18 Surprising Ways to Use a Slow Cooker

Learn more ways to put your slow cooker to work.

18 Surprising Ways to Use a Slow Cooker

Turn off those heavy-duty ovens and stovetops and turn on a slow cooker. Not only can you use your slow cooker to cook your favorite soups and stews, you can even make your own common household products. Here are some unexpected foods and products that you can prepare in your slow cooker!

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Baked Potatoes

Nothing beats a warm and buttery baked potato. Baking potatoes in your slow cooker is one of the easiest things you can do. In the morning, wrap up potatoes in foil and pack them into your slow cooker. Set it on low and let potatoes bake for 8-10 hours while you are out enjoying the day. When it’s time for dinner, remove the potatoes from the foil, split them in half, and then add the toppings of your choice. You can try this with sweet potatoes as well!

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7 Sneaky Summer Stressors & How to Beat Them

When the heat's got you down, here's how to stay cool as a cucumber.

Summer is supposed to be full of sunshine and relaxation. But as the temperatures soar, our patience goes down. Here are some stress points you may not realize are taking all the happiness out of the season — and what to do about them so you can enjoy time with your friends and family.

The Heat

OK. The fact that the heat is stressing us out isn't that much of a secret. But it goes beyond just being hot and uncomfortable. Burning up can leave us feeling irritable, impatient, and short-tempered. Check the thermometer. Your bad mood might not have to do with your family. Here's a quick way to get a temperature check on yourself.

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