10 Slow Cooker Recipes for a Stress-Free Summer Party

Don’t keep your slow cooker packed away for summer
Invite friends over for a summer dinner party without ever turning your oven on.

Throwing fabulous parties is a bit of a double-edged sword. On one hand, it is fun. You get to be the host, control the atmosphere, think up clever and original themes, and plan out the seating. You are in charge and can direct. On the other hand, all of the responsibility is heaped onto your shoulders. How much food to buy, what type of drinks to serve, fielding RSVPs, entertaining everyone, keeping track of plates and glasses to make sure they are full — it’s a lot to handle.

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In order to keep the party stress to a minimum, we look for shortcuts around every corner. Anything to make life easier, we’ll take. Enter the slow cooker — a party host’s best friend.

More Great Slow Cooker Recipes

It sounds strange, suggesting that a slow cooker might be the best tool in your party-throwing arsenal. Isn’t it usually for harried moms looking to ease their dinner pains after a busy night of soccer practice and ballet class? But no, that’s an old stereotype that needs to be broken. These days, the slow cooker is an important appliance in your kitchen. For those long, lingering, stay-all-day-and-into-the-night parties, it will keep your food warm and cozy. Planning on having fondue? Toss your ingredients in there to keep it gooey and cheesy.[slideshow:

More Great Crock Pot Recipes

Hosts can throw just about anything into a crock pot, making their lives so much simpler. From drinks to appetizers, entrees to desserts, whipping up a quick party menu has never been easier. To take all of the guesswork out, we’re providing you with ten flavorful, simple crock pot recipes that will be perfect at your next big bash.

Mulled Pomegranate Sipper

Summer Slow Cooker Dinner

Every party needs drinks. Make it easy on yourself and do it in the crock pot. A tasty pomegranate sipper is a creative and delicious way to go.

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Hot Crab Dip

Summer Slow Cooker Dinner

Crab dip is quite often the hit of the shindig. Save yourself time and toss it in the slow cooker. It has all the taste with none of the hassle.

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