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Friday, May 21, 2010

Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: 700 Great Slow Cooker Recipes

Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook: 700 Great Slow Cooker Recipes 
Author: Phyllis Pellman Good
Source: FSB Media
* I received this book free of charge in exchange for an honest review*
  • Paperback: 283 pages
  • Publisher: Good Books; Rev Upd edition (May 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 156148685X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1561486854
SYNOPSIS:

A cookbook featuring over 700 great slow cooker recipes by author Phyllis Pellman Good.

MY THOUGHTS:

I am not a chef. I admit it. If it is a recipe that calls for tons of fancy ingredients and tons of time, then I forget it. I would rather it be a recipe that I can throw together quickly and with little effort. We live where it is hot as well, so I don't like staying in a hot kitchen for hours to cook one meal.  When I received this book, I was curious to know if it was going to be a cookbook that would help me with my dilemma.  

Surprisingly, it did help!  There are tons of recipes in this book that even a beginner on a low budget can do with little effort.  Now granted, it does require you to have a slow cooker, and it does ask for certain things such as certain kinds of soups, yet you could always substitute the ingredients to your own liking.  There were a few that I have already made with my slow cooker in the past, so I know these recipes are reliable and great!

Here is just a sample of the recipes you will find in the book:

Pizza Fondue, BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Chili, Chicken Soup, Spiced Coffee, Hot Fruit Punch, Gingerbread, Lemon Bread and Pot Roasts!

I was amazed at some of the things you can actually cook in a slow cooker.  For instance, I didn't even know you could cook bread in a slow cooker!  It also gives a list of substitutions, conversions, and hints on how to use your slow cooker better. I loved this cookbook and it makes it easy to just fix it and forget it!

MY RATING:

Outstanding Book That Will Stay On My Bookshelf
For Rereading! 5 STARS

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7 Comments:

Blogger Laurie (BittenbyParanormalRomance) said...

Great review. I really like this cookbook too.

May 21, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Mary (Bookfan) said...

I've read all great reviews for this cookbook. It's on my buy list!

May 21, 2010 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I loved this book! It has many useful recipes :)

May 21, 2010 at 9:01 AM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I didn't know you could cook bread in a slow cooker either! Sounds like a great book.

May 21, 2010 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Zia said...

Sounds like my kind of cookbook!

May 21, 2010 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Christy said...

That sounds great! I just love new recipes and crock pot recipes are so easy!

May 21, 2010 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Julie P said...

I have teenage boys (they eat A LOT), so any time I can use the crockpot for an easy meal--count me in! Thanks Amy!

May 21, 2010 at 5:35 PM  

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