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Happy Saturday, folks! Popular posts this week on The Kitchn include a behind-the-scenes look at Anjali's pumpkin carving party, 10 awesome vegan slow cooker recipes, a tour of a warm, welcoming kitchen in The Hague, and how to cook beans in the slow cooker. Enjoy!

15. A Side Dish Recipe for Burgers: Slow-Cooked Cider Beans
14. Kathy Hester's 5 Essentials for Fun, Healthy, and Delicious Slow Cooking
13. How To Sear Meat Properly
12. Beyond Brats: Four Slow Cooker Recipes That Feature Beer
11. Think Like a Caterer: Expert Advice for Hosting a Stress-Free, Stylish Party
10. 10 Awesome Vegan Recipes for the Slow Cooker

9. Recipe: Colombian Ajiaco (Chicken and Potato Soup)

8. How To Cook Beans in the Slow Cooker

7. A Fall Pumpkin Carving Party

6. Pantry Before & After: How a Labeler and New Containers Transformed My Pantry

5. 8 Great International Slow Cooker Recipes

4. Slow Cooker Recipe: Cheesy "Baked" Spinach & Mozzarella Rigatoni

3. Americans in The Hague: Sonia's Warm and Welcoming International Kitchen

2. Recipe: Slow Cooked Boeuf Bourguignon

1. 10 Reasons to Break Out the Slow Cooker

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