25 Summer Slow Cooker Recipes That Require Hardly Any Hands-On Time
Your slow cooker isn’t just for winter soups and stews. Turn to these creative summer slow cooker recipes for a seasonal dish that won’t heat up your entire kitchen like your oven might. Our best summer slow cooker meals and desserts ahead include picnic-perfect chicken sandwiches, saucy barbecue, plus fresh twists on classic warm-weather desserts like s’mores.
The name of this French dessert means “floating island.” It consists of soft meringue islands set afloat on a sea of the pourable vanilla custard called crème anglaise. Traditionally it is garnished with caramel sauce and praline power. Here the dessert is flavored with cardamom and rose water instead, drizzled with cherry syrup and topped with pistachios. (Photo: Karsten Moran for The New York Times)