The Kitchn's Best of 2014

Master Your Slow Cooker with These 10 Tips and Recipes

Image Credit: Faith Durand

We all know that slow cookers are lifesavers for those of us with busy lives who need some help getting dinner on the table. But slow cookers can do so much more than soups and stews!

Here are some ways you can make the most out of this essential kitchen appliance, sometimes in quite surprising ways.

The slow cooker can be used in all four seasons, from the summer when you don't want to heat the whole kitchen up with the stove or oven, to the winter when a slow cooker full of mulling apple cider fragrances your whole house. Check out these tips for some ideas, then pull out your slow cooker, and start cooking some of our favorite recipes!

Slow Cooker Tips

Image Credit: Emma Christensen

4 Satisfying Meals from the Slow Cooker

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Welcome to The Kitchn's Best of 2014 roundup!

From December 22 through January 4 we are rounding up our favorite (and your favorite) posts from the past year. Happy Holidays!