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    Slow-Cooker Banana Bread

    I love to use my slow cooker. I started to experiment with making bread in it so I wouldn’t have to heat up my kitchen by turning on my oven. It’s so easy and simple. I make this slow-cooker banana bread all the time. —Nicole Gackowski, Antioch, California

    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...


    Festive Meringue Cookies

    Try these meringue cookies without cream of tartar! These festive treats sparkle not only during the holidays but for other...


    Mulled Wine Margaritas

    These margarita wine cocktails are so fun, festive and unique. This favorite holiday beverage has complex flavors and warms the...


    Slow-Cooker Sweet Potato Chocolate Mole Soup

    1 review

    This recipe is perfect for those days when you’re craving something just a little bit different. It’s spicy, flavorful and...

    Tequila Lime Cranberry Sauce

    This tequila lime cranberry sauce is truly special. The result is amazing for a tiny bit of extra effort. —Colleen...


    Pressure-Cooker Wine-Braised Beef Shanks

    I adapted this from a slow-cooker recipe to one that takes about 2 hours start to finish, using a pressure...

    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...


    Pressure-Cooker French Onion Soup

    I love French onion soup on a cold night, but I don't love the time it takes. This is my...


    Pressure-Cooker Turkey with Berry Compote

    This delicious dish gives you a way to get all that yummy turkey flavor without heating up the house, and...


    Pressure-Cooker Red Clam Sauce

    2 reviews

    This recipe tastes as if you've been working on it all day. What a classy way to jazz up pasta...

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    Berry Smoothie Bowl

    3 reviews

    We turned one of our favorite smoothies into a smoothie bowl and topped it with even more fresh...


    Slow-Cooker Minestrone

    4 reviews

    There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


    Lemon and Coriander Greek Yogurt

    You'll be surprised how easy it is to make homemade Greek yogurt. Flavored with lemon and coriander, it's amazing on...


    Chilean Monkey Tail Punch

    1 review

    Stories vary surrounding the origins of this punch's unique name. Some say it was initially served in a bottle depicting...


    Italian Beef Vegetable Soup

    1 review

    This hearty vegetable beef soup features a ton of fresh vegetables, making it the perfect dish to use up all...

    Asian-Style Green Beans

    4 reviews

    These Asian-style green beans are a tasty addition to any meal. The flavors of sesame oil and soy sauce work...


    Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

    2 reviews

    This easy pumpkin risotto tastes like fall and gets a flavor boost from the curry. —Andrea Reaves, Stephens City, Virginia


    Pressure-Cooker Cinnamon Applesauce

    Homemade applesauce is a breeze in an electric pressure cooker. A few minutes of prep and a short cook time...


    Beefy Minestrone

    1 review

    I know lots of minestrone recipes don't contain meat, but my husband thinks a meal is only a meal if...


    Slow-Cooker Orange Chicken

    6 reviews

    This is a family-friendly recipe that even the kids will like. It's easy to prepare and flavorful enough to share...


    Pressure-Cooker Black Bean Soup

    Life can get really crazy with young children, but I never want to compromise when it comes to cooking. This...


    Pressure-Cooker Greek-Style Lentil Soup

    1 review

    This is a nice warming soup on a chilly day. Lentils are so good for you, too! —Mary Smith, Columbia,...


    Pressure-Cooker English Pub Split Pea Soup

    2 reviews

    This family favorite is the same recipe my grandmother used. Now with the magic of today's appliances, I can spend...

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    Pressure-Cooker Buffalo Wing Potatoes

    1 review

    I was getting tired of mashed potatoes and baked spuds, so I decided to create something new. This potluck-ready recipe...


    Pressure-Cooker Black-Eyed Peas with Ham

    1 review

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


    Pressure Cooker Swiss Steak

    3 reviews

    Swiss steak has a been a standby for family cooks for decades, and this no-fuss way to cook it promises...


    Pressure-Cooker Red Pepper Chicken

    Chicken breasts are treated to black beans, red peppers and juicy tomatoes in this southwestern supper. We love it served...


    Pressure-Cooker Cajun-Style Beans and Sausage

    3 reviews

    Beans and rice make the perfect meal because they're well-balanced, an excellent source of protein, and easy to prepare. Sausage...


    Slow-Cooked Black Bean Soup

    3 reviews

    Life can get really crazy with young children, but I never want to compromise when it comes to cooking. This...