Food

5 Reasons To Cook With Your Slow Cooker

I seriously do not know what I would do without my slow cooker. It is literally a life saver. I love being able to go for a walk or hang out with my family during the evening witching hour instead of trying to get dinner made. But there are more reasons to use a slow cooker other than not having to scramble to make dinner every night. Read on for my top 5 reasons for cooking with a slow cooker:

They are great for beginners.   You just need to know how to chop veggies and meat. The whole reason I started cooking with my slow cooker, even before I started experimenting with freezer cooking, was because I didn’t know how to cook anything else. It is the perfect intro into the kitchen for people who have no idea how to cook.

It uses less energy than an oven.  It’s a great way to reduce your energy consumption in the kitchen by not using your oven. If you get down to the nitty gritty of watt usage per hour of the oven versus the slow cooker, it’s not an huge reduction of energy, but if you factor in how hot the oven makes your kitchen and how it makes the AC in your house work harder to cool it down, and that when you use your oven you are often using lots of different pots and pans and thus it takes more energy to wash them in the dishwasher, unlike with a slow cooker it’s a one pot meal, which means only one pot to clean!

Stews are easily digestible. The kind of food that comes out of a slow cooker is easier to digest and retains more nutrients because it has been cooked slow and low.

It saves money.  The slow cooker can turn a cheap piece of meat into something mouthwatering.

It saves time.  Oh, this is the best part. It saves so much time! Especially if you are thinking and preparing a little ahead and using my slow cooker freezer recipes. That way you can chop and assemble a month’s worth of meals in under two hours and then the day you want to have dinner done and ready, you just pull out a bag of food from the freezer and dump it into the slow cooker and forget about it. And with back to school around the corner, it is super helpful to have your freezer stocked before school and after school activities start up, so you don’t have to worry about dinner. I

f you haven’t already, check out my cookbook, From Your Freezer To Your Family, Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes For Every Season.

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    August 12, 2013 at 1:47 AM

    Pinned to My Wish List! http://pinterest.com/pin/572097958885492275/

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  • Christine
    August 12, 2013 at 1:50 AM

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  • Ailer K
    August 12, 2013 at 1:52 AM

    I Pinned this under my board ‘Be Healthy!’ Oh please pick me, I love this and my slow cooker is so old 🙁

    • Ailer K
      August 12, 2013 at 1:54 AM

      I pinned both!! 🙂 Good luck to me!!
      I Pinned this under my board ‘Be Healthy!’ Oh please pick me, I love this and my slow cooker is so old 🙁

  • Ellen C.
    August 12, 2013 at 1:56 AM

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    I pinned both posts on my pinterest food board. Keeping my fingers crossed to win and try your recipes!!!

  • Emily S.
    August 12, 2013 at 2:02 AM

    I pinned your new ecookbook to my Slow Cooker Recipes board on Pinterest! 🙂

    http://pinterest.com/pin/68820700529023267/

  • Christine
    August 12, 2013 at 2:07 AM

    Pinned it : http://pinterest.com/pin/120119515034522455/

  • Christine
    August 12, 2013 at 2:08 AM

    Pinned the second one: http://pinterest.com/pin/120119515034522446/. What a great giveaway!

  • Ashleigh
    August 12, 2013 at 2:11 AM

    Pinned your article! I’m back to work after 1 year of maternity leave TOMORROW so I will definitely be trying some freezer to cooker recipes in the near future
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  • heather
    August 12, 2013 at 2:14 AM

    pinned it! i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed one! mine is sooooooooooooooooooooo old! 🙂
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  • Michele V
    August 12, 2013 at 2:16 AM

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  • Michele V
    August 12, 2013 at 2:18 AM

    pinned your e-cookbook too
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  • Cara A.
    August 12, 2013 at 2:18 AM

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  • Cara A.
    August 12, 2013 at 2:21 AM

    Pinned other post, too!
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  • Jacqualine
    August 12, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    I pinned it 🙂 Hoping I win. Loving the cookbook!
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  • Jacqualine
    August 12, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    And here is the other one 🙂
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  • Julia
    August 12, 2013 at 2:29 AM

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  • Sarah
    August 12, 2013 at 2:38 AM

    Pinned twice! http://pinterest.com/pin/113856696802632903/

    Thanks for the chance to win! It’s a beautiful slow cooker!

  • Megan
    August 12, 2013 at 2:39 AM

    I pinned the other post, too 🙂 http://pinterest.com/pin/221028294185215048/

  • Loni Trapp
    August 12, 2013 at 2:52 AM

    Hi! really enjoy your blog and would also enjoy that beautiful slow cooker! Thanks!

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  • Morgan Finley
    August 12, 2013 at 2:54 AM

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  • Loni Trapp
    August 12, 2013 at 2:58 AM

    I just checked out the freezer meals! I think it would be great to get a few girlfriends together and get everyone’s freezer stocked together! Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks. Love it!

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  • Teresa
    August 12, 2013 at 3:14 AM

    try again – all clad

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  • Angela
    August 12, 2013 at 3:16 AM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/245446248414833318/
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  • Teresa
    August 12, 2013 at 3:18 AM

    pin for back to school cookbook

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  • Kim
    August 12, 2013 at 3:20 AM

    I pinned both to my Crockpot Fun board!

  • Margaret Worrell
    August 12, 2013 at 3:22 AM

    I pinned it! http://m.pinterest.com/pin/110056784617164754/

  • Kim Larkin
    August 12, 2013 at 3:23 AM

    Loved the recipes from your ebook that I’ve been eating for the past 2 months. Pinned…http://m.pinterest.com/pin/283515739015001130/

  • Rachel
    August 12, 2013 at 3:24 AM

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  • Allison T.
    August 12, 2013 at 3:30 AM

    Pinned both!
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  • Sheila Lewis
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  • Hilary
    August 12, 2013 at 3:35 AM

    Pinned this! Love your cookbook- changed my life! Thank you 🙂 http://pinterest.com/pin/212091463674614602/

  • amanda
    August 12, 2013 at 3:38 AM

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  • Carol
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  • Shannon
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    Hmmm well I tried! I posted both to http://pinterest.com/hectorboyardee/other-recipes/. I’m still not sure about the whole Pinterest thing. I will get the hang of it eventually! Thanks!

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  • K Redublado
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  • Jen
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    Cookbook looks great! Because I am a teacher, I have been trying to organize some freezer recipes for “back to school” for my kiddos and “back to work” for me! Thanks!

  • Tara Charley
    August 12, 2013 at 4:52 AM

    I pinned this post! 🙂

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    • Tara Charley
      August 14, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      Okay the link above is to the Back to School Cook Book, now the link below is for THIS page!
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  • Kelsey C Kirk
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    I repinned both posts, but I’m not sure how to send you a link to them since I do not have a computer, I am using pinterest on my cell phone…

  • Lilly Li
    August 12, 2013 at 5:34 AM

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  • Sol S.
    August 12, 2013 at 10:13 AM

    here’s the link for the back to school cookbook 🙂
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    August 12, 2013 at 10:14 AM

    and here’s the link for this post! 🙂
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  • Laura B.
    August 12, 2013 at 10:15 AM

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  • Kelly
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  • Alane Stolkovich
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    I pinned! http://m.pinterest.com/pin/72409506482005771/

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  • Bobbi
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  • Elisa
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  • Alicia B.
    August 12, 2013 at 12:34 PM

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    Just put together 3 of the recipes this weekend! They look so yummy!! And it was just in time for my “back to school”. Starting my fall semester with one of my classes being in the evening once a week and working full time. These are a complete lifesaver for my husband and myself. He does have to “cook” and I don’t have to spend time before class putting dinner together.

  • Chantale Morin
    August 12, 2013 at 12:37 PM

    I love your books! Got the first one, will get the back to school one too! I would love to win the slow cooker!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  • Randi
    August 12, 2013 at 12:43 PM

    Pinned to “Crockpot,” thank you! – http://pinterest.com/pin/202239839489783489/

  • Tiffany
    August 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    I pinned it to my Health board!!! Hope I get it!! http://m.pinterest.com/pin/255931191297360204/

  • Tiffany
    August 12, 2013 at 12:59 PM

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    Pin for back to school.

  • Beckie
    August 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    Fairly new to Pinterest. Don’t know how to attach the link for you to go to my “Yum” board, but I have pinned it!

  • Jen
    August 12, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    I pinned this post and would love to win the slow cooker. Here’s the link:
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  • Jen
    August 12, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Here’s my pin for the back-to-school cookbook (which I just bought btw!): http://pinterest.com/pin/86975836526931671/

  • Lori Adamson
    August 12, 2013 at 1:42 PM

    I pinned. http://pinterest.com/pin/340866265517535399/

  • Lori Adamson
    August 12, 2013 at 1:45 PM

    Pinned the other post also. http://pinterest.com/pin/340866265517535416/

  • Patricia
    August 12, 2013 at 1:50 PM

    Love your slow cooker ebooks. Also Pinned:

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  • Julia
    August 12, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Love your cookbooks!
    Pinned here: http://pinterest.com/pin/75153887504985108/
    Pinned the other post here: http://pinterest.com/pin/75153887504985116/

  • Susan
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    So exciting!! Love that cooker – http://pinterest.com/pin/125537908336131232/

  • Susan
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    Great cookbook too! http://pinterest.com/pin/125537908336131235/

  • Kristin R
    August 12, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    Pin for chance to win All Clad slow cooker.
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    The ginger beef recipe from your original cookbook is cooking today. It smelled so good as I was walking out the door. Thank you so much for putting this information, tips and recipes together. They are such a help to a busy mom learning how to cook wholesome, tasty meals.

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    I pinned the other post! Excited to purchase it!

  • Angela N.
    August 12, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    ….And thank you!!!

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    Finally figured out how to do it 🙂
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    Pinned to for my home: http://pinterest.com/pin/272327108690787402/

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    Pinned the back to school too! http://pinterest.com/pin/272327108690787419/

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    Hi! I’m excited to try out your freezer slow cooker recipes! I posted on pinterest about this article. I hope I win the slow cooker!

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    I have posted on pinterest about your other post regarding the slow cooker back to school recipes! I have bought both e-books. Thanks for putting in all the hard work for us!

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    Pinned to my Food Board. Perfect timing as while I may not have kids, I need to get back into the kitchen!

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  • Monica Strachan
    August 12, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Just bought your cookbook and I’m excited to see how the recipes turn out! I pinned this post to my “blogs” page. http://pinterest.com/pin/258112622366739256/

  • Kelly H
    August 12, 2013 at 4:56 PM

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  • Cortnie
    August 12, 2013 at 5:23 PM

    pinned it! http://pinterest.com/pin/76913106109354950/

  • Donna McGinnis
    August 12, 2013 at 5:36 PM

    Pinned the cookbook: http://pinterest.com/pin/271834527481471760/

  • Dottie
    August 12, 2013 at 5:56 PM

    Pin #1 http://pinterest.com/pin/92112754851904588/ What a crock pot!

  • Dawn Harper
    August 12, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Pinned!!!! http://pinterest.com/pin/91760911130859494/

  • Dawn Harper
    August 12, 2013 at 6:01 PM

    Annndddd Pinned the other one!!! http://pinterest.com/pin/91760911130859504/

  • Stacy
    August 12, 2013 at 6:22 PM

    I pinned to win!

  • Maureen
    August 12, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Pinned this page! http://pinterest.com/pin/176273772888291430/

  • Roimata
    August 12, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Is there a way to enter if I’m not on Pinterest?

    • Stephanie
      August 13, 2013 at 2:09 AM

      Sorry, unfortunatly not. But get thy self on Pinterest! It’s amazeballs!

  • Maureen
    August 12, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Pinned the other post, too! http://pinterest.com/pin/176273772888291440/

  • Shawna Ferguson
    August 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Pinned them both: http://pinterest.com/pin/81346336992376263/
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    Happy birthday to me! 🙂

  • elizabeth
    August 12, 2013 at 7:34 PM

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  • Tami H
    August 12, 2013 at 7:38 PM

    Pinned this to my give away board: http://pinterest.com/mthammack/giveaways/ Love crocking & freezer meals. They are lifesavers!

  • Kathryn @ Mamacado
    August 12, 2013 at 7:47 PM

    Pinned All Clad! http://pinterest.com/pin/435019645227277849/

  • Lisa
    August 12, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    Pinned it! As I’m getting ready for the new school year I would totally like to be prepared with this!
    http://mamaandbabylove.com/2013/08/07/brand-new-slow-cooker-freezer-recipes-cookbook/

  • Jenni Bobicz
    August 12, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    I pinned both pages to http://pinterest.com/jbobicz/recipes/

  • Jackie
    August 12, 2013 at 9:09 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/357614026631857338/

    The back to school cookbook looks awesome!

  • Jackie
    August 12, 2013 at 9:11 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/357614026631857330/

    I’d love to own a slow cooker! This one looks so fun!

  • Krishell
    August 12, 2013 at 9:41 PM

    I want that crockpot! http://pinterest.com/pin/52495151879694184/

  • Caroline M.
    August 12, 2013 at 9:54 PM

    I pinned it too!
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  • Amanda Pladdys
    August 13, 2013 at 12:29 AM

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    I pinned this post under “Awesome!”
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  • Amanda Pladdys
    August 13, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/316237205055264345/

    Pinned the other post under “Awesome!”

  • Tara Lynch
    August 13, 2013 at 12:44 AM

    Would love a new slow cooker!
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  • Tara Lynch
    August 13, 2013 at 12:45 AM

    Back to School!
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  • Alice
    August 13, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Pinned!!

  • Ailer K
    August 13, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    Ok, here are the links to my pins of your posts 🙂 I have pinned both in the same board. I hope I win! I so would LOVE a new slow cooker!!! Thanks!!! 🙂

    http://pinterest.com/pin/315674255101880235/

    http://pinterest.com/pin/315674255101880210/

    • Ailer K
      August 13, 2013 at 2:23 AM

      BTW: my name shows as Alley on my Pinterest 😉

  • Sharon
    August 13, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    pinned thanks so much for the chance to win..
    http://pinterest.com/pin/122512052336452839/

  • Ginna
    August 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Pinned it, thanks for the chance!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/104356916338925178/

  • Ginna
    August 13, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    Pinned the cookbook too. Looks great!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/104356916338925229/

  • Betty Sievert
    August 13, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    Love, love freezer cooking. As a nurse that worked 12 hour days, my family would have starved without my slo cooker and freezer meals. This new slo cooker has my name all over it!

  • Susie
    August 13, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    I pinned the cookbook: http://pinterest.com/pin/15199717465540461/

  • Susie
    August 13, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    And this post!: http://pinterest.com/pin/15199717465540456/

    Thank you so much for running this giveaway! I’m attempting my first prep day on Thursday, but I have a very barebones slow cooker. I’d love one with some controls, like this one!!

  • Athena
    August 13, 2013 at 1:25 PM

    I pinned both and bought the new book as well. Love your stuff!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/353954851934448445/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/353954851934448443/

  • Shalane
    August 13, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Pinned to my recipes! http://m.pinterest.com/pin/182606959864194655/

  • M Sieburg
    August 13, 2013 at 1:37 PM

    Pinned it! 🙂 http://pinterest.com/pin/446700856760640210/

  • M Sieburg
    August 13, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    Pinned your other post too. Loved your first cookbook and just downloaded the new one! Thank you for making my life easier! http://pinterest.com/pin/446700856760640213/

  • Noemi
    August 13, 2013 at 1:41 PM

    It’s pinned 🙂 I’m so excited!!! http://pinterest.com/pin/228487381068207588/

  • Sarah D
    August 13, 2013 at 2:16 PM

    Just found your site and LOVE IT! I pinned the post to my crockpot board as well 🙂
    http://pinterest.com/pin/75716837458270314/

  • Andrea Richison
    August 13, 2013 at 2:37 PM

    Pinned to my wishlist. Would love this! http://pinterest.com/pin/187462403212452372/

  • Jessica W
    August 13, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    I pinned this post on pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/86975836526938893/

  • Jessica W
    August 13, 2013 at 2:45 PM

    I pinned your other post too! http://pinterest.com/pin/86975836526938892/

  • Lorna
    August 13, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    Love the first cookbook! Need to plan a cooking weekend and stock up for the fall 🙂 Pinned the contest and giveway on my pinterest

  • Sarah R.
    August 13, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    Posted to Pinterest!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/129830401730913677/

  • Sarah R.
    August 13, 2013 at 3:12 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/129830401730913720/

  • Megan Curtis
    August 13, 2013 at 3:13 PM

    I pinned both!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/147704062752237997/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/147704062752237999/

    I loved your first freezer cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway!
    Megan

  • Kelly Lyman
    August 13, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    Pinned it, http://pinterest.com/pin/55802482856132363/

    and also pinned this one: http://pinterest.com/pin/55802482856132359/

    Thanks!

  • Elizabeth Dawson
    August 13, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    I pinned it to foods! http://pinterest.com/pin/343047696586935376/

  • Kim
    August 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/24347654208617211/

  • Kim
    August 13, 2013 at 3:46 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/24347654208617212/

  • Melissa
    August 13, 2013 at 4:12 PM

    I pinned both the cookbook & slower cooker & all clad!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/75716837458270811/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/75716837458270799/

  • Becky
    August 13, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    I pinned both. Thank you! This slow cooker looks awesome!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/8022105559812270/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/8022105559812278/

  • Homebirth Mama
    August 13, 2013 at 5:41 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/23925441743615862/ Gorgeous slow cooker! Thanks mama!

  • Homebirth Mama
    August 13, 2013 at 5:43 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/23925441743615843/ Yummy recipes too. I have your Freezer to Slow Cooker Cookbook and my family loves your recipes. Thanks again!

  • Maya
    August 13, 2013 at 7:02 PM

    Does anyone know what the insert of the All Clad is coated with? The website says nonstick, but I can’t tell if it is teflon or not. Thanks.

  • Monica
    August 13, 2013 at 7:10 PM

    Done! http://pinterest.com/pin/118360296429979713/

  • Heather
    August 13, 2013 at 7:11 PM

    Pinned both! http://m.pinterest.com/pin/80783387039178560/

  • Heather
    August 13, 2013 at 7:12 PM

    http://m.pinterest.com/pin/80783387039178558/ second pin!

  • Monica
    August 13, 2013 at 7:13 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/118360296429979735/

  • Megan
    August 13, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Pinned it! http://pinterest.com/pin/48343395973343138/

  • Megan
    August 13, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    And the other one, for the actual slow-cooker giveaway! http://pinterest.com/pin/48343395973343135/ 🙂

  • Meagen M.
    August 13, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    Pinned it!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/11470174024075225/

    This would change the way I can prepare healthy meals for me and my family while I am in college!

  • Laura Lott
    August 13, 2013 at 8:15 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/17099673558614509/ pinned to my board nourish 🙂

  • Erica
    August 13, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Pinned the giveaway. http://pinterest.com/pin/14918242488947386/

    Thank you!

  • Meagen M.
    August 13, 2013 at 8:17 PM

    Pinned the second site too!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/11470174024075241/

    I AM SO EXCITED! 🙂

  • Erica
    August 13, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    Pinned the new cookbook too. http://pinterest.com/pin/14918242488947393/

    Thank you

  • Laura Lott
    August 13, 2013 at 8:18 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/17099673558614527/ pinned onto my board nourish thanks!

  • Camille
    August 13, 2013 at 9:04 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/5136987048294252/
    Pinned! Love your website!

  • Michele
    August 14, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Pinned under yum crockpot

  • Asimina kaminis
    August 14, 2013 at 1:21 AM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/7107311885382454/

    Pinned, genius I love your site, you are answers to my cooking problem!

  • Jessica Nelson
    August 14, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    pinned! would LOVE to have one of these!!

  • Melanie Hamel
    August 14, 2013 at 1:55 AM

    Pinned it! http://pinterest.com/pin/195273333816373712/

  • Stacey Perkins
    August 14, 2013 at 1:59 AM

    I pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/199636195955346908/

  • Heather
    August 14, 2013 at 2:04 AM

    http://m.pinterest.com/pin/250090585530843787/

  • Heather
    August 14, 2013 at 2:06 AM

    http://m.pinterest.com/pin/250090585530843814/

  • Stacey Perkins
    August 14, 2013 at 2:10 AM

    pinned about the cookbook http://pinterest.com/pin/199636195955346986/

  • Melissa Blevins
    August 14, 2013 at 2:12 AM

    PIIIIIINED! I would SOOOO love to win this slow cooker! (I already have your cookbook and love it!)

    http://pinterest.com/pin/52635889368241183/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/52635889368241190/

  • Kelly D
    August 14, 2013 at 2:50 AM

    Pinned cookbook
    http://pinterest.com/pin/170925748330743152/

  • Kelly D
    August 14, 2013 at 2:51 AM

    Pinned this post
    http://pinterest.com/pin/170925748330743161/

  • Kat
    August 14, 2013 at 3:55 AM

    Pinned to my crockpot board – http://pinterest.com/pin/392165080022991272/

  • Janice Reeves
    August 14, 2013 at 4:05 AM

    Love It!
    http://m.pinterest.com/pin/62135669831915446/

  • Heather Pritchett
    August 14, 2013 at 4:54 AM

    Pinned (and bought!) the cookbook to my Yummy page:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/225039312603674252/

  • Heather Pritchett
    August 14, 2013 at 4:56 AM

    Second Pin to my Contests page! It’s so shiny!!!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/225039312603674217/

  • Rebecca Graham
    August 14, 2013 at 5:07 AM

    Link to my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/136796907404888220/

  • Connie Skinner
    August 14, 2013 at 10:09 AM

    Looks fancy! Pinned!

  • Marianne
    August 14, 2013 at 1:18 PM

    I pinned it under Favorite Recipes.

  • Kristin
    August 14, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Love it! I pinned both!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/267964246551586424/

    http://pinterest.com/pin/267964246551586422/

  • Tina
    August 14, 2013 at 1:34 PM

    Pinned the other post: http://pinterest.com/pin/533324780843362250/

    • Stacey Bennett
      August 17, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      Hi Tina
      You are the winner. You will receive an email from us on how to claim your prize.
      Congrats!!
      xo

  • Tina
    August 14, 2013 at 1:35 PM

    Pinned this post: http://pinterest.com/pin/533324780843362241/

  • Laura roddy
    August 14, 2013 at 3:18 PM

    My pin!
    http://m.pinterest.com/pin/49258189647615787/

  • Laura roddy
    August 14, 2013 at 3:25 PM

    Pinned it!!!!
    http://m.pinterest.com/pin/49258189647615818/

  • Carrie F.
    August 14, 2013 at 4:41 PM

    All clad has a crock pot?!? Must be great quality!!
    Here’s my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/5207355792447631/

  • Jennifer M.
    August 14, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    I pinned this!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/213076626093225725/

  • Kathleen Depre
    August 14, 2013 at 6:07 PM

    Pinned both but I don’t know how to link 🙁

    • Kathleen Depre
      August 14, 2013 at 7:42 PM

      I figured it out! Sorry for my confusion!

  • Kathleen Depre
    August 14, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    Kathleen Depre pinned the crock pot http://pinterest.com/pin/221802350371109263/

  • Kathleen Depre
    August 14, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Kathleen Depre also pinned the recipes! http://pinterest.com/pin/221802350371109326/

  • Laura Whitlock
    August 14, 2013 at 7:56 PM

    posted to Recipes http://pinterest.com/pin/86131411596585565/

  • Diva Goes Organic
    August 14, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    I had no idea All Clad make a CrockPot (I guess technically a Slow Cooker since CrockPot is the competitor). I pinned this post here: http://pinterest.com/pin/86342517829293042/

  • Dorothy
    August 15, 2013 at 1:30 AM

    Pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/51228514484477926/

  • meredith
    August 15, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/248260998182135233/

  • meredith
    August 15, 2013 at 1:38 AM

    pinned the other post http://pinterest.com/pin/248260998182135240/

  • Monica Norwood
    August 15, 2013 at 2:24 AM

    Pinned http://pinterest.com/pin/68398488063985716

  • Monica Norwood
    August 15, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    Pinned this one too http://pinterest.com/pin/68398488063985878/

  • Dawn J
    August 15, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    pinned it to my healthy eating board. I recently purchased one of your slow cooker e-cookbooks weatherman is calling for rain this weekend so I’m planning to chop and freeze….this weekend

  • Rhiannon Johnson
    August 15, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    I posted it to Food~Drink
    http://pinterest.com/pin/481251910151954309/

  • Molly Schaaf
    August 15, 2013 at 1:22 PM

    Pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/2955555978761900/

  • Hannah Forbus
    August 15, 2013 at 3:20 PM

    I pinned both!
    http://pinterest.com/pin/200269514652754606/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/200269514652754601/

  • Kaci Willis
    August 15, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Pinned both: I’d love to throw out my old hand-me down 20 year old slow cooker 🙂
    http://pinterest.com/pin/208784132698240358/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/208784132698240327/

  • Kate
    August 15, 2013 at 4:39 PM

    Pinned both! Here’s the first: http://pinterest.com/pin/245727723391863063/

  • Kate
    August 15, 2013 at 4:40 PM

    Pinned this one, too: http://mamaandbabylove.com/2013/08/07/brand-new-slow-cooker-freezer-recipes-cookbook/

    Thank you!!!!!!

  • Courtney
    August 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM

    http://pinterest.com/pin/248753579391302597/ – pinned it!

  • Melissa
    August 15, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Just pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/38843615509436819/
    You are a true inspiration for moms! Can’t wait to try the new recipes.

  • Cheryl
    August 16, 2013 at 1:06 AM

    Awesome contest. Thank you. Pinnned to my Recipes

    http://pinterest.com/pin/94716398386687034/

  • Michele Hood
    August 16, 2013 at 1:14 AM

    http://m.pinterest.com/seachele68/giveaways/

    Love love love all clad

  • Meredith Carlile
    August 16, 2013 at 1:22 AM

    I would so love to win this slow cooker! I had a crappy one from target that was so terrible I got rid of it. Now that I have a baby, being able to cook all my meals for the week, freeze them, then cook them in a slow cooker would be so awesome! I hope I win! Here’s my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/283093526549962586/

  • Brooke J
    August 16, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/205476801722163586/

  • Brooke J
    August 16, 2013 at 1:34 AM

    pinned again!! plus I bought both books, can’t wait to get started this weekend! see ya later sloppy joes, tv dinners, and dominoes!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/205476801722163601/

  • Ashley Gosney
    August 16, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    pinned! fingers crossed! 🙂 http://pinterest.com/pin/844493653286893/

  • Kara Hallis
    August 16, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    I pinned!!

    Hey, check out this pin on Pinterest: It’s here!  From Your Freezer To Your Family, Back To School Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes.  Only $4.99!  When you buy a copy now till August 15th, you also get a copy of Slow Cooker Tips & Tricks and an audio class about how to get started with this kind of freezer cooking.  #fromyourfreezertoyourfamily #slowcookerfreezerrecipes

    http://pinterest.com/pin/354588170632281906/

  • Amanda Cahill
    August 16, 2013 at 3:07 AM

    I pinned…but for some reason the link won’t copy. I pinned it under “crockpot cooking”

  • Natalie
    August 16, 2013 at 4:21 AM

    I pinned it under ” makes my life easier” category!! Haha. Hope I win!!

  • Emily
    August 16, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    I pinned it! http://pinterest.com/pin/191262315398237091/

  • Christine
    August 16, 2013 at 3:59 PM

    Pinned both to slow cooker!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/256071928785637482/

    http://pinterest.com/pin/256071928785637479/

  • Lauren
    January 1, 2015 at 9:46 PM

    Hi there! This may be a naive question… How do you remove the frozen food from the plastic bag before you put it in the slow cooker? I’m a big fan of freezing and have tried lots of methods, but I’m nervous that all the ingredients are going to stick to the inside of the ziploc bag. Thoughts?

    • Stephanie
      January 6, 2015 at 11:33 AM

      I discuss this in detail in my book, but basically, I just let it thaw on the counter for a few minutes and then it slides right out. Sometimes I have to scoop spices or whatever from the sides. Good luck!