There’s seriously nothing better coming home to the sweet smell of dinner waiting for you. No, you don’t have to hire a butler to make this a reality. We’re talking crock pots, the ultimate kitchen appliance when it comes to stress-free meals. If you can chop an onion and open a few cans, you can make a delicious meal without breaking a sweat. Dust off your crock pot and give your oven a rest with these 14 easy summer recipes.


1. Garlic Honey Teriyaki Wings: All you have to do is whip together a quick teriyaki sauce, and in four hours, you’ll be feasting on fall-off-the-bone goodness. Get those napkins ready. (via The Housewife in Training Files)


2. Peach BBQ Pork Sliders With Apple Slaw: A jar of peach salsa and a bag of cole slaw help cut down on the prep time, but won’t compromise the sweet and tangy flavor of your dish. (via Eat at Home Cooks)


3. Low Country Boil: Take a trip to the south without ever having to pack a single bag. (via Family Fresh Meals)


4. Quinoa and Vegetables: Here’s a great side dish for a group, or a satisfying vegetarian meal. Either way, second helpings are inevitable. (via Moms With Crock Pots)


5. Coconut Lime Chicken: Simmered all day and then popped under the broiler for a quick crisp, this chicken has the flavors of summer in every bite. (via Crock Pot Gourmet)


6. Hawaiian Pork Fajitas With Coconut Rice: The ingredient list may look intimidating, but the end result is totally worth it — scout’s honor. (via Half Baked Harvest)


7. Honey-Glazed Carrots: Four simple ingredients and three hours are all you need for the best carrots you’ve ever eaten. (via Eat at Home Cooks)


8. Chicken Adobo: Chicken thighs and a honey soy sauce glaze seal in the flavor and keep you coming back for more. Serve over rice and pat yourself on the back for being such a cooking whiz. (via Pinch of Yum)


9. Pineapple Meatballs: The perfect appetizer, these sweet and spicy meatballs will set the bar high for the rest of the meal. (via Cooking and Beer)


10. Citrus Fajita Chicken: Serve it over rice, in tortillas, on top of a salad or on its own — there’s no wrong way to eat this chicken. (via Carl’s Bad Cravings)


11. Lemon Orange Salmon: This salmon recipe comes together in less than two hours, which is a good thing — once you smell the citrus white wine sauce, you won’t be able to wait another second. (via Clean Cuisine and More)


12. Slow Cooker Salsa: One taste of this scrumptious concoction and you’ll never go back to store-bought salsa again. (via The Magical Slow Cooker)


13. Margarita Chicken Dip: Store-bought rotisserie chicken makes this creamy dip a cinch to put together. After setting it out, you better hurry up and have a taste, because it will be gone quickly. (via Dip Recipe Creations)


14. Blueberry Butter: Crock pots are not just for veggies and shredded meat. This blueberry butter will have you craving breakfast all day long. (via 52 Kitchen Adventures)

Which recipe are you going to try first? Dish it out below!