The New Crock Pots

Dinner,In Season,Recipes,Winter
November 26, 2011

Soup, main course and dessert slow-cooker recipes that practically cook themselves.

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Today’s slow cookers are not like the crock pots your mom or grandmother rushed out to buy when this hot appliance hit the shelves in the early 1970s. Today some come with switches that automatically turn the heat down at a preset time. Some have inserts that can be used on the stovetop for browning meat or sautéing other ingredients before hand. Still others have inserts pretty enough to go from the slow cooker straight to the table.

What could be better than dishes that virtually cook themselves. Assemble the ingredients, toss in the slow cooker, then off you go to work or play. When you come home, dinner or dessert will be ready and waiting.

—By Jean Kressy, a writer in Ashburnam, Mass.

For more on slow cookers, go to:

Crock Pot Posole

Sweet Potato Queen

Slow Cooker Soup

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Chicken Tomato Peanut for the Slow Cooker

Chicken in Tomato-Peanut Sauce

A long turn in a Crock-Pot will lure layer after layer of flavor out of this Thai-inspired chicken dish.

Crock Pot

The New Crock Pots

Soup, main course and dessert slow-cooker recipes that practically cook themselves.

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White Bean Soup with Swiss Chard and Gruyere Croutons

Feathery fennel, leeks and smoky ham punch up the flavor of this slow-cooker soup.

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