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Easy Poached Salmon

In 46 years of marriage, we had never tasted salmon until a friend told me about poaching it in a low cooker. I tried it and got flaky, moist results with little fuss. I added some soy sauce for extra flavor. — Johnna Johnson, Scottsdale, Arizona

Hawaiian Barbecue Beans

5 reviews

The ingredient list is short, but it’s creative. Guests rave and wonder about the unique flavor—fresh ginger is the tasty...


Maple-Walnut Sweet Potatoes

4 reviews

Topped with dried cherries and walnuts, this side is downright delicious. Even people who aren't into sweet potatoes will grab...


Slow-Cooker Spiced Mixed Nuts

12 reviews

What slow cookers do for soups and stews, they’ll do for mixed nuts, too. The scent of spices is delightful,...


Buffet Meatballs

31 reviews

I need only five ingredients to fix these easy appetizers. My grape jelly and ketchup meatballs make an appearance...

Cranberry-Apple Red Cabbage

When I was looking for something new, I started playing with flavors and came up with this very tasty dish....


Apple-Cinnamon Pork Loin

20 reviews

I love making this slow cooker pork roast with apples for chilly fall dinners with my family. The apple pork...

Chocolate Peanut Drops

6 reviews

This is a recipe that I got from a friend, who got it from her sister, and between the three...


Chicken-Cranberry Hot Dish

In my family, we never eat chicken without cranberry sauce! This chicken is fall-off-the-bone tender; the sauce is divine with...


Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast with Gravy

6 reviews

This quick-prep recipe lets you feast on turkey at any time of year. We save the rich broth for gravy,...


Easy Chocolate Clusters

2 reviews

You can use this simple recipe to make a big batch of chocolate candy without a lot of fuss. I've...

Moist & Tender Turkey Breast

31 reviews

This easy turkey recipe is sure to be popular in your home. Everyone will love the taste, and you'll love...


Christmas Carol Ham

4 reviews

This slow-cooked entree is tender and delicious with regular or turkey ham. "My family loves this dish," writes Julie Williquette...


Cranberry Sauerkraut Meatballs

17 reviews

I tried these meatballs at a birthday party for a friend, and now I make them all the time. They...


Peppery Beef Roast

2 reviews

As a stay-at-home mom, slow cooker recipes are alifesaver for me...especially on holidays! —Kelly Lindsay, Longmont, Colorado


Hot Fruit Salad

5 reviews

This spicy fruit mixture is a breeze to make—just open the cans and empty them into the slow cooker. With...

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Slow-Cooked Ham

21 reviews

Entertaining doesn't get much easier than serving this tasty five-ingredient ham from the slow cooker. And the leftovers are delicious...


Celebration Brussels Sprouts

1 review

This recipe hits all the flavor points and makes a fantastic Thanksgiving or Christmas side. Plus, you have to love...


Slow-Cooker Spiced Fruit

My late aunt who lived in Hawaii gave me this cherished recipe. She would prepare a traditional tropical meal for...


Easy and Elegant Ham

13 reviews

I fix this moist, tender ham to serve my large family. It can be readied quickly in the morning, frees...


Tangy Cranberry Beans

1 review

Whenever I take these beans to barbecues, they’re always eaten up right away. —Wendie Osipowicz, New Britain, Connecticut


Slow-Cooked Potatoes with Spring Onions

2 reviews

I love the simplicity of this recipe, as well as its ease of preparation with my slow cooker. Everyone always...


Warm ‘n’ Fruity Breakfast Cereal

14 reviews

Sleepyheads will love the heartiness of this nutritious cooked cereal with cinnamon. It's loaded with chopped fruit and nuts. Eat...


Cranberry Sauce Meatballs

78 reviews

My friends look forward to enjoying these cranberry sauce meatballs at our holiday gatherings. There are never any leftovers! Using...

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Easy Party Meatballs

9 reviews

Meatballs are always great for parties. This is an easy twist on the usual recipe, and it's very fast to...


Marinated Pot Roast

4 reviews

I've long used whole or ground cloves as my secret ingredient in cooking and baking. Added to an overnight marinade,...


Slow-Cooker Turkey Breast

54 reviews

Try this wonderfully flavored, easy-to-fix slow-cooker turkey breast when you're craving something delicious. It makes a great holiday dish for...


Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

5 reviews

Here's a regional favorite I grew to love after moving to the South. You'll never want black-eyed peas from a...