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Need a warm meal for a blustery night? Throw together this slow-cooked stew that’s brightened with fresh sweet potatoes, kale and Italian seasoning. The shredded pork is so tender, you’re going to want to make this again and again. —Robin Jungers, Campbellsport, Wisconsin
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Chipotle Pulled Chicken

Chipotle Pulled Chicken

Chipotle Pulled Chicken

At our house, low-and-slow recipes have to have kid and husband appeal, plus good marks for nutrition. This chipotle chicken wins in both categories. Use leftovers for zippy barbecue pizzas or burritos. —Tamra Parker, Manlius, NY

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

Slow Cooker Pot Roast

I work full time but love to make home-cooked meals for my husband and son. It’s a comfort to walk in and smell this simmering roast that I know will be fall-apart tender and delicious. —Gina Jackson, Ogdensburg, New York

Southwest Shredded Pork Salad

Southwest Shredded Pork Salad

Southwest Shredded Pork Salad

Mary Shivers of Ada, Oklahoma, makes a knockout shredded pork, served in tortillas. Turn it into a hearty salad of pork, greens, black beans and other Southwestern sprinklings. —Mary Shivers, Ada, Oklahoma

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Vegetable Medley

Vegetable Medley

Vegetable Medley

"This is a wonderful side dish to make when garden vegetables are plentiful," recommends Terry Maly from Olathe, Kansas. "The colorful combination is a great complement to any entree."

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

Slow Cooked Strawberry Rhubarb Sauce

In Harkers Island, North Carolina, Judith Waxman prepares a tart and tangy fruit sauce that's excellent over pound cake or ice cream. "I've served this rosy-colored mixture many times and gotten rave reviews from friends and family," she assures.

Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Saucy BBQ Chicken Thighs

Barbecued chicken gets a makeover in this recipe. The combination of ingredients makes for a mellow flavor that tastes more grown up than the original. It's great over rice, pasta or potatoes. —Sharon Fritz, Morristown, TN
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Slow Cooker Beef au Jus

Slow Cooker Beef au Jus

Slow Cooker Beef au Jus

It's easy to fix this roast, which has lots of onion flavor. Sometimes I also add cubed potatoes and baby carrots to the slow cooker to make a terrific meal plus leftovers. --Carol Hille of Grand Junction, Colorado
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Cheesy Meatballs

Cheesy Meatballs

Cheesy Meatballs

Can meatballs be lucky? My guys think so, and they want them for game time. My beef, sausage and cheese recipe has a big fan following. —Jill Hill, Dixon, Illinois

Venison Sausage Meatballs

Venison Sausage Meatballs

Venison Sausage Meatballs

These meatballs are a savory blend of ground venison and pork sausage, with water chestnuts for crunch. "This is my husband's favorite venison recipe," says Geraldine Mennear of Mastic, New York. "Even my co-workers, who normally don't like game meat, enjoy it."

Chipotle Pulled Chicken

Chipotle Pulled Chicken

Chipotle Pulled Chicken

At our house, low-and-slow recipes have to have kid and husband appeal, plus good marks for nutrition. This chipotle chicken wins in both categories. Use leftovers for zippy barbecue pizzas or burritos. —Tamra Parker, Manlius, NY

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

Warm Spiced Cider Punch

"This is a nice warm-up punch--I like to serve it when there is a nip in the air," writes Susan Smith of Forest, Virginia. The aroma of the apple cider, orange juice and spices is wonderful as the punch simmers in the slow cooker.

Mulled Grape Cider

Mulled Grape Cider

Mulled Grape Cider

I came up with this recipe one year when I attempted to make grape jelly and ended up with 30 jars of delicious grape syrup instead. I then simmered the syrup with spices to make this beverage. —Sharon Harmon, Orange, Massachusetts

Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes

It's a cinch to jazz up instant mashed potatoes with sour cream and cream cheese, then cook and serve them from a slow cooker. For a special touch, sprinkle the perfect-for-party time potatoes with chopped fresh chives, canned French-fried onions or fresh grated Parmesan cheese.—Donna Bardocz, Howell, Michigan

Sweet and Savory Pulled Beef Dinner

Sweet and Savory Pulled Beef Dinner

Sweet and Savory Pulled Beef Dinner

Flavorful pulled beef is great served over rice or noodles for a more formal meal, or inside hard rolls for casual party sandwiches.—Patty Manocchi, Glenville, New York

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Sweet & Spicy Pulled Pork

While I don't enjoy drinking beer, I love cooking with it. This quick recipe also goes great on plain hamburger buns with a side of slaw. —Renee Herrington, Plano, Texas

Hot Cider with Orange Twists

Hot Cider with Orange Twists

Hot Cider with Orange Twists

"I first tasted a steaming mug of this comforting beverage on a frigid evening," recalls Catherine Allan of Twin Falls, Idaho. "It's still a family favorite on a wintry day."

Brenda's Baked Beans

Brenda's Baked Beans

Brenda's Baked Beans

When I was a kid, my mom made baked beans all the time. Sometimes we'd turn this side into a main dish by adding sliced hot dogs. —Brenda Brooks, Bowie, MD
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