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A Reason to Make Turkey Outside of Thanksgiving
If cooking turkey is a once-a-year event for you, consider this: Cooking it in a slow cooker makes for a way less stressful endeavor. Plus, a three-pound breast feeds four to six people, and fits in a six-quart slow cooker (the average size for these appliances). And if you're worried that the meat will dry out over the course of the four- to five-hour cook time, fear not: This recipe has you slide a simple herb-and-butter mixture under the skin before cooking (it's a snap to do), so the meat stays moist and gets an extra boost of flavor.

Get the recipe: Herbed Turkey Breast