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LilSugar’s Slow-Cooker Recipes For the Whole Family

6511902753:Yahoo:photoWe’re excited to bring you another great article from LilSugar, a fantastic source for mamas who want advice and news about everything from packing healthy lunches to mastering the art of stroller chic. This week, we’re featuring their Slow-Cooker Recipes For the Whole Family.

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Between afternoon pickup, after-school activities, and homework, it’s hard to pull together an interesting, delicious dinner that both you and the kids will enjoy. Slow cookers are making a comeback, and they are a great investment to make. Chop up all the ingredients in the morning and let the cooker do its magic while you take care of your busy schedule. Here are a few essential recipes (beyond the usual stews) that you should try out in a slow cooker.

  • BBQ meat: Especially great on the weekends, slow cook chicken, beef, or pork to throw on sandwiches. Try BBQ pork for sandwiches, which has only three ingredients and takes just 15 minutes to prepare.
  • Lasagna: All types of lasagna can be made in a slow cooker: beef, cheese, or spinach. For a Mexican twist, try crockpot Mexican tortilla lasagna.
  • Mac and cheese: The ultimate kids’ favorite can be made in a slow cooker. The result is a super cheesy, creamy variety that will put the blue box stuff to shame. Paula Deen makes a crockpot macaroni and cheese that uses cheddar cheese soup in the sauce.

 

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  • Chinese chicken: Soy sauce-based marinades taste great on slow-cooked chicken. Crock Pot 365 Blogger Stephanie Dea says her kids adore her Honey Garlic Chicken Slow Cooker recipe.
  • French Onion Soup: Did you know you can slow cook caramelized onions? Make a traditional beef-based french onion soup or opt for a vegetarian french onion soup, made with veggie broth and soy sauce.
  • Brownies: While they aren’t dinner, brownies are always a crowd-pleaser. Surprise your kids with Martha Stewart’s slow-cooker triple chocolate brownies.
 
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  • Darren Martin

    Love slow-cooker recipes! Looking forward to trying these out :) Love having a tasty meal all ready to go for when we get home from work. Thanks for sharing!

  • Bonnie Horton

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  • susan murphy

    Yummy… and now i will pass the cooking on to my Meme..at least for a day or two! tnx xx

  • Suzanne Brown

    I don’t often use a slow-cooker but these recipes make me want to! I got a beautiful dutch oven for Christmas any recipes for those? I made a wonderful butternut squash soup but looking for more ideas!

    brownies..really?! THIS I must try!