Let’s talk soup: It’s one of our favorite winter dishes, but unless we make the stock from scratch or stand over a simmering pot for hours, it’s hard to achieve the deep, complex flavor we crave. That’s why making soup in a slow cooker is brilliant. It cooks for hours (hello, big flavor) but is completely hands-off. Voilà, seven comforting Crock-Pot classics. You know what? This whole winter thing isn’t so bad after all.