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Slow cooker receipes, please (or cookbook recs)

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Bought a new small slow cooker with a removable insert and made the most wonderful lamb shanks with tomatoes and chilis; we craved warm food in this horrible heat - already tired of cold soups and salads and I had no appetite for running in and out of the house to the bar b que. Going to make lentil soup and Italian sausages tonight but please give me your favorites.

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  1. I always hate it when people tell you to search, but we really have had a lot of good discussions on slow cookers in the past. Here's a couple of past topics:

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/... (This link has a couple of not so usual slow cooker recipes from foodiex2.

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    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/... (This link is just recipes and tips in general.

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    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/... (This is from a week where I cooked three recipes from "Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook."

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    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/... (This link is for slow cooker recipe websites.

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    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/... (Slow cooker cookbooks.

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    I rarely use mine in the summer... I could eat hot soup pretty much any time of year, but my bf doesn't appreciate that so much!

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      1. This is a simple but shockingly good recipe: one bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce, and a whole chicken (cut up) or as many pieces as you can fit into your slow cooker. Slow cook on low from morning to eve. The chicken is melt-off-the-bone delicious.

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        1. re: Monika7

          This sounds great - I'm going to try it soon. I need something yummy for lazy summer weekends.

          Dumb question: do you remove the skin before you cook the chicken? I would think that the sauce would get too greasy if the skin stayed on, but maybe that's an important component of making the chicken so meltingly delicious?

          And if anyone has any recommendations for a good bottled BBQ sauce, especially one without a "liquid smoke" taste, please see my question on the General board:

          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/show/...

          Thanks,
          Anne

        2. Beth Hensperger's Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker cookbook is excellent, despite the (IMHO) hokey title.

          1. Mable Hoffman's Crockery Cookery (revised edition) is a classic. I've only made a few things out of it, but I like it.