Beyond the Basics
It's no secret slow cookers are ideal for making soups, stews, and pot roasts. After all, slow cookers are sealed at the top, which allows moisture to baste ingredients and tenderize meat, making them a perfect tool for set-it-and-forget-it recipes. But slow cookers are surprisingly versatile, able to make everything from bread to potpourri. Whether you're looking for great hands-off recipes or trying to avoid turning on the stove, here are some of the strangest things (most of them edible and some not) that you can make with your slow cooker.