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10 Easy Crock-Pot Recipes Perfect for Summer

crock potSummertime, and the eating is easy ... who doesn't want to escape the stove once the hot weather takes over? When we think Crock-Pot cooking, we think warm winter stews and casseroles, but it's actually the steamy summer months when the slow cooker becomes a life-saver. That doesn't mean eating beef stew in July, though. Here are 10 lighter Crock-Pot recipes that are perfect for summer.

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1Easy Cheesy Italian Meatballs

When your kids come back from summer camp singing, "On Top of Spaghetti," that craving sets in. Thank goodness Rachael Ray's "easy cheesy Italian meatballs" cook themselves.

3Slow Cooker Potato Soup

Imagine a baked potato loaded with your favorite fixings -- only in soup form. That's slow cooker loaded potato soup. And if you want to kick it up a notch, toast little round loaves of bread, hollow them out, and serve the soup inside those bread bowls. Double yum!

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9Slow Cooker Moo Shu Chicken

Here's a tasty filling for wraps that will be ready whenever you and your family are: Slow cooker moo shu chicken. We hear it's even better than takeout!

Hang in there, we've got one more: DESSERT IS NEXT!

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