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Slow and Easy Crockpot Cooking

You DO Have Time for Home Cooked Meals


4/4/2009 12:45:50 PM

LAINYE's SparkPage
I found this interesting. I use my crockpot to make oatmeal. I make a weeks worth on Sunday night and Monday have it ready to go for breakfast. I divide the rest into the correct portion size and then just put them in the microwave the rest of the week.
2/28/2009 10:36:07 PM

BEBE1964's SparkPage
I also recommend the Fix-it and Forget-it Lightly coobook. The recipes are easy of course and the food is tasty. I LOVE the Crock Pot. Such an easy way to eat healthy and have it ready when you get home!
2/19/2009 6:03:09 AM

SMIT050865's SparkPage
I've always used one for some things, but I am sure I could use it for a lot more.
2/18/2009 6:18:51 PM

I use my crockpot all the time. I recommend the Fix-it and Forget-it Lightly Phyllis Pellman Good. Portion control - serving sizes are quite modest and each recipe lists nutritional values. The recipes are easy to make, the ingredients are easy to find and the food tastes great! This is one of my favorite cookbooks and I hope you enjoy it too.
1/6/2009 10:17:17 AM

I use my crockpot at least twice a week. It is so easy and great to know that dinner will be ready when you get home after a long day at work. There are so many awesome recipes online, that you can make almost anything in them. I always use the low setting - I find that meats are more tender when cooked more slowly and since I am gone all day, that is what works for me.
12/17/2008 12:54:26 PM

I've never used one. Now I'm tempted...
10/17/2008 12:02:06 PM

Interesting informaton. I have a crockpot but I'm leary of leaving it on while I'm not home. I use my crockpot to make split pea soup (yummy). I found it interesting that the veggies should be put at the bottom, I always thought they took less time than meat.
5/25/2008 10:16:32 AM

RAINDROPS8's SparkPage
Funny story here, My son gave me 3 years ago a crock pot, never used it. Until this week, not only you have to leave it alone (and not tasting the food adding calories every time I taste it is delicious when done!) I LOVE IT! I cooked beans this week to follow my diet plan with SP and it works, and the food tastes Soo Yummy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
5/19/2008 9:28:46 AM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
Interesting. I've always cooked on the HIGH setting because I don't want to wait the full 8 hours (I'm a SAHM) but didn't think about all the problems with safety at the low setting. Thanks.
4/18/2008 10:50:30 AM

ZUBINF's SparkPage
Would have liked this article to have a link to Spark crockpot recipes!
2/26/2008 9:20:11 AM

This was a good article, but you should probably check the instructions that came with your crock pot before you use some of these tips. Mine says that I should never put the removable crock in the microwave. It also says that meat should be on the bottom and foods that take longer to cook, such as potatoes, should be on the top. I imagine that these vary from model to model of crock pot, so always check the instructions!
1/19/2008 10:49:36 AM

Found this very informative!

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