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How to Make Slow Cooking Even Easier

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Slow cooking is a way to simplify cooking and give your family a home-cooked meal even when your schedule doesn't seem to allow it. However, would you believe us if we told you it could actually get easier? Follow this quick guide to simplifying meal prep even further and taking almost all the effort out of dinner.

1. Know the Best Recipes
When you know the right recipes, cooking can be as simple as ever. Research some of the most basic dishes, including these 5-ingredients or fewer recipes that only include a few steps and several key essentials. With a slow cooker like the Crock-Pot® 6-Quart Slow Cooker with Stovetop-Safe Cooking Pot, you can take the effort out of dinner.

Know what you want to make before you go food shopping.Know what you want to make before you go food shopping.

2. Prepare Ahead of Time
It helps to know what you're making for the entire week before you step foot in the grocery store. Make a list of everything you want to make, and know which ingredients you'll need for each meal. As a bonus, be sure to buy some of your most frequently used ingredients in bulk so you can save money as well as future trips to the store. Seal them up properly and store them in the freezer so you don't have to worry about using them up before they lose their freshness. 

3. Go Digital
It's time to get with the times, and not just for superficial reasons. When you have a digital slow cooker - specifically, one with a self-stirring feature - you're able to set the cook time and ensure that you come back to a perfectly prepared meal that makes it seem like you were tending to the stove for hours. The slow cooker can be programmed to stir your ingredients together when you're not there to keep the heat distributed evenly.

"Sometimes, you don't have time to go food shopping."

4. Try Crock-Pot Cuisine
Sometimes, you just don't have the time to prepare a list, go to the grocery store, wait in line and bring all of your food back home with you. Crock-Pot® Cuisine allows you to skip this step altogether. All you need to do is visit the website, select four meal choices and place your order. All of the ingredients needed to make your all-natural, savory meals will be delivered straight to your doorstep. Then, all that's left to do is place it in your slow cooker, add any other ingredients you choose, and let it do the work for you while you're off tending to your other responsibilities. It's never been easier to present everyone in your household with a warm, nutritious meal.



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