Dear Slow Cooker,

It's been a long time since we've last made dinner together, old friend. We're sorry for being so distant, but now that school is back in session, we realize how much we need you. We can always count on you to provide easy, delicious meals that our families love. Give us another chance?


You Know Who

All silliness aside, your slow cooker is truly an invaluable tool in the kitchen, especially when busy schedules make it difficult to get a homemade meal on the table. Although the heat index was over 100 degrees in Alabama this weekend, we're already dreaming of cooler weather, oversized sweaters, and warming stews. Why not haul out the slow cooker this week and break it in with a comforting bowl of Classic Beef Stew? Watch the video below to discover the simplest way to prepare this year-round family favorite.

While you're rekindling the flame with your slow cooker, check out more of our best slow-cooker recipes under 300 calories.