Slow Cooker

Recipe: Slow Cooker Peach Carnitas — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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If you come over to my house for dinner, I'll most likely serve carnitas tacos. Why? The combination of tender pork, crunchy fresh toppings, and soft warm tortillas make for a fun, satisfying meal that each person can customize to their exact mood and preferences. Traditional carnitas always hit the spot, but, come summer, I like to switch things up and make a vibrant peach salsa.

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This Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken Is Better than Takeout — Delicious Links

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When a craving for cashew chicken hits, you probably call for takeout from your favorite Chinese restaurant. But ordering in all the time can get expensive, which is why it's good to have an easy recipe like this one in your back pocket. With a little foresight you can make this flavorful dish at home. All you need is a slow cooker and a few hours.

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20 Dinners Your Family Can Serve Themselves — Recipes from The Kitchn

On the busiest of weeknights, it can be nothing short of a challenge to gather every member of your family around the table for dinner. When everyone is running in their own direction to whatever activity they have on the agenda, it may seem impossible to feed them. No worries, though — you have options. Relying on dinners that keep well in the fridge, freezer, and slow cooker means a meal can be ready whenever it needs to be for everyone in the household. Here are 20 recipes that prove it.

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How To Cook a Whole Chicken in the Slow Cooker — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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The slow cooker strikes again! With minimal work and just one ingredient (psst ... it's chicken) this recipe delivers the most delicious payoff imaginable — meat so tender and juicy it practically falls right off the bone. And it's all thanks to the small, closed environment of the slow cooker.

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10 Slow Cooker Recipes for a Better Breakfast — Recipes from The Kitchn

I used to think the greatest thing about my slow cooker was the way it tackled dinner on super-busy weeknights, but then I learned that it does something even better: breakfast. With the same amount of ease and low effort, the slow cooker works through the night to deliver a warm breakfast when you wake up! Better yet, there's likely to be enough to last for the whole week ahead.

Whether you reach for toast and jam, crunchy granola, or tender egg casseroles, these 10 recipes will show you all the best ways to use your slow cooker for breakfast.

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Recipe: Slow Cooker Hawaiian Brisket Sandwiches — Quick and Easy Weeknight Dinners

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Imagine pillowy-soft Hawaiian rolls piled high with slices of tender beef brisket and sweet pineapple, all topped with a crunchy cabbage slaw. Are you hungry yet? These tasty little sandwiches can be yours for the eating as a weeknight dinner or for your next party or tailgate. All it takes is a piece of brisket, some pantry staples for a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce, and a long stint in a slow cooker. Eat these outside on the patio because these sandwiches get messy in the best possible way.

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