Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012


Sometimes I get questions regarding slow cooking, temperatures, and food safety.  First let me say I have never heard of anyone getting sick from food cooked in a slow cooker.  I'm sure someone somewhere has; people get sick all the time from improperly prepared foods.  The fact is, cooking in a crockpot and/or slow cooker is perfectly safe.

The United States Department of Agriculture guidelines say that bacteria in food is killed at a temperature of 165 degrees.  Meats cooked in a slow cooker/crockpot reach an internal temperature of 170 degrees in beef and as high as 190 degrees in poultry.

If you follow the cooker and/or recipe guidelines and keep the lid on during cooking, your food is perfectly safe!

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