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Refresh your slow cooker repertoire!

What goes better with busy schedules and cooler days than a nourishing meal that practically cooks itself? Fall is the perfect season for falling in love with your slow cooker all over again, and with Nicki Sizemore’s newest cookbook, you’ll find 70 flavorful reasons to start fresh. Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker offers a whole new approach to slow cooking, focusing less on bland, canned ingredients and amping up freshness and flavor. Go beyond classic chili and use your slow cooker to make Fajita Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Greens & Cheese Lasagne, and Tamari-Ginger–Glazed Salmon. International dishes abound, and there are delicious breakfast options, too — both sweet and savory. But you don’t have to take our word for it! When you enter our Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker Sweepstakes, you could win a copy of Nicki’s book along with a KitchenAid® slow cooker, and discover for yourself a refreshing collection recipes bound to become fast favorites.

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Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker

by Nicki Sizemore

Countless home cooks remain loyal users of their slow cookers for preparing satisfying, low-maintenance meals. But the tried-and-true slow cooker recipe repertoire is about to change, with author Nicki Sizemore’s fresh spin on slow-cooked meals.

Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker is filled with slow-simmered main dishes, plus 35 recipes for sauces and sides, that replace canned ingredients with fresh vegetables, boost flavor with aromatic herbs and spices, and feature a tantalizing array of global tastes in dishes that span the menu. Overnight Pumpkin-Brown Rice Pudding with crunchy pecans is a wholesome, hands-off breakfast treat, Thai Curried Chicken with Rice Noodles gets a spicy kick from curry broth, and Shredded Mole Beef Tacos are accented with the sweet heat of Quick Pickled Jalapeños. Whether you’re feeding a family or entertaining a crowd, each recipe highlights prep work that can be knocked out days in advance, making serving meals worthy of every occasion easy and delicious.

Nicki Sizemore is the author of Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker and Build-a-Bowl and the creator of, which features recipes that can be made from scratch in under an hour. In addition to hosting classes and shows online for NBCU’s, she is a recipe developer for Fine Cooking, Parents, and All Recipes Magazine. Sizemore has a Grand Diploma in Culinary Arts from the International Culinary Center and lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and two daughters.

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Photo © Philip Ficks, excerpted from Fresh Flavors for the Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Overnight Pumpkin–Brown Rice Pudding

Start your slow cooker the night before, and wake up to a satisfying breakfast of creamy brown rice and warming spices, with a hint of sweetness and crunch.