There are days when you want lose yourself in the kitchen, enjoying the hours spent standing over the stove. And then there are all of the other days of the year. When your calendar is packed -- or when you simply want a satisfying supper -- let your slow cooker handle dinner duties. These easy (and easy-to-clean-up) recipes prove that you can create flavor-packed, hearty meals with a little prep and the flip of a switch.
Whether your family has past you the cooking baton or you're preparing a spread for your friends, hosting your first Thanksgiving can be a daunting task. But it doesn't have to be! With a little bit of strategizing and a menu of foolproof recipes, you can pull off the big feast without a fuss. These classic yet simple staples -- and a bit of advice from our experienced food editors -- will allow you to pull off the festivities with ease (and have fun doing it!).