5 Reasons To Cook With Your Slow Cooker + All Clad Giveaway!!

I seriously do not know what I would do without my slow cooker.  It is literally a life saver.  I love being able to go for a walk or hang out with my family during the evening witching hour instead of trying to get dinner made. But there are more reasons to use a slow cooker other than not having to scramble to make dinner every night.  Read on for my top 5 reasons for cooking with a slow cooker:

They are great for beginners.   You just need to know how to chop veggies and meat.  The whole reason I started cooking with my slow cooker, even before I started experimenting with freezer cooking, was because I didn’t know how to cook anything else.  It is the perfect intro into the kitchen for people who have no idea how to cook.

It uses less energy than an oven.  It’s a great way to reduce your energy consumption in the kitchen by not using your oven.  If you get down to the nitty gritty of watt usage per hour of the oven versus the slow cooker, it’s not an huge reduction of energy, but if you factor in how hot the oven makes your kitchen and how it makes the AC in your house work harder to cool it down, and that when you use your oven you are often using lots of different pots and pans and thus it takes more energy to wash them in the dishwasher, unlike with a slow cooker it’s a one pot meal, which means only one pot to clean!

Stews are easily digestible.  The kind of food that comes out of a slow cooker is easier to digest and retains more nutrients because it has been cooked slow and low.

It saves money.  The slow cooker can turn a cheap piece of meat into something mouthwatering.

It saves time.  Oh, this is the best part.  It saves so much time!  Especially if you are thinking and preparing a little ahead and using my slow cooker freezer recipes.  That way you can chop and assemble a month’s worth of meals in under two hours and then the day you want to have dinner done and ready, you just pull out a bag of food from the freezer and dump it into the slow cooker and forget about it. And with back to school around the corner, it is super helpful to have your freezer stocked before school and after school activities start up, so you don’t have to worry about dinner.   If you haven’t already, check out my newest ecookbook, From Your Freezer To Your Family, Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes For Every Season.  And remember my first cookbook is still on sale too!  And if you buy the new mini ecookbook, from now till August 15th, you also get my Slow Cooker Tips + Tricks PDF and an audio file of a lesson I taught about how to get started with and trouble shooting slow cooker freezer recipes.

AND in honor of my newest cookbook, I am giving away the slow cooker I have used the last 7 years, a 6 quart All Clad Slow Cooker!!!

This contest has ended.  

And the winner is Tina. Thank you all so much for entering into the giveaway.  Please be sure to check back for more giveaways soon.

To enter pin this post or the post about my back to school ecookbook on pinterest and leave a comment in the comment section telling me you did with a link to your pin.  So that means you can have two entries to this contest.  One for pinning this post and one for pinning the other post.

Contest runs till August 15th at 12p EST. Good luck!!

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  1. Linda Militano says:
  2. Christine says:
  3. I Pinned this under my board ‘Be Healthy!’ Oh please pick me, I love this and my slow cooker is so old :(

    • I pinned both!! :) Good luck to me!!
      I Pinned this under my board ‘Be Healthy!’ Oh please pick me, I love this and my slow cooker is so old :(

  4. Pinned this article to my Crock Pot board so I won’t lose it! http://pinterest.com/pin/241857442461779785/

  5. Chris Boyce says:



    I pinned both posts on my pinterest food board. Keeping my fingers crossed to win and try your recipes!!!

  6. I pinned your new ecookbook to my Slow Cooker Recipes board on Pinterest! :)


  7. Christine says:
  8. Christine says:

    Pinned the second one: http://pinterest.com/pin/120119515034522446/. What a great giveaway!

  9. Pinned your article! I’m back to work after 1 year of maternity leave TOMORROW so I will definitely be trying some freezer to cooker recipes in the near future

  10. pinned it! i neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed one! mine is sooooooooooooooooooooo old! :)

  11. Michele V says:

    pinned this great giveaway!

  12. Michele V says:
  13. I pinned it :) Hoping I win. Loving the cookbook!

  14. Pinned twice! http://pinterest.com/pin/113856696802632903/

    Thanks for the chance to win! It’s a beautiful slow cooker!

  15. I pinned the other post, too :) http://pinterest.com/pin/221028294185215048/

  16. Loni Trapp says:

    Hi! really enjoy your blog and would also enjoy that beautiful slow cooker! Thanks!


  17. Morgan Finley says:
  18. Loni Trapp says:

    I just checked out the freezer meals! I think it would be great to get a few girlfriends together and get everyone’s freezer stocked together! Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks. Love it!


  19. pin for back to school cookbook


  20. I pinned both to my Crockpot Fun board!

  21. Margaret Worrell says:
  22. Kim Larkin says:

    Loved the recipes from your ebook that I’ve been eating for the past 2 months. Pinned…http://m.pinterest.com/pin/283515739015001130/

  23. Pinned

  24. Kim Larkin says:

    Pinned back to school rebook

  25. Kristina D. says:
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  27. Allison T. says:
  28. Sheila Lewis says:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/175218241725804317/ pinned the pins! Love your site and page on facebook! Fingers crossed, coveted covet!

  29. Pinned this! Love your cookbook- changed my life! Thank you :) http://pinterest.com/pin/212091463674614602/

  30. Done! Pinned both! And bought BOTH e-cookbooks! love! (the italian beef is one of our staples now!)
    thanks for the giveaway!

  31. And I pinned the other post! http://pinterest.com/pin/117445502755789824/

  32. Stephanie says:
  33. Hmmm well I tried! I posted both to http://pinterest.com/hectorboyardee/other-recipes/. I’m still not sure about the whole Pinterest thing. I will get the hang of it eventually! Thanks!

  34. K Redublado says:

    I tried to pin it but I think I just pinned a picture and not the article. Please enter me anyway. Thanks!

  35. Stephanie Erickson says:

    Pinned and thank you. Your recipes have made healthy eating so much easier! https://m.pinterest.com/pin/103582860152844644/

  36. Amanda-Mae Zwanenbeek says:
  37. joanna tyler says:
  38. Pinned to Products I Love! http://pinterest.com/pin/96968198200034902/

  39. Pinned the other post to Mmmmm… http://pinterest.com/pin/96968198200034927/
    Cookbook looks great! Because I am a teacher, I have been trying to organize some freezer recipes for “back to school” for my kiddos and “back to work” for me! Thanks!

  40. Tara Charley says:
  41. Kelsey C Kirk says:

    I repinned both posts, but I’m not sure how to send you a link to them since I do not have a computer, I am using pinterest on my cell phone…

  42. Thank you!

  43. Tiffany Graves says:

    Yay! Love your blog. What a cool giveaway :)

  44. YAY, pick me so I can continue on my path to healthy. http://pinterest.com/pin/111675265733046966/

  45. http://pinterest.com/jillgreen/preserving-the-harvest/
    Your book really does look really good! It’s going to be a winner!

  46. Lacacia Cardoza says:
  47. here’s the link for the back to school cookbook :)

  48. and here’s the link for this post! :)

    thanks for having this giveaway!

  49. gretchen taylor says:

    pinned it!

  50. Alane Stolkovich says:
  51. Alane Stolkovich says:
  52. Pinned to my wish list http://pinterest.com/edlhud/wishlist/

  53. Alicia B. says:

    Just put together 3 of the recipes this weekend! They look so yummy!! And it was just in time for my “back to school”. Starting my fall semester with one of my classes being in the evening once a week and working full time. These are a complete lifesaver for my husband and myself. He does have to “cook” and I don’t have to spend time before class putting dinner together.

  54. I love your books! Got the first one, will get the back to school one too! I would love to win the slow cooker!!! Thanks for the chance to win!


  55. Pinned to “Crockpot,” thank you! – http://pinterest.com/pin/202239839489783489/

  56. I pinned it to my Health board!!! Hope I get it!! http://m.pinterest.com/pin/255931191297360204/

  57. Fairly new to Pinterest. Don’t know how to attach the link for you to go to my “Yum” board, but I have pinned it!

  58. I pinned this post and would love to win the slow cooker. Here’s the link:

  59. Here’s my pin for the back-to-school cookbook (which I just bought btw!): http://pinterest.com/pin/86975836526931671/

  60. Lori Adamson says:
  61. Lori Adamson says:

    Pinned the other post also. http://pinterest.com/pin/340866265517535416/

  62. Love your slow cooker ebooks. Also Pinned:


  63. Love your cookbooks!
    Pinned here: http://pinterest.com/pin/75153887504985108/
    Pinned the other post here: http://pinterest.com/pin/75153887504985116/

  64. So exciting!! Love that cooker – http://pinterest.com/pin/125537908336131232/

  65. Kristin R says:

    Pin for chance to win All Clad slow cooker.

    The ginger beef recipe from your original cookbook is cooking today. It smelled so good as I was walking out the door. Thank you so much for putting this information, tips and recipes together. They are such a help to a busy mom learning how to cook wholesome, tasty meals.

  66. Angela N. says:
  67. I pinned your cookbook into my Gluten Free section!

  68. Here’s the second pinned under reasons to start using a slow cooker! A slow cooker with a timer and a keep warm mode would be WONDERFUL!

  69. Angela N. says:

    pinterest for brand new slow cooker freezer recipes cookbook – http://pinterest.com/pin/251005379204963259/

  70. http://pinterest.com/pin/249246160600410945/

    Pinned it on my board Recipes! Love this giveaway!

  71. http://pinterest.com/pin/249246160600410954/

    I pinned the other post! Excited to purchase it!

  72. Angela N. says:

    ….And thank you!!!

  73. Kelsey C Kirk says:
  74. Pinned to for my home: http://pinterest.com/pin/272327108690787402/

    Use my crock pot all the time. This one looks AWESOME!!!

  75. Pinned the back to school too! http://pinterest.com/pin/272327108690787419/

    Really LOVE this slow cooker!

  76. Pinned the other one too! Would love to win!! http://pinterest.com/pin/201113939582962560/

  77. Hi! I’m excited to try out your freezer slow cooker recipes! I posted on pinterest about this article. I hope I win the slow cooker!

  78. I have posted on pinterest about your other post regarding the slow cooker back to school recipes! I have bought both e-books. Thanks for putting in all the hard work for us!

  79. Sorry I didn’t provide the link! Here is 1: http://pinterest.com/pin/72409506482006485/

  80. Amy Ramos says:

    Pinned to my Food Board. Perfect timing as while I may not have kids, I need to get back into the kitchen!


  81. Monica Strachan says:

    Just bought your cookbook and I’m excited to see how the recipes turn out! I pinned this post to my “blogs” page. http://pinterest.com/pin/258112622366739256/

  82. Samantha Jackson says:
  83. Courtney MM says:
  84. Donna McGinnis says:
  85. Dawn Harper says:
  86. Dawn Harper says:

    Annndddd Pinned the other one!!! http://pinterest.com/pin/91760911130859504/

  87. I pinned to win!

  88. Is there a way to enter if I’m not on Pinterest?

  89. Pinned the other post, too! http://pinterest.com/pin/176273772888291440/

  90. Shawna Ferguson says:
  91. Pinned this to my give away board: http://pinterest.com/mthammack/giveaways/ Love crocking & freezer meals. They are lifesavers!

  92. Pinned it! As I’m getting ready for the new school year I would totally like to be prepared with this!

  93. Jenni Bobicz says:

    I pinned both pages to http://pinterest.com/jbobicz/recipes/

  94. http://pinterest.com/pin/357614026631857338/

    The back to school cookbook looks awesome!

  95. http://pinterest.com/pin/357614026631857330/

    I’d love to own a slow cooker! This one looks so fun!

  96. Amanda Pladdys says:


    I pinned this post under “Awesome!”

  97. Amanda Pladdys says:


    Pinned the other post under “Awesome!”

  98. Tara Lynch says:

    Would love a new slow cooker!

  99. Tara Lynch says:
  100. Pinned!!

  101. Ok, here are the links to my pins of your posts :) I have pinned both in the same board. I hope I win! I so would LOVE a new slow cooker!!! Thanks!!! :)



  102. pinned thanks so much for the chance to win..

  103. Pinned it, thanks for the chance!

  104. Pinned the cookbook too. Looks great!

  105. Betty Sievert says:

    Love, love freezer cooking. As a nurse that worked 12 hour days, my family would have starved without my slo cooker and freezer meals. This new slo cooker has my name all over it!

  106. And this post!: http://pinterest.com/pin/15199717465540456/

    Thank you so much for running this giveaway! I’m attempting my first prep day on Thursday, but I have a very barebones slow cooker. I’d love one with some controls, like this one!!

  107. I pinned both and bought the new book as well. Love your stuff!

  108. M Sieburg says:
  109. M Sieburg says:

    Pinned your other post too. Loved your first cookbook and just downloaded the new one! Thank you for making my life easier! http://pinterest.com/pin/446700856760640213/

  110. It’s pinned :) I’m so excited!!! http://pinterest.com/pin/228487381068207588/

  111. Just found your site and LOVE IT! I pinned the post to my crockpot board as well :)

  112. Pinned to my wishlist. Would love this! http://pinterest.com/pin/187462403212452372/

  113. I pinned this post on pinterest! http://pinterest.com/pin/86975836526938893/

  114. I pinned your other post too! http://pinterest.com/pin/86975836526938892/

  115. Love the first cookbook! Need to plan a cooking weekend and stock up for the fall :) Pinned the contest and giveway on my pinterest

  116. Megan Curtis says:

    I pinned both!

    I loved your first freezer cookbook! Thanks for the giveaway!

  117. Kelly Lyman says:
  118. Elizabeth Dawson says:
  119. I pinned both the cookbook & slower cooker & all clad!

  120. I pinned both. Thank you! This slow cooker looks awesome!

  121. Homebirth Mama says:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/23925441743615862/ Gorgeous slow cooker! Thanks mama!

  122. Homebirth Mama says:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/23925441743615843/ Yummy recipes too. I have your Freezer to Slow Cooker Cookbook and my family loves your recipes. Thanks again!

  123. Does anyone know what the insert of the All Clad is coated with? The website says nonstick, but I can’t tell if it is teflon or not. Thanks.

  124. And the other one, for the actual slow-cooker giveaway! http://pinterest.com/pin/48343395973343135/ :)

  125. Meagen M. says:

    Pinned it!

    This would change the way I can prepare healthy meals for me and my family while I am in college!

  126. Laura Lott says:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/17099673558614509/ pinned to my board nourish :-)

  127. Pinned the giveaway. http://pinterest.com/pin/14918242488947386/

    Thank you!

  128. Meagen M. says:

    Pinned the second site too!



  129. Pinned the new cookbook too. http://pinterest.com/pin/14918242488947393/

    Thank you

  130. Laura Lott says:

    http://pinterest.com/pin/17099673558614527/ pinned onto my board nourish thanks!

  131. http://pinterest.com/pin/5136987048294252/
    Pinned! Love your website!

  132. Pinned under yum crockpot

  133. Asimina kaminis says:


    Pinned, genius I love your site, you are answers to my cooking problem!

  134. Jessica Nelson says:

    pinned! would LOVE to have one of these!!

  135. Melanie Hamel says:
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  138. Melissa Blevins says:

    PIIIIIINED! I would SOOOO love to win this slow cooker! (I already have your cookbook and love it!)


  139. Pinned to my crockpot board – http://pinterest.com/pin/392165080022991272/

  140. Janice Reeves says:
  141. Heather Pritchett says:

    Pinned (and bought!) the cookbook to my Yummy page:


  142. Heather Pritchett says:

    Second Pin to my Contests page! It’s so shiny!!!


  143. Rebecca Graham says:
  144. Looks fancy! Pinned!

  145. I pinned it under Favorite Recipes.

    • Stacey Bennett says:

      Hi Tina
      You are the winner. You will receive an email from us on how to claim your prize.

  146. Laura roddy says:
  147. Laura roddy says:
  148. Carrie F. says:

    All clad has a crock pot?!? Must be great quality!!
    Here’s my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/5207355792447631/

  149. Jennifer M. says:
  150. Kathleen Depre says:

    Pinned both but I don’t know how to link :(

  151. Kathleen Depre says:

    Kathleen Depre pinned the crock pot http://pinterest.com/pin/221802350371109263/

  152. Kathleen Depre says:

    Kathleen Depre also pinned the recipes! http://pinterest.com/pin/221802350371109326/

  153. Laura Whitlock says:
  154. I had no idea All Clad make a CrockPot (I guess technically a Slow Cooker since CrockPot is the competitor). I pinned this post here: http://pinterest.com/pin/86342517829293042/

  155. Monica Norwood says:
  156. Monica Norwood says:
  157. pinned it to my healthy eating board. I recently purchased one of your slow cooker e-cookbooks weatherman is calling for rain this weekend so I’m planning to chop and freeze….this weekend

  158. Molly Schaaf says:
  159. Hannah Forbus says:
  160. Kaci Willis says:

    Pinned both: I’d love to throw out my old hand-me down 20 year old slow cooker :)

  161. Pinned both! Here’s the first: http://pinterest.com/pin/245727723391863063/

  162. Just pinned! http://pinterest.com/pin/38843615509436819/
    You are a true inspiration for moms! Can’t wait to try the new recipes.

  163. Awesome contest. Thank you. Pinnned to my Recipes


  164. Michele Hood says:
  165. I would so love to win this slow cooker! I had a crappy one from target that was so terrible I got rid of it. Now that I have a baby, being able to cook all my meals for the week, freeze them, then cook them in a slow cooker would be so awesome! I hope I win! Here’s my pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/283093526549962586/

  166. pinned again!! plus I bought both books, can’t wait to get started this weekend! see ya later sloppy joes, tv dinners, and dominoes!


  167. Ashley Gosney says:
  168. Kara Hallis says:

    I pinned!!

    Hey, check out this pin on Pinterest: It’s here!  From Your Freezer To Your Family, Back To School Slow Cooker Freezer Recipes.  Only $4.99!  When you buy a copy now till August 15th, you also get a copy of Slow Cooker Tips & Tricks and an audio class about how to get started with this kind of freezer cooking.  #fromyourfreezertoyourfamily #slowcookerfreezerrecipes


  169. Amanda Cahill says:

    I pinned…but for some reason the link won’t copy. I pinned it under “crockpot cooking”

  170. I pinned it under ” makes my life easier” category!! Haha. Hope I win!!

  171. Christine says:

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