It’s Slow Cooker Week here on Small Kitchen College!
All week long, we’re teaming up with Kelsey Banfield, aka The Naptime Chef, and of course Big Girls, Small Kitchen to bring you the first ever Slow Cooker Challenge. You might ask: what do college cooks and moms like Kelsey have in common? Answer: they’re BUSY.
We here at SKC and BGSK are big believers in the power of the slow cooker. Whether you’re making a comforting stew on Monday to last the whole week, or creating a flavorful base for a creative cocktail, the slow cooker lets you cook while you attend class, attend to your children, and deal with life outside the kitchen (even if that kitchen is actually a dorm room).
We’ll be partnering with Big Kitchen and offering up two great slow cookers, one on each of our sites! See below for how to take home this awesome Delonghi model, and make sure to visit The Naptime Chef for another chance to win a stylish Breville slow cooker.
More importantly, we’ll be joined by an all-star list of bloggers and food sites who will be sharing in the slow cookin’ fun and posting recipes, tips, and tricks throughout the week. To get in on the action, simply post about the challenge and feature a slow cooker recipe on your own site and shoot us the link. We’ll add you to the growing list below! Also, make sure to check out our Slow Cooker Pinterest board and Kelsey’s where we’ll be pinning all the great recipes!
Don’t own a slow cooker? Not to worry! This week is really about celebrating one-pot, hands-off recipes, whether they’re safely cooking in your Crock Pot, or slowly braising in the oven.
On Wednesday, January 18th from 12pm – 1pm, we’ll be hosting a live twitter chat along with Food52, The Daily Meal, Punchfork, Fine Cooking, Foodily, Gojee, OXO Good Grips and more. We’ll be using hash tag #slowcooker. Tune in to talk all things slow cookin’! During the Twitter event and throughout the day we’ll be offering a bonus giveaway of amazing OXO Good Grip tools that are essential for slow-cooking valued at over $150!
On Thursday, January 19th we’ll be slow-cookin’ all day on Facebook you can enter to win a second prize-pack of OXO Good Grips kitchen tools by uploading photographs of your slow-cooked meals to The Naptime Chef or Small Kitchen College fanpage.
To enter the SKC Slow Cooker Challenge Giveaway, you must:
**If you don’t have facebook, notify us in the comments section and that requirement will be waved.
The contest runs from Monday January 16th at 7:00am through Saturday January 21st at 7:00pm. Winner will be announced Sunday January 22nd at 7:00am ET.
Disclosure: This gift was generously donated by the kind people at BigKitchen.com.
Tune in throughout the week as we update our list of participating websites below with all of their wonderful slow cooked recipes!
—Cara, Phoebe, Lily, and the Small Kitchen College Team
Families in the Loop
Food for my Family
Laura’s Best Recipes