The slow cooker, or Crock-Pot, is too often relegated to the back of a kitchen cabinet for most of the year, making a brief appearance for a few winter soups and chilis. Get the most out of this wonder device by using it to save time and effort while you're schooling the kids or working from home. Turn tough cuts of meat tender, create inexpensive homemade versions of restaurant and takeout meals, and add flavor to favorite dishes. These 52 recipes include sides, main dishes, drinks, and desserts for all types of cooks and diets. (And don't forget, the Instant Pot can also be used as a slow cooker.)
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