20 Crock-Pot Ideas for a Comforting Winter Dinner

Liz Alterman | Dec 10, 2014 Food & Party

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With winter well on its way, it's the perfect time to think about comfort food. And what could be more comforting than a hot and savory meal that's been simmering away all day? But if everyone is out, who's doing the cooking? The Crock-Pot, of course! We found 20 delicious slow-cooker dinner recipes that are sure to warm up the whole family on cold evenings and rescue us all from hours in the kitchen.

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The rumors are true! One has probably heard the tale by now that the Crock-Pot is an amazing cooking tool that works from experienced home chefs to the microwave mom -- but there is a reason for this. Crock-Pots are simple and easy to use, and folks can just throw the ingredients in and get a delicious meal every time. What's not to love? And now that the weather has started to drop, it's probably a good time to brush up on some Crock-Pot recipes that truly are no-muss, no-fuss. From soups and stews to vegetarian chili and take-out favorites, our readers will get hungry just looking at this slideshow! 

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