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Slow and Easy Crockpot Cooking

You DO Have Time for Home Cooked Meals

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  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    YES, YES, YES. FOUND SOME NEW IDEAS AND LOVE A SLOW COOKER!!!!!!!!!
  • I love my slow cooker!
  • I love my crock pot!
  • I love my crock pot. Just got a smaller one because 6 qt is too much for just hubby and I.
  • CLAY10237
    Why not use canned, drained and rinsed beans? Isn't the point of a slow-cooker reduction in effort and ease in preparation? Using canned beans also reduces power usage. Why turn on 220V when you're already going to use 110V?
  • In 34 years married my husband and I have loved crockpots. Made Sunday dinner in 2 cps just to cut down on heat in the house -- which is a big summer motivator! Our microwave died recently and I now use a very small cp to reheat frozen bread, biscuits, muffins, etc - just wrap in a little foil and set the cp on low. We also use Chef Meg's ideas on how to cook brown rice. Works well for potluck style dinners, too. Thanks for an encouraging article and all comments!
  • I really enjoy the slow cooker, saves on dishes and the house smells wonderful when you return in the evening, dinner is done. I also give a crock pot for wedding presents. The newlyweds look at it strange at first, then once the children come along. They appreciate the time saver.
  • I find new uses for my crockpot all the time. Now that I have a pressure cooker/crockpot combo it is even more versatile. Broth from the bones and veg in the pressure cooker in large quantities quickly for the freezer. Then make soups and stews with it in the slow cooker. It has a stainless steel insert for cooking so browning and cooking all in one. I don't loose all of the good brown sticky bits. They get incorporated into the recipe when I add the liquid and stir it up.
  • Love my crock pot - have had it for about 40 years - and it still cooks great. Use it most every week.
    I was a single, working Mom - so it was a life-savior. Many times my little ones arrived home before me, so there was dinner already fixed for them.
    The article had some "new" ideas for me.
    Thanks,
    barb

  • I love cooking in the crockpot. Great ideas about the different ways to set up your meal. I didn't know about cooking the frozen veggies first.. :D Thanks for the information :D
  • I love using my crockpot. When I cook chicken I cook extra chicken to use for a meal later in the week. 2 meals for 1 cooking time.
  • BRENDAKAYTOEWS
    I often cook frozen meat in my crock pot. You have to allow plenty of time for it to get cooked through, of course.
  • RDDY4CHANGE2
    I am always lifted the lid! Peeking in the oven, dishwasher...washing machine. My husbands will tell me that I just cut the efficiency by "whatever" percent...I might leave the lid on now! 30 minutes per time the lid it taken off! Yikes.
  • I love cooking in my slow cooker. Thanks

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