Speed up dinner by slowing things down with some of our favorite slow cooker recipes.

A slow cooker does the cooking while you work, play or do as you please. Before you know it, the mealís done, and you didnít have to spend any time minding the stove.

Choose a one-dish meal or slow cooker soup for a complete supper solution. Or prepare a ďbig batchĒ recipe such as our Slow-Cooker Spice Rubbed Pork. If you have leftovers, we recommend refrigerating the food in the slow cooker insert to avoid dirtying (and washing) an extra container. Then reheat some or all of it on the stovetop or microwave. Thatís dinner, done.

óBy Nicki Pendleton Wood