There's been a quick (and fortunately positive...) response to my first crockpot post, so I'll follow up right away with some helpful resources for recipes, advice and crockpot product information. It's going to be a real crock-o-rama here today.
Of course anybody can type "crockpot" into a search bar on Yahoo or Google and see what turns up. But I've done my best to filter out any substandard sites where the recipes suck, or are too complicated, or whatever. Thus the sites I've listed below are ones that I've personally found particularly useful. If anybody has a site they'd like me to consider, please drop me a note in the comments section below.
List of Crockpot Resources:
1) Vegan recipes for the crockpot. The borscht looks particularly good by the way.
2) Here's a general crockpot recipe site that has a lot of promise, although let me apologize in advance for the rapid-blink banner ads. Two particular standout recipes here are the Garlic Lime Chicken and the Kona Chicken. Both are easy as heck and have a creative mix of ingredients. You can easily tell both are worth cooking.
3) CookingCache.com has an enormous (and I mean enormous) list of crockpot recipes... enough here for all possible tastes. But please don't make lasagna in your crockpot. That's just not right. The Cajun Red Beans and Rice has a lot of potential.
4) There are several very good recipes at Chefs.com. Search for "slow cooker" under Recipes. The Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage is a must-try.
5) If you type "crockpot" into the search bars of Yahoo or Google, this site from About.com comes up near the top. Despite this, it's still incredibly useful. :) You'll find an enormous list of recipes, a list of recommended cookbooks for slow cookers, advice on adapting recipes for crockpot use, and lots of other useful advice, tips and FAQs on crockpots. There's even a "weekly recipe-in-an-email" option in there!
6) Here's a chicken cacciatore recipe that stood out from the pack.
7) Here’s an amazing pork tenderloin recipe, literally. Mmmmm.... pork tenderloin. A big self-conscious apology to any vegetarian or non-pork eating readers! This recipe is easy, fast and amazing-sounding. A keeper.
8) Finally, I found it particularly helpful to search on del.icio.us using the tag "crockpot"--the sites that turn up are for the most part excellent.
Enjoy! And remember, sometimes life can be a crock!