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How to Use a Crock-Pot

How to Use a Crock-Pot

A Crock-Pot takes up a lot of counter and cupboard space, but it's convenient and doesn't take a lot of headspace. This no-brainer is one of our favorite cooking methods when it gets chilly outside because it's ideal for comforting soups, stews, beans, and heavy, cheap cuts of meat that turn tender after receiving the low-and-slow cooking treatment. It's also great for warm weather because you don't have to be near the hot cooking device while it's doing its magic. Need some good options? Check out Guide's Best Slow Cookers of 2017. While using a slow cooker may not be rocket science, you can mess it up. So remember these tips and get simmering. READ MORE

Win an Anova Precision Cooker for the Holidays

Win an Anova Precision Cooker for the Holidays

We're offering you the chance to nab a sweet piece of smart-cooking tech to help you through the holidays (or to give as a great gift). ... READ MORE

9 Easy Marinades for Slow Cooker Chicken

9 Easy Marinades for Slow Cooker Chicken

Many of our weeknight repertoire recipes are for chicken. And as such, our relationship with chicken can get stale pretty quickly. And yet, it’s one of the easiest, quickest, healthiest options on the block, so we inevitably return to it time and again. READ MORE

11 Budget-Friendly Slow Cooker Meals to Serve a Crowd

11 Budget-Friendly Slow Cooker Meals to Serve a Crowd

If you’re trying to throw a dinner party, a slow cooker may become your new best friend. If you make a few key decisions ahead of time, you can have a meal ready to go as soon as you walk in the door. READ MORE

7 Slow Cooker Dessert Recipes for a Sweet Summer

7 Slow Cooker Dessert Recipes for a Sweet Summer

Summer may be the season when you least feel like turning on your oven, but a baking addiction is year round. If you’re craving some... READ MORE

11 Slow Cooker Sides for Your Next Barbecue

11 Slow Cooker Sides for Your Next Barbecue

On the day of a barbecue, there’s no denying that the grill is the center of attention. And it should be: all those meaty, perfectly... READ MORE

9 Sunday Slow Cooker Recipes to Eat as Leftovers All Week

9 Sunday Slow Cooker Recipes to Eat as Leftovers All Week

One brilliant thing about crockpot cooking is the scale. You put a bunch of things in, wait the requisite number of hours, and you’re rewarded with a big crock of something delicious, plenty for a party. If the party is more like a party of two, don’t despair. Another brilliant thing about slow cookers is the extraordinary leftovers they generate. Here are 9 leftover-friendly beauties. READ MORE

12 Great Reasons to Plug In Your Slow Cooker This Summer

12 Great Reasons to Plug In Your Slow Cooker This Summer

Quick, what comes to mind when we say “slow cooker”? Soup? Braised short ribs? True, cold weather is the perfect time to let something comforting simmer away in the crock pot, but so is warm weather. Summer, arguably, is even more appropriate for slow cooking than winter, since in summer, you want to be able to plug in an appliance and get the heck out of the kitchen. Here, to keep you cool and well fed all summer long, are 12 recipes. READ MORE

Slow Cooker Hot Wings and 7 More Low-Stress Game-Night Snacks

Slow Cooker Hot Wings and 7 More Low-Stress Game-Night Snacks

No true fan can summon the concentration to do complicated party foods for game-watching night. Starting with the best (and easiest) crockpot chicken wings you’ll ever taste, these 8 dishes represent the best starting lineup in snackville. A little shopping, some advance prep, and a winning attitude, and you’ll be freed up to stress about the fourth quarter on game night. READ MORE

Slow Cooker Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Brunch

Slow Cooker Cheesy Sausage Breakfast Casserole Brunch

Pulling off a successful Sunday brunch comes down to planning. If you don’t have everything well in hand by the time the sun pokes over the horizon, you’re dead—it’ll be 2:00 before you can even think of sitting down, and by then, you might as well call it early dinner. READ MORE

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