I use my slow cooker all year-round, but summers are really made for slow cooking.
They keep the kitchen cooler on hot summer days because you can give the oven and stove the day off.
And just about any slow cooker recipe allows you to just throw it all in and forget it, leaving you free to enjoy a day in the sun poolside.
And bonus? You still get to come home to a slow cooked, delicious meal already prepared and ready to dish out!
This is my second summer celebrating the all mighty slow cooker by hosting an entire week dedicated to all things slow cooker.
This summer I am bringing along a few of my closest food blogger friends who will be sharing delicious slow cooker recipes all this week.
Be sure to stop by their blogs each day this week and see what they have been slow cooking up for you all! :)
This year's Slow Cooking Through Summer Week is brought to you by these lovely food bloggers...
Top Row, Left to Right: Melanie from Melanie Makes ~ Carrie from Frugal Foodie Mama ~ Jaime from Mom's Test Kitchen
Bottom Row, Left to Right: Julie from This Gal Cooks ~ Heather from Sugar Dish Me ~ Paula from Call Me PMc
Be sure to follow along with our The Best of Food Bloggers' Slow Cooker Recipes Board on Pinterest to check out & re-pin 500+ delicious recipes perfect for your slow cooker...Follow Carrie (Frugal Foodie Mama)'s board The Best of Food Bloggers' Slow Cooker Recipes on Pinterest.
And a whole week dedicated to our shared love of the slow cooker would not be complete without a little giveaway, right?
And who I am kidding? This week's giveaway is anything but little!
Why? Because we are giving one of you a Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System courtesy of our friends from Ninja Kitchen!
The Ninja 3-in-1 Cooking System goes WAY beyond being just a simple slow cooker! This slow cooker does it all- browns, slow cooks, bakes, steam cooks, and roasts!
You just may retire your oven for the entire summer after you win this baby. ;)
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