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    21 Reasons To Use Your Crock-Pot This Summer

    So you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time at the pool.

    Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed

    1. Homemade Barbacoa Tacos

    2. Bourbon Maple Slow Cooker Baked Beans

    If you need me this summer, I'll be busy sneaking bourbon into literally everything. Get the recipe.

    3. Slow Cooker Adobo Chicken

    4. Creamy Corn and Jalapeño Dip

    Because it's not a true summer party unless there's at least one giant vat of dip. Get the recipe.

    5. Slow Cooker Peach Cobbler

    6. Slow Cooker Honey Maple BBQ Ribs

    Right. Off. The. BONE. Get the recipe.

    7. Crock-Pot Mac and Cheese With Bacon

    8. Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

    For super-easy BBQ cleanup, try putting down slow cooker liners first. Get the recipe.

    9. Vegan Coconut Pudding With Mangos and Pistachios

    10. Crock-Pot Low Country Boil

    Beer and Old Bay = music to my ears. Get the recipe.

    11. Guinness Pulled Pork

    Try it piled into sliders or tacos, on top of salads, or on its own. Get the recipe.

    12. Spicy Barbecue Kielbasa Bites

    13. Cinnamon Roll Dippers With Slow Cooker Fondue

    The easy fondue — cream cheese, butter, vanilla — slow cooks over several hours. Then, thanks to premade dough, the cinnamon rolls are ready in minutes. Get the recipe.

    14. Slow Cooker Jalapeño Popper Taquitos

    15. Crock-Pot Buffalo Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

    16. Slow Cooker Poached Salmon With Lemon and Herbs

    Foolproof salmon that you don't have to worry about flipping or perfectly searing. The fish poaches in a flavorful broth — of white wine, lemon, shallots, and herbs — in less than an hour. Get the recipe.

    17. Big Batch Strawberry Basil Jam

    Let it be known: ~summer jam is mah jam~ Get the recipe.

    18. Crock-Pot Cherry Pie

    19. Brown Sugar Honey Glazed Carrots

    Why yes I DO prefer all of my summer veggies glazed in brown sugar and honey, TYVM. Get the recipe.

    20. Thai Chicken Soup

    Light and bright. Get the recipe.

    21. Crock-Pot S'mores Cookie Bars

    Pssst. There are ~Teddy Grahams~ in there. Get the recipe.

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