Slow-Cooking Surprise: 10 Unexpected Recipes for a Slow Cooker

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Slow-Cooker Bread Pudding

Slow-Cooker Bread Pudding taste of home
Why toss day-old cinnamon rolls when you can transform them into this crowd-pleasing dessert? 

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Slow Cooker Southwestern Chicken

Slow Cooker Southwestern Chickentaste of home
Throw in some prepared salsa, canned corn and beans to add color, texture and flavor to this tender chicken dish.

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Slow-Cooker Cider

Slow-Cooker Cidertaste of home
Set this drink on a low simmer and you'll have a hot mug ready when your guests arrive.

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Slow-Cooker Lasagna

Slow-Cooker Lasagnataste of home
No-cook lasagna noodles take the work out of this traditional favorite, adapted for the slow cooker. Make it a meal with garlic bread and a salad.

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Slow-Cooker Vegetable Soup

Slow-Cooker Vegetable Souptaste of home
Picture coming home from a day at work to the aroma of a savory beef soup greeting you at the door -- sounds good, right?

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Slow Cooker Pork and Apple Curry

Slow Cooker Pork and Apple Currytaste of home
This curry dish is so simple to make, it's worth the extra seconds to garnish it with a few chopped peanuts or a little chutney.

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Slow-Cooker Marinated Chicken Wings

Slow-Cooker Marinated Chicken Wingstaste of home
Just found out the gang's coming over to watch the game this weekend? With prep time of a mere five minutes and a total of seven ingredients, these wings are ideal fare.

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Chicken Merlot with Mushrooms

Chicken Merlot with Mushroomstaste of home
No one will guess that this elegant meal is such a snap to prepare.

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French Dip au Jus

French Dip au Justaste of home
A sandwich made in the slow cooker? Well, not the whole thing, but a slow-cooked savory condiment that will take your roast-beef sandwiches to a totally new level.

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Bacon, Beef and Barley Soup

Bacon, Beef and Barley Souptaste of home
Served over mashed potatoes, this robust dish makes for a real fill-you-up meal.

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