About Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Michael Smith is a chef and the author of nearly a dozen cookbooks, including his most recent title, Make Ahead Meals. He’s also the host of Chef Michael’s Kitchen, Chef at Home, and Chef Abroad on Food Network, and is a judge on Chopped Canada. Smith lives on Prince Edward Island with his wife, Chastity, and their children, Gabe, Ariella, and Camille. @chefmichaelsmith

Two bowls of slow cooker applesauce with two spoons nearby.

Slow Cooker Applesauce

This recipe is gonna change your mind about store-bought applesauce. And not just because it lets you use your slow cooker and walk away. Wait’ll you taste it.

A white bowl filled with slow cooker split pea soup on a napkin.

Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup

This bowl of comfort features all the hearty, stick-to-your-ribs goodness of traditional split pea soup with the added benefit of tossing everything in the slow cooker and walking away.