I definitely understand your concerns. I would not leave it on while I was away if I was in an old building. I also use it when I am home. Sunday's are my day to prepare my meals for the upcoming week. The reward for cooking while home is not being tied to the stove or oven and having the house filled with wonderful smells. I do hope that you do start to use it more.
I just found this team, and I know I am going to love it! I have 2 crock-pots that get well used. Sundays I cook for the week... Usually with both going. I have found several great recipes on SparkPeople, as well as on other sites. The following is my favorite. allrecipes.com/Recipes/Main-Dish/Slo w- Cooker/Main.aspx
Besides my slow-cooker i love to read and stamp and occasionally scrapbook.
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