Blenders and toaster ovens are great, but our favorite kitchen appliance has to be the slow cooker. A weeknight lifesaver, it’s the best way to get a healthy and delicious meal on the table without spending hours hunched over the stove. But it’s not just for beef stew, either—click through the slideshow below to see all the possibilities.

Apple and Maple Pulled Pork

While the first things that pops to mind when we say, maple syrup is likely pancakes, waffles and french toast, food blogger, Jen of How to: Simplify thought, pulled pork. She uses maple syrup in this recipe that'll soon make you think of maple syrup in a whole new light. For the full recipe, hop over to How to: Simplify by clicking here.

photo: How to: Simplify

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What is your #1 favorite crock pot recipe? Share the love and let us know in the comment section below!

— Erin Lem