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15 Things You Didn't Know You Could Make in a Crock-Pot

A slow cooker can be a busy cook's best friend—after all, who doesn't love a kitchen appliance that lets you "set it and forget it"? But if your …

Slow Cookers

The Ultimate Slow Cooker Recipe for Beach Days

Make vacations easier, and give yourself a break from the hassle of a kitchen with this do-it-all slow cooker recipe.<p>The best slow cooker dish for …

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12 Slow Cooker Recipes That Are Perfect for Summer Cookouts

The slow cooker is our secret to success for summer cookouts. Yes, this famed facilitator of one-pot cooking lets you get the work done in advance …

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How to Cook a Beef Shoulder in the Crock-Pot

Beef shoulder, also called beef clod and beef chuck, refers to the shoulder and neck region of the cow. Because this area contains a significant …

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10 Slow Cooker Recipes Your Kids Will Love

And that everyone else around the table will love, too.

10 Spring Classics You Can Make in the Slow Cooker

Once spring rolls around, I'm happy to trade slow-cooking, ultra-hearty stews, chilis, and braises for lightened-up meals with fresher flavors and …

Slow Cooker Veggie Burrito Bowls Make Eating Vegetables Easy

Veggie burrito bowls are a one-stop shop, delivering the best part of a burrito — the filling — without the fuss. With the slow cooker, this one-pot …

Creamy Slow Cooker Chicken Will Have You Dreaming of France

Mustard is one of those condiments that can add a lot of easy flavor to your cooking. And two kinds of mustard (grainy and smooth)? Now you're …

13 Creative Ways to Use a Rotisserie Chicken for Dinner

If you're looking for an inexpensive shortcut to dinner, then pick up a rotisserie chicken from your supermarket. At usually less than 10 dollars a pop, rotisserie chicken can be shredded up and used seamlessly in almost any recipe that calls for chicken. Plus, you get to skip the steps of waiting …

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8 Lean Crockpot Recipes You Should Make For Weight Loss

If you’re trying to lose weight and are frustrated with eating the same foods day in and day out, it’s time to spice up your life (and your plate). …

Luscious Lemon, Almond Flour and Olive Oil Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This simple yet sumptuous cake fills my yearning for all things light and lemony. I love the intriguing flavor notes the olive oil adds. I think of the sunshiny Mediterranean where this cake originates - lemons, almonds and olives all grow in abundance there.<br>And when the Meyer lemons …

Dessert

The Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Right Now

There's not a week that goes by where my slow cooker isn't put to work. It's the hero that helps me get dinner on the table when busy nights hit and …

This Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Is a Meal Prep Miracle

Making a big batch of pulled chicken to have on hand for the week is one of the best gifts you can give yourself. Take this sesame chicken, for …

Slow Cooker Orange Marmalade Glazed Ham

<i>This post is sponsored by Hatfield and SheKnows Media.</i><p><b>Slow Cooker Orange Marmalade Glazed Ham</b> made in the crock-pot with brown sugar, honey, orange …

10 Easy Dinner Recipes You Can Cook with Your Kids

(Image credit: Lauren Volo)<p>I have a personal rule when it comes to my kids: I always say yes when they ask to help with cooking. I don't always …

This Honey-Sriracha Salmon Is What Dreams Are Made Of

Are you looking for a fresh take on salmon to make your weeknight meals a little more fun? This recipe is the answer. It strikes a perfect balance …

Juicy, Tender Salmon from the Slow Cooker

<b>Cut the salmon into pieces.</b> I usually cut the salmon into large pieces roughly the same size of my slow cooker, placing the smaller piece on top of …

These 14 Instant Pot Recipes Will Knock Your Family's Socks Off — and Won't Cost You More Than $20

Let's be honest, the Instant Pot is a busy parent's BFF. You can make pretty much anything your little heart desires — from rice to seafood to yogurt and beyond — and you don't have to sit around waiting for water to boil or an oven to preheat. So what could be better for moms and dads who have to …

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20 Stovetop Dinner Recipes You Can Make in 30 Minutes

Thirty minutes seems to be the magic number when it comes to a dinner we can pull together and still feel good about. It leaves room for prep, …

12 Asian Slow-Cooker Meals to Come Home to Dinner Served

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This Vegan Portuguese Kale Soup Recipe Will Cure What Ails You

Whenever I’m craving comfort food, I make a big pot of vegan kale soup. Growing up, it was a cure-all remedy in our house. Winter wind just a little too cold? Make the soup. Schoolyard bullying got you down? Mom made the soup. It was also our food of celebration. When my grandma came into town …

Food Preservation

Rich Lemon Cake with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is a very dense cake, so if you're looking for something light and ethereal, keep looking! But if the idea of a so-dense-it's-almost-chewy cake interests you, you're in the right place. —Joanna Sciarrino<p><b>Serves: 12–16</b><p><b>Lemon Cake</b><p>1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled<br>• 4 …

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This Is the Most Popular Cauliflower Recipe on Pinterest

I can't get enough of cauliflower. I love roasting it and adding it to fresh salads, turning it into velvety soups, and transforming it into "rice" …

19 Healthy Soups That Won't Weigh You Down, Literally

Between the seven-layer dip you housed on Saturday night and polishing off a box of chocolates on Sunday (worth it), there’s a good chance you might …

The Best Chocolate Lava Cake Comes from the Slow Cooker

Coat a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside.<p>Whisk the flour, granulated sugar, 2/3 cup of the cocoa powder, baking powder, …

8 Breakfasts You Can Make Ahead and Enjoy All Week Long

We’re not the first to note that breakfast is an important meal. But with so little time between waking up and heading to work, preparing an <i>actual</i> …

Red Velvet Pancakes Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Sift together first 6 ingredients into a large bowl. Whisk together buttermilk and next 3 ingredients in another bowl. Gradually …

Make This Firecracker Chicken in Your Slow Cooker

This winter has been particularly cold in the Midwest. To help warm things up, I plan on making every spicy dish I know. This recipe brings the heat, …

Slow-Cooker Tomatillo Chicken Chili