Today's (2/25/09) Food Section in the Los Angeles Times
has an extensive article on slow cookers, including tests and reviews of several models and a recipes for what looks to be a great lamb dish, a pork dish, and a bread pudding, all prepared in a slow cooker.
Here are the links:
RECIPE: LAMB TAGINE
RECIPE: CUBAN-STYLE PORK SHOULDER
RECIPE: WHITE-CHOCOLATE BREAD PUDDING