Does anyone have any good online resources for SLOW COOKER recipes? Just got one and look forward to taking it for a test run (or 2 or, opefully, many more on workdays...)

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helicopterina January 14, 2011
great advice, likestocooklovestoeat!
 
likestocooklovestoeat January 14, 2011
My best advice is also to look for recipes that include the extra step of browning, sauteeing, carmelizing - yes, you have to wash an extra pan, but that will help maximize flavor and vary the texture of your slow cooker dishes which can end up being similar in terms of texture because they often cook in the same way (a braise). This chicken and artichoke dish was the first thing I ever made in the slow cooker, and it remains a high-water mark for me: http://southernfood.about.com/od/crockpotchicken/r/bl23c8.htm
 
helicopterina January 12, 2011
thanks a million, jane_grenier, hillarbee and susan g! these links are soooo helpful
 
susan G. January 12, 2011
A Year of Slow Cooking www.crockpot365.blogspot.com/
This is a blog devoted to slow cooker recipes.
 
Hilarybee January 12, 2011
I found reliable recipes difficult to come by.

Here from the Kitchn: http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/recipe-roundup/10-winter-dinners-from-the-slow-cooker-recipe-roundup-134307
and
http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/recipe-roundup/slow-good-17-incredible-recipes-for-the-slow-cooker-114880

Gratuitous recipe from me:
http://www.food52.com/recipes/7508_slowcooker_hoppin_john
 
jane_grenier January 12, 2011
Recipes drawn from "The Gourmet Slow Cooker" can be found here http://bit.ly/gLDPcK on Epicurious.com. And this Minestrone from AOL's KitchenDaily also looks tasty: http://aol.it/hndubI Must admit I haven't hauled out the slow cooker in a while, though...
 
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