About a year ago, I wrote a post called 26 Things You Can Do With a Crock Pot that many folks in the internets seemed to like… and still do today. In fact, more people visit that post every single day than any other post I have written in the past 3 years!
So I thought I’d follow it up this year with a new post in the same vein…
It is going to be hard to top Oh-So-Easy Pot Roast, Rotisserie Chicken, Breakfast Casserole, Dyeing Yarn and Kitchen Soap… oh and Triple Chocolate Brownies!
But, I shall try 😉
Psst… got a cranky crock? Check out my pal Ginger’s tips for successful slow cooking.
Now I am a huge slow cooker fan. I probably have no less that 5 different crock pots that I use on a regular basis.
My favorite is my 3 in 1 Slow Cooker that lets me switch the crock based on what I am cooking up– so I make sure to use the right size for the job. I also love my Smart Pot. And, like most folks, I own a couple regular ole Crock Pots that get the job done.
Regardless of which one I am using, I love to use these one size fits all liners to keep clean up easy peasy!
How about some Creamy Crock Pot Hot Cocoa or… oooh Nutella Hot Chocolate?
Or, with fall on its way, how about Apple Cider. I bet I could even convert the very yummy Sycamore Farm Christmas Drink into a slow cooker recipe very easily for a seasonal party or fall campfire!
I had no idea you could make Play Dough and Crock Pot Crayons in an old crock pot.
Take Your Lunch
How about this uber cool Lunch Crock Pot?!?
You leave your base at the office and have your soup warming while you work!
One of my favorite things to pop in the slow cooker is pork.
BBQ Ranch Pork and Honey Barbecue Pork are a couple of our favorites. And the internets claim this recipe is for the PERFECT Pulled Pork.
Cook with Alcohol
How about a Savory Merlot Pot Roast or Mushroom Sherry Pork… yum!
DIY: Strip Paint
If you have an old crock pot that you are willing to take out of food service, you might find it useful for your DIY projects… Did you know you can STRIP PAINT off of hardware using a slow cooker?
Cheese done right in a slow cooker can be a very GOODe thing 😉 How about Crock Pot Mac and Cheese or Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Making your own Caramel is surprisingly simple! Take it a step further and whip up some Dulce De Leche Ice Cream… ohhh man!
Freezer Cooking Before and After
Miss Liz shares 3 Freezer Meals for the Crock Pot that you freeze up before the crock (here are 5 more) and Miss Leah rocked my world when she used her crock to whip up her freezer ground beef to throw in the ice box for quick meals on busy days.
Breakfast Biscuits and More
Whether it is Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal or Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal… or Iced Cinnamon Biscuits, slow cookers aren’t just for dinner anymore!
Meat… not tobacco 😉 Don’t have a smoker, but crave that infused flavor? No problem! Check out how to make your crock pot a smoker!
Or Amish Friendship Bread rather… my mom recently introduced me to the practice of friendship bread. And while it makes super yummy bread, it isn’t for me… I told mom that the babysitting, burping, feeding and patting was like taking on another kid, and Miss Add pipes up and says “You don’t have to burp me Mommy!” Point made 😉
Whether it is Miss Leah’s Italian Beef or my Brisket Roll Sandwiches, a crock pot and a hunk of beef are a great sandwich waiting to happen!
Speaking of beef, loving this Easy Meatloaf idea and Salisbury Steak?!? Who knew!
Clear the Air
How about this Homemade Air Freshener or a Pot-O-Potpourri.
Soothe Your Sweet Tooth
Crock Candy, Banana Pudding and Rocky Road Chocolate Cake are all possible
Slow Cooker Pork Tacos are a cinch or give these Shredded Beef Tacos a try. A little Queso will make the Mexican party complete.
Making your own Chicken Stock is easy peasy with a slow cooker.
Whew! Now that will keep me crockin’ for another year, how about you?
Slow Cooker Resources:
- Our Favorite Speedy Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook
- Our Favorite Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook
- Slow Cookers, Casseroles & Skillets Cookbook
- One-Pot Meals Cookbook
- 101 Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook
- Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook
- Super-Fast Slow Cooking Cookbook
- 3 in 1 Slow Cooker
- Smart Pot
- Crock Pots
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Leah @ Beyer Beware says
So trying that potpourri recipe. It was a well duh that would work moment!