Few cooking methods warm up a home quite like using the old slow cooker—for dips, stews, and recipes both new and old. This Slow Cooking Month, we’re sharing a few of our favorite aspects of this classic cooking method—as well as a few dish ideas to try for yourself!
Easy cleanup on busy nights
When you use a slow cooker, the meal may take hours—but you can be sure that the cleanup won’t! Since everything’s going into the same pot, you can integrate lots of flavors, textures, and key food group elements without using just as many pots and pans.
A great many dishes—from those you’d traditionally cook in the oven, to those that often find their home on the cooktop—can be made in a slow cooker. You might even find that your favorite oven recipes turn out even more tender and flavorful when cooked this way.
A delicious build-up
Unless you’re sitting down to a dinner out, it’s hard to find time to savor the scent of your homemade meal (especially if you’re hurriedly stirring, mixing and heating it yourself!). When you slow cook, however, you get to spend a few minutes of prep in the morning—and can enjoy the savory payoff spreading throughout your home and kitchen all day long. What better way is there to get yourself (and your family) excited about a dinner at home?
Our favorite ideas
Pot roasts and delicious sauces are natural picks for slow cooker dishes—but, as we mentioned earlier, this method of cooking is quite versatile! Don’t shy away from the chance to mix things up. Try slow cooking your favorite salsa recipe, or a cheesy dip for the big game. On cooler days, you can even mix up a deliciously creamy hot cocoa recipe in your slow cooker, whose sweet, familiar scent is sure to please anyone who steps into your kitchen.
When you’re not in a rush, a slow cooker can fill your home up with warmth and the pleasing aroma of a dish well done.
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