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skinnytaste & Peapod

Crustless Slow Cooker
Apple Pie à la Mode


Slow Cooker Chocolate
Swirl Banana Bread


Slow Cooker Chicken
Burrito Bowls


Easy One-Pot Pasta
with Broccoli


Five Tips for Slow Cooker Success

  1. Sautéing aromatics such as onions and garlic before adding them to the slow cooker will always result in the best flavor. Although it’s not 100% necessary, for me it’s a must and worth spending the extra 5 minutes.
  2. Use fresh herbs or fresh citrus, such as lemon or lime juice, as well as lemon or lime zest to brighten the flavors of the final dish.
  3. While browning meats before slow cooking is not always required, searing 4. roasts and stew meat before adding them to the slow cooker can give a dish a greater depth of flavor and also adds color which makes it look more appetizing.
  4. When possible, I prefer to cook on low for the best results.
  5. A great time-saving tip for using the slow cooker is to have everything prepped the night before so in the morning I simply turn it on and walk away.


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Pantry Staples

Attention skinnytaste fans! Stock up for all of Gina's recipes with these pantry staples.
  • kosher salt
  • black peppercorns
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • vegetable oil
  • apple cider vinegar
  • red wine vinegar
  • all purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • chocolate chips
  • evaporated milk
  • granulated sugar
  • vanilla extract
  • brown sugar
  • maple syrup
  • honey
  • agave syrup
  • ground cumin