Both the slow cooker and Instant Pot are strongly associated with cold weather cooking thanks to how well they handle soups, stews, and other cozy foods. But if you ask us, anything that cooks dinner with a plug, is a summer lifesaver. Here’s how we use both kitchen tools to make summer cooking easier and way less hot.
Hot Cooks Summer
We’re hot and looking for any way to avoid turning on the stove this summer. Sure, we’ve covered our favorite ways to use both the slow cooker and the Instant Pot in previous episodes, but this week we’re really diving deep into how we use these small appliances to feed our families, preserve summer’s bounty, and even entertain.
Here are the links mentioned in this week’s episode
- Slow cooker fruit butter
- Butter bath corn
- Instant Pot Pulled Pork
- Instant Pot corn chowder
- Corn stock
- Slow cooker caponata
- Slow cooker ratatouille
- Nicki’s slow cooker salmon
- Instant Pot ribs
- Slow cooker whole chicken
- Slow cooker hot dogs!!
- Subscribe to our newsletter for our Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers recipe
- Chicken chili
- Dump cakes
- Instant Pot cheesecake
- Slow cooker brownie pudding
- Instant Pot Creme Brûlée
Products mentioned in this episode
- A favorite slow cooker
- Our favorite Instant Pot
- Stacie’s Winner Winner Chicken Dinner
- Nicki Sizemore’s Cookbook – Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker: Reinvent the Slow Cooked Meal
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