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20 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make in Your Slow Cooker

Beyond just soups and stews, try making these delicious snacks, treats, and meals at home in your slow cooker
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Carrot cake made in a slow cooker? It's easy and delicous!

If you think your beloved and trusty slow cooker is only good for slowly braising meats and simmering soups and stews while you’re at work, you are sorely mistaken.

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In fact, a variety of foods can be made low and slow in your favorite kitchen appliance. Everything from candy to cakes to Buffalo wingsslow cookers can do it all. Granted, it's not a fast process, but using a slow cooker is nearly foolproof, and it keeps your hands free to do whatever else you need to do.

The slow cooker is especially handy during the holiday season; it makes it easy to serve a group of people, and it frees up oven and stovetop space for other cooking and baking needs. Another plus is that electricity is cheaper than gas — so using a slow cooker is a bona fide win all around.

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If you're not convinced yet, scroll through the following collection of recipes, guaranteed to inspire you to break out your slow cooker more often so read on to discover 20 things you didn’t know you could make in your slow cooker.