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    Slow-Cooker Hard-Boiled Eggs

    These slow-cooker hard-boiled eggs are my go-to for a group. They're a lifesaver and perfect for the holidays! I love the walk-away convenience. —Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

    Mixed Veggies and Rice

    To add variety to sides for those who don't care for potatoes, I came up with this colorful dish. It's...


    Kalua Pork

    3 reviews

    Planning a luau-themed party? This Kalua pork is the perfect main dish for your get-together. It will feed a crowd,...


    Slow-Cooker German Bratwurst

    2 reviews

    I created this old-world favorite based on a dish I had during my travels. The flavorful entree is perfect for...


    Polish Kraut with Apples

    The combination of apples, sauerkraut and smoked sausage gives this hearty dinner an old-world flavor. I enjoy this, and it's...

    Easy Slow-Cooker Pot Roast

    1 review

    I love this easy pot roast Crock-Pot recipe for a couple of reasons. First, it's delicious. Second, it's easy! I...


    Hearty Pork Bean Soup

    4 reviews

    It's wonderful to come home to this pork bean soup dinner simmering away in a slow cooker, especially on a...

    Slow-Cooker Vegan Baked Beans

    This version of vegan baked beans doesn't need an oven. The slow cooker makes it the ultimate hands-off party dish....


    Apple Butter Pork with White Beans

    1 review

    This enticing dish is an entire dinner with meat, vegetables and beans, wonderful to come home to after I've run...


    Peppered Meat Loaf

    I came up with this easy dinner one day while experimenting in the kitchen. Everyone who tries it, loves it!...


    Favorite Beef Roast Dinner

    1 review

    This is our family's favorite slow-cooked beef roast. My two children love it and always want seconds. I love putting...

    Slow-Cooker Chipotle Pork Chops

    4 reviews

    I love the tender texture of pork chops made in the slow cooker! The flavor of this sauce is similar...


    Spicy Stuffed Banana Peppers

    Banana peppers can be very tricky: Sometimes they are hot and sometimes they are not. If you want to be...


    Easy Poached Salmon

    In 46 years of marriage, we had never tasted salmon until a friend told me about poaching it in a...


    Chorizo and Chickpea Soup

    2 reviews

    The chorizo sausage adds its own spice to the broth, creating delicious flavor without any extra seasonings. And while it's...


    Hawaiian Pulled Pork Lettuce Wraps

    1 review

    We love this easy slow-cooker recipe on Sunday afternoons. It's equally comforting and light for lunch or dinner. We serve...

    Oregano Green Beans with Toasted Pine Nuts

    1 review

    This super easy side dish is a wonderful picnic or potluck recipe. It’s a beautiful, surprising mix that leaves guests...


    Slow-Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings

    1 review

    My neighbor once shared these slow-cooker sticky chicken wings with me at a potluck, and they have been a family...


    Cabbage Barley Soup

    9 reviews

    My neighbor had an abundance of cabbage, so a group of us had a contest to see who could come...


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    Slow-Cooker Salsa Chicken

    9 reviews

    This is a go-to recipe when I know I'll be having a busy day. My family loves salsa, so I...


    Mexican Pork

    2 reviews

    The first time I made this dish, it was a hit with everyone in my family, both young and old....


    Apple Pie Steel-Cut Oatmeal

    3 reviews

    I absolutely love this slow-cooked oatmeal. The steel-cut oats have so much flavor and texture. My family sprinkles toasted pecans...


    Filipino Adobo Aromatic Chicken

    8 reviews

    This saucy chicken packs a wallop of flavors—salty, sweet, sour, slightly spicy and even a little umami. It can be...


    Za’atar Chicken

    8 reviews

    It's hard to find a dinner that both my husband and kids will enjoy—and even harder to find one that's...

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    Asian Slow-Cooked Short Ribs

    2 reviews

    After a long day of sledding, the aroma of these beautiful short ribs says welcome home. Warm and comforting, they...


    Slow-Cooker Coconut Granola

    Here's a versatile treat with a taste of the tropics. Change it up by subbing dried pineapple or tropical fruits...


    Slow-Simmered Chicken with Raisins, Capers and Basil

    Capers, golden raisins and fresh basil give this dish a sweetly savory flavor. And what's better than that? The kids...


    Cranberry-Apricot Pork Roast with Potatoes

    —Patricia Trench, Panama City, Florida


    Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

    I often use Greek olives with the artichoke hearts to add zing to this pasta sauce," says Genie Tosh. "Roast...


    Slow Cooker Chicken Stock

    For standout gravies and sauces, make your own chicken stock. Turn everything over to the slow cooker for a long...