Growing up my mother used to cook with a Crock-Pot. She would try a slew of different types of foods, but mostly roasts, stews and chili. It was always nice to come home to the house smelling like freshly cooked roast beef stew. Did you know the first Crock-Pot was introduced to the public in 1971 and featured a basic crock interior, iconic glass lid and a bright red exterior!

I was given a Crock-Pot one year as a Christmas gift, I guess it was a hint after having our first child that I needed to start making more productive meals than meat and potatoes. As I said before I'm no Martha, but I try!

Today, with busy lifestyles slow-cooking with Crock-Pot has never been more popular. Typically Crock-Pot is known for cooking meals as I mentioned like stews, roast and chili but you can cook virtually anything in a Crock-Pot from quick meals to deserts and even drinks with today's models. It makes the life of a fast paced family slow down just a little and with the Crock-Pot smartphone app, you have everything you need at your fingertips!

Crock-Pot is celebrating 40 years of taking the slow road to cooking and we had the chance to take a look at their newest addition to the Crock-Pot family, the designer series and The Crock-Pot Best Loved Slow Cooker Recipes cook book!

Made for the modern at-home chef, the Crock-Pot Designer series slow cookers are designed for today's busy lifestyle. These stylish, 6-quart slow cookers feature programmable settings, dishwasher safe stoneware and a gasket lid for extra comfort and grip when handling. The lifting handles easily hide away, tucking completely under the base. The rectangular shape allows this slow cooker to stand on its own, looking great on the counter in brushed stainless steel!

More about the 6.0 Qt Designer Series Crock-Pot Slow Cooker: 
  • 6.0 QT/5.0L oblong slow cooker is ideal for a 6-7 person meal.
  • Removable stoneware for easy serving and cleaning
  • Tempered glass lid
  • Digital timer that counts down cooking time
  • Auto-shift to warm setting when cooking time is complete
  • Dishwasher safe lid and stoneware
  • Rinse-clean stick resistant coating
  • Programmable from 30 minutes to 20 hours.
  • Gasket lid
  • Brushed stainless steel finish
  • Integrated handles and cord storage
  • $89.99 Available at Sears
Crock-Pot (the original slow cooker) Best-Loved Slow Cooker Recipes is an excellent book to have in your library as it has over 190 yummy recipes to try out in your Crock-Pot slow cooker. Start with a savory appetizer, whip up a quick meal to come home after work to or satisfy your sweet tooth with some slow cooked treats - with imagination and Crock-Pot, the skies the limit!

Easy-Cheesy BBQ Chicken:

Makes 6 servings

You need:
  • 6 boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle BBQ sauce
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 6 slices of Swiss cheese
Place chicken in Crock-Pot and cover with BBQ sauce. Cook on LOW for 8-9 hours. If your sauce becomes too thick - add some water.

Before serving, cut bacon slices in half and cook on stove top. Place two cooked bacon slices on each chicken breast and top with cheese. Cook until cheese is melted.

*This post was written by A Motherhood Experience on behalf of Crock-Pot's 40th anniversary. We received a complimentary Crock-Pot and cook book for review purposes. All opinions are honest and our own*

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  1. I don't have a favourite crock pot recipe because don't have a crock pot....yet lol

    gracefulcat at hotmail dot com

  2. I love making a variety of different chilis on my crock pot :)

  3. my favorite crock pot dish is chicken/potato/carrots with celery soup

  4. my favorite recipe for the crock pot is pulled pork


  5. My favorite is chicken taco chili
    reneetaylor at sympatico dot ca

  6. As a non cook I am in desperate need of a crock pot especially since recently it was gently suggested to me that I need to cook more.

  7. Stew is my favorite.
    janicebudgellpollard at hotmail dot com

  8. I love doing lasagne in the crock pot!

  9. A roast in a Crock Pot is an awesome time saver for every Mom!

  10. my fave crock pot dish is my own- sausages, onion, mushrooms, stewed tomatoes- then serve over rice

  11. I love making roast beef in the Crok Pot. it comes out so tender.

  12. Beef stew is one of my favourites. karasceviour at hotmail dot com

  13. I dont have a crock pot,so never tried anything in it before,but I would say chili!
    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  14. My favorite is Beef Stew :) I'm your newest follower. Swing by thebewitchinkitchen.com when you have a chance :)

  15. I like making veggie chili in the crock pot!

  16. I don't have a crock pot, but I would like to try making a lentil dish.

  17. I love chicken done in the crock pot with potatoes and veggies.

  18. A hearty stew, especially for the winter!

  19. I love to make Indian Beef Curry in my crock! Perfect for fall weather!
    rebthecatsitter at gmail.com

  20. Kitchen Sink Stew, which is whatever is left in my fridge thrown in with spices, beef and some broth.

  21. Crockpot chicken, love it,
    anger_family @yahoo dot com

  22. My favorite is chili

  23. My favorite crock pot dish is chile.
    warnaar-2 at yahoo dot ca

  24. My favorite is cooking a roast in the crock pot. I also add some honey dry garlic sauce.

  25. My favourite is Slow Cooked Pork Shoulder

  26. I make beef stew it's pretty easy and sooooo good
    amym_brown @ hotmail.com

  27. My fave crock pot recipe is pot roast

    breej23 at hotmail dot com

  28. My favourite Crock-Pot dish is Roast Beef with potatoes and carrots.


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