Fall Weekend Cooking: Break Out the Slow-Cooker!

What can be better than coming in from the cold after a long day at work to the delicious aroma of dinner, cooked and ready to eat? Nothing, we say! Let's get those slow-cookers dusted off and put them to work. Click through for slow-cooker reviews, tips, and some recipes to inspire your weekend cooking...Our slow-cooker has to be one of our favorite kitchen appliances, and despite its bulk, it never fails to survive our kitchen-clearing sweeps. It's good for making big batches that we can eat all week or freeze for a quick meal down the road. It also leaves our oven and stove-top free for other cooking, which comes in particularly handy around the holidays.

Slow-Cooker Reviews
Crockpot Versaware Pro Slow Cooker
Rival Smartpot Slow Cooker
Are Slow Cookers Really That Great?

Basic Slow-Cooker Techniques
How to Braise in a Slow-Cooker
Stock in a Slow-Cooker

Favorite Slow-Cooker Recipes
Lemon-Garlic Chicken
Pork Roast - Two Ways
Friday Night Brisket and Onions
Lamb Ragu
Overnight Oatmeal with Apricots and Buttermilk
Orange Souffle in a Crockpot

And! we'll have a brand new vegetarian slow-cooker recipe for you tomorrow afternoon. Stay tuned!

What's your favorite recipe to make in the slow-cooker?

Related: Why Tougher Meats Make Better Braises

(Image: Faith Hopler for the Kitchn)

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