How a slow cooker can be a college kid’s go-to appliance

Forget the hot plate, microwave, George Foreman grill, and even pots and pans. The humble slow cooker is all college students need to pack this fall to stay well-fed. “Think about the slow cooker as an all-in-one cooking center,” writes Bruce Weinstein in an email. He is co-author with Mark Scarbrough of 2014’s “The Great American…