Busy Mom’s Cooking Hacks: Super Simple Slow Cooker Recipes For ‘Cheatster’ Dinner

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If you are celebrating Easter this year, I hate to break it to you, but you are so two thousand and late. Nowadays, all busy moms celebrate a little something called Cheatsterâ„¢, which means that you use your crock pot on the sly to create amazingly delicious dishes that your family will think you spent hours slaving away on.

Hopefully, you have some kind of secret space in your kitchen where you can work your slow cooker magic. If you don’t, you’re probably going to have to drag your slow cooker out to the garage so you can pretend you’re using the oven for hours. Tell your family to go to sunrise service and get out of your face. When they come home, Cheatster dinner will be ready for all—emphasis on the cheat.

My mouth is watering just thinking about it. And the beauty of Cheatster crock pot cooking is that it really is so easy. I’ve made the task at hand even easier for you by breaking down your elaborate Easter meal into five separate dishes. Follow this awesome Cheatster menu and all of your annoying, stupid relatives will be eating out of your hand:

1. APPETIZER: Slow Cooker Brie With Pecans And Cranberries

You can start your Easter menu off with a bang with a super-easy-disguised-as-super-fancy-recipe. I always make brie for family gatherings and spend the rest of the day basking in the compliments.



2. MAIN DISH: Crock Pot Green Eggs And Ham

A perfect dish for the kiddies—or to freak out your extended family.


3. MAIN DISH: Easy Slow Cooker Maple Ham

And the pièce de résistance… Your Cheatster wouldn’t be complete without a mouth-wateringly delicious brown sugar maple ham in your crock pot. If you’ve got five hours to kill, you’ve got time to make this deeesh.


4. SIDE DISH: Slow Cooker Hash Brown Casserole Recipe

Trust me when I say that your delicious ham will be pathetic without this easy-peasy hash brown recipe.


5. DESSERT: Slow Cooker Carrot Cake

I’m no baker, but I know I can pull this off. I will be binge-eating this cake this Easter.


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