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    Savory Rice-Stuffed Apples

    My family has several apple trees, so I am challenged to create new recipes each fall. This side dish is wonderful with pork roast and so effortless due to the use of the slow cooker. —Roxanne Chan, Albany, California

    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...


    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...


    Holy Moly Potato Soup

    2 reviews

    This is a turned-up version of a cheesy potato soup. We eat this often, especially on cold winter evenings, but...


    Slow-Cooked Ropa Vieja

    1 review

    I traveled to Cuba a few years ago and had some of the best food imaginable. This dish stuck out,...

    Pineapple RumChata Shortcakes

    1 review

    This deliciously different dessert is made in the slow cooker instead of in the oven. When done, add final touches...


    Slow-Cooked Chai Tea

    A friend of my mother's brought chai tea to her house. She told us in India it is served every...

    Overnight Bacon and Swiss Breakfast

    When we have overnight guests, I like to prepare things ahead of time so we can enjoy our company. It...


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    Slow-Cooker Berry Compote

    This berry compote is an old recipe my grandma made when I was younger. She always added extra blueberries to...


    Smashed Sweet Potatoes and Apples

    Looking for ways to cut down on the number of dishes that require oven time on Thanksgiving, I devised a...


    Slow-Cooker Citrus Carrots

    2 reviews

    These carrots are yummy and so simple. The recipe is from my mom, who tweaked it a bit to suit...

    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...


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    Sweet Potato and Pesto Slow-Cooker Bread

    I like to bake fresh bread, both as a way to offer my family a delicious accompaniment to dinner and...


    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...

    27 Easy Christmas Recipes You Can Make In Your Slow Cooker

    If the holiday season has you hurried and harried, turn to these easy set-and-forget dishes that rely on the magic...


    30 Holiday Slow Cooker Recipes

    Packed with holiday flavors – from cranberry to cinnamon, citrus to spice – we're sure these festive slow cooker recipes...


    32 Healthy Holiday Slow Cooker Recipes

    Serve up flavor without extra calories, sodium or fat when you turn to these holiday crowd pleasers—all made easy a...


    Greek Shrimp Canapes

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


    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...


    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 Turkey Breast with Cranberry Gravy

    3 reviews

    I created this dish when I was craving Thanksgiving dinner, and it was still over a month away. You get...


    Green Beans with Smoked Turkey Bacon

    I really like cooking with curry, and this is a wonderful slow cooker favorite of mine. Made with fresh green...

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    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 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,...


    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...


    Low and Slow Huevos Rancheros

    We love Mexican food, especially for breakfast. My slow cooker version of a favorite, huevos rancheros, is rolled into flour...


    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 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...