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    All right spring, you're finally here and I'm seeing Easter candy in shop windows. And to me that means one thing: Time to buy candy! Wait, two things: Time to buy candy AND plan my Easter dinner menu. Since the holiday is coming later in the month this year, I'm thinking optimistically. Maybe the weather will be sunny and warm enough to spend time outside. In that case, I don't want to spend the day indoors, cooking. I want the slow cooker to do the work for me. So here are 8 happy, springy Easter dishes you can make in the Crock-Pot.

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    I know you're usually supposed to eat the sandwich with the soup, but why not take a walk on the wild side and put your soup in your sandwich? Wait, what? How is that even possible?

    It's possible when you take two of the greatest culinary inventions, grilled cheese sandwiches and French onion soup, and put them together into one glorious concoction -- French onion grilled cheeses. Throw in some crock-pot usage to make the perfect carmelized onions, and we are in business for some seriously yummy sandwiches.

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    March is supposed to roar in like a lion and go out like a lamb, but let's face it: a great many of us are still stuck dealing with ferocious temperatures. Instead of cursing Mother Nature, we should use the cold as a great excuse to keep whipping up hearty, delicious soups.

    Crock-Pot Cream of Chicken & Wild Rice Soup was inspired by a similar dish served up at Panera Bread -- got to love that. It is dead easy to make and cooks in either 7 to 8 hours on low or 4 to 5 hours on high heat. Just pop all of the ingredients -- most of which you'll probably have in your fridge or pantry -- into your slow cooker and head off to work or, even better, hightail it to the salon for a pedicure since sandal weather has to be right around the corner.

    Here's how to make this perfect Crock-Pot soup.

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    If it's chocolately, warm, and gooey, I'm there with a spoon in one hand and a carton of vanilla ice cream in the other. Because nothing is better than warm gooey chocolate with vanilla ice cream slowly melting into it. Oh my gosh, my mouth is watering right now.

    Anyway, my tastebuds did a little flip of excitement when I found this recipe, because it basically requires no work. You mix a few simple ingredients into the crock-pot, set that thing, and move on with your life for a few hours. When you come back, the perfect chocolate cake will be waiting for you.

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    With spring just a few days away, it seems like we should be breaking out the barbecue and abandoning our favorite winter comfort foods. But not so fast! There's still a chill in the air, which is a good thing, because it means we have the perfect excuse to try this amazing, sumptuous recipe for Slow Cooker Coconut Hot Chocolate.

    Yes, you heard that right. Your Crock-Pot truly is the magical cooking tool that keeps giving. You probably already know how to whip up a mean beef stew in your slow cooker, but the rich flavors in hot, tasty beverages like this one are only intensified when you let them sit on low for a few hours. Mmmm ... kinda makes you yearn for a longer winter, doesn't it?

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    There are certain things I regularly use my Crock-Pot for: slow-cooked beef, chicken soup, pork loin, and stew. Those are all classic slow-cooker fare, but you know what I'm finding out? My Crock-Pot can do much more -- SO much more.

    I love my slow cooker. It's convenient and easy to use, and any busy mom will sing its praises as an old-school yet totally awesome must-have appliance. But my slow-cooker skills have been limited -- until now! I have recently discovered that there are so many other concoctions that can be created in my humble Crock-Pot.

    Check out these 6 cool things you probably didn't know you could make in your Crock-Pot!

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    Sometimes you plan a meal that you later realize -- like, seconds before you're about to arrive home from work or running errands to actually cook it -- may not excite every member of the family. You brace yourself for the moans and groans and think all the while, I worked hard all day and then slaved over a hot stove to make a healthy dinner that everyone hates. Great -- pass the wine, please!

    This Crock-Pot spaghetti and meatballs recipe will create the absolute opposite scenario. You just set it to go in the morning and, nine hours later, you get to sit down and relax with family over a delicious, hearty, healthy, and no-fuss meal that will leave everyone smiling. And if you choose to enjoy a glass of wine, it will be a celebratory one.

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    Is there anything more delicious than a good pot roast on a cold day? And is there anything more magical than sticking relatively cheap ingredients into a crock-pot and having them transform into a masterpiece while you go on about your life without lifting a finger in the kitchen?

    No. There isn't. Except for when you find a secret ingredient that takes your classic favorite to the next level. Get ready to be wowed by the mystery ingredient that will make this pot roast recipe one of the best things to ever simmer in your slow cooker.

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    There's nothing better for the soul, especially in the wintertime, than a good old-fashioned Crock-Pot chicken dinner. Think about it: you're stuck at work longer than usual, the sun has gone down early, and the air contains a wicked chill. Your evening commute is long and cold. The last thing you want to do is walk through your door and have to prepare dinner for four. Slow cooker meals, like this amazing chicken and dumplings recipe, can be prepared well in advance and are ready to feed your family when you're ready to eat. This recipe takes just 10 minutes of prep time, cooks in 6 hours, and feeds 8 hungry folks. Perfection in one pot!

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    I'd say I'm a cheeseburger connoisseur. I love them. Love love love cheeseburgers. But I despise cooking them. I can never get the packing right or cook it properly. Plus I don't like handling raw meat. So when I heard about this crockpot cheeseburger recipe, I knew this was exactly the kind of cheeseburger I will not only love but I can cook.

    So I made them. Super easy. So incredibly delicious and perfectly season. Kind of like a sloppy joe but completely cheeseburger-y. You know you want to make some. Here's the recipe.

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