A close friend gave me a Crock-Pot as a wedding gift. She’s a busy mother of four and said it was her secret weapon. The slow cooker sat in storage for at least a year before I attempted to use it. For someone with little cooking experience, it looked scary! Little did I know it would become a lifeline to creating healthy, fresh meals for the entire family. It’s put to good use at least three times a week for everything from rotisserie chicken to soups.