It's easy to toss ingredients in your electric slow cooker and walk away. But you'll get the best results when you put a little extra care into the preparation.
Seasoned With Taste Timing matters when you're cooking with herbs. Because dried herbs have more staying power, crush and add them at the beginning of cooking. Add fresh herbs just minutes before serving -- except for rosemary, which can survive long hours in a cooker.
On The Road Before you leave home with dinner in your cooker, wrap the top in foil to secure the lid. If you're going a long distance, cover the cooker with several layers of newspapers or towels; place in an insulated container for up to two hours. Keep an extension cord handy so you can plug in the pot at your destination.