By Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor, EatingWell Magazine
The beauty of using a slow cooker or crock pot is that it's pretty darn simple. Prep your ingredients, add them to the slow cooker and press start.
But there is a difference between a good slow-cooker meal and a great slow-cooker meal. Check out the slideshow below for some tips to keep in mind when you're using your slow cooker or crock pot:
Recipes to Try:
Fall Recipes for a Crock Pot
Rich Chicken Stew and 23 More Easy Slow-Cooker Recipes
What questions do you have about using your slow cooker or crock pot?
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By Hilary Meyer, EatingWell Associate Food Editor
EatingWell Associate Food Editor Hilary Meyer spends much of her time in the EatingWell Test Kitchen, testing and developing healthy recipes. She is a graduate of New England Culinary Institute.