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  • Crock-Pot Vegetable Lasagna Is Perfect for Winter Weekdays

    Busy families, this lasagna recipe is for you. For equal taste with a fraction of the work, try a slow-cooker version instead. The slow cooker makes the entire process really simple: no boiling noodles, no precooking the vegetables and no need to worry about making neat layers.

  • This Crock-Pot Chili Is the Perfect Winter Dish

    It’s chilly outside, so why not make chili inside? Get cozy around the kitchen table with a thick and hearty Crock-Pot chili that will feed a family or a football team, depending on how large a pot you have on hand.

  • Crock-Pot Chicken Is the Easiest Holiday Dinner

    A roast chicken can make for an elegant Sunday dinner or a quick dinner party main course. But the whole roasting process becomes much less high maintenance when you cook the chicken in a Crock-Pot.

  • Why Christina Tosi Loves Cocktail Meatballs So Much

    Raised in a Midwestern family, Milk Bar chef Christina Tosi’s culinary creations have always been influenced by comforting classics and unpretentious ingredients.

  • Crock Pot Recipes Perfect for Christmas Parties

    Save oven space by making — and even serving — these festive holiday recipes in your slow cooker. More from Food Network: Elegant Holiday Appetizer Recipes 13 New Holiday Cookie Recipes You Should Make This Year Festive Holiday Cocktails Food Network’s Best Holiday Party Dips

  • Three Slow Cooker Cocktails For Easy Entertaining

    Photo by Claire Lower Cherry Cranberry Cider Nothing against apple cider, but the internet is pretty saturated with recipes for the stuff. This recipe pairs sweet dark cherry juice (a blend is fine, just make sure it’s all fruit juice) and tart cranberry with rum and spices to make a sweet and sour cider that is sure to stand out in a sea of apple offerings.

  • Crock Pot Tips: What to Cook Besides Stew and Chili

    By Linnea Covington Credit: Giorgio Magini/Stocksy Hands down the easiest way to get a meal together is to whip out your Crock Pot and and start filling it with all sorts of delicious ingredients. Yup, that’s right, even uncooked poultry can be prepared in a slow cooker, and you have nothing to fear. “I truly tested every which way to cook different types of proteins, especially chicken since I am from California and that’s what we eat,” says Stephanie O'Dea, author of three slow cooker cookbooks with a fourth coming out in November. “The thighs hold up real well in the slow cooker.” MORE: 6 Mistakes You’re Making with Your Crock Pot (So Avoid Them!) In fact, she has a recipe for cooking a whole chicken from her first book, Make it Fast, Cook it Slow: The Big Book of Everyday Slow Cooking, that she shares below.

  • How to Cook Basically Anything in Your Crock Pot

    Picture this: You throw everything into a pot. Then it’s off to go run errands or even go to work for the day. Hours later, you unlock the door, and return to a perfectly cooked dish. This can happen for most traditional recipes—because they can be adapted for a slow cooker.

  • 16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

    There are the nights when dinner can’t come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all. And then there are the long autumn and winter days that turn to night far too quickly, when we’ll jump at any excuse to stay indoors. Puttering lends itself to projects, and that’s where these meals come in.

  • Easy Slow Cooker Recipes to Warm You Up on Cold Weeknights

    The following article is from goop, the lifestyle website and brand created by Gwyneth Paltrow. Goop is a daily resource for recipes, products, and advice, from a range of trusted experts. Visit goop for more and to sign up for the weekly goop newsletter. Some good things really did come from the ’70s: Toss some ingredients in on your way to work, and let the ensuing hours do the rest.

  • It’s Getting Cold Out There: 10 Chili Recipes to Warm Up With

    We don’t have to tell you that chili is the perfect fun and flavorful one-pot meal to indulge in when the weather cools down. But if you’re looking to change up your chili game this fall, look no further than these 10 recipes. Whether you’re cooking for picky eaters, are ready to go gourmet, or want a meatless masterpiece, it’s officially clear that there’s a chili for everyone. More recipes to cozy up to: These Are the Best Apple Recipes For Fall Four Fall Recipes That Have Absolutely Nothing to Do With Pumpkin 9 Baked & One-Pot Pasta Recipes We’re Not Waiting Until Fall To Mak

  • Cake of the Day: How the Cookie Crumbles Cheesecake from ‘Slow Cooker Desserts’

    Today, Roxanne Wyss and Kathy Moore share a decadent cheesecake that can be made with the help of your trusty slow cooker from their new cookbook Slow Cooker Desserts. Photo: Jennifer Davick How The Cookie Crumbles Cheesecake Makes one 7-inch cheesecake Slow Cooker size: 5 quart or larger The name says it all — after one heavenly bite, it may quickly become one of your all-time favorite desserts.  Rich and creamy cheesecake with a luscious chocolate topping and chocolate cookie crust make this a classic, unbeatable dessert. Crust Nonstick cooking spray 11 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 tablespoons sugar Filling 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature 2/3 cup sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 3 tablespoons heavy cream 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract Ganache ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips ¼ cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons unsalted butter ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 teaspoons confections’ sugar Make the crust: Preheat the oven to 375°F.  Spray the bottom of a 7-inch springform pan with nonstick spray.