the crockpot will appear!
Eric and I have been married for 12.5 years and have had our crockpot for that same length of time. In all of those years, I think I used it twice before last year.
This year, I've used it repeatedly for all kinds of yummy things from peach jam, pumpkin butter, and cranberry-apple compote to chili and beef stew. Right now, I've got braised short ribs cooking in it and filling the house with its mouthwatering scent.
Out of all the kitchen gadgets we have and use, I still can't get over the fact that I ignored this one for so long! Forgive me, Slow Cooker of Yumminess!