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Back-to-School Slow-Cooker Recipes

Set it and forget it until dinnertime.

In between back-to-school shopping, sports practices, and twice-daily school runs, it can feel impossible to make time for eating dinner, let alone for cooking dinner. If your stress level rises the closer the clock inches to dinnertime, have no fear. We have some stress-free supper ideas for you. Those long back-to-school days stretch into hungry nights. It’s unavoidable. That’s when you know it’s time for the slow cooker. The slow cooker is your key to stress-free weeknights. It’s the year-round kitchen MVP, and it’s definitely the unsung hero of back-to-school season. Plug it in, and get to cooking. (It will make your life easier, we promise.) We’ve rounded up some of our favorite slow-cooker recipes for you to try this month. These are the family-favorite meals that the kids request again and again. Don’t let the back-to-school blues get you down. Spice up your weeknights with a few recipes that are delicious and oh-so easy. Kids like chicken? We have plenty. From Honey-Apricot Glazed Chicken to Slow-Cooked Barbecue Sandwiches, there’s a flavor for every taste. Crazy about tacos? Read on for our Slow-Cooker Pork Tacos Al Pastor and Barbacoa Brisket. We have the back-to-school weeknight recipe classics, too, like mac and cheese, spaghetti, chicken soup, and chimichangas. Enjoy! (And be sure to read to the very end for our two favorite slow-cooker dessert recipes!)

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