Who needs a pricey bread machine or stand mixer? Use your slow cooker to make a loaf of bread that's crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. It takes only a minute to whip up a tasty olive oil-herb dipping sauce to go with it.
It's always a good time for pizza, especially when it's this easy to make. Prep takes only 15 minutes, and then there's a delicious Chicago deep-dish style pizza waiting when you get back to your Springs luxury apartment home.
You won't even miss the carbs with this tasty twist on an Italian favorite. Spaghetti squash is a healthy stand-in for pasta, and you can reduce fat by using chicken meatballs instead of traditional beef and veal.
Looking for a change from the usual side dishes? This rice pilaf with portobello mushrooms and green onions will be a big hit. It's also a good choice if you need a dish for a potluck or other get-together.
The fresh taste of homemade salsa beats any commercial version, but it's time-consuming to make. With a slow cooker, just cut up the vegetables, toss them in with the seasonings and finish in the blender.
For a decadent weekend treat, make the dough the night before, then "bake" in the morning. The heat of the slow cooker lets the dough rise and cook all in one process. Add icing for maximum gooeyness and enjoy warm sweet rolls with a cup of coffee.