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.

A bowl 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.

  • 15 M
  • 6 H, 15 M
  • 4
A white bowl filled with split pea soup, set on a linen 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.

  • 50 M
  • 10 H, 50 M
  • 12
Baked potato, cut in half and stuffed with Cheddar cheese, bacon bits, sour cream, and chives

Bacon-Cheddar Twice Baked Potatoes

Think of these as an easy mashed potatoes casserole loaded with bacon, Cheddar, and sour cream. Talk about awesome game day grub.

  • Quick Glance
  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0