cups of bean enriched fluid. Put in the crockpot and stir in spice packet, cooked hamburger, hominy(or corn) and green chilies (optional). Cook on High for 1 hour and then low all day……serve as suggested on recipe.

For Old-Fashioned White Bean with Ham Soup & Creamy White Chicken Chili Soup
Soak dried beans overnight. Dump the water and rinse the beans and place in a pot on the stove. Cover the beans with recipe recommended amount of water and bring to a boil. Simmer on medium about an hour plus (for softer beans). Transfer to crockpot and stir in spice packet and add ham or ham hock. Cook on High for 1 hour and then low all day… serve as suggested on recipe.

For Black Bean Soup and Colorado Dipping Soup
Soak dried beans overnight. Dump the water and rinse the beans and place in a pot on the stove. Cover the beans with recipe recommended amount of water and bring to a boil. Simmer on medium about an hour plus (for softer beans). Transfer to crockpot and stir in spice packet. Cook on High for 1 hour and then low all day……serve as suggested on recipe.

Not Recommended for Crockpot…
Tomato Basil Pasta Soup, Vegetable Beef Barley Soup, Green Split Pea Soup or any soup with NOODLES as noodles will get mushy.