Lots of wonderfully fresh-tasting vegetables are showcased in this chunky soup sent by Victoria Zmarzley-Hahn of Northampton, Pennsylvania. "It's a great way to use up summer's excess produce," she explains. "And it's so versatile—you can add or delete just about any vegetable."
This slow-cooker soup is my secret weapon on busy days. It’s delicious served with oyster crackers tossed in a bit of melted butter and herbs, and then lightly toasted in the oven. —Whitney Jensen, Spring Lake, MI
Folks are sure to gather around this ooey-gooey, lightened-up dip whenever it's placed on any buffet table. With cheese, jalapenos and a hint of lemon, it's a treasured favorite of Mary Spencer's and her family in Waukesha, Wisconsin.
I love the fresh taste of homemade salsa, but as a working mother, I don't have much time to make it. So I came up with this slow-cooked version that practically makes itself! —Toni Menard, Lompoc, California
Chock-full of potatoes, this vegetarian soup is as filling as it is flavorful. Serve on cold winter nights with crusty bread or take a thermos-full to work; with this in store, you'll really look forward to lunch! —Hannah Thompson, Scotts Valley, California
"This side dish is ideal when you'd like to serve your vegetables in a different way for a special dinner," says Barb Rudyk of Vermilion, Alberta. Cinnamon and nutmeg season baby carrots that are simmered with orange marmalade and brown sugar.
For years, I've prepared this filling egg casserole - which is delicious for brunch - in my slow cooker. It's an unusual recipe for this appliance but is welcomed wherever I serve it. Folks always go back for seconds.
-Janet Sliter, Kennewick, Washington
"Years ago, I fell in love with the spicy flavor and wonderful aroma of this hearty slow-cooker recipe," relates Heather Gray of Little Rock, Arkansas. "You can serve the stew alone or as a topper for meat and poultry. It's great either way!"
Field editor Heather Campbell of Lawrence, Kansas seasons this slow-cooker soup with spices and herbs rather than salt. “It’s especially good with sandwiches and for dipping bread.”
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