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    No idea what to do with a slow-cooker

    Rafe posted on Facebook about making ribs in her slow-cooker, and I realized that while I have one, I have no clue what to do with it!

    I make two things in my slow-cooker: Cracked wheat or oatmeal that I start the night before, or beans.

    Can someone please enlighten me about the other options out there?

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    Re: No idea what to do with a slow-cooker

    Roasts, stews, spaghetti sauce, chili, soups, Bar-b-que meats, creamed corn, etc ...
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    Re: No idea what to do with a slow-cooker

    Anytime you would roast a meat in the oven, do it in the slow-cooker. 10 million times tastier.
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    Re: No idea what to do with a slow-cooker

    I absolutly LOVE slowcooker cooking!!!!!!

    I make all sorts of roasts in their (pot roast the most). I do alot of chicken dishes because you can put the chicken in their frozen and cook it on low all day. Hubby and I both work full time so dinner time can be a hassle for us!

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    Re: No idea what to do with a slow-cooker

    I do everything from make yogurt to (more speedily) infuse oils in mine, in addition to making meals. Roasts w/ veggies, Soups, stews, meats, sausages...even desserts. The regional specialty around here wouldn't be half as good without a couple hours in the crock pot--grill up some pork steaks, dump a good sauce over them and keep 'em on low until its dinner time.

    And the best part is that you stick stuff in there, and largely forget about it. In fact...for the most part, the longer your forget about it, the better it is.
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    Re: No idea what to do with a slow-cooker

    [quote author=thalassa link=topic=737.msg11215#msg11215 date=1289328258]
    I do everything from make yogurt to (more speedily) infuse oils in mine, in addition to making meals. Roasts w/ veggies, Soups, stews, meats, sausages...even desserts. The regional specialty around here wouldn't be half as good without a couple hours in the crock pot--grill up some pork steaks, dump a good sauce over them and keep 'em on low until its dinner time.

    And the best part is that you stick stuff in there, and largely forget about it. In fact...for the most part, the longer your forget about it, the better it is.
    [/quote]

    I must admit, desserts is a new one for me...

    *clicks link*
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    [quote author=volcaniclastic link=topic=737.msg11218#msg11218 date=1289328683]
    I must admit, desserts is a new one for me...

    *clicks link*
    [/quote]

    I haven't tried these (I've only done cobblers)...but here's some more:

    Chocolate pudding cake.
    crockpot cheesecake
    banana nut bread
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    Re: No idea what to do with a slow-cooker

    You guys are awesome!! I,m looking forward to getting home so I can actually click links.

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    Re: No idea what to do with a slow-cooker

    I have a slow cooker, but I've got to admit that I'm afraid of it. I have trust issues when it comes to meat cooked at too-low temperatures. My slow-cookers always just don't seem like they get hot enough.
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    Re: No idea what to do with a slow-cooker

    Perz,that would make me nervous,to...plus no browning doesn't make for the most yummy meat. Perhaps browning it first, in a pan or under the broiler, then putting it in?

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