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Friday, December 21, 2012

3 in 1 Review: Holiday Fix-It & Forget-It Cookbooks

This review will be 3 books in 1 post.  All are cookbooks and by author Phyllis Pellman Good.  They are in the Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook line that are recipes made in a slow cooker.

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Fix-It and Forget-It Holiday Main Dishes and Sides
Author: Phyllis Pellman Good

31 Main Dishes
19 Side Dishes
One section on Tips

Features recipes from easy to intense. Intense meaning more ingredients and prep time. Easy meaning easy to find recipes and easy prep time.

Some recipes have pictures of the completed recipe as a guide and hint of what can be created.

Easy to follow recipes that aren't very complicated for beginners.

Tips include ideas for after dinner gifts, dinner invitations and color themes, and dinner traditions to be shared with guests.

I am a huge cookbook fanatic.  I may not be the best cook, but if it is easy and sounds good, you can bet I am going to try it.  I also love slow cooker recipes.  I love the ability to Fix-It and Forget-It.  This one featured some great dishes and sides that would be great for the holidays, but also great year round.  I have already included a few of them for my dinners for the upcoming holiday week!



Fix-It and Forget-It Holiday Sweets and Desserts
Author: Phyllis Pellman Good

50 Sweet Recipes
One section of Tips

Features recipes from easy to intense. Intense meaning more ingredients and prep time. Easy meaning easy to find recipes and easy prep time.

Some recipes have pictures of the completed recipe as a guide and hint of what can be created.

Easy to follow recipes that aren't very complicated for beginners.

Tips include ideas for after dinner gifts, dinner invitations and color themes, and dinner traditions to be shared with guests.

I never realized how many desserts can be made in a crock pot!  I didn't think breads or candy apples could be accomplished with one.  This book features step by step recipes on creating these treats with some even having little effort/prep time.

Fix-It and Forget-It Holiday Appetizers, Finger Foods and Beverage
Author: Phyllis Pellman Good

31 Appetizers, Snacks, and Spreads
18 Beverages
One section of Tips

Features recipes from easy to intense. Intense meaning more ingredients and prep time. Easy meaning easy to find recipes and easy prep time.

Some recipes have pictures of the completed recipe as a guide and hint of what can be created.

Easy to follow recipes that aren't very complicated for beginners.

Tips include ideas for after dinner gifts, dinner invitations and color themes, and dinner traditions to be shared with guests.

This cookbook was great for giving ideas for snacking and drinking.  I loved all the appetizers and dips that were provided.  I am a huge cheese fan and this book gave me some new ideas for dips to use all year.  While some of the recipes focus on holiday theme, I did think that most of them could be adapted for all year long.  It also had some that would be great for Superbowl weekend and birthday parties. The beverage recipes range from original apple cider all the way to coffee.


RATING FOR ALL THREE
Outstanding book that will stay on my bookshelf for rereading!

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