We love the slow cooker, but sometimes the pot can be ridiculously large compared to the amount of food you want to cook -- and cooking fewer servings could throw the timing off. So here's a workaround.
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Slow cooker cookbook author Stephanie O'Dea shares this quick tip on The Huffington Post: just put the ingredients into a smaller oven-safe dish and put the dish in the slow cooker.
It should cook the same and, even better, will likely be easier to clean than your larger crockpot.
5 Myths About Crock-Pot Cooking [The Huffington Post]