Thursday, February 5, 2009

Fabulous New Slow Cooker Book and Recipes

I have managed, once again, to get really backlogged on cookbook reviews for but the other day a new slow cooker book came in. Since I know so many of you like using the slow cooker, I jumped Slow and Easy: Fast-Fix Recipes for Your Electric Slow Cooker to the front of the line.

Slow cooker fans will surely enjoy this new HUGE collection of “set-it-and-forget-it” slow cooker recipes. What could be easier than putting a few ingredients in the slow cooker, going about your day, and coming home to hot home cooked meals?

While there are tons of slow cooker books on the market today, this is definitely one of the better ones. All too often slow cooker books resort to the “dump in a can of cream-of-something-soup" syndrome. Not so here. While all of author Natalie Haughton’s recipes are easy enough for even absolute beginner cooks to prepare, they use real wholesome ingredients.

I also like that Haughton acknowledges the benefits AND limitations of the appliance. Just because you can cook something in slow cooker doesn’t mean you should -- a fact many other slow cooker cookbook authors have a tendency to ignore. She also pays attention to the details, including which recipes are OK to be left on the heat for extra time, and which might need closer monitoring.

You’ll get over 250 slow cooker recipes in this volume that celebrate the best of what slow cooker can do for foods, and what more could you ask for in slow cooker cookbook?

Chapters include: Celebrating a New Way to Cook; Appetizers, Dips, and Drinks; Soups and Chowders; Pasta and Pasta Sauces; Chicken, Turkey and Seafood; Beef, Pork and Lamb; One-Pot Meals; Vegetables, grains, and Side Dishes; Breakfast and Brunch; Preserves, Chutneys and Salsas; Great Slow Cooker Desserts.

Sample Recipes from Slow and Easy: Fast-Fix Recipes for Your Slow Cooker

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't use my crock pot nearly as much as I should! Thanks for sharing!

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