New recipes offer easy, delicious dishes cooked ‘low and slow’

Among the many joys of fall is the desire to return to slow cooking in the kitchen.

Almost nothing’s better than throwing together ingredients before leaving for work and coming home to the fragrance of a home-cooked dinner ready for plating.

Lately there’s been a harvest of new slow-cooker cookbooks offering innovative and updated recipes for main dishes, snacks, drinks and desserts. We’ve been testing recipes from the books that have crossed our desk recently. Here’s a closer look at some of our favorites.

The Mediterranean Slow Cooker by Michele Scicolone

Slow Cooker Revolution Volume 2: The Easy-Prep Edition

Fix-It and Forget-It: New Cookbook by Phyllis Good

365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O’Dea Reynolds Slow Cooker Liner.

The Southern Slow Cooker by Kendra Bailey Morris