I don't yet own a slow cooker, but I'm definitely in the market for one. I remember when slow cookers first gained popularity in the 1970's. It seems as though they're having a resurgence now, along with fishnet stockings and Marimekko prints. Unlike the pantyhose and print fashions, this trend will catch me on the second go-round.
For my first lesson in how to use a slow cooker, I turned to my fellow writer/blogger Briana. Her website 20andEngaged is full of great advice - and not just for those starting out in the working world or marriage. I particularly liked Briana's use of the slow cooker as an alternative to eating out. Her guestpost (below) definitely makes slow cooking seem as simple as could be. (It turns out that the term Crock-Pot, which I thought was the term for the appliance, is really the brand name for the slow cooker that poularized the cooking method in the 1970's and is still around today.) Do you use a slow cooker? What type do you have and what do you make with yours?
Briana's Slow Cooker (Crock-Pot) Chicken