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    Hurray -- barbecue season is almost upon us, folks! Oh, but you don't have a grill? Or simply don't have time to run home from work, clean the grill, wait for it to be ready, wait for your meat to cook properly, AND THEN have to clean the grill again?

    No problem -- we have your solution. Crock-Pot BBQ Chicken isn't simply am amazing meal you can whip up in seconds and set cooking while you spend your day doing more important things. It's also an amazingly delish BBQ chicken recipe with a secret weapon guaranteed to impress even the most jaded chicken eater (in other words, your kids): it's packed with sweet, but spicy, fruity flavor that will make your family members run to the dinner table.

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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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    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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    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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    I love my slow cooker. Even as I type this, it's bubbling away at home, preparing what will hopefully be a scrumptious meal for me post-work. But it can be used for so much more than scrumptious sauces and the gradual softening of the bones of your enemies. Once you've entered the world of slow-cooked desserts, you'll never look back -- trust me on this one.

    This apple pie recipe as written for the slow cooker stands out from the crowd. Since apples are aromatics, they are a perfect fit for your slow cooker, where the low and slow heat will allow the gentle aroma of the cooking apples to fill your home. Who needs scented candles when you've got something that not only smells like heaven, but is also edible? It's a win-win-win.

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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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    You obviously know what this weekend is ... it's Super Bowl Sunday! The Denver Broncos are taking on the Seattle Seahawks in what should be an exciting matchup, but what we're all really concerned with is the commercials food. Chili, wings, nachos, dips, beer, it's a glutton's dream come true. What better way to kick off the biggest game of the year than by whipping up your very own chicken wings? The best part? You can do it in your slow cooker.

    That's right, get a jump start on these babies early in the morning, then have them warm and juicy and ready to go when the game starts at 6:30 p.m. These wings, from Betty Crocker, have a teriyaki twist for even more flavor. So easy and delicious, you'll love the convenience of being able to use your slow cooker anget to enjoy wings that have been slowly marinating all day for five hours! Is it Sunday yet?

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    How do you make creamy soup filled with starchy potatoes even better? Add bacon. Because duh. I can’t believe that bacon isn’t just a standard ingredient in potato leek soup. It practically begs to be baconified, with its lushness.

    So do yourself a favor -- start out this soup with a few strips of bacon. You can thank me later.

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    I found this recipe on Pinterest, which as everyone knows is the birthplace of all fantastic recipes. Seriously, no one ate anything but Hamburger Helper before Pinterest came around, and now that it’s here, we still eat Hamburger Helper, but now we do it in individual serving cups with paper umbrellas.

    What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, recipes. This slightly spicy southwest-style soup recipe is awesome because it can be made entirely from pantry ingredients. It was originally titled 8-can taco soup, but I thought southwest-style sounded a little classier.

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    Remember your roasting pan? That huge thing tucked away in your kitchen cabinets? It's ceramic or metal, about the same shape as a cookie sheet but with taller sides... (Ah yes, I vaguely recall such a pan.) Last week it got cold enough to turn on the heat in my home, and when that happens I get one thing on my mind: Roasting. But you don't have to use your roasting pan just for meat. Here are 10 other delectable dishes you can make using your roasting pan, some of them for brunch, some for dinner, and some for dessert. In some cases you may want to line your roasting pan with parchment paper and butter.

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