If you've got a slow cooker, there's a good chance it's been sitting there gathering dust in your kitchen cupboard.
Now, however, is the time to change that.
Why? Because the slow cooker has magic powers; including the ability to make ANY aul' eejit seem like an dab hand in the kitchen – without using any sauces, jars or other cheats.
Here are seven astonishingly simple recipes to get you started.
1. Slow cooker Korean beef
The Koreans sure know how to get the best flavours out of anything – and this beef will melt in your mouth it's so good.
2. Slow cooker chicken and corn chowder
We think of chowder as complicated and bitty and a pain in the arse – but this could not be easier.
3. Crockpot turkey breast
It ain't just for Christmas, y'know. And as we explain here, this can be made using fillets as well.
4. Slow cooker cashew chicken
Because chicken and cashews are a match made in heaven.
5. Slow cooker chicken enchiladas
A bit more effort here, with a little prep to do once the filling is finished. But these flavours will put those ready-made kits to shame.
6. Slow cooker creamy coriander and lime chicken
Speaking of flavours that go well together...
7. And for dessert... crockpot pecan pie
Ooh, didn't see that one coming, did you?