Q: My parents just handed down their old crockpot to me, and I do mean old. It’s colored in pastel hues of peach, green, and pink. While the outside is dated, I’m looking for some modern recipes to make in the crockpot.
I’ve never really used one and I’m hoping you can inspire me with your favorite dishes. With fall settling in and winter tailing behind, I think it’s the perfect time to get acquainted with my new kitchen addition and become a crockpot master.
Sent by Desiree
Editor: Congrats on your new slow cooker, Desiree! We have to admit this is one of our favorite things to talk about. We love the Crock-Pot! It's a great tool for cooking inexpensive cuts of meat; just throw in a pork butt on low overnight with some wine or a little tomato sauce, and then get up in the morning and you have a lot of pork ready to be shredded.
Or make chicken stock in it, or soups. It's a great way to have hot meals cooked for you while you're at work. Here are a few posts that might be helpful to you, and then we'll open this up to the readers to see what they have to say about slow cookers.
• Fall Weekend Cooking: Break Out the Slow-Cooker!
• Good Tip: Stock in the Slow Cooker
• How To Convert Dutch Oven Recipes to Your Slow-Cooker
• Fall Cooking: Using the Slow-Cooker Overnight
Related: Slow-Cooker Recipe: Curried Vegetable and Chickpea Stew
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