Creamy Hash Brown Potatoes
I like to fix a batch of these cheesy, slow-cooker potatoes for potlucks and big group gatherings. Convenient frozen hash browns, canned soup and flavored cream cheese make this side dish so quick to put together.
—Julianne Brown, Springfield, Illinois

Slow Cooker Mexican Dip
This hearty, 7-ingredient dip couldn't be much easier to put together, and using our slow cooker leaves us free to share some quality time with our guests. After all, isn't that the purpose of a holiday party?
—Heather Courtney, Ames, Iowa

Turkey Thigh Supper
This family-pleasing meal-in-one has it all—tender turkey thighs, tasty vegetables and a homemade sauce. You can substitute chicken breasts for the turkey or honey-flavored barbecue sauce for the soup mixture.
—Betty Gingrich, Oxford, Arkansas

Beef 'n' Chili Beans
I have to admit this recipe is so easy to make—just put the ingredients in the slow cooker, and dinner's ready before you know it. The tomatoes with green chilies really add some zip.
—Anita Hudson, Savoy, Texas

Hot Fruit Salad
This comforting side dish is convenient to make in the slow cooker when your oven and stovetop are occupied with other dishes. The warm medley also can be served over sliced pound cake for dessert.
—Debbie Kimbrough, Lexington, Mississippi

Apple Cider Beef Stew
Apple cider and cinnamon are the unique additions that give a down-home flavor to this oh-so-easy and economical stew. It also makes a rich, flavorful potluck dish for holiday gatherings or on busy school nights.
—Margaret Wilson, Hemet, California




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