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    Slow-Cooker Monkey Bread

    1 review

    I often take this slow-cooker monkey bread to church potlucks—children and adults love it! The rum extract is optional. —Lisa Leaper, Worthington, Ohio

    Apple Maple Chops

    This apple and maple pork chops recipe is one of my family's favorites—my children just love it. The pork is...


    Shredded Lamb Sliders

    Lamb, a wonderful special-occasion meat, is a big crowd-pleaser in these delicious sliders. I served up about 1,500 in two...


    Easy Poached Salmon

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


    Slow-Cooker Cherry Pear Buckle

    1 review

    I added pears to my cherry cobbler recipe to create this delightful slow-cooked buckle. You could also add fresh summer...

    Raspberry Coconut French Toast Slow-Cooker Style

    3 reviews

    I put the ingredients in the slow cooker crock the night before, refrigerate it, then pop the crock into the...


    Artichoke Spread with Garlic Bread

    3 reviews

    I've tried several different artichoke dip recipes, but this one is the absolute best! I serve it at nearly every...

    Greek Shrimp Canapes

    I grew up by the ocean and then moved to a land-locked state. I wanted to show people in my...


    Cinnamon Roll Casserole

    3 reviews

    Because we love cinnamon rolls, I created a slow-cooker recipe to make for a weekend breakfast or brunch. This is...


    Slow-Cooker Short Rib Ragu over Pappardelle

    8 reviews

    An irresistible sauce gives this beef another dimension of flavor. Nearly any starchy side, such as potatoes or polenta, will...


    Slow-Cooker Rice Porridge

    1 review

    We Italians have a soft spot for our rice dishes. Whether it's risotto or rice pudding, it's all good. This...

    Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Cake

    1 review

    Think slow cooker as a cake-maker for some seriously yummy dessert that is easy enough for Sunday brunch and tasty...


    Cranberry-Almond Cornmeal Cake

    This warm, comforting slow cooker dessert is guaranteed to ward off the wintertime blues. Top with a scoop of simple...


    Slow-Cooker Clam Sauce

    1 review

    Serve this delectable clam sauce as a hot dip for holiday get-togethers. The sauce is bright and fresh with pasta,...


    Slow-Cooked French Onion Soup

    1 review

    My husband and I love French onion soup, so I wondered if I could turn it into a less labor-intensive...


    Slow-Cooker Chai Tea

    5 reviews

    A wonderful sweet and spicy aroma wafts from the slow cooker as this pleasantly flavored chai tea cooks. —Crystal Jo...

    Creamy Corn

    19 reviews

    Out of all my corn recipes, this is my favorite. You need just a few ingredients and a slow cooker...


    Moist Italian Turkey Breast

    This recipe renders some of the juiciest turkey I have ever eaten. High in lean protein, it’s a smart entree...


    Cranberry Pork Roast

    24 reviews

    "Guests rave about this tender roast, and I love preparing it because it's so simple," relates Audrey Thibodeau of Mesa,...


    Mulled Pomegranate Sipper

    1 review

    This warm and festive drink fills the entire house with the wonderful aroma of spices and simmering fruit juices. Kids...


    Warm Christmas Punch

    10 reviews

    Red Hot candies add rich color and spiciness to this festive punch, and the cranberry juice gives it a little...


    Christmas Morning Oatmeal

    2 reviews

    When I first tried this dish, I was convinced I was eating yummy apple crisp for breakfast. I even cut...


    Hot Mulled Wine

    For a festive holiday drink or something to keep you warm during those cold winter months, you'll love trying this...


    Spiced Cranberry Punch

    My mom used to serve this festive concoction every Thanksgiving and Christmas. To this day, when I smell it, I...

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    Slow-Cooker Pineapple Sweet Potatoes

    Pineapple and pecans make a pretty topping for this no-fuss side dish. It's light, tasty and not too sweet. Making...


    Seafood Chowder

    4 reviews

    "Our family requests this creamy chowder for Christmas Eve supper," reports Marlene Muchenhirn of Delano, Minnesota. "We enjoy it with...


    Slow-Cooked Apple Cranberry Cider

    1 review

    Buffets are my favorite way to feed a crowd. This fruity cider can be made ahead, then kept warm in...


    Hot Spiced Cherry Cider

    3 reviews

    This slow cooker cider is so nice to sip after being out in the cold. —Marlene Wiczek, Little Falls, Minnesota


    Slow-Cooked Breakfast Apple Cobbler

    Serve them cobbler on Christmas morning—or any other cold morning. You can peel the apples if you like. —Marietta Slater,...


    Slow-Cooker Christmas Punch

    3 reviews

    Indulge in this warm pineapple punch made in the slow cooker. We use cinnamon and Red Hots to give it...