We often think of a slow cooker as an appliance to be enjoyed in the winter months, and it often becomes neglected when summer rolls around. If you think about it though, the slow cooker was made for summer living. Not only do you avoid too much heat in the kitchen from keeping the oven off, but you also can set it and forget it to enjoy summer days as they were intended — outside enjoying the sunshine. Clean-up is a breeze and can be made even simpler with slow cooker liners. Here are three of my favorite summer slow cooker recipes that will make you see your slow cooker in a whole new light this season!