If you're grilling outside this summer, take advantage of the slow cooker to make your side dishes—it's an effortless way to add extra vegetables and fiber in your meal, and it won't heat your kitchen the way the stovetop or oven will.
A hundred million years ago (or before we had kids, I forget) Adam and I went out to dinner at a really fancy restaurant. When our meal arrived, we each had two blood-red, mounding blobs at the corner of our plates. "What are those?" he whispered. "I think...Full Story