For The Love Of Slow Cooking

The long, lazy days of summer are gone, but you can make hectic fall days go a lot more smoothly by planning your dinners in advance.

A Crockpot can be a godsend when you’re juggling work, family and other responsibilities. What to make? Get inspired by these recipes:

Slow-Cooker Red Beans and Rice

This simple recipe combines smoked turkey sausage, bell peppers, onion, garlic, Creole seasoning and red beans; just serve over long-grain rice. It will become a fast favorite for your family. Get the recipe here.

Vegetable and Chickpea Curry

This flavorful vegetarian dish is a mixture of chickpeas, potatoes, bell peppers, green beans, diced tomatoes, baby spinach and coconut milk. A bonus? Each serving is only 276 calories. For the recipe, go here.

Slow-Cooker Sour Cream Cheesecake

Surprise—you can even make cheesecake in a slow cooker! This delicious recipe is made with graham cracker crumbs, cinnamon, eggs, almond extract, sour cream and, of course, cream cheese. You’ll need a round or oval slow cooker for this recipe. Find it here.

3-Ingredient Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

For the days you’re in a huge rush, go with a super simple recipe. With three ingredients, you can get out the door quickly. All you have to do is combine chicken breasts, root beer and BBQ sauce. You can add avocado or sautéed onions; serve on rolls. Yum! For the recipe, go here.