In the height of summer, most people have forgotten about their slow cookers. But my slow cooker never gets put into storage; I think of it as a year-round tool. (Don't miss these 7 tricks for better slow-cooking in your crock pot.)
For starters, it never stops being convenient. Just the way it warms you up after a day skiing, your slow cooker can deliver an easy, nourishing meal after a soccer game or a day at the beach. And no, you don't have to be eating beef stew in August. Recipes like Pulled Pork with Caramelized Onions (pictured, see the recipe below) are great for summer. Just top it with some cool and crunchy slaw and a tart pickle and you've got yourself the perfect summer meal. Or make meatballs in your slow cooker for a crowd-pleasing meal. (Try this recipe: Nonna's Spaghetti & Meatballs). Pair that with a salad and you can't possibly go wrong.
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