Stephanie O’Dea is the slow cooking queen. She’s also a New York Times best selling author, award-winning blogger, and mom of three little ones. She loves figuring out short cuts to make life easier and her websites and books have reached more than 12 million people. In 2008 she made a New Year’s resolution to use her Crock-Pot slow cooker everyday for a year and then blog about it (we think of Julie and Julia). The best part is that you can try these recipes yourself! Below are her recipes for August – click here for a full year of tasty fun!