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Can I use a 4 quart crock pot instead of a 6 quart?

For a recipe that calls for a 6 quart crock pot, can I use a four quart crock pot? Should I only use 2/3 of each ingredient?
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How would I quickly defrost chicken if it's going to be cooked in a crock pot?

I've read that it is O.K. to defrost chicken via the microwave or in a sink of cold water, but only if you're planning to cook the chicken right away. (How to quickly and safely defrost chicken?) I'm ...
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Is it safe to make chicken stock, forgot to turn crock pot on!

I cooked a whole chicken in the crockpot today and then put all of the veggies/herbs in to make stock from the bones. I just realized I forgot to turn it on for the stock and it's 5.5 hours later. Is ...
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Another crockpot error

I accidentally set my crockpot, with raw chicken and broth, on warm for a little less than one hour. I read answers to a similar question, but since this is chicken and only for 1 hour, I thought I'd ...
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Is pork ok if seared and left in crockpot 1hr before turning on?

I seared a 6 lb pork roast, put it in crockpot, then forgot to turn it on for about an hour. Then turned on low and will cook 8hrs. Is it ok?
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Forgot to turn crockpot on [duplicate]

I put frozen chicken in crockpot on low. Checked it four hours later and noticed I forgot to plug in the crockpot. I turned crockpot on high and plugged in. Is this okay? I am making chicken ...
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Whoops- put turkey chili in the crockpot on warm all day. Is it safe once cooked? [duplicate]

I just called home & hubby said the chili was still raw when he got home . He turned it up to high and is making something else for tonights dinner. He did not put in thermometer before turning ...
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Vintage West Bend Slow Cooker and center cut chops

I purchased an unused vintage west bend slow cooker, which I am assuming is the same thing as a crock pot? and want to cook 3 center cut chops in it. I never have luck cooking chops in any method so ...
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Help with the temp on my crock pot

My Rival Crock Pot doesn't have a high / low (word wise) setting, it only shows me one line or two. I've misplaced my manual and can't for the life of me remember which is high and which is low......
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Food Safety on Meat in crock pot [duplicate]

Ok so this evening close to 12 i put a pork butt in my crock pot. I returned to check on it about 6:30 it was unplugged. Around 3 either my husband or his dad unplugged the crock pot. So as soon as i ...
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Forgot to Turn on Crock Pot [duplicate]

I put a frozen beef roast (about 2 lbs) in the crockpot with some sherry and onions, but forgot to turn the crock pot on. The lid was on, and when I got home about 6 hours later the roast was still ...
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Adapting a large crock pot recipe to a smaller crock pot [duplicate]

I've found similar questions, but they have all be very generic. I'm curious about a specific recipe, http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sandra-lee/smothered-meatloaf-recipe.html It calls for a 5-qt ...
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Can I substitute peppercorn marinade for peppercorn sauce mix in a recipe?

The recipe is for crockpot turkey, with turkey breast, merlot, onions, cranberry sauce and 1 oz knorr peppercorn sauce mix. I used 1oz peppercorn marinade mix. Will it ruin it?
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How long should I cook a 10lb chuck roast on low in the crock pot? [duplicate]

How long do I cook a 10 lb chuck roast in my crock pot?