Slow Cooker Recipe Roundup
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Winter weather is here and there’s no better way to prioritize your time than using a slow cooker.
Slow cooker meals are great for busy days when you need a meal to set and forget. What makes it even better is that the flavors of the ingredients are brought out while your meal cooks over many hours.
Slow cookers combine long cook time and low temperatures to bring out flavors in the dish. They are designed to take the condensation and use the steam as a baster for the dish.
Slow cookers work very similarly to stovetops where the pan is heated from the bottom and the heat moves up the sides to cook the whole dish. This is why recipes don’t give exact temperatures.
Lighter dishes like sauces and dips are usually cooked for much shorter times, but on a higher setting. In contrast, meats and stews take many hours on low heat.
Winter is the perfect time to get re-acquainted with your slow cooker. Spend the long nights making hearty soups, stews and dishes that are both healthy and comforting. You can even use your slow cooker to have a warm breakfast waiting for you in the morning!
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