Holiday Food Hack #1: Use Your Crockpot

Holiday Food Hack #1: Use Your Crockpot

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Faith Durand
Dec 14, 2007

When you're looking for yet more oven space and wishing for an extra burner while cooking for extra-large holiday parties, don't forget about your slow cooker. Chris says that he hates cold potatoes, so he uses his Crockpot to keep mashed potatoes warm.

You can also use your slow cooker to finish off long, slow braises and free up your oven. You can simmer first-course soups in it, saving one more burner for the dessert sauce. What do you use your slow cooker for?

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