The slow cooker is our not-so-secret weapon in the kitchen. Hands-off cooking, one-dish cleanup and a set-it-and-forget-it approach to making our favorite recipes are just a few of the reasons why we always find an excuse to use our slow cookers from a.m. to p.m. all year 'round! Slow-Cooker Peas-and-Greens Soup with Turkey Sausage. ... From fall to winter, this slow-cooker stew will keep you warm. ... Apple Butter-Glazed Turkey is as easy as slow cooker recipes come. All you have to do is pile in all the ingredients and let the machine work its magic.