The crockpot is one of the great kitchen appliances born in the 1970s. Funny it became popular by way of experiment – the original slow cooker was meant to cook only beans, but when Rival employees tried cooking various items in the cooker, they realized it could be a very useful kitchen tool. Now, the slow cooker is a part of everyday cooking for many people. It’s a great, convenient way to prepare meats, soups, and even breads and desserts.
During the summer, cooking in the crockpot is great because it keeps you from heating up the house with the oven or stove. During the winter, crockpot cooking is great because you can make big pots of hearty soup to keep you warm. On busy days, if you need dinner on the table by seven, you can throw everything into your crockpot in the morning and by evening, you’ve got a delicious dinner all ready to go.
As is the case with any kind of cooking, searching for recipes online can be a hassle. Often there are way too many recipes to dig through it all by yourself. There are some you don’t even know if the person who posted it actually tried it out. Or perhaps the author made a mistake when writing it up on the computer because you know when reading through the ingredient list there is way too much butter, or way too much seasoning for it to turn out right. Luckily this recipe search toolbar will be a great aid in finding the right recipes you are looking for. It’s a free downloadable toolbar that helps you search for recipes on the web. In addition to the recipes, it also includes a meal planner, which can be very helpful for mapping things out and making sure you take a complete shopping list when you head to the store.