We get it. You hear “slow cooker” and think, Come on, I know how to use a pot. Well, it’s time to revisit your just-out-of-college days, because these crowd-pleasers might just be the dose of easy your hectic life is craving. All you do? Throw in the ingredients, then go be productive (or not) for six to eight hours. Seriously, it’s that simple.

Slow Cooker Recipe

First steamy recipe on our list? Slow Cooker Chicken and Wild Rice Soup from the blog Two Peas and Their Pod. “The soup has onion, garlic, carrots, celery, chicken, wild rice, broth, thyme, and parsley,” writes blogger Maria. “It’s healthy, comforting, and delicious.”

Your Cup Noodles days may be in the past, but keep one of these feast masters in the pantry. You’ll thank us later.

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By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 2, 2014