Join award-winning food writer and cookbook author Michele Scicolone as she teaches you the slow-cooker tips and tricks you need to enjoy delicious meals for years to come. Get the best results from your slow cooker, whether you're cooking beef, chicken, lamb, pork, grains or potatoes! Find out when to brown your meat, how to layer ingredients in the cooker and how to avoid common pitfalls such as one-note dishes or mushy textures. Along the way, get Michele's award-winning recipes for tender pot roast, Peking chicken, pulled pork, lamb shanks with lentils, creamy polenta and more. Plus, discover new ways to use your slow-cooker (think eggs and even dessert!) for dishes that satisfy and impress.