The Mrs. and I got a nice slow cooker as one of our wedding gifts. It was sitting in a box for a while until Rahul convinced me to open it up and give it a shot. The Mrs. loves pasta and I wanted to try a slow cooker so I found a recipe that combined both. At first I was a little skeptical, raw pasta in a slow cooker? But it turned out well and produced a lot of leftovers. Give it a shot and let me know what you think.