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Cook More this Year -- 28 Easy Crock Pot Recipes for Busy Lives

2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for yourself at home in 2015.
01/04/2015 02:59pm ET | Updated March 6, 2015
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2015 is here and resolutions are flying right and left. Lose weight, save money, get fit. All are lofty yet understandable goals. Unfortunately, many won't last past the first half of January. Instead of joining the fray, why not make a goal that you can actually stick to? Decide to cook more for yourself at home in 2015.

What makes this a great goal? Well, it is completely doable for starters. Also, eating at home is both healthier and less expensive than eating out so it will help you achieve some other goals you might have.

I can hear you thinking "But... cooking takes so much time and effort!" Well, I am here to tell you that it doesn't have to. Your crock pot is your friend. Don't have one? They are cheap and you can find them at any big box store like WalMart or Target. A crock pot will allow you to prep your dinner in the morning, set it and forget it. When you arrive home, your dinner will be ready for the table. Easy peasy no matter how busy you are.

Also, contrary to what you may have heard, food cooked in the crock pot can be delicious. I have gathered almost a months worth of recipes that use the crock pot. From soups to sandwiches to tacos, it's all covered. Flip through and I guarantee something will strike your fancy. Make sure to click through to the recipe (link is in the description on each slide) and save or pin for later. Thank you to all the wonderful bloggers that allowed me to use their recipes in this roundup (all images were used with permission).

Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Stew
Bacon Wrapped, Cream Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breasts
Pinto Bean Bonanza
Cabbage Roll Soup
Coconut Red Curry Pork Tenderloin
Greek Turkey Pita Sandwiches
Crockpot Chili
Ranch Chicken Tacos
Split Pea and Ham Soup
Beef Dip Sandwiches
Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches
Chicken Taco Soup
Ginger Orange Beef
Mango Chicken with Mango Salsa
Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs
Tangy Hawaiian Meatballs
Vodka Cream Sauce
Vegetable Lasagna
Balsamic Maple Glazed Ham
Brazilian Curry Chicken
Slow Cooker Cacciatore
Chicken and Bean Tostadas
Lime Teriyaki Carne Deshilachada y Arroz
Slow Cooker Turkey and Stuffing Dinner
Creamy Ranch Pork Chops
Beef Stroganoff

You can also find all of my great recipes over at my blog Merry About Town.