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You already know that your slow cooker is your kitchen’s most valuable appliance. But did you know it’s your secret weapon for holiday entertaining? Here, 15 amazing recipes you can make in this miracle appliance--from Christmas ham to candied almonds.


Slow-Cooker Glazed Ham

Let your roast cook on a low setting for six hours, remove it one hour before dinner and voilà: Christmas dinner is served.

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Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

No seasonal table is complete without a little bit of green.

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Sweet and Spicy Cranberry Meatballs

Fact: Party apps taste better on toothpicks.

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Spinach Artichoke Dip

…or as a vessel for dunking warm pita bread.

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Mashed Potatoes with Herbs

Set it, forget it, then smother it in gravy.

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Sweet Potato Casserole

Hey, some it like sweet.

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Bacon-Wrapped Beef Tenderloin with Balsamic Glaze

All of the meats, none of the hassle.

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Cranberry Sauce

It’s not just for Thanksgiving, people.

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Green Bean Casserole

Sure, I’ll take my green beans under a layer of buttery fried onions.

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Mushroom Risotto

Just say no to stove-top cooking.

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Turkey Breast

The key to a turkey that’s moist on the inside and crispy on the outside: your slow cooker, of course.

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Cinnamon Sugar Candied Almonds

Can’t you just feel the Christmas spirit?

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Pear and Cranberry Crisp

Dessert is served…and you didn’t do any baking.

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Egg Nog

Your slow cooker can get you drunk, too.

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Gingerbread Cake

Forget the milk and cookies; Santa is climbing down the chimney for this.

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