Slow Cooker Scottish Spring Lamb Stew with Rosemary, Garlic and New Potatoes

A hearty lamb stew, perfect for the remaining grey days of early spring. 

Scottish-Inspired Spring Lamb Soup

Scottish-Inspired Spring Lamb Soup

We still have some drizzly March days before we even head into April showers – weather where a really great stew totally hits the spot . . . especially when you can set it up in the slow cooker.  I adore this lamb stew with baby new potatoes, plenty of garlic, fresh rosemary, and a splash of red wine. And hey, lamb is perfect for the upcoming Outlander volume 2 premiere, if you’re into that any-excuse-for-theme-food thing (which I most certainly am). …

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Slow Cooker Root Beer Braised Beef Stew Recipe

Root Beer Beef Stew

Root Beer Braised Beef Stew

Root beer as a braising liquid gives your soup or stew a unique flavor boost that makes you tastae it and say “Hmmm . . . what IS that?”

I laughed out loud when I saw this photo! Can you see my hubby/blog photographer reflected in the spoon? He was standing on top of the island in my kitchen taking this photo and, well, I’m sure he forgot about the reflection effect!

Anyway, Valerie Phillips, a friend of mine and fabulous cook/food writer, has a new book out – Soup’s On! – and this being soup weather, I want to make at least a dozen of her soups. Her recipes are so creative and so easy to put together. Since we are in for more frigid weather, I plan on making gallons more soup in the weeks to come! This is my spin on her Root Beer Braised Stew.

I used Henry Weinhard’s – it has always been one of our favorites with a strong vanilla flavor.

— posted by Donna

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