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Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker

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Pros: Good resource for methods used in slow cooker cooking

Cons: Lack of imagination and variety; main dishes high in sodium and fat

If you love "cream of anything" soup, you'll love this book. I've been a busy, working woman (I'm now retired) who used her crockpot fairly often. I thumbed through this book before buying it, more eager for solutions to the "what's for dinner?" dilemma than for haute cuisine. I got it, but at a price.

 

I cook mostly beef and some pork in my slow cooker, so my focus is mostly on those recipes. Most call for one or more cans of cream of something or other soup (mushroom, golden mushroom and celery being the most popular) and perhaps some onion, celery or carrots. A few call for herbs, mostly dried ones. After cream of something soup, bottled barbecue sauce appears to be the next most popular flavor ingredient. The limited range of flavors is woeful, but the amount of sodium delivered by each serving of these recipes is enough to transform a filet of cod into baccalao.

 

I've learned a few things about methods for preparing ingredients for slow cooking, but that's about all I've learned from this book.

 

If you're looking to change your cooking and eating habits to reflect lower levels of fat, salt and sugar; this book is no help. If you comb through the book, you may find something suitable for you and your family. I've given up on this as a source for slow cooker recipes.

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Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker
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Who's hungry? EVERYONE. Who has time to cook? NO ONE. Dig out the slow cooker. Add a second and a third if you wish. Fill one with main-dish fixins and the others with go-alongs. Do it in the morning--or between work and after-school events. Come home to richly-flavored, ready-to-serve food. Slow cookers are having a comeback. With good reason. They are friends on a day of running errands. They allow easy entertaining with no last-minute preparation. And vegetarians won't find a better way to work with dried beans. Slow cookers are gentle with the food budget--less expensive ingredients flourish in their slow, moist heat. Fix-It and Forget-It offers the range of recipes slow cookers do well: Appetizers and Snacks, Soups and Stews, Main Dishes (with and without meat), Vegetables and Go-Alongs, Desserts and Beverages. Bring an element of simplicity--and quality--to your pressured life! Let your slow cooker work for you.

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AuthorDawn J Ranck
BindingPaperback
Dewey Decimal Number641.5884
EAN9781561483174
ISBN1561483176
LabelGood Books
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$13.95
ManufacturerGood Books
Number Of Items1
Number Of Pages284
Product GroupBook
Product Type NameABIS_BOOK
Publication Date2001-01-01
PublisherGood Books
StudioGood Books
TitleFix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: Feasting with Your Slow Cooker
FeatureNotes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.
UPC732417031765
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