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11/28/2011 11:19 am ET Updated 4 days ago

7 Tricks For Better Slow-Cooking In Your Crock Pot

7 Tricks for Better Slow-Cooking in Your Crock Pot
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
Hilary Meyer

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.