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Simmer Down with Slow Cooking
August 1, 2016

You’re pulled in different directions all day. If you’re like a lot of people the last thing you have time to think about is what to fix for dinner. With just a little planning and even less prep, a slow cooker can save the day and night!

Benefits of fixing-it and forgetting-it with your slow cooker include:

  1. Save time and money
    All that’s required is the initial prep. Your slow-cooker does all of the work! Cooking with a slow cooker can also be an economically smart choice, because you can often use cheaper cuts of meat. The slow cooking processes acts as a self-baster, so traditionally tougher cuts of meat become tender in a slow cooker more easily.
  2. Flavorful meals
    Just because you’re saving time and money doesn’t mean you’re sacrificing taste. Cooking in a slow cooker allows you to use fresh ingredients, cooked at a low temperature for a long period of time. Vegetables cooked in a slow cooker absorb stocks and spices, resulting in amazing flavor.
  3. Useful Year Round

It’s easy to think that slow cooking is just for cold winter days. Slow cooking is ideal for anytime of the year. It’s perfect for any day that you’re stretched too thin! An additional perk of using a slow cooker in the summer is that you don’t have to worry about adding more heat to the already warm temperatures.

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