Slow Cooker 101: 5 Things You Need To Know

slow cookerWell, first, Happy New Year!

Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, I have a confession to make. Although I spent all of yesterday cooking healthy meals (roasted veggies, various salads, a few breakfast smoothies that I can’t wait to share with you all), I have a serious CRUSH on my slow cooker.

But I have another admission: I actually haven’t used this handy little device lately! When I first got it, I was making soups and stews all the time. I even made a Latin-spiced apple butter that was, well, pretty much the best thing ever. For some reason, though, 2013 wasn’t my year of the slow cooker. In fact, other than the slow cooker sofrito turkey broth, I just didn’t use it–and now that makes me kind of sad.

Now it’s a new year and I’m ready to get back to it. In fact, for all of you slow cooker lovers and novices out there, I’ve written all I know about WHY this appliance is a must for your kitchens, too. Take a look! Continue reading

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