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February Challenge-Crock Pot Recipes

Friday, February 01, 2013

Ok, We have been talking a little about our crock pots on the team Flylady Sparkers, so I put a little challenge out there for both team Flylady Sparkers and Losing and Playing. I want everyone to start adding their favorite crock pot/slow cooker recipes into the SP recipe data base, then come here and post the link to it. This in turn will give you the nutritional break down, but also help us out with new recipes to try :)

First, I would like to explain the difference between a crock pot and a slow cooker for those that may not know the difference. Both cook foods over a long period of time, ranging from a couple hours to 8 to even 10 hours. The crock pot cooks at a higher temp than the slow cooker. The crock pot is also usually digital, so you can set it to go off at a certain time. I have both, and love both, but I tend to only use the crock pot when I am home since it cooks at a higher temp. Also, since it cooks at a higher temp, more liquid is needed since the higher temps will make the liquid evaporate.

Here is the link to the Spark Recipe database:

If you are on one of those team's, please go to the challenge under the challenge forum in that team. If you are not part of one of those teams and would like to join us, feel free to join a team, we would love to have you :)
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    Learned something new today.My favorite foods are cooked in crock pots
    1833 days ago
    I wasn't aware there was a difference either. I just checked my new one, and it's brand is Crock-Pot: the original slow cooker. I wonder if they know the difference. I have noticed that it cooks hotter and dries out faster than my other one; which I now assume is truly a slow cooker.
    1841 days ago
  • EDWARDS1411
    Didn't know there was a difference between a crock pot and a slow cooker. I have a very old one which was called a crock pot originally and a larger newer one (only a couple of years old), both have high and low settings, but no timer and neither is digital so I don't know what I have by your definition. (I purposely didn't get digital with the new one as experience has taught me the more bells & whistles the more that can go wrong.) My older one is indeed an original crockpot by name when first purchased (at least 30 years ago), but I can't remember what the new one is called - I got it because it has a much larger capacity.
    1842 days ago
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