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Something to “Crock” About: National Slow Cooking Month

January is National Slow Cooking Month and Libby’s® Fruits and Vegetables wants to help you make more meals at home this month! This month serves as a great reminder to get back to enjoying the benefits of a home-cooked meal. Making simple meals from scratch can be an easy solution to our busy lifestyles – no matter the occasion.

Perfect for party-planning or everyday family meals, when you plan ahead using a slow cooker, you can save time, money and encourage your family to come together at the table.

We’d be willing to bet that you probably have a slow cooker lying around somewhere in your house. But you might wonder why this piece of machinery has a whole month dedicated to it. Well, there are numerous benefits to using a slow cooker – and experts suggest:

  • They use less electricity than an oven and can be used year-round.
  • They help tenderize less-expensive cuts of meat.
  • They are made for convenience. They allow for one-step preparation; putting all the ingredients in the slow cooker saves time and makes cleanup easy.
  • They can cook a variety of foods, including soups, stews, side dishes, main dishes, meats, poultry, and desserts.

Libby’s® products pair perfectly with National Slow Cooker Month! Transform pantry staples into flavorful slow cooked wonders that are easy to create and sure to please everyone. 

To help you celebrate National Slow Cooker Month, we rounded up some of our favorite slow cooker recipes. If you’ve never made these before – even better! Let your slow cooker skills shine.


Herbed Chicken and Veggies made with Libby’s® Sliced Carrots and Libby’s® Sweet Peas

Winner, winner – slow cooker chicken dinner!

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Spicy Buffalo Chicken Stew made with Libby’s® Whole Kernel Sweet Corn and Libby’s® Sliced Carrots

One-stop buffalo chicken goodness.

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Spiced Pear Bread Pudding made with Libby’s® Pear Slices (In Heavy Syrup)

Who said slow cookers are just for savory meals – here’s a sweet slow cooker surprise.

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For more recipe ideas and inspiration, check out Libby’s® Recipe Box and Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages.