About me

Welcome to The Magical Slow Cooker where I share all my favorite slow cooker recipes. I started this recipe site in January 2013. The first recipes that inspired this website are Slow Cooker Baby Back Ribs and Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup.

I really can’t explain what made me start this blog. I do remember realizing that the only thing that would make me jump out of bed were the days I had a new slow cooker meal planned.

I was a mail carrier for ten years, and that job was the main reason I needed slow cooker meals! However, I am now working on recipe development full time, and my love for slow cooking is still there even though I don’t work away from home anymore.

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I live in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. I make about three or four slow cooker meals a week. On the other days, we either dine out or I make super easy meals.


What is your favorite slow cooker?

I love Crock-Pot Brand! It cooks evenly and looks great left out on the counter all year round. I buy most of my crock pots at Target.

How many crock pots do you own?

It varies, I buy many throughout the year and often give away ones I don’t have room for. I have about 30 crock pots at this very moment.

Do you ever make anything for dinner that isn’t in the slow cooker?

Yes! I do love oven casseroles, easy skillet meals, and most of all I love takeout. I use my slow cooker about 3-4 nights a week.

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My other Recipe Website:

I have another recipe website that has everything I make that is not made in the slow cooker, that site is called Retro Potluck. The Retro has recipes from retro cookbooks, handwritten recipe cards and my newest creations. My top recipes there are Butterfinger Cookies and Bisquick Cheddar Garlic Biscuits.

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Sarah – The Magical Slow Cooker

PO BOX 70586

Springfield, OR 97475

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